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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Indarjit Singh.

2/5. The Roundabout. More British than the red phone box, the roundabout is the jewel in the crown of British traffic engineers. But, horror of horrors, it is a French invention that the British made their own. Joe Ken - visits
Letchworth, the site of the very first one opened in the UK in 1910 and hears of the difficulties the early motorists had in understanding how it worked. Producer Matthew Dodd

Contributors

Unknown:
Joe Ken
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

1/8 Spring Surprises. Climate change caused by greenhouse gases and other emissions is now bringing spring much earlier to the British Isles. Jeremy Bnstow examines the impact this is having on some of our plants, birds and butterflies. Repeatedfromyesterdayat9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Bnstow

4/4. Paul Roseby concludes his trawl through musical theatre's glorious failures with the unbelievably bad taste of Out of the Blue, a musical about the bombing of Nagasaki; Fields of Ambrosia, the hilarious tale of a travelling executioner; and the sad story behind
Leonardo, a musical funded by the island of Nauru, the entire economy of which is based on the guano industry. The disastrous production nearly put the island into recession. Producer Elizabeth Freestone

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Roseby
Producer:
Elizabeth Freestone

by Bert Coules, inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Holmes and Watson have rarely been faced with such an uncooperative and unusual client. They have just 40 minutes to find out what problem has brought him to 221b Baker Street before the heavy boots of the official police force start clumping up the stairs.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A large selection of Sherlock Holmes adventures is available on audio cassette, with some also on CD. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , Volume 2, is available on cassette and CD from 7 June from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]

Contributors

Writer:
Bert Coules
Creator of characters:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Producer/Director:
Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes:
Clive Merrison
Dr Watson:
Andrew Sachs
The client:
Ioan Meredith

Sue Cook investigates another batch of listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: MakingHistory.PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN11PL email-making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick

Contributors

Producers:
Ivan Howlett
Producers:
Nick Patrick

2/5 A Lesson in the Art of Snuff Taking.
Beau Brummell , haunted by debt, attempts to reacquaint himself with the recently crowned George IV. Written by John Peacock , read by Phillip Voss. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Beau Brummell
Unknown:
George Iv.
Written By:
John Peacock
Read By:
Phillip Voss.

Whether you're afraid of terrorist attacks or ghosts, there's someone to help. From panic rooms to gated communities, Heather Payton looks at businesses built on fear. Producer Sam McAlister

Contributors

Unknown:
Heather Payton
Producer:
Sam McAlister

5/6. London. Jago has been kidnapped and taken to London, but Dewey is far more interested in seeing Bedlam, which is now in its sixth record-breaking year. Historical sitcom, written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain. Guest starring Alison Steadman.
Other parts played by members of the cast Producer Jan Ravens

Contributors

Written By:
Tom Jamieson
Written By:
Nev Fountain.
Unknown:
Alison Steadman.
Producer:
Jan Ravens
Tamsyn:
Sheridan Smith
Jago:
John Bowe
Horatia:
Alison Steadman
Maj Falconer:
Cameron Stewart
Cpt Marriot:
Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe:
Martin Hyder
Dewey:
Mark Felgate
Producer:
Mark Perry

2/5. Goldilocks still can't resist trying out other people's houses for size. Starring Leslie Ash as Goldilocks.
(For further details see yesterday) (Repeated from 10.45am)

Contributors

Writer:
Lynn Ferguson
Director:
Jessica Dromgoole
Goldilocks:
Leslie Ash

According to one of our leading police officers, it is only a matter of time before Islamist militants carry out a major terrorist attack in Britain. The BBC's security correspondent, Frank Gardner , looks at how the terrorist networks operate and how the security services are dealing with the threat.
Producer Innes Bowen Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Gardner
Producer:
Innes Bowen
Editor:
Nicola Meyrick

7/9. Oral Health. This week is National Smile Week, promoted by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Dr Mark Porter and the team look at the information about the body's overall health revealed by the state of one's gums and teeth. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Helen Sharp

Another chance to hear a comedy-drama series by Ray Connolly , first broadcast last year.
1/4. Goodbye, Baby Boomer and Amen. Tim thinks he's in line for promotion, but his boss has other ideas. He is made redundant; the contents of his desk are presented to him in a black bag and his car is repossessed. Surely, that's all....
Producer Louis Armitage Director Dirk Maggs

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Connolly
Unknown:
Baby Boomer
Producer:
Louis Armitage
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Tim:
Duncan Preston
Amy:
Tessa Peake-Jones
Holly:
Catherine Shepherd
Joe:
Leo Bill
Colin:
Nick Bumell
Newsagent:
Tom George
Charlotte:
Cathy Sara
Belle:
Rachel Preece

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