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With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.59 Good Friday Hymn
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.
7.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Richard Harries.

The last in the series in which comedians return to their homelands to perform. This week
Kulvinder Ghir , star of Goodness Gracious Me, visits India, which has no stand-up comedy tradition to speak of. ln a funny, touching and uplifting story he starts a comedy club at the Taj Mahal Hotel and learns many lessons about the power comedy has for unifying people. Producer Graham Frost

Contributors

Unknown:
Kulvinder Ghir
Producer:
Graham Frost

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's six-part comedy-drama.
4: The Nearys' plan to open an amusement arcade right next doorto Butler's Funeral Furnishers seems set to win approval, unless Frances can dig the dirt on PJ―the Rev Cynthia Bannister might be the one to help her do it.
Music by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown:
Cynthia Bannister
Music By:
Neil Brand
Frances:
Sylvestrale Touzel
Finbar:
Kllian McKenna
Ita:
Anna Manahan
P J:
Tp McKenna
Margot:
Marion 0'Dwyer
Pascal:
Christopher Fttz-Simon
Rev Bannister:
Saskia Wickham

Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. producer Brian King Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT PHONE: [number removed] FAX [number removed]
E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated on Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

Authors Will Self, Bonnie Greer and Ali Smith have dramatic encounters with their personal icons in a series of short plays about Dorian Gray, Shakespeare's Dark Lady and Dusty Springfield. Will Self, Bonnie Greer and Ali Smith play themselves Director Michael Fox

What links Dusty Springfield with Dorian Gray and Shakespeare's Dark Lady? They are all icons for three modern writers.
Afternoon Play: Letters to an Icon 2.15pm R4 This slot is nothing if not innovative and today fiction and reality make interesting bedfellows as three prominent writers appear in their own encounter with a figure they regard as iconic. Thus do Shakespeare's Dark Lady, Wilde's Dorian Gray and the singer Dusty Springfield find themselves occupying the same radio space. The three are icons for, respectively, Bonnie Greer, Will Self and Ali Smith. Greer cross-examines Shakespeare about his exact relationship with the bordello keeper, Self meets the famed Gray image in a top floor apartment at a London hotel and Smith encounters Springfield in a car.

Contributors

Unknown:
Bonnie Greer
Unknown:
Bonnie Greer
Unknown:
Ali Smith
Director:
Michael Fox
DorianGray:
Malcolm James
Ned Melton/Ed Sullivan:
Alexander Delamere
DarkLady/lnvisiblewoman:
Josette Simon
Dusty:
Denise Stephenson

A Good Friday Meditation on the Crucified
Christ Neil MacGregor , director of the National Gallery and the Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Reids, London, discuss howtwo artists have interpreted the Passion of Christ: Velazquez in Christ after the Flagellation Contemplated by the Christian
Soul and Michelangelo in The Entombment. The Choir of St Martin in the Reids is directed by Nicholas Danks. Producer Stephen Shipley E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Christ Neil MacGregor
Unknown:
Nicholas Holtam
Unknown:
St Martin
Directed By:
Nicholas Danks.
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

Older people from different religious backgrounds, including Dorothy Davis , Rabbi Albert Friedlander ,
_ Munawar Hussain Gilani , Gerard Hughes ,
Kamlesh Patel and Roseanne Semple , talk about how their faith has changed overtime, producer RosieBouiton

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy Davis
Unknown:
Rabbi Albert Friedlander
Unknown:
Munawar Hussain Gilani
Unknown:
Gerard Hughes
Unknown:
Kamlesh Patel
Unknown:
Roseanne Semple

With growing disquiet about the performance of the criminal justice system, Marcel Berlins asks what needs to change to ensure the guilty are punished, the innocent protected and victims get a fair deal. Producer Simon Coates Repeated Sunday 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcel Berlins
Producer:
Simon Coates

Caroline is feeling grey.
Written by Adrian Flynn
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Contributors

Writer:
Adrian Flynn
Director:
Keri Davies
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Alistair:
Michael Lumsden
Shula:
Judy Bennett
David:
Timothy Bentinck
Ruth:
Felicity Finch
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
Debbie:
Tamsin Greig
Joe:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
William:
Phllip Molloy
Ed:
Barry Farrimond
Caroline:
Sara Coward
Lynda:
Carole Boyd
Janet:
Moir Leslie
Bert:
Eric Allan
Tim:
Jay Vllliers
Siobhan:
Caroline Lennon
Fallon:
Joanna van Kampen
Heather:
Joyce Gibbs
Oliver:
Michael Cochrane

Leading pianists, including Vladimir Ashkenazy ,
Andras Schiff , Dave Brubeck , Mitsuko Uchida and Joanna MacGregor , discuss life at the keyboard and reflect on repertoire, lessons, bad instruments, practice and how they look after their hands. Producer Sally Spurring

Contributors

Unknown:
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown:
Andras Schiff
Unknown:
Dave Brubeck
Unknown:
Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown:
Joanna MacGregor

By Catherine Czerkawska. 5: Coventina. A near-fatal accident involving Lepidina's daughter is the catalyst for a confrontation with Coventina.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Catherine Czerkawska.
Coventina:
Heledd Baskerville
Lepidina ShunaSnow:
Julius Luke Griffin

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from
Twickenham, Middlesex. Guests on the panel include journalist and author Greg Palast and the general secretary of the transport trade union RMT, Bob Crow.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Greg Palast
Unknown:
Bob Crow
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

New Zealand v England -the Third Test at Auckland
Commentary on the first day's play at Eden Park in the final Test of the series, by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Vic Marks , Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Mike Selvey and Bryan Waddle. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Producer Peter Baxter

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Agnew
Unknown:
Henry Blofeld
Unknown:
Vic Marks
Unknown:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown:
Mike Selvey
Unknown:
Bryan Waddle.
Unknown:
Bill Frindall.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

Playwright Amy Rosenthal and sociologist Frank Furedi join Chris Bigsbyto discuss the Seven Deadly Sins. Are they relevant in today's secular society, do we need new ones, and is it true that Chris has committed all seven at Once? Producer Miles Warde

Contributors

Unknown:
Amy Rosenthal
Unknown:
Frank Furedi
Unknown:
Chris Bigsbyto
Producer:
Miles Warde

Liz Kershaw tells the story of feminism in country music, with the help of Mary Chapin Carpenter , Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. Producers Nick Barraclough and Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Kershaw
Unknown:
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Unknown:
Emmylou Harris
Unknown:
Dolly Parton.
Producers:
Nick Barraclough
Producers:
Peter Everett

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