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With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Gavin Oldham.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Gavin Oldham.

1/2. Atthe"backdoor"ofAmerica,Alaskaand
Russia face each other across the narrow waters of the Bering Strait. For centuries people crossed from one continent to the other, until the Cold War.
Richard Creasey looks at the history of relationships across the boundary - from the 19th century, when
Russia expanded eastward into Alaska, until 1948, when the Ice Curtain closed. Producer Mark Rickards

Contributors

Unknown:
Bering Strait.
Unknown:
Richard Creasey
Producer:
Mark Rickards

Hole in the Ground, Windmill in Old Amsterdam and Right, Said Fred are just some of the comic songs written by Myles Rudge and Ted Dicks. In the flat where they used to work together, the pair, along with Bernard Cribbins, whose versions of their songs twice made it into the pop charts, share their memories of the great era of the British comic song. With presenter Phillip Glassborrow and Beatles producer George Martin.

Contributors

Presenter:
Phillip Glassborrow
Interviewee:
Myles Rudge
Interviewee:
Ted Dicks.
Interviewee:
Bernard Cribbins
Interviewee:
George Martin
Producer:
Beaty Rubens

2/2. TimePoverty. The dangers that time and tiredness can pose to road users. Concluded from yesterday. With John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am

Contributors

Unknown:
John Waite
Unknown:
Peter White.

A hundred years ago this week, one of the greatest names in modern music was born. Glenn Miller 's distinctive sound went on to define the era of big-band swing. Simon Townley talks to musicians past and present to find out why audiences everywhere are still getting in the Miller mood. Producer Tom Alban

Contributors

Unknown:
Glenn Miller
Talks:
Simon Townley
Producer:
Tom Alban

3/5. Detective series starring Annette Badland and Margaret Tyzack, written by Sue Rodwell.

As Joan and her friends protest at the proposed demolition of a local mill, a valuable painting is stolen from the church. Is it the work of professionals or does someone else have a more personal interest?

Contributors

Writer:
Sue Rodwell
Producer/Director:
Rosemary Watts
DI Danbury:
Annette Badland
Joan:
Margaret Tyzack
Sgt Jacobs:
John Duttine
Sir Robert:
Bill Wallis
Vicar:
Richard Derrington
DI Gibson:
Julia Hills
Nigel:
Ben Crowe

Listeners' environmental concerns. Presented by Richard Daniel.
ADDRESS: Home Planet, PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick

Contributors

Presented By:
Richard Daniel.
Producer:
Nick Patrick

2/5. A Life in Film by Shirley Day, performed by John Telfer. Kevin has been very successful with women over the last few years, ever since he started work in the print-developing shop and found a way of inventing a past for himself. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Writer:
Shirley Day
Kevin:
John Telfer

2/6. IsittimefortheGovernmenttogettoughon the issue of equal pay? Also, why companies are increasingly becoming socially responsible.
Presented by Philippa Lamb. Producer Rozina Breen

Contributors

Presented By:
Philippa Lamb.
Producer:
Rozina Breen

3/9. Matt Lucas and David Walliams continue their skewed look at life in Britain. This week masseur Latymer Crown meets a new client, and disgraced children's entertainer Des Kaye does a kids' party. With Jean Ainslie , Tom Baker , Samantha Power and Paul Putner. Music by David Arnold Producer Ashley Blaker BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This comedy hit is available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Matt Lucas
Unknown:
David Walliams
Unknown:
Des Kaye
Unknown:
Jean Ainslie
Unknown:
Tom Baker
Unknown:
Samantha Power
Unknown:
Paul Putner.
Music By:
David Arnold
Producer:
Ashley Blaker

Tony Blair pledged he would root out corruption in Britain's town halls. But six years after launching the crackdown, is the Government any closer to cleaning up the country's dirty boroughs? Angus Stickler uncovers evidence of auditors being blocked, whistleblowers hounded out of their jobs and senior council officials prepared to break the law to cover up acts of impropriety.
(Repeated on Sunday at 5pm)

Contributors

Reporter:
Angus Stickler
Producer:
David Lewis

A special programme from Broadmoor, the high-security mental hospital that houses many of Britain's most violent offenders. A recent inspection found the wards "totally unfit for purpose". DrRaj Persaud talks to staff and to an inmate about medical and therapeutic treatments and facilities, and to a former patient about the care he received. Producer Angharad Law Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Talks:
Drraj Persaud

George and Beverly, parents of a typical middle-class family, have feigned their deaths to see how their children will react. But will the plan actually work? Comedy written by Gerard Foster.
Producer Jane Berthoud

Contributors

Writer:
Gerard Foster.
Producer:
Jane Berthoud
George:
Geoffrey Palmer
Beverly:
Angela Thorne
Alex:
Gerard Foster
Rose:
Miranda Hart
Hosanna:
Debra Stephenson
Leboeuf/Jeff:
Dave Lamb
Yates:
Tim Verinder

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