1/5. Based on a collection of hundreds of letters from a British army officer to a young Japanese woman, this is a true story of a love affair that spanned decades ana continents. It begins in 1904 as Arthur Hart-Synnot sets out to learn Japanese. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. Abridged by Jill Waters and read by David Horovitch. Producer Jill Waters
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1/2. The country's only dedicated Family Court, in Wells
Street, London, has lifted its ban on reporting and allowed
Jenny Cuffe inside. She meets district judge
Nicholas Crichton and his team, who deal with cases of child custody on a daily basis. producer smita Patel
3/4. The writer's memoirs, adapted by his daughter Amy, continue with the golden period when Jack was firmly established at Granada television, married Maureen Lipman , and wrote some of his best-known plays.
Other characters played by members of the cast
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs
Amy Rosenthal (child):
New series 1/6. The cryptic treasure hunt returns with David Stafford at the helm. Guest panellists Rod Liddle ,
Lars Tharp and Daphne Fowler race against the clock to locate a treasure where the X marks the spot. Producer Sarah Rowlands Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
in this moving play about memory, loss and the suicide of his father, writer Tim Wright makes a personal journey in search of Oldton, the town of his childhood, which he lost when his father died. Including contributions from a website community who offer Tim advice and their own stories of things that go missing. Jonathan Cullen
Producer/Director Pam Marshall
1/5. Writ in Water. Helen Dunmore 's story is the nrst of a week-long series exploring the complex nature of recollection. Artist Joseph Severn recalls the final days of John Keats in a sequence of affectionate memories that creates an enduring portrait of the man who became one of poetry's most revered icons. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . Producer Elizabeth Allard
Fish - What Can We Eat? We are always told that eating fish is good for us, but which species or stocks can we cook with a clear conscience? Gerard Baker visits Scarborough fish market in his search for delicious, "ethically caught" fish and attempts to convince customers at the local chip shop that it's not cod they want, but coley. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
4/11. This week's panellists are Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Charles Collingwood and Tony Hawks. They try to avoid deviation, hesitation and repetition, and Nicholas Parsons is on hand to make sure they do.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Cars, the latest film from the makers of Toy Story and A Bug's Life. Plus the first of a series of reports on what makes music memorable. Producer Timothy Prosser
1/10. Butterfly Eggs for Breakfast. Kaukab is worried about the influence the radical Jugnu is having on her children. By Nadeem Aslam and adapted by Rukshana Ahmad.
Producers Shabina Aslam and David Hunter Repeated from 10.45am
3/3. A Date with Sewn. Radio 4's investigative history series continues with the story of a Jewish bombing campaign in the UK. Previously secret documents indicate that in 1946 the British Secret Service was concerned about Jewish terrorists destined for Britain on a mission to assassinate
Ernest Bevin. Mike Thomson tracks down former members of the Irgun and the Stern Gang terrorist groups and learns that it was not just Bevin who was in danger. Producer Neil George
3/9. China. Former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie returns to China to meet some of the Western-trained scientists there and discovers that not all of them follow international standards. Repeated from Thursday
2/3. Europe: the Once and Future King of the Road. More than 200 years after its invention, the humble bike could again become king of the road in the developed world.
Continuing his look at the importance of the bicycle as a global barometer of social, economic and environmental change, Mark Stephen - alongside an increasing number of commuters - braves the cycle lanes of London. He also travels to cycle-friendly Copenhagen. Producer Kate Bissell
6/10. I Love Thee Enough for Both. Robert Jordan has joined a band of guerrillas in the mountains. Now a patrol of cavalry approaches their hiding-place. Ernest Hemingway's passionate novel based on his own experiences during the Spanish Civil War. Abridged by Miranda Davies and read by Martin T Sherman. Producer Amber Barnfather
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