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With Sue MacGregorand James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
MacGregorand James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Tom Butler.

The Biographer's Art. Michael Holroyd and Humphrey Carpenter join OliviaO'Learyto discuss the passion and problems involved in writing about somebody else's life.
Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Repeated at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Holroyd
Unknown:
Humphrey Carpenter
Producer:
Sera Lefroy-Owen

To tie in with this year's Reith Lectures, a series in which the over 70s share their experiences of growing older. The Departure Lounge of Life
Sir Robin Day described being over 70 as being "in the departure lounge of life". He didn't like it. In this concluding programme, those in the seventh age discuss theirfeelings about the future. How far in advance do they plan and what do they plan for? Producer Lucy Lunt (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Robin Day
Producer:
Lucy Lunt

Singer Hazel O'Connor joins Jenni Murray to talk about her lastest album and national tour. Drama:
Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Singer:
Hazel O'Connor
Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Carole Hayman
Unknown:
Lou Wakefield.

This week a look at diseases that occur naturally in British wild animals and the risks these pose for ourwildlife. Presented by Mark Carwardine. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Mark Carwardine.

The story of the Borscht Belt comedians who worked the Jewish hotels and clubs in the Catskill Mountains. In this concluding programme Tony
Hawks talks to Jackie Mason and Robert Klein and revisits the Concord, once the world's largest hotel, now a bankrupt empty shell. Producer David Prest

Contributors

Unknown:
Catskill Mountains.
Unknown:
Jackie Mason
Unknown:
Robert Klein
Producer:
David Prest

Regional Variations (2)

The strange tale of Harry Smith, a man of no fixed abode, who compiled an anthology of American folk music which inspired Bob Dylan and kick-started the sixties folk boom. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Collins

The late Raymond Carver has been hailed as America's Chekhov; his short stories are stunning in their simplicity. Mark Wheatley 's dramatisation of this story sees Ann and Howard preparing to celebrate their son Scotty's eighth birthday. A party is planned, a cake ordered from the local bakery.
Tragedy arrives when Scotty is knocked down in the street and they suddenly find their lives revolving around a hospital bed.
Director Annie Castledine. Producer Marilyn Imrie

Contributors

Unknown:
Raymond Carver
Unknown:
Mark Wheatley
Director:
Annie Castledine.
Producer:
Marilyn Imrie
Ann:
Elizabeth McGovern
Howard:
Hugh Quarshie
Baker:
Colin Stirrton
Dr Francis:
Ray Shell
Nurse:
Serretta Wilson
Dr Parsons:
Stuart Milligan
Scotty:
Josh Goergen
Rob:
Cole Spencer

The programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries, presented by Sue Cook. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick
WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue Cook.
Producers:
Ivan Howlett
Producers:
Nick Patrick

The essential guide to the world of work. This week a look at bullies, the bullied and the work places where bullyinggoes on. Philippa Lamb gets expert advice on what to do if there is a bully in the office. Producer Lynne R Jones

Contributors

Producer:
Lynne R Jones

Travel writer Simon Calder and educationalist
Satish Kumar discuss three favourite paperbacks with presenter Matthew Parris.
Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Sunday llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Calder
Unknown:
Satish Kumar
Presenter:
Matthew Parris.
Producer:
Paul Dodgson.

The comedy set just before the American Revolution, written by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.

Samuel's emporium faces competition from a new super-emporium and Mary climbs into bed with Captain Brimshaw.

Contributors

Writer:
Andy Hamilton
Writer:
Jay Tarses
Producer:
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel:
Jay Tarses
Cora:
Penelope Nice
McGurk:
Andy Hamilton
Joshua:
Tony Maudsley
Brimshaw:
James Fleet
Elizabeth:
Susie Blake
Mary:
Jan Ravens
Agnes:
Selina Griffiths
Ezekiel:
Hugh Dennis
Isaac:
Michael Fenton Stevens

Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy. 2: Vera prepares to host Dales Diaries, a television chat show, after her successful appearance in A Life with Sheep. Irene lunches with her handsome newly found son.
Zizi MiaSoteriou Further cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Carole Hayman
Unknown:
Lou Wakefield
Unknown:
Zizi Miasoteriou

rRII in a form, shop at the supermarket, pick up a phone or log on to the internet - we all leave a data trail. So who is picking it up and what do they know about us? In the first of two programmes,
Paul Vickers follows his own data trail and talks to the information gatherers as well as the government-appointed guardians of our privacy. Producer Mark Savage. Repeated Sunday 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Vickers
Producer:
Mark Savage.

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter White.
Producer:
Cheryl Gabriel.

Placebo. How would you feel ifthedrugyou had been taking to make you better was a dummy pill- placebo? If your symptoms improved, or even disappeared, would you mind that you had been tricked into getting better? As Dr Graham Easton discovers, the placebo effect is now being treated seriously by the medical profession, as researchers try to pinpoint the connection between mind and body. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Graham Easton
Producer:
Paula McGrath.

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