Michael Frayn discusses Afterlife, his new play, and Alexandra Fuller talks about her novel The Legend of Cotton H Bryant. Presenter
Andrew Marr also welcomes Amit Chaudhun , author of essay collection Clearing a Space. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
1/5. Katherine Ashenburg 's unsanitised history of washing documents society's shifting interpretations of what it is to be clean. The fascination for bathing started with the Greeks and Romans, who seemingly vied with one another to build the biggest baths. Read by Tamsin Greig. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Clean for ETI.69 (RRP £12.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than HP a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
Kate Betts reports on the Doncaster residents who were evacuated by the council to a caravan site when their homes flooded. One year on, some of them are wondering when their former houses will be ready for them to move back in. Producer Sarah Taylor
New series 1/6. Museum-based sitcom by David Nobbs. The museum is stuck in the past. so Rod decides to take some modernising action.
Producer Colin Anderson
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Bella wants to go to her grave confident that her children will never know what a wicked woman she had once been - but not even a shredder can wholly destroy the past. By Juliet Ace.
Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson
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1/5. The Child Spy. By
Alphonse Daudet. The first of five tales of bluff, double bluff, deception and betrayal.
An innocent boy, caught up in the Siege of Paris in 1870, is duped into espionage.
Read by Martin Jarvis. Director Rosalind Ayres
6/30. Philosopher Scientists. Heather Couper considers the work of Greek philosopher Thales - the first person to suggest that natural forces - rather than the actions of the Gods - were behind events such as earthquakes and eclipses. His work inspired Pythagoras, whose interest in geometry led him to realise the world was a sphere. This week's readers are Timothy West, Annette Badiand , Robin Sebastian , Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer. Producer Martin Redfern
5/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which Graeme Garden , Fred MacAulay , Michael Mclntyre and Lucy Porter are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
6/10. By Barbara Pym. When Miss Morrow and Miss Doggett decide to dispose of poor Constance's belongings, Jane wonders how to involve herself to satisfy her own curiosity.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis Rptd from 10.45am
As the credit crunch bites on small businesses and mortgage payers, Jenny Cuffe spends a week with people living on the edge of financial ruin. She offers advice on cutting debt and recommends positive ways forward. Producer Sally Chesworth
5/6. Medicines for Children. In order to make new drugs safe for children, new European laws are forcing drug companies to recruit babies and children into trials for drugs to treat anything from veruccas and asthma to epilepsy. The Government has committed E20 million to support the start of the process. Presented by Graham Easton. Producer Beth Eastwood
6/10. Barbara Gowdy 's story, abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths , about the abduction of a nine-year-old child in Toronto. Rachel, held in a basement by Ron, tries to reach the outside world through his girlfriend, Nancy. Read by Kathryn Akin. Producer Christine Hall RT DIRECT: To order Helpless for E7.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
3/4. Comedy show using sketches and songs to examine the particular pains of modern life. With Stephen K Amos , Jason Byrne , Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson. Producers Gareth Edwards and Alex Walsh-Taylor
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