1/5. The Fattest Day of My Life. John Sessions reads from journalist William Leith's memoirs of his struggle to lose weight and overcome his addictions. it's early
2003 and William Leith weighs 16 stone 121b, the heaviest he has ever been. On arrival in New York to interview diet guru Robert Atkins, he follows along the pavements of Manhattan a 20-stone woman who serves him the horrible reminder that he's fat! Abridged by Neville Teller.
Repeated at 12.30am
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Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Luckington). Psalm 44, vv4-10; 23-26.
0 Lord. Arise (Weelkes). 0 God, Our Help in Ages Hast (StAnne). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Christopher Stokes.
5/6. The Base. Tidworth in Wiltshire is home to the 1st Battalion Staffordshire Regiment, currently serving in Iraq It's hard for the wives and children who are lert at home to carry on with their daily routines while coping daily with news of injuries and death in a hostile country thousands of miles away. Producer Neil George
New series 1/17. Four contestants from London compete in the first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
1/5 Absent Treatment. Reggie attempts to cure his chum Bobby Cardew of a remarkable weakness of memory. Martin Jarvis reads this series of stories by PG Wodehouse involving idiocy, misplaced good intentions and sheer comic genius. Producer Rosalind Ayres
1/5. Financial Returns. What do the Tory agents accounts in the constituency of Westminster tell us about the election of 1774? Richard Foster reveals lives and stories that stem from old bills - a basic source of research for historians. Technical presentation Neil Gardner Producer Merilyn Harris
Dylan Winter travels to western Canada to explore the foods of the First Nations (indigenous) people and to find out what lumberjacks survive on during their long tour of duty. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
5/9 Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Rob Brydon and Chris Neill try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by Nicholas Parsons in the most devious of panel games. From the Mermaid Theatre, London. producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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1/5. By Valerie Miner , who, as she grew up in America, used to listen to her mother's memories of her native Edinburgh. Orphaned in her teens, her mother left Scotland in 1930, travelling alone with 50 dollars in her pocket to begin a new life in the USA. Here, the parallel diaries of mother and daughter chronicle Mary's new life in America and Valerie's guest to understand her family's dislocated past. Valerie searches Edinburgh for her mother's old haunts and finds an old man who remembers Fairley's Cafe and Dance Hall, where Mary used to work as a waitress.
Producer/Director Kate McAII Repeated from 10.45am
Thirty years ago the first drops of North Sea oil sailed up the Thames on a Texan tanker. Tom Morton celebrates the lives of the mavericks and risk-takers who created Britain's oil industry. Producer Alasdair Cross
In July 1900, at a scenic spot near Brighton known as Devil's Dyke, an enormous megaphone sent a human voice hurtling across the South Downs. In the pre-electronic amplification and pre-radio era this new invention fascinated and terrified local people. Newspapers labelled it "The Howling Terror" and prophesied that its diabolical broadcasts would dominate the forthcoming 20th century - yet today it's forgotten. Alan Dein resurrects its strange story.
Adam Fowler travels into Interior and Arctic Alaska to meet native Alaskans, who have noticed signs of climate change since the 1970s. Intriguingly, he discovers that many elders believe it to be a result of man exploring the moon. He also finds that it's only recently that scientists have begun to utilise this source of knowledge to help establish the impact and implications of climate change. Producer Kate Bissell
1/5. A comedy fairy tale for the summer, in which artist
Sam Penty of advertising agents Wallaby, Dimmock, Paly and Tooks falls in love with Princess Melicent, daughter of King Meliot of Peradore, although he has never met her. By JB Priestley , and read by Nicky Henson. Producer Chris Wallis
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