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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 the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Dr Jonathan Sacks.

The Parsis are fighting to keep alive their death ritual
- the feeding of dead bodies to vultures on top of the Towers offence in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Mumbai-born novelist ArdashirVakil journeys to the Towers to follow this extraordinary ritual, and tells the wider story of the Parsi struggle for survival in today's world, Producer Aasiya Lodhi

Contributors

Producer:
Aasiya Lodhi

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts food lovers through their gastronomic paces. This week's s panel/ists include Keith Floyd and Sir Clement Freud. Producer Rebecca Wells

Contributors

Unknown:
Jay Rayner
Unknown:
Keith Floyd
Unknown:
Sir Clement Freud.
Producer:
Rebecca Wells

By John Mortimer. When Rumpole defends a senior member of the police force in court, his relish for Shakespeare's Othello and his old acquaintances in the south London criminal fraternity prove very useful.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
BBC Radio Collection: A compilation of four Rumpole plays is available on CD and audio cassette from 6 October at all good retail outlets or from [website removed] Call [number removed]

Contributors

Writer:
John Mortimer
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Rumpole:
Timothy West
Hilda:
Prunella Scales
Samuel:
Michael Cochrane
Commander Durden:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Knuckles Huckersley:
Ewan Bailey
Justice Graves:
Ian Masters
Marston:
David Shaw-Parker
Dr Wakefield:
John Rowe

3: The Gang by Sebastian Beaumont , read by Tom George. As disease strikes atthe heart of the gay community, the kindness of strangers eases the way for a young man struggling to come out of the closet. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Sebastian Beaumont
Read By:
Tom George.

3- Ballet Nganzo is a Rwandan group of youngsters for whom dance has brought an astonishing journey out of Africa and back again. With British aid worker Boris Hunka and music producer Chris Redmond. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Boris Hunka
Producer:
Chris Redmond.

There are now around a thousand gated communities in the UK - harbingers of an urban revolution well underway elsewhere. Laurie Taylor discusses their impact on the communities concerned and on wider civil society. producer Jacqueline Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

Serious food-poisoning bugs affect 100,000 people in England and Wales each year and account for 100 to 200 deaths. This week Dr Mark Porter discusses how animal-borne infections, such as salmonella, E coli and campylobacter, find their way into humans.

(Repeated from yesterday at 9pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Dr Mark Porter

Comedy drama by David Spicer. 5: News that their best friends are expecting a second baby produces an unexpected reaction in Lucy. In desperation, Daniel turns to his mother-in-law for help. Producer Liz Anstee (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Spicer.
Producer:
Liz Anstee
Lucy:
Elizabeth Carling
Daniel:
David Tennant
Katie:
Samantha Spiro
Andy:
Tony Gardner
Mary:
Sally Grace
Frank:
Bill Fellows

Arts news with Francine Stock , who reports on the Dublin premiere of Brian Friel 's new play
Performances, inspired by the music and love letters of Czech composer Leos Janacek. Producer Thomas Morris

Contributors

Unknown:
Francine Stock
Unknown:
Brian Friel
Unknown:
Leos Janacek.
Producer:
Thomas Morris

By Claire Luckham. 3: Kathleen has discovered the joy of singing, but sport and boyfriends take up her time too.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Claire Luckham.
Kathleen:
Becky Hindley
Winifred:
Shirley Dixon
Bert:
Daniel Ryan
Alice:
Marlene Sidaway
William:
Alan Williams
Mrs Parr:
Uza Sadovy
Marion:
Helen Longworth

This autumn the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will publish the findings of a wide-ranging review regarding whether future parents should be allowed to dictate the sex of their children. Among this week's commissioners are former head of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington and Faith Boardman, head of Lambeth Council. Nick Ross is in the chair.
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dame Stella Rimington
Unknown:
Faith Boardman
Unknown:
Nick Ross
Producer:
Sara Nathan

In the second of a series on famous by-elections,
Steve Richards looks back at the first electoral test for the newlyformed SDP in 1981. Roy Jenkins took on the challenge at Warrington and came within a whisker of winning.
Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Richards
Unknown:
Roy Jenkins
Producer:
Peter Mulligan

New series A look at how modern research can combine Western science with indigenous traditions. 1: Sue Armstrong travels to India to visit a state-of-the-art hospital where traditional Ayurvedic doctors work with modern medical specialists towards a holistic health care. Producer Louise Dalziel

Contributors

Producer:
Louise Dalziel

A re-run of the comedy drama by Gerard Foster about a typically middle-class family.
For individual and separate reasons, George and Beverly feign their deaths in order to test their children's reactions. (R)

Contributors

Writer:
Gerard Foster
Producer:
Jane Berthoud
George:
Geoffrey Palmer
Beverly:
Angela Thorne
Alex:
Gerard Foster
Rose:
Miranda Hart
Hosanna:
Debra Stephenson

Earlierthis year musician ArnieSomogyi and his friend Zsolt Bende went to explore two rather individual holiday destinations: Transylvania, home of the Dracula industry, and the Lithuanian theme park devoted to relics of the Soviet era. Their aim: to reach Stalinworld on the 50th anniversary of the dictator's death. Producer Simon Elmes (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Zsolt Bende
Producer:
Simon Elmes

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