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with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Stone.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
John Humphrys.
Unknown:
David Stone.

Presented by Michael Buerk. With
Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes

Contributors

Presented By:
Michael Buerk.
Unknown:
Janet Daley
Unknown:
Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown:
Edward Pearce
Unknown:
Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer:
David Coomes

In commemoration of the centenary of crime writer Ngaio Marsh 's birth, her biographer Margaret Lewis talks to
Wendy Austin and Simon Williams reads the first of two parts of Chapter and Verse: The Little Copplestone Mystery

Contributors

Unknown:
Ngaio Marsh
Talks:
Margaret Lewis
Unknown:
Simon Williams

This week, a half-baked flavour of the month of April 1955, cooked-up from Radio Times back issues and a slice of the BBC sound archives. With
Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Peter Goodwright. Producer Kathy Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Jon Glover
Unknown:
Sally Grace
Unknown:
Peter Goodwright.
Producer:
Kathy Smith

Six specially commissioned plays to be broadcast on Radio 4 and around the world on World Service Radio.
4: The Prisoner of Papa Stour by Louise Page. Based on real events on a remote Scottish island in 1834, this is the story of Edwin Lindsey.
With Andrew Branch and David Collings. Violinist Andrew Bridgmont. Director Marion Nancarrow

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Page.
Unknown:
Edwin Lindsey.
Violinist:
David Collings.
Violinist:
Andrew Bridgmont.
Director:
Marion Nancarrow
Edwin Lindsey:
Henry Goodman
George Pilkington:
Oliver Ford-Davies
Gideon Henderson:
Andrew Melville
Maria Watson:
Teresa Gallagher
William:
Phil McKee
Kirsty:
Rosie Kellagher
Angus:
Ian Robertson
The Laird:
Roy Hanlon
John Morton:
Paul Panting
Sherriff:
John Hartley
Mr Jacobs:
Ian Masters

Lynne Walker considers the health of the British musical, as Alan Ayckbourn puts the finishing touch to his new musical and The Magic of the Musical tours the country.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Lynne Walker
Unknown:
Alan Ayckbourn
Producer:
Ann Marie O'Callaghan

written by and starring Nick Ball.
1: The Lost Boys. Angus Dry has no job, no friends and lives at home with his mum. She has an international business career and a string of lovers, but he still feels sorry for her. With Louisa Rix as Mum, Robert Harley , Toby Longworth and Julie Gibbs. Producer Gareth Edwards

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Ball.
Unknown:
Angus Dry
Unknown:
Louisa Rix
Unknown:
Robert Harley
Unknown:
Toby Longworth
Unknown:
Julie Gibbs.
Producer:
Gareth Edwards

Three programmes in which people revisit places where they have lived in the past. 1: In the early 1940s, Mavis Bacca was living in Franco's
Barcelona, studying the violin. She was also a British secret agent. Imprisoned by the pro-German
Spanish authorities, she now returns. Producer Nigel Acheson

Contributors

Unknown:
Mavis Bacca
Producer:
Nigel Acheson

Anthony Howard looks at the reputations of five politicians whose ideas are at the heart of current political thinking. 2: Aneurin Bevan : The Politician as Hero. With contributions from Jim Callaghan , Neil Kinnock and Barbara Castle.
Producer Mark Savage. Rptd Sunday 4.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Howard
Unknown:
Aneurin Bevan
Unknown:
Jim Callaghan
Unknown:
Neil Kinnock
Unknown:
Barbara Castle.
Producer:
Mark Savage.

A six-part dramatisation of Patrick O'Brian 's Napoleonic seafaring adventure. 3: The discipline of the Sophie's crew is found to be wanting.
With Richard Pearce , David Jarvis and Danny Kananber. Dramatised by Roger Danes
Music by Roger Danes and Trevor Allan Davies Director Adrian Bean

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick O'Brian
Unknown:
Richard Pearce
Unknown:
David Jarvis
Unknown:
Danny Kananber.
Dramatised By:
Roger Danes
Music By:
Roger Danes
Music By:
Trevor Allan Davies
Director:
Adrian Bean
Jack Aubrey:
Michael Troughton
Stephen Maturin:
Nigel Anthony
James Dillon:
Charles Simpson
Day/Mangan/Judge Advocate:
Lloyd Johnston
Watt/Roche:
Russell Floyd
George Ricketts/Capt Lemercier:
Peter Whitman
Musgrave/Choslin/Mowett:
Dominic Letts
Marshall/Sir Harry Neale:
Neville Jason

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