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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Akhandadhi Das.

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3/5. Military historian Peter Caddick-Adams introduces extracts from journals and memoirs of the key military players who were responsible for developing and executing what Churchill described as "the most difficult and complicated operation ever to take place". General Charles de Gaulle, unhappy at being excluded from the D-Day plans, is invited to London by Churchill on 4 June, has several tense encounters with British and American military planners, and gives a rousing speech to his countrymen. General Charles de Gaulle is read by Cornelius Garret; Winston Churchill by Robert Hardy.

(For details see Monday) (Repeated at 12.30am)

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Caddick-Adams
General Charles de Gaulle:
Cornelius Garret
Winston Churchill:
Robert Hardy

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 D-Day minus 4: Harry and Gloria
The Woman's Hour drama by Katie Hims , from a story by Mike Walker.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Jenni Murray.
Unknown:
Katie Hims
Story By:
Mike Walker.

2/3. David Aaronovitch continues his exploration ot the regime change that occurred in 1066. Ruling. Having conquered the English at the Battle of Hastings, what changes did the new Norman rulers introduce, and what aspects of Anglo-Saxon rule did they leave untouched? Producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
David Aaronovitch
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

3/4. Comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford.
Liquidised orchids, tropical fish and John Travolta 's cuff links: just another week for brothers Nigel and Michael.
Director Marc Beeby

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford.
Unknown:
John Travolta
Director:
Marc Beeby
Nigel:
Adam Godley
Michael:
Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh:
Pauline McLynn
Z Orro:
Pearce Quigley
Korean daughter:
Alice Hart
Korean dad:
Jon Glover

7/9. Catherine Cookson is the "Authorofthe Week" as James Walton quizzes Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh on all things literary, with guests
Professor John Sutherland and novelist Sabrina Broadbent. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden

Contributors

Unknown:
Catherine Cookson
Unknown:
James Walton
Unknown:
Sebastian Faulks
Unknown:
John Walsh
Unknown:
Professor John Sutherland
Unknown:
Sabrina Broadbent.
Unknown:
Beth Chalmers.
Producer:
Katie Marsden

Aileen Ritchie 's darkly comic observational drama about the tentative friendship that develops between two middle-aged carers who meet in hospital while visiting their elderly mothers.

Contributors

Writer:
Aileen Ritchie
Director:
Lu Kemp
Doreen:
Louise Goodall
Edith:
Eileen McCallum
Sarah:
Colette O'Neil
Nurse:
Wendy Seager
Consultant:
Simon Talt
Calum:
Jimmy Yuill

Your chance to put your points about the European
Elections directly to a leading politician. Presented by Nick Clarke. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.15PM Poducer Martin Rosenbaum

Contributors

Presented By:
Nick Clarke.
Unknown:
Poducer Martin Rosenbaum

2/4. The Language of Birdsong. Lucy James is intrigued bya a mysterious monument near herfamily's holiday home in France. She sets out to discover its meaning and uncovers an almost forgotten tragedy. Written and read by Celia Rees. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Lucy James
Read By:
Celia Rees.

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Rebecca Asher

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Rebecca Asher

9/9. Today autism affects around half a million people across the UK. Now that links with the MMR vaccine have largely been dismissed, is this simply due to better awareness and more inclusive diagnostic criteria or is there something else going on? Dr Mark Porter finds out the latest on the condition and its treatment. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter

1/6. Going through the Roof. Comedydramaby Jim Eldridge about a fictional inner-city school.
A smooth, trouble-free staff meeting.... no hiccups or nasty surprises. That's a bad omen.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson

Contributors

Unknown:
Comedydramaby Jim Eldridge
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon:
Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis:
Marlene Sidaway
MrLong:
Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone:
Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell:
Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid:
Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan:
Janice Acquah
Paul:
Christopher Dunning
Mandy:
Charlotte Flnaly-Tribe
Dinesh:
Nikki Snode
Ria:
Jodie Devlin

The world is waiting for the Allied invasion of Europe, but no one knows when or where it will happen. Continuing a week of stories that give a snapshot of everyday life in Britain and France in the build-up to D-Day, the 60th anniversary of which falls on Sunday next week.
Written by Katie Hims , from a story by Mike Walker. On 2 June 1944 Gloria finally hears from her sweetheart, Harry.
Director Gordon House
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Written By:
Katie Hims
Story By:
Mike Walker.
Narrator:
Juliet Stevenson
Harry:
Ryan McCluskey
Gloria:
Kaye Wragg

New series 1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine individuals who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Producer:
David Coomes

3/3. Film-maker Michael Cockerell tells the behind-the-scenes story of his television encounters with colourful figures who lit up the political scene over six decades. He concludes the series with a programme devoted to the former Conservative prime minister Ted Heath. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Cockerell
Unknown:
Ted Heath.
Producer:
Dennis Sewell

2/2. On 8 June the planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. The prime purpose of Captain James Cook 's voyage to the South Pacific in 1769 was to observe such a transit of Venus and to work out the the Sun's distance from Earth. Astronomer and writer Duncan Steel charts the turbulent history of such measurements and finds out howthis year's event can be Observed. Producer Martin Redfern

Contributors

Unknown:
James Cook
Producer:
Martin Redfern

1/4. Fred Housego explores his own comedy archive and showcases some of his personal unsung heroes.
The series begins with Henry Youngman and the Jewish comedians of the so-called Borscht Belt. Producer Paul Bajoria

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Housego
Unknown:
Henry Youngman
Producer:
Paul Bajoria

In the autumn of 2001 Libby and David Barnden embarked on a new life as tenant farmers on Bardsey, a small island off the north-west coast of Wales. Sian Pari Huws hears how these castaways coped with two years of hard work and heartache as they made the island their own. Producer JeremyGrange

Contributors

Unknown:
David Barnden
Unknown:
Pari Huws

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