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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Lionel Blue.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Long Way Round

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by the Rev Marjory MacLean , with the St Andrew Camerata and organist Michael Harris , directed by Vincent Wallace from the parish church of St Andrew and St George , Edinburgh.

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev Marjory MacLean
Organist:
Michael Harris
Directed By:
Vincent Wallace
Unknown:
St Andrew
Unknown:
St George

New series 1/3. Britain embarked on a disastrous war against Russia in the Crimea 150 years ago. Today it's remembered only for the Charge of the Light
Brigade and Florence Nightingale , but it was a conflict rich in innovation as well as heroism and folly. It also produced some of the most vivid first-hand accounts of war ever written. In this programme, Russian specialist and war reporter Tom de Waal returns to the Crimea to investigate what has been called both the last old war and the first modern war. Producer Jolyon Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Florence Nightingale
Reporter:
Tom de Waal
Producer:
Jolyon Jenkins

1/6. Sitcom about a topsy-turvy family.
Alison returns from Spain to find that Egg's taken her room and Xanthe has shrunk her favourite jeans in the wash. Patrick disappears off to work, leaving Stella to sort out the chaos. By Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson.

Contributors

Writer:
Lucy Clare
Writer:
Ian Davidson
Producer/Director:
Elizabeth Freestone
Stella:
Penny Downie
Patrick:
Duncan Preston
Alison:
Claudie Blakely
Rick:
Bruce MacKinnon
Xanthe:
Catherine Shepherd
Egg:
Daniela Denby-Ashe

17/18. This year's Brain of Britain will be decided in this final of the general knowledge quiz. Chaired by Russell Davies. Producer Richard Edis Repeated Saturday llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Russell Davies.
Producer:
Richard Edis

1/5. A comedy about an idealistic musician who finds it hard to sacrifice his principles to save his marriage until he is kidnapped by two escaped convicts and his whole future is put in jeopardy. By Marian Connolly and Keith Law.

Contributors

Writer:
Marian Connolly
Writer/Music:
Keith Law
Producer/Director:
Tanya Nash
Rick:
Dan Gordon
Rita:
Laura Hughes
Kiki:
Martha Gordon
Herbie:
Conor Grimes
Jock:
Alan McKee
Clare:
Niki Doherty
Pat:
Gerard Jordon

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Samantha Washington

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Samantha Washington

1/5. A series of stories begun by established writers and completed by new writers selected from entrants to the BBC3 TV series End of Story.
Imitating Katherine Walker. An improbably sexy young woman moves into a friend's flat. Written by Alexei Sayle and read by Paul Young , producer Bruce Young

Contributors

Unknown:
Katherine Walker.
Written By:
Alexei Sayle
Read By:
Paul Young
Producer:
Bruce Young

pn 1/5. Authors of classic novels of the 1950s and 60s return to the towns that provided their inspiration.
7 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Alan Sillitoe returns to Nottingham, his hometown and the backdrop to his 1958 novel, to see how the city has Changed. Producer Clare Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Sillitoe
Producer:
Clare Jenkins

6/10. Gillian Clarke , Patrick Hannan , Monica Mahoney and Adrian Mourby exchange quotations and anecdotes. From the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.
Chaired by Nigel Rees. The reader is Chris Emmett. Producer Carol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: A collection of highlights from over 21 years of this panel game is available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Gillian Clarke
Unknown:
Patrick Hannan
Unknown:
Monica Mahoney
Unknown:
Adrian Mourby
Unknown:
Nigel Rees.
Unknown:
Chris Emmett.
Producer:
Carol Smith

Comedian and writer Ben Elton is interviewed by Mark Lawson in the arts magazine programme. Plus arts news and reviews. Producer Robyn Read

Contributors

Unknown:
Ben Elton
Interviewed By:
Mark Lawson

1/5. A 20th-century scientific fable about knowing too little and believing too much, drawn from a true story. New Jersey, 1920s. A German chemist arrives in a clock factory with a dazzling new invention. Written by Lavinia Greenlaw. Starring Dervla Kirwin , Henry Goodman and Lesley Hart.
Director Tim Dee Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Written By:
Lavinia Greenlaw.
Unknown:
Dervla Kirwin
Unknown:
Henry Goodman
Unknown:
Lesley Hart.
Director:
Tim Dee
Dolly:
Dervla Kirwan
Ishbel:
Lesley Hart
Joachim:
Henry Goodman
Mr Macready:
Ed Bishop
Painter 1:
Christina Lecker
Painter 2:
Amy Clifton
Painter 3:
Charlotte Reeder
Doctor:
John Telfer

Robert Beckford investigates the history of the Jamaican sound system in Britain. From the 1950s to the 2004 Notting Hill Carnival, he looks at how they've played a vital social and educational role in the black community. Contributors include Jazzie B , Norman Jay , Linton Kwesi Johnson , Dennis Bovell , MC Tippa Irie and the first UK sound system owner, Duke Vin. Producer Simon Jacobs

Contributors

Unknown:
Jazzie B
Unknown:
Norman Jay
Unknown:
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown:
Dennis Bovell
Unknown:
Mc Tippa Irie
Producer:
Simon Jacobs

3/8. New Zealand's image of political and social harmony disintegrated in 2004 when 40,000 Maori marched on the Wellington, accusing the government of a colonial-style land-grab. Rosie Goldsmith travels to New Zealand to report on the social changes that have led to this political upheaval. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith

7/9. The Deer Rut. Lionel Kelleway spends a few wind-swept days on the Isle of Rum, immersed in the sounds and drama of the red deer rut. This is the time for great warriors to battle it out for their prize - a harem Of hinds. Producer Julian Hector

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Producer:
Julian Hector

6/15. Modem Morals. Doug Anderton gets some inside information to his advantage - leaving him in a quandary. Emma Fielding and Alex Jennings continue to read Jonathan Coe 's satire on Blair's Britain and sequel to The Ratters' Club, abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs

Contributors

Unknown:
Doug Anderton
Unknown:
Alex Jennings
Unknown:
Jonathan Coe
Abridged By:
Sally Marmion.
Producer:
Di Speirs

3.00 Listen and Play (ages 3-5) 3.15 Music Box (ages 4-5+)
3.30 Alphabet Time First Phonics (ages 4-6) 3.40 Find Out with Auntie Mabel and Pippin (ages 4-5) 3.55 Reading Tree Stories
(ages 5-6) 4.10 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 4.25 Stop, Think, Wonder (ages 7-9) 4.40 Scottish Resources (ages 10-12)

Contributors

Unknown:
Auntie Mabel

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