New series 1/4. When Will the Tap Run Dry? Oil is the world's biggest business and the strategic commodity on the world stage. Tom Mangold explores the debate facing the industry today: will we run out of oil, and, if so, when? Producers Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler Repeated at 9.30pm
1/4. A Spare Pair of Arms and Eyes in the Back of My Head Wouldn't it be great to have an extra limb or to be able to see behind you? Len Fisher heads to the zoo to pick up some tips from the animal kingdom on what would happen if we remodelled ourselves. producer Monise Durrani
1/5. Bill Bryson reads from his new book about his childhood in America of the 1950s and 60s. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis.
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Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Madame Bovary 1/10. By Gustave Flaubert. Starring John Hurt and Sarah Smart. A French masterpiece of betrayal and wantonness.
The Woman's Hour drama. See drama repeat at 7.45pm
New series 1/6. Under Throckmorton. Sandwiched between the Vale of Evesham and the Malvern Hills is the tiny village of Throckmorton, the home of a giant old airfield. James Maw visits to ask what is a group of former soldiers doing speeding around the runway? Why is there no electricity in the church? What are dozens of brand new pianos doing in an old chicken shed? And what else will be revealed there? Producer Neil George
4/8. Cairo. Paul and Steve go in search of the elusive Mr Sullivan. By Francis Durbridge.
Producer Patrick Rayner
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In June 2002 Welsh businessman Peter Shaw was kidnapped in Tbilisi. For four months he was kept in total darkness, chained to the wall. His skull was fractured, and he didn't think he would ever see daylight again. Ed Talfan 's play tells the story of how he survived.
Producer Kate McAII
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New series Vincent Duggleby and guests answer your personal finance questions. Producer Samantha Washington PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm
1/5. Quadraturin. "Lowering his voice to a whisper the stranger said: 'We have been conducting experiments and we've discovered an agent for biggerizing rooms. Won't you try it?'" Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky , who wrote this week-long series of stories, was a prominent figure in Moscow literary circles in the 1920s and 30s, though he was all but unpublished when he died. Read by Andrew Sachs. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
1/5. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. "This is harder for me than it is for you." "It's all for the best in the long run." "I'm not ready for commitment right now." How does one finish a relationship? People talk about how they have made the final break. Producer SaraConkey
1/10. By Gustave Flaubert. Starring John Hurt and Sarah Smart. Dr Charles Bovary meets and marries Emma; he's happy for the first time in his life unlike
Emma, who is distraught to find her marriage lacks the passion and excitement of her fantasies. Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from a translation by Margaret Mauldon.
Pianist Stephen Reynolds
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am
Madame Bovary Snr:
Two men, now in their 80s, who were captured at sea during the Second World War and spent their adolescent years in prisoner-of-war camps in Germany, are reunited by Vanessa Collingridge. Producer Nick Patrick
9/9. Turkey. A bomb blast in Turkey is staged to look like the work of the PKK, a Kurdish paramilitary group, but the assailants turn out to be linked to the Turkish military. Who gave the orders? Paul Henley reports. Repeated from Thursday
It's been hundreds of years since the howl of the wolf has been heard on Scotland's hills but a group of determined activists are plotting for their return. Euan Mcllwraith meets members of the Wild Beasts Trust as they dream of a land where bears, boar, lynx and wolves roam free. Producer Rhona Brudenell
1/10. In republican Rome a young lawyer named
Marcus Cicero takes on a hopeless case. By Robert Harris. Read by Douglas Hodge. Abridged and produced by Lisa Osborne. RT DIRECT: Imperium by Robert Harris is available for E16.50 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
1/2. The Long Hot Summer of 1976. How have writers been inspired by incidents of strange weather? Peggy Reynolds talks to Ruth Rendell , Antonia Fraser , Ian McEwan , Stephen Poliakoff , Laura Wilson and Alex Wheatle about how the hot summer of 1976 affected their writing. Producer Phil Tinline
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