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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Paul Johns , management consultant and Methodist lay preacher
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Paul Johns

Regional Variations (2)

In the 17th century, the East India Company decided it was too expensive to ship English women to India for their employees to marry, so they encouraged mixed marriages with native Indian women. Three centuries later, their descendants returned to mother England. Navdip Dharawal explores the history of the Anglo-Indian people.
(Repeat)

Contributors

Presenter:
Navdip Dharawal
Producer:
John Byrne

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Berkshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 13/98 to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Eric Robson.

Bon viveur Sue Nelson has been overdoing it. In her audio diary, she gathers the latest scientific advice on diets and exercise and finds out whether fatness is in the genes. Producer Anne McNaught Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue Nelson
Producer:
Anne McNaught

By Sue Teddern. The first of four comedies celebrating mothers. When
Shirley Silver 's husband walked out on her, he left his mother's bagel recipe behind. Success is the best revenge. with John Rowe , Rachel Atkins. Gerard McDermott. Jenny Lee. Chandra Ruegg and Brian Parr Director Marion Nancarrow

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue Teddern.
Unknown:
Shirley Silver
Unknown:
John Rowe
Unknown:
Rachel Atkins.
Unknown:
Gerard McDermott.
Unknown:
Jenny Lee.
Unknown:
Chandra Ruegg
Unknown:
Brian Parr
Director:
Marion Nancarrow
Shirley:
June Whitfield
Debby:
Matilda Ziegler
Merline:
Sharon D Clarke

Paul Gambaccini sees Peter Fonda's film "Ulee's Gold" and the film version of Peter Carey's book "Oscar and Lucinda", starring Ralph Fiennes as an eccentric priest.

(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Paul Gambaccini
Producer:
Julia Arrowsmith

Australia has declared the rabbit a "target organism" and is waging biological warfare against a pest that has been devastating its farmland. But might a new virus recently released among the rabbit population prove harmful to humans? Dennis Sewell investigates.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Sewell
Producer:
Dennis Sewell

By Patricia Hannah. Great thinkers meet their maker as Primrose Path completes her practical training in the central institute under the auspices of her exacting tutor, Dr Reaper.
Music by Geoff Proudley
Director Louise Dalziel Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Patricia Hannah.
Music By:
Geoff Proudley
Director:
Louise Dalziel
Dr Reaper:
Vivienne Dixon
Primrose Path:
Jan Ravens
Queen Christine:
Jan Ravens
Jean:
Jan Ravens
Elizabeth:
Jan Ravens
Thinking Man:
James Bryce
Doors:
James Bryce
Hume:
James Bryce
Descartes/Nietzsche/Barthes:
Sandy Neilson

Where Are They Now?
Where are the Newtons and Einsteins of tomorrow? What questions remain to be answered? In the last of his six-part journey through the history of science, Melvyn Bragg talks to
Professor Sir Martin Rees , Professors Jocelyn Bell Burnell , Igor Aleksander , Roger Penrose , Paul Davis , and John Maynard Smith , among others, about what the future holds. Producer Ruth Gardiner

Contributors

Talks:
Melvyn Bragg
Unknown:
Sir Martin Rees
Unknown:
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Unknown:
Igor Aleksander
Unknown:
Roger Penrose
Unknown:
Paul Davis
Unknown:
John Maynard Smith
Producer:
Ruth Gardiner

Why has Mrs Carter lost the power of speech? And who is the mysterious old hag on the moor? And just who has finished the last of the sherry? Join the intrepid investigator Lavinia Bullock as she unravels another supernatural mystery in the wilds of Norfolk.

Contributors

Producer:
Ann Jobson
Madam Bullock:
Jean Boht
Dr Litefoot:
Charles Kay
Lord Hoxton:
Geoffrey Whitehead
[Actress]:
Sally Grace
[Actor]:
David Antrobus
[Actress]:
Deborah Berlin
[Actor]:
Stephen Thorne
[Actress]:
Hilda Schroder

Regional Variations (2)

Last episode of the sketch show starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens as BBC Radio 4's antidote to
Anne and Nick. Written by Ian Brown. With Roger Blake , Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips. Music by Mark Burton
Producer Jo Clegg Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Duncan
Unknown:
Jan Ravens
Written By:
Ian Brown.
Unknown:
Roger Blake
Unknown:
Alistair McGowan
Music By:
Mark Burton
Producer:
Jo Clegg

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