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Love Among The Haystacks Mon 2.15-3pm R4

The first of three dramatised novellas by D H Lawrence, each revealing a different aspect of his views on love. In the baking heat of a Nottinghamshire harvest, two naive farm-working brothers vie for the attentions of a young German governess, who works in the vicarage next door. In the strong tradition of BBC radio adaptations, all the Notts-speaking cast are local actors.

SOUNDING THE MILLENNIUM Tues 7.30-10pm R3 Its title may sound familiar, but this is a new series: 11 concerts featuring music broadcast from historic venues around the country. It opens, live from Westminster Cathedral, with a new work by Judith Weir entitled All The Ends Of The Earth, and Mahler's Symphony no 2.

LYLE LOVETT IN CONCERT Wed 9-10pm R2 The lanky Texan singer-songwriter (right) performs at Sheffield City Hall. The set promises songs from his Grammy-winning album Road To Ensenada as well as the more recent Step Inside This House.

PUSHING BACK THE CURTAIN Thurs 8-8.30pm R4 Misha Glenny - former BBC correspondent turned modern historian - picks over the factors that brought an end to the communist stranglehold on Central Europe. In the first of six programmes, Glenny looks at the newly elected Pope's visit to Poland in 1979 and creation of the Solidarity trade union - an unprecented move within a communist regime.

THE BIG SMOKE Fri 9-10pm R4 John Fletcher and Stan Hey's satire imagines a world of five per cent taxation, no NHS waiting lists, trains that run on time and low crime. It's all within reach, the tobacco industry says, by legalising dope. Dai Hard, a Welsh former SAS man, discovers a pilot scheme being run in Wales when a large consignment of cannabis is stolen from smugglers on a beach.

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