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Kay Mel lor presents an appeal on behalf of Home-Start, a charity that recruits and trains volunteers to provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families with young children. Donations: Home-Start, [address removed]
Credit-Cards: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Kay Mel
Producer:
Sally Flatman

A service to mark Candlemas, from St John s-Renfield Church in Glasgow, with the Rev Johnston McKay and the choir of Paisley Abbey directed by George McPhee. OrganistJohn Langdon. Producer Mo McCullough

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnston McKay
Directed By:
George McPhee.
Directed By:
Organistjohn Langdon.
Producer:
Mo McCullough

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game from the University of Dundee with panellists Fred Macaulay , Maria McErlane , Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Fred MacAulay
Unknown:
Maria McErlane
Unknown:
Nick Revell
Unknown:
Gyles Brandreth.

Food Therapy. Sheila Dillon attends a group therapy baking session in Cumbria and Simon Parkes finds out how food production is helping young criminals in India back on to the straight and narrow.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Tips of the week: page 31

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Dillon
Unknown:
Simon Parkes
Producer:
Rebecca Wells

Roy Lancaster , Bob Rowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time is available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]
Alan Titchmarsh on the joys of rhubarb: page 33

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Lancaster
Unknown:
Bob Rowerdew
Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Eric Robson.
Producer:
Trevor Taylor
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh

New series 1/5. LarsTharp looks behind some favorite antiques and collectables to find clues about the society that produced them.
Drinking Glasses. In Georgian society, fine wines called for fine glasses. Producer Lindsay Leonard

Contributors

Producer:
Lindsay Leonard

2/12. Dramatised by Martyn Wade from the novels of Anthony Trollope. Two new characters arrive on the scene: Phineas Finn and Lady Laura. Meanwhile, Lady Glencora has married Plantagenet Palliser, and Alice Vavasor, having broken her engagement to John Grey, is now engaged to her disreputable cousin
George. But has either lady been true to her heart?
Rptd on Saturday

Contributors

Author:
Anthony Trollope
Dramatised by:
Martyn Wade
Music:
Elizabeth Parker
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Trollope:
David Troughton
Plantagenent Palliser:
Ben Miles
Lady Glencora:
Sophie Thompson
Laura:
Juliet Stevenson
Alice:
Anastasia Hille
George:
Adrian Lukis
Phineas:
Conleth Hill
Chiltern:
Scott Handy
Kennedy:
Kevin McMonagle
John:
Mark Bazeley
Burgo:
Bertie Carvel
Bonteen:
Loan Meredith
Brentford:
John Rowe
Lady Monk:
Frances Jeater
Violet:
Jalmi Barbakoff

Roger McGough presents an edition devoted to the verse of Rudyard Kipling , the most requested poet on the programme. With reader Bill Wallis. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Rudyard Kipling
Reader:
Bill Wallis.
Producer:
Paul Dodgson

Of Britain's privatised railway system, three companies own virtually all of the country's trains. The companies are subsidiaries of the High Street banks and were set up to help create a modern, reliable network. Reporter Alan Whitehouse asks whether or not they are delivering value for money for both travellers and taxpayers. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Reporter:
Alan Whitehouse

3/3. The last of three talks by Thomas Lynch , the writerfrom Michigan whose dayjob is undertaking. Great Hatred Little Room
Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Lynch
Producer:
Kate McAii

Children's magazine programme with Barney Harwood. Plus, the third episode of Is There Life in Other Heads? by Michael Lawrence , featuring Keith Allen , Morwenna Banks and Nigel Greaves. Producer Johnny Leagas

Contributors

Unknown:
Barney Harwood.
Unknown:
Michael Lawrence
Unknown:
Keith Allen
Unknown:
Nigel Greaves.
Producer:
Johnny Leagas

Another chance to hear a short story by Marian O'Neill. To young Jack, going fishing with his dad and older brother epitomises everything about being a man. But is Jack ready to become a man? Read by Owen Roe. Producer Susan Carson

Contributors

Story By:
Marian O'Neill.
Read By:
Owen Roe.
Producer:
Susan Carson

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Fax: [number removed]. Phone: [number removed]
Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

Mark Little traces the history of Australian comedy. In the first of three progammes he salutes the acts that have defined the Antipodean sense of humour and starts his quest by remembering the vaudeville Stars Of the 1940s. Producer Vicky Shepherd

Contributors

Producer:
Vicky Shepherd

Unravelling the Garment Industry. With the end of the Multi-Fibre Agreement looming, Peter Day looks at the wide-ranging effects of the MFA in South East Asia and finds out how some manufacturing businesses are preparing themselves forthe future. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Day

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 In the Think-Tanks.
3/3. Dennis Sewell explores the world of the think-tanks that focus on Europe.
Editor John Evans In the Think-Tanks Rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Dennis Sewell
Editor:
John Evans

Conservative candidate for London Mayor Steve Norris and historian and philosopher
Theodore Zeldin talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Norris
Unknown:
Theodore Zeldin

Matthew Trusler is one of Britain's most promising young musicians. He needs to buy a top quality violin but discovers that a Stradivarius now costs more than a large detached house. Norman Lebrecht takes him Shopping. Producer Bill Lloyd

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Trusler
Unknown:
Norman Lebrecht
Producer:
Bill Lloyd

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