BBC RADIO 4 SCHEDULE
Monday 20th Oct – Sunday 26th Oct
BOOK OF THE WEEK - 9.45am & 12.30am – Mon-Sat
Searching for Schindler: A Memoir Thomas Keneally's account of his discovery of the story of Oskar Schindler, which became the basis for his Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler's Ark and the Oscar-winning film Schindler's List (1/5).
BOOK AT BEDTIME – 10.45pm – Mon-Fri
Sentimental Education Alex Jennings reads from Flaubert's novel, set amid the turbulence and glamour of mid-nineteenth century Parisian high society. 11: As the 1848 revolution gathers strength, Frederic and his friend Hussonet find themselves caught up in the melee, and Frederic begins to harbour political ambitions.
CLASSIC SERIAL - 9.00pm – Sat (repeated from Sun)
Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures Adaptation of Daniel Defoe's less famous sequel to the classic adventure Robinson Crusoe. 1: After returning to England from his island home, Robinson Crusoe sets sail once more in search of adventure. With Tim McInnerny, Jonathan Tafler, Adrian Grove, Stephen Critchlow. Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.
POETRY PLEASE – 11.30pm - Saturday
In an edition recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Roger McGough is joined on stage by actors Pippa Haywood and Bill Hope to read funny poems about poetry readings, mathematics, oranges and cats.
CLASSIC SERIAL - 3.00pm – Sunday (repeated next Sat)
Robinson Crusoe and his Farther Adventures Adaptation of Daniel Defoe's less famous sequel to the classic adventure Robinson Crusoe. 2: Crusoe has found his way to the North but the ruby is having a profound effect on him. Do his nightmares about the island have any foundation? With Tim McInnerny, Jonathan Tafler, Adrian Grove, Stephen Critchlow. Directed by Peter Leslie Wild.
OPEN BOOK – 4.00pm – Sunday
Mariella Frostrup talks to Bernard Cornwell, whose historical novels include the popular Napoleonic-era adventures of Richard Sharpe. He talks about his new book Azincourt, which narrates the battle of Agincourt from the perspective of an English archer.
POETRY PLEASE 4.30pm – Sunday
Roger McGough introduces a variety of poems that celebrate the natural world, including work by Shakespeare, Ted Hughes, DH Lawrence and Elizabeth Jennings. Plus some of the winning entries from this year's BBC Wildlife Magazine poetry competition. The readers are Brigid Zenghi and Richard McCabe.
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