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With John Humphrys and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Martha Kearney.
Unknown:
Abdal Hakim Murad.

Geeta Guru-Murthyjoins the 21st-century pilgrims to Glastonbury, Somerset. Glastonbury is known as the "cradle of Christianity" in Britain, but in recent years it has taken on a new-age feel, in which myth and magic attract a mixture of spiritual beliefs. Producer Sara Parker

Contributors

Unknown:
Geeta Guru-Murthyjoins
Producer:
Sara Parker

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

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Presented by Christine Morgan. 0 Christ the Same
(LondonderryAir). Nehemiah 4, wl5-23. The
Trumpet Shall Sound (Handel). 0 God of Earth and Altar (King's Lynn). With Mark Rowlinson. Director of music Christopher Stokes.

Contributors

Presented By:
Christine Morgan.
Unknown:
Mark Rowlinson.
Music:
Christopher Stokes.

The last of two programmes following a team ot nurses in Birmingham caring for sick and dying people in their own homes. 2: Frank Stitch , a 94-year-old man, is proud, demanding and frail, and relies heavily on his weekly visits from community nurse Lisa Rowe. While she fetches and cares for him she tries to find out why other agencies are failing to provide the support he's entitled to. Producer Brian King

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Stitch
Unknown:
Lisa Rowe.

By Simon Brett. 5: Going Back to One's Roots
Rosie had always thought the expression "celebrity gardener" was a contradiction in terms ... until sne met Bernadette Gittings.
Producer Simon Brett

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Brett.
Unknown:
Bernadette Gittings.
Producer:
Simon Brett
Rosie:
Prunella Scales
Jo:
Rebecca Callard
Bob:
Duncan Preston
Tess:
Annette Badland
g rad:
Colin Stinton
Bernie:
Susan Jameson
Crispin:
George Layton
Mrs Thompson:
Mary Wimbush

Niall Ashdown 's quirky, comic and touching tale of a man coming to terms with his past. Jim is on the train from Glasgow to London and everything that can go wrong with a train journey does -from signal failure to a herd of wild impala on the track. Ashdown provides the voices for a host of characters
Director Jenny Stephens

Contributors

Unknown:
Niall Ashdown
Director:
Jenny Stephens
Jenny:
Stella Duffy
Jim:
Niall Ashdown

Owning a home in Spain is the aspiration of thousands of people wanting a better life or a promising investment opportunity, but things can go badly wrong. Chris A'Court travels to the Costas to investigate the boom in Spanish property buying and hears from people who've discovered that reality doesn't always live up to the dream. Extended repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm

Five contemporary stories from Wales that feature a little magic in modern lives. 1: A Year in Porth Nant by Sian Preece. The discovery of an old spell "for fecunditie" has unexpected results. Read by Sara McGaughey. Producer Alison Hindell

Contributors

Unknown:
Sian Preece.
Read By:
Sara McGaughey.
Producer:
Alison Hindell

Rosie Goldsmith explores the revealing history of the collarfrom around the world in this repeated series. 1: Lapels. Why do we wear lapels and what does that say about our culture? Producer Arlene Gregorious (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Arlene Gregorious

4: Food and Multiculturalism. The last in the series that links food with the great social movements of ourtime traces the development of multiculturalism in Britain through the foods we eat. Extended repeat of yesterday

Paul Merton , Clement Freud and Greg Proopsjoin Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Greg Proopsjoin
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Producer:
Claire Jones

Mark Lawson presents the arts show, and meets writer Martin Amis , whose new novel Yellow Dog is published this week. Producer Martin Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Martin Amis
Producer:
Martin Smith

By Claire Luckham. A five-part serial about two sisters who suffer from cystic fibrosis. 1: Sam
Lorraine has been waiting for more than a year for a heart-lung transplant, while Samantha is waiting to hear how well she has done in her A-levels.
Director Roxana Silbert

Contributors

Unknown:
Claire Luckham.
Director:
Roxana Silbert
Samantha:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Lindsay:
Molly Innes
Lorraine:
Amelia Lowdetl
Bernie:
Tilly Vosburgh

The last of two programmes in which Zareer Masani draws on official documents, eye-witness memories and the BBC sound archive for new insights into
British race relations. 2: Enoch Powell 's infamous "rivers of blood" speech brought dockers and meat workers out on strike in his support. The government, though aghast in public, in private began to make plans to limit immigration. And in so doing, they inadvertently laid the foundations of Britain's race relations policytoday. Producer sue Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Enoch Powell

Julian Pettifer investigates the damage inflicted by the Sars epidemic on the people, economy and psyche of Hong Kong. He hears criticism of the administration's handling of the crisis and asks whether more diseases are likely to emerge from this infection hot-zone in southern China. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Pettifer

Tom Isaacs , diagnosed with Parkinson's disease when he was 27, describes the realities of being a young person living with a "disease of the elderly". Through interviews with scientists pioneering new approaches to the disease he presents a personal investigation of current research which promises new treatments or even a cure for Parkinson's. Producer Lucy Dichmont

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Isaacs
Producer:
Lucy Dichmont

Continuing the ten-part adaptation, read by William Hootkins, of the novel by William Maxwell.
6: The events leading up to the murder of Lloyd Wilson are carefully reassembled as the narrator searches for explanations. Producer Jill waters

Contributors

Read By:
William Hootkins
Novel By:
William Maxwell.
Unknown:
Lloyd Wilson

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