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With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.
7.25 and 8.25Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament LW only

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Brian Draper.

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Monday at 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peel
Producer:
Harry Parker

2/4. Tis Folly to Be Wise. Some things are so Preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them. Francis Wheen examines how the cleverest people have been led into folly when their great brains somehow failed to sound the alarm. The eminent mathematician Michel Chasies fell for a con trick a child could have seen through and a 17th-century English scientist thought he had invented cloning 400 years early. Producer Jolyon Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Michel Chasies
Producer:
Jolyon Jenkins

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Lewis
Producer:
Jessica Dunbar

3/8. A tongue-in-cheek look atthe week's news from Simon Hoggart, Alan Coren, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy and Armando Iannucci. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart.
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Armando Iannucci.

Jonathan Dimbieby chairs the discussion at the Sheen Lane Centre, London. The panellists include
Patricia Hewitt , Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Lord McNally, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Lords, and Trevor Kavanagh , political editor of The Sun. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbieby
Unknown:
Patricia Hewitt
Unknown:
Trevor Kavanagh

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls and emails in response to Any Questions?
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12.30pm email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Anne Peacock

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer:
Anne Peacock

Everyone says the Birdman is mad and evil. But he tells Gracie and her friend Daniel of the curse of - Samson Island and warns them to stay away. After the children are stranded on the island by fog, Gracie returns home to learn of a tragic death. Could the curse be real? Written by Michael Morpurgo and dramatised by Roy Apps.
Director Celia de Wolff

Contributors

Written By:
Michael Morpurgo
Dramatised By:
Roy Apps.
Director:
Celia de Wolff
Grade:
Sarah Badel
The Birdman:
David Bradley
Young Gracie:
Rosie Day
Daniel:
Rory Copus
Big Tim:
Benedict Smith
Big Tim's mate:
Ashley Jones
Clemmie:
Jenny Funnell
Peter:
Sam Dale
Mr Pender:
Andrew Branch
Vicar:
Andrew Branch
Mr Wellbeloved:
Andrew Branch

Known as the "Sheepdog Whisperer", Cumbrian hill farmer Derek Scrimgeour believes that all sheepdogs are born special but some are exceptional. His system for training dogs for farm work and trialling is turning him into an international star. Clare Jenkins follows him as he puts dogs and their handlers through their paces, pointing out the rights and wrongs of rounding up sheep. Music by Rachel Steadman Producer Clare Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Scrimgeour
Unknown:
Clare Jenkins
Music By:
Rachel Steadman
Producer:
Clare Jenkins

Robert Altman 's new film The Company is the most recent addition to the list of movies concentrating on the lives of performing dancers. Jim White wonders which films - from Fred and Ginger to Strictly Ballroom - have captured and conveyed the beauty of dance most effectively. And, love them or hate them, 75 years ago Laurel and Hardy's first talkie - Unaccustomed as We Are -was released. Producer Jerome Weatheraid

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Altman
Dancers:
Jim White
Producer:
Jerome Weatheraid

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Piers Gough , Kathryn Hughes and Terence Blacker discuss the cultural highlights Of the week. Producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Piers Gough
Unknown:
Kathryn Hughes
Unknown:
Terence Blacker
Producer:
Fiona McLean

3/3. Jim Crumley visits three landscapes that are part of his belief system.
Crackaigon Mull. "They were instinctive stonemasons ratherthan architects. They built matter-of-factly with what was to hand, an organic process, buildings as landscape. But the island folk were cleared to this clifftop from the fertile valleys inland to make way for Sheep." Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Crumley

For nearly 400 years Newmarket has been the capital and true home of horse-racing. King Charles II - "Old Rowley" - built a palace there. Only in Newmarket are there traffic lights for horses, a preponderance of jockey-sized people and town planning that has first to suit the needs of horses. On and around possiblythe largest stretch of tended grass in the world is based a sporting industry. Ivan Howlett dips into the archives to recall the great days of Newmarket, the headquarters of racing. Producer Nick Patrick

Contributors

Unknown:
Ivan Howlett
Producer:
Nick Patrick

2/2. A great dystopian Russian novel, written byYevgeni Zamyatin and adapted by Sean O'Brien.
D-503 becomes increasingly infatuated by the beautiful I-330, although he suspects she is a revolutionary. The key to his fate seems to lie in the hands of the mysterious S - but who is S? D's ordered world unravels as the story hurtles towards its conclusion.
Director Jim Poyser Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Writer:
Yevgeni Zamyatin
Adapted By:
Sean O'Brien
Director:
Jim Poyser
D-503:
Anton Lesser
R-13:
Don Warrington
U:
Brigit Forsyth
I-330:
Joanna Riding
0-90:
Julia Rounthwalte
Benefactor:
Russell Dixon
Tannoy:
Emma Clarke
Babushka:
Judith Davis
S:
Patrick Bridgman
Second engineer:
Paul Vlragh

4/5. Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright
Wole Soyinka argues that we are living in a new climate of fear and examines the challenge this presents to democracy. The Quest for Dignity. The loss of people's dignity as a grave barrier to the resolution of conflict. From the University of Leeds. Presented by Sue Lawley . Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Wole Soyinka
Presented By:
Sue Lawley

1/2. Asian poet Roshan Doug visits China to look at the story of Chinese poetry. He charts a literary scene that navigates and reflects the end of Imperialism, China under Chairman Mao, the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and a new period of opening up and optimism. He interviews important poets such as Mang Ke, godfather of the Obscure movement of the 1960s and 70s, and modern-day poet Crystal. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roshan Doug

4/5. Dancing in the Dark. By Rosemary Goring. Helen isn't ready for the transformation that takes place in her stressed and inattentive husband when she slips into a little black dress. Producer Lu Kemp

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosemary Goring.
Producer:
Lu Kemp

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