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A week of excerpts from Patrick Leigh Fermor 's best writings, abridged by Andrew Cummins and read by Tim Mclnnerny. In 1933, aged 18, Paddy determined to walk across Europe from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This journey marked the start of a lifetime of travelling and scribbling.
1: Bicycle Polo. Budapest, 1934, spring. Invited to stay with Count and Countess Wenkheim at their house on the Great Hungarian Plain, Paddy is initiated into the game of bike polo by a motley collection of Hungarian aristocrats and footmen. Producer Lu Kemp Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Abridged By:
Andrew Cummins
Read By:
Tim McLnnerny.
Producer:
Lu Kemp

Liz Carneytells the story of a remarkable collaboration between a west Yorkshire farmer and a group of Asian allotment holders. They lived in the same town but their lives were worlds apart - until they found a mutual interest in growing coriander. Producer Sally Chesworth

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Carneytells
Producer:
Sally Chesworth

An unreliable history in six parts, created by Barry Grossman and written by Jim Eldridge. 3: With Henry suffering from a surfeit of mothers-in-law, perhaps his luck will change with Jane Seymour.
Music by Jim Parker Producer John Fawcett Wilson

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Grossman
Written By:
Jim Eldridge.
Unknown:
Jane Seymour.
Music By:
Jim Parker
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson
HenryVIII:
Jonathan Coy
Cromwell:
Milton Jones
Chronicler:
Alfred Burke
Jane Seymour:
Jasmin Hyde
Lady Margaret:
Eve Matheson
Sir John:
John Webb
Antonio:
Jonathan Kydd

Peter Snow hosts the latest contest in the quest for the champion amateur quiz team of the year. This week Liverpool play Reading.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Snow
Producer:
Paul Bajoria

New series A four-part series of David Ashton 's acclaimed detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh. 1: Behind the Curtain. A death threat written in blood is found pinned to the wall of the leading lady's dressing room at the Parade Theatre.
Director Patrick Rayner

Contributors

Unknown:
David Ashton
Unknown:
Victorian Edinburgh.
Director:
Patrick Rayner
McLevy:
Brian Cox
Jean:
Siobhan Redmond
Belle:
Gabriel Quigley
Toby:
Alan Cox
Sir Edward:
Struan Rodger
Roach:
David Ashton
Michael -:
Perceval Maxwell
Hannah:
Colette O'Neil
Dan:
Simon Donaldson
Ellen:
Clare McCarron

The fi rst of five stories this week that might raise an eyebrow or two, abridged by Duncan Minshull. 1: In theAvu Observatory, by HG Wells. Read by Dermot Crowley. When you're star-gazing, you don't hear the noise outside ... Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Abridged By:
Duncan Minshull.
Read By:
Dermot Crowley.
Producer:
Duncan Minshull

Regional Variations (2)

Food and Farming Awards

Food and Farming Awards 2003

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sheila Dillon announces the winners in the 2003 BBC Food and Farming Awards from a ceremony at the BBC Good Food Show. Guests include Jamie Oliver, John Craven and Ken Hom.

The antidote to panel games pays a visit to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Jeremy Hardy joins Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, along with various collections and anniversary editions, are available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown:
Colin Sell
Producer:
Jon Naismith

By Damian Lanigan. Five plays exploring different father/child relationships. 1: Spooky Little Eyes Control freak Colin Nuttall becomes increasingly fraught as the birth of his first child approaches.
Director/Producer Jim Poyser Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Damian Lanigan.
Unknown:
Colin Nuttall
Producer:
Jim Poyser
Narrator:
Andrew Sachs
Colin:
Mark Chatterton
Baby:
Emma Clarke

William Dalrymple investigates the roots of spirituality in Britain. 2: God and the Air-Pump
Dalrymple gets to grips with a 17th- century piece of experimental machinery and assesses the impact of the New Science on the belief in fairies, the philosopher's stone and a miracle-working God. Producer Rosemary Dawson

Contributors

Unknown:
William Dalrymple
Producer:
Rosemary Dawson

Geoff Adams-Spink examines the price America is paying for its love affair with the law courts. Their litigation habit is now so widespread that in some states, health provision is being threatened.
Doctors working in high-risk areas are struggling to pay the insurance premiums and some are ceasing practising altogether. RepeatofThursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Adams-Spink

New series 1: Soil Safari. In the first of three programmes that travel progressively deeper underground to meet the bizarre creatures that live and survive in a world devoid of light, biologist
Mike Dilger embarks on a most unusual soil safari. Using sophisticated audio techniques, Dilger tracks an earthworm, narrowly avoiding hungry moles and predatory fungi as he uncovers a world of recycling and decomposition crucial to supporting life above ground. Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Dilger

Bram Stoker 's legend of the Transylvanian count, abridged in ten parts by Daragh Carville.
6: In London, Jonathan is terrorised by the sight of a familiar face in the crowd. rroaucerbemma McMullan

Contributors

Unknown:
Bram Stoker
Unknown:
Daragh Carville.
Jonathan:
Michael Fassbender
Mina:
Gillian Kearney
Dr Seward:
James D'Arcy
DrVanHelsing:
James Greene

Digital only
3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 1: Age 5-6 3.15 Reading Tree Stories: Age 5-6 3.30 Alphabet Time: Age 4-6 3.40
Alphabet Time First Phonics: Age 4-6 3.50 Playtime: Age 3-5
4.10 Hopscotch: Age 5-7 4.25 Scottish Resources: Age 7-9
4.40 Scottish Resources: Age 10-12

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. England begin their second series of the winter. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray , JonnySaunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
John Murray
Commentary By:
Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

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