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With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Simon Jones.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
Simon Jones.
Unknown:
Dr Alan Billings.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Judy Merry. The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Dominus Regit Me). John 10, w7-ll. Flocks in Pastures Green (Bach). Beauty for Brokenness
(Kendrick). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.

Contributors

Presented By:
Judy Merry.
Music:
Paul Leddington Wright.

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in OurHouse Written by Julie Myerson. 8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Jenni Murray.
Written By:
Julie Myerson.

4/4. A look at how unfinished historical business continues to shape the present. In the spring of 1948, 28 000 children walked across the mountains of northern Greece into Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. They expected to return to their villages within weeks or months, but many found themselves locked out of their homeland for decades. James Maw travels from Athens to Skopje, talking to those whose lives were changed forever by the bitter divisions of the Greek civil war.

Contributors

Reporter:
James Maw
Producer:
Julia Adamson

4/4 Special Happy Places. Gerard declutters his home by presenting gifts to his friends, butTamsin is less than thrilled with hergift. Meanwhile, Dolores is teachinga "Freeing the Creative You" eveningclass. The conclusion of Gareth Edward 's comedy drama about Stlvesanditsclose-knitcommunityofartists.
Producer Katie Tyrrell

Contributors

Unknown:
Gareth Edward
Producer:
Katie Tyrrell
Nisha:
Mina Anwar
Gerard:
Graham Crowden
Marcus:
Dave Lamb
Dolores:
Pauline McLynn
Josef:
Ben Miller
Tamsin:
Vicki Pepperdine
Weinberg:
John Rowe

4/9. Dylan Thomas is the "Author of the Week as James Walton quizzes John Walsh , Sebastian Faulks , Professor John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbenton all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden

Contributors

Unknown:
Dylan Thomas
Unknown:
James Walton
Unknown:
John Walsh
Unknown:
Sebastian Faulks
Unknown:
Professor John Sutherland
Unknown:
Sabrina Broadbenton
Unknown:
Beth Chalmers.
Producer:
Katie Marsden

In the summer of 1933, Professor Albert Einstein - arguably the greatest scientist of the 20th century - stepped off the ferry at Dover carrying one bag and a battered violin case. He was to spend a month's "cheerful exile" in Cromer.

Contributors

Writer:
Mark Burgess
Professor Albert Einstein:
David Suchet
Douglas:
Robert Harper
Mrs Rose:
Jean Trend
Cmdr Locker-Lampson:
John Evltts
Insp Hutchinson:
Trevor Nichols
Father:
Trevor Uttledale
Harry:
Trevor Uttledale
Pianist:
David Angus
Violinist:
Chris Phipps
Director:
David Blount

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Newick Horticultural Society. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the Chair. Shortened

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/5. Favourite stories chosen by well-known writers. Faith, Hope and Charity. An accident on an English building site has repercussions back home in Ireland. Written by John McGahern. Chosen by novelist Joseph O'Connor and read by Adrian Dunbar. For details see Monday

Contributors

Written By:
John McGahern.
Unknown:
Joseph O'Connor
Read By:
Adrian Dunbar.

6/9. Traditional blood transfusions can save lives, but they can also cause problems. Dr Mark Porter investigates two alternative approaches that involve giving the patient their own biood-eitherfrom donations made priorto planned surgery or via recycling during the operation. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
on BBC Radio 4 FM

2/4. Molly and Doug are determined to prove they can have a life without each other. And maybe they would if it wasn't for Doug's elderly mum misbehaving. Comedy written by Paul Mendelson.
Producer David Ian Neville

Contributors

Written By:
Paul Mendelson.
Producer:
David Ian Neville
Molly:
Rebecca Lacey
Doug:
Paul Venables
shopkeeper:
Paul Venables
Kaz:
Soumaya Keynes
Ryan:
Jessie Sullivan
Dawn:
Rebecca Front
Scarlet:
Rebecca Front
Annie:
Marlene Sidaway
Ansel:
Richard Firth

New series 1/3. Some of our best-known institutions are put to the test in a series of debates. The General Medical Council. The final report of the Harold Shipman inquiry, due in the summer, is expected to be critical of the GMC - the body responsible for regulating the medical profession. Diana Madill chairs a debate between the GMC's president, Sir Graeme Catto, leading health lawyer Ann Alexander and a forum of experts about how best to police the medical profession. Producer Jim Frank
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Diana Madill
Unknown:
Ann Alexander
Producer:
Jim Frank

3/3. This month, Europe will change for ever with the entry often new countries into the European Union. It won't be easy, as these countries bring a lot of baggage with them. Historian Misha Glenny reflects on the conflicts and bitterness ended and looks forward to the opportunities and the pitfalls ahead.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Misha Glenny
Producer:
Maria Balinska

7/7. Cheating in Sport. From designer steroids to the possibility of genetic therapy to improve muscle mass, some athletes will go to terrifying lengths to win. But behind every sport-doping scandal lies a team of dedicated and determined scientists whose mission it is to catch the cheats. Peter Evans talks to the scientists on the front line, battling to stay one step ahead ofthe unscrupulous and keep sport clean. Producer Alexandra Feachem

Contributors

Talks:
Peter Evans
Producer:
Alexandra Feachem

6/6. Graeme Garden chairs the comedy panel game inspi red by the worst of Ask the Family and the best of Trisha as he poses dilemmas to four family members played by Barry Cryer (dad), Sheila Hancock (mum), Fred MacAulay (son) and Helen Atkinson Wood (daughter-in-law). Producer LucyArmitage

Contributors

Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Played By:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Sheila Hancock
Unknown:
Helen Atkinson Wood

BBC Radio 4 FM

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