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6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
5/5. Ian McMillan explores five forgotten coalfields across England. What memories remain after the coal has been worked out? This week Ian visits Cumbria in the company of Violet Wilson , Isabella McCracken and Hannah McCarron. Producer Tim Dee
8/8. Changing the Rules. Fishing for horseshoe crabs has had a devastating effect on migrating wading birds, while killing zebra and wildebeest for food in areas of Tanzania has caused lions to become man-eaters. Aubrey Manning looks at how humans have - often inadvertently - changed the way animals behave. Producer Mary coiweii
2/3. Geoffrey Wheeler continues his series about the history of American vaudeville. He profiles Memphis, a city where vaudeville performers mixed with musicians, producing the exciting new sounds of jazz and blues - a city where, even in the days of segregation, black and white performers were able to mingle freely in the buzzing creative atmosphere of Beale Street, the long-gone Palace Theater, and the still-thriving Orpheum. Producer Libby Cross
Topical consumer affairs reports, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
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3/4. Ol'Man River. Flowing from the 1927 musical Show Boat, this song remains potent as both a political anthem of oppressed people and a song of deep comfort. Sung by a hospital porter it calmed market trader Dave Everett 's fears before he went into surgery. And Tony Benn recalls hearing the great Paul Robeson singing it at the House of Lords Tea Room. Including interviews with Tony Benn , Paul Robeson Jr and Cleo Laine. Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm
Colin Hough 's comedy about serious things like love, sex, parenthood and dressing up as Sonny and Cher. Newly widowed Eddie Beattie begins a desperate search for a woman to re-fill his freezer, wash his socks and help fulfil his dream of winning the karaoke cup final.
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2/5. Elephants and Burgers. Chutes help to define the industries in which they are used. Dylan Winter visits a huildina site with an "elephant chute", and a fast-food restaurant with a burger chute. For details see yesterday
4/6. Hard Times. Victoria is still deeply worried about Roger's pension provisions, but something remarkable has happened for Charlotte - is it possible her acting rareer is about to revive? Sitcom by Simon Brett. producer Simon Brett
2/5. The neighbours do not approve of Simone's visits to talk to her dead father who lives in the top of the tree in her backyard. By Judy Pascoe.
For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am
7/9. In the fight against terrorism, how secure are Britain's ports and airports? Gerry Northam examines fears that dangerous people or substances can be too readily slipped into the country. producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
10/12. Asthma. More than five million people in the UK have asthma, and the numbers are increasing. Dr Mark Porter investigates a pioneering method of accurately diagnosing the condition and finds out if there will ever be a vaccine. And what can be done for people who develop abnormal breathing patterns because of the fear of having an attack? Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm Check Up on Thursday at 3pm takes listeners' calls on asthma
7/10. June 1940: Dispersed across France by the invading enemy, Charles Langelet , old M Pericand and Jean-Marie Michaud are finding their own ways to deal with the upheaval that has swept their country. By Irene Nemirovsky. For details see yesterday
3/4. Ephebian philosophers argue violently among themselves but they are no match for Deacon Vorbis. But one philosopher, Didactylos, is prepared to stand up to him. By Terry Pratchett , dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer Claire Grove ; Director Gordon House
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