1/2. Running Away to Sea. 2005 is the Year of the Sea, but Britain has never been less aware of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how life has changed for those at sea today. On a vast
Modern ship it can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands.
Ashore and afloat, merchant navy cadets and officers accompany Purves on her voyage down the years. Producer Vanessa Harrison
1/6. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and his colleague Charlie, receive a visit from Major Brown, who recounts a tale that begins with a most disturbing discovery. GK Chesterton 's collection of comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield.
Producer Simon Nicholls
PG Northover/Gardener/ Old man:
Elvis is hell. At least, he is for Sandy, whose husband is so obsessed with winning the QuizElvis UK championships that he fails to notice his team members making plans of their own. Written by Rob John.
Producer/Director Roland Jaquarello
1/5. Casting On. A young woman tries to come to terms with her unplanned pregnancy. "All the books in the library have pictures of women cradling their stomachs, and crunching apples and sticks of celery. But none of them tell you about your mind: that it vanishes, like your Waist, within the first few weeks." Ruth Thomas 's tale, read by Emma Currie , begins a week-long series of short stories about dramatic turning-points in people's lives. Producer David Jackson Young
[ 1/5. Five Weeks in a Balloon. To coincide with the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , adventurer Pen Hadow retraces the journeys undertaken by Verne's characters and meets people who've been
Inspired to emulate those adventures. Producer Penny vine
11/11 Who has the biggest gift of the gab?
Nicholas Parsons chairs the game in which panellists battle it out. From the Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including Just a Minute 8, are available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
Dorothea and Mr Casaubon have met Will Ladislaw in Rome while on honeymoon. Rosamund Vincy has met Dr Lydgate, while her brother, Fred, struggles both with his career and with debts. By George Eliot. Dramatised by Judith Adams.
Pianist James Moriarty
Repeated from 10.45am
Sir James/Mr Vincy:
Mrs Vincy/Mrs Dagley:
Mrs Garth/Mrs Cadwallader:
The story of Ruth Ive who, at 22, was monitoring the secret wartime telephone link between London and Washington. Among the callers she listened in to, and censored if necessary, were Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt. Presented by Ivor Gaber. producer Fiona Ledger
8/8. Burkina Faso. Africa's answer to the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival happens in the West African state of Burkina Faso. While the streets of Ouagadougou may not attract the bikini-clad jet set, the film festival, Fespaco, gives African film-makers a chance to show off their talents. Annie Caulfield investigates. Repeated from Thursday
2/2. A look at chimpanzee behaviour - their cultural traditions, their use of tools and the way in which they communicate with each other. Andrew Luck-Baker talks to researchers who are convinced that these creatures have minds much closer to our own than anyone had previously imagined. Producer Alexandra Feacham
1/5. To mark the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , his classic piece of science fiction, in which Professor
Aronnax, who goes in search of a giant sea-monster, soon finds himself the "guest" of Captain Nemo, master of the Nautilus. Abridged by Roy Apps and read by Nigel Anthony. Producer David Blount
Ripley's Game (2/10) Tom Ripley is an outrageous character in modern crime-fiction. Here he pits his wits against dangerous adversaries in a genteel part of France. Abridged by Neville Teller , read by Stanley Tucci
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