Helen Mark travels along the Poacher Line in Lincolnshire, a 55-mile railway route linking
Grantham and Skegness, and investigates why rural rail services are vital to the countryside. Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
3/3. In the last of her series on British culture in 1968, Miranda Sawyer discovers how the war that was really obsessing British writers was not Vietnam but the Second World War. Britain, it seems, was caught between a deep nostalgia and a need to blast holes in the safe version of the past. With contributions from Dad's Army creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft , theatre producer Michael White and the screenwriter of If, David Sherwin. Producer Phil Tinline
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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Eddie Mair chairs the topical debate in Almondbury, west Yorkshire, where the panel includes the Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, and the Liberal Democrat peer Julia Neuberger. Repeated from yesterday
Eddie Mair takes listeners' responses to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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Drama offering a unique reading of post-war history, chronicling the changing values and ideals of an individual across the period. The play follows an Englishwoman as she spends time aiding the French resistance in the 1940s, and through the years of peace that follow. By David Hare.
3/3 Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day. VashtiBunyan wrote Just Another
Diamond Day on her journey north in a Romany caravan to join Donovan's commune in the Outer Hebrides. Released in 1970 these songs would only properly surface 30 years later. Pete Paphides tells the Story. Repeated from Tuesday
Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes. Editor Jill Burridqe RT DIRECT: To order A Celebration of Mothers CD for £6.99 (RRP £8.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD223
As debate continues over the funding of the 2012 London Olympics,
Clare Balding looks back at the last time the Games came to London, in 1948. Three years after the Second World War, there were few new facilities, yet the Games were a great success. The programme includes archive recordings from, and fresh interviews with, those athletes who took part. Producer Emma Kingsley
1/3. Robert Tressell 's socialist masterpiece follows a group of builders hovering above the poverty line, as they renovate a house in the early 1900s. There's a shock in store for the workmen as their boss singles out one of the group. And Ruth and Easton resort to desperate measures. Adapted by Andrew Lynch.
Repeated from Sunday
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2/4. English Lessons. Jonathan Spence looks at China's relations with the UK through the prism of the three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions.
Introduced by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Tuesday
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