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With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Elaine Storkey.

5/6. Gloucester. Archaeologist Julian Richards explores the history of Gloucester and its origins as a useful spot to keep an eye on the Welsh. Producer Nichola West

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Richards
Producer:
Nichola West

3/6. Another story in the third series of Sue Rodwell dramatisations of AJ Cronin's comic stones. A Terrible Charm. A black sheep returns to Levenford and appears to turn over a new leaf -our Finlay knows oener.
Producer Viv Beeby
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Further Adventures of a Black Bag (second series) is available on audio cassette and CD. along with Adventures ofa a Black Bag on audio cassette only, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
AJ Cronin
Producer:
Viv Beeby
Dr Finlay:
John Gordon-Sinclair
DrCameron:
Brian Pettifer
Janet:
Katy Murphy
Henrv:
Joe McFadden
Annie:
Kirsty Cox
Dougie:
John Straiten

2/4 The local legend of a fearsome dragon gets woven into the history of the ancient royal city and capital of Northumberland as the landscape detectives puzzle over the landlines around Bamburgh Castle. With Brett Westwood.

Contributors

Presenter:
Brett Westwood
Producer:
Grant Sonnex

A bittersweet love story about a city girl who abandons her lonely existence and goes on a life-changing trek to the base camp of mount K2 in Pakistan. Written by Anjum Malik.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon

Contributors

Written By:
Anjum Malik.
Director:
Pam Fraser Solomon
Fozia:
Sakuntala Ramanee
Ayesha:
Leena Dhingra
Rahim:
Shiv Grewal
Croissant man:
Chris Moran
John:
Declan Wilson

3/5 Sue Nelson talks to Dr Kim Binsted , whose love of comedy informs herwork with computers and artificial intelligence. She is working on a system that uses comedyto help children learn a language, while still trying to fit in a little improv in her spare time. For details see Monday

Contributors

Talks:
Sue Nelson
Unknown:
Dr Kim Binsted

5/6. The comedy series about a topsy-turvy household continues. Patrick is delighted with Alison's s new boyfriend, but wi II the others take to him? Cast includes Duncan Preston. Penny Downie, Daniela Denby-Ashe and Catherine Shepherd. Producer Elizabeth Freestone

Contributors

Unknown:
Duncan Preston.
Unknown:
Daniela Denby-Ashe
Unknown:
Catherine Shepherd.
Producer:
Elizabeth Freestone

Francine Stock with arts news and the verdict on The Station Agent, a film set in an abandoned railway station in New Jersey that has already won the Bafta award for the best original screenplay. Producer Emily Jones

Contributors

Unknown:
Francine Stock
Producer:
Emily Jones

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Ian Hargreaves and Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold confticting moral views on one of the week's stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Producer:
David Coomes

Today's gadget fiends marvel at being able to store all theirfavourite songs on miniature pocket players, yet the average concert pianist thinks nothing of memorising an entire lifetime of music. Georgina Ferry explores the latest research into the science of musical memory with the help of psychologists, neurologists and the musicians who regularly perform seemingly impossible feats of recall. Producer Michael Surcombe

Contributors

Producer:
Michael Surcombe

5/6. Communications. Mixing satire, social observation and nonsense, Craig Brown examines the world of communications. Queen Elizabeth II meets the President of Somalia and we hear the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet for telephone. With Edward Fox , Rory Bremner , Harry Enfield , Mel Hudson , Hugh Massingberd , Geoffrey McGivern , Felicity Montagu and Hugo Weaving. Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Unknown:
Craig Brown
Unknown:
Edward Fox
Unknown:
Rory Bremner
Unknown:
Harry Enfield
Unknown:
Mel Hudson
Unknown:
Hugh Massingberd
Unknown:
Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown:
Felicity Montagu
Producer:
Simon Nicholls

5/6. Another adventure for Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden 's elderly Scotsmen, Hamish and Dougal. Starring Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtiethe cleaning lady, and Jeremy Hardy as the laird.
Hamish and Dougal are out fishing on Loch Jaw when they accidentally hook the Lock Jaw Monster. Producer Jon Naismith
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Hamish & Dougal - You Have Had Your Tea is available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Alison Steadman
Unknown:
Mrs Naughtiethe
Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Producer:
Jon Naismith

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