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with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
David Cohen.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Peter Hobday.
Unknown:
David Cohen.

Regional Variations (2)

The Reith Lectures

Steve Jones: The Language of the Genes: 1991

Cousins Under the Skin

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Steve Jones examines the limitations of biology in understanding human affairs and argues that the history of race illustrates the way science can be used to support prejudice. Show more

Regional Variations (2)

More than 120 million visitors go to the Alps each year to climb and ski and admire the scenery. David Bean traces the development of the area as a playground back to the Victorians who started it all. Readers: Renny Krupinski , Malcolm Raeburn , Ann Rye and Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
David Bean
Readers:
Renny Krupinski
Readers:
Malcolm Raeburn
Readers:
Ann Rye
Readers:
Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer:
Gillian Hush.

The second of three plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
Holland Park When two women come to dinner together in Holland Park, it means only one thing.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Kate Binchy
Director:
Eoin O'Callaghan
Pat:
Jane Gurnett
Alice:
Paula Hamilton
Malcolm:
Timothy Carlton
Melissa:
Auriol Smith
Nigel:
Mark Drewry
Rosemary/Psychiatrist:
Diana Hodoinott
Charley:
Michael Turner
Jenny:
Petra Markham
Keith:
Ian Lindsay
Denys:
Patrick Bailey

Gladys Mitchell 's amateur sleuth, Mrs Lestrange Bradley, investigates the disappearance of Rupert Sethleigh and the discovery of a headless body in the village of Wandles Parva. The first of two parts.
Stereo

Contributors

Writer:
Gladys Mitchell
Dramatised by:
Elizabeth Proud
Director:
Sue Wilson.
Mrs Lestrange Bradley:
Mary Wimbush
Vicar of Wandles:
David King
James Redsey:
Christopher Scoular
Felicity Broome:
Teresa Gallagher
Supt Bidwell:
Norman Bird
Aubrey Harringay:
Richard Pearce
Mrs Bryce Harringay/Mrs Noon:
Ann Windsor
Cleaver Wright:
Christopher Scott
George William Savile:
Terence Edmond
Dr Barnes:
Peter Penry-Jones
Insp Grind:
Charles Millham
Theodore Grayling:
David Monico
Eulalie Blenkins:
Elizabeth Proud
Bishop of Culminster:
Eric Allan
Mrs Willows/Mary Kate Maloney:
Sunny Ormonde
Sgt Walls:
Ronald Herdman

Joan Lingard , who writes with gripping realism about nuclear power, Northern Ireland and Europe in the 1940s, talks to Michael Rosen.
Prod ucer Jill Burridge

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Lingard
Unknown:
Michael Rosen.
Unknown:
Jill Burridge

High-definition TV - will it ever make it to the living room? Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology. Producer Julian Brown

Contributors

Unknown:
Carol Vorderman
Producer:
Julian Brown

Brian Sibley reviews the week's releases, including The Addams Family starring Anjelica Huston ; talks to Hanif Kureishi about his new film London Kills Me, and considers how the city has been portrayed on celluloid. Producer John Goudie. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Sibley
Talks:
Anjelica Huston
Unknown:
Hanif Kureishi
Producer:
John Goudie.

Snowdrops by Leslie Norris.
A 6-year-old boy looks forward to his teacher showing him the first snowdrops. Little does he know how their fragility and strength are mirrored in her sadness.
Read by Gareth Armstrong. Producer Caroline Sarll

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Norris.
Read By:
Gareth Armstrong.
Producer:
Caroline Sarll

The second of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. "I think you ought to know, Charles, that when we name names, there might be one that amuses you." "I'm not sure I'd find the name of a traitor amusing, Henry." "This one you might. You know him."
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee.
Producer:
Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister:
Julian Glover
DougalBaxter:
Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister:
Isla Buir
Henry Colville:
Christopher Benjamin
JulietCameron:
Siobhan Redmond
Polly Bannister:
Ruth Gemmell
Gerald Mossman:
David Neville

Four programmes in which Joanna Buchan presents compelling tales first heard on Friday Lives. 3: Watching the World Go By
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Joanna Buchan
Producer:
Simon Elmes.

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.
5: Cousins under the Skin
People have always been grouped by culture, language and race. Does a study of genes confirm or refute this traditional classification?

Contributors

Lecturer:
Dr Steve Jones
Producer:
Deborah Cohen

Riding High
Scenes from a Lakeland childhood (1896-1902), compiled by Phyllida Barstow.
The first of five episodes read by Sara Mair-Thomas and Cathryn Bradshaw. Abridged by Anthea Davies
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff

Contributors

Unknown:
Phyllida Barstow.
Read By:
Sara Mair-Thomas
Read By:
Cathryn Bradshaw.
Abridged By:
Anthea Davies
Producer:
Sarah Kilgarriff

The last of five programmes narrated by Roshan Seth , exploring the experiences and memories of Indians who worked for the British.
Imperial Hangover
The inheritors muse on the institutions and attitudes the British left behind.
Producer ZareerMasani 0CASSETTE: Plain Tales from the Raj, from retailers

Contributors

Unknown:
Roshan Seth

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