With Clair Jaquiss.
Presented by Mark Holdstock.
With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr. Mona Siddiqui.
Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Regional Variations (2)
V5. A new biography of Billie Holiday , told through the voices of those who knew her. Written and narrated by Julia Blackburn. Abridger/Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am
Regional Variations (2)
Looking at a school offering an education to prostitutes in Cordoba, Argentina; Pop singer Kim Wilde on gardening with children; Girls and parental attention. Plus, room stewards.
6/20. The Woman's Hour drama. By George Eliot. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
1/2. Running Away to Sea. 2005 is the Year of the Sea, but Britain has never been less aware of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how life has changed for those at sea today. On a vast
Modern ship it can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands.
Ashore and afloat, merchant navy cadets and officers accompany Purves on her voyage down the years. Producer Vanessa Harrison
1/6. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and his colleague Charlie, receive a visit from Major Brown, who recounts a tale that begins with a most disturbing discovery. GK Chesterton 's collection of comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield.
Producer Simon Nicholls
Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.
8/12. A contest of cultural knowledge and lateral thinking between teams from Northern Ireland and Wales. With Nick Clarke in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Elvis is hell. At least, he is for Sandy, whose husband is so obsessed with winning the QuizElvis UK championships that he fails to notice his team members making plans of their own. Written by Rob John.
Producer/Director Roland Jaquarello
Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Paul Lewis and his guests.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Sarah Parfitt
1/5. Casting On. A young woman tries to come to terms with her unplanned pregnancy. "All the books in the library have pictures of women cradling their stomachs, and crunching apples and sticks of celery. But none of them tell you about your mind: that it vanishes, like your Waist, within the first few weeks." Ruth Thomas 's tale, read by Emma Currie , begins a week-long series of short stories about dramatic turning-points in people's lives. Producer David Jackson Young
[ 1/5. Five Weeks in a Balloon. To coincide with the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , adventurer Pen Hadow retraces the journeys undertaken by Verne's characters and meets people who've been
Inspired to emulate those adventures. Producer Penny vine
5/6 Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate the pleasures of the grape and invite listeners to join them for an interactive tasting. TEXT: [number removed]
Producer Paula McGinley Shortened
New series 1/13. The series that discusses issues that unite and divide us across the globe. With Gavin Esler. Producer Amber Dawson
News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
11/11 Who has the biggest gift of the gab?
Nicholas Parsons chairs the game in which panellists battle it out. From the Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Oliver faces the prospect of failure.
For cast see page 58 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets dramatist Nick Dear and novelist AN Wilson , who have both been inspired by The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Producer Stephen Hughes
Dorothea and Mr Casaubon have met Will Ladislaw in Rome while on honeymoon. Rosamund Vincy has met Dr Lydgate, while her brother, Fred, struggles both with his career and with debts. By George Eliot. Dramatised by Judith Adams.
Pianist James Moriarty
Repeated from 10.45am
The story of Ruth Ive who, at 22, was monitoring the secret wartime telephone link between London and Washington. Among the callers she listened in to, and censored if necessary, were Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt. Presented by Ivor Gaber. producer Fiona Ledger
8/8. Burkina Faso. Africa's answer to the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival happens in the West African state of Burkina Faso. While the streets of Ouagadougou may not attract the bikini-clad jet set, the film festival, Fespaco, gives African film-makers a chance to show off their talents. Annie Caulfield investigates. Repeated from Thursday
2/2. A look at chimpanzee behaviour - their cultural traditions, their use of tools and the way in which they communicate with each other. Andrew Luck-Baker talks to researchers who are convinced that these creatures have minds much closer to our own than anyone had previously imagined. Producer Alexandra Feacham
Shortened repeat from 9am
With Robin Lustig.
1/5. To mark the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , his classic piece of science fiction, in which Professor
Aronnax, who goes in search of a giant sea-monster, soon finds himself the "guest" of Captain Nemo, master of the Nautilus. Abridged by Roy Apps and read by Nigel Anthony. Producer David Blount
Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am
News and analysis from Westminster, with Sean Curran.
1/5. Biography of Billie Holiday by Julia Blackburn. Repeated from 9.45am
Ripley's Game (2/10) Tom Ripley is an outrageous character in modern crime-fiction. Here he pits his wits against dangerous adversaries in a genteel part of France. Abridged by Neville Teller , read by Stanley Tucci