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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Canon Eric James.

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles of family life. Producer Alison Hughes Repeated Monday 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uK John Peel on military service: page 40

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peel
Producer:
Alison Hughes
Unknown:
John Peel

Sandi Toksvig introduces a bagful of the best travellers' tales, anecdotes and surprises. Producer Cathie Mahoney
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uK

Contributors

Introduces:
Sandi Toksvig
Producer:
Cathie Mahoney

England v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the third day's play in the Second
Test at Edgbaston by Jonathan Agnew. Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert analysis from Vic Marks , Mike Selvey and Roshan Mahanama. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Including at:
1.05 A View from the Boundary Another cricket-loving celebrityjoins the commentators for a lunchtimechat. Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time

Contributors

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

A Royal Jubilee edition in which Dennis Sewell and a panel of commentators discuss the monarch's relationship with politics and politicians. Producer Sheila Cook

Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Sewell
Producer:
Sheila Cook

Paul Lewis brings you the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial money advice. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated Sunday 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Lewis
Producer:
Jessica Dunbar

The sharp edge of radio satire, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis supported by 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.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Walbottle Campus Technology College in Newcastle uponTyne. Joining him are Stephen Byers, the Secretary of State for Transport, Stephen Alexander of Class Law Solicitors and Susan Kramer of Transport for London.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Stephen Byers
Unknown:
Stephen Alexander
Unknown:
Susan Kramer
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and e-mails in response to last night's Any Questions? Phone in on [number removed], or e-mail any.answers@bbc.co.uk
producer Lisa Jenkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

By John Sessions. At his home in Western Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson attempts to dispel some of the more romantic notions which have built up around him as he looks back over his life. Other parts played by members ofthecast Director Bruce Young (H)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Sessions.
Unknown:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Director:
Bruce Young
Louis:
John Sessions
Fanny:
Phyllis Logan
Thomas:
Paul Young
Maggie:
Sheila Donald
Belle:
Nora Elwell-Sutton
Lloyd/Bob:
Henry Ian Cusick
Young Louis/Young Lloyd:
James Quintal-Norris
WE Henley:
Michael MacKenzie

The city of Oxyrhynchus thrived between 400 BC and AD 350 before vanishing beneath the Egyptian sands. But 50,000 fragments of papyri survived in the city's rubbish dumps, preserved by the dry heat, until they were unearthed by two Victorian archaeologists. A century later, in this four-part series, the voices of an ancient people speak to us forthe first time.
1: Rubbish Tips and Riches. Writer and broadcaster Michael Kustow charts the discovery of the Oxyrhynchus papyri by Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt. The find rocked the world of archaeology and fired the public imagination. Readers Fiona Shaw , Larry Lamb and Michael Perceval-Maxwell , Producer Amanda Hargreaves

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Kustow
Unknown:
Bernard Grenfell
Unknown:
Arthur Hunt.
Readers:
Fiona Shaw
Readers:
Larry Lamb
Readers:
Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Producer:
Amanda Hargreaves

Andrew Collins interviews Billy Bob Thornton who explains why the bigot he plays in his new film Monster's Ball is based on his father. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Collins
Unknown:
Billy Bob Thornton
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Tony Parker established his reputation with a series of interviews with murderers and other criminals.
Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on anew play Life after Life, based on Parker's work, as well as the vast literary thriller The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L Carter , which received the highest-ever advance for a first novel in the US. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Parker
Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Stephen L Carter
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

The second in a series of talks by writers who have travelled abroad with the British Council and formed strong links with authors in other countries. Today the novelist Paul Bailey reflects on his experiences in Romania before and after the end of the communist System. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Bailey
Producer:
Rob Ketteridge

From dawn to dusk, from Cornwall to the Shetlands, today's programme gives an acoustic picture of the preoccupations and pleasures of Britain on 1 May as reflected in the local radio stations, through news broadcasts, magazine programmes, features, quizzes, weather and traffic reports, and phone-ins. Producer Dylan Winter

Dramatised by Gregory Evans. Poe's exotic and mysterious stories made the American master of suspense a literary legend. His narrative of an obsession with the discovery of a "golden bug" evokes famous pirates, and drips with the casual racism of the old American South. Forthe 21st century, Gregory Evans gives the story a critcal makeover as a former slave recounts the "true" story.
Pianist Neil Brand Director Ned Chaillet

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Gregory Evans.
Unknown:
Gregory Evans
Pianist:
Neil Brand
Director:
Ned Chaillet
Charles:
Clarke Peters
Legrand:
John Sharian
Jupiter:
Rhashan Stone
Doctor:
William Hootkins

Four readings celebrating the experiences of childhood. 4: Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve. Dannie Abse describes growing up in Cardiff in a Jewish/ Welsh family, a childhood where his imagination created untold horrors and curses with which to torment his best friend Keith. Read by Owen Teale. Producer Jill Waters

Contributors

Unknown:
Dannie Abse
Read By:
Owen Teale.
Producer:
Jill Waters

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