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With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Angela Tilby.

Quentin Cooper joins with four very different trades and professions astheygatherfortheir annual get-togethers. 4: PestEx-ProtEx 99. Pest controllers and building preservers from all over the world converge on London to talk rats, termites and global warming. UK residents may be looking forward to a warmer wintertomorrow, but so are the insects from the south that have already reached Devon. Producer Nigel Acheson

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Nigel Acheson

A comedy series based on Frank Dickens 's classic cartoon. 2: The Power of the Press
Bristow's crusade for better conditions for cleaning ladies bites the dust.
with Roger Lloyd Pack. Jon Glover , Katy Odey. David Battley and Ian Kelland. Music John Whitehall. Director Neil Cargill

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Dickens
Unknown:
Roger Lloyd Pack.
Unknown:
Jon Glover
Unknown:
Katy Odey.
Unknown:
David Battley
Unknown:
Ian Kelland.
Music:
John Whitehall.
Director:
Neil Cargill
Bristow:
Michael Williams
Jones:
Rodney Bewes
Hewitt:
Owen Brenman
Mrs Purdy:
Dora Bryan
Gert:
Liz Fraser
Daisy:
Joan Sims

Steve Richards plays host to team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP in the panel game about politics and politicians. This week's guests are journalist Julia Langdon and broadcaster James Cox.
Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Steve Doherty

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Richards
Unknown:
Roy Hattersley
Unknown:
Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown:
Julia Langdon
Unknown:
James Cox.
Written By:
Hugh Rycroft
Written By:
David Spicer.
Producer:
Steve Doherty

Helena Kennedy QC presents a second series of four dramatised features about legal cases which led to a change in the law.

The tragic story of Emma Humphries, who was tried at Nottingham Crown Court for the murder of her boyfriend in 1985. She never denied killing him but pleaded not guilty to murder on grounds of provocation.

Contributors

Presenter:
Helena Kennedy
Writer:
Rib Davis
Director:
Janet Whitaker
Emma:
Gemma Saunders
Hilary:
Tracy Wiles
Helen Grindrod QC:
Elizabeth Bell
[Actor]:
Beth Chalmers
[Actor]:
Stephen Critchlow
[Actor]:
Ioan Meredith [billed as Ian Meredith]
[Actor]:
Tim Treloar

A comedy by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters.

Anna is suffering following the end of her relationship with Stuart. Sick of the selfishness of Victoria and Charlotte, she decides to give them a taste of their own medicine.
(R)

Contributors

Writer:
Simon Brett
Producer:
Maria Esposito
Anna:
Rosemary Leach
Victoria:
Angela Thorne
Charlotte:
Celia Imrie
Stuart:
Edward de Souza
Roger:
Bill Nighy
Emily:
Lisa Coleman
Mark:
Will Ing

Francine Stock chairs the nightly arts programme, including a report by John Wilson live from the gala opening night of the newly restored and expanded Royal Opera House. Listeners can hearthe operatic half of the opening concert live on Radio 3 from 9.45pm. BBC2 will be broadcasting the opening perfomance live from
7.30pm. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Francine Stock
Unknown:
John Wilson
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face a tough cross-examination from David Starkey , Janet Daley , David Cook and Polly Toynbee. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
David Starkey
Unknown:
Janet Daley
Unknown:
David Cook
Unknown:
Polly Toynbee.
Producer:
David Coomes.

Michael Rosen presents fourtalks on the process of divorce and its aftermath, drawing on his own experience and eyewitness accounts from estate agents, grandparents, lawyers and counsellors. 3: Meltdown. The point of departure - lawyers pick up the scent. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen

In a new four-part series John Gribbin explores the weird subatomic world of quantum mechanics and will be asking listeners to abandon all the familiar ways of picturing the world and to suspend belief. Reader Paul Birchard. 1: A Measure of Uncertainty
The events surrounding the disturbing realisation that matter can be both wave and particle, and the story of how the discovery of quanta spawned the greatest ever scientific revolution.
John Gribbin introduces the key characters in a tale about a hapless cat that can be both dead and alive at the same time and, as Richard Feynman remarked, "If you don't take it too seriously you will discover nature to be a delightful and entrancing thing."

Contributors

Presenter:
John Gribbin
Reader:
Paul Birchard
Unknown:
Richard Feynman
Producer:
Louise Dalziel

A comedy by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. 2: Sean's bad-tempered, reckless past catches up with him in the shape of a dead swan. Starring Sean Lock , Tim Mitchell , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Peter Serafinowicz and Martin Trenaman. Producer Chris Neill. Script editor Robert Fraser-Steele

Contributors

Comedy By:
Sean Lock
Comedy By:
Martin Trenaman.
Unknown:
Sean Lock
Unknown:
Tim Mitchell
Unknown:
Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown:
Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown:
Martin Trenaman.
Producer:
Chris Neill.
Editor:
Robert Fraser-Steele

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