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With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Rhidian Brook.

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
(Shortened repeat on Monday at 11pm)
Phone: [number removed] email: [email address removed]

Contributors

Presenter:
John Peel
Producer:
Paula McGinley

Sandi Toksvig and her guests explore the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod

Contributors

Unknown:
Sandi Toksvig
Producers:
Kevin Dawson
Producers:
Torquil MacLeod

More than 30 years after its release in 1973, Matthew Parris sheds light on Pink Floyd's Dark
Side of the Moon, which remains the biggest-selling album by a British group. He tells the story of its creation and evaluates its influence on rock music and on a generation of young listeners. Producer Adam Fowler

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Parris
Producer:
Adam Fowler

4/6. The sharp edge of satire from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Jon Holmes
Unknown:
Laura Shavin.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Queen's School in Chester. Panellists are the former Labour minister Glenda Jackson ; the former Conservative chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord
Lamont; Sarah Teather , the new Liberal Democrat
MP for Brent East; and the former chief inspector of schools, Christopher Woodhead. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Glenda Jackson
Unknown:
Sarah Teather
Unknown:
Christopher Woodhead.

of the Woodwork Susan and her second husband are about to make a fresh start in America, where he's got a new job. They've had some marital problems and are convinced this will help them rebuild things. But her visa is refused and when she finds out why, the past comes back to haunt her. Written by Melissa Murray. Director Cherry Cookson

Contributors

Unknown:
Woodwork Susan
Written By:
Melissa Murray.
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Susan:
Kate Buttery
Victor:
Paul Rhys
Eddy:
Roger May
Magda:
Carolyn Pickles
Fran:
Frances Jeater
Mum:
Eva Stuart

In the early 1960s, a jigsaw puzzle caused a sensation in America. It was based on an Abstract Expressionist painting by the artist Jackson Pollock , whose explosive drip paintings had divided Americans into bemusement and outrage - he was a genius or a charlatan. But the jigsaw was even more challenging than the original: it was proclaimed "The World's Most Difficult Puzzle". Alan Dein pieces togetherthis bizarre story. Producer Matthew Dodd Jack the Dripper and the dissectologist: page 115

Contributors

Artist:
Jackson Pollock
Unknown:
Alan Dein
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

Jim White discusses The FogofWar, a documentary profiling former US defense secretary Robert McNamara 's notorious roles in the Second World War, Vietnam and the Cold War. Plus a visit to a celebrity whose DVD collection is an all-consuming passion. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim White
Unknown:
Robert McNamara
Producer:
Anne-Marie Cole

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Howard Schuman , Adam Mars-Jones and Esther Freud review the Cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Howard Schuman
Unknown:
Adam Mars-Jones
Unknown:
Esther Freud
Producer:
Fiona McLean

4/6. "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me". In another talk for Lent, Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok , professor of Judaism at the University of Wales,
Lampeter, reflects on this cry of abandonment in the light Of the Holocaust. Repeatedfrom Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok

What did Edward VII get up to in Paris? Why was the Mademoiselle of Armentieres the heroine of the First World War trenches? And why do we Brits believe the French know everything there is to know about sex? To celebrate the centenary of the entente cordiale, Antoine De Caunes explores the ways in which the French and the British have seen each other through 100 years of film, drama, comedy and song. Producer Lucy Ash

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy Ash

9/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. As Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government and the problems created by his own wife, Emily Wharton and Ferdinand Lopez 's new marriage hits trouble from the start. Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Marc Beeby Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By:
Martyn Wade.
Unknown:
Plantagenet Palliser
Unknown:
Emily Wharton
Unknown:
Ferdinand Lopez
Troilope:
David Troughton
Palliser:
Ben Miles
Glencora:
Sophie Thompson
Frank:
Michael Higgs
Lopez:
Greg Wise
Duke of St Bungay:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Parker:
Gerard McDermott
SirOrlando:
Peter Marinker
MrWharton:
James Laurenson
Emily:
Emily Bruni
Mrs Parker:
Lynne Verrall
Sprugeon:
Declan Wilson
Policeman:
Damian Lynch
Arthur:
Jonathan Keeble

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Ian Hargreaves and Professor Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold Conflicting moral Views. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Steven Rose

5/6. Jackie Kay visits St Andrews in Scotland to talk to poet Kathleen Jamie and professor of modern Scottish literature at University of St Andrews,
Robert Crawford , who have both made the city their home. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jackie Kay
Unknown:
St Andrews
Unknown:
Kathleen Jamie
Unknown:
Robert Crawford

4/5. In Deep by Philip Gross, read by Mark Meadows. Alec had always told stories, but this time there's something strangely compelling about his tale of the dolphinarium and the Official Secrets Act. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Read By:
Mark Meadows.
Producer:
Sara Davies

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