Introduced by Sarah Montague in London and James Naughtie in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament
Among Libby Purves 's guests is Tim Buckley , headmaster of Tithe Barn School in Stockport, taking par in the BBC s World Class initiative to twin 1,000 UK schools with Schools in Africa. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
3/5. A Woman Alone. Bessie Head was born in South Africa in 1937 but later went into exile in Botswana where sne lived in a small rural community. Her memoir tells of the dignity and kindness of those who suffer extreme poverty. Read by Adjoa AndOh. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
The programme travels to Ghana to investigate the tradition of African fostering and asks whether there are lessons for Britain as UK fostering laws are reformed after the death of Victoria Climbie. Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Backward Shadow 8/10. By Lynne Reid Banks.
the 2/4. Llanthony Priory. Historian John Davies travels to the Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains in Wales to introduce some of the characters who might have lived or worked at Llanthony Priory, now the Abbey Hotel. Producer Kate McAll
2/4. OutandAbout Fate leads Wentworth into the path of Mrs Fitch. By HF Ellis , adapted by Emma Kennedy.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone
Mrs Wheeler/Mrs Ripley/Mrs Fitch:
Mr Jellaby/Mr Bennett:
Mrs Bretton/Mrs Jellaby:
New series 1/6. The literary quiz returns with James Walton presiding over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Simon Brett and Peter Kemp.
Lord Byron is this week's author and subject of pastiche, and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden
1/2. The Kiss of theIce Maiden. Fairy tales and history are intertwined in Hattie Naylor 's life of Hans Christian Andersen, a story that begins in the spinning rooms of a lunatic asylum in Denmark and ends wren international acclaim for his work. Concludes tomorrow.
Music composed by director Paul Dodgson
Tea Cup dog:
3/5 What Is Chosen. Diana Rivers from Jane Eyre discovers a great deal about herself as a result of getting to know her cousin Jane. By Elizabeth Reeder , read by Barbara Marten. For details see Monday
3/5. Urunana is a radio soap modelled on The Archers that is broadcast in Rwanda. In a country where 11 per cent of the people are HIV-positive, the programme tackles taboo sexual-health issues and works to build peace and reconciliation after the genocide of 1994. Radio was then used to whip up hatred: now Urunana's enormous popularity has restored Rwandans' respect for the media. Adam Lusekelo investigates. For details see Monday
In 2003 Laurie Taylor travelled to Cape Town to learn about the other side of this celebrated tourist spot. He revisits some of the issues uncovered then as he retraces his steps, analysing the changes that have taken place in areas such as crime and violence, land reform and intellectual life. Producer Gavin Heard
Kirsty Lang investigates how museums around Britain are rethinking their displays and collections of African art, meets the Zanzibar-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah , and reports on Konono No 1, a band from the Congo who mix traditional instruments and contemporary electronics.
Producer Nicki Paxman
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a special edition, hosted by the Royal African Society, with questions put to a panel by an audience at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
London, concerning political, economic and social issues facing Africa today. Producer Anne Peacock
2/3. In her exploration of the evolution of life on Earth,
Gabrielle Walker uncovers the story of the greatest mass poisoning in history: a burst of oxygen into the Earth's atmosphere. Was it this event that shocked our microbial ancestors into a more vigorous way of life? Producer Jonathan Fildes
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