1/5 Playwright and diarist Simon Gray 's s frank, moving and often painfully funny account of coming to terms with terminal cancer; his self-proclaimed "last written words on the subject of myself .Read by Toby Stephens and abridged by Lu Kemp. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Coda for E13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
112. In 2006 Radio 4 followed the recruitment and training of three prospective prison governors. Clare English revisits the recruits in their first jobs and discovers whether the reality of prison management matches up to their expectations. Producer Deborah Dudgeon
4/6. To Your Very Good Health. With their spending on exercise machines and looking after themselves, Harry's parents seem in better shape than he is. Comedy about a cash-strapped son watching as his parents spend his legacy, by Clive Coleman.
Jess Antonia Thomas
Producer/Director Sam Hoyle
Juliet Stevenson and David Haig star in an adaptation of CS Richardson's charming and thought-provoking debut novel about a couple who are everything to each other, in the last days of a loving marriage.
Producer/Director Di Speirs
1/5. At the Forest's Edge. Five stories read by distinguished actors in their 80s begins with Alec McCowen reading
David Pownall 's tale. A poignant insight into the relationship between a father and daughter. Director Martin Jenkins
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1/4. Stewart Henderson joins children at sleepover events around the UK. He joins a Brownie troop from Manchester on a visit to The Deep, a huge aquarium in Hull. What is it like to snuggle up next to the sharks? producer Eve Streeter
4/4. With no ability whatsoever, Milton Jones becomes a health and diet guru who plans to take over the world by means of a walnut-shell-and-nettle face scrub.
Starring Milton Jones with Tom Goodman -Hill, Ingrid Oliver and Ben Willbond. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary.
Producer David Tyler Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. Arrivals. It is the late 1920s. Bright young Cecilia Summers , recently widowed, and her sister Emmeline who runs a travel bureau, share a small, sunny house in north London. But a chance encounter changes everything. Elizabeth Bowen 's story is dramatised and directed by Deborah Paige.
Producer Marilyn Imrie Repeated from 10.45am
2/4. The Darien Scheme. Last year was the 300th anniversary of the union between England and Scotland, but it was not high-minded politics that brought the two countries together - it was a disastrous colonial expedition in Panama that drove Scotland into England's arms.
Michael Portillo delves into the real story behind the coming together of these great nations, and asks why it has virtually been forgotten. Producer Tom Alban
4/9. Spain. The BBC's Madrid correspondent Steve Kingstone examines the growing antagonism between Spain's socialist government and the Roman Catholic
Church, which has come to a head over changes to religious and social education in schools. Many fear these could further dilute the Catholic values that for many define
Spain's national identity. Repeated from Thursday
Chris Rapley tells the story of Joseph Black , the Scottish chemist who first identified carbon dioxide, and contrasts it with the discovery that the gas contributes to the greenhouse effect and, as such, is a threat to the planet. Read by Crawford Logan. Producer Louise Dalziel
1/5. Emilia Fox reads this celebration of friendship and the healing power of music, set in Suffolk during the Second World War. Written by Alexander McCall Smith and abridged by Lu Kemp. Producer Kirsteen Cameron
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