1/5. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly 's new biography of Giacomo Casanova , abridged by Amber Barnfather. The young Giacomo is a sickly boy, born to a family of actors in Venice who don't expect him to survive long. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order the hardback book Casanova by Ian Kelly for E18 (RRP E20) including p&p, send cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
Alasdair Sandford reports on French Finance Minister Christine Legarde 's attempts to amend employment practices and modernise the French economy. The first woman to hold the post claims it's time for her countrymen to drop their famed extended lunch breaks and 35-hour working weeks. Producer Claire Burgoyne
4/6. Museum-based sitcom by David Nobbs. It's the first children's day at the museum and the dog-counting competition is not going well.
Producer Colin Anderson
RT DIRECT: To order The Maltby Collection for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed]at the checkout
3/6 Dickens and Dizzy. Charles Dickens meets an ambitious young politician and journalist named Benjamin Disraeli in the weeks prior to Queen Victoria's coronation - but the two do not get on. Deborah Davis 's s drama imagines what would have happened if Dickens had remained a newspaper editor.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale
Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis:
1/5. Schubert and Me. In the first of five monologues from bit-players in musical history who have been implicated in the deaths of great composers, a young woman reveals the revenge she took on the composer who failed to keep his promise.
By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Jenny Harrold. Producer Sara Davies
21/30 Broadcasts from the Cosmos.
Heather Couper looks at the discovery of radio waves in space. The readers are Annette Badland ,
John Palmer , Julian Rhind-Tutt , Robin Sebastian and Timothy West. Producer Martin Redfern
2/6. A classic edition of the comedy panel game from 2000, broadcast as a tribute to chairman Humphrey Lyttelton , who died in April. With Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer.
Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy. Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Saturday at 2.04pm RT DIRECT: To order I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (10 CDs) for just £9.74 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com
6/15. Anthony Trollope 's satirical novel, The Way We Live Now, is given a modern twist by Jonathan Myerson. Today Paul is visited by an old friend.
Additional roles played by Beth Chalmers ,
Stephen Critchlow , Chris Pavlo , Dan Starkey and Joan Walker Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd from 10.45am
Rt Hon Jeremy Longstaff:
Sheikh Izdihar Behrooz:
1/10. Set on the western fringe of Australia, Tim Winton 's ninth novel is the story of a boy mesmerised by the sea, spellbound by the surf and soon tempted out beyond his limits. Read by Richard Roxburgh and abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book Breath by Tim Winton for E13.49 (RRP E14.99) call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
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