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Barry Humphries is rarely seen as himself. At last, here he is in his own voice, reading all this week from his finely written and funny new autobiography.
1: He evokes the Melbourne of his youth, and flashes forward to the dangers of celebrity in Australia. Producer Ned Chaillet Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Humphries

5: Oxford. Only in Oxford would an institution founded in 1379 be called New College. Julian Richards peers into the medieval mistto discern the origins of Oxford University in the Black Death. There he fingers the scorch marks left in 1555 by the burning of the Protestant Martyrs and traces the enmity of Town and Gown back to the Civi War. Producer Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Richards
Producer:
Peter Everett

Another yarn about Scotland's most celebrated doctor, in Sue Rodwell's new dramatisations of A.J. Cronin's comic stories.
When scarlet fever hits Levenford, Finlay tries his hand at being a private detective - with disastrous results.
Producers Jeremy Howe and Viv Beeby
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Adventures of a Black Bag, a six-part dramatisation of the first series, is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or [wed address removed] Call [number removed]

Contributors

Author:
A.J. Cronin
Dramatised by:
Sue Rodwell
Producer:
Jeremy Howe
Producer:
Viv Beeby
Dr Finlay:
John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron:
Brian Pettifer
Janet:
Celia Imrie
Mrs Prentice:
Sharon Maharaj
Hendry:
John McGlynn
Jeanie:
Tracy Wiles
DrSnoddie:
David McKail

Is it betterto have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? The first of five stories about the bitterness of love, by Amanda Smyth and Hanan al-Shaykh. 1. Waiting. By Amanda Smyth. Secret love is the sweetest thing, but sometimes a girl Wants more. Producer Lisa Osborne

Contributors

Unknown:
Amanda Smyth
Unknown:
Amanda Smyth.
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

A five-part series exploring the history, mythology, science and politics of blood. 1: Blood Magic
Graeme Garden explores the myths and symbolism behind blood, from the Druids and Ancient Egyptians to the Victorians, and South American cultures such as the Maya and the Aztecs. Producer Martin Kurzik Liquid Assets: page 44

Contributors

Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Producer:
Martin Kurzik

The panel-based entertainment show comes from the Grand Theatre Blackpool, where Tony Hawks joins regularteam members Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , with chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this series is available on five volumes of audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

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

ByMarjorie Hillis. Mary Cutler 's witty and imaginative five-part dramatisation of the 1935 bestseller. It's the story of Marjorie, who's single and writing the book with the assistance of Sylvia, whose husband died in the war, and Judith, who is committed to the women's movement. They have to cope with the interference of Frank, who dotes on Marjorie and has hopes for happiness;after all, he's got money already. Part 1.
Director Chris Wallis Repeat of 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Bymarjorie Hillis.
Unknown:
Mary Cutler
Director:
Chris Wallis
Marjorie:
Serena Evans
Judith:
Cella Imrle
Sylvia:
Haydn Gwynne
Frank:
Robert Daws
Miss Stark:
Alison Carney

Alex Kirby meets the Church of England's new recruits as they take their first tentative steps into a demanding and sometimes hostile world. The first of two progammes reveals how new priests are selected and follows successful applicants as they complete theirtraining and prepare to put on their dog-collars. Are they ready? Producer Brian King

Contributors

Unknown:
Alex Kirby

Thailand. The Thais are paying a terrible price for their growing addiction to a synthetic form of speed called methamphetamine, known locally as yaa baa or "crazy medicine". Olenka Frenkiel joins the patrols that are trying to stop the drug traffickers from crossing the borderwith Burma. She visits army boot camps for convicted addicts and discovers that hundreds of Buddhist monks have been enlisted to fight this menace.
Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Olenka Frenkiel

How happy is a chicken? And how can you tell? The welfare of chickens grown for meat is the main focus of pressure to change this highly sophisticated industry in the future, but how do you do it and how much will it cost? Sue Broom looks at a range of research from aromatherapy to genetic manipulation.
Producer Deborah Cohen
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Producer:
Deborah Cohen

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