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Actress Patsy Palmer , EastEnders' most recent casualty, talks to Jenni Murray about a future free of Ricky, the Queen Vic and the bolshy Bianca. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Woods. Part 15.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Patsy Palmer
Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Sarah Woods.

Rory MacLean presents the last in a four-part travel series. This week he travels into no man's land, crosses France without a map, goes walkabout with Australian Aborigines and gets lost in Hong Kong. Producer Marc Beeby

Contributors

Unknown:
Rory MacLean
Producer:
Marc Beeby

A five-part comedy series by Kay Stonham.
What happens when Jack, a rich and corrupt antiques dealer, receives a blow to the head and finds he can no longer be dishonest? How will this affect his wife and family who loved him the way he was?

Contributors

Writer:
Kay Stonham
Producer:
Jane Berthoud
Jack:
Ray Brooks
Dulcie:
Kate Williams
Tom:
Kevin Eldon
Sylvia:
Kay Stonham
The Solicitor:
Rupert Vansittart
Margaret:
Liz Smith
Brad:
Dane John Barry
Janine:
Camille Coduri

The second of three plays by Ray Jenkins based on the diaries of Catherine, Lady McCartney, wife of the British consul in Kashgar, Chinese Turkestan.
1900: the brilliant archaeologist Auriel Stein comes to stay, in search of lost cities on the Silk Road, and to uncover a clever forgery.

Contributors

Writer:
Ray Jenkins
Director:
Janet Whitaker
Catherine McCartney:
Siobhan Redmond
George McCartney:
Alex Jennings
Aurel Stein:
Ioan Meredith
Islam Akhun:
Harry Myers
Islam Bai:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Borland:
Tessa Worsley
Mr Borland:
David Allister

NEW SERIES
In a six-part series, Quentin Cooper provides light-hearted and helpful information about computers, whether you are deciding to buy a computer forthe first time, or even if you are already a diehard net-head.
Producer Anna Buckley. PHONE: [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Anna Buckley.

David Stenhouse interviews DJ Taylorwhose new biography explores the troubled life of Victorian novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. Repeated from Sunday 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stenhouse
Unknown:
William Makepeace Thackeray.

Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Mark Steel and John O'Farrell send satirical greetings from
Bournemouth to mark the annual Labour Party conference. With chairman Simon Hoggart.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Mark Steel
Unknown:
John O'Farrell
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart.
Producer:
Lucy Armitage.

One wins, one loses and Debbie decides.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send saeto [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Caroline Harrington.
Director:
Keri Davies
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil:
Norman Painting
Alistair:
Michael Lumsden
David:
Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth:
Alison Dowllng
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Debbie:
Tamsin Greig
Christine:
Lesley Saweard
Peggy:
June Spencer
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
Roy:
Ian Pepperell
Lynda:
Carole Boyd
Janet:
Moir Leslie
Greg:
Marc Finn
Simon:
Garrick Hagon
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Shula:
Judy Bennett
Ruth:
Felicity Finch
Tommy:
Tom Graham
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
George:
Graham Roberts
Jack:
Arnold Peters
Sid:
Alan Devereux
Clarrie:
Rosalind Adams
Caroline:
Sara Coward
Hayley:
Lucy Davis
Bert:
Eric Allan
Chris:
Tim Treslove

By Sarah Woods. 15: Friday: the director of nursing is spoiling for a fight. The "Brief Lives' memorial for children who have died at the hospital gives Carol food for thought.
Repeated from 10.45am. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Woods.

From Thomas Peacocke Community College, Rye, East Sussex, where chairman Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by panellists including the MPs Jack Straw and Michael Ancram , Lord Jenkins and Liz Davies.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Jack Straw
Unknown:
Michael Ancram
Unknown:
Liz Davies.
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson.

Regional Variations (2)

The Friday Play: The Big Smoke

BBC Radio 4 FM

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

The Arrival of the Golf Hooligan

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Alistair Cooke considers the etiquette of sport and reflects on the sad, infamous day that his beloved golf became a victim of audience hooliganism.

In the last of the present series, Eleanor Oldroyd is in Cardiff forthe start of the rugby World Cup.
Features include a look at the current Welsh side and an investigation into the other sports that try to compete for an audience in rugby-mad Wales.
Producer Simon Crosse

Contributors

Unknown:
Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer:
Simon Crosse

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