1/5. The Litvinenko File: the True Story of a Death Foretold. A week of readings exploring contemporary Russia begins with Martin Sixsmith reading the first of two extracts from his new book that sets out to discover who killed Alexander Litvinenko - and why. Abridged by Doreen Estall. The second extract is on Friday. Producer Erin Riley Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Litvinenko File: the True Story of a Death Foretold (available from 6 April) for E15.50 (RRP E16.99) incl p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to[address removed]or call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than ap per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Martin Sixsmith on Putin's Russia: page 119
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10.45 Stories for Another Day 1/5. A second series of autobiographical anecdotes about various projects that the writer Alan Plater failed to finish. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
2/2. The Rover car plant in Longbridge, Birmingham, closed in 2005. Since then Adrian Chiles has been tracing the stories of those who lost their jobs. He concludes this second series by finding out how the wider community has adapted over the past year. producer Lucy Lunt
2/6. Procreation and Procrastination. It's Edinburgh, its almost spring and there are armies of babies everywhere. Caroline grapples with incipient broodiness, her sister s colicky newborn, and a major revelation from Simeon. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie
Ireland v New Zealand
The 12th game of the Super Eight stage. held at the at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Commentary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Bryan Waddle and Arlo White , with analysis from Colin Croft , Ian Smith and Ramiz Raja.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 12.30am tonight
1/5. Violet Elizabeth Takes Control. Martin Jarvis returns with more tales of Richmal Crompton 's hero and his faithful Outlaws in an adventure that once again pits him against the fearsome wiles of their lisping nemesis, Violet Elizabeth Bott. Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Pete Atkin
1/4. The Carp. With comedian Paul Whitehouse on the banks of a secret lake, fisherman Chris Yates ponders on the carp's reputation as the wiliest of all freshwater fish in the first of a series exploring the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish. Producer Dan Shepherd
5/6. This week's guests on the literary quiz are Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is F Scott Fitzgerald , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
1/5. Three Dogs. Alan Plater 's early years, as told by some of the dogs in his life. The first of dramatised autobiographical anecdotes on the projects the writer failed to see to completion. Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from 10.45am
The intimate audio diaries of Major General Sir David Thorne , Commander on the Falkland Islands immediately after the war. His "letters" home give an unguarded insight into the tensions at the time between the British government, the military and the Falkland islanders. Introduced by Peter Snow. Producers Adam Fowler and Celia Ouartermain
4/7. Canada. Julian Pettifer investigates whether the drive to cut carbon emissions in British Columbia is consistent with plans for motorway expansions designed to help rapid economic growth. Repeated from Thursday
The Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, born 300 years ago, revolutionised the way we organise all plant life. At a time of increasing interest in evolutionary genetics and concern about biodiversity, the bestselling gardening writer Anna Pavord explores his colourful life and surprisingly enduring legacy.
1/15. In Jed Rubenfeld 's bestselling thriller, Sigmund Freud arrives in New York in 1909 just as a beautiful socialite is found dead in her apartment. Freud, and his American disciple, Stratham Younger , are soon drawn into a police investigation that reveals vice and corruption. Read by William Hope and Martin T Sherman. Abridged by Chris Dolan. Producer Bruce Young
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