1/4. Pail Privatisation. Sue MacGregor invites veterans of one of the most controversial reforms of he Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major to relive the privatisation of the railways. Rptd from Sunday at n.isam
5/5. Written and read by Bill Bryson. ne school, where he learns the facts of life, and melts the heart of the careers teacher - but not in a good way. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
Star City was once the Soviet Union's covert cosmonaut training base, camouflaged and guarded near Moscow At the height of the Cold War it was off limits for journalists.
Jonathan Charles has been given unique access to the training facilities, and speaks to some of the cosmonaut heroes Of the USSR. Producer Patricia Lalla
New series 1/4. Craig Brown 's satirical history of Britain begins in the 1920s and 1930s, when DH Lawrence of Arabia writes Lady Chatterbox's Llama; and John Yogi
Bear discovers the BBC but finds there's not much on. With Joss Ackland , Eleanor Bron , Rory Bremner.
John Humphrys , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-bmun . Written by Craig Brown , producer victoria Lloyd
Stories of army lives and loves in 1920s peacetime Brighton, dramatised by Roy Apps from the memoirs 01 Sergeant Bill Jupe. Producer/Director Celia de Wolff
Old Dick/Sgt Major:
NatWest Series: England v Pakistan
The penultimate one-day international in this season's five-match series takes place at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Arlo White , who are joined by experts Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time
5/5 Yellow Coal, Part 2. Dr Leker has proposed a new form of energy, derived by absorbing man's spite and using it as a source of power. And it seems there is an inexhaustible source. Read by Laura Fraser. For further details see Monday
New series 1/8. SandiToksvig begins her tenure of the chair of "the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio." With Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Mark Steel. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Brecon, Wales, puts questions from the week's news to a panel including Baroness Jay, former Leader of the House of Lords, and the design guru Stephen Bayley. producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
Six mini-dramas from European radio, providing a snapshot of Europe's perception of itself today. The Unexpected Dane. Written by Kasper Hoff , translated by Jonathan Sydenham. The Unexpected Finn. Written by Harri Virtanen , translated by Aleksis Meanev. Rain Doos. Written bv Alexander Adolph. Rain in My Suitcase. Writtten by Rommi Smith. Lullaby sung by Nahla Eljack Donald and I. Written by Fabrice Melquiot , translated by Myriam Heard. Expecting Rain. Written by Dubravko Mihanovic , translated by Mislav Brecic. Producers Jesper Bergmann , Pekka Kyro , Holger Rink , Polly Thomas : Directors Anders Lundorph , Mikko Ahonen , Hans Helge Ott , Polly Thomas Myron Meeron , Mislav Brecic
Danish Prime Minister:
5/10. Cicero returns from Sicily with boxes of evidence against Gaius Verres. The scene is set for one of the great courtroom dramas of the ancient world. By Robert Harris.
For further details see Monday
5/8. Julia Ward Howe. The American academic
Elaine Showalter joins presenter Matthew Parris to discuss the life of the 19th-century American writer Julia Ward Howe. With Professor Gary Williams. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm
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