2/5. At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan Winter finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them. Producer Frances Byrne
Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm
Miriam O'Reilly reports on the food-chain issue of the week. Producer Chris Impey
With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
It's real life, but not as you know it. Fi Glover keeps her special helper Alexander McCall Smith and poet
Matt Harvey in check with a rod of iron and a duck-down pillow. Producer Torquil MacLeod
Shyama Perera and her intrepid guests explore the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel.
Producer Harry Parker
MTV is 25 years old. Harry Allen meets the founders, the watchers, and the critics of the 24-hour music channel. As well as giving its name to an entire generation of American kids, MTV has influenced film-making, pop packaging, and attention spans. But has it been good for the music?
Jackie Ashley takes a look at the week's events at the Houses Of Parliament. Editor Marie Jessel
A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant
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Paul Lewis with the latest personal finance news. Producer Jessica Laugharne Repeated tomorrow at 9pm
7/8. Sandi Toksvig with the satirical contest in which she tests a panel in their knowledge - or lack of it - of the news Stories of the week. Repeated from yesterday
Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Weymouth poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the Respect MP, George Galloway. Repeated from yesterday
Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions? Producer Lisa Jenkinson
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It is October 1956, and thousands of Hungarians are rising up against the oppressive Soviet-backed government.
Peter, a son of the working classes, has been selected by the state to study at the university in Budapest. There he falls in love with Eva, a committed communist. When Peter becomes involved in the demonstrations, Eva finds her loyalties severely tested. Written by Paul Viragh , who draws on his own family's experiences in this drama.
Producer/Director Toby Swift
AVO sergeant Paul:
3/3. The Take-Home Number
In his dissection of the successful musical, Russell Davies looks at songs that live on after the run of a show. Is it necessary to the success of a musical to have a hit number? Repeated from Tuesday
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Introduced by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon
4/9. Evan Davis talks to business executives with a keen interest in the complexities of commercial affairs. They discuss the fundamentals of buying and selling, highlighting consumer demands and the relationships between major companies and the general public. Editor Stephen Chilcott ; Producer Neil Koeniq
Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney
New series 1/8. The return of the series in which writers create a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Producer Steven Canny Repeated tomorrow at 5.40pm
Tom Sutcliffe and guests Mark Ravenhill , Deborah Moggach and Jamila Gavin discuss the week's cultural headlines, including Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette , the new Monty Python musical Spamalot, and the Velazquez exhibition at the National Gallery. Producer Nicki Paxman
Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the Electrophone, the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain, which used telephone lines to pipe theatre, opera and news into the households of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Featuring rare, recently restored archive recordings from this lost era of radio broadcasting, including the voices of Herbert Asquith , Emmeline Pankhurst and Theodore Roosevelt.
Producer Christina Captieux
1/3. Omar Sharif stars in this family saga chronicling the life of a middle-class (though downwardly mobile) family in early 20th-century Egypt, a country that was struggling to adjust to the modern world. Dramatised by Ayeesha
Menon from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz , the Nobel prize-winning Egyptian writer who died in August. This episode begins at the end of the First World War and culminates in a popular uprising in March 1919, when the eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause. Recorded in Egypt.
Other cast members: Shirine El Ansari , Nairy Avedissian , Radwa Elgabry , Salah Fahmy , Yara Goubran , Maryam El Khoshed , Rena Malak , Zeinab Moubarak , Dina Nadim , Ahmed Nour , Sherif Nour , Sedky Sakhar , Saymaa Shalan , Hany Seef , Hugh Sowden , Mika Thabet , Yeve Youssef and Ekram Zalat
Music by Sacha Puttnam Producer/Director John Dryden Rptd from Sun
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National and international news.
3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday
7/17. Four contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday
3/7. Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests from the Birmingham Book Festival, read by Phyllida Nash ,
Michael Fenton Stevens and guest poets Julie Boden and Martin Glynn. Repeated from Sunday
2/5. The Gay Goshawk. A wounded knight struggles to return to the safety of his castle. But the castle's only remaining occupants are a thirsty yellow dog and a goshawk on a perch. Another story from Dorothy K Haynes 's1949 collection. Read by Finlay Welsh. Producer David Jackson Young
Hard Way - in Gino Diiorio's play set on a farm in mid-western
America, Mary lives in a root cellar, a locked grille blocking her view of the world