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With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
James Jones.

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Game of Love in Momington Crescent Part 5 of this week's drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Editor:
Jill Burridge

Neon has nocturnally splashed the "American dream" across the USA since it first arrived in Los Angeles in the 1920s. It's had grand premieres and x-rated moments, but is this blazing light that graces the exteriors of buildings a piece of kitsch or a flash of inspiration from a bygone age? Ian Peacock journeys from LA to New York and traces neon's extraordinary history, which culminates in the animated "spectaculars" of Times Square and as a surprising tool for urban renewal.

Tripping the Light Fantastic 11.00am R4
Prepare to suspend your disbelief when I tell you that this is a dazzling, colourful programme about the history of neon light in America... on the radio. Ian Peacock paints a perfectly clear picture of the glassbenders who draw with light, the bright glows of phosphorescent powders in a palette of 150 colours and the greatest neon-fest of them all - Times Square. Get ready to hear the light! (Jane Anderson)

Contributors

Presenter:
Ian Peacock
Producer:
Adrian Washbourne

Comedy drama written by and starring Lynn Ferguson. 1: Re-instatement. As the first ferry of the holiday season chugs into the terminal a familiar figure stands aboard. Irene Bruce is back. In a community where no one agrees, modernisation is a dirty word and the smallest event is of immense importance. Irene wonders why she ever came back when she spent a lifetime trying to escape.
Producer Lucy Bacon

Contributors

Unknown:
Lynn Ferguson.
Unknown:
Irene Bruce
Producer:
Lucy Bacon
Irene:
Lynn Ferguson
Agnes:
Janet Brown
Moira:
Janet Brown
Alberto:
Lewis MacLeod
Dr Hume:
Lewis MacLeod
Ferryman:
Lewis MacLeod
Minister:
Robert Paterson
Bob:
Robert Paterson
Ena:
Gabriel Quigley
Bunty:
Gabriel Quigley
Kenneth:
Dougle MacGoogan

Roger Bolton rifles through the mailbagto find your opinions. To airyourviews 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 Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

By Mervyn Stutter. Copeland Spode has been marooned on a desert island with his ukelele since 1939. But now one man has made it his mission to rescue him.
All other parts played by Martin Hyder Music written and performed by Mervyn Stutter Producer Sally Avens

Contributors

Unknown:
Mervyn Stutter.
Played By:
Martin Hyder Music
Unknown:
Mervyn Stutter
Producer:
Sally Avens
Copeland:
Mervyn Stutter
Norman:
Roger Lloyd-Pack
Gabriel:
Martin Hyder
Captain:
Martin Hyder

4: Working in Hope Street. Hope Street is an appropriate address for an organisation that has found successful careers for a woman who left school at 16 to have a baby, another who had part-time jobs for 20 years and a cleaner who exchanged her mop for a pen and became a primary school teacher. Steve Chalke meets the founder of the Women's Technology and Education Centre at
Blackburne House in Liverpool. Producer Sandra Sykes

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Chalke
Producer:
Sandra Sykes

The return of radio'sfinest weekly topical radio comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and special guests. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Producer:
Simon Nicholls

Kenton is in big trouble.
Written by Nawal Gadalla Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Nawal Gadalla
Director:
Julie Beckett
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Kenton:
Richard Attlee
David:
Timothy Bentinck
Ruth:
Felicity Finch
Elizabeth:
Alison Dowling
Julia:
Mary Wimbush
Pat:
Patricia Gallimore
Tom:
Tom Graham
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
Simon:
Garrick Hagon
Debbie:
Tamsin Greig
Peggy:
June Spencer
Kathy:
Hedli Nlklaus
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
William:
Phillip Molloy
Mike:
Terry Molloy
Betty:
Pamela Craig
Roy:
Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus:
Margot Boyd
Lynda:
Carole Boyd
Usha:
Souad Faress
Bert:
Eric Allan
Greg:
Marc Finn
Siobhan:
Caroline Lennon
Kirsty:
Annabelle Dowter
Heather:
Joyce Gibbs
Chaba:
Mate Haumann

ByOlwen Wymark. 5: Edie and Dot. Dot comes to help Edie scatter the ashes of her father in Regent's Park-for which they don't have permission. Edie has spent her life caring for herfather, and she tries to decide whether the sacrifice was worth it and, with the help of the east European taxi driver Ivan, how strong love is. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Edie:
Marcia Warren
Dot:
Avril Elgar
Ivan:
Ewan Bailey
Student:
Marcus D'Amico

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair at Yarm School in Teeside with a panel including the scientist and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Joan Walmsley, and the writer Bea Campbell.
Producer Victoria Wakely

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Baroness Joan Walmsley
Unknown:
Bea Campbell
Producer:
Victoria Wakely

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 15 minutes

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Alistair Cooke recalls his very odd introduction to American politics; explains why Boston's top politicians have always been Irish and why all politics is really local.

Writer and broadcaster Darcus Howe nominates for discussion the life of his uncle, the Trinidadian sportsman and revolutionary, CLR James (1901-89). James was a complex figure who wrote with equal insight about cricket, black history and Marxist theory. With biographer Farrukh Dhondy. Presented by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Darcus Howe
Unknown:
Farrukh Dhondy.
Presented By:
Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer:
Peter Everett

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