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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Tom Butler.

Far from being a modern phenomenon, garden makeovers were very much in vogue in the 18th century, especially at Painshill, Surrey. Here, Jonathan Freedland meets garden designer Diarmuid Gavin to find out about Charles Hamilton, whose vision included paying a hermit to live in the garden "looking picturesque". Unfortunately, Hamilton's living gnome had other ideas.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jonathan Freedland
Guest:
Diarmuid Gavin
Producer:
Jane Ray

Claudia Hammond examines fingers-five clues to ourgenetic inheritance, ourcultural provenance and our psychological state. 3: The Middle Finger
Our longest finger is the most vulnerable, but like all fingers, it gives doctors vital clues to our health. Producer Marya Burgess

Contributors

Unknown:
Claudia Hammond
Producer:
Marya Burgess

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Elizabeth and Mary -Cousins, Rivals, Queens

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. 0 Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High! (Gonfalon Royal).
Matthew 26, w47-56. Jesu, Grant Me This I Pray (Gibbons). When My Love for Christ Grows Weak (Vienna). Director of music Ian Tracey.

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken Riley.
Music:
Ian Tracey.

Tony Mudakikwa is the chief vet at the world's most unusual animal hospital, the mountain gorilla veterinary centre in Rwanda. His patients are at risk from the diseases that curious tourists bring to the forests. Butjust how do you protect a fully grown silverback gorilla from measles or influenza? Producer Jim Clarke

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Mudakikwa
Producer:
Jim Clarke

A series about husband-and-wife double acts in American entertainment. 2:Jim and Marian Jordan Jim and Marian were better known as cult duo Fibber McGee and Molly. They were the only comedy couple to present a hard and realistic view of life in the Midwest. Janice Jordan, theirgranddaughter, reveals how their rise to fame very nearly didn't happen. Producer Elizabeth Freestone

Contributors

Unknown:
Fibber McGee
Producer:
Elizabeth Freestone

By Jimmie Chinn , starring Bernard Cribbins and Roy Barraciough. Dark family secrets have led to murder - or have they? Has Stan killed his long lost brother? What else may be revealed and who is the next victim?
Director Martin Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmie Chinn
Unknown:
Bernard Cribbins
Unknown:
Roy Barraciough.
Director:
Martin Jenkins
Stan:
Bernard Cribbins
Beryl:
Joan Kempson
Charlie:
Roy Barraclough

Sue Cook returns with a new series of the programme that examines historical queries. If there is a local legend, a quirk of history, or if you can help with another listeners' query, then contact the programme at [address removed]oremailatmaking.history@bbc.co.uk. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick

Contributors

Producers:
Ivan Howlett
Producers:
Nick Patrick

2: Guatemala Moon by Clare Bayley. Oswaldo longs to go to the Moon. Orphaned by Guatemalan rebels, he has had to learn to fend for himself while his dreams go forgotten. Read by Bruno Lastra. Fordetails see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Clare Bayley.
Read By:
Bruno Lastra.

Rosie Boycott and guests novelist Helen Dunmore and actress Diana Quick recommend their favourite books, including Treasure Islandby Robert Louis
Stevenson, Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys and In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of a Lost WarbyTobias Wolff. Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated on Sunday at llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Boycott
Unknown:
Helen Dunmore
Unknown:
Islandby Robert Louis
Unknown:
Jean Rhys
Unknown:
Warbytobias Wolff.

In the first of three programmes Michael Grade talks about his family and his work and gives us an agent's-eye view of entertainers Spike Milligan , Morecambe and Wise, Larry Grayson , Harry Worth and others. Producer Jayne Gibson

Contributors

Talks:
Michael Grade
Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
Larry Grayson
Unknown:
Harry Worth
Producer:
Jayne Gibson

For many of the one million Britons of Indian origin, the caste system continues to exert a powerful influence. Naresh Puri hears from some of the estimated 20,000 "untouchables" living in Britain and from those who still believe in the virtues of caste. He finds out whether the caste tradition can merge with a modern British identity. Producer Aasiya Lodhi Repeated Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Naresh Puri
Producer:
Aasiya Lodhi

Brain surgery to treat people with psychiatric illness was virtually abandoned 50 years ago overthe abuse of lobotomies. But recent progress in neuroscience is igniting renewed interest in this field. Graham Easton explores the science and ethics of operating on the brain.
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Graham Easton
Producer:
Beth Eastwood

The first part of Rene Basilico's two-part adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's comic picture of municipal sleaze and corruption in 19th-century Russia.The concluding part can be heard at the same time next week.

Contributors

Author:
Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by:
Rene Basilico
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson
Khlestakov:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Osip:
Trevor Peacock
Mayor:
Bill Wallls
Postmaster:
Andrew Dunn
Judge:
David Gant
Charity commissioner:
Milton Johns
School Inspector:
Boris Isarov
Dobchinksy:
John Webb
Bobchinksy:
Sidney Kean
Mishka/Waiter:
Stephen Ventuar

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