1/5. Vikram Seth 's new book, abridged by Alison Joseph , is a voyage around two remarkable relatives, Auntie Henny and Shanti Uncle. They had exotic beginnings but ended up happily in Hendon until their deaths in the 1980s and 90s. Read by Sam Dastor and RenuSetna. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Two Lives is available for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. We Cannot Measure
How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Luke 4, vv 31-37. Lift Thine Eyes (Mendelssohn). For the Healing of the Nations (Alleluia, Duke Carmen). Director of music David Andrew.
The issue of remembrance in Northern Ireland's post-Troubles landscape is, inevitably, a contentious one. The debate over plans to redevelop the site of the former Maze Prison has exposed the absence of an agreed history of the conflict. As Kevin Connolly reports, how Northern Ireland interprets its past will be vital to its future. Producer Owen McFadden
2/6. Duck and Cover. Starring Penelope Keith. Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsely decide on a village fete to cheer themselves up. But it is unlikely to go smoothly while the killer is still among them. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar, a thoughtful comedy by Emma Reeves that takes a rather unorthodox look at one of Britain's great heroes. Lord Nelson finds he has company on his column.
Producer/Director Gilly Adams
Five explorations of the relationships that make up family. 1/5. Steven's Baby. A woman puts off telling her husband she is pregnant for fear of destroying his dreams of owning a chip shop. By Dann Cresswell , read by Lisa Coleman. Producer Lis Edwards
16/90. The England of James I and VI. Trade was one motive for colonisation; another was the chance to start a new life. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Rob Brydon , Robert Powell and Mark Heap. Producer Pete Atkin
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Casking. Sheila Dillon explores the ancient practice of casking. She finds out how the flavour of food and drink is affected by the process of storing it in a barrel. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
6/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are satirist Alistair Beaton , broadcaster Sue MacGregor , journalist Andrew Mueller and comedian Simon Munnery. The reader is William Franklyn. Nigel Rees is the host. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. Betsy Balcombe was 13 when Napoleon Bonaparte came to live in her garden on St Helena. The two forged an extraordinary relationship. Drawn from contemporary accounts, this drama by Julia Blackburn recreates the meeting of innocence and a great burden of experience. As Betsy is the only one to speak French, she takes the role of intermediary between the Emperor and the islanders. But the Count de Las Cases does not trust her.
Producer/Director Mary Ward Lowery Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. Legend and Context. Two hundred years after Nelson died at Trafalgar, historian Colin White explores the changing fortunes of the posthumous career of "England's Darling" from the minutes after his death to the latest discoveries and reappraisals of his life and tactics. Contributors for the first programme include Adam Nicholson , Roger Knight and Vice Admiral Sir
James Burnell-Nugent . Plus a new poem from Andrew Motion , the poet laureate. Producer Tim Dee
3/9. Yemen. Since 2002, Judge Hamoud al-Hitar has been visiting Yemeni prisons and Muslim extremists, challenging their justification for violence. Tim Whewell meets him and some of the prisoners, and asks what lessons can be learned here in Britain. Repeated from Thursday
5/9. Deep Sea, New Horizon. In the deep ocean, marine life adopts certain colours to avoid becoming dinner: red, black, silver, or just transparent and invisible. John Ruthven joins the research vessel New Horizon to trawl the depths of the San Clemente basin off the coast of California to watch some of these bizarre marine creatures. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am
6/10. Arthur Conan Doyle is in love with another woman but determined to remain faithful to his dying wife. George Edalji, meanwhile, is free but disgraced and in need of a champion. By Julian Barnes, abridged by Katrin Williams , read by Clive Merrison. Producer jill waters
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