1/5. Before his death last year, Harry Thompson completed this comic travelogue about playing his favourite sport -cricket - on seven continents, which is abridged by Andrew Simpson and read by Nicholas Boulton. Today, the first match is oddly interrupted as Harry stands on an ice flow with bat in hand. Producer Duncan Minshull
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Led by Andrew Graystone. Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love). Proverbs 4, vvl-9. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Be Thou My
Vision (Slane). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Christopher Stokes.
6/6. Food. This week Pam Ayres 's mix of poetry, anecdotes and sketches is themed around what and how we eat. She is joined by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones
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4/4. The Devil's Disguise. Leith is facing an outbreak of street robbery, with wallets being plundered at razor-point. It's Hallowe'en and, as the Devil comes a-calling, McLevy faces one of the hardest decisions of his life. By David Ashton.
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1/5. Stars to Push. Stanley Baxter reads this humorous tale by Neil Munro. As the 20th century begins, the days of the dignified travelling salesman wandering the Highlands are numbered. But Jimmy Swan is different; after all, his sample cases are full of poetry, dreams and "human joy". Abridger/Producer Neil Cargill
1/5. When great scientific minds collide, the fallout is both personal and vicious. William Hartston rakes through the muck kicked up by clashes of scientific titans. In the 17th century, Isaac Newton in London and Gottfried Leibniz in what is now Germany, squabbled over who developed the mathematical technique Of calculus. Producer Deborah Cohen
6/9. Exchanging favourite quotations, jokes and anecdotes are The Daily Telegraph's Celia Haddon , comedian Natalie Haynes , poet Ruth Padel and national treasure Brian Sewell. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. The autobiography of Monica Baldwin who, having entered a closed order of nuns in 1914 a few months before the beginning of the First World War, emerges 28 years later during the Blitz into a world changed beyond belief. Dramatised by April de Angelis .
Other parts played by members of the cast;
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It was on 26 April 1986 that the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR
(now Ukraine). In the days that followed, the workers' town of Pripyat was emptied, its inhabitants never to return to their homes. Millions of people were subjected to radioactive fallout. But was it quite the overwhelming tragedy that most reports have suggested? Bridget Kendall travels to Chernobyl to find out, with contributions from former residents and experts including Dr Hans Blix - then director of the International Atomic and Energy Agency. Producer Ariane Koek
12/13. Balkan Eurovision. "If we can't sing in harmony it is better we don't appear in Europe," said the head of Serbian TV after the contest to choose a song to represent Serbia and Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest this year ended in allegations of fixing, political interference and a near riot. Tim Judah explores the Balkans' politics, conflicts and aspirations through the prism of the song competition. Repeated from Thursday
1/2. The forest canopy remains one of the world's most inaccessible places. Besides being the main interface between the atmosphere and life on Earth in the control of our climate, it's thought that 40 per cent of all species live there. Andrew Luck-Baker ventures up into Australia's Daintree rainforest canopy in a quest to unlock its biological secrets. Producer Adrian Washbourne
11/15. London 1944. Helen and Julia take a night-time walk that Kay doesn't know about. Pretty typist Viv makes an emotional call to Reggie at his unit. Read by Rosalind Ayres. By Sarah Waters. Abridger/Producer Martin Jarvis
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