2/14. Matt Baker looks at plans for Owenstown - a Lanarkshire settlement based on the ideals of social reformer Robert Owen , and asks whether neighbouring mining areas could benefit from this vision of the future.
Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Rptd on Thursday at 3pm
Johnny Vegas contemplates the possibility of a future career on Spain Costa Blanca. With the demise of the British working-man's club and the unforgiving nature of popular culture, many comedic household names have followed their audiences to the Costas. Vegas asks if
Benidorm is the entertainer's elephants graveyard or a tribute to the glory of Comedy. Producer Sally Harrison
First broadcast on 6 Nov 1929, Week in Westminster was billed as a guide to Parliament for women. Peter Oborne celebrates the longest running radio programme by looking back on its 80-year-history and evaluating how political reporting has changed. Editors Marie Jessel and Peter Mulligan
Dispatches from foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. RT DIRECT: More From Our Own Correspondent is available for Â£8.54 (RRP Â£8.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]
Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical debate from Hartlepool and is joined by the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and Treasury spokesperson Vince Cable and author and documentary-maker Carol Gould. Repeated from yesterday
One of the greatest war novels of all time, the haunting, comic, lyrical and desperate story of a group of young German soldiers enduring, and coming to terms with, the realities of the First World War. By Erich Maria Remarque, dramatised by Dave Sheasby.
Originally broadcast on Radio 3 last year
John Tusa continues his daily series recalling the corresponding day's events in 1989 with the help of archive news and music. People take to the streets in the German Democratic Republic. Producers Robert Abel and Joby Waldman
Clive Anderson 's guests include interior designer and socialite Nicky Haslam , comedian Arthur Smith and actor Nigel Harman. With music from the Brand New
Heavies and Gurrumul. Producer Cathie Mahoney
New series. 1/8. Playwright
Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to a story in the week's news.
Rptd tomorrow at 5.40pm
19:00 - From Fact to Fiction
Series 7, The Man In The Suit
Playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz creates a fictional response to the week's news, prompted by Radovan Karadzic's first appearance at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
As Karadzic insisted that he needed more time to prepare his defence and claimed that his fundamental rights had been violated, there were many with other thoughts on their mind.
With Nigel Anthony, Annette Crosbie, Adam Kotz and Zoe Waites.
John Barrowman tells the story of This Is the Army, Irving Berlin's ground-breaking show that came to a Blitz-ravaged London in 1943 before setting out on a world tour that raised military morale and much-needed funds. The show's choreographer and Berlin's daughter recall how it was put together and the effect it had in places as far afield as Washington DC and Tehran. Shortened rpt on Monday at 3pm
1/2. Guy de Maupassant's story of political corruption and spin set in 19th-century
France centred on the inexorable rise of the ambitious Georges Duroy , dubbed Bel Ami. Dramatised by Frances Byrnes.
Repeated from Sunday
High Flight has become the most celebrated poem about the intoxication of flying. Sean Street looks at its history, author and unique place in the popular imagination, with contributions from former poet laureate
Andrew Motion and composer Bob Childcott. Repeated from Sunday
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