Gerald's Cottage in Cornwall houses a literary treasure. Written in the visitors' book are two decades of griping British holidaymakers' comments. Broadcaster Christopher Morris visits the cottage, opens the covers of the book and vividly brings it to life. Producer Terry Lewis
Including a report on gender swapping: what makes a man? What makes a woman. With Jenni Murray. Producer Sarah Johnson
10.45 Conversations with My Bailiff 1/5.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm
British black women outnumber their male counterparts in the professional world by ten to one. They are ambitious, confident and determined to succeed. Drawing on tne fortunes of the black gospel trio Nu Life, theologian
Robert Beckford explores this new branch of black feminism. Producer Ronni Davis
New series 1/6. In Training for a Swell. A tour of the sprawling post-Regency metropolis, in the company or narrator Pierce Egan, urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic. A dramatisation by Dan Tetsell of a 19th-century comic novel, written by Pierce Egan.
Other parts played by the cast; Producer Tilusha Ghelani
A play about the turbulent events, in May 1926, within the fledgling British Broadcasting Company (at the time when John Reith was managing director) during nine days of the General Strike.
Archbishop of Canterbury:
1/5. The Victim's Tale. Cheryl Campbell reads the first tale in a week of stories by Frances Fyf ield that describe a crime from five separate points of view. Sixtysomething Rachel Adams is in bed on a dark and stormy night in her tall, thin house on the coast, when she becomes aware that someone is moving about downstairs. Producer Lisa Osborne
1/5. The Lost Library of Herculaneum. All this week, antiquarian bookseller, Rick Gekoski , tells the remarkable stories behind five missing art works.
Today he looks at the literary treasures that are being rediscovered, buried along the coast from Pompeii in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
7/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are historian Fran Beauman , Clive Coleman ,
Professor John Sutherland , and Alan Titchmarch. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
Alan Alda , who found fame as Hawkeye in MASH, and won an Oscar nomination for his role in Martin Scorsese 's The Aviator, joins Mark Lawson to reflect on his career, and a childhood spent backstage in his father's burlesque show. Producer Martin Smith
1/5. Madelaine Green , a single mother, loses her job and is forced to borrow money to get by. A year passes quickly and, with her credit cards at their limit and her mortgage seriously in arrears, Madelaine gets her first call from
Barry the Bailiff. So begins a relationship of convenience and interdependence. Written by Wendy Oberman.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from 10.45am
Barry the Bailiff:
The gentleman is an iconic figure whose values many would like to revive. And now you can pay to be taught gentlemanly habits as a way to get on in life.
Chris Bowlby looks at what the gentleman really stood for, and whether we can reinvent him for a less formal, less inhibited age. Producer Michael Blastland
13/13. Exploring some of the problems cased by the success of the Aboriginal-art business in Australia. Has producing pots and primitive paintings for tourists transformed impoverished communities or is it leading to entrapment and sweat-shop art? Repeated from Thursday
2/2. The forest canopies are considered to be the great lungs of the earth, where the atmosphere meets the biosphere but, up to now, gaining access to the treetops has been difficult and dangerous. Andrew Luck-Baker scales the tree trunks with the help of a canopy crane to examine how forests contribute to global climate change. Producer Adrian Washbourne
1/10. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko is called to a murder in Moscow's Gorky Park. Three bodies lie peacefully under a crust of ice, their identities erased with chilling precision. "The Chief Investigator had never seen a head like this before; he thought he'd never forget the sight. He didn't know yet that it was the central moment of his life." Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written by Martin Cruz Smith , and abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall
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