New series 1/42. Agenda-setting discussion with Andrew Marr. This week, Marr is joined by Nigella Lawson , who's been thinking about the role food plays in our lives, and by novelist William Boyd , who talks about the art of the short story. Also, journalist
Max Hastings on the forgotten stories of the Second World
War, and journalist David Rose on Guantanamo Bay. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
pi 1/5. Joanna Lumley reads her new autobiography The Hall. The early years in India and boarding school Jback in England. Producer Liz Webb Repeated at 12.30am Joanna Lumley in her own words: page 115
Presented by John Forest. 0 Lord, the Clouds Are
Gathering (Kendrick). Psalm 65, wl-4. All Things
Bright and Beautiful (Rutter). 0 Lord My God (How
Great Thou Art). With St Mary and St Anne s School Choir. Director of music Colin Walker.
2/3. Ashford in Kent is about to double in size, the biggest single development since Milton Keynes.
Kevin McCloud travels to Kent to see how the rural surroundings will be developed and what will happen to the people who live there. Producer Neil George
2/4. The Overcoat. Akaky Akakyevich is a humble bureaucrat lost in the dismal ranks of the 19th-century Russian civil service. But when he buys a brand-new overcoat, things begin to look up. Comic plays by Jim Poyser , based on the shnrt stones by Nikolai Gogol.
Producer Susan Roberts
In 1914 the great campaigner for birth control,
Margaret Sanger , had a relationship with eminent
Fabian, Havelock Ellis. Using their letters and autobiographies, the play recreates that year and asks can history ever tell the truth? By Alison Joseph. can nistoryever ieu the truth?
Producer Marion Nancarrow
1/5. A week of short stories from Ireland.
Gaeglers and the Greyhound by Walter Macken.
When local "entrepreneur" Gaeglers decides to buy a greyhound in the hope of making his fortune, things don't go according to plan at all. Read by David Kelly. Producer Heather Brennon
1/5 Five of the best British contemporary composers talk about politics, society and the current events that inspire their music. With critic Paul Driver.
Alexander Goehr comes from an eminent musical family that emigrated from Germany before the Second World War. His view of the relationship between music and propaganda is particularly pertinent at a time when the West is at "war on terror", producer sue Davies
3/10. Joanne Harris , Sheena McDonald ,
Mark Lawson and Robert Hewison exchange quotations and anecdotes. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. This family saga interweaves the historical with the modern in a powerfully observed story of two girls born 70 years apart but both abandoned as babies.
Written bv Margaret Forster. dramatised hv Penny finlri Producer/Director Martin Jenkins Repeated from 10 45am
Shona, as a child:
Evie, as a child:
It's 40 years since the first of Britain's big televised public health scares. When hundreds of people in Aberdeen contracted typhoid after eating contaminated corned beef from Argentina, it became national news - but did the media coverage fuel unnecessary alarm and could the outbreak have been prevented? Edi Stark reports. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane
O Raj Persaud and Simon Singh take on three card sharps to bring you everything you wanted to know about poker but were afraid to ask. Can psychology and maths outwit the seasoned professionals? Or will it be deuces for ourtwo plucky amateurs? Producer Rami Tzabar
4/9. The Jurassic was the heyday of the dinosaurs, but it was also a great era for the global oceans.
This was the time when all the crude oil was deposited and many of the now famous animal fossils were formed. Lionel Kelleway explores this fascinating time along the south coast and, most unusually, in the heart Of Wiltshire. Producer Julian Hector
1/10. Alison Lurie 's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of loneliness and love is read by Barbara Barnes and abridged by Libby Spurrier. Vinnie Miner, a plain unmarried Ivy League professor, is on her way to London. On the flight, she is forced to share the company of Chuck Mumpson , a bulky, balding man she hopes she never sees again. Producer vivBeeby
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