1/5. Mary Seacole was recently voted "mostfamous black Briton". Published in 1857, this is her vivid account of hertime as a nurse in Jamaica, Panama and the Crimea. Read by Adjoa Andoh , abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am
From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Praise to the Lord the Almighty (Praxis Pietatis). EveryTime I Feel the Spirit (traditional). Acts 2, w22-28. With the Methodist College Chapel Choir. Director of music Ruth McCartney.
From the mountains of Yemen to Sheffield's steel mills they came in their thousands, each clutching a British colonies passport, wearing a flannel suit and pursuing a dream of earning enough to return home and build a castle of his own. Half a century on, Alan Dein explores the stories of those Yemenis who forged new lives in the harshest conditions. Producer Mark Burman
New series 1/4. More comic stories set in the early
1950s in a village in Northern Italy where the priest (Don Camillo) and the Communist mayor battle for the hearts and minds (and souls) of the inhabitants. By Giovanni Guareschi. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
The Coup d'Etat. With election victory in sight, it looks as though the Dartv are about to go too far.
Throughout the week Peter White reports on the preparations and the build-up to the Paralympics. He asks whether Athens is up to the job of holding this year's games. With Diana Madill and Winifred Robinson.
2/4. A sordid tale set in Brittany, where one of the town worthies has been shot-through a letter box - and a wandering dog spreads panic among the citizens. Written by Georges Simenon and dramatised by David Cregan.
Music by Lucinda Mason Brown, performed by the Viper s uream Quartet Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
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1/5. Stories with music to celebrate the 80th anniversary of George Gershwin 's masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue. The Rhapsody Blues. A young black pianist from the Midwest is witness to the premiere of the Rhapsody. Written by Candace Allen and read by Ricky Fearon. Producer Peter Everett
Swapping quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Simon Jenkins , Christopher Frayling , Maria McErlane and Claire Balding. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. True, extraordinary stories from women across
China, adapted by Katie Hims from the book The Good Women of China written by Chinese journalist and broadcaster Xinran. Introduced byXinran herself.
The Scavenger Woman. The story of a homeless woman who remains devoted to her son.
Director Lucy Baldwyn Repeated from 10.45am
4/4. What if the Zulus Had Defeated the British in 1879? Professor Christopher Andrew and his guests imagine the consequences for the British Empire and for southern Africa of a Zulu victory. With Saul David , Ian Knight and Joanna Lewis. Producerlsobel Eaton
Jo Lucas was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 29. In a defiant gesture she and a group of other sufferers determined to walk the Great Wall of China for charity. But Jo's walk is special because two years earlier she watched her sister Justine die from the disease. Now Jo faces the surgery that will save her life. Producer Simon Elmes
With its distinctive red bill and legs, the chough is the heraldic bird of Cornwall. Once they clattered in their hundreds around Cornwall's coast, but for years one of the only places the Cornish chough has been seen is on pub signs. Crime writer Frances Fyfield does some detective work, discovers why these birds disappeared and finds that the choughs are beginning to return to the Cornish clifftops. ProducerMarya Burgess Tltch starts to twitch: page 41
1/10. Valerie Martin 's imaginative reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson 's DrJekyllandMrHyde. Mary Reilly is a servant in Dr Henry Jekyll 's well-ordered household, but the arrival of her master's new assistant, Mr Edward Hyde, brings anxiety.... and then terror. Abridged by Sarah Lefanu , read by Rnty Williams.
Mary's master makes a strange request. Producer Sara Davies
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