4/5. The war is over, but Mary Wesley and her husband Eric find themselves trapped in a more personal conflict with a chillingly persistent stalker. Biography by Patrick Marnham. Read by Felicity Kendal. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. When Morning Gilds the Skies (Laudes Domini). Ephesians 1, vv17-23. Let All the World (Vaughan Williams). At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Director of music Simon Lole. Organist Graham Eccles.
Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ottoline and Bertie
4/5. Dramatisation by Derek Bowskill of the letters and journals of Bertrand Russell and Lady Ottoline Morrell. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
The Brothers Grimm are responsible for producing some of the best-loved fairy tales of all time and have inspired countless spin-offs by writers, film-makers, composers and artists down the years. Michael Rosen investigates where stories like Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel came from, and how a project that started as a serious scholarly endeavour could turn into one of the biggest cultural phenomena ever.
Producer Deborah Preston Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
A lakeland fantasy about mid-life crisis and the romantic imagination. London schoolteacher Tom Quincey is in disgrace after being caught in possession of drugs on school premises. To escape the publicity, he flees to the heart of the Lake District, where he sets about rethinking his life and troubled marriage. By Nigel Richardson.
Producer/Director Karen Rose
8/10. The problem-solving programme, presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Emily Williams
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4/5. When the Dark Is Light Enough. Written by Gina Ochsner and read by Madlena Nedeva and Vicki Simon. The intriguing encounter between an obsessive crime scene investigator and a murdered Russian woman. For details see Monday
79/90. Defending the Empire. As the Empire grew, so did the cost of protecting it, and so did the difficulty of organising that protection. No other nation had a problem as big as this. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Charlie Higson ,
Jack Davenport and Rupert Degas. For further details see Monday
Forecasting Evolving Coastlines. England's 130 million square metres of shoreline - much of it wildlife habitat - is under constant threat; environmental agencies such as English Nature say that much of the vital terrain will have disappeared by 2025. How this impacts on man and wildlife will depend on our ability to forecast the way sands, mud and sediments move around our coasts. In n order to make these predictions scientists need to establish mathematical models, allowing for the complicated effects of tides and changing waves. That's just what a team of researchers in the Netherlands has embarked on. They join Ouentin Cooper to discuss what the lessons they've learned can tell us about whether we should invest in a property by the sea. Producer Colin Grant
WC Fields, comic genius and an original anti-hero, has become a cult figure on both sides of the Atlantic. In this special tribute, Geoffrey Palmer looks at the influence Fields had on British culture. He also reveals how Fields developed an appreciation of British music-hall comedy and English literature that reverberated throughout his stage and screen career. With contributions from comedy historian Glenn Mitchell and a rare archive recording of Benny Hill impersonating Fields. Producer Stephen Garner
4/5. Bertie goes to America. The love affair between
Bertrand Russell and Lady Ottoline Morrell , dramatised by Derek Bowskill from their letters and journals. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am
5/9. Hush Hush. The Silent Plane is just one of the projects being pursued by the transatlantic Cambridge-MIT Institute. Peter Day finds out what happens when you put two brainy institutions together.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
2/3. South Africa. Sun City in South Africa is hosting the "Face of Africa", with contestants from all over the continent. Until the end of apartheid, segregation also took place in beauty contests. If "Miss South Africa" once showcased the typical blonde, blue-eyed, long-legged beauty, "Face of Africa" today features mainly black women. In this new post-apartheid era, Rosie Goldsmith asks what African beauty is, and why there are no white finalists this year. For details see yesterday
4/5. Patrick Marnham 's biography of novelist Mary Wesley. Read by Felicity Kendal. Repeated from 9.45am
World Briefing 1.40 Analysis 1.50 Sports Round-up 2.00 News
2.05 Assignment 2.30 The Beat 3.00 News 3.05 Outlook
4.00 World Today 5.00 World Briefing
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