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with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Angela Tilby.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


James Naughtie
John Humphrys.
Angela Tilby.

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BBC Radio 4 FM

An exploration of life's milestone ages. 2: And Baby Makes Three. Thirty is the age for nesting, breeding and climbing the corporate ladder. But it's also a no-man's land: too old to rock, too young for a cardigan with suede patches. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Lindsay Leonard
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Second series of Lucy Flannery's Writers' Guild award-winning sitcom. 4: When Maria's oldest friend Ellen comes to stay, they can hear their biological clocks ticking very loudly. Richard, Paul and Ruby steer clear.
Producer Liz Anstee


Lucy Flannery
Liz Anstee
Barbara Flynn
Patrick Barlow
Helen Atkinson Wood
Linda Polan
Toby Longworth
Vivienne Rochester

1: Lawrence Meinwald. Almost half of all Americans today can trace their roots back to a relative who joined the tired and huddled masses at Ellis
Island, the immigration station in New York harbour. In the first of five interviews with immigrants from the early years of this century, Christopher Cook talks to Lawrence Meinwald who arrived from Warsaw as a boy of seven. Producer Fiona McLean


Lawrence Meinwald.
Christopher Cook
Lawrence Meinwald
Fiona McLean

Brian Sibley sees the important film releases, including a new version of Black Beauty. Plus reviews oiZorro - The Musical, opening at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.
Producer Julian May. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Brian Sibley

Air bags as standard - not only on modern cars but in spider's webs and the spiders have been installing them for 180 million years. Presented by Jez Nelson.
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Sunday 9,30pm


Presented By:
Jez Nelson.
Richard Aedy.

In the last of his investigations into nuclear issues in the United States, John Slater climbs The Waste
Mountain. Fifty years of nuclear production means 50 years of nuclear mess. In the beginning, the scientists who made the first bomb thought that they, and technology, would solve the problem of nuclear waste - in time. But they failed so badly that in many cases no one knows where the waste from the early years was buried. Now they hope to use Yucca Mountain in Nevada as a repository for high-level nuclear waste. But Nevada has other ideas and has threatened to secede from the Union over the issue.
A Pier Black Hill production


John Slater

5: A Corner of England. Behind the ranks of British diplomats in the Middle East came the humanitarian workers. Missionaries in Arab east
Jerusalem and in Jordan stopped short of trying to convert Muslims, but they provided Arabs with a western perspective of Christianity. Repeated from Friday

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