1/5. in the form of a medieval Book of Hours, author Katherine Swift charts the formation of her Shropshire garden across the seasons. She likens it to finding one's place in the world and putting down roots. Abridged by Viv Beeby. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order The Morville Hours (released 5 May) for £16.50 (RRP £17.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
2/2. 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. The fragile deal brokered by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan may have led to some optimism but unless the issues are addressed it could all unravel and lead to even more bloodshed. producer Ruth Evans
3/6. Satirist Craig Brown presents a bundle of parody, satire, social observation and nonsense, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with the help of John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis McLeod , Sally Grace , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd
A boy and his troubled young mother take to the road across Australia in search of the freedom and love she craves. By Louis Nowra.
Additional roles played by William Doughty , Leon Ewlnq and Sashka Koloff Producer Judith Kampfner
1/5. The Crop. The first of five stories providing insights into social and cultural life in contemporary North Africa. In Gamal el-
Ghitani's story, an Egyptian farmer is dazzled by a deal offered by a glitzy international hotel, but his sons don't trust it a bit. The reader is Essam EdriSS. Producer Mark Whitaker
1/5. From Japan to Chicago. A series that demonstrates how music can lead people to cross borders and relocate their lives. After her mother's suicide,
Japanese singer Yoko Noge followed her love of blues to its heartland in the north of America - Chicago. Producer Rachel Hopkin
New series 1/6. David Mitchell hosts the second series of this panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents. Guests are Alan Davies ,
Simon Evans , Tony Hawks and Phill Jupitus. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. Week Three: a Land Fit for Heroes? Vanessa Rosenthal 's series reaches the years 1918-30, exploring events of the 20th century through real correspondence from the great, the good and the ordinary.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated from 10.45am
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8/8. Somalia. Rob Walker goes in search of the Somali insurgents fighting against
Ethiopian troops, and asks whether Ethiopia's intervention has helped to create precisely the threat they had hoped to eradicate.
Producer Bridget Harney Repeated from Thursday
New series 1/6. Mission to Mars. Early next year, six Russian cosmonauts will simulate a mission to Mars by being shut in an imitation spacecraft for 500 days. How will they cope? Richard Hollingham reports from Moscow. Producer John Watkins
6/10. Roseanne, a resident of a mental institution, remembers her time as a waitress in the Cafe Cairo where she first met Tom McNulty and his brother Jack.
Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings.
By Sebastian Barry , abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
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Sketch show from one of the writers for The Now Show, The News Quiz and That Mitchell and Webb Sound, featuring Kevin Baker , Tom Goodman-Hill , Sarah Hadland , Marianne Levy and John Finnemore himself. Producer Ed Morrish
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