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With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor.

Arthur Smith presents more travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises.
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.

Mariella Frostrup looks at how the modern day Hollywood promotional system grew up to combat the queens of Hollywood gossip, Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper. The two rival columnists would stop at nothing to get their scoop between the thirties and the sixties, and were able to wield enormous power over the studio system. Told through original archive recordings and new interviews with current Hollywood figures, this is the story of a bitter battle between two formidable women.

Contributors

Presenter:
Mariella Frostrup
Producer:
Laura Parfitt

The latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Penny Haslam. Repeated tomorrow 9pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Paul Lewis.

Simon Hoggart hosts the last in the present series of the topical panel game with panellists Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Linda Smith. Repeated from yesterday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of the News Quiz is available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Andy Hamilton
Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Linda Smith.
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart

The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Neston in Cheshire, with a panel including the MPs Tony Banks and David Cameron , and The Times sketchwriter Matthew Parris.
Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
David Cameron
Unknown:
Matthew Parris.

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions? Phone on 08 [number removed], ore-mail any.answers@bbC.CO.Uk. Producer Lisa Jenkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

Actress and singer Thembi Mtshali 's s powerful autobiographical play focuses on her mother, who looked after other people's children while her own waited at home. It spans the days of South Africa's apartheid and the Truth and Reconciliation
Hearings. Written by Thembi Mtshali and Yael Farberand performed by Thembi Mtshali. Director Claire Grove

Contributors

Singer:
Thembi Mtshali
Written By:
Thembi Mtshali
Written By:
Yael Farberand
Unknown:
Thembi Mtshali.
Director:
Claire Grove

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world, including an interview with writer/director Henry Bean on his controversial new film The
Believer, which is about a Jewish teenagerwho becomes the leader of an anti-Semitic militia.
Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Collins
Director:
Henry Bean
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests cast a critical eye over the week's cultural events, including Uncle Tungsten, the autobiography of the neurologist and great storyteller, Oliver Sacks.

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Producer:
Belinda Sample

Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa may be a fragile plant. In the first of two programmes, David Walter takes part in a conference for political parties in the Kenyan town of Mombasa and finds Africans also have much to teach US.
Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
David Walter

A century after his birth, the jury is still out on Walt Disney. There's "Uncle Walt" who brought pleasure to millions and his alter-ego, the anti-Communist mogul with propagandist ideas for social engineering. Russell Davies weighs the evidence in the BBC'S archives. Producer Nick Utechin

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Davies
Producer:
Nick Utechin

Wilkie Collins 's classic Victorian thriller is dramatised in four episodes by Martyn Wade. 3: Laura has finally come face to face with the woman in white who so resembles her. She had hoped to discover more about Sir Percival's secret but their meeting was interrupted. Marian begins to fearfor her sister's safety. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Wilkie Collins
Unknown:
Martyn Wade.
Walter:
Toby Stephens
Marian:
Juliet Aubrey
Laura:
Emily Bruni
Sir Percival:
Jeremy Clyde
CountFosco:
Philip Voss
Anne:
Alice Hart
Mme Fosco:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Frederick:
Edward Petherbridge
MrGilmore:
Sean Baker
Mrs Michelson:
Carolyn Pickles
Mr Dawson:
Jonathan Keeble
MrsRubelle:
Richenda Carey

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Roger Scruton , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine "witnesses" with different but passionate views on one of the week's moral dilemmas. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Roger Scruton
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday
CAWNG NEW CONTESTANTS If you would like to be considered as a contestant for Brain of Britain 2002 request an audition by writing to Brain of Britain. BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA and you will be contacted in the New Year

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson.

Two programmes which commission poets to write about a place central to their imagination and heart. 2: Such Heavenly Bric-a-Brac. The poet
Michael Longley travels to Carrigskeewaun in County Mayoa place of poetic nourishment for him - to write a sequence of poems about a I ifelong source of inspiration: its birds. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Longley

3: The Fire-bird by Bonnie Greer. Prince Ivan is so entranced by a beautiful bird of fire that he lies in wait in the forest to capture her. The lovely creature offers her captor a magical feather for ransom. Read by Anthony Dowell. Producer Anne-Marie Maher-Williams

Contributors

Unknown:
Bonnie Greer.
Read By:
Anthony Dowell.
Producer:
Anne-Marie Maher-Williams

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