1/5. Ruben Gallego was born in Moscow in 1968 with severe cerebral palsy. His grandfather, secretary-general of the Spanish Communist Party, banished him to a state orphanage, telling Ruben's mother that her son had died. But for Ruben, who'd been born without the use of hands and feet, fighting for survival was second nature. This, his memoir, won the Russian equivalent of the Booker Prize. It's abridged by Jane Marshall and read by Stephen Tompkinson. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: White on Black by Ruben Gallego is available for £10.00 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.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
Dr B's restaurant in Harrogate, was set up by child-care charity Barnardo's 20 years ago, long before celebrity chefs used the discipline of the kitchen to kick-start the lives of disadvantaged youngsters. It offers two-year apprenticeships to young people with special learning needs and difficulties - but does it work? Peter White talks to some of its trainees. Producer Sue Mitchell
It's 1892 and a man is found dead in a room that's locked from the inside. But it's not suicide. A seemingly inexplicable murder brings London to a standstill and pits the city's two greatest detectives against each other. By Israel Zanqwill; dramatised by Robert Messik.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. producer Jennifer Clarke PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm
1/5. Clothes Pegs and Lucky Heather. A week of stories recorded in Bill Lee 's now-stationary caravan in Kent, reflecting on his experiences as a nomadic Romany within a householder society. Today, he recalls his childhood days on the open road - a life that may appear romantic, but the freedom comes at a price. producer Simon Evans
1/5. During an autumn storm, an oak tree sheds the last of its acorns: some rot away; some are eaten; and some germinate to give rise to new oak saplings. Set against a backdrop of sounds recorded on location, the story of a thousand-year-old oak tree in Northumberland is narrated by Peter France. Producer Sarah Blunt Acorn antiques: page 26
Are faith schools a good idea, or is it better that children from different religious traditions mix together and learn from each other? Ernie Rea and his guests discuss the issue. Producer Janet McLarty
New series 1/9. With guests Simon Brett , Dave Gorman , Stephanie Merritt and the first ever producer of Quote.... Unquote, John Lloyd. The reader is William Franklyn and the programme is presented by Nigel Rees.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/10. By Virginia Woolf. A motley group of genteel adventurers board a ship bound for South America in 1913, among them Helen Ambrose and her niece
Rachel Vinrace. Will this voyage prove to be one of self-discovery? Dramatised by Helen Edmundson.
Music by Tom Moss ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd from 10.45am
1/3. Cell Block. Five years ago Peter Day gained behind-the-scenes access to track a potentially ground-breaking HIV/Aids treatment from the lab to the vital test stages. In this series he tells how the world's biggest drug company spent years on fruitless research - until inspiration struck. Producer Neil Koenig
In October 2005 Allan MacDiarmid was struck by lightning as he played football near Sudbury in Suffolk. Amazingly, he survived with barely a scratch. Presenter Richard Uridge examines the moments before and after Allan was hit in a bid to gain a better understanding of one of nature's most powerful forces. Plus a look at ball lightning. Producer Richard Uridge
1/10. When an Oxford academic is anonymously gifted a volume inscribed with the mark of Vlad Drakulya , there begins a terrifying and increasingly desperate quest for the monster's last-recorded resting place. By Elizabeth Kostova. Abridged by Neville Teller , and read by Colin Stinton and Barbara Barnes. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is available for E6.99 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.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
India v England: Commentary on the fourth day of the Third Test. Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times
4.45 Off the Shelf: Short Story Competition Winners (2/5) Makeover, by Anitha Murthy , read by Harvey Virdi
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report
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