New series 1/3. Metaphor
Stephen Fry presents a treat for lovers of the English language. He begins by looking at metaphor, finding that language is shaped like a coastline by a flow of metaphors that erode, break down and eventually become part of everyday speech and writing. Producer Nick Baker Radio features: pages 110-111
1/3. John Claudius Loudon and the Derby Arboretum. Historian Tristram Hunt investigates the people and ideas behind our public parks. Loudon was the first major advocate of public parks for the burgeoning cities of 19th-century England, largely through his prolific literary output. Producer Erin Riley
1/5. Childhood. Adam Nicolson 's grandparents, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson , bought Sissinghurst in 1932 and turned it into one of Britain's best-loved gardens. Adam Nicolson reads his account of growing up there. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History (released 1 September) for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
The story of Jim Riordan and four other young Britons who were the first and last to be educated at the Elite Higher Party School for Communists in Moscow during the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War. Producer Mark Burman
Role Playing. The constant ringing of his doorbell causes Arthur to lose his train of thought. Comedy with Steve Delaney , Sue Perkins , Dave Mounf ield and Alastair Kerr. Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe
By Daniel Jamieson. Three lost people find unexpected meaning for their lives amid the buildings and architecture of Bath.
Director Marc Beeby
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1/5. The Deep. By Veronica Birch. An idyllic holiday in the tropics turns sour for Miranda and Andy as rifts appear in their relationship.
Helen Longworth reads the first of five stories in this series showcasing the work of emerging writers. Producer Gemma Jenkins
1/5 Thrushes. Brett Westwood helps listeners identify the birds visiting their gardens. In
Somerset, he is joined by Stephen Moss and Chris Watson to help single out members of the thrush family. Producer Sarah Blunt
5/10 Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game from the Pleasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Panellists include Paul Merton and Clement Freud. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
7/11. Guatemala and Canada Gold Rush
Bill Law travels to Guatemala to investigate the impact of a gold mine on the indigenous people, who claim the operation is damaging their health and community. Rptdfrom Thursday
1/3. The Stanford Prison Experiment
Claudia Hammond looks at psychological experiments that changed our understanding of the human mind. When
Philip Zimbardo set up a mock prison with his students as guards and inmates, the resulting behaviour was so aggressive that he had to call the experiment Off. Producer Marya Burgess
1/10. Nick Roker was a talented TV director until an accident on location destroyed his career and his memory. Jamie Glover reads Peter Grimsdale 's political thriller. Abridged by Jane Purcell. Producer Chris Wallis
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