1/5. Hanan al-Shaykh tells her mother's story in a tender memoir that opens windows on the lives of Arab women in mid-20th century Lebanon. She begins by reflecting on her uneasy relationship with her mother. Read by the author with Sirine Saba as Kamila. Translated by Roger Allen and abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Elizabeth Allard Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Locust and the Bird is available for E13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
2/6. Changing Tunes. Newfangle and Crag discover the blues and the troop of proto-humans go ape for it. But then the band splits and the hominid's dreams are shattered until he meets a mysterious primate impresario. Comedy by Adam Rosenthal with Viv Ambrose.
Producer Adam Bromley
New series. 1/6. Beryl Bainbridge , Ekow Eshun, Anthony Howard and Francesca Simon are the guests of Nigel Rees who quizzes them on the sources of quotations and sayings. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Sam Bryant Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
The winter of discontent, 1979: the Conservative Party has forced a motion of no confidence on the Labour government. As every vote counts, will Labour stalwart Alf, ill and dying in his Leeds hospital bed, be able to make it down to London to cast his crucial vote? By James Graham.
Producer Peter Kavanagh
Whiskers, Speaker of the House:
Australia v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the third match at Trent Bridge by Glen Mitchell and Simon Mann with expert analysis from Geoff Lawson and Dougie Brown. Producer Steve Houghton 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 5.15pm
6/6. Clive James , Ben Miller and Philip Pullman offer weird, surreal but interesting and amusing exhibits to the world's most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by Sean Lock. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: The Museum of Curiosity series one is available on CD for £11.69 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p by calling [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) or visit bbcsnop.com and enter [number removed]
1/5. Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon - the tenth-century Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress Teishi. It has been nine months since Lieutenant Yukinari and Lady Shonagon solved the crimes in the palace - and nine months since they parted. A chill wind brings ominous news, and a blood-stained letter from Yukinari. By Robert Forrest. Producer Lu Kemp Repeated from 10.45am
1/2. Last year the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner stepped down after blaming a lack of support from London Mayor Boris Johnson. Danny Shaw examines how the officer became embroiled in a bitter dispute. Producer Smita Patel
2/7. Economy on the Edge. Martin Wolf of the Financial Times examines the current state of the global financial markets and asks financial experts what the future may hold. Producer Sandra Kanthal Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm
New series. 1/6. Alcohol. Sue Nelson looks at the physiological effects of alcohol. She talks to experts and learns that understanding the actual mechanisms in the body remains under-researched and underfunded. Producer Erika Wright
1/10. A bittersweet romantic comedy by David Nicholls that follows the friendship between Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew. It begins on the day after graduation, the morning after they have spent the night together. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt .
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.
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