1/5. William Fiennes 's memoir of a magical childhood spent in a moated castle and a tender tribute to his older brother, Richard, who suffered from epilepsy. Today, Pike fishing in the moat preoccupies five-year-old William, while Richard's seizures worsen and a severe form of epilepsy is diagnosed. Abridged by Viv Beeby and read by Dan Stevens. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Music Room is available for £13.49 (RRP E14.99) inc p&p. Send a cheque, payable to Sparkle Direct, to: [address removed]. call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only
Sir Richard FitzHerbert owns Tissington Hall in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, but he and his family are struggling to remain there in the current economic crisis. Here, the baronet seeks advice from other historic-house owners. Producer Janet Graves
6/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the sixth heat of the eclectic music quiz, in which the contestants are from London, Lymington in Hampshire and Lewes in East Sussex.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Leading actors from the RSC and the National Theatre are to perform the Bard's best bits live in Brighton - but they're stuck in traffic. Devised by Jonathan Cullen and Richard Hahlo , based on an original idea by Pippa Smith.
Producer Karen Rose
6/75. Beau and Byron - the Romantic
Rebellion. The interior designer continues tracing the history of male peacockery with a focus on Lord Byron, who famously sat for a portrait in an Albanian nobleman's costume. Llewelyn-Bowen dresses in similar fashion to commune with the poet. Producer Susan Marling
6/10. Sally's courier mission becomes deadly dangerous, and Ruth is sent to interview the enigmatic Romer. Melissa Murray 's dramatisation of William Boyd 's thriller.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. Around 300 violent and troubled children aged between 10 and 16 are held in secure units across the country, where anger management courses and drug and alcohol counselling help to rehabilitate them. Winifred Robinson follows 15-year-old convicted robber Mitchell as he addresses his behaviour and plans for a better life on his release. Producer Sue Mitchell
2/8. A Burning Issue. An investigation into the popularity of wood-burning stoves in the UK and the role that this form of energy could play in meeting the Government's renewable targets. A range of heating schemes is explored, from small-scale devices capable of heating a home to proposals for a massive biomass power station in Port Talbot, south Wales.
Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts Rptd on Thu at 1.30pm
1/10. Betty MacDonald 's hilarious account of survival during the Depression. Her sister Mary, more talented and determined than
Betty, is certain that anybody can do anything - especially Betty, who leaves her husband and his chicken ranch and goes back to the bosom of her warm and noisy family in Seattle. Abridged by Jennifer Howarth. Read by Debora Weston. Producer Mary Ward 'Lowery
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5/8. Say hello to Dorothy, the farmer who squeezes every last penny from her livestock. Continuing Jonathan Coe 's black comedy. Adapted by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage
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