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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Roy Jenkins.

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Rebecca Armstrong Shortened PHONE: [number removed] Email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford
Producer:
Rebecca Armstrong

Joe Queenan tells the story of Vaughn Meader whose album of John F Kennedy impressions, The
First Family, sold a million copies a week when it was released in America in 1962 - and what happened to him when tragedy struck.
Producers Hilary Dunn and Linda Begbie

Contributors

Unknown:
Joe Queenan
Unknown:
Vaughn Meader
Unknown:
John F Kennedy
Producers:
Hilary Dunn
Producers:
Linda Begbie

The return of radio's finest weekly topical radio comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy and special guests. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated from Friday

Contributors

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

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair at Yarm School in Teeside with a panel which includes 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

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] or email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk
Producer Victoria Wakely

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Victoria Wakely

By Harold Pinter. Another chance to hear this 1970 production from the BBC archives as part of the Harold Pinter season.
Director Charles Lefeaux

Contributors

Unknown:
Harold Pinter.
Unknown:
Harold Pinter
Director:
Charles Lefeaux
Narrator:
John Gabriel
Meg:
Sylvia Coleridge
Petey:
Cyril Shaps
Stanley:
John Hollls
Lulu:
Barbara Mitchell
Goldberg:
Lee Montagu
McCann:
Norman Rodway

Joe Cornish profiles director Takashi Miike , the one-man Japanese film industry who makes three films a year, including Audition, which scared the life out of British audiences recently. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Joe Cornish
Director:
Takashi Miike
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

The Imperial War Museum in London has mounted the largest ever exhibition of the life and work of the First World War poets, including the only surviving manuscript page from Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That. Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their response to Anthem for Doomed Youth, as well as the rest of the week's cultural highlights, including a major solo exhibition by Douglas Gordon , the artist who brought us 24-Hour Psycho. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Douglas Gordon
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

Three talks by Thomas Lynch. 2: The Same but Different. Michigan poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch returns to the cottage in West Clare left behind during the Irish famine by another Thomas Lynch , his great-great-great-grandfather. Producer Kate McAII Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Lynch.
Unknown:
Thomas Lynch
Unknown:
Thomas Lynch
Producer:
Kate McAii

During the last century, towns such as Scunthorpe, Sheffield, PortTalbot and Consett provided Britain with steel and iron, the basic raw materials without which ships, railways, girders, cars, armaments, and machines of all sorts cannot be manufactured. Martin Wainwright examines how life has changed in towns like these, where whole communities came to rely on the making of metal from the most basic raw material- iron ore. Producer Bob Dickinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Wainwright
Producer:
Bob Dickinson

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised in four episodes by Melissa Murray.
In one of his most famous and personal novels, Dostoyevsky portrays the vivid inner life of Prince Myshkin, who has returned from years abroad spent trying to treat his epilepsy. Living under the shadow of this unpredictable illness, it takes courage for him to reintroduce himself into Russian society. On the long train journey home, he first learns the story of a woman who will dominate his life from now on.
Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Author:
Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Dramatised by:
Melissa Murray
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Prince Myshkin:
Paul Rhys
Rogozhin:
Roger Allam
Ganya:
Alex Jennings
Nastasya:
Lia Williams
GenYepanchin:
David Swift
Gen Ivolgin:
Stephen Moore
Lebedev:
Gerard McDermott
MrsYepanchin:
Paula Jacobs
Aglaya:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kolya:
Carl Prekopp
Varya:
Jemma Churchill
Concierge:
Martin Hyder

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Producer David Coomes Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Producer:
David Coomes

The first round in the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with contestants from the west of England. The chairman is Robert Robinson. The contestants are Peter Van Dyk , a businessman, Robert Edwards , a retired Royal Marines officer,
Leslie Harris , a retired civil servant and Ivor Watts , a retired British Council officer.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson.
Unknown:
Peter van Dyk
Unknown:
Robert Edwards
Unknown:
Leslie Harris
Unknown:
Ivor Watts
Producer:
Richard Edis

Roger McGough presents the poetry request programme, which this week is devoted to the verse of Christina Rossetti and includes a reading of Goblin Market, a long poem which tells the story of two sisters' dark encounters with a magical underworld. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Christina Rossetti
Producer:
Paul Dodgson

Written and read in ten parts by Alan Bennett.
With customary wryness, Alan Bennett reminisces about growing up in Leeds. 3: An Ideal Home Music by George Fenton Producer Mary Kalemkerian
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on audio cassette and compact disc. Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Bennett.
Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Music By:
George Fenton
Producer:
Mary Kalemkerian

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