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With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day Huw Spanner.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor.
Unknown:
Huw Spanner.

John Peel takes another wry look at the foibles of family life with the help of Radio 4 listeners. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peel
Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keeffe
Know How: Alison Mitchell 's first monthly column: page 42

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Mitchell
Unknown:
Alison Mitchell

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical comedy panel game, with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and Michael White. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Andy Hamilton
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Michael White.

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from StSwithin's
Church Hall, Yateley, in Hampshire, by panellists including Sir Edward Heath MP and Inderjit Singh. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Sir Edward Heath
Unknown:
Inderjit Singh.

Henry James 's classic novella describes the confrontation between Daisy Miller - a newly independent American girl, enchanting in her spontaneity and alarming in her unpredictability - and the social codes of 19th-century European society.
Music John Tarns. Producer Nicholas Newton Adapted and directed by Bill Bryden

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry James
Unknown:
Daisy Miller
Music:
John Tarns.
Producer:
Nicholas Newton
Directed By:
Bill Bryden
Daisy Miller:
Elizabeth McGovern
Mrs Costello:
Maureen Upman
Mrs Miller:
Constance Cummings
Mrs Walker:
Sian Phillips
Winterbourne:
James Callis
Eugenio:
Sebastian Graham Jones
Giovanelli:
Marcello Magnl
Randolph Miller:
Zohren Weiss

Andrew Collins with news of the best of this week's films, including the controversial Boys Don't Cry, and a report about why the big screen loves lawyers.

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Collins
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

The American radio variety show hosted by Garrison Keillor comes to the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh forthe first of two evenings of music, comedy and storytelling. Special guests are the Battlefield Band and crime writer Ian Rankin.
Starring Tim Russell and Sue Scott.
Keillor is probably best known in Britain as the hugely successful author of books including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys and, most recently, Me: By Jimmy "Big Boy" Valente, As Told to Garrison Keillor. It was after he began work on an article for The New Yorkerthat he developed an idea for a radio show with musical guests, comedy sketches and commercials for imaginary products. Twenty-five years and over 800 live performances later, A Prairie Home Companion has become a national institution in the States.
With Andy Stein , Pat Donohue. Greg Hippen and Arnie Kinsella of the Guy's All-Star Band. Sound effects Tom Keith. Piano Richard Dworsky. Producers Christine Tschida and Patrick Rayner

Contributors

Unknown:
Garrison Keillor
Unknown:
Ian Rankin.
Unknown:
Tim Russell
Unknown:
Sue Scott.
Unknown:
Garrison Keillor.
Unknown:
Andy Stein
Unknown:
Pat Donohue.
Unknown:
Greg Hippen
Unknown:
Arnie Kinsella
Piano:
Tom Keith.
Piano:
Richard Dworsky.
Producers:
Christine Tschida
Producers:
Patrick Rayner

Tom Sutcliffe and guests with the week's cultural highlights, including the latest film adaptation of Jane Austen 's Mansfield Park and the 900-page Journals of Sylvia Plath. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Jane Austen
Unknown:
Sylvia Plath.
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

Six eminent speakers explore the direction of faith in the 21st century. They approach spirituality from contrasting perspectives, considering its impact on society and the individual. 4: Professor Mary Grey. A look at spirituality which speaks to all life forms. Producer Janet McLarty. Repeated tomorrow 12.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Mary Grey.
Producer:
Janet McLarty.

Graeme Garden presents an hour of utter nonsense - from French medieval poetry to Eddie Izzard - in an attempt to understand what is so funny about not making sense. He explores the influence of nonsense poetry, from Dada to the Beatles and Monty Python. With contributions from Jonathan James-Moore , nonsense expert Hugh Haughton and pop music historian Simon Warner. Featuring archive recordings of Robert Benchley , Spike Milligan , Ivor Cutler and Stanley Unwin. Producer Thomas Morris
Roland White 's radio review: page 51 Programme of the Week: page 119

Contributors

Unknown:
Eddie Izzard
Unknown:
Monty Python.
Unknown:
Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown:
Hugh Haughton
Unknown:
Simon Warner.
Unknown:
Robert Benchley
Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
Ivor Cutler
Unknown:
Stanley Unwin.
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Producer:
Roland White

By Virginia Woolf , dramatised in two parts by Eileen Atkins. The story of the Ramsay family holidaying in Scotland before the First World War is dominated by Woolf's portrait of the beautiful Mrs Ramsay. 1: The expedition to a nearby lighthouse is a symbolic and emotional journey.
Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Virginia Woolf
Unknown:
Eileen Atkins.
Mrs Ramsay:
Vanessa Redgrave
Mr Ramsay:
John Wood
Lily:
Juliet Stevenson
William:
Edward Petherbridge
Charles:
Robert Glenister
Minta:
Jane Whittenshaw
Mildred:
Jane Whittenshaw
Rose:
Jane Whittenshaw
Mrs Bast:
Jane Whittenshaw
Cam:
Alison Pettitt
Prue:
Alison Pettitt
Nancy:
Alison Pettitt
Mrs Mcnab:
Elizabeth Bell
Mr Carmichael:
Gavin Muir
McAllister:
Gavin Muir
Paul:
Tom George
Jasper:
Tom George
George:
Tom George

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine guests. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Janet Daley
Unknown:
David Starkey
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
David Cook

Jane Hanson explores the concept that the motion of the planets produced sounds which had a direct relationshipto music-making on Earth. 2: The Renaissance and the Baroque Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jane Hanson

By Antony Mann , read by Ian Porter. A young boy witnesses his father's brutal murder. Fascinated, he follows the metamorphosis of the murderer through prison and parole to celebrity status as a Chat Show host. Producer Rosemary Watts (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Antony Mann
Read By:
Ian Porter.
Producer:
Rosemary Watts

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