V5. Tim Pigott-Smith reads from T.m Jeaisouch.ngand c!ose!y observed portrait of his mother and father, drawn from the author's childhood and from h!S Parents declining years. Young Tim is torn between a woridiy mother and an eccentric father who !oved hoth;ngmore than to immerse himself, iiteraiiy. in nature. Abndged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers.
O Happy Band of Pilgrims (Kocher).
Matthew 10, vv16-20.
Jesu, Lead My Footsteps Ever (Bach).
Sent by the Lord AmI (trad Chilean).
With Ad Solem, director of music Marcus Farnsworth.
Director of Music:
1/2Pyongyang Express. North Korea is often thought of as one of the most isolated, mysterious and paranoid of nations. Nevertheless. Tony Pietts decides to go on a bizarre holiday there. Labeiied by Washngtonasoneot the world's rogue states, the country's tmage !S oneoi guiags. famine, out-dated Staiinism and a megalomaniac cuit of its leadership. But what about the people who live under such a regime? Pietts's guide is Nicholas Bonner. a Landscape architect from Cheshire who has become
North Korea's leading tour operator, producer sara Jane Ha!!
5/6. Falco, the Roman detective, is closing in on his man, but gets rather more than he bargained for from Helena's old school friend, Rufus. Meanwhile, Petronius lands himself in serious trouble and Falco gets the blame.
by Lindsey Davis. dramatised by Mary Cutler
BBC AUDIO: The Radio 4 dramatisation of Silver Pigs, the first in Lindsey Davis's Falco series, is available on CD and audio cassette [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
2/12. Nick Clarke is in the chair for another round of the challenging cryptic quiz, with Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead for Wales facing Northern Ireland's Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney.
(Repeated on Saturday at 11pm)
A comedy drama by F Todhunter. set in a vocational college for the disabled. Callum just wants to keep his head down and get his gardening qualification -but will Mr Gouall. the irascible college manager. let him.
Producer/Director Gary Brown
1/5. Meta;. Toby is on business in Africa when he finds himself in the thick of a local protest. The first 'h a section of new short stories by Matthew Kneale that take a journey around today's uncertain world. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Read by Douglas Hodge. Producer Elizabeth Allard
1/5 A week-long series of evocative programmes following the lives of three pairs of white-tailed sea eagles as they struggle to survive and raise their chicks in Scotland. Fierce autumn gales and icy storms prove a challenge to the sea eagles scavenging for carrion along the rocky coasts. As winter draws to a close, a pair of magnificent birds perform a spectacular courtship display wheeling and diving through the cold, salty air - like acrobats on a high trapeze. Narrated by Paul Young.
5/11 Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Graham Norton and Clement Freud are the guests for the venerable panel game. which comes from the Mermaid Theatre in London. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones
(Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm)
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1/5. Diagnosis. Maureen Wetherby, once proud member of a women's football team. keeps seeing a shadow out of the corner of her eye. Today she visits Dr Merrily for some test results. By Julia Darting.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts Repeated from 10.45am
2/4. From postwar trends in toddler transportation to French motorised settees, Chris Bowlby reveals why our modern love of sitting down has unexpected historical roots. Sitting as status is explored as well as the powerful instincts that have shaped our sedentary life. There's far more to the sedentary society than endless car driving and computerised work. Producer Smita Patel
8/9. Ocean Wanderers. A!batrosses are famed for their !ona journeys but recent research has shown just how far and fast they travel. Gillian Burke finds out how understanding the birds' movements may help to conserve these ocean wanderers.
Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am
1/10. Today is the day that Juliet Judd is to be released from prison in America. For her retired parents, her sister in London, and her brother who is driving from the airport to collect her. Juliet's conviction for art theft has had profound consequences. By Justin Cartwright, read by Nigel Anthony.
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