With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
This week, to mark the programme 50th birthday, listeners born on the same day - 28
October 1957 - share their moving stories and vivid memories of Britain over the past five decades.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/
Andrew Marr and guests Kathleen Burk
Craig Venter. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks ana Martin Palmer set the week's cultural agenda. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at , www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/tactual/starttheweek.shtmi
1/5. Lindy Woodhead 's biography of Harry Gordon Self ridge, founder of the department store. A gambler, philanderer dandy and showman, he was also the father of modern retailing. Read by Lindsay Duncan and abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Order Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfrige or E16.50 (RRP ET7.99) inc p&p, by cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed]or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than op a minute) quoting RT, or visit wwwrtdirect.sparkledirect-COM
More public art has been erected in the past
15 years than in the whole of the previous century. But the public often hate it.
Jolyon Jenkins discovers what's behind the boom and why people prefer statues of otters ana dolphins to the conceptual art they ve been
Served. Producer Jolyon Jenkins -
A comedy in which Lai (Indian) and Paul
(British-Asian) are an odd couple who run their own dry-cleaning shop. The path to true love is littered with obstacles - age difference, guilt, cultural chasms and ph/moloav. By Bettina Gracias.
Producer/Director David Hunter
Listeners' personal-finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. producer Diane Richardson
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1/5. Wednesday. A divorced mother prepares for another painful meeting with her estranged children. Stella Gonet reads the first story from a collection by Dorothy Whipple , an often neglected writer of the interwar years. Abridged by Jules Wilkinson. Producer Justine Willett
New series 1/10. Professor Eamon Duffy starts his examination of the lives of prominent pontiffs by going back to St Peter from whom all popes trace their authority and symbolism of their office. Producer Chris Ledgard
4/6. Nominating the ideas offered by the public for genius status is comedian Dave Gorman and his guest Gyles Brandreth.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order Dave Gorman Genius CD for £ 11.49 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting [number removed]. or visit www.bbcshop.com, entering [number removed]at the checkout
6/10. In order to prove her son's innocence Mrs Ross sets off into the vast emptiness of the Canadian wilderness. Chris Dolan 's dramatisation of Stef Penney 's debut novel.
Producer Kirsty Williams
7/8. The Only Great Ape in Asia
Orangutans are the only great ape found in Asia, surviving in the disappearing rainforests of Borneo and northern Sumatra. Patrick Morris and Barrie Britton visit a colony in Sumatra, where research has uncovered the extraordinary relationship between mothers and their offspring. Repeated tomorrow at 11am Spoken word choices: page 137
1/10. A professional ghostwriter is offered the plum job of writing the memoirs of Britain's former prime minister, Adam Lang. Douglas Hodge reads the new political thriller by Robert Harris. Producer Lisa Osborne RT DIRECT: To order The Ghost for £ 17.50 (RRP £18.99) inc p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed], or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
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