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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Mark D'Arcy
Unknown:
Sean Curran.
Unknown:
Dr Jonathan Sacks.

Continuing the stories of some of the most dramatic naval battles in British history through the voices of ordinary sailors who took part in them. 2: The Dutch in the Medway. ByDJ Britton, performed by David Birrell. In June 1667 the Dutch led an audacious attack on English ships and Chatham docks -the worst ever attack on military targets in mainland Britain. With commentary from historians David Davies and Justin Champion, producer Tim Dee

Contributors

Unknown:
David Birrell.
Unknown:
David Davies
Producer:
Tim Dee

By Georgia Pritchett. Continuing the funny and surreal four-part comedy about florists with attitude. 2: Prisoner. Winnie learns she is about to inherit some money and Ample is over-excited about her birthday party. Unfortunately, all their plans are thwarted when they both get locked in the store cupboard. Only Geoffrey the mouse can save them.
Producer Catherine Bailey

Contributors

Producer:
Catherine Bailey
Ample:
Miranda Richardson
Winnie:
Doon MacKichan
Pauline:
Ronni Ancona
Phil:
Robert Webb
Sandra:
Celia Imrie
Robert:
Stephen Mangan
Customer:
Dave Lamb

Swearing, cocaine, wine-throwing and flagellation are just some of the items on the agenda this week. With Gyles Brandreth , team captains
Anthony Holden and Stella Duffy , and their special guest this week. Jennie Bond. Producer Elizabeth Freestone

Contributors

Unknown:
Gyles Brandreth
Unknown:
Anthony Holden
Unknown:
Stella Duffy
Unknown:
Jennie Bond.
Producer:
Elizabeth Freestone

By Louise Gooding. Paul is a troubled 15-year-old and Dan is a 55-year-old fireman on the brink of retirement. Their paths cross when Paul is sent on a a fire-fighting scheme for adolescent arsonists.
Director Pauline Harris

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Gooding.
Director:
Pauline Harris
Paul:
Danny Young
Dan:
Kenneth Cranham
Paul's mum:
Suzanna Hamitton
Boy I/Martin:
Daniel Anthony
Boy2/Dean:
Nick Roud
Nick/Fireman:
Harl Sajjan
Kathy:
Rachel Atkins
Teacher:
Lydia Leonard
Elliot:
Billy Sargent

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Wainfleet and District Horticultural Society in Lincolnshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Lancaster
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Producer:
Trevor Taylor

Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, has been blamed for 20,000 additional cases of breast cancer in the UK in the last ten years. Dr Mark Porter examines the controversies and the alternatives. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter

A comedy sketch show in which anything is possible. The Death Stargets planning approval and Mr Punch is on probation. With Steven Kynman , Sally Hawkins , Olivia Colman , Robert Webb and Chris Pavlo.
Written by James Cary , Adam Bromley Sally Hawkins and Catherine Shepherd and Ashley Blaker.
Producer Adam Bromley (Revised repeat)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Punch
Unknown:
Steven Kynman
Unknown:
Sally Hawkins
Unknown:
Olivia Colman
Unknown:
Robert Webb
Unknown:
Chris Pavlo.
Written By:
James Cary
Written By:
Adam Bromley Sally Hawkins
Written By:
Catherine Shepherd
Written By:
Ashley Blaker.
Producer:
Adam Bromley

By Damian Lanigan. 3: When / Was Your Age
Dave has been abroad and hasn't seen his daughter for four years. Then she was a sweet and innocent ten-year-old; now she's 14 going on 18. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Damian Lanigan.
Narrator:
Andrew Sachs
Sophie:
Alaka Prodhan
Dave:
Rob Plckavance

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Melanie Philips
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Producer:
David Coomes

Peter Evans investigates a scientific breakthrough that started with petunias and may end with a cure for Aids and cancer. RNAi is a molecule that has the powerto switch off potentially harmful genes with incredible accuracy. Scientists are hailing RNAi as the most powerful medical discovery since antibiotics. Producer Alexandra Feacham

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Evans
Producer:
Alexandra Feacham

2: A Bout de Splicer. Despite a bad case of Splicers' disease, in which key words are involuntarily edited from the sufferer's speech, Wheeler managed to playa key role in the French NewWave. Featuring the voices of Michael Winner as himself and Andrew McGibbon as Creighton Wheeler.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Winner
Unknown:
Andrew McGibbon
Unknown:
Creighton Wheeler.
Producers:
Andrew McGibbon
Producers:
Jonathan Ruffle

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