1/5. Us and Them. A Halloween visit from the neighbours brings out the worst in the Sedaris children. American humorist David Sedaris reads from his new collection of personal essays about his childhood and family, revealing the absurdity lurking beneath the surface Of ordinary life. Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am
Behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Police mounted branch. The relationship between horse and rider requires trust and training as together they hold a responsibility to protect and control the public.
Vanessa Collingridge follows two constables throughout their gruelling 16-week training course as they attempt to qualify.
4/6. Camping It Up. Normally, it shouldn't be too hard to distinguish between guns designed for a new fighter aircraft and bottles of vintage coffee product, but Bryan s logical leaps are sometimes hard to follow. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama continues.
Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Peter Atkin
Wing Commander Bryan:
Chief Petty Officer Grieves:
Autumn 1897: undercover agent Loveday Brooke investigates a group of nuns who appear to have taken to burglary. From the golden age of the crime short story, the first of four cases involving female sleuths.
Miss Loveday Brooke:
1/5 Advent. working away from home over the festive season a publishing executive rediscovers her sense of adventure The first of a selection of new stories from
Scotland. Written by Linda Cracknell, and read by Tamara Kennedy. Producer Bruce Young
1/5. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein 's annus mirabilis, the year he changed our understanding of the universe, Dr Brian Cox looks through some of his correspondence, to paint a picture of the human being behind the genius. Today he reviews Einstein's letters from children. With readings by Michael Roberts and children from Shana Goldman Theatre School. Producer Julian Mayers
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Herring used to be a staple of our diet and of our economy. Sheila Dillon discovers the importance of this fish and finds out why it's such a healthy and versatile food. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm
New series 1/13. Conversations about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. With Ernie Rea and his guests. Producer Janet McLarty
4/6. The nation's favourite wireless entertainment pays a return visit to the Hull New Theatre. Regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Andy Hamilton, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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How should a high-profile performng arts company be run in 2005? Mark Lawson is joined by Nicholas Hytner , Michael Boyd , Sean Doran and Tony Hall , chief executive of the Royal Opera House, for a round-table discussion. Producer Timothy Prosser
1/5. Letters of a Country Postman. Postman
Mocky Fondoo advises a novice, Frank O'Looney , on how to cope with "idle women" who are inextricably drawn to a postman's uniform. A week devoted to some of the Irish writer's most celebrated letters taken from two collections. Abridged by Kerry Lee Crabbe.
Producer Gemma McMullan Repeated from 10.45am
In 1934 a private developer in north Oxford built high brick walls across the two roads linking his houses with the council estate next door. It meant the council tenants no longer had easy access to busy and shops. Despite repeated attempts to bring them down, the Cutteslowe walls remained in place until 1959. This programme tells their bizarre Story. Producer Mark Whitaker
It takes just a few seconds. The radio jingle imprints the name of the presenter or station on the listener's ear and they're hooked. Anyway, that's the theory. DJs, producers, composers and listeners talk about the place the jingle holds in their lives. Producer Richard Bannerman
New series 1/9. Lechuguilla Cave. The caver's dream trip is the descent into Lechuguilla, the deepest cave in the United States. Apart from its enormous size, what makes Lechuguilla so impressive are the beautiful gypsum formations that adorn the walls, ceiling and floors of the caverns, as Huw Cordey discovers when he spends nearly a week in search of Lechuguilla's hidden jewels. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am
1/15. We meet the gentleman whose passion for chivalry leads him into the realms of adventure and myth. Miguel de Cervantes's comic masterpiece, read by Andrew Sachs , abridged by Jill Waters and translated by Edith Grossman. Producer Jill Waters
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