Helen Mark explores the Celtic legend and natural beauty of Tory Island, a tiny plot off the coast of Donegal, home to 170 people and an important breeding site for wintering birds such as the corncrake.
Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
Hitchhiking in France as a student in the 1970s, former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell discovered - and became hooked on - the music of Belgian singer/songwriter Jacques Brel, which explored much deeper and darker emotions than most pop music. Now, 30 years after Brel's death, Campbell goes to Paris to meet Brel's friends and family, and to delve into the secrets of his life and music.
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant
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Mike Walker 's dramatisation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn 's portrayal of a single day in Stalin's prison camps, repeated as a tribute to the author, who died last month.
Director Ned Chaillet
PG Wodehouse wrote lyrics for hundreds of songs that appeared in around 40 musical comedies. He worked with composers like Jerome Kern and Cole Porter , making an invaluable contribution to the development of musical comedy on Broadway and in the West End. Ben Elton explores this forgotten side of his literary hero. Repeated from Tuesday
Jane Garvey presents highlights of the weekday Woman's Hour programmes.
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To mark 30 years since the Winter of Discontent (1978-9), Anne Perkins examines the causes and consequences of the strikes that paralysed Britain at that time - action that had been precipitated by the Labour government's ruling that pay rises be kept below five per cent. Producer Jane Ashley
1/3. Squire Bramble and family embark on their whistle-stop tour of Great Britain encountering adventure, mayhem and the enigmatic Humphry Clinker.
Tobias Smollett 's uproarious satire of 18th-century life is adapted by Yvonne Antrobus.
Other parts played by Stephen Critchlow ,
Liz Sutherland and Chris Pavlo Repeated from Sunday
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1/7. Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the ethical issues behind the week's news. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Repeated from Wednesday
Eighty years ago The ABC of the BBC,
Eleanor Farjeon 's collection of alphabet poems, gave a lively impression of the corporation in its early days, and what the audience thought of it. Now Wendy Cope writes her own contemporary "ABC of the BBC". What has changed and what remains the same? Repeated from Sunday
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