With the Rev David Cooper.
8/15. For details see repeat at 7.45pm and on Sunday at 5.40pm
Exploring rural life across the UK.
Producer Gabi Fisher
Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Chris Impey
With Edward Stourton and Tim Franks.
With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed]234 email: email@example.com
The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel explored by wanderlust presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producer Harry Parker
New series 1/3. Humphrey Lyttelton explores the fascinating world of the early British band leaders. In the 1920s and '30s names like Ambrose, Lew Stone and Ray Noble ruled the music scene. Lyttleton reveals how these band leaders lived life to the full during the golden age of the dance band. With contributions from Rosemary Sguires and Stanley Black, and rare recordings of the band leaders in conversation. Producer: Stephen Garner
4/10. Elinor Goodman discusses the week political events. Editor Marie Jessel
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC foreign correspondents, reporting on the stories from their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant
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Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis.
Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
2/8. Panellists wade through the top news stories of the week in the topical comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday
9/16 Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair as an audience in Morecambe, Lancashire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures, including Cabinet Office minister John Hutton , the Liberal
Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland and Wales Lembit Opik, and crime writer Val McDermid. Repeated from yesterday
Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Peter Griffiths PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12.30pm email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Melissa Murray.
A romantic drama about two people who meet on a genealogy course while researching the background to their family history.
Both are emotionally scarred by the past, and when they investigate their family backgrounds they discover that there is a curious link between their ancestors as well. Will this have a beneficial or a negative effect on their own relationship?
Love seems set to bloom when divorced Adam and eccentric Ali meet by chance at a genealogy class. Until, that is, they discover that their respective families are linked by a long-buried murder. The trouble is, the crime itself proves a contentious issue: was it the evidence Adam's ancestor gave at the trial that caused Ali's forebear to be hanged for killing a servant girl? Soon, the two lovers are fretting about how accountable they are for their family histories, with the waters muddied by Adam's ex-wife and a nosy ex-cop theorising on whose relation will turn out to be a cold-blooded killer. The mystery may come to an abrupt end in this romantic drama by Melissa Murray, but its message remains clear: in order to live for the future, you have to let go of the past.
4/4. Gounod's Faust is the most enduring of the many theatrical adaptations of Goethe's masterpiece. One of the most popular operas in the world, it's full of wonderful melody and lavish spectacle. Nevertheless, it's also problematic, and Huw Edwards asks if Gounod dumbed down Goethe's challenging play. Repeated from Tuesday
The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: email@example.com
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News and sports headlines, introduced by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon
In this week's programme Francine Stock talks to actor
Jonathan Pryce about his role in Terry Gilliam 's new film The Brothers Grimm. Producer Sally Spurring
Another eclectic mix of music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin and his guests. producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney
Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Fay Weldon , Nigel Floyd and Sarfraz Manzoor review the cultural highlights of the week. producer NickiPaxman
8/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This week journalist Thomas Kielinger writes about his native Germany. producer Sue Ellis Repeated from 5.45am
He was the king of string, the maestro of sweet music. Forget Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly : Annunzio Mantovani and his cascading violins provided the soundtrack to postwar suburban life, with 20 chart entries in six years, and huge success in America as the biggest-selling British artist before the Beatles. But no other music has fallen out of fashion so far, so fast: Mantovani is derided as elevator music or aural chewing gum, and is hardly ever played on the radio now. In the month of the centenary of his birth, Catherine Bott talks to the surviving members of his bands and probes the reasons for his spectacular success and equally dramatic eclipse. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
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2/2. By John Updike. The violent death of John F Kennedy has cast a cloud over the sophisticated couples of Tarbox, New England - a cloud that even the excitement of adultery seems unable to shift. Dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from Sunday
5/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Rosie Boycott and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
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. Repeated from Monday
6/8. Celebrating the BBC's November Shakespeare season, Roger McGough introduces requests for verse by the Bard, including sonnets and excerpts from the plays read by Fiona Shaw and Barrie Rutter. Repeated from Sunday
1/5. War Stories. A former soldier fights a battle of words with his teenage daughter. By Othniel Smith and read by Paul Barber. The first in a series of new stories by five contemporary black writers inspired by folk tales collected from black Americans in the 1920s by Zora Neale Hurston. Producer Kate McAII
The Hard Way by Gino Dilorio