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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Susan Hulme and Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown:
Elaine Storkey.

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. England begin their second series of the winter. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray , JonnySaunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
John Murray
Commentary By:
Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

Continuing the series in which Professor Steve Jones examines the different blood groups and their hidden influences on people's lives. 3: I've Got Rhythm. Have you got the blood of a Pharaoh? Steve Jones finds out how blood groups have been used to match Egyptian mummies to theirfamilies. Producer Andrea Kidd

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Steve Jones
Unknown:
Steve Jones
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Sri Lanka v England
The First Test at Galle. England begin their second series of the winter. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , John Murray , JonnySaunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe. including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
John Murray
Commentary By:
Roshan Abbeysinghe.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

Mel Giedroyc looks at the way that breaking wind has long been a staple of comedy and satire. With examples from Chaucer, Joyce Grenfell, Kenneth Tynan, the two Ronnies, Reggie Perrin, Isabel Allende and Roald Dahl.

Contributors

Presenter:
Mel Giedroyc
Producer:
Rebecca Stratford

New series Art critic Brian Sewell and Irish writer Josephine Hart , author of Damage, talk to Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Sewell
Unknown:
Josephine Hart
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

Another chance to hear Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence. 4: Stiff Limb Syndrome. The aftermath of George and Bryan's disastrous trip to Aldershot is overshadowed by the need to solve the problem of falling recruitment.
Director Pete Atkin Producer Rosalind Ayres

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee
Director:
Pete Atkin
Producer:
Rosalind Ayres
Zelda:
Fiona Shaw
Col George:
Martin Jarvis
CdrBill:
Christopher Godwin
CPO Grieves:
Peter Capaldi
Wing Cdr Bryan:
Christopher Neame

By Damian Lanigan. Five plays exploring different father/child relationships. 2: Tallest Dad in the School. Nine-year-old Frank has always idolised his fireman dad. But he starts to suspect Barry might not be quite the hero he has always supposed.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Damian Lanigan.
Narrator:
Andrew Sachs
Frank:
Alex Slater
Barry:
Thomas Craig

Fran Abrams looks at the issue of public interest immunity and asks whether British justice is being corroded by a culture of secrecy.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Fran Abrams
Producer:
Ian Muir-Cochrane

Dr Mark Porter examines the controversies and alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT, which has been blamed for an increase in the incidence of breast cancer.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Dr Mark Porter on alternatives to HRT: page 42

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Helen Sharp
Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter

A four-part comedy-drama by Michelle Read.
2: As love blossoms for romance writer Anna, her characters become increasingly annoyed by the lack of authorial presence in their plot lines.
Producer Dawn Ellis

Contributors

Unknown:
Michelle Read.
Anna:
Samantha Bond
Brian:
Hugh Bonneville
Minnie:
Sue Elllott-Nicholls
Bob:
Andrew Wincott
Fertility:
Doll Adioaandoh
Buddha:
Kammy Darwelsh
Brenda:
Michelle Read
Dierdre:
Beth Chalmers
Book:
Michael Fenton-Stevens

Digital only
3.00 Something to Think About: Age 5-7 3.15 Let's Move:
Age 5-6 3.35 Time to Move:Age 6-8 3.55 Stories and Rhymes: Age 5-7 4.05 Maths Adventure Year 4: Age 8-9 4.25Maths Adventure Year 4: Age 8-9 4.40 Talking Points: Age 10-12

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