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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News 6 45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Joel Edwards.

In the final part of his exploration of the world's sacred mountains, Michael Symmons Roberts takes to the slopes of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. Here, 200 years ago, our definition of the sacred was transformed as writers and artists began to discover and express the beauty of mountains. Symmons Roberto's journey also takes him to Glastonbury Tor - a site which attracts people for reasons they themselves don't always understand.

Contributors

Presenter:
Michael Symmons Roberts
Producer:
Jeremy Grange

Concluding the series of six comic plays by Jim Poyser set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurd.

6: The Diary of Madman. Poprishkin is a long serving clerk in the St Petersburg civil service. His life is drab and unspectacular but everything changes one day when he overhears two dogs talking.

Contributors

Writer:
Jim Poyser
Producer:
Susan Roberts
Poprishkin:
Griff Rhys Jones
Lisaveta:
Ann Rye
Boris:
David Fleeshman
Medji:
Mark Chatterton
Lyapkin:
Rob Pickavance
Mavra:
Emma Clarke

James Walton is in the chair, flanked by regular team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss. Author of the week is Philip Larkin. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis

Contributors

Unknown:
James Walton
Unknown:
Sebastian Faulks
Unknown:
John Walsh
Unknown:
Stephen Fry
Unknown:
Lynne Truss.
Unknown:
Philip Larkin.
Unknown:
Beth Chalmers.
Producer:
Dawn Ellis

By Israel Horovitz, who won the 2001 Sony Bronze Award for drama for this poignant and passionate play. Under the Northern Lights, halfway up the highest mountain in Alaska, David Kipling is in charge of 20 honeymoon couples who are busy trying to conceive. In solitude, he reaches out to his wife by telephone and seeks to conjure up the son who died two years previously.

Contributors

Writer:
Israel Horovitz
Director:
Ned Chaillet
David:
Israel Horovitz
Franny:
Marcia Warren
Connie:
Dick Vosburgh
Mr Takavama:
Burt Kwouk
Joey:
Bradley Lavelle
Emily:
Lorelei King
Stewardess:
Clare Corbett

A series of stories about dark deeds and wrongdoings. 3: Of Tooth and Claw. Factory farming and the complex morality of animal "liberation" are at the centre of this short story by award-winning crime novelist- and vet - Manda Scott. Read by Estrid Barton. Producer David Jackson Young

Contributors

Unknown:
Manda Scott.
Read By:
Estrid Barton.
Producer:
David Jackson Young

Five young, dynamic people bring their own experiences to bear when helping other young people face challenges in their community.

Mhairi-Ann was forced to leave the village she lived in when the locals realised she had girlfriends rather than boyfriends. Felicity Finch talks to Mhairi-Ann about her life and work.

Contributors

Interviewer:
Felicity Finch
Producer:
Jill Marshall

Laurie Taylor talks to Kate Berridge , author of Vigor Mortis, a new book which explores taboos about death, and DrTonyWalterfrom Reading University about research into bereavement and the afterlife. Producer Jo Daykin E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Talks:
Laurie Taylor
Unknown:
Kate Berridge
Producer:
Jo Daykin

Medical Notes. If you turned up at casualty, you might think that staff could easily lay their hands on your medical notes. But in reality they'd have to search through miles of dusty folders, packed with ancient letters and test results. And your GP's notes are locked away inside the practice. The consequences of suchjumbled record-keeping can be dangerous. Patients' champion Claire Raynerjoins Dr Graham -Easton to put the records straight. See
Peter Bbarnard 's choice on page 128. Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Bbarnard
Producer:
Paula McGrath

By Simon Brett. 5: Bill of Fare. Rosie Burns and her event management team are asked to organise a food fair not realising that it is all a setup to promote the venue, Hinchcliff Manor. With Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Bill Wallis , Jon Glover , Natalie Walter and Will Ing. Producer Maria Esposito

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Brett.
Unknown:
Rosie Burns
Unknown:
Prunella Scales
Unknown:
Arabella Weir
Unknown:
Rebecca Callard
Unknown:
Duncan Preston
Unknown:
Annette Badland
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
Jon Glover
Unknown:
Natalie Walter
Producer:
Maria Esposito

5: Licence to Deceive. Philosopher Onora O'Neill of Newnham College, Cambridge, delivers the final
Reith Lecture from the Gilmorehill theatre, Glasgow. We largely rely on journalists to tell us who to trust, but can we trust the journalists? Are traditional ideas about press freedom in need of an overhaul? Producer Sheila Cook ; Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Onora O'Neill
Producer:
Sheila Cook

With more than a million people addicted to cocaine in the United States alone, scientists are getting close to creating vaccines which can block the pleasurable effects of illicit drugs and to identifying genes that put you at risk of becoming an addict. In the first of a new series, Peter Evans looks at the long-term affects of drug abuse on the brain and whether these changes can ever be reversed.
Producer Rami Tzabar
E-mail: [e-mail redacted]

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Evans
Producer:
Rami Tzabar

ArmisteadMaupin's spell-binding bestsellertellsthe story of broadcaster and writer, Gabriel Noone.
3: Room Tone. Gabriel is reeling from Jess's bombshell. Is it possible that Pete and Donna could, in fact, be the same person? Then Gabriel receives an invitation from Pete to visit him and Donna. At last Gabriel will receive the confirmation of Pete's existence that he so desperately longs for. Or so he thinks.
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Dirk Maggs

Contributors

Unknown:
Gabriel Noone.
Producer:
Bruce Hyman
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Gabriel:
William Hope
Anna:
Briony Glassco
Ashe:
Alan Corduner
Pete:
Steven Shay
Donna:
Miriam Margolyes
Jess:
Stuart Milligan
Darlie:
Lorelei King
Gabe Snr:
Jerry Harte
Armistead Maupin:
Himself

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