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David Aaronovitch and guests debate the merits of a world without one of its constituent parts. This week experts and extroverts discuss a world without sport.
Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
David Aaronovitch
Producer:
Charlie Taylor.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: A Ram in the Well

BBC Radio 4 FM

From St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York. Led by Canon Paul Ferguson , with the Ebor Singers directed by Paul Gameson and Richard Shephard. The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus); Ephesians 1, W15-23; Coelos Ascendit Hodie (Stanford); Sing Choirs of New Heaven (Scampston).

Contributors

Unknown:
Canon Paul Ferguson
Directed By:
Paul Gameson
Directed By:
Richard Shephard.

The conclusion of a history of flawed genius, presented by Adam Hart-Davis .
To the Green Fields Beyond. Lincoln-based engineer William Triton drew on his experience in agricultural machinery to invent a fighting machine ' which could cope with the battlefields of France during the First World War. Butafterthewarhe faced an undignified struggle to establish his claim as the inventor of the tank.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery

Contributors

Presented By:
Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown:
William Triton
Producer:
Mary Ward Lowery

A comedy series by Martyn Wade set in a Victorian publishing house. 3: Terminal Journals. Primus's latest plan to save the firm from ruin involves publishing the deathbed memoirs of the famous. A chance meeting with the poet Rossetti has him hoping for great things. with Stephen Critchlow , Becky Hindley and loan Meredith Producer Cherry Cookson (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Martyn Wade
Unknown:
Stephen Critchlow
Unknown:
Becky Hindley
Unknown:
Loan Meredith
Primus:
Michael Cochrane
Edith:
Elizabeth Spriggs
Cordelia:
Maggie Steed
Gerald:
David Horovitch
MrsQuirk:
Joan Sims
Simeon:
Charles Simpson

Throughout the week Marcel Berlins explores the unusually intense relationship between some of the best women crime writers and their fictional heroes. Today Dorothy L Sayers and her Lord Peter Wimsey. Producer Anna Parkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcel Berlins
Unknown:
Dorothy L Sayers
Unknown:
Lord Peter Wimsey.
Producer:
Anna Parkinson

KM Peyton's classic novel is dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Christina is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their once-grand country home - a household divided by emotional undercurrents and cruelty.
Director Sally Avens (R)

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Diana Griffiths.
Director:
Sally Avens
Christina:
Ellie Beavan
Will:
Richard Pearce
Mark:
Ben Crowe
Dick:
Daniel Brocklebank
Uncle Russell:
Struan Rodger
Mary:
Maggie McCarthy
Aunt Grace/Dick's mother:
Patience Tomlinson
Mr Dermot:
Ian Masters
Violet:
Tilly Gaunt
Joe:
Harry Myers

A week of programmes looking at life in the capital city of Iran. 1: "Before the revolution we prayed on the inside and partied on the outside. Afterthe revolution we prayed on the outside and partied on the inside." Zohreh Majidian returns to the city of her birth on the eve of the Iranian presidential elections to gauge the mood Of its Citizens. Producer Mark Rickards

Contributors

Unknown:
Zohreh Majidian
Producer:
Mark Rickards

A Spring Bank Holiday entertainment celebrating all things horticultural in a selection of poetry, prose and anecdotes on the theme of gardening, with keen gardeners Penelope Keith , James Roose-Evans and Peter SalliS. Director Marilyn Imrie
Penelope Keith 's kind of day: page 138

Contributors

Unknown:
Penelope Keith
Unknown:
James Roose-Evans
Unknown:
Peter Sallis.
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Director:
Penelope Keith

The antidote to panel games returns for a new series with a recording from the Hexagon Theatre in Reading, Berkshire. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden under the auspices of reluctant chairman and recent octogenarian, Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell accompanies on the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Six different audio cassettes of I'm Sorry Haven't a Clue are available from all good retail outlets and [web address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer:
Jon Naismith.

A report from the Hay Festival of Literature, including interviews with dramatist Willy Russell , famed for plays such as Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine , and American novelist Richard Ford. With
Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read

Contributors

Dramatist:
Willy Russell
Dramatist:
Shirley Valentine
Unknown:
Richard Ford.
Unknown:
Mark Lawson.

A five-part anthology in celebration of parenthood, featuringTim Bentinck , Lindsay Duncan ,
Barbara Rynn and Geoffrey Palmer. Introduced by poet Kate Clanchy. 1: Conception and Pregnancy Director Lindsay Leonard. Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Bentinck
Unknown:
Lindsay Duncan
Unknown:
Barbara Flynn
Unknown:
Geoffrey Palmer.
Unknown:
Kate Clanchy.
Director:
Lindsay Leonard.

A visit to the London Eye reveals a site buzzing with excitement - it's clear this giant "bicycle wheel" designed by husband-and-wife team Julia Barfield and David Marks, has captured the popular imagination. In this programme passengers contemplate the stunning panorama and reflect on their relationships with the city, from Emma, the 89-year-old "spirit of the wheel", to performance poet John Agard who imagines what William Blake would have made of the view.
(R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Julia Barfield
Unknown:
David Marks
Unknown:
John Agard
Producer:
Emma-Louise Williams

The series that shows you how to discover the hidden history of yourtown through the streets and buildings of today. Glastonbury. Archaeologist Julian Richards explores how Arthur, Guinevere and a young Jesus Christ all played their part in the ecclesiastical spin surrounding the success of medieval Glastonbury. Producer John Byrne (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Richards
Producer:
John Byrne

There is a likelihood that canals will be the routes for freight movement. Will this put too much pressure on our rivers and wildlife? Professor Jacquie McGlade investigates the future of our inland waterways. Producer Grant Sonnex. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Jacquie McGlade
Producer:
Grant Sonnex.

Truman Capote's vivid and witty novel about the relationship between a young writer and captivating girl-about-town Holly Golightly , in forties New York, is read by Henry Goodman and abridged in ten parts by James Robertson. 6: Holly returns from a holiday in Havana. Producer Bruce Young

Contributors

Unknown:
Holly Golightly
Read By:
Henry Goodman
Unknown:
James Robertson.

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