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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Jim Thompson.

A detection comedy by Michael Bond, dramatised in three parts by Alick Rowe. Gorden Kaye plays Monsieur Pamplemousse, an inspector working for Le Guide French restaurant guide, with Trevor Martin as Pommes Frites.
A Mentorn Radio production

Contributors

Author:
Michael Bond
Dramatised by:
Alick Rowe
Monsieur Pamplemousse:
Gorden Kaye
Pommes Frites:
Trevor Martin
Le Guide's Director:
Roger Hammond
Martine Borel:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Rambaux:
Stephen Thorne
Jojo and others:
Steve Hodson

The series of thrillers from the 1930s continues with Guy Fithen 's adaptation of the books by Berkeley Grey.
Christopher Cazenove stars as Norman Conquest , otherwise known as the Gay Desperado, and Bonnie Langford is his resourceful partner, Pixie.
Music by Robert Rigby. A Mr Punch production

Contributors

Unknown:
Guy Fithen
Unknown:
Christopher Cazenove
Unknown:
Norman Conquest
Unknown:
Bonnie Langford
Music By:
Robert Rigby.
Chief Inspector Williams:
Richard Davies
Mandeville Livingstone:
Colin Spaull
The Voice:
Jack Klaff
Mary Langford:
Hetty Baynes
Mr Chester/Luke/Marty/Sergeant:
Gavin Muir
Walt/Butch/Bramley Blett:
Steve Hodson
Beetle/Manny Leavy/Butler:
Richard Tate

Michael Rosen presents the first part of this year's Treasure Islands quiz from the Edinburgh Festival. Anne Fine and Terence Blacker do battle with Philip Ridley and Theresa Breslin over their knowledge of children's books. Producer Jill Burridge

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen
Unknown:
Anne Fine
Unknown:
Terence Blacker
Unknown:
Philip Ridley
Unknown:
Theresa Breslin
Producer:
Jill Burridge

Paul Gambaccini reviews Babe, the animal movie of the year, starring the pig who rounds up sheep and the dog who points him in the right direction. Producer Nicki Paxman. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Gambaccini
Producer:
Nicki Paxman.

Cabaret duo Kit and the Widow host the third edition of the new music quiz. With guests Patricia Hodge , Robert King , Catherine Bott and Peter Polycarpou. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine

Contributors

Unknown:
Patricia Hodge
Unknown:
Robert King
Unknown:
Catherine Bott
Unknown:
Peter Polycarpou.
Producer:
Fiona Shelmerdine

Six journalists who have won the James Cameron Memorial Prize recount the experiences which have most affected them while covering world events.
5: Martin Woollacott of the Guardian describes the plight of the Kurds in northern Iraq.
Producer Julian Wilkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
James Cameron
Unknown:
Martin Woollacott
Producer:
Julian Wilkinson

The second of three interpretations of journeys out of Africa by leading writers. Africa to the Caribbean - a Journey of the Oral Tradition. Caribbean writer MerJe Collins travels from Ghana to
Grenada to discover and re-create the "voice" which informs her writing. Producer Constance St Louis

Contributors

Unknown:
Merje Collins

British writer Caryl Phillips explores six key moments in American history with six prominent African Americans. 3: The Legacy of the New Deal. Ron Brown , US Secretary of Commerce, assesses the legacy of President F D Roosevelt, whose New Deal steered the nation through the 30s Depression. Producer Tony Phillips

Contributors

Unknown:
Caryl Phillips
Unknown:
Ron Brown
Producer:
Tony Phillips

A six-part satire about NHS Trusts. Written by Wendy Lee.
3: Mike Blunt tries to keep the lid on the shady dealings at the hospital. with Richard Sandells , Meera Syal , David Holt and Doreen Birkeland. A Bona Lattie production

Contributors

Written By:
Wendy Lee.
Unknown:
Richard Sandells
Unknown:
Meera Syal
Unknown:
David Holt
Unknown:
Doreen Birkeland.
Unknown:
Bona Lattie

Regional Variations (2)

Today in Parliament

BBC Radio 4 FM

.... By the Way
Last in the series with Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Garden and June Whitfield , and the voice of Brian Perkins. Adapted by Mike Barfield and Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson Rpt

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Ingrams
Unknown:
John Wells
Unknown:
John Sessions
Unknown:
Joan Sims
Unknown:
Patricia Routledge
Unknown:
Brian Bowles
Unknown:
Simon Greenall
Unknown:
Henrietta Garden
Unknown:
June Whitfield
Unknown:
Brian Perkins.
Adapted By:
Mike Barfield
Adapted By:
Richard Ingrams.
Producer:
Harry Thompson Rpt
Sister Waverly:
Margi Clarke
Mike Blunt:
Keith Allen
Dr Laura Hanks:
Nerys Hughes

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