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Presented by Jenni Murray , who talks to Alice Sebold , author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky, about rape and child murder.
10.45 The Mill on the Ross
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Alice Sebold

Tony Phillips revisits Muslims he interviewed in Hidden Voices ten years ago to find out how their lives have changed. This week he travels back to the Netherlands, where he meets former political science students Fadime and Esme. Today Fadime is a rising star in the Dutch parliament; Esme has changed her name and decided that she no longer needs to wear her headscarf. Producer Tony Phillips

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Phillips
Producer:
Tony Phillips

In the presence of Her Majestythe Queen and members of the Royal Family, the service, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Coronation, is a reflection on that event and its ceremonies of commitment, dedication and service. Taken by the Dean, the Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr , with the choir of Westminster Abbey and organist and master of the choristers James O'Donnell. The commentator is Nicholas Witchell. Producer Philip Billson
The day that changed our lives: page 32

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Wesley Carr
Unknown:
James O'Donnell.
Unknown:
Nicholas Witchell.
Producer:
Philip Billson

By Sarah Woods. A drama-documentary following one day in the life of a Coventry betting shop. What makes people put their hard-earned money on horses and dogs? Do they real ly believe they can beat the bookie? An affectionate and revealing glimpse behind the scenes of a High Street institution that most people know little about.
Songs by Nick Hall and Sarah Woods , performed by Nick Hall and Mark Standbridge
Producer Peter Leslie Wild

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Woods.
Songs By:
Nick Hall
Songs By:
Sarah Woods
Unknown:
Nick Hall
Unknown:
Mark Standbridge
Producer:
Peter Leslie Wild

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Profumo Affair, five stories, each of which ends with the phrase immortalised by Mandy Rice-Davies . 1: Shaft.
Written and read by Ann Enright. Producer Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Mandy Rice-Davies
Read By:
Ann Enright.
Producer:
Peter Everett

The Liverpool council house where Paul McCartney grew up in the 1950s is the setting as Robert Lacey recalls the events that shaped the modern world. 1: A Coalition at War. While American and British forces go to war to bring peace and liberty to a far-off land, a prime minister is in trouble and a tyrant dies.
Producer Felicity Goodall

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul McCartney
Unknown:
Robert Lacey
Producer:
Felicity Goodall

Another edition of the famous "antidote to panel games", from the Civic Theatre in Darlington. Tony Hawks joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volumes 2-6 of I'm Sorry I Haven a Clue are available on CD from 7 July at good retail outlets or from 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

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film Anger Management, a comedy starring Jack Nicholson as a doctor with unusual ideas about the treatment of uncontrollable rage. Producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Jack Nicholson
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

George Eliot's tale of love, rejection and reconciliation, dramatised in 15 parts by Judith Adams.

Maggie Tulliver is a young woman whose aspirations reach beyond her simple rural life and beyond those of her brother Tom. As she grows up, she struggles to find love and fulfilment amid the restrictive conventions of Victorian society.
(Repeat of 10.45am)

Contributors

Author:
George Eliot
Director:
Gaynor MacFarlane
George Eliot:
Deborah Findlay
Bob:
Tom George
Tom:
Tom Goodman-Hill
Maggie:
Jasmine Hyde
Mr Riley:
Paul Jesson
Mrs Tulliver:
Alexandra Mathie
Mr Tulliver:
Malcolm Storry

Bad Bread. White sliced bread is the ultimate British comfort food. But why did we become so fond of something so lacking in taste and dull in its texture? in the first of a new series Chris Bowlby picks up crumbs of information on topics as varied as the creation of the medieval "upper crust" the 1950s government drive for cheap toast, and the British habit of using bread for purposes other than eating. Producer Smita Patel
The best thing since sliced bread?: page 117

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Bowlby
Producer:
Smita Patel

Everwondered what would happen if someone switched off the world? No sight, taste, touch or smell - but what about sound? Kirsten Beasty captures our senses in sound in an aural sandstorm of sensory imagination.
Producer Kirsten Beasty Executive producer Matt Thompson

Contributors

Unknown:
Kirsten Beasty
Producer:
Kirsten Beasty
Producer:
Matt Thompson

Gulls and Galls? Lionel Kelleway investigates the reasons behind the rise of the urban gull population in Britain and forthe decline in numbers at an island gull colony off the coast of California. Meanwhile, Stuart Blackman hunts for galls with a gall wasp scientist to learn about the complex relationship between a gall wasp and its chosen host. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Unknown:
Stuart Blackman
Producer:
Sheena Duncan

By Rose Tremain , abridged in 15 parts by Sally Marmion. Juliet Stevenson begins reading this compelling and compassionate new novel. The year is 1866 and Joseph Blackstone and his new bride Harriet have crossed the world in search of happiness in New Zealand. Producer Di Speirs

Contributors

Unknown:
Rose Tremain
Unknown:
Sally Marmion.
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson

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