With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With Clifford Longley.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today
New series 1/4. Andrew Marr examines the people of England today by comparing them with some quintessentially English characters, both real and fictional, beginning with Agatha Christie 's sleuth Miss Jane Marple. Producer Tom Alban Repeated at 9.30pm Spoken word choices: page 121
Led by John Forrest. Lord, I Come Before Your Throne (Critchley). Genesis 25, vv20-34 For the Joys and for the Sorrows (Kendrick). Great Is
Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). With a trio of singers directed by Andy Silver.
1/5. Robert Macfarlane 's account of his journeys in search of British wilderness begins on Skye. in the sanctuary valley of Coruisk - the cauldron of the waters. Abridged by Linda Cracknell and read by Richard Greenwooa. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Wild Places, published today, for £16.99 (RRP E18.99) incl p&P, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed] call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Pick of the week: page 120
Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Lover 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen
Singer Pauline Black (of The Selecter), who has often felt uncomfortable in the countryside because of her colour, travels to the particularly white south-west of England to meet the black farmer and prospective Tory
MP. Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones . Producer Mi!es Warde
Spoken word choices: page 121
1/4. Cold Call. By David Holt. A wealthy pensioner has a sudden yen for a conservatory. Will his tyrannical cleaning lady agree to the extra work or will he find a new lady in his life?
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
Gordon Stanley Baxter Michelle:
Mrs Judge Pam Ferris Dean:
Consumer reports with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Melanie Abbott visits Greece to find out more about the industry that has sprung up around the supply of cheap drugs.
See also Crossing Continents on Thursday at 11am
New series Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' questions on personal finance. Producer Martin Bedford
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8/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the stopwatch comedy panel game from the Hay Festival, where the panellists are Marcus Brigstocke ,
Paul Merton , Maureen Lipman and Pam Ayres. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. Marguerite Duras 's semi-autobiographical novel, set in Saigon in 1929, concerns a poor15-year-old French girl who meets a wealthy Chinese man on a ferry crossing. Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths from a translation by Barbara Bray.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd from 10.45am
3/3. Faith, Hope and Technology.
Tessa McGregor learns how water and wildlife have returned to the Mesopotamian Marshes that were drained and destroyed by Saddam Hussein in 1991. Producer Alasdair Cross
1/10. Richard Yates 's story of a generation of US troops who returned from the Second World War and tried to adjust to family life in the 1950s. It centres on a young couple whose boredom, love affairs and dashed hopes are turning the American dream to ashes. Read by Trevor White and abridged by Elizabeth Burke. Producer Kate McAll RT DIRECT: To order Revolutionary Road for £7.99 inc p&p, send a cheque 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
This tribute to the jazz singer, author and raconteur who died in July features Melly recalling his experiences of partying and performing, and his passion for fishing at night. With music by Bessie Smith and Cab Calloway.
Recorded in 1996. Producer Richard Bannerman
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