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Roger Bolton with religious and ethical perspectives on the stories of the week.
Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton
Producer:
Amanda Hancox

Lord Weatherill, former Speaker of the House of Commons, presents an appeal on behalf of the Graham Layton Trust [address removed], Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Graham Layton
Producer:
Sally Flatman

All the People Rejoiced. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation from
St George's Church, London. With Andrew Green and the Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr. Dean of Westminster. Director of music Simon Williams. Producer Stephen Shipley EMAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk The day that changed our lives: page 32

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Green
Unknown:
Dr Wesley Carr.
Music:
Simon Williams.
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

The famous "antidote to panel games begins a new series from the Civic Theatre. Darlington, where Tony Hawks joins Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor , with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton

Milk. is the low price of a pint of milk costing us our dairy industry? Sheila Dillon investigates the future of the British dairyfarm.
Producer Rebecca Moore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Dillon
Producer:
Rebecca Moore

Another chance to hear two programmes charting a year in the life of that ubiquitous urban feature, the park. This portrait was built up over the course of a year from the funny, exotic and erotic stories to be found among the trees and flowers. 1: Summer Jazz and Conkers. As summer turns to autumn, Keith carves Lin's name on a tree and a tragic love story begins. Producers Simon Elmes and Sara Parker

Contributors

Producers:
Simon Elmes
Producers:
Sara Parker

In the first of five programmes Lucinda Lambton finds some magical sights in unlikely places.
1: The Kedermister Library. Concealed inside the walls of a church in Slough is a gorgeously decorated Jacobean library. Producer Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Lucinda Lambton
Producer:
Peter Everett

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English establishment continues with further books from the series, dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. Starring David Haig.

Lewis gets involved in the race for the atom bomb.

(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)

Contributors

Author:
C.P. Snow
Dramatised by:
Jonathan Holloway
Producer:
Sally Avens
Producer:
Jeremy Howe
Lewis:
David Haig
Walter:
Jeremy Swift
Martin:
Tim McInnerny
Sawbridge:
Adrian Scarborough
Sir Hector:
John Carlisle
Irene:
Claire Skinner
Capt Smith:
Sean Baker
Edgar:
Andrew Wincott
Rubin:
Rolf Saxon

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the coronation, Julian Glover , Isla Blair and Stefan Bednarczyk perform poems from Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon 's anthology Kings and Queens- an irreverent but accurate history of English monarchs. Anne Harvey reveals how it shaped the lives of eminent historians and still influences young minds today.
Producer Julian May Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm The day that changed our lives: page 32

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Glover
Unknown:
Isla Blair
Unknown:
Stefan Bednarczyk
Unknown:
Herbert Farjeon
Unknown:
Anne Harvey

The Government has invested hundreds of millions of pounds in the reform of cancer services. So why are doctors still saying there's been no improvement in treatment? Julian O'Halloran reports. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran

The first of three postcards in which anthropologist Nigel Barley explores the idea of the exotic, beginning with the coconut and how it has become a repository of some of our most cherished and romantic ideas about the world.
Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated on Saturday at 7.45

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Barley
Producer:
Daniel Tetlow

Quentin Cooper presents a selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] EMAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Kate Murphy

Barney Harwood sends two Go 4 It reporters off to Wales to check out the Hay Book Festival. Plus the fifth episode of Neil Arskey 's Brooksie, read by Ralph Little. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Barney Harwood
Unknown:
Neil Arskey
Read By:
Ralph Little.

3: William and the Begging Letter. A chance visitorto the Brown household cracks open one of the mysteries of the financial world, with a startling impact on the love life of William's older brother.
Richmal Crompton 's story is told by Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin

Contributors

Unknown:
Richmal Crompton
Told By:
Martin Jarvis.

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday Letters: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London. W1A 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

Another chance to hear two programmes in which John Sergeant rummages through the archives of political comedy. 1: And I Look Up to Him. The 1960s saw an explosion of political comedy, yet in the 1970s it almost disappeared - why? John Sergeant explores how political comedy is unique to the social and political conditions of its time and talks to
Ian Hislop about what effect satire has - or hasn't- had. Producer Graham Frost

Contributors

Unknown:
John Sergeant
Unknown:
Ian Hislop
Producer:
Graham Frost

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Strictly
Speaking. Christopher Silvester investigates the secret world of political speech writing and reveals the real stories behind key speeches of recent times. Editor John Evans Strictly Speaking repeated Wednesday 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown:
Christopher Silvester
Editor:
John Evans

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More