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With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rev AngelaTilby.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.

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Presented by Andrew Graystone. Lead Us, Heavenly
Father, Lead Us (Mannheim). Matthew 3, wl3-17.
Litany to the Holy Spirit (Hurford). I, the Lord of Sea and Sky (Schutte). With the Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music David Poulter.

Contributors

Presented By:
Andrew Graystone.
Music:
David Poulter.

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 After Happy Ever
Modern-day versions of fairy tales in which we discover what happened to the heroines long after they went off to live happily ever after. By Lynn Ferguson. 1/5. Rapunzel. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Jenni Murray.
Unknown:
Lynn Ferguson.

1/3. A year after the Government launch of a new system aimed at improving public health, Winifred Robinson investigates how the changes are working in practice and whether they are leaving us better protected against infectious diseases and the threat of chemical attack.

Contributors

Presenter:
Winifred Robinson
Producer:
Sue Mitchell

4/4 TheWall Postwar redevelopment comes to Mondo Piccolo at last but the building of the new shopping centre stops in its tracks when a religious relic is discovered on the site. Written by Giovanni Guareschi and dramatised by Peter Kerry.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis

Contributors

Unknown:
Mondo Piccolo
Written By:
Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By:
Peter Kerry.
Director:
Chris Wallis
Don Camillo:
Ian Hogg
Peppone:
Shaun Prendergast
God:
Joss Ackland
The Bishop:
John Moffatt
Joshua:
James Garbutt
Vito:
Ben Crowe
Smilzo:
Donald McBride
Brusco:
Trevor Fox
MrsPeppone:
Becky Hindley

The remarkable and poignant story of an Ethiopian prince who died of pneumonia in Leeds in November 1879. Prince Alamayou of Abyssinia had apparently fallen asleep in an outside WC in the middle of a cold night. His body was transported to St George's Chapel, Windsor, in a glass-faced coffin. A plaque, erected by Queen Victoria reads "I was a stranger and ye took me in."

Contributors

Written By:
Peter Spafford
Producer/ Director:
Pauline Harris
Alamayou:
Chiwetel Ejlofor
Boy Alamayou:
Lfe Okpor
Capt Speedy:
Robert Plckavance
Mrs Speedy:
Helen Longworth
Lakiyaye:
Claire Benedict
Queen Victoria:
Claire Benedict
Mr Ransome:
Patrice Nalambana
Tewodros:
Patrice Nalambana
Jex-Blake:
David Reeshman
Harriet:
Rosie Reeshman

1/5. A series of stories about famous people with strong links to Brighton, recorded in conjunction with the Brighton Festival.
Fanny Burney. Novelist Fanny Burney comments on Brighton society while staying with the recently widowed Mrs Thrale. Written by Frances Childs. Read by Poppy Miller. ProducerCeliadeWolff

Contributors

Unknown:
Fanny Burney.
Written By:
Frances Childs.
Read By:
Poppy Miller.

1/5. Scheherazade. Ajourneythrough TheArabian
Nights, also known as The Thousand and One Nights.
From Aladdin's lamp togenies, this medieval collection ofstories-within-stories has become part of the English language. Novelist and Arabist Robert Irwin explores Scheherazade, the woman who escaped death by turning survival into an artform. Producer Jo Glanville

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Irwin
Producer:
Jo Glanville

Restaurants. Could we have the bill, please?
Sheila Dillon investigates the pricing policies of our restaurants and finds out if British diners are being ripped off. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Dillon

Exchanging favourite quotations with Nigel Rees are
Jeremy Beadle , Daisy Goodwin and John Sessions. The reader is Peter Jefferson.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Highlights from over 21 years of Quote....
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Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Jeremy Beadle
Unknown:
Daisy Goodwin
Unknown:
John Sessions.
Unknown:
Peter Jefferson.
Producer:
Carol Smith

1/5. Rapunzel. Rapunzel has let her hair down once too often. Written by Lynn Ferguson. Starring
Geraldine James as Rapunzel. With Lynn Ferguson ,
Carl Prekopp , Philip Fox , Jon Glover and John Rowe. Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Written By:
Lynn Ferguson.
Unknown:
Geraldine James
Unknown:
Lynn Ferguson
Unknown:
Carl Prekopp
Unknown:
Philip Fox
Unknown:
Jon Glover
Unknown:
John Rowe.
Director:
Mary Peate

New series 1/3. No one knows exactly how many people were slaughtered in Indonesia in 1965 - estimates range from hundreds of thousands to more than a million. The attempted coup that sparked this maelstrom of violence laid the foundations of the Suharto dictatorship. Christopher Gunness travels to Jakarta where he meets former political prisoners, soldiers and children of the dead as he uncovers a chilling untold tale of mass murder. Producer UndaPressly

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Gunness

Look up, look up! When was the last time you wondered at the clouds above you? Scudding cumulus, churning valleys of nimbus, great plains of stratus. Two hundred years ago Luke Howard named them and changed our understanding of them forever. Biographer Richard Hamblyn ascends into the unfurling mysteries, myths and substance of the white stuff. Producer Mark Burman

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Hamblyn
Producer:
Mark Burman

New series 1/8. Spring Surprises. Climate change caused by greenhouse gases and other emissions is now bringing spring much earlier to the British Isles.
Jeremy Bristow examines the impact this is having on some of our most familiar native plants, birds and butterflies. Greattits, red admiral butterflies and chiffchaffs are all affected in different ways and, as Bristow discovers, we can play a part in recording their responses to a warming climate.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Bristow
Producer:
Brett Westwood

6/10. Marking 25 years since the death of Jean Rhys , Adam Godley reads her most famous novel. Antoinette and Rochester's intense love affair in Dominica is threatened by rumour and betrayal. Abridged by Margaret Busby. Producer Claire Grove

Contributors

Unknown:
Jean Rhys
Unknown:
Adam Godley
Abridged By:
Margaret Busby.
Producer:
Claire Grove

3.00 Let's Make a Story (ages 5-7) 3.15 Just Poetry (ages 8-9)
3.30 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 1 (ages 9-11) 3.45 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 1 (ages 9-11) 4.00 Word Games (ages 7-11) 4.15 Numbertime (ages 6-7)

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