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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.51 LWonfy Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Sean Curran.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Rhidian Brook.

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family lite. Producer Harry Parker Shortened at llpm PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peel
Producer:
Harry Parker

Sandi Toksvig , in her exploration of the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel, finds herself on one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world, in the shadow of a nuclear power station - at Dungeness, in Kent. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil M acLeod

Contributors

Unknown:
Sandi Toksvig
Producers:
Kevin Dawson

England v New Zealand
Coverage of the third day's play in the First Test at
Lord's, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. Including at 12.30pm View from the Boundary.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Henry Blofeld
Commentary By:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By:
Bryan Waddle.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

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

6/8. Simon Hoggart presents "the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio" with the help of Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and Francis Wheen. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Andy Hamilton
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Francis Wheen.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at the Brackla Tabernacle, Bridgend. The panellists include the shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland Paul Murphy , the shadow secretary of state for health and education Tim Yeo ; the Liberal Democrat health spokesman Paul Burstow ; and Baroness Finlay, a pioneer in the field of palliative care. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Paul Murphy
Unknown:
Tim Yeo
Unknown:
Paul Burstow

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producer:
Anne Peacock

Over the May bank holiday, Churchill, who had been prime minister for a fortnight and was facing up to a possibly devastating defeat at Dunkirk - was challenged by the War Cabinet over the way he was conducting the war. Britain's fate hung in the balance. Written by Robin Glendinning.

Contributors

Writer:
Robin Glendinning
Director:
Jeremy Howe
Winston Churchill:
Robert Hardy
Lord Halifax:
Ronald Pickup
Neville Chamberlain:
Jeremy Child
Clement Attlee:
Bill Wallis
Greenwood:
Geoffrey Whitehead
John Martin:
David Leonard
Signor Bastianini:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Paul Reynaud:
Roland Oliver
General Ismay:
Mark Buttery

Clare Jenkins meets the borrowers and lenders of Birmingham Central library. Built in the 1970s and so ugly that Prince Charles remarked that it looked more like an incinerator of books than a keeper of them, to its
5.000 daily visitors it's a treasure. But it is about to be demolished. Before it goes, Jenkins wants to meet the readers and librarians, Producer Janet Graves

Contributors

Unknown:
Clare Jenkins
Producer:
Janet Graves

Hayley Mills talks to Jim White about her career as one of the top child stars of the 1960s, starring in Tiger Bay and Whistle Down the Wind, both released on a special edition DVD this week. Producer Mohini Patel

Contributors

Talks:
Hayley Mills
Unknown:
Jim White
Producer:
Mohini Patel

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Anthony Horowitz ,
Francis Spufford and Michelene Wandor discuss a new production of Measure for Measure at the National
Theatre and an exhibition of the artist Edward Hopper at Tate Modern. Producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Anthony Horowitz
Unknown:
Francis Spufford
Unknown:
Michelene Wandor
Artist:
Edward Hopper
Producer:
Fiona McLean

3/3. Through the letters that she sent each week to her parents, the Rev Dr Joyce Bennett tells the story of her ordination in the Anglican Communion in Hong Kong in 1971. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Joyce Bennett

The Story of a Forgotten War. In June 1948, a group of Chinese Communists walked into the office of a rubber plantation in Malaya and shot dead the British manager. It sparked off a war that lasted 12 years and cost many thousands of lives. Piers Plowrighttells the story of the Malayan Emergency through the memories of the Communists, the locals and the British. He also tells his personal story of serving in the Malayan jungle. In his first return trip there, Plowright confronts his past and finds out how the local people, as well as former British servicemen, look back on this time. Producer Vanessa Harrison

Contributors

Unknown:
Piers Plowrighttells
Producer:
Vanessa Harrison

1/2. In Stella Gibbons 's gentle comedy,
Margaret Steggles moves to London in 1943. Through a dropped ration book she meets the Challises who live at
Westwood, an elegant house in Highgate. The charming Challis family soon take advantage of Margaret's slavish admiration. Adapted by Lynne Truss.
Director Kate McAll Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Stella Gibbons
Unknown:
Margaret Steggles
Adapted By:
Lynne Truss.
Director:
Kate McAll
Narrator/Lady Challis:
Rosemary Leach
Margaret:
Juliet Aubrey
Gerard Michael:
Fenton Stevens
Hilda:
Saffron Burrows
Hebe:
Caroline Harker
Zita:
Mla Soteriou
Seraphina:
Phylllda Nash
Dick:
Jonathan Nlbbs
Mrs Steggles:
Angela Barlow
MrHudson:
Chris Donnelly
Grantey:
Jacqueline Tong
Earl:
Martin T Sherman
Mrs Wilson:
Barbara Kellerman

2/3. Some of our best-known institutions are putto the test in a series of debates.
Devolution. Is devolution working or is it a waste of time and money? Diana Madill chairs a debate between
DrJohnTomaney of Newcastle University and the Daily
Telegraph's Scottish editor, Alan Cochrane , with a forum Of experts. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Diana Madill
Editor:
Alan Cochrane

2/6. Roger McGough celebrates the legacy of the former poet laureate John Betjeman , who died 20 years ago this week. McGough interviews his biographer Bevis Hillier and there is a reading from Betjeman's verse autobiography, Summoned by Bells. The readers are Alice Arnold and Peter Marinker. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
John Betjeman
Unknown:
Bevis Hillier
Unknown:
Peter Marinker.

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