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With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.

Contributors

Unknown:
MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
James Jones.

Regional Variations (2)

By Lorna Sage , winner of the Whitbread Biography Award. In five programmes, Maureen O'Brien reads this extraordinary memoir about a childhood in the Welsh borders involving a vicar whose affairs shocked the village and Sage's own brush With scandal. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson

Contributors

Unknown:
Lorna Sage
Unknown:
Maureen O'Brien
Producer:
Sarah Johnson

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm READER OFFER: The BBC Radio Collection double audio cassette of Young Victoria is available for only £9.99 from
RT Shop. To order, send a cheque, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed] or call [number removed]. Unlacing the Victorian corset: page 18 Webwatch: page 35

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Editor:
Ruth Gardiner

Five daily programmes looking at acts of Parliament which helped redraw the lines between the state and society in Victorian Britain.

The railways were the great commercial success story of the 19th century. In the first programme Ian Hislop investigates an Act that set out to turn the train into an agent of moral good.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Hislop
Producer:
Ekene Akalawu.

A five-part series of short stories by Thackeray, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
3: The Bedford Row Conspiracy. When John Perkins falls in love, little does he realise that affairs of the heart are governed by political allegiances. Director Sally Avens

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown:
John Perkins
Fitzboodle:
Gerard Murphy
John Perkins:
Marston Bloom
Lucy Gorgon:
Jasmine Hyde
Lady Gorgon:
Shirley Dixon
Josiah Crampton:
Geoffrey Whitehead
William Pitt Scully:
Gavin Muir

Lionel Kelleway presents the quiz which goes in search of Britain's most knowledgeable naturalist. This week the second semi-final comes from the headquarters of the Field Studies Council at Preston Montford in Shropshire. Producer Brett Westwood. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Producer:
Brett Westwood.

A Proper Woman by Geoffrey Beevers , with commentary by Dr Lesley Hall. The first of three drama-documentaries about Victorian sexuality concerns the 60-year-old novelist George Eliot 's honeymoon with John Cross. It explores the codes of sexual conduct between an older woman and a younger man more than 100 years ago.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Beevers
Commentary By:
Dr Lesley Hall.
Unknown:
George Eliot
Unknown:
John Cross.
Producers:
Rosie Boulton
Producers:
Peter Leslie Wild
George Eliot:
Anna Massey
John:
William Gaminara
Brett:
Bella Hamblin
Gondolier:
Luca Pusceddu

Five tales of requited and unrequited passion.
1: The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde , read by Jo James. A young man needs a red rose to woo his love, and a nightingale makes the ultimate sacrifice to procure the bloom. Producer Julia Butt Unlacing the Victorian corset: page 18. Webwatch:page35

Contributors

Unknown:
Oscar Wilde
Read By:
Jo James.

Daniel Snowman tells the story of Queen Victoria's children, from 1840 to 1944. Described as the forerunner of the modern careerwoman, she : "dovetailed the role of devoted wife and mother ' with that of chief consultantto a large international concern". With Annette Crosbie as Victoria.
1: And Then There Were Nine! Producer Martin Kurzik i

Contributors

Unknown:
Daniel Snowman
Unknown:
Annette Crosbie
Producer:
Martin Kurzik

Nicholas Parsons invites Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Graham Norton and Sue Perkins to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Graham Norton
Unknown:
Sue Perkins
Producer:
Claire Jones.

Mark Lawson with the verdict on Almost Famous, a film directed by Cameron Crowe and based on his experiences as a teenage rockjournalist. Producer Lawrence Pollard

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Directed By:
Cameron Crowe
Producer:
Lawrence Pollard

By Juliet Ace. Based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this 10-part drama presents a portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage. 1: Clipped Wings
Director Cherry Cookson. Repeated from 10.45am
READER OFER: The BBC Radio Collection double audio cassette of Young Victoria is available for only £9.99 from RT Shop. To order, send a cheque, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed] or call [number removed].
Unlacing the Victorian corset: page 18 Webwatch: page 35

Contributors

Director:
Cherry Cookson.
Victoria:
Imogen Stubbs
Albert:
Adrian Lukis
Duchess of Kent:
Anna Massey
Lord Melbourne:
Christopher Cazenove
Sir John Conroy:
John Rowe
Baroness Lehzen:
Selina Cadell
Wag:
Andrew Wincott
William IV/Stockmar:
Terence Edmond

Two programmes exploring the light and dark side of Victorian society as recorded in Victorian archives. Dark. Great social, cultural and scientific advances were offset by poverty and suffering.
Simon Callow , Geraldine James , Pamela Miles and Tim Pigott-Smith read from Charles Dickens , John Ruskin , Henry Mayhew , an unknown pornographer and Jack the Ripper. Producer PhilipSellars

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Callow
Unknown:
Geraldine James
Unknown:
Pamela Miles
Unknown:
Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown:
Charles Dickens
Unknown:
John Ruskin
Unknown:
Henry Mayhew

Concluding an exploration of the history contained in the fore-topsail of HMS Victory. Conserving the Sail. To conserve a large 200-year-old three-dimensional piece of cloth is a unique project. The , team must conquer the damp, find a dry storage area and learn how best to show all the detail in this valuable piece Of history. Producer Mary Price (R)

Mark Carwardine discovers how the real biology of the albatross is only now being revealed and is truly astonishing. Producer Grant Sonnex
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Carwardine
Producer:
Grant Sonnex

Robert Drewe 's haunting memoir is read by Peter O'Brien and abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. 1: Six-year-old Robert moves to Perth in the fifties.
His life starts to entangle with that of Serial killer Eric Cooke. Producer Jane Ray (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Drewe
Read By:
Peter O'Brien
Unknown:
Elizabeth Bradbury.
Unknown:
Eric Cooke.
Producer:
Jane Ray

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