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The final part of the drama-documentary series that explores the life of the British soldier down the centuries. 6: The Volunteer. By Mike Dorrell.
It is the Spring of 1900 and young Albert (
Michael Legge ) has postponed his legal studies to fight in South Africa against the Boers as a volunteer with the Imperial Irish Yeomanry. His letters home to his sweetheart in Belfast describe his growing disillusionment with the campaign. Historical background is provided by Professor Ian Beckett and Dr Jacqueline Beaumont. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Dorrell.
Unknown:
Michael Legge
Provided By:
Professor Ian Beckett
Provided By:
Dr Jacqueline Beaumont.
Producer:
Sara Davies

By Giovanni Guareschi. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
4: The Fear. Don Camillo turns detective to identify the mi irriprpr of a fascist. Director Chris Wallis

Contributors

Unknown:
Giovanni Guareschi.
Dramatised By:
Peter Kerry.
Director:
Chris Wallis
God:
Joss Ackland
Narrator:
Joss Ackland
Don Camillo:
Ian Hogg
Bishop:
John Moffat
Smilzo:
Donald McBride
Brusco:
Trevor Fox
Mancini:
Ben Crowe
Pizzi:
Ben Crowe
Spoccia:
Deka Walmsley
Moretta:
Charlie Hardwick

A newly married Bengali wife, grows bored and lonely, while her husband goes out to work. The arrival of Amal, her husband's brother, has staggering consequences.

Contributors

Writer:
Rabindranath Tagore
Dramatised By:
Nandita Ghose Charu
Director:
Celiade Wolff
Charu:
Lolita Chakrabarti
Amal:
Paul Bazely
Bhupati:
Shiv Grewal
Manda:
Sakuntala Ramanee
Umapada:
Ravin J Ganatra
Auntie:
Jamila Massey
Joshoda:
Thusitha Jayasundera

Five Latin American stories representing writing by some of the continent's finest literary minds. 1 Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon
By Colombia's Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Balthazar creates the most beautiful birdcage in the world and it changes his life. Read by Andrew Wincott. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Contributors

Unknown:
Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Read By:
Andrew Wincott.
Producer:
Anne-Marie Cole

In a series of five programmes this week Susie Emmett travels the world to talk about colour, uncovering the light and dark aspects -the craft, the charm and the cut-throat commerce - of the people in the far-flung communities that supply the pigments, that colour our clothes, food and furnishings. 1: Seeing Red
A colour associated with life and vigour but one that means death to a particular beetle. Peruvians are passionate about carmine red from cochineal, but what place is there forthis real red in a modern world? Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Contributors

Unknown:
Susie Emmett
Producer:
Rosie Goldsmith

Suave and resilient chairman Nicholas Parsons braves verbal batterings and challenges four panellists to speak for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Tune in tonight to hear Tony Hawks on Avoiding Income Tax, Clement Freud on Petit Pois, Julian Clary on Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks and Paul Merton on the Perfect Murder. Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on six volumes of audio cassette. in addition to a specially designed box set. at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Julian Clary
Unknown:
Paul Merton
Producer:
Claire Jones

By Mike Harris. Dramatised in five parts from the intimate letters and diaries of Leo Tolstoy and Sonya Behrs. 1: Two Sisters. Toistoy is introduced to the Behrs family. He finds the two eligible daughters most intriguing. But which one will he choose?
Director Clive Brill Repeat of 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Harris.
Unknown:
Leo Tolstoy
Unknown:
Sonya Behrs.
Director:
Clive Brill
Old Sonya:
Patricia Hodge
Tolstoy:
Mark Strong
Sonya:
Catherine McCormacK
Lisa:
Lucy Robinson
Tanya:
Daisy Smith
Mrs Behrs:
Susan Brown
Agatha:
Susan Brown
Mr Behrs:
Michael N Harbour

In an age where pluralism rules and everyone has the right to believe what they like, is there still a place for people who believe they've got a monopoly on the truth? Ernie Rea meets believers to find out what drives them. Producer Phil Pegum

Contributors

Unknown:
Ernie Rea
Producer:
Phil Pegum

Dr Raj Persaud chairs a debate on schizophrenia, where listeners put questions to a panel of experts. The panel includes Professor Robin Murray , head of general psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, Cliff Prior of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship, Dr Hilary Foster from the Assertive
Outreach Service, Surrey, Oaklands NHS Trust and Rufus May, a clinical psychologist diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia.
PHONE: [number removed] Producer Marya Burgess

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown:
Professor Robin Murray
Unknown:
Cliff Prior
Unknown:
Dr Hilary Foster
Producer:
Marya Burgess

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