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6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
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7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
1/5. The New York subway is now 100 years old. To celebrate, Joe Queenan meets some of the 37,000 employees who work in the "the hole," including platform announcer Millie Mendez, widely known as the "Ethel Merman of the underworld.
2/5. Lizzie falls in love but quickly finds herself in a vulnerable position. Her life as an artist's model reaches new heights when she poses for John Everett Millais's painting, Ophelia. By Luanda Hawksley. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am
Presented by John Forrest. Breathe On Me, Breath of God (Carlisle). Ezekiel 37, vvi-6; 11-14. 0 Lord,
Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). 0 Spirit of the Living God (Solothurn). Director of music Ian Tracey.
A guide to the mysterious art of ventriloquism, presented by Nina Conti ; with commentary from
Ken Campbell on the mythological origins of the genre and the ventriloquial skills of ferrets. Conti interviews
Keith Harris , while her puppet, Monk, faces Orville the duck. Including archive clips from Beryl Reid on Peter Brough and Arthur Askey on the Great Coram. Plus
Sandy Powell , Harry Worth , Ray Alan , and the great American star Edgar Bergen with his side-kick Charlie McCarthy Producer Tony Staveacre
In 1871 a group of freed slaves took their music of bondage and suffering to white audiences for the first time. In an attempt to avoid closure of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, they went on tour. Their success, especially in Britain, guaranteed the future of their school. However, critics have pointed to the fact that they used a European choral style to make their slave songs acceptable to white audiences.
Horace Boyer an African-American musicologist, one-time director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, returns to
Nashville to re-examine the social and musical impact of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Producer Paul Evans
A literary sensation in France, this play is based on the true story of a French Resistance fighter and the German soldier who befriended him. Sometimes humanity and truth are found where we least expect them. By Michel Quint , dramatised by Sol B River and translated by Barbara Bray.
Director Polly Thomas
Sue Cook examines more listeners' historical queries - uncovering mysteries and reinterpreting the past. ADDRESS: Making History, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL Email: email@example.com
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
2/5. Lancashire/Yorkshire. The work force in the cotton mills in Lancashire and the wool industry in Yorkshire mainly consisted of women. Nick Hancock links up with the local family history societies to find out more about their great-grandmothers' working day. For details see yesterday
3/6. Employers now accept that staff have the right to ask for flexible working hours but Philippa Lamb questions whether it's possible to work part-time and still progress up the career ladder. Producer Caroline Bayley
2/6. Alec's attempts to create ground-breaking classical music have little success. Rosie is still unable to get work as a cellist. Meanwhile a famous soap star is having problems hitting the high notes in a new musical, so Maggie swallows her pride to fill in the difficult bits. Anarchic comedy by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley
2/5. Working Together and Living Apart. Isadora and Craig have much in common, but these very similarities begin to cause conflict and cracks soon begin to develop in their relationship. Compiled by Derek Bowskill. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
6/10. Why are teenage boys so vulnerable to abuse by men who pay for sex? Allan Urry investigates one of Britain's biggest paedophile rings to find out how a schoolboy was abducted from his parents and "sold" to abusers across the UK. Producer Rob Cave Repeated Sun 5pm
12/15. Style over Content. At the party for "Britain's 50 Sharpest Men", Paul, number 49, comes face to face with his past, while in Birmingham, an old friend goes in search of Benjamin. Alex Jennings continues Jonathan Coe 'S recent novel. For details see yesterday
2/6. This week, the middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton goes off to Germany. Starring Marcus Briestocke as Giles.
Producer David Tvler
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