5/5. The remarkable life of the actor John Gielgud , told through his letters, edited by Richard Mangan and read by Derek Jacobi. Now in his 70s, Gielgud agrees to a part in a film called Arthur. With no thought of retirement, he continues to act well into his 90s. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am
From "currant buns" to modelsof the Matterhorn- The Times gardening writer Stephen Anderton explores the changing fashions in rock gardening. He looks at the influence of the landowner who wanted to build a landscape for his gnomes, and takes a look at the man who described his alpines as "sulky" but changed our view of the rockery for ever. Producer Robyn Read
3/6. Nigel is sent round to Dolly Partington 's to get to the bottom of the noises in her attic. Barry is sent round to rescue him but things are complicated by the presence of both Dolly and her python. Written by Mike Stott. With guest star Alison Steadman.
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs
3/6 Rosie Goldsmith strums alongto some musical offerings from radio stations around the world. Hear why the South African DJ tested HIV negative live on air and listen to backstage gossip from the man who toured with the Beatles in 1964. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
2/3. A Johannesburg taxi driver is charged with negligent driving and possible murder. Written by and featuring Sibusiso Mamba. This is the second of three plays marking the tenth anniversary of the first democratic elections in South Africa. The third can be heard atthe same time nextweek.
Director Claire Grove
2/5. Farming the City. In 1980, part of a housing estate in Sheffield was demolished and a city farm took its place. Steve Chalke visits the farm and finds that it is still meeting new challenges a quarter of a century later. Producer David Parkinson
5/5. Fule'sGold. By Joanne Harris , read by Stephen Moore. Mr Fisher has taught creative writing in the same school for 40 years. Disillusioned with the lack of originality in his pupils' essays he discovers a masterpiece. Overcome by his failed ambitions and greed. Mr Fisher decides to pass off the story as his own. For details see Easter Monday at 3.45pm
4/4. Richard Uridge visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall where he finds a relative of the culinary bay that's so potent it can give you a headache, and another tree that is smart enough to provide the cure.
(For details see Tuesday)
Chip off the Old Block? Wood and woodworki ng have provided us with some of our most useful and frequently used idioms. Michael Rosen and guests talk timber; and bestselling author Ben Schott rejoices in the romantic language offalconry.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm
New series 1/6. The weekly topical radio comedy panel game returns. With Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and special guest. Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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Helen gets the birthday blues.
Written by Tim Stimpson Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
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Tim Stimpson Director Julie
Franci ne Stock talks to writer and director Christopher Hampton about his new film Imagining Argentina, starring Emma Thompson as a journalist seized during the military dictatorship. Producer Sarah Delargy
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at The Minster School, Southwell. Panellists include Secretary of State for Defence GeoffHoon; shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Ancram ; and historian Peter Hennessey. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm
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3/10. Ruth Lea , economist and head of the Centre for Policy Studies, champions the composer Tchaikovsky. Music critic and writer Stephen Johnson adds his expertise and the discussion is chaired by Humphrey Carpenter at the Oxford Literary Festival. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
4/4. Simon Calder tackles the ups and downs of France's most famous long-distance footpath -the GR10. After the final stage of the walk, through Catalan country, he winds down with a Mediterranean swim and a celebratory glass of Banyuls. For details see Tuesday
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