J/5. Dona Croll reads Lorna Goodison 's portrait of past generations of her family in Jamaica. She begins by recalling her greatgrandfathers, including Englishman William Harvey , shunned by his peers for marrying a black woman, and George Wilson , an Irish sailor who was bewitched by a young Creole. Abridged by Miranda Davies. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: From Harvey River is available for £14.39 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
2/2. As the less well-known, wealthier neighbour of Dubai, Abu Dhabi has never sought the limelight. But, with potentially disastrous timing in the light of the global economic crisis, the emirate has embarked on a massive cultural development programme, building beach resorts, housing and museums. Jenny Clayton investigates. producer Tom Jackson
Tension mounts as an English couple make their way across a treacherous Himalayan mountain range. Meanwhile, a mysterious
Nepali is stalking them, getting closer by the day. Psychological drama by Jod Mitchell.
Producer/Director Conor Lennon
1/5. Josh. Families with talented children talk about the decisions they make to help them fulfil their potential. Josh has won a coveted place at Elmhurst dance school, associated with Birmingham Royal Ballet, but his parents have to dig deep to make sure his dream comes true. Producer Sara Conkey
3/6. As the countries of the former Soviet bloc prepare to mark 20 years of democracy, Katie Derham and the team look at how our curiosity to travel and experience Eastern Europe has affected those destinations. Producer David Prest
1/6. John Lloyd and Sean Lock throw open the doors of the world's most curious museum to receive musician and producer Brian Eno , co-founder of Viz comic Chris Donald , and comedian Dave Gorman bearing new exhibits to delight and amaze the ear. producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
15. By Lou Wakefield and Carole layman. Financial problems force Vera to live on her allotment, while Irene finds a rich friend reduced to begging.
Producer Liz Webb Repeated from 10.45am Radio features: pages 118-119
Philip Sweeney travels to southern France to investigate a network of concentration camps set up 70 years ago when refugees fled over the Pyrenees after the Spanish Civil War. Stories of shame and starvation, fear and disease are told in first-hand accounts and historical documentation, revealing how Jews, Gypsies, Algerians and immigrants escaping persecution in their own countries have been detained over the years.
7/7. Hard Times in Middletown USA. How the recession is affecting Muncie, Indiana, once the most widely studied small town in the world after the Rockefeller Institute published a scientific study in 1929 of a "typical American city". Repeated from Thursday
6/10. Georgy and Anastasia steal out of the Winter Palace in disguise to see the White Nights. But are they being watched? David Warner reads John Boyne 's novel, abridged by Nevile Teller. Producer/Director Heather Larmour RT DIRECT: The House of Special Purpose is available for E13.49 (RRP E14.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
Few radio listeners who heard the avuncular, softly spoken tones of the naturalist Maxwell Knight knew he was, in fact, one of the most important figures in MI5. Writer and historian Christopher Lee tells the story of the man who was "M" and discovers what it was about Knight that made him Britain's most successful spymaster of all time.
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