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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Dr Alan Billings.

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Fifteen Minutes to Go
5/5. Edinburgh Walpurgisnacht by Louise Welsh. Today's Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Unknown:
Louise Welsh.
Editor:
Jill Burridge

2/2. Jenni Mills continues her investigation into mass group therapy organisations, this week focusing on the British end of the business. She asks why so many
20-year-olds are signing up and persists in her efforts to see for herself what happens at a typical meeting. Producer Miles Warde

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Mills
Producer:
Miles Warde

3/6. The peace and tranquillity of the CyberPass bistro is suddenly shaken to the core as a huge emotional trauma engulfs them all - Neville is dumped by his girlfriend. Written by and starring Mervin Stutter.
With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge , Gyuri Sarossi and Geoffrey McGivern. Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Unknown:
Mervin Stutter.
Unknown:
John Challis
Unknown:
Lill Roughley
Unknown:
Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown:
Chris Ettridge
Unknown:
Gyuri Sarossi
Unknown:
Geoffrey McGivern.
Producer:
Simon Nicholls

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Diana Madill. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Presented By:
Winifred Robinson
Presented By:
Diana Madill.
Editor:
Andrew Smith

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.ul

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of its creator, the novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton, a brand-new production of a radio play first broadcast in 1937. On a hot summer's day a Fleet Street tycoon finds himself under telephone threat of blackmail.

Contributors

Writer:
Patrick Hamilton
Director:
Richard Wortley
Mr Carruthers:
Stephen Thorne
Mr Poland:
David Collings
McPherson:
Joe Dunlop
Miss Rough:
Rachel Atkins
Mrs Carruthers:
Gwyneth Powell
Bank clerk:
Ben Crowe
Hilliard:
Ioan Meredith

3/5. Scout Hike - Hambledon, Hampshire. The largest group so far encountered by Clare Balding in this senes numbers 30 scouts and their leaders. The pack from the First Park Gate Cubs and the newly formed First Park
Gate Sea Scouts walk through Hambledon, the home of English cricket, on a walk to test their land skills. Producer Sally Wright

Contributors

Unknown:
Clare Balding
Producer:
Sally Wright

Newseries 1/10. The programme that tackles legal issues and controversies returns with a new look, with barrister and writer Clive Coleman taking over the reins from Marcel Berlins. The series kicks off by looking at whetherthe legal-aid system is close to collapse. Producer Jim Frank

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Coleman
Unknown:
Marcel Berlins.
Producer:
Jim Frank

7/8. Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near? What does it matter? Here's the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Francis Wheen and a special guest.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Producer:
Simon Nicholls

Brian makes a break with the past.
Written by Joanna Toye DirectorRosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Joanna Toye
Director:
Rosemary Watts
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Shula:
Judy Bennett
David:
Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth:
Felicity Finch
Tony:
Colin Skipp
Pat:
Patricia Gallimore
Helen:
Loulza Patlkas
Tom:
Tom Graham
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
Adam:
Andrew Wincott
Lilian:
Sunny Ormonde
Jack:
Arnold Peters
Peggy:
June Spencer
Sid:
Alan Devereux
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie:
Rosalind Adams
William:
Philip Molloy
Edward:
Barry Farrimond
Caroline:
Sara Coward
Kirsty:
Annabelle Dowler
Matt:
Kim Durham
Alan:
John Telfer
Sam:
Robin Pirongs
Jim:
Jake Oldershaw
Bridget:
Jilly Bond

In the arts show, John Wilson reassesses the career of sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi in the light of a new exhibition in Edinburgh: Paolozzi at 80. Producer Phil Tinline

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wilson
Unknown:
Eduardo Paolozzi
Producer:
Phil Tinline

5/5. Edinburgh Walpurgisnacht by Louise Welsh.
A modern ghost story recorded on location in the vaults beneath Edinburgh. Two intrepid journalists prepare to be locked into a haunted chamber. Will anything appear as midnight approaches?
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
Forfurther details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Welsh.
Director:
Gaynor MacFarlane
Fraser:
John Kielty
Duncan:
Crawford Logan
Shiona:
Alexandra Mathie
Jan:
Gabriel Quigley

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Dartmouth Community College, Devon. Panellists include Teresa May , shadow secretary of state for the environment; Don Foster , the Liberal Democrat spokesman on culture, media and sport; and The Times columnist Lord Rees-Mogg.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Teresa May
Unknown:
Don Foster
Producer:
Victoria Wakely

A vintage broadcast by the late Alistair Cooke. Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of Letter from America are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Alistair Cooke.

A comedy of modern sexual manners, by Barrie Keeffe. Sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll are the illusory dreams of Bruce during his mid-life crisis. But he forgets that he is also the older man and he finds that a menage a trois can easily become an extended family.
Director Ned Chaillet

Contributors

Unknown:
Barrie Keeffe.
Director:
Ned Chaillet
Bruce:
Phil Davis
Manfred:
Nicholas Deal
Yvie:
Claire Rushbrook
Willie:
Steven Diggory
Frankie:
Annabelle Apsion
Seamus Cornelius:
Tony Rohr
Old man:
Michael N Harbour

9/10. Tory MP and former chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke explains to Humphrey Carpenter why he believes the Victorian statesman and novelist Benjamin Disraeli lived a great life. Also exploring Disraeli's colourful and flamboyant character and career is historian Jane Ridley. Producer John Byrne

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Clarke
Unknown:
Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown:
Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown:
Jane Ridley.
Producer:
John Byrne

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