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

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Alan Little.
Unknown:
Dr Leslie Griffiths.

Keeping in Touch while Abroad. Are you addicted to internet cafes? Do you buy British newspapers even though they may be days out of date? Do you pack a short-wave radio in your rucksack to keep up with what's going on back home? Or is the whole point of travel to get away from it all? With Arthur Smith.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Smith.
Producer:
Cathie Mahoney.

Greg Proops looks at four American movie and TV stars who started in stand-up comedy. 2: Chris Rock is the new kid on the block though he s been a stand-up performer since his teens. He brings modern black attitudes to traditional subjects and runs his comedy and screen careers in parallel. Producer Dave Batchelor

Contributors

Unknown:
Greg Proops
Unknown:
Chris Rock
Producer:
Dave Batchelor

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

Contributors

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

By JRR Tolkien, adapted for radio in 13 episodes by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell. 5: The Mirror of Galadriel.
"Farewell, Gandalf! cried Aragorn, "Did I not say to you- if you pass the doors of Moria, beware? Alas that I spoke true! What hope have we without you?"
With Graham Faulkner , David McAlister , Martyn Read
Christopher Scott. Michael Spice, John Webb and Haydn Wood Singer David James. Music by Stephen Oliver DirectorPennyLeicester
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Fellowship of the Ring, newly edited and with new narration by Brian Sibley , and the classic box sets of The Lord of the Rings are available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Sibley
Unknown:
Michael Bakewell.
Unknown:
Graham Faulkner
Unknown:
David McAlister
Unknown:
Martyn Read
Unknown:
Christopher Scott.
Unknown:
John Webb
Singer:
David James.
Music By:
Stephen Oliver
Unknown:
Brian Sibley
Frodo:
Ian Holm
Gandalf:
Michael Hordern
Aragorn:
Robert Stephens
Sam:
Bill Nighy
Boromir:
Michael Graham Cox
Legolas:
David Collings
Gimli:
Douglas Livingstone
Merry:
Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin:
John McAndrew
Gollum:
Peter Woodthorpe
Celeborn:
Simon Cadell
Galadriel:
Marian Diamond
Narrator:
Gerard Murphy

Regional Variations (2)

Six Nations Rugby

BBC Radio 4 FM

I Glenn Easley is one of a handful of piano technicians in Europe who prepare pianos for concert performance and recordings. But he doesn't listen to the player's performance; he's too busy listening to the sound of each note of the piano. The programme follows him on a musical journey as he illustrates the art and science of the piano. With performances from concert pianists Martin Roscoe and Kyoto Tabe, and music from the classics and jazz. Producer Janet Graves Tune her up: page 16

Contributors

Unknown:
Glenn Easley
Pianists:
Martin Roscoe
Producer:
Janet Graves

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world. John Lasseter , creator of Toy Story and guru of computer animation, talks about Monsters Inc, the record-breaking film from his company Pixar. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Collins
Unknown:
John Lasseter
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Tom Sutcliffe gauges opinion on RobertAltman's new film GosfordPark, in which Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith find themselves on a country estate in the thirties. And sinister events unfold in a quiet
English cul-de-sac during the Rrst World War in Michael Frayn 's new novel Spies. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Michael Gambon
Unknown:
Maggie Smith
Unknown:
Michael Frayn
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

These are difficult times for airports, but the BBC
Sound Archive shows that they have always had their problems. Steve Punt takes us back to a time of perfect diction, when pilots hadn't a clue where they were going, when Heathrowwas a row of tents and plane-spotting was a respectable job for any well-spoken reporter. Producer Geoff Ballinger

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Producer:
Geoff Ballinger

By Walter Scott. Adapted in three parts by Judith Adams.

Francis Osbaldistone has quarrelled with his cousin, Rashleigh. However, he has no assurance that the mysterious Robert Campbell can save the day again.
(Repeated from Sunday)

Contributors

Author:
Walter Scott
Adapted by:
Judith Adams
Rashleigh:
Sean Chapman
Francis:
Tom George
Capt Thornton:
Richard Greenwood
Andrew:
Alec Heggie
Dougal:
Tony Kearney
Bailie Jarvie:
Gary Lewis
Diana:
Vicki Liddelle
Rob Roy:
Liam Brennan
Owen:
Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Preacher/Mr Vernon:
Robert Trotter
Child/Highlander/Soldier:
James Weir
Galbraith:
Paul Young

Michael Buerk with Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe -Richards, Steven Rose and Harvey Thomas cross-examine witnesses on their stance about one of the week's moral conundrums. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Janet Radcliffe
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Harvey Thomas

A series of stories giving voice to figures from the historical or mythical past. 3: Conquistador by Sara Maitland , read by Douglas Hodge. Ayoung Spanish soldier, part-crazed with hunger and the lust for power, drifts down the Amazon river, locked in a struggle with the jungle around him and his own innermost passions. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Sara Maitland
Read By:
Douglas Hodge.
Producer:
Sara Davies

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More