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With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Roy Jenkins.

The series which finds the past behind the present.5: The Gotham Tales.
Jonathan Freedland explores the most popular jokes in British history, a bestselling collection of stories about a village of fool on the fringes of Nottingham which dates back to the 13th century. With Fiona Shaw and guests. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm
Roland White's Radio Review: page 45

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Freedland
Unknown:
Fiona Shaw
Producer:
Virginia Crompton.

Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed, cutting-edge artists whose work is inspired by technological discovery and unites them with leading scientists to hear of the latest research in their chosen fields. 3: Installation artist Cornelia Parker.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lisa Jardine
Artist:
Cornelia Parker.
Producer:
Adrian Washbourne.

Today the kestrel is a familiar sight, hovering high over motorways. In the past, this roadside commuter has been an inspiration to poets and writers, and prized by falconers. Lionel Kelleway traces the history of this successful and adaptable bird of prey. Producer Sarah Blunt (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Actor Christopher Lee presents the second of two programmes about leading ladies of American wit and comedy in the first half of the 20th century. He tells how they made the transition from radio to Hollywood in the thirties, tracing their arrival on television in the fifties. Featuring the stories of Lucille Ball , Eve Arden , Jane Russell , Frances Langford , Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall.

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee
Stories Of:
Lucille Ball
Stories Of:
Eve Arden
Stories Of:
Jane Russell
Stories Of:
Frances Langford
Stories Of:
Marilyn Monroe
Stories Of:
Lauren Bacall.

In a new six-part series Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels.

He enters the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with musician Derek McCulloch, actress Judith French and historical dance expert Madeleine Inglehearn to discover whether Darcy's observations that "a woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing and dancing" was sound advice or a monumental insult.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Stead
Musician:
Derek McCulloch
Unknown:
Madeleine Inglehearn
Producer:
Paul Evans

By Arnold Bennett , dramatised by Elizabeth Baines. A young engineer is offered the chance to make his fortune, but his father stands in the way.
For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By:
Elizabeth Baines.
Bennett:
Gerry Hinks
Ralph:
Stefan Escreet
Maidie:
Rachel Smith
Dinah:
Eve Steele
Miss Hummel:
Eve Steele
Mary:
Susie Hawthorne
Lady Eleanor:
Susie Hawthorne
Father:
John Jardine
SirThomas:
John Jardine
Swell:
Marc Goodall
Harvey:
Marc Goodall

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with advice columnist
Virginia Ironside and Jeremy Lewis , editor of The Oldie magazine. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Sunday llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Doughty
Unknown:
Virginia Ironside
Unknown:
Jeremy Lewis
Producer:
Paul Dodgson.

In the second of two reports
Romola Christopherson explores the future of the civil service. How will it change, and will Sir Humphrey still have a role?
Producers Martin Cox and Gordon Hutchings. Repeated Sunday 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Romola Christopherson
Unknown:
Gordon Hutchings.

In the first of a 26-part series, Dr Graham Easton looks at whether the medical treatments we regularly receive are based on evidence or whim. To unpick this thorny question, he talks to Dr Anna Donald, the deputy editor of the journal
Clinical Evidence, who is frustrated by the slow pace of change. GP Chris Cates explains how he puts his ideas into practice by showing his patients that there is often no evidence for the treatments they have become used to.
See tomorrow's choice on page 124.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: [email address removed] Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm

Contributors

Presenter:
Dr Graham Easton
Interviewee:
Dr Anna Donald
Interviewee:
Dr Chris Cates
Producer:
Paula McGrath

Last in a variety-comedy-sketch show about flatmates surrounded by a host of strange neighbours.
Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine, with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
This week the cast of Friends comes to visit.

Contributors

Writer:
Mel Hudson
Writer:
Vicki Pepperdine
Performer:
Martin Hyder
Performer:
Jim North
Producer:
Claire Jones
Producer:
Helen Williams

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