Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (Merton). Isaiah 40, vvl-8. Out of Your Sleep (Bennett). Wake, 0 Wake! (Wachet auf). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.
1/5. John Berendt reads a series of extracts from his new book: a canal-level view of that most enigmatic and beautiful city - Venice. Abridged by Laurence Wareing. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: This book is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including pSp. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www. rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
In 1872, the final link in a cable joining Adelaide and London was made using the newly invented telegraph. To reach this stage, engineers and explorers had hacked their way through the forests of Borneo, tramped across the blistering deserts of central Australia and pioneered new marine cable-laying technology. Physicist and writer Paul Davies uses the latest satellite technology to re-link the ends of the original cable and hear the epic story of its Construction. Producer Martin Redfern
2/6. Pills for the Boys. Where did the idea of Personnel of Medically Enhanced Capability come from? Is it science fiction? And is there any connection with the pills Bryan seems anxious Zelda should take? The final series of Christopher Lee 's comedy drama.
Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Pete Atkin
Wing Cdr Bryan:
Chief Petty Officer Grieves:
Duncan views his teenage son Jack as a good-for-nothing. It hasn't helped matters that Jack has got into trouble and spent time in a youth detention centre. But is Duncan himself without blame? By Michael Hastings.
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne
PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm
1/5. Tapka. Six-year-old Mark and his cousin Jana are given the task of looking after Tapka, the beloved dog of a childless couple. A series of stories, by David Bezmozgis , featuring the Bermans, a family of Russian Jews who arrive in Toronto in the early 1980s. Read by Rufus Jones. Abridger/ Producer Jill Waters
1/5. Mongolia occupies a special place in the imagination, fuelled by images of Mongol hordes tearing through the landscapes. Dominic Ziegler travels across the country in search of the essence of this wildest of countries. Today he explores the special meaning of the Mongolian New Year. Producer Clive Brill
3/7. Jack Dee joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. From the Brighton Dome. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Selections from this award-winning quiz show are available on CD and audio cassette, including the newly released
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 9. Available at www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets or by calling [number removed]
1/5. The Big Bang. A comic, exuberant journey into a child's imagination, by Charlotte Cory. Allaetitia and her family are upwardly mobile, upgrading in 1960s Luton. Moving Day coincides with Bonfire Night so fireworks, metaphorical and actual, are inevitable.
Other characters played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated from 10.45am
Bored librarian/Posh neighbour/Ida/Madame B:
Fred/Mr Toogood/Milkman/Mr Belhasset:
9/9. New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina struck, the New Orleans Police Department was among the lowest-paid in the country. Of the 1,400-strong force, 250 are said to have deserted immediately. Two officers took their own lives, while about 80 per cent lost their homes. Many are now living on a ship, their families scattered. How does such a shattered force rebuild its morale and reputation? John Murphy tells their stories. Repeated from Thursday
2/8. Early Days. The first few hours or days of life are crucial to an animal's survival. Even at this vulnerable stage there are choices to be made and obstacles to be overcome. Zoologist Aubrey Manning examines the early days of young creatures as diverse as seals, bees, chickens and baboons. Producer Mary Colwell
1/5. The 12 Wild Ducks. Before she died in 1992, Angela Carter edited two volumes of her favourite fairy tales, which have been republished as a single volume. Tonight's tale is a Norwegian version of the Snow White story and involves 13 siblings, a cruel enchantment, and a very wicked stepmother. Read by Eileen McCallum. Abridger/Producer Kirsteen Cameron
RT DIRECT: This book is available for E11.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed] Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www. rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
The first day's play in the third and final Test from Lahore. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -Jenkins and Arlo White. With experts Geoffrey Boycott , Vic Marks and Rameez Raja. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers; 8.31-8.58 Yesterday in Parliament;
9.45 10.00 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time
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