1/5. For the first four years of her life, Lily Cunningham was waiting for her father to return from the war. She and her mother moved from one relative's apartment to another, sleeping in odd slices of space on sofas or collapsible cots, even under dining tables. Meanwhile, her father legend grew. By Laura Shaine Cunningham , read by Miriam Margolyes. Abridger/Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Claw Marks on the Curtains By Saki. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
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What have a mother of five, a US Congressman and a human-rights lawyer got in common? Find out as political correspondent Shaun Ley takes a look at other people s elections through the eyes of international observers. Producer Philippa Goodrich
The noted ethnologist's three sisters become alarmed when he suddenly refuses to speak. They waste no time in summoning the professor's eccentric acquaintance, Basil Grant, to save the professor from his madness and the wrath of his employers at the British Museum.
GK Chesterton's comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield, starring David Warner and Martin Freeman.
Producer Simon Nicholls
The Future of the Car. Winifred Robinson and Top Gear's
James May investigate the cars of tomorrow. Will they run on petrol, hydrogen or electricity? And could they even take to the air to avoid congested streets?
A chance for listeners to put their views on the general election to a leading politician. Producer Martin Rosenbaum PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12 noon Meet the political editors: page 22 The telegenic cabinet: page 26
As Arnold constantly feels unwell, his bathroom houses a cabinet crammed with medication. His one glimmer of hope is to be proved to be a descendant of Charles Darwin. That would cheer him up considerably because the great biologist was also a hypochondriac. Written and performed by Michael Mears. Producer/Director Enyd Williams
The metric system was introduced in Britain in 1965 with a target date for conversion of ten years. Forty years on, many people still measure by sight using the imperial system, which is based on the adult human form. Mark Whitaker challenges architects, plumbers and haberdashers to guess the length of a piece of string, and explains the history of measurement, producer Janet Graves
While visiting Belfast to explore the latest food trends there, Sheila Dillon reflects on the impact the Troubles have had on the culinary and restaurant scene in Northern Ireland. See Choice on page 124. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm
4/7. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Gillian Clarke , Patrick Hannan , Monica Mahoney and Adrian Mourby. From the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. The reader is Chris Emmett.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Playwright Harold Pinter , in conversation with Mark Lawson , discusses his early work, his belief that theatre is a battle between actors and audience, and his decision to give up writing plays. Producer Thomas Morris (Revised rpt)
1/5. Saki's fiction famously celebrates the triumph of the "human beast" over the strictures of society. Mischief, mayhem and the antic spirit of children are the stuff of his enduring tales of English life. When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seeks refuge in the magical lumber-room; but when his aunt seeks him in the garden, he can exact retribution.
Dramatised by Roger Davenport.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
Crystal City is a small town in the Texan scrubland.
It was here during the Second World War that German immigrants were interned, classified as enemy aliens. Nigel Wrench takes a journey to the camp to hear the stories of the former internees and asks why they are now fighting for an apology from the US government. Producer Jo Meek
Last October, 84 copies of Helene Hanff 's 84 Charing
Cross Road were left in public places in London and New York by relatives and fans of the book. Each copy was labelled with instructions to the finders to record their thoughts on an answerphone. Very soon, chains began to form, linking readers in London to Vienna. This is the story of those who released the book and the readers who were touched by it and their gesture. Producer Tim Heffer
3/3. Wolves. Shaun Ellis has spent his life learning about wolves by living with captive wolves as one of the pack. When a she-wolf rejected her pups, Shaun moved in to teach the young wolves all he knew. Grant Sonnex meets Shaun and the animals to explore the nature of wolves and this unconventional relationship. Producer Grant Sonnex
6/10. David Soul reads TC Boyle's book. On a late summer evening, in the hills above Los Angeles, as the memory of his accident with the Mexican illegal immigrant fades f rorr his mind, Delaney begins to struggle with his conscience. Abridger/Producer Jane Marshall
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