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Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Labour's Margaret Beckett.
PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC1

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Sissons
Unknown:
Margaret Beckett.

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 FM

The first of a six-part series. Novelist and critic Howard Jacobson entertains an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival with pieces of prose and poetry which have moved him to laughter and occasionally tears. With readers Andrew Sachs , Susie Brann and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby

Contributors

Unknown:
Howard Jacobson
Readers:
Andrew Sachs
Readers:
Susie Brann
Readers:
Bill Wallis.
Producer:
Viv Beeby

Jenni Murray meets Pieke Biermann , Germany's best-selling crime writer and a former prostitute.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the sixth episode of Henry James 's novel The Portrait of a Lady, abridged in 20 parts by Doreen Estall.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Pieke Biermann
Unknown:
Miriam Margolyes
Unknown:
Henry James
Unknown:
Doreen Estall.
Editors:
Sally Feldman
Editors:
Clare Selerie

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round - London and the Home
Counties. Chairman Robert Robinson.
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson.
Producer:
Richard Edis

By Geoffrey Parkinson.
Jack Tupper has promised not to get drunk, beat up his girlfriend or steal fags from the corner shop when he gets out of prison. But Jack is a creature of impulse - especially when it comes to listening to a compelling and beautiful sermon. with Cornelius Garrett and Paul Webster Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Parkinson.
Unknown:
Jack Tupper
Unknown:
Cornelius Garrett
Unknown:
Paul Webster
Director:
Shaun MacLoughlin
Jack:
Christian Rodska
Kitty:
Jenny Funnell
Eddie:
Steve Hodson
Thurgood:
Bill Wallis
Mr Hilton:
Simon Carter
Mum:
June Barrie
Ali:
Renu Setna
Preacher:
William Eedle

With David Jessel. Frank Wilson meets Bill Dunne , who has spent a lifetime fixing electronic keyboards for the likes of John Lennon , the Rolling Stones and Oasis.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jessel.
Unknown:
Frank Wilson
Unknown:
Bill Dunne
Unknown:
John Lennon
Editor:
Sharon Banoff

Lynne Walker 's studio guest is English actress, singer and populariser of French cabaret, Jane Birkin. And Michael Billington reads reviews of his own production of Harold Pinter 's play The Lover. Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Lynne Walker
Unknown:
Jane Birkin.
Unknown:
Michael Billington
Unknown:
Harold Pinter
Producer:
Paul Quinn

By Doris Lessing. A laughing, teasing granddaughter and a dovecote full of strutting birds are an old man's only escape from his cold family home. Read by Jack Klaff.
Producer Debbie Waddell

Contributors

Unknown:
Doris Lessing.
Read By:
Jack Klaff.
Producer:
Debbie Waddell

Adapted by David Edgar from his stage play. After struggling for years with her own madness, a woman meets the psychiatrist RD Laing. with Elizabeth Rider , Nicholas Le Prevost , Claire Skinner , Laurel Lefkow ,
Andrew Branch , Stephen Critchlow , Tessa Worsley , Jonathan Keeble , David Collings , Ross Livingstone and Jane Whittenshaw
Director Hilary Norrish (Based on Mary Bames : Two Accounts of a Journey through Madness by Mary Barnes and Joseph Berke. ) Repeat

Contributors

Adapted By:
David Edgar
Unknown:
Elizabeth Rider
Unknown:
Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown:
Claire Skinner
Unknown:
Laurel Lefkow
Unknown:
Andrew Branch
Unknown:
Stephen Critchlow
Unknown:
Tessa Worsley
Unknown:
Jonathan Keeble
Unknown:
David Collings
Unknown:
Ross Livingstone
Unknown:
Jane Whittenshaw
Director:
Hilary Norrish
Unknown:
Mary Bames
Unknown:
Mary Barnes
Unknown:
Joseph Berke.
Mary:
Patti Love
Joe:
David Morrissey
Ronnie:
John Hannah

The Wages of Sin. The third part of Christopher Lee 's story of two intelligence officers' investigation into the death of an elderly priest.
Starring Amanda Redman as Alex Soames , with Dudley Sutton as Cl Arthur Guscott , and Christopher Benjamin as Henry Colvil.
The late Father Dominic's mother was a Flynn, and so was Mrs Wedlock , but is that anything more than coincidence?
Producer Pete Atkin Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee
Unknown:
Amanda Redman
Unknown:
Alex Soames
Unknown:
Dudley Sutton
Unknown:
Cl Arthur Guscott
Unknown:
Christopher Benjamin
Unknown:
Henry Colvil.
Unknown:
Mrs Wedlock
Producer:
Pete Atkin
Joseph Kutner:
Stephen Thorne
Mrs Wedlock:
Colette Oneil
Fr Dominic Byrne:
Joseph O'Conor
Fr Williamson:
Christian Rodska
Roger Brown:
Neil McCaul

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