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Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
2: When Marika met Ann again, 17 years after they had last seen each other in the convent they had planned to enter as nuns, she knew her life had changed for ever. But where did that leave her husband Nick and their two children?
Producer Sarah Rowlands

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Mills
Producer:
Sarah Rowlands

Regional Variations (2)

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BBC Radio 4 FM

Continuing the humorous murder mystery from MarkTavener's novel.
6: Operation "Bring down the Director-General by transmitting the most offensive programme in BBC history" is put into action by the controllers. With Geoffrey Whitehead , Jane Slavin , Eva Stuart. Gavin Muir. Annabel Mullion , Richard Turner and Tim Hope (guitar). Dramatised by Peter Baynham and Mark Tavener. Music by Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown:
Jane Slavin
Unknown:
Eva Stuart.
Unknown:
Gavin Muir.
Unknown:
Annabel Mullion
Unknown:
Richard Turner
Guitar:
Tim Hope
Dramatised By:
Peter Baynham
Dramatised By:
Mark Tavener.
Music By:
Paul Mottram.
Producer:
Paul Schlesinger
George Cragge:
Michael Williams
DCI Frank Jefferson:
Barry Foster
Max:
Peter Woodthorpe
Geoffrey Crichton Potter:
Stephen Moore
Henry:
Julian Rhind Tutt
Dominic De'Ath:
Benjamin Whitrow
Andrew James:
Peter Seraanowicz
Hercules Fortescue:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Controller Radio 2:
Stephen Fry
Controller Radio 4:
John Bird
Controller BBC1:
Ian McNiece
Laetitia:
Victoria Carling
Jemma:
Alice Arnold
Defence:
Alice Arnold

How do you communicate with a child who cannot respond to hugs, kisses, toys and jokes? Dr Lorna Wing tells
Jenni Murray how her own daughter's autism led to her pioneering research. Serial: The Odd Women (3) For details see Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Lorna Wing
Unknown:
Jenni Murray

by Lee Hall.
Jimmy Spud is Newcastle's only trainee angel, determined to solve cosmic mysteries and save his father from the grip of lung cancer.

Contributors

Writer:
Lee Hall
Trumpet player:
Gordon Marshall
Director:
Kate Rowland
Jimmy Spud:
Gareth Brown
Mother:
Charlle Hardwick
Father:
Dave Whitaker
Grandad/Gabriel:
Joe Ging
Scout:
Michael Walpert

Paul Allen reviews plays at the West
Yorkshire Playhouse and Theatr Clwyd in North Wales - a revival of Alan Bennett
'sGeft/ng On and a new play based on the writings of Caradoc Evans. Producer Helen Garrison. Revised rpt 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Allen
Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Producer:
Helen Garrison.

The innovative sketch show written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Melanie Giedroyc , Peter Bradshaw , and this week's special guest,Adam Ant . Producer Jon Naismith

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Golson
Unknown:
Tim de Jongh
Unknown:
Melanie Giedroyc
Unknown:
Peter Bradshaw
Unknown:
Adam Ant
Producer:
Jon Naismith

1: Two Jolly Swagmen. Paul and Matthew are two Sheffielders in their mid-20s trading at the bottom end of a recession-hit market. In late August they invest all their meagre profits in cheap Christmas stock. Producer David Sheasby

Contributors

Producer:
David Sheasby

Electrifying Democracy
The communications revolution is promising to transform our lives. But it's in the field of politics where it could have the most dramatic impact. Frances Cairncross asks whether the new interactive technologies could become the driving force for a more participatory democracy.
Producer Gudrun Dalibor. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Frances Cairncross
Producer:
Gudrun Dalibor.

Jonathan Hewat presents the last in the series of classic radio fluffs.
Today's topic is music. The phone-call of the week involves a listener trying to play a guitar and hold the phone at the same time. Plus an anecdote from a famous voice - Sue MacGregor. A Hewat production

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Hewat

Paul Brennen 's comic tale of two former footballers' bid to save the last pub on the Headland Estate.
2: Young Billystein. The brewery manager interrupts what seems to be the North East Come Dancing trials.
Music by Colin Smith. A Big Arts production

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Brennen
Music By:
Colin Smith.
Mickey Dorkin:
Bill Fellows
Billy Pagan:
Guy Manning
Roger Turner:
Chris Wright
Cactus Trollies:
Paul Brennen
Evonne Crawley:
Liz Carling
Inspector Rabelais:
Patrick Brennan
Shona Turner:
Julia Hampson

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