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With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Anne Atkins.

An exploration of work-place hauntings. Richard Collins tracks down the ghosts of famous industrialists, such as that of Sir George Livesey in London's Greenwich, and he investigates the atmospheric sounds of haunted structures such as Blisworth Tunnel in Northamptonshire, and Flixborough in Lincolnshire, the latter the scene of a gas explosion in the 1970s. Producers Richard Collins and David Corser

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Collins
Unknown:
Sir George Livesey
Producers:
Richard Collins
Producers:
David Corser

5/6. Carol finally tells everyone that she's pregnant. Her grown-up children are struggling with their own relationships - Jerry is made to feel uncomfortable when his date meets his dad, and Sonia finally confronts Dave about his suspicious behaviour. A sitcom by Jan Etherineton and Gavin Petrie.
Director Elizabeth Freestone

Contributors

Unknown:
Jan Etherineton
Unknown:
Gavin Petrie.
Director:
Elizabeth Freestone
Carol:
Lynda Bellingham
George:
Philip Jackson
Violet:
Marcia Warren
Maureen:
Maureen Beattie
Ken:
James Vaughan
Sonia:
Emma Kennedy
Dave:
Mark Powley
jerry:
Barnaby Kay
Donna:
Rosie Armstrong

Another report on the gambling industry, featuring the personal stories of those working in and around the industry. With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.

Contributors

Unknown:
Winifred Robinson
Unknown:
Sheila McClennon.

5/5. The light-hearted quiz about inventions.
Chris Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Lewis Wolpert , and their guests are broadcaster
Claudia Hammond and planetary scientist Monica Grady.
Producer Katie Marsden

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Stuart
Unknown:
Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown:
Lewis Wolpert
Unknown:
Claudia Hammond
Unknown:
Monica Grady.
Producer:
Katie Marsden

A young Irish poet decides to leave Ireland and take up the fight against Fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. By Jim O'Hanlon.
Producer Gemma McMullan

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim O'Hanlon.
Producer:
Gemma McMullan
Charlie:
Andrew Scott
Cora:
Ruth Bradley
George:
Pat Laffan
Jock Stuart:
Sinclair Blyth
Ed:
Luke Griffin
Rev Hilliard:
John Hewitt
Sammy:
Simon Imrie
Rudolfo:
Mike Masslml

With Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Anne Swithinbank. Eric Robson is in the chair. And at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank.
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/5. The Venus. While double-digging in pursuit of the perfect tomato Samuel Protheroe unearths a dilemma of classical proportions. By Joe Hollings , read by Phillip Manikum. Producer Christine Hall For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Samuel Protheroe
Unknown:
Joe Hollings
Read By:
Phillip Manikum.
Producer:
Christine Hall

3/5. An exploration of the importance of the personal imagination that each reader brings to a text. John Carey talks to neuroscientists about the reading process and asks authors Sue Townsend and Francis Spufford to explain their experience of reading. Producer Lore Windemuth For more details see Monday

Contributors

Talks:
John Carey
Unknown:
Francis Spufford

A look at the little-known life of Ottoman women from the beginning of the 20th century, as told through their memoirs, autobiographies and travel journals. Presented by Laurie Taylor. Producer Natasha Maw

Contributors

Presented By:
Laurie Taylor.
Producer:
Natasha Maw

6/6. Merv likes jeans. He's always liked jeans. Status Quo wear jeans, Springsteen wears jeans, Dylan wears jeans - so why does Pam want to take him shopping? What else could he possibly need? Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter. With John Challis , Lill Roughley , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Ettridge and Gyuri Sarossi. Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

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

Kirsty Lang with arts news, and a report on how jazz pianists approach classical music, with Jacques Loussier and Ramsey Lewis. Producer Timothy Prosser

Contributors

Unknown:
Kirsty Lang
Unknown:
Jacques Loussier
Unknown:
Ramsey Lewis.
Producer:
Timothy Prosser

9/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Michael Gove cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Producer:
David Coomes

1/2. Waiting for Daniel. Linda Balls 's brother died from Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was 13. Now her three-year-old son has developed the terminal disease and he faces a future of muscle wastage, wheelchairs, ventilators and probable early death. Linda meets top scientists to explore the realities of living with the disease and to investigate scientific breakthroughs that could potentially transform her son's life. Producer Lucy Dichmont

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Balls
Producer:
Lucy Dichmont

8/10. The bitterness of betrayals. As the moment of her departure approaches, Joan recalls the years when Joe was predatory and she was simply acquiescent. A delightful and daring take on modern marriage by Meg Wolitzer. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Meg Wolitzer.

6/6. Elton: the Musical. In this Lloyd Webberesque musical, Ben Elton sells his soul to the devil -Andrew Lloyd Webber - in exchange for success. But the price he has to pay is high. With Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Mel Hudson. Written by Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen. Producer Katie Tyrreii

Contributors

Musical:
Ben Elton
Unknown:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown:
Richie Webb
Unknown:
Dave Lamb
Unknown:
Mel Hudson.
Written By:
Richie Webb
Written By:
David Quantick
Written By:
Dave Cohen.
Producer:
Katie Tyrreii

6/6. Stress. It's quite stressful writing a six-part series, planning an Edinburgh show and taking a holiday. Will Adam manage to complete the series? And just what is the best way of dealing with stress? With Adam Bloom and Brendon Burns.
Producers Victoria Lloyd and Adam Bromley

Contributors

Unknown:
Brendon Burns.
Producers:
Victoria Lloyd
Producers:
Adam Bromley

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