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Tony Robinson relates the story of the pugnacious hero of Gallic supremacy- Asterix the Gaul. More popularthan Mickey Mouse , and translated into more languages than Anne Frank 's diary. Asterix is a global phenomenom. Why is this so and what does this tell us about the potency of graphic novels? Producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Robinson
Unknown:
Mickey Mouse
Unknown:
Anne Frank
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

Sue Limb's story of sheep, sin and scholarship in the shadow of the Long Mynd. 4: April. All Hands to the Pump Producer Jonathan James-Moore

Contributors

Producer:
Jonathan James-Moore
Mr Jones:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones:
Lisabeth Miles
Megan:
Rebecca Front
Owen:
Matthew Morgan
Bootle:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Jenkins:
Nlckolas Grace

By Alex Ferguson. The first of four dramas in the Walks of Protest series. Jessie Lincoln is left holding the baby when husband Tom joins the Jarrow March. But as 10m marches in one direction, headstrong Jessie marches in another.
Director Lindsay Leonard

Contributors

Unknown:
Alex Ferguson
Unknown:
Jessie Lincoln
Director:
Lindsay Leonard
Jessie:
Janine Birkett
Hannah:
Carol McGuigan
Mrs Lincoln:
Carol McGuigan
Mr McGovern:
Jack McBride
Alfred Benson:
Jack McBride
Mr Lincoln:
Donald McBride
Mr Thomas:
Donald McBride
Maid:
Ashley Wykes
Tom:
Trevor Fox
Mrs Hudson:
Peggy Shields
Isobel:
Kerry Turner
Isobel:
Kerry Turner
Maureen:
Vicki Wilson

The first in a new series of the health phone-in. Headaches. What is the difference between a normal headache and a migraine? And could your pain be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a sinus infection or even a stroke? Call Barbara Myers with your questions from 1.30pm. Producer Ali Ayres. E-MAIL: checkup@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/health/

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Ali Ayres.

4: Never Any Better Sisters by Jo Carrington , read by Amy Shindler. Sisterly rivalry leads to a bizarre case of harassment. Producer Rosemary Watts. For details see Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jo Carrington
Read By:
Amy Shindler.
Producer:
Rosemary Watts.

Trouble with Religion. In the last of the series, comedian Simon Evans starts trouble with his plan to reorganise the Church of England along the lines of a sheep farm, starting with the parish Of Catford. Producer Charlie Taylor

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Evans
Producer:
Charlie Taylor

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present another in the series of the topical comedy show, featuring sketches from Emma Clarke , Jon Holmes and Andy Hurst , as well as songs from Mitch Benn and stand-up from Steve Furst.
Producer Ashley Blaker. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Unknown:
Emma Clarke
Unknown:
Jon Holmes
Unknown:
Andy Hurst
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Steve Furst.
Producer:
Ashley Blaker.

Tom has a surprise customer.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Paul Brodrick.
Director:
Sean O'Connor
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil:
Norman Painting
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Kenton:
Richard Attlee
Alistair:
Michael Lumsden
Shula:
Judy Bennett
David:
Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth:
Felicity Finch
Elizabeth:
Alison Dowling
Julia:
Mary Wimbush
Tony:
Colin Skipp
Pat:
Patricia Gallimore
Tommy:
Tom Graham
Kathy:
Hedli Nlklaus
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie:
Rosalind Adams
Edward:
Barry Farrimond
Susan:
Charlotte Martin
Emma:
Felicity Jones
Lynda:
Carole Boyd
Usha:
Souad Faress
Bert:
Eric Allan
Kirsty:
Annabelle Dowler

Nick Clarke chairs debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. Listeners can also vote on the motion. Tonight's edition comes from the Kings Fund, London.
4: " If people cannot give up tobacco voluntarily, smoking should be controlled and confined by law." Producer Nick Utechin. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]. To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN at8.45pm until
2.30pm tomorrow. Maximum call cost lOp. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Producer:
Nick Utechin.

Regional Variations (2)

The Friday Play: The Summer of a Dormouse

BBC Radio 4 FM

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Alistair Cooke considers the American passion for trusting in God and how religion is linked to the American constitutional rights.

Chat and features on sport with Eleanor Oldroyd , including a look ahead to England's international football match against world champions, France. Plus more of sports writer Ian Wooldridge 's Olympic reminiscences. Producer SimonCrosse

Contributors

Unknown:
Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown:
Ian Wooldridge

BBC Radio 4 FM

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