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With Sarah Montague and John Humphries.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Simon Jones.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
John Humphries.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
Simon Jones.

3/5. White Line, Yellow Line. What could be more obvious than a white line down the middle of a road? But while Manchester experimented with them in the 1830s, it wasn't until a Californian doctor had hand-painted one down the centre of her local road that white and yellow paint started to spread on our streets.
Joe Kerr explores why the roads are now so completely covered in markings of all colours. producer Matthew Dodd

Contributors

Unknown:
Joe Kerr
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

1/2. Comedian and Goodies aficionado Phill Juptus talks to Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie about their early days as comedy writers and performers, and about their 1970s series The Goodies.
More than 20 years after the last episode was made, the sketch show still enjoys a huge following, with regular Goodies conventions being staged all over the world.

Contributors

Interviewer:
Phill Juptus
Interviewee:
Graeme Garden
Interviewee:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Interviewee:
Bill Oddie
Producer:
Libby Cross

Russell Davies marks the centenary of the birth of the Lancashire entertainer George Formby, who for 40 years had the world of entertainment at his feet. This programme features an exclusive, previously unheard archive of the late George Harrison, who was a great fan of Formby's, discussing his admiration for the ukulele star.

Contributors

Producer:
David Perry

2/5. Written by Bert Coules. Inspired by the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Shameful Betrayal of Miss Emily Smith
The murder of a young schoolmistress brings Holmes and Watson down to Kent. Emily Smith 's body was found in the middle of a snow-covered field. But, strangely, her killer left no footprints.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner
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 www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Bert Coules
Stories Of:
Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown:
Miss Emily Smith
Unknown:
Emily Smith
Director:
Patrick Rayner
Unknown:
Sherlock Holmes
Unknown:
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes:
Clive Merrison
Dr Watson:
Andrew Sachs
Bert:
Mark Gatiss
Inspector Dawkins:
Christian Rodska
Dr.Trantor:
Philip Fox
Mrs.Trantor:
Rachel Atkins
Alfred:
Chris Moran
Emily:
Jaimi Barbakoff

Sue Cook investigates more listeners' history queries. ADDRESS: Making History, PO BOX 3096. Brighton BN1 1PL . email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick

Contributors

Producers:
Ivan Howlett
Producers:
Nick Patrick

2/5. Solitude. A child's impetuous act is finally resolved on a shabby Italian seafront 50 years later. By William Trevor , read by Penelope Wilton. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
William Trevor
Read By:
Penelope Wilton.

Musical Revolution. Heather Payton looks at how the internet is transforming the way we buy and listen to music, and its impact on the music industry. Can record companies survive in a world in which artists sell their music direct to listeners on line? Producer zniahwatson

Contributors

Unknown:
Heather Payton

6/6. Mother. Tamsyn's mother, 'Lizabeth, suddenly turns up at the tavern - and greets Tamsyn with the immortal phrase "'Ello, princess ..." Historical sitcom, written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain. Other parts played by members of the cast Producer Jan Ravens

Contributors

Written By:
Tom Jamieson
Producer:
Jan Ravens
Tamsyn:
Sheridan Smith
jago:
John Bowe
Lizabeth:
Alison Steadman
Maj:
Falconer Cameronstewart
Capt Marriot:
Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe:
Martin Hyder
Dewey:
Mark Felgate
Roderick:
Mark Perry

2/5. Viper in the Nest. Written by Hannah McGill.
Within the next 15 minutes the verdict in the trial of an American girl is to be announced. In a boarding school in Scotland, Martin isdesperatetoheartheoutcome-his own fate, he feels, is inextricably bound up with hers.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Written By:
Hannah McGill.
Rutherford:
Wiliam Barlow
Radio announcer/Headmaster:
Crawford Logan
Mother:
Alexandra Mathie
Martin:
Grant O'Rourke
Beth:
Gabriel Quigley

New series 1/11. Jenny Cuffe investigates the role played by private military contractors in Iraq. As violence and lawlessness increase, business is booming for the security companies - but are there enough controls over the way they operate and the people they employ? Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe
Producer:
Ian Muir-Cochrane

8/9. Dr Mark Porter goes in search of new vaccines - for HIV, peanut allergies and cancers. What should we be vaccinating ourselves against on ourtravels - do we still need to bother with yellow fever and diptheria? Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Helen Sharp

2/4. In Strictest Confidence. Comedy drama by Ray Connolly. Tim reluctantly visits an out-placement office where he is confronted with his demons by Barry.
Producer Louis Armitage Director Dirk Maggs

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Connolly.
Producer:
Louis Armitage
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Tim:
Duncan Preston
Amy:
Tessa Peake-Jones
Holly:
Catherine Shepherd
Joe:
Leo Bill
Barry:
John Challis
Rhys:
John Sparkes
Charlotte:
Cathy Sara
Judith:
Teresa Gallagher

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