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Breaking Away. Denis Tuohy explores the lure of the promised land versus the pull of home forthis Mothering Sunday. With music by Chuck Berry and Joseph Haydn and words by Vikram Seth and Charles Dickens. Producer Jane Jeffes. Rptdatll.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Tuohy
Music By:
Chuck Berry
Music By:
Joseph Haydn
Unknown:
Vikram Seth
Unknown:
Charles Dickens.
Producer:
Jane Jeffes.

John Sergeant speaks on behalf of a charity which helps prevent blindness and restores sight to people in the UK and in the developing world. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: British Council for Prevention of Blindness, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

The Love and the Longing. A service for Mothering Sunday from St Martin in the Fields, London, led by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley . With Professor Frances Young. Director of music Paul Stubbings.

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Unknown:
Frances Young.
Music:
Paul Stubbings.

Nigel Rees hosts a panel game about quotations.
With Samantha Bond , Patrick Barlow , Roger McGough and Peter Kellner. Reader Patricia Hughes. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Samantha Bond
Unknown:
Patrick Barlow
Unknown:
Roger McGough
Reader:
Peter Kellner.
Reader:
Patricia Hughes.

Simon Parkes reports on how farmers and fishermen are rebuilding their communities and their livelihoods in Orissa, India, in the aftermath of last year's hurricane and floods.
Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Parkes
Producer:
Rebecca Wells.

The Romantics and the 20th Century. Concluding herthree-part series, Jane Hanson explores the connections between literature, nuclear physics and the music of the spheres -the ancient belief that the motion of the planets produces sounds which have a direct influence on our music. Producer Radek Boschetty. Repeated Saturday llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Hanson
Producer:
Radek Boschetty.

Garden historian Caroline Holmes continues her three-part tour offamous gardens built by former empires. 2: The Moorish Gardens of the Alhambra, Spain. The Islamic rulers of medieval Spain introduced sensuous gardens which were imbued with great spiritual significance. Their intricate designs were far ahead of the rest of Europe. Wafting fragrances, waterfeatures and patios are just some of the ideas we have inherited from them. Producer Mukti Jain Campion

Contributors

Unknown:
Caroline Holmes
Producer:
Mukti Jain Campion

The conclusion of Virginia Woolf's novel, dramatised in two parts by Eileen Atkins. Ten years on, the Ramsay family makes a second visit to Scotland. There are poignant memories of those who have died in the intervening years. As Lily Briscoe watches on the shore, the promised visit to the lighthouse is finally achieved.
Director Cherry Cookson. Repeated Saturday 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Eileen Atkins.
Unknown:
Lily Briscoe
Director:
Cherry Cookson.
Mrs Ramsay:
Vanessa Redgrave
Mr Ramsay:
John Wood
Lily:
Juliet Stevenson
William:
Edward Petherbridge
Charles:
Robert Glenister
Minta:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cam:
Alison Pettitt
Mr Carmichael:
Gavin Muir
Paul:
Tom George
Andrew:
David Thorpe
Young James:
George Allonby
Older James:
Peter England

Juliet Stevenson and Paul McGannjoin Frank
Delaney to read a selection of listeners' requests for Mothering Sunday. And novelist and poet Helen Dunmore introduces some of her own poems on being a mother and a daughter. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson
Unknown:
Paul McGannjoin Frank
Introduces:
Helen Dunmore
Producer:
Viv Beeby.

Composer Robert Walker describes life on the Indonesian island of Bali, to which he emigrated in 1992, settling in the village of Karangasem. 3: Bribes and Busybodies. Walker meets the immigration official who reckons a new visa is worth the cost of an airfare.
Producer Andrew Green. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Walker
Producer:
Andrew Green.

The last of four programmes examining some of fiction's best-known characters. La Dame aux
Cameras Alexander Dumas. A look at tuberculosis in literature. Susan Jeffreys is joined by Professors David Coward and Elizabeth Wilson , and by chest consultant John Moore-Gillon , to examine literature's most famous consumptive. Producer Francesca Plowright

Contributors

Unknown:
Alexander Dumas.
Unknown:
Susan Jeffreys
Unknown:
David Coward
Unknown:
Elizabeth Wilson
Unknown:
John Moore-Gillon
Producer:
Francesca Plowright

Being drunk is often treated as a bit of a laugh. In the first of two programmes about alcohol, Wendy Robbins wonders whetherthejoke is wearing thin. Producer Charles Sigler (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Wendy Robbins
Producer:
Charles Sigler

The Year Zero. A new constitution, newtechnology, the new global economy- British politicians seem in love with change. But isthere anything really new going on? With Melanie Phillips. Rptd from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Melanie Phillips.

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Kebabbed: the Story of the Political Interview Ian Hargreaves looks at how political interviewing has changed. Editor John Evans

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Editor:
John Evans

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