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Holiday reports from around the world. Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 10.45pm
For information on any of the items featured, call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]

Contributors

Producer:
Eleanor Garland

In the guise of broadcaster Roy Mallard , Chris Langham offers impressions of four occupations. 3: The Pilot Written by John Morton
Producer Paul Schlesinger

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Mallard
Unknown:
Chris Langham
Written By:
John Morton
Producer:
Paul Schlesinger

Foreign correspondent Misha Glenny presents a special edition charting the changing face of central Africa, focusing on the fall of Mobutu of Zaire. With Allan Little and Jane Standley. Producer Tony Grant
Next programme Thursday 11.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Misha Glenny
Unknown:
Allan Little
Unknown:
Jane Standley.

Chairman Nicholas Parsons is joined by guests Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Fred MacAulay and Derek Nimmo who attempt to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday 6.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Fred MacAulay
Unknown:
Derek Nimmo
Producer:
Ann Jobson

With Josie Lawrence as Joanna, Nicholas Farrell as Robert, and James Grout as Jack. In Lynne Truss's new comedy, Joanna is horrified by the sexism at the golf club. With Rachel Atkins, John Rowe and Jillie Meers.
Director Peter Kavanagh

Contributors

Unknown:
Josie Lawrence
Unknown:
Nicholas Farrell
Unknown:
James Grout
Unknown:
Rachel Atkins
Unknown:
John Rowe
Unknown:
Jillie Meers
Director:
Peter Kavanagh

A feature based on the trial transcripts of American industrialist Frederick Winslow Taylor, who appeared before a special congressional committee in 1911 when his time-and-motion studies sparked revolution in factories worldwide. With Colin Stinton as Frederick Winslow Taylor and Shane Rimmer as chairman WB Wilson.
(Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm)

Contributors

Frederick Winslow Taylor:
Colin Stinton
W.B. Wilson:
Shane Rimmer
Producer:
Mark Rickards

Second of three programmes in which Brendan O'Friel , once governor of Strangeways and Risely , talks to former and serving prisoners about their experience of prison. Producer Kathleen Carragher
Repeated from Tuesday 7.20pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Brendan O'Friel
Talks:
Risely
Producer:
Kathleen Carragher

Four scientists write a short letter assessing their life's work.
4: Professor Steven Rose , biologist and director of the Brain and Behaviour Research Group at the Open University.
Producer John Watkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Steven Rose
Producer:
John Watkins

The first of two Victorian murder mysteries is My Beloved Husband by Pieter Rogers. with John Hartley , Tracy Wiles , Zulema Dene , Roger May , Geoffrey Whitehead Director Celia de Wolff Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Pieter Rogers.
Unknown:
John Hartley
Unknown:
Tracy Wiles
Unknown:
Zulema Dene
Unknown:
Roger May
Unknown:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Director:
Celia de Wolff
Madeleine Smith:
Emma Fielding
Emile L'Angelier:
John McAndrew
Miss Perry:
Joanna David

A double bill of short plays recorded in Toronto, Canada, co-produced by BBC Radio 4 and CBC.
10.15 The Art of Kindness
By Charles Tidier. Jazz musician
Johnny Tipton survives a car crash but discovers he has forgotten how to play the saxophone. with Mary Ellen Mahoney , George Buza , Steven Bush and Bob Naismith
Music composed by Nic Gotham Director William Lane
10.45 The Favour
By George F Walker. When a cop and a lawyer arranged to meet in a motel room there was always bound to be more to the deal than just sex.
Director James Roy

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Tidier.
Musician:
Johnny Tipton
Unknown:
Mary Ellen Mahoney
Unknown:
George Buza
Unknown:
Steven Bush
Unknown:
Bob Naismith
Composed By:
Nic Gotham
Director:
William Lane
Unknown:
George F Walker.
Director:
James Roy
Johnny:
Hardee L1neham
Clare:
Nancy Palk
Max:
Robert Bockstael
Jayne:
Catherine Disher

Simon Armitage discusses the differences between poetry and comedy audiences with poets Sophie Hannah and Hovis Presley. Producer VivBeeby

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Armitage
Unknown:
Sophie Hannah
Unknown:
Hovis Presley.

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