1/5. Notorious for their open relationship, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre produced some of the 20th century's most influential writing on modern thought. Eleanor Bron reads their fascinating story, beginning with their first encounters as students at the Sorbonne. Written by Hazel Rowley and abridged by DoreenEstall. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Tete-a-Tete: the Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Hazel Rowley is available for E14.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed] Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirectsparkledirectcom
Much has been talked about the single parent in British society, but much less is known about the British Asian community's view on single parenthood. In a culture that holds marriage and family in high esteem, the minority who find themselves as single parents have a hard struggle. By following the story of two single Asian mothers, Indian poet. broadcaster and single parent
Roshan Doug unlocks the cultural views surrounding this major tabOO. Producer Lucy Greenwell
5/6. Pressure Times Volume Is a Constant. Egg's boyfriend moves in, Rick moves out and comes back.
And the arrival of Alison's baby is only a couple of months away. Can Stella keep track of her wayward family? Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.
Producer/Director Elizabeth Freestone
A play written in the 1890s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of the most commanding feminists of her time, in which a woman is taken to the country by her husband in order to cure her of an unnamed illness after the birth of a child. Instructed to have total rest and emptiness of mind, the woman sinks into deep depression. Alone in the yellowwallpapered nursery of a rented house, she descends into madness. Jane is played by Charlotte Emmerson . Music by Gary Yershon Producer/Director Susan Roberts
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1/5. The Summer of Pakflake. The invention of a new, edible packaging material sends the nation into a frenzy. Nick Parker's story, read by Michelle Gomez, begins a week-long series of new stories centred on obsessions and addictions. Producer Emma Harding
31/90. After the Revolution - the Boost to Canada
Christopher Lee's narrative history of the British Empire resumes in 1783 with the end of the war of American Independence and the loss of the American colonies. But what was to happen to those American colonists who had remained loyal to the Crown? Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Denis Lawson, Christopher Eccleston and Hugo Speer. Producer Pete Atkin
5/11. Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Graham Norton and Jenny Eclair are this week's panellists and the host is Nicholas Parsons. From the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill.
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1/5. Jean Hawkins sees no point in going on after retirement, but then she is presented with a five-year diary and her life changes dramatically. By Bernice Rubens , dramatised by Richard Monks.
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4/4. Mike Thomson uncovers Treasury files from the mid-1970s that show how officials tried to keep from the public the true value of North Sea oil to a potentially independent Scotland. Producer Jolyon Jenkins
An exploration of the world of the imaginary friend as seen by those who have them, such as four-and-a-half-year-old Margot who plays with her imaginary friend every day, and polar explorer Dave Mill who created "Nobody" when he embarked on a solo walk to the North Pole. Producer Sarah Taylor
3/9. Re-wilding. It is now becoming recognised that large, landscape-scale nature reserves need to be created if biodiversity and a full range of habitats in the UK are to be maintained. Paul Evans visits two projects, the RSPB's Lakenheath Fen in East Anglia and the Wild Ennerdale project in Cumbria, to explore how large-scale conservation could shape the future countryside. Producer Brett westwood
1/5. Art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he spent a memorable childhood holiday, both to escape a recent loss and to confront a distant trauma. Jim Norton reads John Banville's Man
Booker Prize-winning novel. Abridged by Tamsin Collison. Producer Joanna Green
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