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Andrew Marr is joined by four guests including
Monica Grady , a mineralogist at the Natural History
Museum, who talks about Martian meteorites, among otherthings.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Marr
Unknown:
Monica Grady
Producer:
Alice Feinstein

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By Caroline Moorhead. For more than 60 years, the fearless advocate of freedom and justice reported on the major events of the 20th century, including the Spanish Civil War and the liberation of Dachau. Along the way she had countless affairs as well as famous but short-lived marriage to Ernest Hemingway. Read by Sian Thomas and abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Caroline Moorhead.
Unknown:
Ernest Hemingway.
Read By:
Sian Thomas
Unknown:
Doreen Estall.

A ground-breaking initiative is transforming the lives of adults and young people on a Portsmouth estate.
By giving residents the power to make key decisions about their area, youth offending is down and parents' morale is up. Producer Liz Carney

Contributors

Producer:
Liz Carney

An unreliable history in six parts, created ana written by Barry Grossman. 5: Catherine Howard was an ambitious girl - one with a reputation and a Duchess as her adviser. _.__ AifredBurke
Producer John Fawcett Wilson Music by Jim Parker

Contributors

Written By:
Barry Grossman.
Written By:
Catherine Howard
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson
Music By:
Jim Parker
Henry VIII:
Jonathan Coy
Cromwell:
Milton Johns
Chronicler:
Alfred Burke

Continuing the four-part series of David Ashton's detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh.
A jewel theft finally brings one of Edinburgh's most infamous criminals within McLevy's grasp. But a blind young woman with the gift of second sight has prophesied approaching doom.

Contributors

Writer:
David Ashton
Director:
Patrick Rayner
McLevy:
Brian Cox
Jean:
Siobhan Redmond
Mrs Selkirk:
Stella Gonet
Ogilivie:
Jimmy Yuill
Millar:
Tom Smith
Mulholland:
Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach:
David Ashton
Hannah:
Colette O'Neil
Moira:
Kananu Kirimi
John:
Robin Laing
Grace:
Frances Thorburn

By Daniele del Giudice.
A series of five stories about flight and fliers that take us into a cloudy realm where nothing can be taken for granted. Read by Simon Russell Beale. 1: All Because of a Mistake
"If there existed some compartment of memory reserved for first times you would place take-off alongside first love-making, for the intensity of the two is identical."

Contributors

Unknown:
Daniele Del Giudice.
Read By:
Simon Russell Beale.
Producer:
Mark Burman

The British genius for invention is only matched by their ability to let those inventions, and their profits, slip through their fingers. Poet and comedian
Matthew Harvey investigates how a new generation of inventors are learning to make them happen and not get ripped off.

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Harvey
Producer:
Fergus Colville

The godfather of all panel games visits the Grand
Theatre and Opera House in Leeds. Ross Noble 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:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown:
Colin Sell
Producer:
Jon Naismith

At the Bank. Bobby Baker is terrified of parties but it's herwork's Christmas do on Friday. Deciding that her only hope is her new self-help guide, she practises in a different situation each day. Today she takes a practical approach by going to her local bank to see how much money she has. Written and performed by Bobby Baker. Additional material by Clare Allan. Producer Lucy Bladwyn Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Bobby Baker.
Unknown:
Clare Allan.
Producer:
Lucy Bladwyn

William Dalrymple investigates the roots of spirituality in Britain. 4: Black, Two Sugars. To the Evangelical missionaries and Empire builders of the 19th century, God was an Englishman. Dalrymple learns how the Victorians saw the British Empire as God's way of making himself known to the world. Producer Rosemary Dawson

Contributors

Unknown:
William Dalrymple
Producer:
Rosemary Dawson

Julian Pettifer goes to Laos to see how the country is opening up to the world while retaining a tight grip on its people and politics. When the communists took over, Laos became a forgotten corner of Asia. Now, still governed by an authoritarian regime, it is reaching out to its South East Asian neighbours in the hope of cashing in on their economic growth. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Pettifergoesto Laos

3: The Rock Eaters. Biologist Mike Dilger presents the last of three subterranean journeys in search of life beneath ourfeet. Today he meets the microbes that appear to feed off rock. Deep below the sea, or at the bottom of iron ore mines in South Africa, these microbes have a bizarre metabolism quite unlike anything seen above ground. Their discovery has forced scientists to question whether life began beneath our feet? Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Dilger

By Akira Yoshimura , adapted in ten parts and read by Nicholas Farrell. 6: Takuya is settling into his life as a labourer. But when he catches a fellow demobilised soldier stealing from the workshop, he finds himself the centre of the unwanted attention. Producer Lu Kemp

Contributors

Unknown:
Akira Yoshimura
Read By:
Nicholas Farrell.
Producer:
Lu Kemp

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