Tom Sutdiffe chairs a discussion with Amanda Vickery , Simon Jenkins of the National Trust and anthropologist Daniel Miller on the meaning of home today. Producer Olivia Seligman Repeated at 9.30pm See also A History of Private Life at 3.45pm
1/5. Shirley Williams , one of the "Gang of Four" who founded the SDP in 1981, reads her autobiography. She recalls childhood memories and the enormous influence of her mother and father, the author Vera Brittain and philosopher George Caitlm. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 2.30am RT DIRECT: Climbing the Bookshelves is available for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) inc p&p. Call [number removed] inai rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
In 2008, Bristol won the bid to become
Britain's first Cycling City, despite having lots of hills and narrow roads. Miles Warde cycles around the city to find out how the initiative is working on the streets. Producer Christine Hall
6/6. Walter continues to be suspicious of his wife's attempts at reconciliation. By David Nobbs.
Julia Deakin wire s attempts at reconciliation. By David Nobbs ,
Producer Colin Anderson
Matt Lucas stars in Alan Stafford's freewheeling jaunt through the bizarre world of musical humorist Gerard Hoffnung. It's 1956 and the fruity-voiced raconteur, tuba player and occasional Quasimodo impersonator is about to unveil his latest madcap scheme - a Hoffnung Music Festival. Broadcast to mark the 50th anniversary of Hoffnung's early death.
Producer Adam Bromley
Director Lissa Evans
1/30. The Bed. Amanda Vickery 's series reveals the hidden history of home life over the past 400 years. She draws on first-hand accounts from letters and diaries, many of which have never been heard before. Today's focus is on how husbands and wives negotiated power in the matrimonial bed in the 16th century.
Featuring readers Deborah Findlay , John Sessions , Madeleine Brolly and Simon Tcherniak. Producer Elizabeth Burke
5/5. Researching the life of an adoptive relative is often challenging. Listeners who have been through this emotional process talk to Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt , who offer advice on the best way to proceed. Producer Claire White
10/10. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair as Graham Norton and Paul Merton discuss how to outdo the other panellists - Gyles Brandreth and Pauline McLynn.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
1/5. By Amelia Bullmore. On the first day of her new job DCI Sue Craven encounters a burnt corpse and meets her latest partner, Watende Robinson. Before the day is out, her secret past has started to become a professional problem.
Producer Justine Potter Repeated from 10.45am
2/9. Who's Afraid of the BNP? With the BNP appearing regularly in the headlines, Kenan Malik considers what the liberal response should be. He examines whether it's time for a more sophisticated public debate about what the BNP stands for.
Producer Smita Patel Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm
1/10. Ivan Turgenev 's story of the eternal struggle between the generations and the rise and fall of a charismatic young nihilist.
Arkady returns to his doting father and uncle in the country, with a quest who looks set to ruffle some feathers. Peter Carson 's translation is read by Douglas Hodge.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: Fathers and Sons is available for E8.50
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