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Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Charles Handy.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Professor Charles Handy.

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. Esther Lenehan and Douglas Kennedy are foreigners who chose to live in England. What do they make of the English?
Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm

Contributors

Talks:
Olivia O'Leary
Unknown:
Esther Lenehan
Unknown:
Douglas Kennedy
Producer:
Sara Conkey.

Marcel Berlins dissects the eloquence of great advocates whose skill with words has given them mastery over the courts.
2: Clarence Darrow. The 1920s star of American defence lawyers, whose style inspired poets and film-makers. Producer Anna Parkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcel Berlins
Unknown:
Clarence Darrow.
Producer:
Anna Parkinson

Living Water. In his series on the River Thames, Quentin Cooper finds that far from being a moribund culvert, the river is both a major wildlife reserve and a source of gourmet delights. Producer John Tuckey

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
John Tuckey

Professor Jeffrey Richards presents a series of programmes about classic detectives. 3: The Wisdom of Miss Marple
. Examining the appeal of Agatha Christie 's spinster detective. Producer Helen Williams

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Jeffrey Richards
Unknown:
Agatha Christie
Producer:
Helen Williams

From Cardiff schoolgirl to chart-topping success - the story of 13-year-old soprano Charlotte Church 's rise to fame. Presented by Carolyn Hitt. Producer Ruth Prince

Contributors

Soprano:
Charlotte Church
Presented By:
Carolyn Hitt.
Producer:
Ruth Prince

By Tanika Gupta. A romance with chess. Bela is a keen chess player, but when her husband cheats on her, she retreats from life's game. with Alice Arnold , Derek Walmsley , June Barrie , Tilly Gaunt and Lexi Rose Director Jonquil Panting

Contributors

Unknown:
Tanika Gupta.
Unknown:
Alice Arnold
Unknown:
Derek Walmsley
Unknown:
June Barrie
Unknown:
Tilly Gaunt
Unknown:
Lexi Rose
Bela:
Shelley King
Andrew:
David Allister

A series of four phone-ins (calls charged at national rates) during the European election campaign broadcast simultaneously on Radio 4 and BBC2. You are invited to put your views on the European Union, and Britain's role in it, to the key party leaders. Today, call Alex Salmond , leader of the Scottish National Party, and Dafydd Wigley , President of Plaid Cymru. Presented by Diana Madill. Editor Brian Walker

Contributors

Leader:
Alex Salmond
Leader:
Dafydd Wigley
Unknown:
Plaid Cymru.
Presented By:
Diana Madill.
Editor:
Brian Walker

Can yoga calm stressed students? Do we really need to learn how to breathe? Inhale with Libby Purves on the guide to the learning world.
Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed]Repeated Sunday llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Lyn Webster

A comedy written by Luke Sorba.
4: Around the World in 80 Hours or the Bank Holiday Episode
. It is bank holiday weekend and Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail see no reason to change their usual habits just because the world has ended. with Luke Sorba , Carla Mendonca and Simon Greenall. Producer Liz Anstee Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm

Contributors

Written By:
Luke Sorba.
Unknown:
Luke Sorba
Unknown:
Carla Mendonca
Unknown:
Simon Greenall.
Producer:
Liz Anstee
Donna:
Meera Syal
Johnny:
Toby Longworth

A growing number of Britain's older hospitals are being sold off by health authorities and trusts which are desperate to boost their income. Is the taxpayer getting value for money? Presented by Jenny Cuffe. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday 5pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Jenny Cuffe.
Producer:
Gregor Stewart

In a special edition of the programme, virtuoso flautist James Galway joins Peter White to talk about his music and the impact the eye condition nystagmus has had on his life. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
James Galway
Unknown:
Peter White
Producer:
Cheryl Gabriel

Reproduction. The urge to have children is very powerful and the need to stop having them is almost as strong.
Graham Easton looks at the system which allows it all to happen - or not. Producer Helen Sharp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Graham Easton
Producer:
Helen Sharp

Olivia O'Leary talks to Esther Lenehan and Douglas Kennedy , two people who have chosen to live in England. What do they make of the English? Repeated from 9am

Contributors

Talks:
Olivia O'Leary
Unknown:
Esther Lenehan
Unknown:
Douglas Kennedy

Brian Sibley looks at the world of cinema, including the pick of films on television. This week, Kim Newman examines the quintessential British horror film.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Sibley
Unknown:
Kim Newman

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