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Lindsay Cannon and Richard Uridge hit the slopes of the Cairngorms for a winter sports special. Producer Alasdair Cross. Shortened 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Lindsay Cannon
Unknown:
Richard Uridge
Producer:
Alasdair Cross.
on BBC Radio 4 FM

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Dr Leslie Griffiths.

John Peel takes another wry look at some of the . foibles of family life.
Producer Fiona Hill. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Shortened 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peel
Producer:
Fiona Hill.

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.

In this concluding programme about soap operas, Tina Baker examines whether they simply provide entertainment, or if their storylines have a powerful influence on the behaviour and opinions of the audience.
(R)

Contributors

Presenter:
Tina Baker
Producer:
Anne McNaught

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice from those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Paul O'Keefe. Repeated tomorrow 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Lewis
Producer:
Paul O'Keefe.

Simon Hoggart chairs the topical comedy panel game, this week with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy ,
Francis Wheen and Helen Lederer. Rptd from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Helen Lederer.

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Performing Arts Centre, Hunchingbrooke School in Huntingdon, by panellists including prospective parliamentary candidates John O'Farrell , Boris Johnson and Hugh Pymm. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
John O'Farrell
Unknown:
Boris Johnson
Unknown:
Hugh Pymm.

By Jill Paton Walsh, dramatised by Neville Teller.
Amateur sleuth Imogen Quy solves another mystery in the academic surroundings of Cambridge University. The locked library of St Agatha's College houses an invaluable collection of 17th-century volumes. It also contains one dead student. Was it a tragic accident, or is there some more mysterious and deadly circumstance surrounding the death of model student Philip Skellow? If anyone can find out it is college nurse Imogen Quy, and her policeman friend Mike.

Contributors

Author:
Jill Paton Walsh
Dramatised by:
Neville Teller.
Imogen Quy:
Carolyn Pickles
Mike Parsons:
Richard Derrington
Fran:
Tracey Wiles
Sir William:
Jeffery Dench
Mountnessing:
Charles Collingwood
Lady Buckmote:
Marlene Sidaway
Nick:
Tom George
Mrs Skellow:
Gillian Goodman
Lord Goldhooper:
Ian Brooker
Roger:
Martyn Read
Emily/Tracy:
Clare Corbett
Catherine/Felicity:
Jasmine Hyde
Philip Skellow:
Alex Trinder
Jack:
Thomas Arnold

Regional Variations (2)

Stealing the Glory: the Conquest of the North Pole

BBC Radio 4 FM

Wales v England. Eleanor Oldroyd presents coverage from the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff as the champions England open their defence against Wales. Commentary from Ian Robertson , Alastair Hignell , Rob Andrew and Robert Jones.

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Robertson
Unknown:
Alastair Hignell
Unknown:
Rob Andrew
Unknown:
Robert Jones.

Andrew Collins with the guide to film world, including an interview with actor Mel Gibson and a discussion with rock journalists in light of Almost Famous, director Cameron Crowe 's account of following a band on tour in the seventies. Producer Nicki Paxman

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Collins
Unknown:
Mel Gibson
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

As Tate Modern launches its first major loan exhibition, Tom Sutcliffe and guests examine key moments of cultural creativity in cities, from Paris to MOSCOW and LagOS to RiO. Producer Jerome Weatheraid

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Producer:
Jerome Weatheraid

Drawing on his own experience, expert analysis and the confessions of ordinary people, Michael Rosen discovers what it is to be wrong.
The Ancient Mariner Principle. What is shame, when is it a good thing and when is it not? A look at why some people will never admit they are wrong and what that does to society. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen

Robertson Davies 's celebrated trilogy on the life and death of Francis Cornish , international art expert and mysterious millionaire philanthropist, is dramatised by Roger Danes.
1: The Death Card. As Cornish looks down from Limbo, nervously awaiting whatever Fate has in store for his not entirely spotless soul, his family and colleagues in Toronto oversee the disposal of his vast, priceless, but perhaps slightly dubious art collection. With William Hope ,
Matt Zimmerman and Elaine Claxton. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Robertson Davies
Unknown:
Francis Cornish
Dramatised By:
Roger Danes.
Unknown:
William Hope
Unknown:
Matt Zimmerman
Unknown:
Elaine Claxton.

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey cross-examine witnesses on their controversial and conflicting views of the moral issues behind one Of the week's news Stories. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
David Cook
Unknown:
Janet Daley
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
David Starkey

Russell Davies examines the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
Salad Days. Hastily assembled to fill a gap at the Bristol Old Vic, the opening night of Salad Days came at a rush. Propelled weeks later on to the West End stage, the magic piano captured the hearts of 1954 theatregoers. Davies talks to
Sheridan Morley and members of the original cast to discover how this simple romp became the longest running musical Of its time. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Davies
Unknown:
Sheridan Morley

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems inspired by cats, including verse by DH Lawrence, TS Eliot and Stevie Smith. Readers Susie Brann , Stephen Moore , Tim Piggot Smith and Bill Wallis. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Delaney
Unknown:
Ts Eliot
Readers:
Stevie Smith.
Readers:
Susie Brann
Readers:
Stephen Moore
Readers:
Tim Piggot Smith
Readers:
Bill Wallis.

Five stories on the theme of the body.
4: Battleship Phyllis by Rachel Bentham , read by Geraldine Fitzgerald. Massage oil and a special prescription for herbal tea are the unconventional weapons in a war between a woman and her mother-in-law. Producer Miriam Newman (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Rachel Bentham
Read By:
Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Producer:
Miriam Newman

BBC Radio 4 FM

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