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Lisa Jardine and guests including Lars Nitve, director of the eagerly awaited Tate Modern, and historian Piers Brendon, who specialises in the thirties, set the cultural agenda for the week.

(Repeated at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Lisa Jardine
Guest:
Lars Nittve [billed as Lars Nitve]
Guest:
Piers Brendon
Producer:
Ariane Koek

Martha Kearney with interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 16 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Martha Kearney
Editor:
Ruth Gardiner.

Adam Hart-Davis uncovers the lives and inventions of four unacknowledged pioneers of science. 2: The Bessemer Blow. Henry Bessemer invented the Bessemer converter, a system for refining steel from pig iron which enabled output to increase six-thousandfold. The money he made provided him with the capital to design a ship which prevented seasickness -with catastrophic and embarrassing results. Producer Miriam Newman

Contributors

Unknown:
Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown:
Henry Bessemer
Producer:
Miriam Newman

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Nick Warburton.
5: Miss Fogerty. The village school teacher welcomes her glamorous friend to Thrush Green and finds that she too is out of a home.
Director Claire Grove

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Warburton.
Director:
Claire Grove
Miss Fogerty:
Marcia Warren
Mrs White:
Lynne Verrall
Miss Watson:
Anny Tobin
Harold:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Isobel:
Dinah Stabb
Ray:
Gavin Muir
Kathleen:
Elizabeth Bell

Tension mounts as the three remaining contestants - Patricia Ross , Brian Davies and Nigel Clarke - battle forthe title of Counterpoint Champion 2000. Ned Sherrin is joined by soprano Kyra Vane , who will present the prizes. Producer Dawn Ellis

Contributors

Unknown:
Patricia Ross
Unknown:
Brian Davies
Unknown:
Nigel Clarke
Unknown:
Ned Sherrin
Soprano:
Kyra Vane
Producer:
Dawn Ellis

By Alan Garner , dramatised by Matthew Bailey. When Alison traces owls from the pattern on a dinner service, the paper owls disappear and the plates go blank. Mysterious events become frightening in this classic reworking of the Welsh Blodeuwedd myth.
Musicians Paula Gardiner and Teresa Clarke Director Alison Hindell

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Garner
Dramatised By:
Matthew Bailey.
Unknown:
Welsh Blodeuwedd
Musicians:
Paula Gardiner
Musicians:
Teresa Clarke
Director:
Alison Hindell
Alison:
Slriol Jenkins
Gwyn:
Steven Meo
Roger:
Garrie Harvey
Huw:
Rhodri Hugh
Nancy:
Sharon Morgan
Clive:
Simon Armstrong
Taxi driver:
Philip Harries

I five programmes David Stafford looks at the stories of songs that have entered the collective memory. 1: Danny Boy. Today he explores the origins of the Celtic song of love, loss and yearning, with Ronnie Drew from the Dubliners and Henry Kelly. Producer David Prest Brian Kay : page 44

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford
Unknown:
Danny Boy.
Unknown:
Ronnie Drew
Unknown:
Henry Kelly.
Producer:
David Prest
Producer:
Brian Kay

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Samantha Bond , Patrick Barlow , Roger McGough and Peter Kellner. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Samantha Bond
Unknown:
Patrick Barlow
Unknown:
Roger McGough
Reader:
Peter Kellner.
Reader:
Patricia Hughes.
Producer:
Carol Smith.

Writer and film director Oliver Stone tells
Mark Lawson how his experiences in Vietnam turned him into a film-maker and later inspired his films
Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July. Stone also discusses the glamorisation of violence in Natural Born Killers. Producer Tanya Hudson

Contributors

Director:
Oliver Stone
Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Producer:
Tanya Hudson

Katie Hickman tells the story of four centuries of diplomatic life as revealed in the private letters, diaries and memoirs of British diplomats' wives and daughters.
How to cope with everything from snakebites and flesh-eating insects to extremes of heat and cold.
Directors Hannah Andrassy and John Dryden Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Presenter:
Katie Hickman
Director:
Hannah Andrassy
Director:
John Dryden
Miss Tully:
Sytvestrale Touzel
Evelyn:
Virginie Gilchrist
Masha:
Lucy Tregear
Felicity:
Carolyn Jordan
Veronica:
Sonya Leite
Stephanie:
Pandora Clifford

With about 25 per cent of eligible voters coming from an ethnic minority background in the London mayoral elections, Gary Younge examines the Asian vote. In the second of two programmes he asks why it has been lumped together with the black vote for so long. And what will happen if the established political parties continue to take the vote of this increasingly well educated and wealthy group for granted? Producer sue Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Gary Younge

Nearly half of Chile's children are born outside marriage - a statistic the country's conservative elite is trying to sweep under the carpet. Bob Howard travels to Santiago, where divorce is illegal and abortion a taboo subject, to meet the ordinary citizens determined to modernise Chile's social laws. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Reporter:
Bob Howard

"Britain is too noisy. There is almost nowhere left to go." Members of the Wildlife Recording Society are captivated by the beauty of birdsong and are driven to the very edge of the British Isles to avoid intrusive noise. This programme joins them on the wild coast of the Outer Hebrides to discover an Obsession for pure sound. Producer Mark Rickards (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Mark Rickards

When drummer Chris Stewart left the band Genesis, he had no idea that they would soon be worth millions and that his life as an aspirant farmer in Spain would be more than a little strange. But he never looked back. Mick Ford reads the first of five extracts from Stewart's book. (R)

Contributors

Author:
Chris Stewart
Reader:
Mick Ford
Producer:
Sara Jane Hall

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