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The news of exactly 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler . India and Pakistan head towards independence, Mahatma Gandhi holds a prayer meeting in Calcutta, and police hunt the Mad Parson in Falmouth.

Contributors

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Geoffrey Wheeler
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Mahatma Gandhi
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Mad Parson

Peter Hobday chairs the panel game which explores the origins of words. with guests David Aaronovitch , Fi Glover , Jeremy Nicholas and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Mark Tonderai

Contributors

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Peter Hobday
Unknown:
David Aaronovitch
Unknown:
Fi Glover
Unknown:
Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown:
Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer:
Mark Tonderai

Pudd'nhead Wilson. Published in 1894, Mark Twain 's story of identical twins exchanged in the cradle and later accused of murder was right up to date in its use of science. Geneticist
Steve Jones asks why Twain was so fascinated with questions of inheritance and examines how relevant those questions remain today. Producer Erika Wright

Contributors

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Mark Twain
Unknown:
Steve Jones
Producer:
Erika Wright

Rodney Milnes talks to six opera singers about their favourite roles.
5: Tenor Philip Langridge talks about singing the title role in Benjamin Britten 's Peter Grimes.
Producer Piers Burton-Page

Contributors

Talks:
Rodney Milnes
Tenor:
Philip Langridge
Unknown:
Benjamin Britten
Unknown:
Peter Grimes.
Producer:
Piers Burton-Page

Paul Vaughan reviews a successful series of easy listening music releases, and Paul Allen talks to Twyla Tharp at the Edinburgh Festival.
Producer John Goudie. Rvsd repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

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Paul Vaughan
Talks:
Paul Allen
Unknown:
Twyla Tharp
Producer:
John Goudie.

By Ramlal, read by Shaheen Khan. Saraswati believes she has been widowed as a result of the terrible events of partition. She marries again, but seven years later, when a visitor from Pakistan knocks on her door, she is faced with a situation that she never believed was possible. Producer Kristine Landon-Smith

Contributors

Read By:
Shaheen Khan.
Producer:
Kristine Landon-Smith

Marianne Carey 's four-part comedy lifts the lid on the life assurance business. 4: A Girl's Best Friend
The marketing department learns the art of damage limitation.
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Marianne Carey
Director:
Patrick Rayner
Maxine:
Fiona Bell
Debbie:
Wendy Seager
Brian:
Tom Smith
Juliet:
Jenny Ryan
Rhonda:
Monica Gibb
Mr Dunleavy:
John Shedden
Farquhar:
Andrew Booth
Lyall:
Simon Tait
Mr Montgomerie:
Bob Docherty

Actress and writer Meera Syal joins her father Surendra on his journey back to Pakistan, a country he has not seen since he was 14 years old.
During the partitioning of India and Pakistan, he was one of the thousands of Hindus who made the trip across the border. Meera Syal discusses his thoughts and feelings on being back there, and visits the house in which he lived.
Producer Kathy Smith
* Return journey: page 28

Contributors

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Meera Syal
Unknown:
Meera Syal
Producer:
Kathy Smith

The last of six programmes in which Trevor Phillips presents news, views and lively conversation from black and Asian perspectives around the UK. Producer Fran Acheson
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: in.living.colour@bh.bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Trevor Phillips

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