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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Huw Spanner.

With Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: A Whistling Woman Part 15 of this week's drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Martha Kearney.
Editor:
Jill Burridge

James Maw asks 92-year-old explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger about his remarkable life. With archive recordings and contributions from friends and colleagues, including his biographer Alex Maitland and fellow travel writer Colin Thubron.
Producer Rob Ketteridge

Contributors

Unknown:
Wilfred Thesiger
Unknown:
Alex Maitland
Unknown:
Colin Thubron.
Producer:
Rob Ketteridge

The second series of Jim Sweeney's comedy-drama, examining the differing lives of three sets of friends.
Billy is determined to hold onto his youth, foolishly meeting a fellow Prisoner fan he's contacted on the web.

Contributors

Writer:
Jim Sweeney
Producer:
Steve Doherty
Patrick:
Jim Sweeney
Helen:
Cathryn Harrison
Billy:
Steve Steen
Moira:
Sadie Shimmin
Joe:
Stephen Frost
Maria:
Flaminia Cinque
Charlie:
Izzy de Rosario

Roger Bolton rifles through BBC Radio's mailbag. To air your views on what you've heard on BBC Radio, write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT, phone: [number removed], fax: [number removed], or email: feedback@bbc.co.uk
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated Sunday 8pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton
Producer:
Margaret Budy

By Juliet Ace. More about Mattie Jones 's childhood in South Wales. It is 1953 and 15-year-old Mattie has to spend her Saturdays cooking for her grandfather and her blind aunt, Catherine Jane , but making pastry is not the only challenge she has to face.
Director Gilly Adams

Contributors

Unknown:
Juliet Ace.
Unknown:
Mattie Jones
Unknown:
Catherine Jane
Director:
Gilly Adams
Young Mattie:
Mali Harries
Older Mattie:
Jennifer Hill
Catherine Jane:
Sharon Morgan
Dadda:
Howell Evans
Merle:
Elry Thomas

5: Thornton vAshford, a Case of Double Jeopardy. It has not been possible to try someone twice for the same crime for 800 years. However, in 1817 Abraham Thornton of Castle Bromwich was taken to court not once but twice forthe same murder. Deborah Bull finds out what happened and whether there are lessons to be learned today? Producer Neil George

Contributors

Unknown:
Abraham Thornton
Unknown:
Deborah Bull
Producer:
Neil George

Sabre Rattling. With military noises off and memories of the Cuban missile crisis about to be revived, Michael Rosen examines the metaphorical language of the international standoff, in the last of the current series. Producer Mark Burman Rptd Sun 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen
Producer:
Mark Burman

More from the topical comedy and satirical show, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes of this comedy are available on audio cassette and CDfrom www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]

Contributors

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

Joe's got high hopes.
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Louise Gifford
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to[address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Adrian Flynn
Director:
Louise Gifford
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Kenton:
Richard Attlee
Shula:
Judy Bennett
David:
Timothy Bentinck
Ruth:
Felicity Finch
Nigel:
Graham Seed
Elizabeth:
Alison Dowling
Tony:
Colin Skipp
Pat:
Patricia Galllmore
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
George:
Graham Roberts
Jack:
Arnold Peters
Sid:
Alan Devereux
Jolene:
Buffy Davis
Kathy:
Hedll Niklaus
Joe:
Edward Kelsey
Clarrie:
Rosalind Adams
Edward:
Barry Farrimond
Usha:
Souad Faress
Bert:
Eric Allan
Siobhan:
Caroline Lennon
Oliver:
Michael Cochrane
Chaba:
Mate Haumann

Francine Stock meets Will Self, whose new novel reworks Oscar Wilde 's The Picture of Dorian Gray , and is set amidstthe Aids crisis of the 1980s and 90'S. Producer Angharad Law

Contributors

Unknown:
Francine Stock
Unknown:
Oscar Wilde
Unknown:
Dorian Gray

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Swindon in Wiltshire puts questions on topical issues to a panel including Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal Democrat spokesman on foreign affairs, and The Times columnist Simon Jenkins.
Producer Victoria Wakely

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Simon Jenkins
Producer:
Victoria Wakely

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Alistair Cooke ponders names - the names of hurricanes, black Christian names and biblical names, as well as phonetics and the recital alphabet.

Fashionable Opinions. Matthew Parris invites Irish novelist Anne Enright and journalist Bill Hagertyto considerthe subject of the week. Producer Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Parris
Unknown:
Anne Enright
Unknown:
Bill Hagertyto
Producer:
Peter Everett

Sent to Coventry The phrase "sent to Coventry" originates from the English Civil War, when royalist prisoners held in the city were shunned by the local population. Today, Coventry's image has taken something of a battering. Going there is still regarded as a punishment by many people, who find little to attract them to a city once dubbed "dead after dark".
Producer Mandy de Souza

Contributors

Producer:
Mandy de Souza

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