1/5. In 1997 James Fergusson , a British correspondent in rebel-controlled Afghanistan, is helped bya 19-year-old interpreter called Mir. Because of his association with the Western media, the young Afghan is forced to flee to London where the guided becomes the guide. James Fergusson reads his tale of two worlds, abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Whole New Me T Thefirstof thisweek's Woman's Hour dramas on the theme of self-improvement tapes and CDs. 1/5. Repeat after Me, by Sheila Goff. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
The defeat of the miners in the strike of 1984-5 had a number of repercussions, including a shift in power and status between men and women in the old mining communities. Caroline Beck talks to some of the women on the former East Durham coalfield about the way their lives have changed. Producer Dave Shearsby
When a Garden Festival is announced, the village of Carsley is gripped with enthusiasm for water features and organic mulch. But the competition starts to turn nasty.
Tony has a successful career in the city, impressive flat and car, and a beautiful, weekend lover, Siobhan. But when she announces that she is pregnant, Tony slides into destructive behaviourthat threatens to wreck him and those he loves. Written by Alex Crowe. ana tnose ne loves, Written Director Debby Marsh
1/5 Travels abroad shed new light on life back home in specially commissioned stories by different writers. Jack, Internationally. A globe-trotting clown, full of exciting stories, gets his comeuppance when his friends back home discover a secret about him. Written by Emily Perkins. Read by Claire Skinner. producer Gemma Jenkins
Urban Agriculture. Can our cities grow their own food? Sheila Dillon looks at Dares Salaam in Tanzania, where 20 per cent of the city is given overto agriculture. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm
2/6. From the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, where Tony Hawks joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. Repeat after Me. A black comedy by Sheila Goff about a disgruntled expat wife in Spain who finds herself chatting with the voice of her teach yourself
Director Liz Webb Repeated from 10.45am
The miraculous Teesside chemical town of Billingham, which manufactured a new society and every consumer desire, was hailed by Aldous Huxley , author of Brave
New World, as the model for Britain. Chris Bowlby tells a story of bright optimism and black humour, ranging from an ammonia choirto nylon-melting rain. Producer Chris Bowlby
PoetLemn Sissay enters the curious, involuntary world of that most telling of human responses, the shiver.
A harbinger of danger, fear, cold and passion, the shiver flits in and out of the shadows of our consciousness-but what exactly is it and why do we have such a complicated relationship with it? From the freezing cold of the Antarctic to the studio of one of Britain's most successful composers, Sissay seeks out the shiver in its many chilling and thrilling guises. Producer Philip Sellars
4/8. Squirrel Wars. Grey squirrels are advancing across the country to the point where our native red squirrels may be extinct in a couple of decades. Paul Evans visits the frontline of the invasion in Cumbria to see how we can defend the remaining strongholds of the red squirrel. Producer Joanne Stevens
1/10. DH Lawrence's novel explores the passionate lives of three generations of the Brangwen family of Nottinghamshire. Following his father's death,
Tom Brangwen is left to run the family farm. Abridged by Linda Cracknell and read by David Bradley. Producer Lu Kemp
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