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With Alan Little and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Little
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Richard Harries.

Described by Dr Johnson as a "good hater , Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was instrumental in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and became a strident advocate of Whig principles. Martha Kearney interviews Ophelia Field about the duchess who was known as the richest woman in the western world.
10.45 Drama Football Stories for Girls. Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Martha Kearney
Editor:
Jill Burridge

David Aaronovitch continues exploring the way a state deals with issues such as ethnic diversity and cultural assimilation, centralised power, highbrow and dumbed-down entertainments. The state in question is the Roman Empire. 3: Fillingthe Day How Rome's wealthy citizens lived - and what daily I ife was I ike for everyone else. Producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
David Aaronovitch
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

By David Spicer. The comedy drama returns for a new six-part series. Modern life and parenthood, as seen through the eyes of two thirty-something non-parents.

1: After yet another late night on the tiles Lucy decides it's time for them to shape up and get fit. But having managed to drag Daniel along with her to gym, how can she then persuade him to leave? Starring Liz Carling and David Tennant, with Samantha Spiro and Tony Gardner.

Contributors

Writer:
David Spicer
Producer:
Liz Anstee
Lucy:
Liz Carling
Daniel:
David Tennant
Katie:
Samantha Spiro
Andy:
Tony Gardner

Bouquets, brickbats, questions and comments-Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Send your comments and questions to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WU 1QT PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Penny vine Rptd on Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

By David Ashton. The detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh conclude. 4: The Burning Question An unsolved murder is bringing vigilantes on to the streets and Jean Brash 's house of ill-repute is a particulartarget for the Citizen Volunteer Force. Time is running out for McLevy- unless he finds the killer, mob rule will triumoh and the law will be mocked. Director Patrick Rayner

Contributors

Unknown:
David Ashton.
Unknown:
Victorian Edinburgh
Unknown:
Jean Brash
Director:
Patrick Rayner
McLevy:
Brian Cox
Mistress Jean:
Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland:
Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Tommy:
Liam Brennan
Lt Roach:
David Ashton
Jessie:
Tracy Wiles
Miss Carlisle:
Kananu Kirimi

Broughshane. Chris Baines visits the "garden village of Ulster" to discover how the community has changed, and how the people are shaping their future through flowers. Send your comments or queries to: BBC Natural History Unit. Broadcasting House. Bristol. BS8 2LR E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk Producer Dave Parkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Baines
Producer:
Dave Parkinson

4: Craftwork. By Mary Jones. A fresh slant on the story of Odysseus. Penelope, his wife, left at home while he goes off to fight in the Trojan wars, does far more than just wait. Read by Patricia Hodge. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Jones.
Read By:
Patricia Hodge.

The sharp edge of satire in radio form. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Emma Kennedy
Unknown:
Jon Holmes.
Producer:
Adam Bromley

Jazzer's finding life a struggle.
Written byCarole Simpson Solazzo Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director:
Julie Beckett
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton:
Richard Attlee
Shula:
Judy Bennett
David:
Timothy Bentinck
Ruth:
Felicity Finch
Elizabeth:
Alison Dowling
Julia:
Mary Wimbush
Pat:
Patricia Gallimore
Helen:
Louiza Patikas
Tom:
Tom Graham
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
Debbie:
Tamsin Greig
Peggy:
June Spencer
Sid:
Alan Devereux
Kathy:
Hedil Niklaus
Joe:
Edward Kelsey
Clarrie:
Rosalind Adams
Edward:
Barry Farrimond
Susan:
Charlotte Martin
Emma:
Felicity Jones
Roy:
Ian Pepperell
Tim:
Jay Villlers
Siobhan:
Caroline Lennon
Jolene:
Buffy Davis
Fallon:
Joanna van Kampen
Jazzer:
Ryan Kellv

By Katie Hims. 5: Death or Glory. Maggie, nine months pregnant, tries to find out why her husband left her. But is her relationship somehow linked to the fate of the England team?
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Katie Hims.
Maggie:
Claire Rushbrook
Trevor:
Gerard McDermott

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Sidcot School in North Somerset with a panel including Jonathan Porritt of Forum forthe Future, the shadow Secretary of State for Health Dr Liam Fox MP and the Labour MP for St Helens South, Shaun Woodward.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Jonathan Porritt
Unknown:
Dr Liam Fox
Unknown:
Shaun Woodward
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

Regional Variations (2)

The Friday Play: Milosevic in Black and White

BBC Radio 4 FM

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

The Last of the Old Time Gangsters

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Alistair Cooke considers the life and death of infamous American Mafia boss John Gotti.

Schubert. Humphrey Carpenter invites famous people to nominate great lives for discussion. This week cellist Steven Isserlis looks into the life of composer Franz Schubert , with the help of Professor Brian Newbould , the musicologist who completed
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Producer Mark Smalley

Contributors

Unknown:
Steven Isserlis
Unknown:
Franz Schubert
Unknown:
Brian Newbould
Producer:
Mark Smalley

BBC Radio 4 FM

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More