Led by Canon Noel Vincent. God of Mercy, God of Grace
(Heathiand). Psalm 80, vv7-15. A Tender Shoot
(Goldschmidt). You Are the Vine (Daniels/Rigby, arr
Wilson). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.
1/5. May. Juliet Nicolson 's biography of the summer of 1911, drawing on the day-to-day life of queens, politicians, debs, women trade unionists, poets, butlers and schoolchildren. Shy Queen Mary dreads her husband's coronation ana confides in a friend "there is one thing I never did and wish I had: climb over a fence". Meanwhile, there is unrest at the docks. Abridged by Libby Spurrier and read by Emilia Fox. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson is available for E18.00 (rrp E20.00) including p&p. To order, 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
2/4. Playwright Jack Rosenthal 's memoirs, adapted or radio by his daughter Amy Rosenthal. Today an account of Jack's brief spell in the Navy and his early career at Granada TV, including the first broadcast of Coronation Street, for which he wrote over 100 episodes. Maureen Lipman Herself Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Maureen Lipman with urn mw
Sydney/Michael Winner/ Geoff Lancashire:
Mr Cecil/Harry Driver:
Jim Phoenix/George/Captain/ JackHaworth:
Woman/Ursula/Director's PA/ Maxine:
6/6. James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Sue Limb and John O'Farrell. The subject for pastiche is Thomas Hardy and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden RptdSatllpm
With the Luftwaffe bombing Belfast and evacuees fleeing in her direction, Marcia's key concern is to ensure she is assigned "a better of class of family". But in war, things rarelv turn out as planned. By Christopher Fitz-Simon . Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm
1/5 Singles. When Connie goes on a singles holiday she strikes up an unexpectedly meaningful relationship with her room-mate. Read by Lynda Bellingham. The first of five Radio 4 commissions repeated as a tribute to the writer Clare Boylan , who died earlier this year. Producer Heather Brennon
1/4. Scheherazade. A journey through The Arabian Nights, also known as The Thousand and One Nights. From Aladdin's lamp to genies, this medieval collection of stories-within-stories has become part of the English language. Novelist and Arabist Robert Irwin explores Scheherazade, the woman who escaped death by turning survival into an art form. Producer Jo Glanville
3/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Mermaid Theatre in London. This week's panellists are Graham Norton , Marcus Brigstocke , Clement Freud and Pam Ayres. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. April in Ljubljana. By Dominic Power. In the first of this week's five short plays about men preparing to celebrate their partner's birthday, a woman plans to mark her birthday by enjoying a break in Ljubljana, alone. But her commitment-hunqry younger boyfriend has other ideas.
Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from 10.45am
2/3. A Laudable Invasion? The story of a dodgy dossier and an unlawful invasion: the story of the Laudabiliter, a papal letter, which for 800 years became the legal precedent for English occupation of Ireland. But Mike Thomson has new evidence that claims that the Laudabiliter was
"sexed-up " and possibly entirely faked. Producer Neil George
New series 1/3. Africa: the Power of Two Wheels. Mark Stephen discovers the importance of the bicycle as a global barometer of social, economic and environmental change. He visits Namibia, where a bicycle can give access to healthcare, education and work, which sheer distance often renders impossible. Producer Monise Durrani
1/10. Ernest Hemingway's passionate novel based on his own experiences in Spain during the Civil War.
When a young American volunteer joins a band of peasant guerrillas hiding in the mountains, he encounters both the taciturn men who will be his compatriots in arms, and a young woman, Maria. Abridged by Miranda Davies and read by Martin T Sherman. Producer Amber Barnfather RT DIRECT: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway is available for E7.99 including p&p. To order, 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
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