1/5. The story of tattooed and be-skirted Commander Geoffrey Basil Spicer-Simpson, who fought heroic battles against the Germans on Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. By Giles Foden, abridged by Andrew Simpson. Read by Jeff Rawle. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am
Two decades ago, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered tanks into the Golden Temple at Amritsar to flush out extremists who had laid siege to the Sikhs' holiest shrine. Operation Bluestar left hundreds dead and parts of the temple complex ruined. The extensive restoration work is now close to completion and has been spearheaded by a Sikh community 8,000 miles away - in Birmingham. But work has run into a barrage of criticism from conservationists. With the Golden Temple nominated for World Heritage status, the BBC's South Asia correspondent Navdip Dhariwal goes to Amritsar to ask who is right. Producers Ashok Ahir and Jeremy Davies
4/4. The Nose. One day Major Kovalyov awakes to find his nose has vanished. As if that weren't bad enough, he later sees it walking around St Petersburg disguised as a state councillor. Another comic play by Jim Poyser based on a short story by Nikolai GogoL
Producer Susan Roberts
A light-hearted play about serious things, written by Alison Joseph. A former monk, Benedict is a leading light in Forest Path Management Training. Until now, he has held to great certainties, but he is beginning to harbour doubts... - .
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane
rl/5. A novelist with a case of writer's block gets more than he bargained for when he purchases an antique inkpot. By John Connolly and read by Freddie Jones. Producer Lawrence Jackson
A writer finds himself dipping his pen into trouble when he becomes the owner of an old and unusual inkwell
Ghost Stories 3.30pm R4
John Connolly is a bestselling novelist of left-field, complex mysteries, with a proven love of the dark side - there being some extremely sinister and violent moments in his books. Rest assured that there is none of the violence in these five chilling stories across the week, but if you like to be unsettled then you're in for a treat, as each of the tales twists the classic ghost story in a modern macabre way. Alun Armstrong is the reader on Wednesday and Blake's 7 fans will be delighted to learn that Jacqueline Pearce (aka Servalan) will be reading Thursday's tale of a lady vampire. But the best of all is on this afternoon with The Inkpot Monkey. Freddie Jones has the perfect voice for this seriously sinister take on anthropomorphism and while I am not suggesting for one moment that he sounds like a monkey, he'll soon have your hair (be it primate or human) standing on end.
1/5. A series about the former lovers in our lives.
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. "This is harder for me than it is for you," "It's all for the best in the long run," "I'm not ready for a commitment right now." How does one finish a relationship? People talk about how they have made the final break. Producer Sara Conkey
5/10. Clive Coleman , Sue Limb, Laurence Boswell and Corin Redgrave exchange quotations and anecdotes. From the Swan Theatre, in Stratford-upon-Avon. Nigel Rees is in the chair and the reader is Chris Emmett. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. It's 1987. Eighteen-year-old Hetty is out of place in Jordans Bank, her Fenland home. Intelligent and ambitious, she is working for her A-levels and a brighter future. Meanwhile, her relations with her parents take a distinct turn for the worse. Written by JL Carr and adapted for radio by Ellen Dryden.
Director Ellen Dryden Repeated from 10.45am
Christianity as a world religion began when St Paul persuaded Jesus's disciples, at a crisis meeting in Jerusalem, that you didn't have to become a Jew to be a Christian. An Oxford academic, Alan Garrow , claims to have identified the record of that meeting. Roger Bolton investigates. Producer Roger Bolton
2/8. All across Angola, families separated by decades of war are setting out to trace missing loved ones. This isn't an easy task in a country twice the size of France. But they have help - from popular TV and radio shows. Presenter Andrew Jeffrey sets out to hear their stories. Repeated from Thursday
6/9. The Native Plants Are Restless. Alien plants grab the headlines. Whether they've escaped from gardens or been introduced accidentally, plants like Japanese knotweed are painted as villains, with huge amounts of money and time being spent trying to eradicate them. But are the conservationists overlooking native plants, such as bracken and bramble, that may be more of a threat to sensitive habitats and vulnerable species?
Paul Evans asks if we've achieved the right balance in dealing with unwanted plants. Producer Brett Westwood
1/15. The Return of the Rotters. Jonathan Coe 's new novel reveals what happened to the adolescents of the 1970s once they grew up, got married, got divorced, got receding hairlines and got disillusioned. Against the glitzy but possibly insubstantial backdrop of Blair's Britain, the friends who once made up The Rotters'
Club are still striving to find the meaning of life. Today, Claire begins a letter to her missing sister. Read by Emma Fielding and Alex Jennings , abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
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