Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Awake, Awake,
Fling Off the Night! (Deus Tuorum Militum). Mark 1, vv21-27.
Teach Me, 0 Lord (Attwood). Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands).
With the St Nicholas Singers. Director of music Stuart Keen.
1/5. Robert Elms reads his own account of a "life in threads", entranced by clothes and style. Growing up on a London council estate in the 1960s, Robert finds that looking smart is in his blood.
(Repeated at 12.30am)
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Middlemarch By George Eliot. 16/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
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The former Speaker of the House, Lord Weatherill, has a motto: "Tell me and I forget, remind me and I remember, but involve me and I understand". Employing his motto, can he enthuse a group of Croydon sixth-formers with his passion for Parliament? producer Sally Flatman
3/6. The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit. When Basil leaps at a distressed reverend, demanding to see him without his whiskers, Charlie and Rupert believe he has taken leave of his senses. Comedy crime story by G.K. Chesterton, dramatised by Simon Littlefield, and starring Alexei Sayle.
Producer Simon Nicholls
Including a special report by Shari Vahl on the scams at
British cable TV channel Auction World TV. And voting starts in the programme's attempt to find the most significant technological innovation o the last 200 years.
Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Vote via the website: bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours
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1/5. Two landladies vie for the affections of one of their walkers. The story finds echoes in interviews with May Fussey and Joan Hayes real landladies on the Pennine Way. Written by Lesley Glaister and read by Judith Barker. The first in a week-long series of stories specially commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Pennine Way. Producer Janet Graves
Alan Titchmarsh goes for a good walk: page 44
1/5. Northmoor Road, Oxford. In a small study in a north Oxford house, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the first of a series in which he visits rooms where history was made,
Allan Beswick talks to Humphrey Carpenter (who died in January this year), biographer of Tolkien, in the room Where Middle Earth was born. Producer Sarah Conkey
Pin farmers Peter Gott and Jimmy Doherty (of BBC2's s
Jimmy's Farm) travel to Italy with Sheila Dillon to find out why Italian pork producers are able to make more money than them. Producer Margaret Collins
2/7 Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are theatre maverick Ken Campbell , surgeon and writer Dr Peter MacDonald , poet Ruth Padel and The
Times columnist Mary Ann Sieghart. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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16/20. Revelations. Rosy makes a startling revelation to Ladislaw, who also finds out the truth about the past. And the Lydgates face financial problems. By George Flint Dramatised bv Judith Adams.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated from 10.45am
Fifty years ago British forces were engaged in a brutal and terrifying battle against an unknown enemy that operated in secret cells hidden within mainstream society. The place was Kenya and the enemy, the feared and savage Mau Mau. This is the story of Eric Holyoak, a white European settler who, with a group of captured Mau Mau fighters, developed new counter-insurgency techniques that were to change the entire course of the war.
What's God got to do with surfing? Everything, according to Nachum Shifren , known to LA longboarders as "the surfing rabbi". He argues that the disciplines of surfing are analogous to the requirements of orthodox Judaism. His story is echoed by followers of the mystic Sri Chinmoy , who believe that one path to enlightenment is to run huge distances in "self-transcendence" races. We join them at the start of a competition to see who can run the furthest in 24 hours. Producer Hugh Levinson
New series 1/3. Kanzi. Kanzi is a bonobo (a close relative of the chimp) whom Sue Savage Rumbaugh has taught to understand English and to communicate by means of a keyboard. Presenter Grant Sonnex has an extraordinary meeting with both Sue and Kanzi. Producer Grant Sonnex
6/10. Sir Edward Feathers (known as Old Filth - Failed In London Try Hong Kong) has decided to reunite with his girl cousins. But will their shared secret ever be discussed? Martin Jarvis continues his reading of Jane Gardam 's new novel, abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Rosalind Ayres
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