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With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Ford
Unknown:
John Humphrys.

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news stories.
Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Michael Mansfield QC and Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer David Coomes

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Janet Daley
Unknown:
Rabbi Hugo Gryn
Unknown:
Michael Mansfield
Unknown:
Roger Scruton.
Producer:
David Coomes

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: William Roberts reads Electric Arrows by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author E Annie Proulx.

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jenni Murray.
Unknown:
William Roberts
Unknown:
Annie Proulx.

Peter Hobday is joined by guests Francis Wheen, Susan Jeffreys, Lynne Truss and Graham Norton for the panel game about word origins in which they guess the meaning behind odd words from Shakespeare, find the people behind eponyms and discuss good and bad chat-up lines.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Hobday
Guest:
Francis Wheen
Guest:
Susan Jeffreys
Guest:
Lynne Truss
Guest:
Graham Norton
Producer:
Jo Clegg

By Patrick Cumper. When romantic novelist Ellen retreats to the country to write, she is unwittingly torn between two neighbours: Maureen, a sherry-drinking committee chairperson, and Carita, bawdy nude sunbather.
Director Michelle Matherson Frederick

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Cumper.
Director:
Michelle Matherson Frederick
Ellen:
Josette Simon
Lady:
Serena Donacroll
Alan:
Roger May
Maureen:
Jane Whittenshaw
Carita:
Becky Hindley
Raoul:
Jonathan Keeble

Norwich proudly opens the doors of its new Playhouse with a production of Tom Stoppard 's Jumpers starring
Timothy West. Paul Allen takes a look behind the scenes of this new regional repertory theatre. Plus a preview of the best of radio over Christmas.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Stoppard
Unknown:
Timothy West.
Unknown:
Paul Allen
Producer:
Abigail Appleton.

Andy Hamilton 's six-part comedy. 5: Gary leads a demon rebellion against the Prince of Darkness. with David Swift , Philip Pope , Michael Fenton Stevens, Penelope Nice and Nigel Pegram Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

Contributors

Unknown:
Andy Hamilton
Unknown:
David Swift
Unknown:
Philip Pope
Unknown:
Michael Fenton
Unknown:
Penelope Nice
Unknown:
Nigel Pegram
Producer:
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan:
Andy Hamilton
The Professor:
James Grout
Thomas:
Jimmy Mulville
Gary the demon:
Steven O'Donnell

Every year, over 600,000 Britons leave on a journey of no return. Harry Thompson embarks on a personal voyage of discovery and concludes that going up in smoke could lead him to virtual immortality.
Producers Dave Sheasby and Gaynor Vaughan Jones

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Thompson
Producers:
Dave Sheasby
Producers:
Gaynor Vaughan Jones

The curious histories of products which have helped shape our lives.
3: Perrier. Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the world's best known mineral water.
Producer Neil Koenig

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Cassidy
Producer:
Neil Koenig

Actress and author Rosamund Browne
shares her experiences as a child with cerebral palsy growing up in postwar Britain. Her story poses the question of whether today's disabled children fare any better. Presented by Frederick Dove.
Producer Marlene Pease

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosamund Browne
Presented By:
Frederick Dove.
Producer:
Marlene Pease

3: The Jar. Charlie buys a jar from the carnival and suddenly his house and wife are the centre of attention. with Paul Jenkins, Bob Sherman, John Hartley, Helen Horton, Carole Boyd, David Collings and Ray Shell. Dramatised by Brian Sibley Director Martin Jenkins

Contributors

Dramatised by:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Martin Jenkins
Charlie:
Roger May
Carny Boss:
Andrew Branch
Thedy:
Shelley Thompson
Tom:
Paul Jenkins
Clem:
Bob Sherman
Gramps:
John Hartley
Grannie:
Helen Horton
Mrs Tridden:
Carole Boyd
Duke:
David Collings
Yardoo:
Ray Shell

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