3/14. Helen Mark meets people involved in a community environmental project along the banks of the Ballinderry River in Northern Ireland, and gets up close and Personal with the endangered white-clawed Crayfish. Producer Helen Chetwynd Repeated on Thursday at 3pm
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. 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 chairs the debate from Cardiff University, with Zac Goldsmith , the Conservative candidate for Richmond Park, Daily Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon , and Chuka Umunna , the Labour candidate for Streatham. Rptd from yesterday
Originally staged by the National Theatre in 1990, David Edgar's powerful play charts the dramatic and dangerous transition of a fictional Eastern European country from hard-line Communism to the beginnings of Western-style democracy. It's 1989, crowds are gathering in the streets, and the Soviets are refusing to send in the troops. The government is on its own and faces a stark choice: suppress the demonstrators or instigate reform.
Presented as part of Radio 4's 1989 season.
Original music by Malcolm McKee. Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild.
See also Word of Mouth on Tuesday at 4pm
Czechoslovakia eases restrictions on foreign travel and Swapo wins Namibia's first democratic elections. John Tusa continues his daily series, recalling events in 1989. producers Barney Rowntree and Joby Waldman
Clive Anderson is joined by Jack Jones , Alan Davies and guest interviewer Emma Freud.
Martha Wainwright sings an Edith Piaf number and there is a blues performance by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. Producer Cathie Mahoney
For 19 years from 1935, the Lux Radio Theater, sponsored by a well-known soap manufacturer, brought Hollywood blockbuster movies to the airwaves, using the original cast if possible and, if not, often substituting even more illustrious stars. Radio productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon were broadcast live with a full orchestra and were shorter and pacier than the original movies. Jeffrey Richards looks back at a time when radio boasted the biggest names in Hollywood.
(Shortened rpt on Mon at 3pm)
2/2. Bel Ami's first wife and mistress are in the church to see him marry again - but will their knowledge of his past threaten his glittering future? Guy de Maupassant's novel is dramatised by Frances Byrnes.
Repeated from Sunday
5/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Kenan Malik , Melanie Phillips and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
1/6. Adlestrop. Written in 1915 about a two-minute stop at a railway station in the Cotswolds, Edward Thomas 's poem has long been loved for its evocation of high summer, rural England and the intimation of changes to come.
Presented by Peggy Reynolds. Rptd from Sunday
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