Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Come, Lord, Be
Our Guest (Oietwein). Luke 14, w7-ll. Almighty God, the Fountain of All Wisdom (Farrar). The Lord s My Shepherd (Crimond). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.
1/5. Television owes its existence to John Logie Baird's dream of "seeing by wireless". Baird tells his extraordinary story in his own voice, evoking a vanished age when one dogged and passionate inventor could change the world. His memoirs are read by John Gordon Sinclair and Jilly Bond, and abridged by Lis Edwards
The young inventor dreams of television but how can he make a living - and keep his feet warm?
(Repeated at 12.30am)
England v West Indies
From Lord's, the fifth and final day's play in the Second
Test at Edgbaston. Including at 12.35 News and Your Letters Answered,and at 3.10News.*
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time
More than 200 years after Britain sent missionaries to Africa, African missionaries are coming to the UK to bring the message back. There are signs that this "reverse mission" is starting to have a dramatic effect on the established churches in the West. James Helm, the BBC's correspondent in Dublin, reports on the phenomenon.
Written by Dave Lamb.
Hypochondriac taxi driver Dave thinks a lot. This week, he reckons that (a) he's terminally ill and (b) his partner Lisa is up the duff. He might be wrong but at least he can rely on the advice of his friends, not to mention his beloved Radio 4 to make him even more confused.
When Mikey is taken ill, both he and his wife are shocked when the diagnosis is a brain tumour. This comic drama documentary is Mike Peck 's own account of how he has learned to live with his tumour - a malevolent character he calls Mac with whom he is locked in mortal combat.
1/5. In the 1920s Zora Neale Hurston travelled the US collecting folk stories from black Americans. Five contemporary black writers use these tales as the inspiration to create a series of new stories. War Stories byOthniel Smith. Aformersoldierfights a battle of words with his teenage daughter. Read by Paul Barber. Producer Kate McAII
Sheila McClennon samples choice slices of British sweet treats and tells the stories behind them. A type of shortbread containing caraway seeds, the cake was traditionally eaten at religious festivals. McClennon finds out the mysterious origins of the cake and who really had the original recipe.
4/10. The panel game, hosted by Nicholas Parsons , returns to the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, where the players are Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Tony Hawks and Charles Collingwood.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/10. Louisa May Alcott 's semi-autobiographical story of four sisters coming of age in mid-19th-century New England is dramatised by Laurie Graham.
The March girls give up their Christmas dinner and through their kindness make a new friend.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
Mr Laurence/Dr Bangs:
2/2. Tristram Hunt traces the see-sawing reputation of key historical events as they are manipulated and misinterpreted by subsequent generations.
The Fall of Rome. The collapse of the greatest Western empire has haunted almost all civilisations that followed in its wake. Hunt investigates how Anglo-Saxon warriors, Victorian colonialists and 21st-century Washington policy experts have all anxiously interpreted Rome's decline to find clues to their own fate.
Producer Matthew Dodd
7/8. Naples is drowning in its own waste. The rubbish crisis may be proving a headache for the authorities but it is a goldmine forthe Mafia. Lucy Ash visits the city to investigate why it is failing to deal with both problems-rubbish and Organised crime. Repeated from Thursday
2/8. Making Yourself Heard. A sound safari through the Costa Rican rainforest reveals the extraordinary lengths to which animals go to make themselves heard, as Aubrey Manning encounters some of the loudest insects and frogs in the world. Producer Grant Sonnex
1/5. W.E. Bowman's spoof mountaineering memoir, about the British assault on a fictitious Himalayan peak. A cult comic classic, abridged and read by Terry Wale. "After three hectic months of preparation we met in London on the eve of our departure. Only Jungle was absent. He rang up to say that he had taken the wrong bus. But he had just caught sight of the North Star and expected to join us shortly."
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