4/6. Michael Buerk talks to Mark Dowd , whose boyhood dream was to be a Dominican friar but who chose to leave the order when he fell in love. What obstacles did he encounter and what were the consequences of his actions? Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett Repeated at 9.30pm
2/5. When she is discarded as the mistress of the profligate Sir Harry Featherstonhaugh , pregnant Emma falls upon the charity of another young aristocrat. Through him she meets the recently widowed Sir William Hamilton. Read by Polly Walker. By Kate Williams. For further details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am
Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Master, Speak! Thy Servant
Heareth (Ottawa). Luke 6, vv12-19. 0 How Glorious Is the Kingdom (Harwood). Soldiers of Christ, Arise (From
Strength to Strength). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Graham Eccles.
Alan Bennett reflects on the life of his Beyond the Fringe comrade Dudley Moore , based on a collection of letters that Moore wrote over 15 years to Peter Cork , his old music teacher at Dagenham High School, covering the period from Moore's move to Hollywood in 1980 until the onset of the rare neurological disease supranuclear palsy. With Moore's biographer and musical partner
Rena Fruchter. who supported him through the last years of his life, and some of Moore's music and performances. The reader is Ron Cook. Producer Nick Russell-Pavier
Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
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New series 1/3 The Opener. The first song of a musical has the job of setting the tone of the whole show, musically, lyrically and in terms of staging. Russell Davies looks at examples, from Kiss Me, Kate to Chicago. Producer Merilyn Harris Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Simone is about to hit 30 and feels bleak about her future, her love life and her singing career. An unexpected botanical birthday present arrives that changes everything in the most delightful way, in this surprising musical comedy by Sharon Shrubsall.
Songs performed by Jacqui Dankworth and James Pearson Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Roxana Silbert
12/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet3ibbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)
2/5. The Last Comeback. An ageing diva returns to her home town, where she expects to be interviewed by a local journalist who happens also to have been her first love. Joanna Tope reads this story by Sian Preece. For further details see yesterday
7/30. With a religion that believed children were best off with God in heaven, how did Puritan parents cope with their grief when their little ones died?
Michael Morpurgo explores how the Puritan ethos affected family life. The readers are Jack Blumenau, Philip Fox, Adam Godley, Sara Kestelman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Gerard McDermott and Timothy West.
For further details see yesterday
New series 1/9. Barrister CliveColeman cuts through the legal jargon and cross-examines the latest issues in the law and the legal system, and how they affect our everyday lives. Producer Hugh Levinson ; Producer Innes Bowen
New series 1/10. Sue MacGregor talks to Lesley Abdela , founder of the 300 Group for women in politics, and to historian Greg Neale , about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm
New series 1/6. The return of Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis 's topical sitcom about hapless backbencher Duncan Stonebridge (played by James Fleet ). After a turbulent week at the Labour Party Conference Stonebridge is hoping for a quiet weekend at his constituency home, but local politics, in the shape of Britain's ugliest building, intrudes. With Simon Greenall as Tom the train guard. Producer/Director Adam Bromley
New series 1/10. A year after the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, Kate Clark investigates the consequences of allowing extremist Islamic groups and their humanitarian wings to play a major role in the relief and recovery operation. Editor David Ross ; Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
3/8. Every baby in Britain is given injections for a whole host of common diseases. Health professionals argue that children are being better protected than ever, but some parents fear they're starting to resemble pin cushions. Dr Mark Porter looks at vaccinations, how whooping cough is re-emerging and, as winter approaches, how flu vaccines are created. Producer KatyHickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
6/6. The Three Smugateers. The year is 1652 - the country, France. And the music - stadium rock. Chris Martagnan has a mission - to bring truth, justice and boredom to the world. Martagnan joins the world-famous Three
Smugateers. All for smug and smug for all! Starring Mel Hudson , Dave Lamb and Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell
2/3. Bomber Former Soviet, British and American submariners reveal to Andrew Smith the unique pressures and intense boredom that arose from the strategy that required them to remain hidden during the fraught period Of the Cold War. For details see yesterday
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