Programme Index

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With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Becky Milligan.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
Becky Milligan.

5/5. Sibelius' Fifth Symphony. Tom Robinson discovers how the horn call in the last movement, inspired by a flock of swans taking flight from a lake near the composer's home, became the hook for a pop record by Strawberry Switchblade. With producer David Motion , wildlife expert Carl Mitchell and musicologists Peter Franklin and Glenda Goss. Producer Alan Hall

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Robinson
Unknown:
Strawberry Switchblade.
Producer:
David Motion
Unknown:
Carl Mitchell
Musicologists:
Peter Franklin
Musicologists:
Glenda Goss.
Producer:
Alan Hall

7/8. Sounds from the Future. Aubrey Manning explores the consequences of increasing levels of noise pollution on animal communication, and examines whether man-made noise is drowning out the natural SOng Of the Earth. Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Aubrey Manning
Producer:
Sarah Blunt

Fifty years ago, the first episode of Hancock was broadcast on radio. Few realised then that the adventures of Tony Hancock and his chums would become such a massive, lasting success. Russell Davies explores the on- and off-air relationships between Tony and his "helpers", Kenneth Williams, Bill Kerr, Sid James and Hattie Jacques among them. With archive and new interviews, and clips from the shows.

Freddie and the dreamer: page 31

Contributors

Presenter:
Russell Davies
Producer:
Libby Cross

rSandi Toksvig endeavours to discover more about the curious Alpine-American vocal technique known
7 as yodelling. While taking the first, halting steps on the road to yodelling competence she discovers how the sound is produced, why it has travelled so widely and why, whenever she hears it, she's unable to control a smile. She'd also like to challenge anyone who hears the programme not to try, in some quiet corner, a little yodel of their own. Producer Tom Alban

Contributors

Producer:
Tom Alban

A magical and moving story of two brothers in love with the same girl in 1950s Devon. By Dan Jamieson.

Contributors

Writer:
Dan Jamieson
Director:
Marc Beeby
Granfer:
Geoffrey Hutchings
Tom:
Stuart McLoughlin
Ed:
Carl Grose
Jo:
Clare Corbett
Den:
Jonathan Keeble
Knocker:
Steve Bennett
George:
Zac Fox
Miss Dewhurst:
Helen Longworth
Forecaster/Priest:
Hugh Dickson

Sue Cook examines more listeners' historical queries - uncovering mysteries and reinterpreting the past. 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. A Kind of Loving. Stan Barstow's 1960 classic novel, set in West Yorkshire, tells the tale of Vic Brown , a bored draughtsman who gets his girlfriend pregnant and has to marry her. Barstow goes back to Wakefield and Dewsbury to find out what today's Vic Browns are up to. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Vic Brown
Unknown:
Vic Browns

2/6. Dyslexia is a hidden problem in the workplace. With an estimated 500,000 undiagnosed adults, Philippa Lamb asks whether companies should be doing more to get their employees the help they need. Producer Rosamund Jones

Contributors

Producer:
Rosamund Jones

New series 1/6. Struggling musicians are finding that high art doesn't pay. Baz, Maggie and Alec's jobs in the British Opera Company are under threat from cut-price Eastern Europeans, who are not only skilled performers but qualified plumbers and plasterers as well. And Rosie is discovering that life outside music college is harder than she expected. Written by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley

Contributors

Unknown:
James Cary.
Producer:
Adam Bromley
Baz:
Phil Comwell
Maggie:
Paula Wilcox
Rosie:
Lucy Montgomery
Alec:
John Oliver

2/5. Bright Lights, New York City. The inventor Scharf and the dial-painter Ishbel visit New York to look for
Mary Pickford and Albert Einstein. A romance between a factory worker and the scientist whose magic paint is placing her life in danger, written by Lavinia Greenlaw. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Pickford
Unknown:
Albert Einstein.
Written By:
Lavinia Greenlaw.

5/10. Sewers. Every year thousands of homes are flooded with evil-smelling sewage. Julian O'Halloran investigates growing concern over the crumbling state of Britain's sewerage system and the threat it poses to public health. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran

New series 1/6. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of our brains returns with Dr Raj Persaud as presenter. He examines the latest research in this field, bringing together experts from the fields of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Producer Maire Devine Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Raj Persaud
Producer:
Maire Devine

1/6. Giles Wemmbley Hogg-fearless investigator of cultural diversity -goes off to Tanzania. By
Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Other parts played by Abi Eniola. Dan Clark and Franky Mwangi Producer David Tyler

Contributors

Unknown:
Giles Wemmbley
Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Jeremy Salsby
Unknown:
Graeme Garden.
Played By:
Abi Eniola.
Played By:
Dan Clark
Played By:
Franky Mwangi
Producer:
David Tyler
Giles:
Marcus Brigstocke
George:
Connie M'Gadzah
Koeman:
Frank Lazarus
Headmaster:
Earl Cameron
Brenda:
Mona Albakry
Ken:
Mac McDonald

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