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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Canon Eric James.

John Peel takes another wry look at some of the foibles of family life.
Phone: [number removed] E-Mail: [email removed] Website: [web address removed]
(Shortened repeat on Monday at 11pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
John Peel
Producer:
Harry Parker

Arthur Smith presents the programme featuring travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Smith
Producer:
Eleanor Garland.

Patrick Hannan examines how the voters of 200 years ago, who tapped their feet to such tunes as Rattling, Roaring Willyand Money Is Your Friend, would have marvelled to find that the 1997 general election was fought on all the same issues. With music specially recorded by the Windsor Box and FirCompany. Producer Paul Evans

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Hannan
Producer:
Paul Evans

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Rebecca Front, Andy Hamilton and guests. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Andy Hamilton

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Bulkington Village Centre in Bulkington, Warwickshire, by panellists including Sir Peter Parker. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Sir Peter Parker.

By John Dickson Carr. dramatised by Peter Ling. The stifling respectability of a South London suburban the 1930s is shockingly disturbed by a series of ruthless poisonings. It takes Dr Fell to uncover a sinister milieu involving the criminal underworld and the cult of black magic.

Contributors

Author:
John Dickson Carr
Dramatised By:
Peter Ling
Producer:
Enyd Williams
Dr Gideon Fell:
Donald Sinden
Chief Superintendent Hadley:
John Hartley
Patrick Butler KC:
James Fleet
Joyce Wallis:
Connie Walker
Lucia Renshaw:
Becky Hindley

Richard Stilgoe continues his exploration of the role of our Lord Lieutenants. This week he is in Llanelli with Sir David Mansel Lewis, who, as Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, is responsible for appointing local magistrates. Just how much authority does Sir David have? And how does he feel about current plans to strip him of these powers?

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Stilgoe
Interviewee:
Sir David Mansel Lewis
Producer:
Dixi Stewart

The best of the week on Woman's 's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Ruth Gardiner E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC Radio Collection: a variety of Woman's Hourshort stories are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Editor:
Ruth Gardiner

As George W Bush is sworn in as US President, Tom Sutcliffe examines actor Martin Sheen 's fictional portrayal of life in the White House on Channel 4, and reviews The Genius of Rome -
Caravaggio and His Contemporaries on show at London's Royal Academy. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Unknown:
George W Bush
Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Martin Sheen
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

Cinderella. A tale of romance? A childhood fantasy? No. a parable of consumerism with Cinders herself as a lesson in brand management. The second of Bridget Rosewell 's reworkings of popular fairy tales forthe pantomime season. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Bridget Rosewell

At the time of her death 100 years ago, Queen
Victoria was the central figure in an empire which dominated the world, yet for years she had been a recluse. As part of the Victorian Season, historian Amanda Foreman examines Victoria's complicated and tumultuous reign. Featuring extracts from interviews with people who knew or encountered her, and Victoria's own voice-traced through her letters and diaries, and even a recording of her on an early gramophone cylinder. Producer Bob Dickinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Amanda Foreman
Producer:
Bob Dickinson

By Sam Hanna Bell , dramatised in two parts by Carlo Gebler. Servant girl Sarah Gomartin comes to work on Andrew Echlin 's farm in the puritanical community of 19th-century rural Ulster. Sarah's relationship with Andrew's two sons, Frank and Hamilton, has dramatic consequences for both herself and the community. Part 1. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Sam Hanna Bell
Unknown:
Carlo Gebler.
Unknown:
Sarah Gomartin
Unknown:
Andrew Echlin
Sarah:
Monica Dolan
Frank:
Gerard Crossan
Hamilton:
Lalor Roddy
Andrew:
Jj Murphy
Martha:
Trudy Kelly
Fergus:
Tim Loane
RevSorleyson:
Gerard McSoriey
Mrs Sorleyson:
Linda Wray
Mother Pentland:
Barbara Adair
Petie:
Gordon Fulton
Agnes:
Roma Tomelty

Edward Stourton concludes his series of debates, this week focusing on the proposition that: "It is the newcomers to the countryside who are saving its traditional way of life."
Set amid the rural charm of Flatford Mill in Suffolk, country sports enthusiasts, philosophers of the countryside, ramblers, landowners and day trippers argue over their competing visions of rural life. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton

Edward Seckerson looks into the high kicking, roller-skating, opera singing, rock and rolling, increasingly demanding world of performing in musical theatre. Featuring the diverse talents of Stephen Sondheim , Elaine Paige , Barbara Dickson and Roger Moore. Producer Tim Green (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Seckerson
Unknown:
Stephen Sondheim
Unknown:
Elaine Paige
Unknown:
Barbara Dickson
Unknown:
Roger Moore.
Producer:
Tim Green

Frank Delaney presents poetry requests on the theme of hospitals, including Crabbit Old Woman by Phyllis McCormack. Readers Sally Cookson. Barbara Flynn and Don Warrington. Repeated from Sunday
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Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Delaney
Readers:
Phyllis McCormacK.
Readers:
Sally Cookson.
Readers:
Barbara Flynn

Five stories on the theme of the body.
2: Impermanence by Valerie Miner, read by Teresa Gallagher. It's the sixties, and Sophie's mother is giving her a long-awaited Tonette, "the gentle home permanent which makes a girl feel like a woman". The shared event marks a rite of passage Sophie was not expecting. Producer Sara Davies (R)

Contributors

Read By:
Teresa Gallagher.
Producer:
Sara Davies

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