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From the Shetland Islands to the Channel Islands, from Ireland to East Anglia, Richard Uridge explores rural life across the British Isles.
Producer Gabi Fisher

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Uridge
Unknown:
British Isles.
Producer:
Gabi Fisher
on BBC Radio 4 FM

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With DrJeevan Singh Deol.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Singh Deol.

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producer Jane O'Rourke
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Presenter:
Sandi Toksvig.
Producer:
Jane O'Rourke

Concluding the series examining the continued significance of the Beatles over the past 40 years, Phill Jupitus visits the world's largest collection of Beatles cover versions, revels in the fervour of the annual Liverpool Beatlefest and listens to the memories of lifelong fans. Plus a look at the band's impact in the 1960s on individuals, on the counterculture of the time and on social behaviour.
With input from Yoko Ono, collector Jim Phelan, artist Klaus Beyer and other writers, musicians and insiders.

Contributors

Presenter:
Phill Jupitus
Interviewee:
Yoko Ono
Interviewee:
Jim Phelan
Interviewee:
Klaus Beyer
Producer:
Alan Hall
Producer:
Dan Shepherd

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jennifer Clarke Repeated on Sunday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Lewis
Producer:
Jennifer Clarke

Satirical show starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. With Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke. Laura Shavin and Jon Holmes.
Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis.
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke.
Unknown:
Laura Shavin
Unknown:
Jon Holmes.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Charnwood, Leicestershire, put topical questions to a panel that includes the secretary of state for constitutional affairs Lord Falconer and the Man Booker Prize judge Professor Lisa Jardine. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Professor Lisa Jardine.

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Anne Peacock

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Anne Peacock

Margaret Wilkinson 's drama is set in New York in 1953 against the backdrop of the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Gloria is convinced that her janitor husband Dwight is a covert communist. If she remains devoted to him she could end up like Ethel Rosenburg. Could salesman Chet provide her with an escape?
Director Nadia Molinari

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Wilkinson
Unknown:
Ethel Rosenberg.
Unknown:
Ethel Rosenburg.
Director:
Nadia Molinari
Gloria:
Maureen Upman
Dwight:
Kerry Shale
Chet:
Henry Goodman

The poet Dylan Thomas and cricket commentator
John Arlott shared a friendship initiated by a mutual love of language and cemented by a passion for cricket. John Arlott 's biographer David Rayvern Allen charts their relationship through the unpublished letters Thomas sent to Arlott and the wealth of their combined work in the BBC archives. Producer Tom Alban

Contributors

Unknown:
Dylan Thomas
Commentator:
John Arlott
Unknown:
John Arlott
Unknown:
David Rayvern Allen
Producer:
Tom Alban

As Armistice Day approaches, a new, restored print of the anti-First World War classic All Quiet on the Western Front is released. What does the film mean to correspondents reporting from the recent Gulf War? And Chris Tookey wonders what it is exactly thatCinematOgraphersdo. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Tookey
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

Kate Mosse and herguests review the cultural highlights of the week, including a new film directed by Jane Campion - In the Cut, starring Meg Ryan - and Neil LaBute 's latest play, The Mercy Seat. Producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Mosse
Directed By:
Jane Campion
Unknown:
Meg Ryan
Unknown:
Neil Labute
Producer:
Fiona McLean

The first of three programmes in which
Michael Rosen looks at exams, explores alternative ways of monitoring achievement and hears from pupils, past and present, who think he should keep his nose out of it because exams are wonderful and easy-peasy 1: Sats, GCSEsandthell-Plus. Alan Titchmarsh explains why failing his 11-plus was one of the best things that ever happened to him. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh

Russell Davies presents another selection of the treasures unearthed as a result of an appeal for lost recordings. Extracts from programmes not heard since the original broadcast include a Hancock's Half Hour, Hi Gang! with Gregory Peck , and broadcasts from the D-Day landings. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
A collective effort: page 20

Contributors

Unknown:
Gregory Peck
Producer:
Alison Vernon-Smith

By Leo Tolstoy, dramatised by Michael Butt. Tolstoy's last work of fiction, set in Chechnya in the 1850s.

Chechen warrior Hadji Murat's anger grows as the Russians argue about what to do with him. Other parts played by Declan Wilson , Stephen Critchlow and Chris Moran
Director Marc Beeby Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Author:
Leo Tolstoy
Dramatised by:
Michael Butt
Director:
Marc Beeby
Tolstoy:
Derek Jacobi
Hadji:
Burt Caesar
Tsar Nicholas:
Edward Petherbridge
Count Vorontsov:
David Calder
Shamil:
Jude Akuwudike
Jemal:
Ray Shell
Eldar:
Maynard Eziashi
Chernyshov:
John Rowe
Mary:
Jasmine Hyde
Butler:
Stuart Bunce
Ivan:
Ben Crowe
Yusuf:
Damian Lynch
Other parts played by:
Decian Wilson
Other parts played by:
Stephen Critchlow
Other parts played by:
Chris Moran

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Melanie Philips
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves

A series of five new commissions from writers living around Europe. 2: Honeysuckle by Chris Stewart.
On a flower-scented Spanish evening, Pepe tells the story of his grandfather's life to a friend from England. Read by Andrew Sachs. Producer Lisa Osborne

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Stewart.
Read By:
Andrew Sachs.
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

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