1/5. Camilla Carr and Jonathan James 's account of their 14-month ordeal when they were taken hostage by Chechen guerrillas in 1997. At midnight in July masked men burst into the couple's room. Read by Emma Cunniffe and Adrian Rawlins. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Sky Is Always There for £14.99 inc P&P. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
V2. Journalist Mike Wooldridge travels from Nairobi to the Rift Valley to examine the causes and aftermath of the shocking violence that erupted in Kenya at the turn of the year. He explores the role of the political talks brokered by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Producer Ruth Evans
2/6. Satirist Craig Brown presents a bundle of parody, social observation and nonsense in a romp through anything that's newsworthy and a good many things that aren't. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis McLeod , Sally Grace , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer victoria Lloyd
Polly, a ten-year-old girl, sends an email to her favourite author asking her why there haven't been any new books recently. The writer responds that she is old and has run out of stories, but there are other, deeper reasons for her inability to conjure tales from her imagination. By Jane Rogers.
Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
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1/5. At Home with Dormice. A series of stories, written and read by Julia Blackburn , of life and survival for the animals and people who live in a mountainous valley in Liguria in northern Italy, where Blackburn has made her home. "A family of dormice are sleeping in a crack in the outside wall of our house." Producer Mary Ward-Lowery
1/5. Capitalism allows anything to be turned into a money-making scheme. That's the belief of US satirist Joe Oueenan , who meets the pet psychics, naked yoga instructors and magicians of violence who prove his point. Here, he talks to the celebrants who, for
$600, will turn any event in your life into a milestone, and that includes divorce and losing your job. Producer Miles Warde
6/6. James Walton hosts the literary quiz, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined by guests Peter Kemp and Andrew Davies. George Eliot is the subject for pastiche and Beth Chalmers is the reader. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
6/10. Penrose thinks he might have made a breakthrough in his investigation.
By Nicola Upson, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. To mark the 60th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel,
Jonathan Freedland explores the complex relationship between British Jews and the Jewish homeland. The first programme traces the history of Anglo-Jewish attitudes to the Zionist project. Producer Helen Grady
With 70 per cent of its population connected to high-speed internet, South Korea is the world's most "wired" country. But there is also a growing addiction to computer gaming. Julian Pettifer investigates. Producer Lucy Ash
Tom Mangold tells the story of a fruit that turns sour to sweet and the entrepreneurs who planned to market it in the States in the 1970s. Their dreams of producing a sweetener were shattered when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suddenly banned their product. Mangold investigates a tale of dirty tricks and industrial espionage in the far from sweet world of sugar and its artificial alternatives. Producer Adam Fowler
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1/10. Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future as she nears her 100th birthday at Roscommon mental hospital. Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings. By Sebastian Barry , abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
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