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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day The Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Dr Leslie Griffiths

Miles Kington concludes his account of the life of French president General Charles de Gaulle.
3: 00 Est la President?^ 1960 France had the bomb and de Gaulle had a vision that France would become the third superpower. But he under-estimated the mood of the nation, as students and unions brought France to the brink of civil war. Producer Neil George

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George

The sharp edge of radio satire. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Bngstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Marcus Bngstocke
Unknown:
Emma Kennedy
Unknown:
Jon Holmes.

By J.R.R. Tolkien, adapted for radio in 13 episodes by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell.

"But I am the real Strider, fortunately," he said, "I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will".

BBC Radio Collection: The Fellowship of the Ring, newly edited and with new narration by Ian Holm , and the classic box sets of The Lord of the Rings are available on cassette or CD from all good retailers and from [web address removed]. Call [number removed]

Contributors

Author:
J.R.R. Tolkien
Adapted by:
Brian Sibley
Adapted by:
Michael Bakewell
Singer:
Matthew Vine
Music composed by:
Stephen Oliver
Director:
Jane Morgan
Frodo:
Ian Holm
Gandalf:
Michael Hordern
Aragorn:
Robert Stephens
Bilbo:
John le Mesurier
Sam:
Bill Nighy
Merry:
Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin:
John McAndrew
Gimli:
Douglas Livingstone
Legolas:
David Collings
Boromir:
Michael Graham Cox
Butterbur:
James Grout
Elrond:
Hugh Dickson
Lord of the Nazgul:
Philip Voss
Narrator:
Gerard Murphy
[Actor]:
Sean Arnold
[Actor]:
John Church
[Actor]:
Graham Faulkner
[Actor]:
Christopher Scott
[Actor]:
Michael Spice
[Actor]:
Haydn Wood

Wired for sound, John Nightingale dons face mask and oxygen tanks to retrieve the stories submerged in three extraordinary shipwrecks.
2: The Wreck of the Ramillies. In February 1760 HMS Ramilies headed out from Plymouth docks to take part in a blockade of the French navy. Blown back up the channel by a ferocious gale, she was forced against the sheer cliffs at Bolt Tail on the south Devon coast. On board were 734 men. The reader is John Lewes. Producer Tim Maiyon

Contributors

Unknown:
John Nightingale
Unknown:
John Lewes.
Producer:
Tim Maiyon

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world. Twenty-one years afterthe release of Dirty Harry, the Clint Eastwood classic is re-appraised. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Collins
Unknown:
Clint Eastwood
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Paul Klee , the artist who famously "took a line for a walk", isthe subjectof a new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, with many of his works being seen in this country for the first time. Tom Sutcliffe and guests also give their verdict on Ridley Scott 's new film Black Hawk Down. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Klee
Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Ridley Scott
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

Is each human voice truly unique? Can every mother really identify the cry of her own baby? Are certain voices more trustworthy than others?
Alistair McGowan explores the link between voice and identity, examining the voices of Winston Churchill ,
Richard Burton , Kenneth Williams and Margaret Thatcher. He also uncovers an interview between himself and Professor Anthony Clare. Producer Beaty Rubens Now you're talking: page 16

Contributors

Unknown:
Alistair McGowan
Unknown:
Winston Churchill
Unknown:
Richard Burton
Unknown:
Kenneth Williams
Unknown:
Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown:
Professor Anthony Clare.
Producer:
Beaty Rubens

The final episode of John Steinbeck 's novel set in the dust-bowl days of the Great Depression of the thirties. Dramatised by Steve Chambers.
3: The Promised Land. The Joads are still hard-pressed to find work and Rosasharn's baby is on its way.
Director Marion Nancarrow. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
John Steinbeck
Dramatised By:
Steve Chambers.
Director:
Marion Nancarrow.
Tom:
John Schwab
Ma:
Pat Starr
Casy:
Bob Sherman
Pa:
William Roberts
Rosasharn:
Teresa Gallagher
Ruthie:
Teresa Gallagher
Al:
Ryan McClusky
Uncle John:
Bill Bailey
Wilson:
Jonathon Keeble
Lisbeth:
Briony Glassco
Willy:
Dillan Smith
Boy:
Martin Sherman
Winfield:
Martin Sherman
Rawley:
Colin Stinton

Frank Delaney presents a programme of poetry written to be performed, including Seamus Heaney reading his translation of Beowulf, the drama of Milton and Ben Jonson , and present-day performance poets Jean "Binta" Breeze and Zena Edwards. Producer Geni Hall-Kenny . Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Delaney
Unknown:
Seamus Heaney
Unknown:
Ben Jonson
Unknown:
Zena Edwards.
Producer:
Geni Hall-Kenny

Another chance to hear a five-part series of stories giving voice to figures from the historic or mythical past. 1: /, Boadiceaby Fay Weldon , read by Vanessa Redgrave. On the eve of battle, Boadicea plans her vengeance on the Romans. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Boadiceaby Fay Weldon
Read By:
Vanessa Redgrave.
Producer:
Sara Davies

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