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Book of the Week: The Wild Horse Diaries

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Blazhen Muzh
(Psalm 1). Revelation 19, vv6-10. Nina Otpuzhaeshi (Nunc Dimittis) Voskresenije Hristovo (We Have Beheld the Resurrection) (Rachmaninov). With Voskresenije. Director of music Jurij Maruk.

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Shipley.
Unknown:
Nina Otpuzhaeshi
Unknown:
Voskresenije Hristovo
Music:
Jurij Maruk.

With a disability that affects her mobility, and a 50 per cent chance of passing her condition on to her children, could Candida Harris justify bringing a baby into the world? She talks to the professionals who helped shape her decisions and meets other parents who have faced equally tough choices, producer Linda Pressly

Contributors

Unknown:
Candida Harris
Producer:
Linda Pressly

4/6. Civil War. Starring Penelope Keith. The search to find the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, where they soon get intimate in a cupboard full of EM Forster first editions. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Penelope Keith.
Dramatised By:
David Semple
Novel By:
Mc Beaton
Producer:
Carol Smith
Agatha:
Penelope Keith
James:
Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Hicks:
Lynda Baron
Mrs Friendly:
Joanna Brookes
DC Wong:
Stephen Hogan
Professor Wolf:
Simon Treves

13/17. The first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from London and the south of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson.
Producer:
Richard Edis

A comedy of property and proper tea. When John s new wife Marj runs off with all his money and Hughie from
Condiments of Distinction, the Happy Oasis cafe turns into the Slough of Despond, a transformation not even the arrival of his lona-lost mother seems able to reverse. By Val Syms.
Producer Chris Wallis

Contributors

Unknown:
Val Syms.
Producer:
Chris Wallis
Belle:
Thelma Barlow
John:
Phil Hearne
Stan:
Paul Broughton
Damien:
Stephen Fletcher
MD:
Rod Arthur
Giles:
Phillip Cotterlll
Rita:
Angela Walsh
Arthur:
Stephen Aintree
Maisie:
Genevieve Walsh
Dawn:
Lynda Thornhlll

By Daragh Carville
A week of stories from Irish writers on the theme of Families and Communities, Introduced by Rowland Rivron.
1/5. When woman delves into the history of her family, will she regret that she didn't heed her grandmother's warnings to leave well alone? Read by Frances Tomelty.

Contributors

Presenter:
Rowland Rivron
Author:
Daragh Carville
Reader:
Frances Tomelty
Producer:
Heather Brennon

26/90. The Scottish Empire. It took an unusually persuasive salesman to get people to invest in a colony on the Panama isthmus; the result was tragically disastrous. By Christopher Lee and narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Mark Heap , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. Producer Pete Atkin RT DIRECT: The hardback book of This Sceptred Isle is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown:
Mark Heap
Unknown:
Robert Powell
Unknown:
Rob Brydon.
Producer:
Pete Atkin

8/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are broadcaster Kate Adie , writer Christopher Matthew , novelist Dr Rosalind Miles and actor Ben Moor.
The reader is William Franklyn. Nigel Rees is the host. Producer Tilusha Gheiani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Adie
Unknown:
Christopher Matthew
Unknown:
Dr Rosalind Miles
Unknown:
Ben Moor.
Unknown:
William Franklyn.
Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Producer:
Tilusha Gheiani

A series of plays focusing on women caught up in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 1/5. The Pilgrim. By Theresa Heskins. Ann Vaux , cousin of the conspirator Robert Catesby , sets off from her Essex home on a pilgrimage to St Winifred's Well in Wales. On the way she visits some of the major Catholic families in the country and arouses suspicion.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Theresa Heskins.
Unknown:
Ann Vaux
Unknown:
Robert Catesby
Director:
Jenny Stephens
Ann Vaux:
Carolyn Pickles
William Waad:
Robert Lister
Father Garnet:
David Harqreaves
Jeanette:
Alison Belbir
St Winifred:
Charlotte Lowri
Catesby:
Richard Derringtor

In the mid-1950s, Bodmin in Cornwall became the centre of a Cold War scheme to teach 5,000 national servicemen to speak Russian. John Sergeant tells the intriguing story of the Joint Services School of Linguists, and former students Alan Bennett , Dennis Potter , Michael Frayn and Eddie George reflect the way this early exposure to the Russian language influenced their future careers, Producer isobei Eaton

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Unknown:
Dennis Potter
Unknown:
Michael Frayn
Unknown:
Eddie George

5/9. Pakistan. In a special report, George Arney follows one family from Luton as they travel into remote Kashmir to bring help to their relatives. And as criticism mounts of the military-led government relief operations, he asks whether this earthquake will shake up Pakistan's political landscape. Producer John Murphy Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
George Arney
Producer:
John Murphy

7/9. The Yellowstone Wolves. It's been ten years since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. They are now very much a part of the ecosystem and their effect on their prey species, mainly elk, is giving wolf biologists a wonderful opportunity to witness the role of a keystone species establishing itself in its natural environment. Howard Stableford heads off into wolf country to find out how the population has developed. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Howard Stableford
Producer:
Sheena Duncan

6/10. By Margery Allingham. Reader Nickolas Grace. Events have taken a nasty turn in the village of Pontisbright. Campion has disappeared - possibly shanghaied by the villainous Savanake - and his friends are at a loss. Abridger/Producer Lisa Osborne
RT DIRECT: Sweet Danger is available for £6.99 (no discount) free p&p. Address: [address removed], cheque payable to RT Direct. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkiedirect.com

Contributors

Reader:
Margery Allingham.
Reader:
Nickolas Grace.
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

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