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With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.25 Sports News
8.45 Yesterday In Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Dr Leslie Griffiths.

India v Pakistan
Commentary from Centurion Park by Henry Blofeld , Simon Mann and Johnny Saunders , with expert comments from Vic Marks and Jeff Thomson.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Blofeld
Unknown:
Simon Mann
Unknown:
Johnny Saunders
Unknown:
Vic Marks
Unknown:
Jeff Thomson.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

Tough bough, cough and dough: Dr Johnson devised these spellings in 1755, butwith the increase in text messaging and email shorthand, Martin Wainwright asks whether it is time to relax our attitude to spelling. Contributors include self-confessed bad speller, the author Beryl Bainbridge. Producers Erika Wright and Anna Buckley

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Wainwright
Unknown:
Beryl Bainbridge.
Producers:
Erika Wright
Producers:
Anna Buckley

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Francis Wheen and Fred MacAulay. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Fred MacAulay.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Royal National College forthe Blind, Hereford, with a panel including the Home Secretary David Blunkett , the shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin , AN Wilson , columnist for the London Evening Standard and the film and theatre director Jude Kelly. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
David Blunkett
Unknown:
Oliver Letwin
Unknown:
An Wilson
Director:
Jude Kelly.

Margaret Tyzack stars as Freddie Wentworth, the eccentric head of the Temple Stage School, training children for everything from Shakespeare to panto. Penelope Fitzgerald's comic novel, set in the 1960s, is a love story for anyone who has ever acted a little or pretended to be what they are not. Dramatised by Michael Butt.

Contributors

Author:
Penelope Fitzgerald
Dramatised by:
Michael Butt
Director:
Claire Grove
Freddie:
Margaret Tyzack
Miss Blewett:
Dinah Stabb
Hannah:
Laura Doddington
Pierce:
Lloyd Hutchinson
Oliver:
Philip Jackson
Boney:
Nick Boulton
Mattie:
Rory Copus
Jonathan:
Alex Green
Joybelle:
Candice Davies

Valentine Cunningham concludes his journey in search of the legacy of Nonconformist Britain.

A look at the influence of Nonconformism on civic improvement, including the work of penal reformers - Elizabeth Fry and John Howard and the philanthropy of John Passmore Edwards.

Contributors

Presenter:
Valentine Cunningham
Producer:
Robyn Read

Joe Cornish talks to director Todd Haynes about his film Far from Heaven, a pastiche of the Douglas Sirk weepies of the 1950s. Plus there's a quick word from Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, stars of Analyse That.

Contributors

Talks:
Joe Cornish
Director:
Todd Haynes
Unknown:
Douglas Sirk
Unknown:
Billy Crystal
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Michael Richards created one of television's zaniest comic characters, Cosmo Kramer, the eccentric, wire-haired neighbour in Seinfeld. But how well suited is he for the role of the psychotic mass murderer, Jonathan Brewster, in a new production of the classic black farce Arsenic and Old Lace? Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on that as well as the new Spike Jonze film, Adaptation.

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Sutcliffe
Producer:
Mohini Patel

Like his predecessor Ivan the Terrible, Stalin held on to power with a reign of terror. As with many tyrants, he also projected an image of the "great teacher" so that when he died on 5 March 1953 the nation went into genuine shock and mourning. Searching the BBC and the former Communist archives, Jim Riordan uncovers the witnesses who experienced Stalin's rule first-hand and examines how Stalin kept his powerful hold on the USSR for 25 years.

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim Riordan
Producer:
Alison Vernon-Smith

The first of a two-part drama about the destiny of two sisters, separated by class and colour in a small Southern community in 1890s America. Set against a background of racial tension, this epic novel by Charles W Chesnutt is adapted in two parts by Cheryl Martin. The drama concludes tomorrow at 3pm (). Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from Sunday 3pm

Contributors

Novel By:
Charles W Chesnutt
Unknown:
Cheryl Martin.
Director:
Pam Fraser Solomon
Janet:
Phyllcla Rashad
Olivia:
Carrie Preston
Dr Miller:
Wendell Pierce
Maj Carteret:
Pj Benjamin
Gail:
Uzan Mitchell
Mr Delamere:
John Cullum
Aunt Polly:
Lois Smith
Mr Ellis:
Michael Emerson
Dr Price:
Beau Gravrtte
Josh:
Seth Gillam
Tom:
Seth Gillam
McBane:
Mark Redfield
Effie:
Michelle Robinson
Martha:
Michelle Robinson
Sandy:
Willis Burke Ii

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral questions behind one of the week's news stories. Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Melanie Phillips cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips

PoetJackie Kay presents the first in a series on poetry and place from Dove Cottage in Grasmere, with Robert Woof , director of the Wordsworth Trust, poet-in-residence Paul Farley and readings of Wordsworth. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Poetjackie Kay
Unknown:
Robert Woof
Unknown:
Paul Farley

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