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With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie .
6.25.7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Cristina Odone.

Classic crime author baroness PD James joins
Martha Kearney to talk about her latest book - a diary/memoir. Drama: /V/cDo/as N/cMebyby Charles Dickens. Part 6 of 30. Editor Ruth Gardrner. E-MAiL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Pd James
Unknown:
Martha Kearney
Unknown:
Charles Dickens.
Editor:
Ruth Gardrner.

Peter Snow presents a history series in which the stories are provided by an edition of a newspaper randomly selected by computer.
3: 7'neMe/<<gencer--t:t September ;[665. This programme includes the story of London's emergency measures against the piague,and the disaster in the sea war against the Dutch which set Samuel Pepys on the road to fame as the creator of the modern navy. producer Andrew Green

Contributors

Unknown:
Samuel Pepys
Producer:
Andrew Green

Last instalment of the comedy series based on Ronnie Knox Mawer's book Tales of a Man Called father, adapted by Carolyn Saity Jones.
Christmas. A time of good cheer is not how the Knox family describe their Christmas. Young Ronnie gets a board game called Gibb's G/anf
Decay, masonic brother Bowman receives a pair of Swedish ear plugs, and his wife gets a pair of surgical stockings.
Producer Catherine Pinner

Contributors

Unknown:
Ronnie Knox Mawer
Adapted By:
Carolyn Saity Jones.
Producer:
Catherine Pinner
Father:
Kenneth Cranham
Boy Theo:
Lioyd Ronnie
Donaid Rathwell:
Huw Liewellin-Waters
Aunt Came:
Dorothea Phhnps

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First semi-final.

(Repeated Saturday 11pm)

Contributors

Chairman:
Robert Robinson
Devised by:
John P. Wynn
Questions:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
Richard Edis

Written and directed by Sally Pomme Clayton. Myth and archaeology meet in the living landscape of Uffington White Horse. A grandfather tells a story to his granddaughter which is echoed by the voices of the hill.
Music composed and performed by Rick Wilson

Contributors

Directed By:
Sally Pomme Clayton.
Unknown:
Rick Wilson
Grandfather:
Christopher Saul
Granddaughter:
Lyrla Eastley
Blacksmith:
Daniel Morden
Horse:
Susanna Steete

C!audia Hammond presents the beginner'sguide to hormones. 1: /Mrena</n. its reputation isthat of a "bad" hormone because it is associated with stress. But some scientists say that it can actually be good for you - especially before an Operation. Producer Jane O'Rourke (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Jane O'Rourke

in the last of the current series, Nigel Rees is joined by Dorothy-Grace Elder, Joyce McMillan and Magnus Magnusson in an exchange of quotations and anecdotes. Reader William Frankiyn. Producer Caret Smith
E-MAiL: [email address removed] Repeated Sunday 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Joyce McMillan
Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson
Reader:
William Frankiyn.
Producer:
Caret Smith

By Charles Dickens, dramatised by Mike Walker.
Kate begins work at the Mantailni establishment and encounters Sir Mulberry Hawk and Lord Verisopht. Nicholas and Smike return to London to discover that vicious ties from Dotheboys Hall have already reached Ralph Nickleby. Part 6 of 30. with Sophie Thompson, David Bamber,. Hetty Baynes, Becky Hindley, Tracy Wiles, Fiona Clarke, Stephen Critchiow, Ioan Meredith and Ben Crowe. Music arranged and performed by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood. Director Marilyn Imrie
Repeated from 10.45am
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Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Dickens
Dramatised By:
Mike Walker
Unknown:
Ralph Nickieby.
Unknown:
Sophie Thompson.
Unknown:
David Bamber.
Unknown:
Hetty Baynes.
Unknown:
Becky Hindiey.
Unknown:
Tracy Wiies.
Unknown:
Fona Ciarke.
Unknown:
Stephen Critchiow.
Unknown:
Ben Crowe.
Unknown:
Meianie Pappenheim
Unknown:
Anne Wood.
Dickens:
Alex Jennings
Nicholas Nickieby:
Olliver Mllbum
Ralph Nickieby:
Richard Johnson
Mrs Nickieby:
Anna Massey
Kate Nick!eby:
Nicola Ratc!iffe
Sir Mulberry Hawk:
Jeremy Clyde
Lord Verisopht:
Jam!e Bamber
Newman Noggs:
Bruce Atexander
Miss !a Creevy:
Jan!ne Duvitsk!

Lucy Ash visits Orlando Tobon, a soft-spoken middle-aged man who has spent the last 30 years helping fellow Colombians in Jackson Heights, New York. When police find the bodies of unlucky cocaine couriers, killed by the cargo they were hired to bring to the United States, they contact Don Orlando who identifies the anonymous corpses and raises the money to give them proper funerals. Producer Polly Hope

Contributors

Unknown:
Lucy Ash

in the second of two programmes novelist James Maw travels across Cambodia to deliver a library of 2,000 books to a school where the VSO is training English teachers. He watches landmines being cleared from the grounds of a school and visits a former Khmer Rouge stronghold on the Thai border.

Contributors

Producer:
Rob Kettehdge

As the nights draw in, nature has started to close down her life-giving bounty. The earth is going to sleep - insects, worms and plant life turn over and rest. Mark Cawardine examines what is going on during this cyclical phenomenon.
Producer Elizabeth Kelly. Repeated tomorrow 11 am

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Cawardine
Producer:
Elizabeth Kelly

By MaeveBinchy. read in eight parts by Pauline McLynn. Ria and Danny are ayoungcoupie from poor backgrounds who have managed to buy a huge house in Dublin. But Ria's dreams are shattered when Danny finds a very different woman. Part 6. Abridged and produced byPam Brighton

Contributors

Unknown:
Pauline McLynn.

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