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With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Roy Jenkins.

Darcus Howe first read Great Expectations as a child in Trinidad, and found a friend in Pip, the book's main character. In this very personal journey to the heart of the novel, he is accompanied by Stuart Hall , Anthony Chennells , and some of today's Pips and Magwitchs in British schools and prisons. Producer Virginia Crompton

Contributors

Unknown:
Darcus Howe
Accompanied By:
Stuart Hall
Accompanied By:
Anthony Chennells
Producer:
Virginia Crompton

Written by Barbara Comyns and dramatised by Melissa Murray.

4/4. As the sisters' lives continue to lurch between comedy and tragedy, Vicky begins to realise that she will never really settle down, and entrusts the care of her child to Blanche.

Contributors

Writer:
Barbara Comyns
Dramatist:
Melissa Murray
Producer/Director:
Cherry Cookson
Blanche:
Juliet Aubrey
Vicky:
Jemima Rooper
Tony:
Nicholas Boulton
Trevor:
Stephen Critchlow
Postmaster:
Andrew Harrison

Time Poverty. Introducing a month-long season of features about differing attitudes towards time.
1/2. What are the dangers of time and tiredness for drivers? Concludes tomorrow. With Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Producer Matt Foster

Contributors

Unknown:
Winifred Robinson
Unknown:
John Waite.
Producer:
Matt Foster

Anything can happen in a hotel room: promotion, demolition, romance, heartbreak, commerce and con-tricks. Eavesdrop on a week in the life of Room 331. Written by Peter Morgan.

Contributors

Writer:
Peter Morgan
Producer/Director:
Alison Hindell
Rick:
Jason Hughes
Lucy:
Mali Harries
Nick:
Simon Ludders
Louise:
Sara McGaughey
James:
John Labanowski
Laura:
Lynne Seymour
Bill:
Brendan Charleson
Sonia:
Alex Alderton

1/5. New stories on the theme of identity, staged at the Bath Literature Festival.
Carol and Me by Patricia Ferguson , performed by Katharine Rogers. Kate can't help beingjealous of Carol. When she sees the stilettos in a shop in Italy, she knows they are exactly the shoes Carol would wear- and use to her advantage. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Patricia Ferguson
Unknown:
Katharine Rogers.
Producer:
Sara Davies

1/5 In 2000, Edward de la Billiere competed in the Iditarod, a gruelling dog-sled race across Alaska.
Now he returns to follow the progress of the 1,000-mile race from Anchorage to Nome, a gold-rush town nearthe frozen Bering Sea. producer Julian Hector

Contributors

Unknown:
Bering Sea.
Producer:
Julian Hector

Clement Freud , Linda Smith , Ross Noble and Graham Norton join chairman Nicholas Parsons at the Warwick Arts Centre for the panel game. Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with some titles also on CD, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Ross Noble
Unknown:
Graham Norton
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Producer:
Chris Neill

6/10. By Lynne Reid Banks , dramatised by Juliet Ace. This ground-breaking story of middle-class Jane, pregnant and unmarried, has remained in print since it was first published in 1960. Jane is in hospital with a threatened miscarriage. As
Christmas approaches, she returns to the bedsit that she nowthinks of as home.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Lynne Reid Banks
Dramatised By:
Juliet Ace.
Director:
Alison Hindell
Jane:
Lynne Seymour
Toby:
John McAndrew
Dottie:
Rachel Atkins
Terry:
Robert Bowman
Dr Maxwell:
John Rowe
Doris:
Nickle Rainsford
James:
Simon Armstrong
John:
Trevor Laird
Mavis Marie:
Gordon Price
Addy:
Shirley Dixon
Father:
Bill Wallis

Where does the dollar originally come from? Which place gave birth to the nuclear age? The answer is a small obscure town called Jachymov in the Czech Republic. Chris Bowlby presents this tale of sudden wealth and Cold War cruelty. Producer Chris Bowlby

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Bowlby
Producer:
Chris Bowlby

At a car-boot sale near Derby, a radio producer bought a dusty hoard of audio tapes along with a heavy old tape recorder. Coaxing the machine back to life, he discovered the jettisoned archive of a group of audio amateurs who made, played and swapped recordings in the 1960s and 70s, when domestic tape-recording was in its infancy-and before the audio cassette had conquered the world. Producer Mark Vernon

Contributors

Producer:
Mark Vernon

India's Vultures. What is the mysterious disease killing India's vultures and how has their dramatic decline become a public-health issue? Paul Evans goes to India to investigate. ProducerGrantSonnex

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Evans

By Jules Verne. A delightful social satire, set in the spectacularly dozy Flemish hamlet of Quiquendone, where the plan to install a new street-lighting system leads to a chain of extraordinary events. Read by Robert Gwilym. 1/5. An unheard-of provocation in the village. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Jules Verne.
Read By:
Robert Gwilym.
Producer:
Sara Davies

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7) 3.15
Counting Time (ages 4-6) 3.25 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7)
3.40 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 3.55 Hop, Skip and Jump (ages 5-7
4.10 Stop, Think, Wonder: Christianity (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary 4.45 Music for Dance (ages 7-11)

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