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Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday. Plus at 7.45
Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Richard Harries.

Contributors

Presented By:
John Humphrys
Presented By:
Sue MacGregor.
Unknown:
Richard Harries.

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 FM

May Day sees the beginning of a new series of Dear Diary. Simon Brett finds plenty of maypoles and madrigals in the day's diaries, but he also discovers Lord Mountbatten at the Cup Final and Salvador Dali in an extremely tight pair of patent leather shoes. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Brett
Unknown:
Salvador Dali
Readers:
Lin Sagovsky
Readers:
Sean Barrett.
Producer:
Kate Whitehead.

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Pesticides and poultry, fast-food and foie gras ... the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly

Contributors

Presented By:
Derek Cooper.
Producers:
Sheila Dillon
Producers:
Marie Helly

From social realism to science fiction, class conflict to mental breakdown the work of few writers experiments with the boundaries of fiction or offers such imaginative challenges as that of Doris Lessing. Over a writing career of more than 40 years,
Doris Lessing has tackled the most urgent concerns of our time. But her work has a lighter side, combining warmth and compassion with shrewd observation.
With the publication of her new collection of stories
London Observed,
Nigel Forde presents a profile of Doris Lessing.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Doris Lessing.
Unknown:
Doris Lessing
Unknown:
Nigel Forde
Unknown:
Doris Lessing.
Producer:
Abigail Appleton.

Tim Marlow reviews the touring exhibition
The Way We Live Now, reflecting on the Aids crisis, which arose out of a collaboration between
British artist
Howard Hodgkin and American writer Susan Sontag ; and Canadian director
Robert Lepage appears in a one-man show at the National Theatre. Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Marlow
Artist:
Howard Hodgkin
Unknown:
Susan Sontag
Unknown:
Robert Lepage
Producer:
Beaty Rubens

Taking It Easy
Michele Roberts ' droll guide to a writer's life how to have fun and still meet the deadline.
Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Unknown:
Michele Roberts
Read By:
Barbara Flynn.
Producer:
Duncan Minshull

Holiday plans take an unpleasant turn.
Wriiten by Caroline Harrington Producer Vanessa Whitburn

Contributors

Unknown:
Caroline Harrington
Producer:
Vanessa Whitburn
Phil:
Norman Painting
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Shula:
Judy Bennett
David:
Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth:
Alison Dowling
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Debbie:
Tamsin Greig
Tony:
Colin Skipp
Pat:
Patricia Gallimore
Helen:
Frances Graham
Tom:
Bob Arnold
Sid:
Alan Devereux
Kathy:
Hedli Niklaus
Joe:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie:
Roasalind Adams
Neil:
Brian Hewlett
Susan:
Charlotte Martin
Jean Paul:
Yves Aubert
Caroline:
Sara Coward
Cameron:
Delaval Astley
Bert:
Roger Hume
Robin:
Tim Meats
Nigel:
Graham Seed

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire. The panel:
Helen Jackson ,
Former Chair of Sheffield
City Council Employment Committee;
Sir Russell Johnston , Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats;
Eric Pickles , Former Leader of Bradford City Council; and Peter Riddell , Political Columnist of The Times.
Producer Nick Utechin

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Helen Jackson
Unknown:
Sir Russell Johnston
Unknown:
Eric Pickles
Unknown:
Peter Riddell
Producer:
Nick Utechin

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