1/5. Emilia Fox reads Kari Herbert's compelling narrative, weaving together family memoir, myth, personal adventure and brilliant evocations of an extraordinary region of the world in a unique and haunting story of the Arctic and finding home. Abridged by Katrin Williams.
Kari relives some startling memories of growing up in a strange and cold land amid the local people who "adopted" her.
(Repeated at 12.30am)
Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers . Be Not Afraid (Belmont). Isaiah 35, wl-10. Open Thou Mine Eyes (Rutter). From Glory to Glory Advancing (Sheen). With the St Nicholas Singers. Director of music Stuart Keen.
Fancy holidaying on a canal, calmly gliding along its glassy surface with never a care in the world? Well, tread carefully. Boater David Akinsanya takes a trip up the Grand Union and discovers along the way that the rows between the people who live and work on it and those that manage it range from the deeply personal to the positively vitriolic. Producer Sue Davies
New series 1/6. Tell It Like It Isn't.
Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence returns as there's a general election in the wind and the Opposition is asking questions. Should Zelda and the "boys" provide both sides with the same answers? And what has all this to do with cheese?
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Peter Atkin
Wing Commander Bryan:
Chief Petty Officer Grieves:
1/2. The first of two plays this week set in the Irish village of Kildargon, where the inhabitants are delighted to welcome the return of one of their most famous sons, the world-renowned poet Aiden Dooley. True, he's dead, but his grave is sure to give the local economy a much needed boost. But an unwelcome discovery presents the people with a delicate ethical dilemma. By Alan Butler. The sequel is broadcast tomorrow.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young
"Katherine felt tired and cold. It was only nine o'clock. The dentist entered silently, breathing an antiseptic welcome." Dorothy K. Haynes was a prolific short-story writer who specialised in the supernatural and the unsettling. This selection is taken from her 1949 collection, which was illustrated by Mervyn Peake. Read by Tamara Kennedy.
2/6. Linda Smith is joined by regulars Tim Brooke -Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden for a second batch of inspired nonsense from the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke. Reluctantly chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton , with Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. Not So Silent Night. Millie Diamond is Walsall's favourite teenager, whom listeners last met when she was doing her GCSEs. Two years on, and she's back after a term at university. Her mother's moved up-market and acquired a terrifying dog, her best mate Teresa's gone off the rails, and Mrs O'Tickley 's expecting again, at the age of 47. Written by Claire Bennett and performed by Alex Kelly.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from 10.45am
Revolutionary ecologist Judi Bari was a leader on the front line of northern California's bitter "timber wars" in the 1980s and 90s. It was this struggle to save the last redwood forests from annihilation that pitched Bari into conflict with local loggers and the FBI. Then someone blew her up. Through Bari's story Alan Dein explores the ongoing fight for America's forests. Producer Mark Burman
It's night-time in the Plaza Garibaldi, Mexico City.
Neil McCarthy descends into the meaning, madness and music of mariachi - hustling troubadours in sequined suits whose songs of love and pain are inseparable from Mexican life. Producer Mark Burman
2/3. Continuing his journey through central America, Jeremy Bristow discovers that wildlife protection can't rely solely on reserves and national parks. He visits organic cacao farmers in Belize who produce fair-trade cocoa that guarantees a good price for the farmers as well as benefiting wildlife. And on the coast of Belize, local fishermen have campaigned for their waters to be protected by law and now patrol them to prevent poaching. Producer Joanne Stevens
6/10. "I was a poor helpless, miserable wretch, and feeling pain invade me on all sides, I sat down and wept." David Rintoul continues reading Mary Shelley 's gothic romance. Producer David Jackson Young
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