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on BBC Radio 4 FM

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Ford
Unknown:
John Humphrys.
Unknown:
Canon Eric James.

John Peel takes a warts-and-all look at the British weekend. He talks to a family who are about to set sail for
Australia in a boat they have built as part of their millennium celebrations. Producer Chris Berthoud PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peel
Producer:
Chris Berthoud

Safe as Houses. A mortgage is the biggest financial commitment taken on by most people. So what happens if the bank makes a mistake and provides the wrong kind? Listener Linda Evans finds out. Presenter Paul Charles. Producer Sarah Pennells Repeated Monday 3pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Evans
Presenter:
Paul Charles.
Producer:
Sarah Pennells
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Australian comedian Mark Little chairs the news-based improvisation game with John Moloney and Ed Byme. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Little
Unknown:
John Moloney
Unknown:
Ed Byme.

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Brightlingsea, Essex, by panellists including Janet Daley , lain
Duncan-Smith, Chris Smith and Matthew Taylor.
Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Janet Daley
Unknown:
Chris Smith
Unknown:
Matthew Taylor.

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers:
Anne Peacock
Producers:
Karen Turner

Challenging the accepted history of man's struggle to fly, historian Patrick French investigates the story of a Pembrokeshire carpenter, Bill Frost , who built, patented and flew his own machine some eight years before the Wright brothers became airborne. Producer Jill Waters

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Frost
Producer:
Jill Waters

By Muriel Spark , adapted for radio by Colin Davis. It is 1945 and, enchanted as he is by the girls of slender means, Nicholas Faringdon has no idea of their potential savagery. With Amanda Root, Joanna Monro, Abigail Docherty, Christopher Wright,
Charles Simpson, Jack Ellis, Caroline Strong, Frances Jeater, Richenda Carey and Geoffrey Whitehead. Director: Marion Nancarrow.

Contributors

Unknown:
Muriel Spark
Unknown:
Colin Davis.
Unknown:
Nicholas Faringdon
Unknown:
Amanda Root.
Unknown:
Joanna Monro.
Unknown:
Abigail Docherty
Unknown:
Christopher Wright
Unknown:
Charles Simpson
Unknown:
Jack Ellis
Unknown:
Caroline Strong.
Unknown:
Frances Jeater
Unknown:
Richenda Carey
Unknown:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Director:
Marion Nancarrow
Narrator:
Eleanor Bron
Jane Wright:
Sarah-Jane Holm
Selina Redwood:
Emma Fielding

Stephen Fry hosts an eight-part chat show series in which he gives no quarter, accepts no dime, spends no nickel and passes no buck in this supreme vindication of "total radio". With John Sessions. This first programme features, among others, Damien Hirst and Ian Dury.
Producers Cathie Mahoney and Chris Wilson ♦ See This Week: page 6

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Fry
Unknown:
Damien Hirst
Unknown:
Ian Dury.
Producers:
Cathie Mahoney

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural events. In this edition, a look at Channel 4's eagerly awaited adaptation of Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City.
Producer Adrian Washboume

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Producer:
Adrian Washboume

Four talks in which Kurdish journalist Hazhir Teimourian reflects on 39 years' living in Britain. 1: Omar Khayyam and I Producer Nigel Acheson
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Hazhir Teimourian
Unknown:
Omar Khayyam
Producer:
Nigel Acheson

By Giovanni Boccaccio , adapted in three parts by Don Taylor , with Roger Allam as Boccaccio. The ten
Florentines reach the end of their storytelling. With Rebecca Front,
Richard Hope and Helen Atkinson Wood. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Giovanni Boccaccio
Unknown:
Don Taylor
Unknown:
Roger Allam
Unknown:
Richard Hope
Unknown:
Helen Atkinson Wood.

The second of four debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Justin Webb. "The lives of animals should not be regarded as sacrosanct." Repeated from Wednesday
Lines remain open until midnight on Sunday Maximum call cost lOp
TO VOTE YES: dial [number removed]
TO VOTE NO: dial [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Justin Webb.

Lol Mason 'sfive-part comedy series. 3: Richard's flu is not getting any better, and a herbal remedy found by Sally has unexpected results. with Julian Dutton. lain Cuthbertson, Joss Ackland , Carolyn Jones and Adjoa Andoh Producer Jo Clegg Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
Lol Mason
Unknown:
Julian Dutton.
Unknown:
Joss Ackland
Unknown:
Carolyn Jones
Unknown:
Adjoa Andoh
Producer:
Jo Clegg
Richard Barton:
Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton:
Moray Watson
Sally Barton:
Matilda Ziegler

A monthly series telling the story of mankind's struggle to understand the cosmos.
4:Newton and Action at a Distance
Written by Michael Hoskin. Readers Nigel Carrington and Fenella Hadingham Producer David Perry

Contributors

Written By:
Michael Hoskin.
Readers:
Nigel Carrington
Producer:
David Perry

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More