The British Beer and Pub Association claims that nearly four village pubs are closing every day because of low sales and spiralling costs. Helen Mark visits Rippondale to see how one family-run pub is bucking the trend. Producer Nicola Humphries Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm
Ian Fleming 's niece, Lucy, sets out to discover more about her uncle, James Bond 's creator, by delving into his archive and speaking to people who knew him. She talks to his wartime girlfriend and stepdaughter and concludes that what she reads in the press doesn't give the full picture. Featuring Roger Moore as the voice of Ian Fleming. Lucy Fleming also appears in this afternoon's drama, Fleming's Dr No, both programmes marking the centenary Of Ian Fleming 's birth. Producer Lucy Greenwell See also The Saturday Play.Dr No at 2.30pm Radio features: pages 128-129
England v New Zealand
Commentary on the second day of the Second Test from Old Trafford by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Bryan Waddle , with summaries by Vic Marks , Jeremy Coney and Angus Fraser.
Producer Adam Mountford * approximate times TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm
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James Bond is sent to investigate a strange disappearance on the island of Jamaica.
Broadcast to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth.
See also James Bond, the Last Englishman, Monday 8pm
Radio features: pages 128-129
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Jane Garvey presents highlights of the week's Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridge RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP E8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD223
Charles de Gaulle of France appeals for support as riots continue across France. John Tusa continues the daily series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. Producers Nicky Birch , Lucy Dichmont and Barney Rowntree
1/2. Laurie Taylor marks the 60th anniversary of the Reith Lectures, charting their evolution, the controversies, and their influence. In 1948, the BBC inaugurated the Lectures with Bertrand Russell as the first speaker. Over the following 60 years, the Reith Lectures have been no stranger to controversy, be it in relation to views on premarital sex, the effect of Thalidomide, or the fact that the lecturer was too darn boring. Producers Sheila Cook and Richard Fenton-Smith
1/3. Thomas Hardy 's tragic story, dramatised by Helen Edmundson , of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child.
Repeated from Sunday
4/4. Bail. In the light of statistics suggesting a number of criminals commit serious crimes while on bail, Clive Anderson and guests debate the necessity for courts to tighten up on granting bail. Repeated from Wednesday
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