1/5. Following the tragic death of his 13-year-old daughter Charlie in a rail accident on 3 December 2005 Reg Thompson began writing to her, to bring her closer and make sense of her wasted bright young life. After a prologue in which the author himself recounts the story of Charlie's death and how the family struggled to come to terms with the immediate aftermath of her loss, Jeff Rawle reads from these poignant epistles. Abridged by Joanne Reardon. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT- Dear Charlie - Letters to a Lost Daughter by Reg Thompson is available in hardback for £15.50 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheoue 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
Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys) 1 John 5, vv2-8. Exultate Justi (Viadana).
Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). With the Choral
Scholars of Leeds Cathedral. Director of music Benjamin Saunders. Organist Christopher McElroy.
1/2 There is a worldwide boom in container shipping and Britain's foremost container terminal, Felixstowe in Suffolk, is soon to be expanded to accommodate a huge increase in trade with the Far East. Heather Payton looks at why this port in particular is so attractive to shipping Operators. Producer Jasper Bouverie
4/5 Exit Eliza Eliza's husband appears to be in denial over the fact that he's going bald, and their new baby son has the unfortunate habit of being sick whenever his father speaks to him. Written by Barry Pain and adapted bv Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director/Producer Ellen Dryden
9/17 Four contestants from the North of England compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Nick depressed and haunted by dreams, is persuaded by Rachel to go camping in Wales. However, when they get to their destination, they find something that puts their relationship to the test. By Mike Akers.
Director Marc Beeby
Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Jessica Laugharne.
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26/30. The Kiddy and the Pork Chop. Michael Morpurgo traces one of the most important changes in the history of childhood: how economic improvements in the second half of the 20th century meant that children no longer had to contribute to the family purse. The readers are Maxine Evans , Oscar James , Sara Kestelman , Anna Maxwell Martin and Timothy West. Producer Beaty Rubens
1/5. 1913-Nightswimming. When Leonard Baker Eddy proposes emigrating to America, Alice can't contain her fear of the sea - brought on by the recent Titanic disaster, the numericals, and her unlucky red hair. Katie Hims 's drama follows the troubles of this seafaring family over the century following the introduction of the Morse code SOS distress signal in 1906. Producer Jessica Dromgoole Repeated from 10.45am
Tim Whewell examines the story of Polish officer Slavomir Rawicz , who claimed he escaped from the Soviet Gulag in 1956 and undertook a 4,000-mile journey on foot to India. The programme reveals the documentary evidence which decisively proves whether the account - which many commentators have doubted - is true.
Editor Nicola Meyrick ; Producer Hugh Levinson
8/9. India's Blue Hills. Tessa McGregor travels to India's
Nilgiri Hills, which turn blue once every 12 years when the rare kurunji f lower is in bloom. She also meets the Nilgiri tahr: half-goat, half antelope and a symbol of wild mountain habitats across the globe.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am
1/10. It's the early years of the Napoleonic Wars, and a company of dragoons brings disruption to a quiet Wessex village. By Thomas Hardy. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . Abridged by Lisa Osborne. Producer Lisa Osborne
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1/3. Geoffrey Wheeler explores the American vaudeville tradition, which supplied family entertainment for new settlers and provided a living for a vast army of itinerant performers. Among those destined for higher things were Fred Astaire , Bob Hope , Jack Benny and jazz singer Ma Rainey. Producer Libby Cross
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