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with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable
George Austin.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
John Humphrys.
Unknown:
George Austin.

Regional Variations (2)

The Reith Lectures

Steve Jones: The Language of the Genes: 1991

The Economics of Eden

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Steve Jones examines the correlation between genetic change and economic development and argues that social and economic changes produce many of the genetic patterns seen today. Show more

The first in a series of three plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
Green Park
An invitation to the Ritz and a proposition puts a strain on old friendships.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Kate Binchy
Director:
Eoin O'Callaghan
Jane Roebuck:
Jane Gurnett
Margaret:
Diana Hoddinott
Helen:
Susan Brown
Charlie:
Harry Towb
Jeff:
Mark Drewry
Principal:
Kate Binchy

Hypatia
The last of three plays by John Wain and Laszlo Solymar about mathematicians and philosophers whose ideas brought about their downfall.
Hypatia's training as a mathematician led her to doubt and to question but, in an age of religious fervour, an inquiring mind can be dangerous.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wain
Unknown:
Laszlo Solymar
Director:
Jane Morgan.
Hypatia:
Jane Whittenshaw
Coachman:
Eric Allan
Philemon:
Andrew Wincott
Peter:
Colin McFarlane
Cyril:
Norman Jones
Orestes:
Brett Usher

with Michael Rosen.
How well do encyclopedias match the demands of the National Curriculum, GCSEs and children themselves? Libby Purves and Bernard Ashley sample four of the latest to be published.
Producer Jill Burridge

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen.
Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Bernard Ashley
Producer:
Jill Burridge

Mark Steyn discusses the week's films, including the new release by cult Spanish director
Pedro Almodovar ; and there are reviews of new albums by the Pet Shop Boys, U2 and Bruce Springsteen. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Steyn
Unknown:
Pedro Almodovar
Unknown:
Bruce Springsteen.
Producer:
Tim Dee.

The Long Crossing by Leonardo Sciascia.
A group of Sicilians bound for a new life in America find that their boat journey has an unexpected destination. Read by Sean Barrett. Translated by Avril Bardoni
Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonardo Sciascia.
Read By:
Sean Barrett.
Translated By:
Avril Bardoni
Producer:
Jocelyn Boxall.

The first of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. "Charles, I don't believe you've grasped the seriousness of last night. They're calling for a conference debate. We could go down. And they want someone's head."
"And if there's a head to roll then it may as well be mine, and I take it you, Dougal, will be holding the basket?"
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee.
Producer:
Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister:
Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter:
Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister:
Isla Blair
Henry Colville:
Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron:
Siobhan Redmond
Rose:
Sheila Reid
Arthur:
James Garbutt

Four programmes in which Joanna Buchan presents compelling tales first heard on Friday Lives. 2: Lovingly Crafted
Producer Simon Etmes. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Joanna Buchan
Producer:
Simon Etmes.

The Language of the Genes
Six talks by Dr Steve Jones, Reader in Genetics at University College, London, on the new biological insight into humanity.
4: The Economics of Eden Modern genetics provides the key to the colonisation of the world from man's probable origins in Africa.

Contributors

Lecturer:
Dr Steve Jones
Producer:
Deborah Cohen

The last of a six-part series in which Attila the Stockbroker explores the tradition of verbal abuse in cultures past and present. Your Mother Was a Hamster
The professional insulters: comedians and politicians. Producer Tessa Watt. Stereo

Contributors

Producer:
Tessa Watt.

Love and Death on Long Island by Gilbert Adair.
A disappointment and a rainy day drive an esoteric author to see an unlikely film that alarmingly challenges all preconceptions.
The first of five episodes read by John Carlisle. Abndged by Polly Coles Producer Clive Brill

Contributors

Unknown:
Gilbert Adair.
Read By:
John Carlisle.
Unknown:
Polly Coles
Producer:
Clive Brill

Five programmes, narrated by Roshan Seth, telling the other side of the Raj story - the experiences and memories of Indians who worked for the British and made friends with them, fought to throw them out but kept their institutions and language.
Cassette: Plain Tales from the Raj, from retailers

Contributors

Narrator:
Roshan Seth
Producer:
Zareer Masani

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