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John Peel takes a look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday 11pm John Peel : page 11

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peel
Producer:
Harry Parker.
Unknown:
John Peel

California - Heaven or He//?Comedian and author Arthur Smith examines holidays in Los Angeles. Producer Sara Jane Hall. PHONE: [number removed] WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage E MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Smith
Producer:
Sara Jane Hall.

A lover of gadgets and ideas, the author Douglas Adams, who died in May, went on to create a cult classic in The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Geoffrey Perkins pays tribute with the help of some of his friends and colleagues, including actors Stephen Fry and Griff Rhys Jones, and producer Simon Brett. Producers Jayne Gibson and John Pidgeon

Contributors

Subject:
Douglas Adams
Speaker:
Geoffrey Perkins
Speaker:
Stephen Fry
Speaker:
Griff Rhys Jones
Speaker:
Simon Brett
Producer:
Jayne Gibson
Producer:
John Pidgeon

The latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jennifer Clarke. Repeated tomorrow 9pm Paul Lewis on insurance claims: page 23

Contributors

Presented By:
Paul Lewis.
Producer:
Jennifer Clarke.
Unknown:
Paul Lewis

Comedy impressions. Repeated from yesterday BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers and Dead Ringers, Series 2, Part 1. are available on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Six debates chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience. 5: "Television isgoodforyou." LINESCLOSE at 2.20pm. Tovote YES PHONE: [number removed] To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. Maximum call cost lOp Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke

Marcel Pagnol 's celebrated film trilogy is adapted for radio by Juliet Ace from translations by Margaret Jarman. 1: Marius. A young man who feels the call of the sea from his home in Marseilles is prepared to sacrifice family and love for his dreams. Director Ned Chaillet. Music Neil Brand

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcel Pagnol
Unknown:
Juliet Ace
Unknown:
Margaret Jarman.
Director:
Ned Chaillet.
Music:
Neil Brand
Cesar:
Richard Johnson
Marius:
Simon Scardifield
Fanny:
Monica Dolan
Panisse:
Andrew Sachs
Escartifigue:
Stephen Thome
Monsieur Brun:
Steve Hodson
Honorine:
Maggie McCarthy
Stoker:
Struan Rodger
Voice:
Phillip Joseph

The British seaside resort is a strange and unique institution. At the height of the summer season, Tony Lidington combs the coastline for those charming characters who make our seaside an enduring delight.

Contributors

Presenter:
Tony Lidington
Producer:
Angela Hind

This week an interview with Brian Helgeland , director of the forthcoming action adventure film A Knight's Tale, which uses a classic rock-music soundtrack to enhance the story of a 14th-century squire who earns nobility on the jousting circuit. It shows a return to form for Helgeland after being fired from his last film, Payback, by its star. Mel Gibson. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Helgeland
Unknown:
Mel Gibson.
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Tom Sutcliffe casts a critical eye overthis week's cultural events, including Beryl Bainbridge 's latest novel, According to Queeney, a fictional portrait of Samuel Johnson 's life in Georgian London, which is hotly-tipped to win this year's Booker prize. Producer Erika Wright

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown:
Samuel Johnson
Producer:
Erika Wright

In September 1931 the great Indian nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi came to Britain to attend a conference on the future of his country. While in the UK he visited the depression-hit cotton towns of Lancashire, where he met mill owners and cotton workers, whose livelihoods were threatened by the Indian boycott of British cotton goods. Professor
Bhikhu Parekh , a lifelong admirer of Gandhi, tells the story of that extraordinary visit. Producer Libby Cross

Contributors

Leader:
Mahatma Gandhi
Unknown:
Bhikhu Parekh
Producer:
Libby Cross

Mike Walker's adaptation of CS Forester's novel, best-known in its film version by John Huston.
During the [First] World War, straight-laced missionary Rose Sayer and gin-swigging Cockney Charlie Allnutt find themselves marooned together in occupied central Africa. When Rose proposes they escape, the unlikely duo embark on a journey together through the whitewater rapids and crocodile swamps of the Ulanga river in Charlie's ramshackle old launch The African Queen.

Contributors

Author:
C.S. Forester
Adapted by:
Mike Walker
Producer/Director:
Kate McAll
Music composed by:
Stuart Gordon
Rose Sayer:
Tara Fitzgerald
Captain:
Paul Humpoletz
Charlie Allnutt:
Jamie Foreman

Marcel Berlins chairs the programme in which members of the public pit their wits against the professionals.

How is it decided who can leave prison and who must serve their full sentence behind bars?
(Repeated from Wednesday)

Contributors

Presenter:
Marcel Berlins

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. With chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the south of England. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson.

This week requests for great poems and old favourites, such as If by Rudyard Kipling , and A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine. Presented by Frank Delaney. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Rudyard Kipling
Unknown:
Craig Raine.
Presented By:
Frank Delaney.

Five classic European stories exploring the weird and the wonderful. 1: The Shadowby Hans Christian Andersen, read by Peter Capaldi. A wise scholar grants his shadow freedom, releasing him into society to live as a man. Producer Gemma Jenkins (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Shadowby Hans Christian
Read By:
Peter Capaldi.
Producer:
Gemma Jenkins

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