5/5. Winston Churchill and King George VI want to be present at the Normandy landings; theirwritings reveal their desire to be part of the action and the depth oftheir disappointment when their requests were turned down. Churchill is read by Robert Hardy ; George VI by Andrew Hilton and Admiral Ramsay by Cornelius Garret. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
New series 1/6. Paradise Gardens. Sir Roy Strong explores the idea that gardens can be a small corner of Paradise on Earth, and looks at the real and fabled gardens Of antiquity. Producers Gabi Fisher and Sara Conkey
4/6. If Isaac Newton had been a middle-aged woman he would have discovered gravity much sooner. But would he have joined a gym? Fat is a feminist issue and everybody else's when Pamela takes action. Starring Mervyn Stutter , John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Written by Mervyn Stutter , Producer Simon Nichoiis
Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: email@example.com
In his lonely room on the 16th floor, a man thinks he s finally on the brink of realising his long-held ambition - to be appointed chair of comedy at a major Irish university. But is he reallyjust on the brink of going mad? Either way, the vice-chancellor isn't returning his calls. A one-man play (with lots of inner voices) performed and Written by Ian MacpherSOn. Director David Jackson Young
4/4. New stories from this year's Hay Festival programme for children. Not Such a Bad Thing. Written and read by Catherine Fisher. Jack has won first prize in a short-story competition, but he has a good reason fordreadingthe award ceremony. For details see Tuesday
Should citizens have a legal obligation to intervene to try and prevent crimes they witness? Many European countries already have so-called Good Samaritan laws. Would similar legislation work in England and Wales? Introduced by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank
8/8. Simon Hoggart presents the comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Jeremy Hardy and Armando lannucci , from King's Theatre, Southsea. Producer Simon Nichoiis Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, including a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
Kathy gets confrontational.
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Written by Hilary Fannin , from a story by Mike Walker. On 4 June 1944 in France, Father Pierre receives an urgent message to call on Mme des Rochers at her chateau. Life under German occupation has changed the lives of the locals in unexpected wavs.
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
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As the world remembers D-Day, Jonathan Dimbleby chairs an international edition of the programme from Caen, Normandy. The panel includes historian Andrew Roberts , Dominique Moisi of the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales and the American lawyer and former chair of Republicans Abroad, Colleen Graffy. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm
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Charlie Wilson is desperate. At the age of 44 he yearns for a complete change of lifestyle. And then - when he is mistakenly identified as the victim of a tragic traffic accident -hefindshecan have it. By Ken Blakeson.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Gordon House
10/10. President of the Royal Society Lord May champions Joseph Banks, the naturalist and botanist who sailed with Captain Cook. Historian Patricia Fara explains what Banks contributed to science and Humphrey Carpenter referees. Producer John Byrne
Simon Cox reports from America's Annual Spelling Bee, where children tutored by determined parents spell out difficult words to win$12,000 and be crowned America's best speller live on television. Producer Richard Vadon
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