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With-Profits Woes. "With-profits" investments are the driving force behind our pensions, endowment mortgages and savings plans, but how many of us actually understand how they work and if we did, would we still want them? Listener Alison Clarke joins Lesley Curwen to investigate. Producer Jessica Dunbar at 3.00pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Clarke
Unknown:
Lesley Curwen
Producer:
Jessica Dunbar

The fourth of six debates, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience. 4: "It doesn't matter if children ignore books by dead writers." From the University of Surrey at Roehampton, London. Listeners can also vote by phone and email their comments. To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] (Lines open until 2.20pm. Maximum call cost lOp.) Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke

By Mahesh Dattani. When Bangalore private detective Uma Rao attends a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream she finds herself caught up in another story of mystery and murder- with a very particular Indian flavour. Producer/director Marc Beeby

Contributors

Writer:
Mahesh Dattani.
Director:
Marc Beeby
Uma Rao:
Priyanga Elan
Suresh:
Ajay Chhabra
Nila:
Souad Faress
Feroz:
Akbar Kurtha
Malik:
Kaleem Janjua
Liam:
Gerard McDermott
Michael:
Stephen Critchlow

Every year hundreds of people take to the Scottish hills in an attempt to reach the summits of the mountains higher than 3,000 feet, known as Munros. Mark Stephen meets some of the early Munroists and hears about the challenges they faced more than 50 years ago. Producer Caroline Barbour

Contributors

Unknown:
Munros. Mark Stephen
Producer:
Caroline Barbour

Jim White talks to French film director Francois Ozon about murder, heat and mystery in his new film Swimming Pool, starring Charlotte Rampling. Plus a look at the con artist on film.

(FM only)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jim White
Interviewee:
Francois Ozon
Producer:
Sally Spurring

In a special edition from the Edinburgh Festival, Tom Morris is joined by Piers Plowright , Denise Mina and Susannah Clapp to discuss the cultural highlights of the week, including Ewan MacGregor 's new film,
YoungAdam, Peter Stein 's production of The Seagull, and Waxwings, Jonathan Raban 's new book. Producer ZahidWarley

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Morris
Unknown:
Piers Plowright
Unknown:
Denise Mina
Unknown:
Susannah Clapp
Unknown:
Ewan MacGregor
Unknown:
Peter Stein
Unknown:
Jonathan Raban

BBC Radio's In Town Tonight ran for 27 years, notched up over 1,000 editions, and at its height had an audience of 20 million. With the help of radio experts Paul Donovan and Sean Street , entertainer Bruce Forsyth and members of the public,
David Hatch explores the role that it played in loosening up the solemn image of the BBC, and considers its legacy to both radio and television. Producer Beaty Rubens

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Donovan
Unknown:
Sean Street
Unknown:
Bruce Forsyth
Unknown:
David Hatch
Producer:
Beaty Rubens

By Kazuo Ishiguro , dramatised in two parts by James Friel. 1: Darlington Hall. Lord Darlington's butler, Stevens, resolves to make ajourneytofind and renew his friendship with his former housekeeper, Miss Kenton. During the journey he recalls the momentous events that unfolded at Darlington Hall in the years between the two world wars.
Producer/director Marilyn Imrie Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kazuo Ishiguro
Unknown:
James Friel.
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Stevens:
Ian McDiarmid
Miss Kenton:
Julia Ford
Lord Darlington:
Oliver Ford Davies
Father:
Peter Sallis
Dupont:
Anton Lesser
Sir David:
Anton Lesser
Reginald:
Adrian Scarborough
Lewis:
Garrick Hagon
Faraday:
Ed Bishop
Graham:
Tom George
Landlady:
Maggie McCarthy
Mechanic:
Ben Crowe
Announcer:
Tracy Wiles

Are our best-known institutions doing a good job or is there a case for sweeping reform? Tonight, the Treasury. Edward Stourton chairs a debate between Labour MP Diane Abbott and economist Bridget Rosewell at the Mansion House in London. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton
Unknown:
Diane Abbott
Unknown:
Bridget Rosewell

The second in the series on poetry and place comes from Hull, home to Philip Larkin from 1955 to 1985. Here, Jackie Kay talks to Jean Hartley , who published Larkin's first successful collection of poetry. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Talks:
Jackie Kay
Unknown:
Jean Hartley

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