1/5. When Lizzie Spender was eight years old, her father, the poet Stephen Spender , was given F50 to buy her a pony, but it never materialised. Nearly 50 years later she was finally presented with a horse: a wild one from the deserted Kimberley in north-west Australia. By Lizzie Spender. Read by Carolyn Pickles. Abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Wild Horse Diaries is available for £18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Address: [address removed], cheque payable to RT Direct. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Blazhen Muzh
(Psalm 1). Revelation 19, vv6-10. Nina Otpuzhaeshi (Nunc Dimittis) Voskresenije Hristovo (We Have Beheld the Resurrection) (Rachmaninov). With Voskresenije. Director of music Jurij Maruk.
Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Gunpowder Women A series of plays about women connected with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 1/5. The Pilgrim. By Theresa Heskms.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm See also The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend, Tuesday 9.45pm ITV1, and The Gunpowder Plot Timewatch, Friday 9pm BBC2 How to blow up Parliament: page 12
With a disability that affects her mobility, and a 50 per cent chance of passing her condition on to her children, could Candida Harris justify bringing a baby into the world? She talks to the professionals who helped shape her decisions and meets other parents who have faced equally tough choices, producer Linda Pressly
4/6. Civil War. Starring Penelope Keith. The search to find the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, where they soon get intimate in a cupboard full of EM Forster first editions. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith
13/17. The first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from London and the south of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
A comedy of property and proper tea. When John s new wife Marj runs off with all his money and Hughie from
Condiments of Distinction, the Happy Oasis cafe turns into the Slough of Despond, a transformation not even the arrival of his lona-lost mother seems able to reverse. By Val Syms.
Producer Chris Wallis
By Daragh Carville
A week of stories from Irish writers on the theme of Families and Communities, Introduced by Rowland Rivron.
1/5. When woman delves into the history of her family, will she regret that she didn't heed her grandmother's warnings to leave well alone? Read by Frances Tomelty.
26/90. The Scottish Empire. It took an unusually persuasive salesman to get people to invest in a colony on the Panama isthmus; the result was tragically disastrous. By Christopher Lee and narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Mark Heap , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. Producer Pete Atkin RT DIRECT: The hardback book of This Sceptred Isle is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
8/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are broadcaster Kate Adie , writer Christopher Matthew , novelist Dr Rosalind Miles and actor Ben Moor.
The reader is William Franklyn. Nigel Rees is the host. Producer Tilusha Gheiani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
A series of plays focusing on women caught up in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 1/5. The Pilgrim. By Theresa Heskins. Ann Vaux , cousin of the conspirator Robert Catesby , sets off from her Essex home on a pilgrimage to St Winifred's Well in Wales. On the way she visits some of the major Catholic families in the country and arouses suspicion.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens Repeated from 10.45am
In the mid-1950s, Bodmin in Cornwall became the centre of a Cold War scheme to teach 5,000 national servicemen to speak Russian. John Sergeant tells the intriguing story of the Joint Services School of Linguists, and former students Alan Bennett , Dennis Potter , Michael Frayn and Eddie George reflect the way this early exposure to the Russian language influenced their future careers, Producer isobei Eaton
5/9. Pakistan. In a special report, George Arney follows one family from Luton as they travel into remote Kashmir to bring help to their relatives. And as criticism mounts of the military-led government relief operations, he asks whether this earthquake will shake up Pakistan's political landscape. Producer John Murphy Repeated from Thursday
7/9. The Yellowstone Wolves. It's been ten years since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. They are now very much a part of the ecosystem and their effect on their prey species, mainly elk, is giving wolf biologists a wonderful opportunity to witness the role of a keystone species establishing itself in its natural environment. Howard Stableford heads off into wolf country to find out how the population has developed. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am
6/10. By Margery Allingham. Reader Nickolas Grace. Events have taken a nasty turn in the village of Pontisbright. Campion has disappeared - possibly shanghaied by the villainous Savanake - and his friends are at a loss. Abridger/Producer Lisa Osborne
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