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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Oliver McTernan.

Zimbabweans on the Move. The recent upheavals in Zimbabwe have led thousands of people to eave their home country and try to build better lives elsewhere in southern Africa. Mark Ashurst hears some of their stories, from the migrants nowfarmingthe land in Mozambique to the film-makers enjoying success in Johannesburg. He looks at the impact they are making on their adopted countries and gains a fresh perspective on the country they've left behind. Producer Ruth Evans Repeated Monday 8.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Ruth Evans

3: Senior Moments. Paul Vaughan continues his investigation into how ageing affects creativity with a look at memory. He talks with actors Peter Sallis and Lesley Phillips about how they deal with the loss of short-term memory, and with writers Mary Wesley , Diana Athill and Oliver Sacks about how long-term memory can sharpen, producing wonderful material for novels and autobiography. Producer Beaty Rubens

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Vaughan
Unknown:
Peter Sallis
Unknown:
Lesley Phillips
Unknown:
Mary Wesley
Unknown:
Diana Athill
Unknown:
Oliver Sacks
Producer:
Beaty Rubens

Pilcher and Son. By Stuart Morris. Johnny is restless; he finds village life boring and resents the fact that his future has already been mapped out by his dad When a Somalian girl walks into the village store, a chain of events begins that turns restlessness into open rebellion.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon
Sharmila Parminder K Nagra
Sgt Collins Gerard McDermott Mrs Melville Josephine Woodfbrd

Contributors

Unknown:
Stuart Morris.
Director:
Pam Fraser Solomon
Unknown:
Sgt Collins Gerard McDermott
Unknown:
Mrs Melville Josephine Woodfbrd
Johnny:
Carl Prekopp
Ralph:
David Collings
Lee:
Ryan Davenport

More than a quarter of all men can expect to get a hernia duringtheir lifetime but only a few are caused by lifting something heavy. So, with 120,000 hernia operations carried out in this country everyyear what causes them and why are they so common? Barbara Myers and her guest, surgeon Professor
Andrew Kingsnorth answeryourquenes on what the options are for the different types of hernia. Phone in on [number removed], ore-mail: checkup@bbc.co.uk Producer Paula McGrath

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Unknown:
Andrew Kingsnorth
Producer:
Paula McGrath

Jennie Bond appeals on behalf of a charity that supplies and fits artificial limbs to children injured by landmines. Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: Hope for Children, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] 7.55am

Contributors

Unknown:
Jennie Bond
Producer:
Laurence Grissell

The last of a series of stories for Holy Week.
4: The Hawthorn Madonna. By Salley Vickers. A childless couple visit their usual holiday cottage in Somerset, but this year Eispeth's solitary excursion to a local church has an unforeseen consequence. Read Kn Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Salley Vickers.

4.I Feel Love. Donna Summer 's disco anthem from the summer of 1977 changed forever the sound of dance music by placingthe synthesiser centre-stage. It also inspired cover versions by Bronski Beat and the Barron Knights and tested the light show of mobile DJ Dave Jansen.

Contributors

Unknown:
Donna Summer
Unknown:
Bronski Beat
Unknown:
Dave Jansen.

A plume of hot volcanic mantle rock is rising beneath Africa, trying to split the continent apart and may eventually create a new ocean. Quentin Cooper speaks to geologists about the Ethiopian rift, one of the few places in the world where it's possible to examine something like a mid-ocean ridge without getting yourfeet wet.
Producer Ros Smith E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Ros Smith

By Catherine Czerkawska. 4: Pink Eye. When an epidemic of conjunctivitis breaks out at the fort, the Prefect's freedman Privatus recommends an unusual cure to Lepidina.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Catherine Czerkawska.
Coventina:
Heledd Baskerville
Lepidina:
Shuna Snow
Cerialis:
Robert Bathurst
Privatus:
David Bradley

Free Speech for Sale. How far can the free market be relied upon to deliver the diverse and plural news media that most of us want? As the Government drafts its new Communications Bill, Ian Hargreaves asks whetherthe future of free expression will be best served by a market-based model like the British newspaper industry or one that's more regulated and subsidised, as in broadcasting.
Producer ZareerMasani Editor Nicola Meyrick RptdSunday9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Editor:
Nicola Meyrick

Could a nuclear-fusion reactor on a table-top solve the world's energy needs? With cold fusion the answer turned out to be "no", ten years ago. Now there's bubble fusion but that too is highly controversial. Geoff Watts reports on this current debate. Producer Martin Redfern E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Martin Redfern

The last episode of the topical sketch show that takes a satirical look at the week's news and media events. Starring Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Evans
Unknown:
Dave Lamb
Unknown:
Chris Pavlo
Unknown:
Laura Shavin.
Producer:
Alex Walsh-Taylor

The Twa Corbies. Another chance to hear Michael Tickell 's exploration of the tale of the Twa Corbies, with its ingredients of love, death, murder and mystery. Andrew Greig explains the powerthis
Border ballad has for him and why it inspired one of his novels. Producer Lucy Lunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Tickell
Unknown:
Andrew Greig
Producer:
Lucy Lunt

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