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Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley
, Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Janet Daley
Unknown:
Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown:
Edward Pearce
Unknown:
Dr David Starkey.
Producer:
David Coomes

Is there still a need for patronage of the arts? Dame Diana Rigg , a member of the Montbianc de la Culture jury, talks to Jenni Murray. Serial: Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? {3) For details see Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Dame Diana Rigg
Unknown:
Jenni Murray.

The second serving of highlights from the food-and-drink quiz in which Chris Kelly tests the two teams of experts. This week, Bob Peyton and Valentina Harris compete with Antony Worrall -Thompson and Malcolm Gluck. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Kelly
Unknown:
Bob Peyton
Unknown:
Valentina Harris
Unknown:
Antony Worrall
Unknown:
Malcolm Gluck.
Producer:
Richard Wilson Rpt

In Lesley Davies 's black comedy, Brenda Blethyn plays Amy, a harassed housewife and mother of seven whose husband finds himself in the arms of their glamorous next-door neighbour. But why does Amy take the news so calmly?
Director Cherry Cookson Rpt

Contributors

Unknown:
Lesley Davies
Unknown:
Brenda Blethyn
Director:
Cherry Cookson Rpt
John:
David Horovitch
Susan:
Kate Buffery
Grandma:
Jill Graham
Mrs Dursley:
Diana Payan
MrTownsend:
John Webb
Dr Smith:
Barry J Gordon
Children:
Gary King
Children:
Patrick Rosenfeld

Paul Allen explores the relationship between author and director during the staging of new plays. With Richard Nelson and David Jones.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Revised rpt 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Allen
Unknown:
Richard Nelson
Unknown:
David Jones.
Producer:
Nicki Paxman.

Six-part black-hole comedy by Colin Swash. Space travel throws the most unlikely people together. Norman is an idealist with a hand grenade. Max is a cheerful bore who won't stop talking. They are about to ruin the lives of some decidedly friendly aliens. For ever.
Producer Richard Wilson

Contributors

Comedy By:
Colin Swash.
Producer:
Richard Wilson
Norman:
Tony Robinson
Max:
David Haig
Stella:
Louise Lombard
Macari:
Michael Troughton
Capt Rossiter:
Dan Strauss
Jane:
Carla Mendonca
Tony:
Geoff McGivern

John Bull 's Schooldays
The education system has been subjected to root and branch reforms over the past few years and yet controversy has never left its side. Melanie Phillips asks whether there are any peculiarly English problems to do with education and whether the continuing furore in the classroom is linked to uncertainty about the nature of English culture.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Bull
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Producer:
Ingrid Hassler.

A six-part series for Lent. Each week a leading novelist considers the Gospel accounts of the trial and death of Jesus. 1:
Tim Parks, a writer of black comedies which "satirise the perversity of our love affair with guilt".
Producer David Coomes

Contributors

Producer:
David Coomes

The final part of Paul Brennen 's comedy tale about a battle to save a pub.
Judgement Day (The Final Countdown)
Music by Colin Smith. Director Ian Michie A Big Arts production

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Brennen
Music By:
Colin Smith.
Director:
Ian Michie
Mickey Dorkin:
Bill Fellows
Billy Pagan ;:
Guy Manning
Roger Turner:
Chris Wright
Cactus Trollies:
Paul Brennen
Evonne Crawley:
Liz Carung
Father Wilson:
Ian Michie
Mavis Turner:
Angela Simpson
Ern:
Richard Jameson
Police Officer:
Mick Carter

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