V5. From 1939 the young diplomat John Colville served as Winston Churchill 's private secretary for much of the Second World War. The Downing Street Diaries he kept, against all regulations, offer an extraordinary insider's view of the public and private face of Churchill throughout those momentous years. Jamie Bamber reads selected excerpts, abridged by Peter Caddick-Adams . May-June 1940. The new prime minister takes up residence; Germany invades France and the British Expeditionary Force is evacuated from Dunkirk. Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am
On the 40th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Led by the Rev Paul McVeagh with Lady Mary Soames. Who Would True Valour See (Monk's Gate).
1 Corinthians 15, vv 12-32. Awake, Though Wintry Earth (JS Bach). Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket).
From the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Westerham, Kent. Director of music David Smith.
Mums and dads in prison have been making recordings of fairy tales as well as tapes of their own life stories. The cassettes are played to their children at bedtime. Kim Normanton follows how criminals become storytellers and discovers that, during the Process, they realise deeper truths of good and bad, and what being a parent is really about. Producer Matt Thompson
New series 1/6. Anton Lesser returns as Falco, Lindsey Davis 's witty detective, patrolling the streets of 1st-century Rome. Following a plot to depose the Emperor Vespasian, Falco sets out to clear up a few loose ends, only to uncover a nest of vipers.
Dramatised by Mary Cutler.
4/4. The Law and the Lady. By Wilkie Collins. From the author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone, the sensational gothic tale of Valeria Woodville 's quest to clear her husband of murdering his first wife. The last of this series of crime short stories from the golden age of female sleuths. Dramatised by Roger Danes.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner
1/5. Pirates. Andy Lo's passion for films leads him to
Singapore, where he's determined to make some money. Peter Ho Davies 's story, read by Jason Chan , is the first in a week of short tales celebrating the diversity of Contemporary British fiction. Producer Elizabeth Allard
1/5. The Scale of Things. How and why did the octave evolve, does each note have its own particular resonance, and is perfect pitch a help or a hindrance? A week-long series exploring the mysteries of key signatures and the curious effects they can have on musicians and listeners alike. Presented by Tim Healey. producer Dilly Barlow
New series 1/13. Comedians Dara O'Briain , Jenny Eclair Clement Freud and Paul Merton try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate as the veteran panel game returns with Nicholas Parsons in the chair. producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Arts news, interviews and the verdict on Saturday, the new novel by Ian McEwan , set on 15 February 2003, the day of the largest London march against war in Iraq. With MarkLawSOn. Producer Timothy Prosser
1/5. A series of plays that explore that most traumatic of experiences, the vicissitudes of moving house.
Seeing the Light. Chloe and David's attempt to purchase a disused lighthouse illuminates their relationship and events in the past. By Tina Walker.
Producer/Director Gilly Adams Repeated from 10.45am
As part of Radio 4's season marking the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death, Melvyn Bragg presents an analysis and celebration of the remarkable mixture of words and delivery, the vocal pyrotechnics, and the deep understanding of the power of metaphor and imagery that Churchill displayed throughout his life. Producer Simon Elmes
1/5. The Fowler Snared. Corin Redgrave and Jonathan Cullen read Zweig's masterly story of romantic string-pulling. An elderly gentleman manipulates the feelings of a young girl by inventing an ardent lover for her. But is he the one who has been really snared? Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul , abridged by Cathy Stewart. Producer Annie Castledine
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