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James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Mona Siddiqui.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor.
Unknown:
Mona Siddiqui.

Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of great reference books. 1: Whitaker's Almanack. Joseph Whitaker founded the Bookseller magazine and wrote religious tracts for pisoners. Then, 130 years ago, he turned a newspaper column into a bumper book of facts that has been published every year since. Producer Paul Dodgson

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Fanshawe
Unknown:
Joseph Whitaker
Producer:
Paul Dodgson

Award-winning children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes chooses her favourite pieces of writing. She includes Kenneth Clarke 's Civilisation, and a piece written and read by her son, Guardian correspondent Ed Vulliamy. Other readers are Bill Wallis and Josie Lawrence. Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Shirley Hughes
Unknown:
Kenneth Clarke
Unknown:
Ed Vulliamy.
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
Josie Lawrence.
Producer:
Mary Ward Lowery

By Michael Punter. What to do about Dad? He talks to his pigeons more than he does to his daughters and he has some very odd ideas about his dog. with Nathalie Armin and Simon Scardifield Director Jane Morgan

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Punter.
Unknown:
Nathalie Armin
Unknown:
Simon Scardifield
Director:
Jane Morgan
Dad:
Peter Vaughan
Jessica:
Frances Barber
Stephanie:
Alison Steadman

With the millennium's last solar eclipse only a few weeks away, Trevor Phillips discusses what scientists hope to learn about the sun's fiery secrets. Producer John Watkins E-MAIL: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Trevor Phillips
Producer:
John Watkins

John Sullivan 's comedy series.
3: No Greater Love. When Rodney falls in love, he does not appreciate Del's brotherly helping hand. with Lennard Pearce , Gaye Brown. Julie La Rousse , Steve Fletcher , Raj Patel ,
David Rhule , David Daker and Lisa Price. Originally produced and directed for television by Ray Butt. Producer Richard Edis Repeat

Contributors

Unknown:
John Sullivan
Unknown:
Lennard Pearce
Unknown:
Gaye Brown.
Unknown:
Julie La Rousse
Unknown:
Steve Fletcher
Unknown:
Raj Patel
Unknown:
David Rhule
Unknown:
David Daker
Unknown:
Lisa Price.
Television By:
Ray Butt.
Producer:
Richard Edis
Del:
David Jason
Rodney:
Nicholas Lyndhurst

BBC foreign correspondent Allan Little returns to the land of his birth to size up the political situation in the run-up to the opening of the new Scottish Parliament. In this concluding programme he offers a clear-eyed view of Scotland's prospects. Producer Dennis Sewell

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Little
Producer:
Dennis Sewell

Fisher Dilke examines the ways mathematics pops up in our lives. A new theory about personal contacts reveals that a few well connected individuals can make the world seem a smaller place and speed up the spread of information - or disease. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Fisher Dilke
Producer:
Roland Pease

Valerie Singleton gives people the chance to make their extraordinary wishes come true. With Mike Fenton-Stevens , Jessica Martin and Andy Taylor. Director Bruce Hyman

Contributors

Unknown:
Valerie Singleton
Unknown:
Mike Fenton-Stevens
Unknown:
Jessica Martin
Unknown:
Andy Taylor.
Director:
Bruce Hyman

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