1/5. Written byXinran. In 1958, a young Chinese doctor learns that her husband has been killed in Tibet. Refusing to believe that he is dead, she travels to Tibet in search of him and spends the next 30 years lost on the Tibetan plains. Read by Pik-Sen Lim and abridged by Miranda Davies. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am
With the Rev Stephen Shipley. 0 Lord, the Clouds Are Gathering(Kendrick). Genesis 3, w8-15. Light ofthe
World (Hughes). Fill Thou My Life (Richmond), With Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music Andy Silver.
With ten per cent of British children overweight and three per cent obese, it appears that the American experience has crossed the Atlantic. To help combat this rise in childhood obesity, Britain's first weight-loss camp has been set up in Leeds. This programme explores how the camp helps obese children to lose weight and sets them On the road to a healthier life. Producer Martin Kurzik
3/4. Pam Ayres 's poetry and sketch show has a rural theme this week. There are poems about grand plans for a garden and being a battery hen, and sketches on the joys of buying a tractor and how the townie views the country life. Aided and abetted by actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu , Producer Claire Jones
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Johnny Vegas stars in this comedy by Mike Stott , which reveals the life and loves of Norman, a man who has learnt how to live on the margins of society without bitterness, pride or a single direct debit. A poignant comedy of heroic dysfunction told by Norman himself as he crosses the park one lunchtime. Producer Helen Chattwell Director Bruce Hyman
1/5. A series of stories by Scavel An Gow (meaning gossip or "bench of stories"), a group of Cornish writers who create I ive events and put stories on pasty wrappers, postcards and in village shops. In spring
2003 they started a residency on Tresco, Isles of Scilly, that inspired these five salty tales, recorded in Cornwall. Dancing with Angels. A champion bare-knuckle fighter is saved from defeat by an angel. Written by Pauline Sheppard , read by Charles Barnecut. Producer Claire Grove
1/5. Another chance to hear five programmes in which Professor Steve Jones looks at the different blood groups and their hidden influences on people's lives.
The Beginnings. The main groups (0, A, B and AB) were discovered 100 years ago. Steve Jones hears the colourful stories of early transfusions, the evolution of the different groups, how people acquire their blood groups and what they mean. Producer Andrea Kidd
Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett
2/10. The venerable panel game comes this week from Cheltenham with Nicholas Parsons in charge of panellists Paul Merton , Clement Freud and Charles Collingwood , who will try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate as they speak on a subject for a minute.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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6/10. The Booker Prize-winning novel by Arundhati Roy , adapted by Tanika Gupta , with music by Nitin Sawhney. A tale of forbidden, cross-caste love and what a community will do to protect the old ways.
Sophie Mol's Story. Tragedy strikes when the children run away from home.
Music by Nitin Sawhney Director Nadia Molinari Repeated from 10.45am
I The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best-selling cars of all time, with more than 21 million sold since it was
L first introduced almost 70 years ago. Yetthis car very nearlydidn't happen. Peter Day tells the extraordinary story of the unique role played by British Army officer Ivan Hirst in the creation of the postwar German car industry. Producer Neil Koenig
5/8. Afterfive years of stewardship by the West, during which promises were made to turn Kosovo into a functioning society, the reality on the ground is somewhat different. Some are warning that the whole region could soon destabilise. So what's to blame for the failures? Tim Whewell travels to Kosovo to investigate. Repeated from Thursday
2/2. Poisoning, Trapping and Shooting. The RSPB's Dave Dick has seen things no conservationist would wish to face: golden eagles shot in their nests, owls starved to death in a crow trap, and red kites poisoned in a playground. He's angry, but not discouraged. His ambition is to see a day when golden eagles breed all over Scotland - but that's not likely to happen until birds stop dying on Scottish sporting estates. Producer Lynne Mennie
1/10. By Patricia Highsmith , read by Stanley Tucci. One of the most outrageous characters in modern crime-fiction, Tom Ripley , pits his wits against dangerous adversaries in a genteel part of France. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull
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