1/5. Parallel accounts of the space race from American astronaut David Scott and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Read by Bob Sherman and Boris Isarov. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am
Lori and Reba Schappel are the world's oldest conjoined twins. How do they manage to lead independent and fulfilled lives and how does society react to them?To some parents of conjoined or Siamese twins, leaving them joined is anathema, yet others would not dream of risking separation. Siamese twins force us to reassess some of the values that are central to society privacy and individuality. Yet Lori and Reba Schappell prefer to stay together.
2/4. 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.
Inter-village warfare breaks out over the siting of the new school but Mayor Peppone is too busy improving his self-esteem to notice.
3/4 It was only as a favour to his inspecting magistrate that Maigret agreed to investigate rumours about a death in the village of St Aubin. But when he arrives he finds his investigation undermined by an old adversary, the disgraced Inspector "Cadaver". Written by Georges Simenon and dramatised by David Cregan.
Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
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1/5. A week of stories from the funny and original author. Miss Kincaid's Autumn. A portrait of small-town
Scotland, where a surprising relationship flourishes. Read byTamara Kennedy. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane
1/3. Another chance to hear the stories behind some of the bears in English children's literature.
Please LookAfterThis Bear. Michael Bond , Marina
Warner, Julia Eccleshare and zookeeper Ray Charter discuss Paddington Bear. Producer Beaty Rubens
Exchanging favourite quotations with Nigel Rees are Brian Sewell , Andrew Mueller , Pam Rhodes and John Suchet. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/10. Hooked on the discovery that her Clapham house was once occupied in 1899 by a family similar to her own, Julie Myerson sets out to discover everyone else who lived there. With Doon MacKichan as Julie Myerson , Michael Maloney as Jonathan Myerson , and Chloe, Jake and Raphael Myerson as themselves. Written by Julie Myerson. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
Director Chris Wallis Repeated from 10.45am
A chilling story of genocide from Namibia. In the centenary year of the tragedy in which the Herero tribe were almost annihilated by the German colonial administration, South African journalist John Matshikiza meets the descendants of those who suffered. He tries to understand the legacy of the genocide long concealed by vested interests in Europe and Africa. ProducerTanya Datta
How much of ourselves do we reveal when we laugh? Nicola Green has recorded people laughing in every conceivable situation, creating music from the sound of pure laughter. This programme blends that music with anecdotes from various well-known voices. Contributors include Paul Merton, Emma Freud and her family, the Rev Mark Oakley, Ainsley Harriot, Arthur Smith, Mark Steel and sound artist Scanner. Producer Katie Marsden
Tony Hawks on the Calcutta laughing club: page 125
1/2. Andrew Luck-Baker investigates how and why we live as long as we do and why different species have different lifespans. He visits one of the oldest organisms on the planet and talks to scientists who are studying the biological switches that control when we die. Producer Alexandra Feachem
6/10. Valerie Martin 's imaginative reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson 's DrJekyll and Mr Hyde. Mary Reilly is a servant in Dr Henry Jekyll 's household, but the arrival of her master's new assistant, Mr Edward Hyde , brings anxiety and then terror. Abridged by Sarah Lefanu and read by Finty Williams.
Mary's master sends her on another errand to the sinister Mrs Farraday in Soho. Producer Sara Davies
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