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The best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises, presented by Arthur Smith. Producer Eleanor Garland. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Presented By:
Arthur Smith.
Producer:
Eleanor Garland.

The mastery of the art of invective is a crucial skill for politicians. Michael White examines the tradition of political insults and looks at how they can define an opponent's image, rebound counter-productively or simply add to the humour of politics. Producer Martin Rosenbaum

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael White
Producer:
Martin Rosenbaum

The Hard Sell. Is the advertising of financial products always fair? Listener Mark Stevens thinks it is often cynical and misleading. He objects to massaged performance figures and the increasing use of famous faces which may tempt consumers to buy the wrong products. He joins presenter Lesley Curwen to hearfrom victims of the hard sell. Producer Jennifer Clarke.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Stevens
Presenter:
Lesley Curwen
Producer:
Jennifer Clarke.

Six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke. 1: "The sixties were a better time to be young than the present decade." LINES CLOSE at 2.20pm. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed] To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. Maximum call cost lOp Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke.

Shirley Cooklin 's drama in which British justice is put on hold when a paroled murderer kills after his release. A prisoner caught in a Home Office freeze on new paroles challenges the ruling and demands a psychological profile from a hard-line female psychiatrist. Their meetings prove explosive. Director Ned Chaillet

Contributors

Unknown:
Shirley Cooklin
Director:
Ned Chaillet
Dr Gayle:
Suzanna Hamilton
Mike:
Ray Lonnen
Dr Hines:
Roger May
Alan:
Terence Edmond
Anne:
Karen Ford
Vic:
David Thorpe
Prof Gully:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Simon:
Andrew Wincott
minister:
Andrew Wincott

This week a report on an inevitable change in British films, from gangster movies to prison flicks, as The Parole Officer and, Greenfingers open in the same week. Presented by Andrew Collins. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Presented By:
Andrew Collins.
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Writers on Writing and Migration. Three audio essays exploring the experiences of novelists who have chosen to live- and write - in countries other than their own. This week British journalist and author
Michael Pye , who spent 20 years living in New York City and later moved to rural Portugal.
Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Pye

When John Buchan completed his novel The Thirty-Nine Steps in 1915, he set in motion the British 20th-century love affairwith secret agents, gentlemen heroes, cads and bounders. Nigel
Fountain looks back at a peculiarly British type of thrillerthat fared especially well on radio, television and in the cinema.
Producer Bob Dickinson (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Buchan
Producer:
Bob Dickinson

Tess Durbeyfield, the most tragic of Thomas Hardy 's heroines, struggles to overcome the pitfalls of poverty and ignorance. Adapted in four parts by Alan Sharp. 1: When herfather discovers that the family is related to the aristocratic d'Urbervilles, Tess is sent to see if she can find preferment. She meets Alec d'Urberville, who is to have a dramatic effect on her life.
Repeated from Sunday
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Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Hardy
Unknown:
Alan Sharp.
Tess:
Claire Rushbrook
Alec:
Adam Godley
Angel:
James D'Arcy
Mr Durbeyfield:
Keith Barron
Mrs Durbeyfield:
Amelda Brown
Liza:
Lyndsey Marshal
Mrs d'Urberville:
Jennie Stoller
Felix:
David Thorpe
Cuthbert:
Kenny Blyth
Marion:
Janice Acquah
Lizzie:
Clare Corbett

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Gerald Butler , Claire Fox , Ted Harrison and David Starkey cross-examine "witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma arising from one of the week's stories. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Gerald Butler
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Ted Harrison
Unknown:
David Starkey

This week cross-cultural experiences of poverty, prejudice and hypocrisy in English and Asian society, with poets Roshan Doug , Birmingham's poet laureate, and Imtiaz Dharker. Presented by Christopher Cook. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roshan Doug
Unknown:
Imtiaz Dharker.
Presented By:
Christopher Cook.

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