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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Elaine Storkey.

2/3. Adrian Lester follows Richie and Yvonne, two students coming to the end of their first year at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the country's foremost drama school, and compares their training with that of some of their illustrious predecessors, including Lord Attenborough, Kenneth Branagh, Glenda Jackson, Richard Briers, Richard Wilson and, from the class of 1908, the much loved Athene Seyler.

Contributors

Unknown:
Adrian Lester
Unknown:
Kenneth Branagh
Unknown:
Glenda Jackson
Unknown:
Richard Briers
Unknown:
Richard Wilson
Unknown:
Athene Seyler
Producer:
Merilyn Harris

The brave, well-meaning, unqualified Hillary struggles against hilarious odds to run the world's most chaotic antenatal class. Written by Ben Edwards and Rachael New.
Director Nigel Bryant

Contributors

Written By:
Ben Edwards
Written By:
Rachael New.
Director:
Nigel Bryant
Hillary:
Penelope Wilton
Isobel:
Tamsin Greig
Geoff:
Peter Meakin
Lorraine:
Joanna Stride
Steve:
David Holt
Stella:
Lucy Tregear
Holly:
Emily Blunt
Alan:
Brett Usher
Celia:
Annette Badland

4/5. Martin Plimmertakes a chance with luck. Luck is a state of mind. Luck expert Richard Wiseman puts Plimmerthrough a series of psychological tests to determine if he is a naturally lucky or unlucky person. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Plimmertakes
Unknown:
Richard Wiseman

Mariella Frostrup talks to the writer and member of TV's The League of Gentlemen, Jeremy Dyson , about
Dostoyevsky's TheDouble. Plusalookathowthe definition of a romantic novel is changing. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

Contributors

Talks:
Mariella Frostrup
Unknown:
Jeremy Dyson

In our throwaway society household products are becoming increasingly less durable and the cost of mending outweighs the cost of buying a replacement. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Tim Cooper from Sheffield
Hallam University, who is bringing together a network of engineers, social scientists and designers to try and change the way we buy, use and dispose of household goods and how we might eventually dispose of our throwaway Society. Producer Pamela Rutherford

Contributors

Talks:
Quentin Cooper
Unknown:
Dr Tim Cooper
Producer:
Pamela Rutherford

New series 1/6. The sitcom set before the American War of Independence returns, written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
Young Love. Captain Brimshaw receives fresh orders from his father to return to England and marry his cousin.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

Contributors

[Writer]:
Andy Hamilton
[Writer]:
Jay Tarses.
Producer:
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel:
Jay Tarses
McGurk:
Andy Hamilton
Capt Brimshaw:
James Fleet
Mary:
Jan Ravens
Joshua:
Tony Maudsley
Lord Brimshaw:
Hugh Dennis
Emily:
Penelope Nice

4/5. Animal Behaviour by Sian Preece. It is closing time at the zoo. Frustrated teenager Craig tries to persuade Sonya that animal behaviour is natural. But she has other ideas.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Sian Preece.
Director:
Gaynor MacFarlane
Craig:
William Barlow
Sonya:
Lesley Hart
Naturalist:
Crawford Logan
Monkey:
Grant O'Rourke
Parrot:
Gabriel Quigley

Professor Tim Spector is a doctor who is fascinated by twins. He has built up the UK's largest database of twins and, with his team at St Thomas' Hospital in London, made the most detailed study of these matching pairs of adults anywhere in the world. Dr Trisha Macnair, herself an identical twin, finds out what makes Tim Spector so obsessed with people like her and her sister.

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Tim Spector
Unknown:
Tim Spector
Producer:
Paula McGrath

eBay Watch. When the dot-com bubble burst four years ago, internet auctions went on powering ahead. People are giving up their day jobs to trade on eBay and now its influence is spreading to big business. Peter Day investigates the economics of the eBay effect. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday

1/4. Welcome to Radio 9, where Dark approaches Silly, shakes hands, then realises its trousers are round its ankles. It's all set in a parallel universe, just like ours, but different. Another chance to hearthis four-part series first broacast last year. Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker.
Producers Johnny Daukes and Katie Marsden

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnny Daukes
Unknown:
Hils Barker.
Producers:
Johnny Daukes
Producers:
Katie Marsden

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