Led by Mark Coffey. Awake, Awake to Love and Work
(Sheltered Dale), Exodus 35, vv30-end; 36, v1. Who Can Express the Noble Acts of the Lord? (SS Wesley), Angel Voices, Ever Singing (Angel Voices). With the Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music David Poulter.
Organist Philip Rushforth.
1/5. Running Off with Romilly.
Jessica Mitford, known as Decca, eloped at 18 to the Spanish Civil War, moved to America where she joined the Communist Party and became a radical journalist for whom the term "muckraking" was invented. Her letters, edited by Peter Y Sussman, give intimate insights into her extraordinary life and are read this week by Rosamund Pike and Tom Chadbon.
Producer Chris Wallis
Repeated at 12.30am
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What role did Karl Marx, the Bronte Sisters, the saxophone riff from Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, and Enver Hoxha, dictator of Alabania, all play in the troubles in Northern Ireland? They were PhD subjects studied by paramilitary prisoners who became passionate and disciplined students. Kevin Connolly hears from three "lifers" and asks them if prison education has moderated their views or simply made them better-educated extremists.
2/5. Eliza's Progress. Having received promotion and a pay rise, Eliza's husband has to cope with the reaction of his less diligent travelling companions, an intruder in dead of night, and keeping track of his new patent leather shoes. By Barry Pain. Adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor. Producer/Director Ellen Dryden
Consumer reports, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Including an examination of a little-known law that could provide much-needed housing for the homeless. Under the Local Government Planning and Land Act. 1980, any member of the public may make a Public Request to Order Disposal (or Prod) of an unused property, to bring it back into use. Each day this week housing specialists nominate a unused property in their area for the Prod treatment.
12/17. Four contestants from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robertson. Producer Richard Edis
In 1843 the trial of Daniel McNaughton made legal history. McNaughton had killed Edward Drummond , secretary to the Prime Minister, Robert Peel , having intended the bullet for Peel himself. It was the first time someone was found not guilty by reasons of insanity. Steve Gooch 's play lets McNaughton tell the story himself. Producer Marilyn Imrie
New series 1/5. Thora Hird. Alan Bennett reads a second set of extracts from his book of essays and diaries, beginning with the radio monologue he wrote for the much-loved actress Thora Hird , which became her last professional recording. Abridged by Gordon House. Producer Gordon House
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New series 1/5. Singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading begins a musical pilgrimage across Ireland. Beginning in Dublin, she meets singer Mary Black and pop cellist
Vyvienne Long, and samples some vibrant traditional music. producer Susan Marling
New series 1/5. A series of fictional stories about asylum from the point of view of the people working on the frontline at a large airport with the job of dealing with asylum seekers. Bob is an immigration officer at a large British airport and he's got a lot on his mind right now. When he spots a woman and child who have arrived on a flight from Pakistan, his suspicions are aroused and he pulls them over for questioning. By Sarah Daniels.
Repeated from 10.45am
3/3. The year is 1848, the Habsburg court have fled Vienna, and the emperor Ferdinand is being asked to step aside. But the Habsburgs managed to return to power, only to be finished off by the First World War.
Misha Glenny concludes his history of one of Europe's longest-lasting dynasties.
New series 1/8. Evidence from the Earth. Gabrielle Walker finds out how global warming is changing the natural world, witnessing the melt-back in Greenland and the effects on corals in the Pacific, and learning how changing rainfall is causing suffering to the lemurs of Madagascar. But there's good news too: the red fox and the moose are on the march. Producer Julian Hector
6/10. Dilly's daughter, Eleanora, has begun a fledgeling literary career, but her husband finds her ambition a threat to their marriage. Edna O'Brien 's novel about love, family, loyalty and change is abridged by Neville Teller and read by Tina Kellegher. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
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