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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
John Bell.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Time Out of Mind: 4

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Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. Light's Glittering Morn (Easter Song). Luke 24, w36-46. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford Davies ). The Servant King(Kendrick). Director of music Richard Tanner.

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev Ernest Rea.
Unknown:
Walford Davies
Music:
Richard Tanner.

Libya. For many years Libya has been shunned for supporting terrorist groups. Inside the country, ordinary Libyans have been left to the whims of Colonel Gadaffi's personal brand of revolutionary socialism. However, there are signs that this closely controlled society is opening up. But can we really believe that Gadaffi is about to change? Rosie Goldsmith finds out what life is like in this North
African pariah state.
Producer Annette MacKenzie Editor Hugh Levinson RptdMon 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Annette MacKenzie
Editor:
Hugh Levinson Rptdmon

A new series that looks at the passion and history of dance. 1: Jive. In the 1920s the lindy hop, as it was first known, exploded on to the Harlem scene. Dancer Frankie Manning and historian Terry Monaghan tell the foot-tapping story of jive. Producer Sara Conkey

Contributors

Unknown:
Frankie Manning
Unknown:
Terry Monaghan
Producer:
Sara Conkey

Based on a short story by Charles Dickens, adapted for radio by Michael Eaton and starring Paul Scofield , David Warner and Gemma Jones.
This is a story of a man writing about his unfulfilled life and getting it all wrong in the telling; of a boy who tries to become an irreproachable young man but who somehow fails to escape his past.

Contributors

Author:
Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio by:
Michael Eaton
Music:
John Tarns
Director:
Sebastian Graham-Jones
George (narrator):
Paul Scofield
George (student):
Alan Cox
George (boy):
Aaron Johnson
Mother/Lady Fareway:
Gemma Jones
Father/The Dean:
John Normington
Bro Hawkyard:
David Warner
Bro Gimblet:
John Tams
Silvia/Adelane:
Katherine Heath
Granville and crowd:
Guy Lankester

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving show that helps provide answers to those irritating questions from everyday life. PHONE: [number removed] oremailquestions.questions@bbc.co.uk. Producer Joanne Coombs

Contributors

Unknown:
Stewart Henderson
Producer:
Joanne Coombs

4: Swallows. By Catherine Mant. A maid sets her cap at a dashing stable lad but her attempts at assignations are interrupted. Read by Emily Chennery. Producer Sara Benaim

Contributors

Unknown:
Catherine Mant.
Read By:
Emily Chennery.
Producer:
Sara Benaim

4: Father Nzamujo is redefining Africa's view of itself. At his Songhai Centre in Benin, he is using solar-powered internet to spread knowledge. This leap in development and technology will, Father Nzamujo believes, free up Africa to become a player in the modern world. For details see Monday

Mariella Frostrup talks to the writer Mark Haddon about his fictional creation, a 15-year-old detective with Asperger's syndrome. Plus, the Open Book's guide to the fiction and poetry of Margaret Atwood. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

Contributors

Talks:
Mariella Frostrup
Unknown:
Mark Haddon
Unknown:
Margaret Atwood.

May Day is associated with maypoles and folk rituals, but is there any science to be found in folklore? Quentin Cooper looks at archaeoastronomy, the study of the astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies and religions of all ancient cultures Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Sarah Empey

As an introduction to a new series, another chance to hearthe second episode from the previous run of Vicki Pepperdine and Mel Hudson 's variety-meets-sitcom sketch show formula. Including such characters as elderly standup comedienne Edie Trinder and the Goatee Beard Men. Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
Producers Helen Williams and Claire Jones

Contributors

Unknown:
Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown:
Mel Hudson
Unknown:
Edie Trinder
Unknown:
Mel Hudson
Unknown:
Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown:
Martin Hyder
Unknown:
Jim North.
Producers:
Helen Williams
Producers:
Claire Jones

As the Bradford Bulls return to their newly refurbished stadium, this programme examines the club's plans for the future, including hopes that more Asians can be encouraged to take up the game of rugby. Producer Sue Mitchell

Contributors

Producer:
Sue Mitchell

European hopes for a common foreign and security policy have suffered their worst blow as a result of the Anglo-American war against Iraq and Franco-German opposition to it. Is it time for Europe's pro- and anti-Atlanticists to go their separate ways? Bruce Clark weighs the costs of a split and asks if a reconciliation based on long-term common interests is still achievable.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Reporter:
Bruce Clark
Editor:
Nicola Meyrick

What Lies Beneath? We're no better at predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions than the ancient Greeks. Tom Feilden meets the scientists who plan to change that. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Feilden
Producer:
Martin Poyntz-Roberts

A series of three Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross.
2: Olalla. By Robert Louis Stevenson.
During the Peninsular War in Spain a wounded Scottish soldier is sent to stay in a remote house in the hills. The soldier falls in love with the daughter of the house, but the family harbours a terrible secret.
Director Bruce Young

Contributors

Writer:
Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatised By:
Marty Ross
Director:
Bruce Young
Alec:
Paul Blair
Olalla:
Roxanna Pope
Felipe:
Richard Conlon
Senora:
Carol Ann Crawford
Carrido:
Richard Greenwood
Padre:
Simon Tait

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