Programme Index

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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Cristina Odone.

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
James Hanley.

After a series of grisly murders by teenagers,
Japan is cracking down on youth crime. New laws will make it more likely that youngsters will face long prison sentences. In the first of a new five-part series, Julian Pettifer investigates why Japan has become so scared of its youth, even though statistics suggest it is still one of the safest countries in the world.
ProducerHugh Levinson. Repeated Monday 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Pettifer
Unknown:
Producerhugh Levinson.

A series charting the lives and influence of less well-known wives of composers.
Helene Nahowski. "I with you, you with me. Hand in hand, soul to soul. "Alban Berg and Helene Nahowski had 25 happy years together before he suddenly died at the age of 50. Did she feel responsible for his death, how did she react to the discoverythat he had had an illegitimate child and why did she ban the completion of his opera Lu/u?Experts Patricia Hall , Douglas Jarman and Anthony Pople chart Nahowski's life and reflect on the way in which she influenced the Austrian Composer and his music. Producer Rosie Boulton

Contributors

Unknown:
Helene Nahowski.
Unknown:
Alban Berg
Unknown:
Helene Nahowski
Unknown:
Patricia Hall
Unknown:
Douglas Jarman
Unknown:
Anthony Pople
Producer:
Rosie Boulton

Dominique Sigaud's tale, adapted by Penny Leicester, is a poetic meditation on the meaning of life and death, love and hatred. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

An American woman sets out to discover what has happened to her husband, missing in action at the end of the Gulf War. The drama is interwoven with the real sounds of the war from the BBC sound archive.

Contributors

Author:
Dominique Sigaud
Adapted by:
Penny Leicester
Translated by:
Frank Wynne
Director:
Julia Butt
Nour:
Janice Acquah
John:
John Sharian
Mary:
Abigail Ramsay
Robert:
Jerome Pradon
Ali:
Raad Rawi
Blind man's son:
Riz Meedin
Colonel:
William Hope

Juliet Stevenson speaks on behalf of a charity which funds research into the root causes of world poverty.
DONATIONS: World Development Movement Trust, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

Contributors

Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson

4: Deconstructing Emilyby Frederic Lindsay , read by Hilary Neville. At a criminology conference in Edinburgh, an authority on detective fiction comes face to face with one of the genre's first heroes. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Frederic Lindsay
Read By:
Hilary Neville.

4: A Space Odyssey. Doug Millard , head of space technology at the Science Museum, explainsthe unexpected role of clay in claddingforthe space shuttle and the use of ceramics in space exploration. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Doug Millard

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones, without long words, small print or expensive fees.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcel Berlins
Producer:
Dinah Lammiman.

When the River Ouse burst its banks recently, York's riverside business community bore the brunt of the flooding- tens of thousands of business documents were soaked. Quentin Coopertalksto experts in medieval paper conservation Trevor Cooper and Chris Webb from the Borthwick Institute in York. Faced with soggy piles of photographs, architectural plans, bills and receipts, they had to work quickly. How useful were their skills as medieval conservators when dealing with modern paper?
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Coopertalksto
Unknown:
Trevor Cooper
Unknown:
Chris Webb
Producer:
John Watkins.

Boothby Graffoe concludes his series of surreal laughs. With BigAI, Stephen Frost , Rich Hall , Vivienne Soan, Jim Sweeney and Mariella Frostrup-who is not Magnus Magnusson. Or
James Mason. Half an hour of mistaken identity, stolen photographic negatives and songs about anglepoise lamps. Producer Lucy Armitage

Contributors

Unknown:
Boothby Graffoe
Unknown:
Stephen Frost
Unknown:
Rich Hall
Unknown:
Jim Sweeney
Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup-Who
Unknown:
Magnus Magnusson.
Unknown:
James Mason.
Producer:
Lucy Armitage

By James Hanley. 4: Peter visits his brother
Desmond and immediately falls for his wife Sheila. Hussar Terence Mann
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
James Hanley.

Andrew Sachs concludes his series examining England's extraordinary Jewish history.
The East End Years. With the mass migration of Jews from eastern Europe at the turn of the last century, the East End became a vibrant centre of Jewish cultural life. When the Blackshirt fascists, led by Sir Oswald Mosley, tried to march through the area in 1936, thousands of Jews joined forces with Catholic dockers in the battle of Cable Street and left the fascists in disarray. Producer Nichola West. Editor Martin Weitz
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Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Sachs
Producer:
Nichola West.
Editor:
Martin Weitz

Dot Com Survivors. Ayear afterthe great internet bubble burst, some new-economy businesses are still hanging on. Peter Day finds out how and Why. Producer Rosamund Jones. Repeated Sunday 9. 30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Day
Producer:
Rosamund Jones.

Geoff Watts presents the cutting-edge science programme. Scientists are now using Darwin's theory of evolution to get one step closer to the intelligent machine. Everything from super computers to robots are benefiting from genetic programming. Watts visits Stanford University in California and Sussex University to see what happens when nature and machine combine. Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Alexandra Feachem.

A satirical look at the week's news and media events. Starring Simon Evans, Dave Lamb, Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor

Contributors

Performer:
Simon Evans
Performer:
Dave Lamb
Performer:
Chris Pavlo
Performer:
Laura Shavin
Producer:
Alex Walsh-Taylor

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