1/5. In 1876 856 British merchant ships were lost around the British coast in conditions that were no worse than a strong breeze. However, successive governments did little to protect the lives of merchant seamen by getting to grips with a raft of shipping malpractices. Samuel Plimsoll , the sailors' friend", was the philanthropist whose tireless campaigning finally saved hundreds of lives. But though he was lauded by the public he faced obstruction and ridicule both in Parliament and from the powerful shipowners of the time. By Nicolette Jones , abridged by Jane Marshall. Read by Paul Copley. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Plimsoll Sensation by Nicolette Jones is available for E18.00 (rrp £20.00) including p&p. Toorder, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed] Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet
Him (Gaelic melody, arr Bell). Reading: John 20, vv24-29.
You Are My Strength When I Am Weak (Jernigan). In Christ
Alone (Townend/Getty). Director of music Andy Silver.
Humphrey Carpenter - writer, musician and radio presenter - died in 2005 at the age of 60. For several years he'd been coping, in his own extraordinary way, with Parkinson's Disease, and had planned to stage a one-man show on the subject, called Shake It All About. It never happened, but instead Radio 4 has put together this tribute, based mainly on a frank and funny interview he gave as a way of helping "fellow Parkinsonians", for the DIPEx medical advice website. Producer Peter Everett
4/4. Wheeling Them in. Archie's been a hospital porter for
38 years and suddenly everything he values seems to be in the balance. But in the end he reaps the rewards of years of kindness in this heart-warming story. Rona Munro play concludes this series starring Stanley Baxter.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
4/6 In the literary quiz show, this week s guests are Michele Roberts and Harry Ritchie , who join team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. Sylvia Path is the subject for pastiche, and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Chaired by James Walton. Producer Katie Marsden RptdSatHpm
Puccini's famous opera - told from the point of view of the second Japanese villager from the left. This is the story of opera extra David, as he leaps from one crisis to the next during a performance of Madama Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall. Written by Lesley Ross.
Producer/Director Gemma Jenkins
1/5. Elisa Fortunata, queen of the keyboards, recalls the romance and magic of the silent movies. The first of a series of readings written by leading writers for the evergreen Dora Bryan is by Stephen Wyatt.
What Dora Bryan's watching: page 33
1/5. King of Kings. A look at music in movies about the life of Jesus begins with King of Kings (1961). Composer Miklos Rosza reveals that this was the toughest score he ever had to write. Presenter Miles Jupp. Producer Fiona croaii
New series 1/13. The award-winning programme returns, exploring the place of faith in today's world. Ernie Rea , in conversation with guests, teases out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty
New series 1/11. Chairman Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from Greenwich Theatre, with Paul Merton , Julian Clary , Clement Freud and Pauline McLynn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated Sunday 12.04pm Pauline McLynn 's big break: page 33
1/5. A drama set in real time across the week. On Monday, four women witness a shooting in a diner in Washington DC. During the course of the week, each discovers that the event has become a kind of revelation. By Elizabeth Reeder.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated from 10.45am
Last July at Gleneagles, the powerful Group of Eight industrialised countries (G8) declared they would act to make poverty history in Africa. But similar promises had been made before. In a critical evaluation of the G8, Philip Stephens discovers the effect of the London bombings on the meeting and asks what was really achieved and how Significant it will prove to be. Producer SimonCoates
8/8. The Rarity Factor. Why do we care so much about rare wildlife? How do animals and plants become rare? How has a preoccupation with the rare and beautiful affected conservation? And who says rare things are more valuable than the commonplace? Paul Evans 's visit to some rare wildlife is followed by a discussion about the subject. Producer Brett Westwood Rptd tomorrow 11am
1/5. By Margiad Evans. Ann Goodman returns from living with her cousins in Wales to look after her sick mother across the border. Her fiance, Gabriel, soon flies into a rage when he learns of Ann's encounters with the Parson, and her father's Master, the ill-tempered but charismatic Evan ap Evans. Abridged by Arnold Evans and read by Siriol Jenkins . Producers Kate McAll and Nigel Lewis
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