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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Colin Morris.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Dr Colin Morris.

JoiningTom Sutcliffe is Yale law
professor Stephen L Carter who was paid over$4 million for his first novel. Does his thriller live up to the advance he has been paid? Or is it a case of hype over content? Producer Ariane Koek Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Stephen L Carter

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by the Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London. With the BBC
Singers directed by Stephen Cleobury. Including music from past coronations. All People That on Earth
Do Dwell (Old Hundredth). 1 Kings 1, w32-40. I Was
Glad (Purcell). 0 Taste and See (Vaughan Williams).

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Holtam
Unknown:
St Martin
Directed By:
Stephen Cleobury.

With Jenni Murray. Claudia Hammond visits Kensington Palace to view the wedding dresses of the country's past five queens, which are on display togetherforthe first time,
10.45 Drama Laughter in Leningrad. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray.
Unknown:
Claudia Hammond

By Stephen Wyatt
Continuing the six-part drama documentary series that explores the life of the British soldier over the centuries.

It is 1705 and Sergeant Jack Matthews (Chris Donnelly) of Colonel Alnutt's regiment is recruiting men - by fair means or foul - to join the Duke of Marlborough's army. Peter Caddick-Adams and Dr Steve Poole provide historical background.

Contributors

Writer:
Stephen Wyatt
Expert:
Peter Caddick-Adams
Expert:
Dr Steve Poole
Producer:
Sara Davies
Sergeant Jack Matthews:
Chris Donnelly

By PG Wodehouse , dramatised in six parts by Roger Davenport. 6: MullinerS Buck-U-Uppo. Pale young curates are rapidlygoing out offashion in the last of Mr Mulliner 's tales from the bar parlour of the Angler's Rest. Augustine Mulliner , in particular, is transformed overnight into a tiger of a churchman when his aunt sends some of Uncle Wilfred's s latest invention, a tonic called Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo. Director Ned Chaillet

Contributors

Unknown:
Pg Wodehouse
Unknown:
Roger Davenport.
Unknown:
Mr Mulliner
Unknown:
Augustine Mulliner
Director:
Ned Chaillet
Mr Mulliner:
Richard Griffiths
Miss Postlethwaite/Jane/ Aunt Angela:
Matilda Zlegler
A port/Rev Stanley Brandon:
Peter Acre
A light ale:
Martin Hyder
A pint of stout/The bishop:
David Timson
A small bitter/Augustine:
Carl Prekopp
Another small bitter/Wilfred:
Tom George
Mrs Wardle:
Sandra Clark

Judi Dench leads an all-star cast in this radio adaptation of J M Barrie's poignant one-act play in which, for the first time, audiences will hear Barrie's own stage directions as part of the performance. By a miraculous act of serendipity Charles, a young man of 23, finds himself in the house of his true love's mother. Or so he thinks. Adapted and directed by Julia McKenzie.

Contributors

Author:
J.M. Barrie
Adapted by/Director:
Julia McKenzie
Producer:
Bruce Hyman
Barrie:
Bill Paterson
Mrs Page:
Judi Dench
Mrs Quickly:
Celia Imrie
Charles:
Hugh Bonneville

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer your personal finance questions. Lines open 1.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Louise Greenwood

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Louise Greenwood

By Joanna Trollope. To mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, a new story from one of Britain's best-loved writers. Dora shares her birthday with the Queen. She reflects that this was the only thing about her that made her mother proud. The reader is Jean Boht. Producer Elizabeth Allard

Contributors

Unknown:
Joanna Trollope.
Unknown:
Jean Boht.
Producer:
Elizabeth Allard

Royal biographer Robert Lacey examines the complex and at times ambiguous relationship between the royal family and the British people from 1937 to the present day. Featuring the late Barbara Castle. 1: Celebration. Producer Felicity Goodall

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Lacey
Unknown:
Barbara Castle.
Producer:
Felicity Goodall

Gavin Esler and guests roam the international agenda from politics to popular culture, sports to Science, and art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson

Contributors

Unknown:
Gavin Esler
Producer:
Amber Dawson

The nation's favourite panel game breezes in from the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, where Jeremy Hardy joins regularteam members Tim Brooke -
Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , underthe reluctant chairmanship of Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Rptd Sun 12.04pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on six volumes of audio cassette, in addition to a specially designed boxed set. at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Tim Brooke
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown:
Colin Sell
Producer:
Jon Naismith

Francine Stock marks the centenary of composer Richard Rodgers , who wrote more than 900 songs and some of the most famous musicals, including The Sound of Music and Carousel. Producer John Goudie

Contributors

Unknown:
Francine Stock
Unknown:
Richard Rodgers
Producer:
John Goudie

Tara Fitzgerald stars in a dramatisation of the memoirs of Dolly Eltenton , an English, middle-class, left-wing thinker who spent five years in Leningrad with her husband and young children, and witnessed the results of revolution first-hand. Part 1.
Accordion and balalaika Bibs Ekkel Musical director David Pickvance Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat of 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Tara Fitzgerald
Unknown:
Dolly Eltenton
Director:
David Pickvance
Director:
Pam Fraser Solomon
Dolly:
Tara Fitzgerald
George:
Tom Goodman-Hill
Anoushka:
Patricia Perry
Mucya:
Larissa Kouznetsova
Shura:
Ivan Marevich
Guard:
Pavel Rimburg
Valya:
Cleo Sylvestre
Mike:
Maxwell Harris-Tharp
Lil:
Gemma Saunders
Yuri:
Pavel Rimburg

As the National Autistic Society celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, a review of current knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum disorders.
Producer Marya Burgess Phone the BBC Action Line: [number removed]

Contributors

Producer:
Marya Burgess

Big Snakes. Do boa constrictors and pythons make suitable pets? As the Government considers whetherto include large constrictor snakes in the Dangerous Wild Animals Act. Mark Carwardine looks at both sides of the debate.
Producer Joanne Stevens Shortened repeat tomorrow 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Carwardine
Producer:
Joanne Stevens

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