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Four audio diaries, each told from several points of view.
3: Frank has multiple sclerosis and his wife Florence gives him the 24-hour care he needs. They both need a break from the emotional stress of this demanding relationship, but how will they cope away from each other? Producer Mary Ward Lowery

Contributors

Producer:
Mary Ward Lowery

Regional Variations (2)

Daily Service

BBC Radio 4 FM

Agatha Christie's novel, dramatised in five parts by Michael Bakewell.
Starring June Whitfield as Miss Marple.

The peace of a beautiful tropical island is shattered by the photograph of a murderer.

(FM only)

Contributors

Writer:
Agatha Christie
Dramatist:
Michael Bakewell
Director:
Enyd Williams
Miss Marple:
June Whitfield
Major Palgrave:
Windsor Davies
Evelyn Hillingdon:
Carolyn Jones
Edward Hillingdon:
Christopher Wright
Lucky Dyson:
Tracy Ann Oberman
Greg Dyson:
Brian Parr
Dr Graham:
John Rowe
[Actress]:
Jenny Lee
[Actor]:
David King
[Actress]:
Alison Pettitt
[Actor]:
David Thorpe
[Actress]:
Amanda Gordon
[Actor]:
Anthony Ofoegbu
[Actor]:
Iwan Thomas

Patrick Hannan chairs the last in the series of the light-hearted political quiz. Team captains are Michael White and MP Austin Mitchell.
Written and compiled by Michael Dines Producer Phil Bowker

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Hannan
Unknown:
Michael White
Unknown:
Austin Mitchell.
Unknown:
Michael Dines
Producer:
Phil Bowker

By Rose Tremain. Emily Davison has a small, tragic place in British history as the woman who threw herself in front of the King's horse, Anmer, during the running of the 1913 Epsom Derby. Why did she do it? with Doreen Hepburn , Tessa Worsley. Melanie Hudson , Stephen Critchlow and John Turner Director Gordon House Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Rose Tremain.
Unknown:
Emily Davison
Unknown:
Doreen Hepburn
Unknown:
Tessa Worsley.
Unknown:
Melanie Hudson
Unknown:
Stephen Critchlow
Unknown:
John Turner
Director:
Gordon House
Emily Davison:
Janet Maw
King George V:
Nigel Anthony
Queen Mary:
Miriam Margolyes
MrsPankhurst:
Elizabeth Proud

Paul Vaughan sees a world premiere when the Derby Playhouse puts on Mr Wonderful. Plus the RSC's Romeo and Juliet as it sets off on tour. Producer Adrian Washbourne
Revised repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Vaughan
Unknown:
Mr Wonderful.
Producer:
Adrian Washbourne

By Ruth Thomas , read by Sarah Collier. Muriel feels a mixture of irritation and guilt when she takes her overweight mother to a swimming session for the over-50s. Producer Pam Wardell
Repeated Sunday 12.30am Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Ruth Thomas
Read By:
Sarah Collier.
Producer:
Pam Wardell

Pete McCarthy chairs the last round in the current series of the panel game for impressionists. With team captains Alistair McGowan and Steve Nallon and their guests Phil Cornwell and Lewis Macleod.
Producer Chris Lang

Contributors

Unknown:
Pete McCarthy
Unknown:
Alistair McGowan
Unknown:
Steve Nallon
Unknown:
Phil Cornwell
Unknown:
Lewis MacLeod.
Producer:
Chris Lang

Lawrence Westgaph was born 21 years ago in Liverpool - a city that would be nothing but a small fishing village were it not for the highly profitable slave trade. Curious about the fate of his ancestors, Westgaph sets off from Merseyside for the slave forts of Ghana. It proves to be a journey that challenges his views of the nature of the slave trade. Producer Tony Phillips Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Lawrence Westgaph
Producer:
Tony Phillips

Teachers on Trial
If good teachers are the key to raising standards, how can the government's new policies help schools to attract the good, motivate the mediocre and sack the bad?
Bethan Marshall asks how much can be achieved within current spending constraints and what lessons can be learnt from the independent sector. Producer Sheila Cook
Repeated Sunday 4.15pm
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Contributors

Unknown:
Bethan Marshall
Producer:
Sheila Cook

A British writer exchanges letters with a European about an experience.
5: My Neighbour's Rooster. Duncan McLean shares the pleasures of his remote lifestyle in the Orkney Islands with Katja Behrens , who lives in the hilly countryside south of Frankfurt. Producer Tessa Watt

Contributors

Unknown:
Duncan McLean
Unknown:
Katja Behrens
Producer:
Tessa Watt

BBC Radio 4 FM

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