New series. 1/6. In a series dedicated to walks that are good for mind, body and soul, Clare Balding joins music critic
Richard Morrison of The Times for a tour around
Benjamin Britten 's Suffolk, from Aideburgh to Snape Maltings, the site of the famous Aldeburgh festival.
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Nick Barraclough considers how backing vocals can transform a song, from the "doo be doos" of the 1950s to the innovations of The Beatles and the multitracked world of Joni Mitchell and The Carpenters.
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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4/8. Guests, including Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen , join Sandi Toksvig in the topical comedy panel game, with cryptic questions, satire and amusing newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate in Sheffield, where the panel comprises the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls, shadow Business Secretary Ken Clarke and Green Party leader Caroline Lucas. Repeated from yesterday
London, the late 1950s: a disenchanted George Smiley is engaged in the routine job of security vetting. When a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide not long after being cleared of Communist sympathies, Smiley investigates - and uncovers a deadly conspiracy with its roots in his own wartime past.
Robert Forrest's dramatisation of John le Carre's first novel.
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Sophie Dahl looks at the life, writing and passions of her grandfather, the children's author Roald Dahl. Through the voices of Dahl himself, his family and those who knew him, Sophie guides us through aspects of his life, including his role as a British informant in Washington, his marriage to Patricia Neal , and the stories that made him one of the most famous writers of the 20th century.
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2/2. 1857 India: a series of attacks has all but destroyed the Residency at Krishnapur. Swamped with squabbling civilians, the Collector is unsure how long his defences can hold out. By JG Farrell, dramatised by Shelagh Stephenson.
Repeated from Sunday
3/4. The Law and Protest. Clive Anderson and the panel discuss the distinctions in law between citizens' rights to peaceful protest and police powers to prevent violence and disorder. The conflict at the recent G20 demonstrations raised questions as to how acceptable it is for officers to tackle crowds using their powers under the Terrorism Act 2006. Rptd from wed
2/5. Paint. In Joan Smith 's atmospheric story, a young woman is hired by a city whizz-kid to redecorate his flat. But might he, or the apartment, be hiding something? Read by Joanne Whalley. Producer Martin Jarvis
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