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With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Lord Carey of Clifton.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life.
Repeated on Monday at 11 pm
Phone: [number removed]
Email: [email address removed]

Contributors

Presenter:
David Stafford
Producer:
Rabekah Nurmahomed

Regional Variations (2)

Excess Baggage

BBC Radio 4 FM

Excess Baggage

Ian Rankin

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

A special programme in which Sandi Toksvig explores Rebus's Edinburgh with Ian Rankin, Britain's best-selling crime writer. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ian Rankin
Presenter:
Sandi Toksvig

Regional Variations (2)

UK Confidential

BBC Radio 4 FM

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

1974 was a year of the Three Day week, a Miners Strike and two General Elections. Sue MacGregor explores the papers released under the 30-year rule for more insight. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Sue MacGregor
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Haines
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Benn
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Walker
Interviewed Guest:
Anthony Howard
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Armstrong
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Aitken

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Paul Lewis.
Producer:
Jessica Dunbar

6/7. The list of New Year's resolutions may well include becoming healthier but people often avoid talking to their doctor about their medical problems. Today, Barbara Myers puts questions about the top five issues that people put off discussing in the surgery to GP Dr Keith Hopcroft. EMAIL: [email address removed]

Contributors

Presenter:
Barbara Myers
Guest:
Dr Keith Hopcroft
Producer:
Sue Broom

The story of Damerosehay, the magnificent house owned for many years by the matriach of the Eliot family, Lucilla.
Between the world wars she is coping with the emotional upheaval in the house caused by her much loved nephew David failing in love with the estranged wife of a close family relative. Dramatised by Jennifer Curry from the novel by Elizabeth Goudge.
Director Cherry Cookson

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Jennifer Curry
Novel By:
Elizabeth Goudge.
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Lucilia:
Elizabeth Spriggs
Nadine:
Caroline Langrishe
David:
Scott Handy
Ben:
Steven Roberts
Hilary:
Hugh Dickson
Ellen:
Susan Jameson
Obadiah:
Timothy Bateson

in 1943 scientist Albert Hoffmann took a dose of D-lysergic acid diethylamide, a substance that he'd first synthesised five years earlier. This was the first LSD "trip". The drug was to change everything from music to social mores when its use became widespread in the 1960s. Presented by Nigel Wrench, with contributions from those who were at the heart of the LSD explosion in Britain, including Dr Susan Blackmore and Hawkwind's Dave Brock. Also featuring a rare recording of Pink Floyd live at UFO.

Contributors

Presenter:
Nigel Wrench
Composer:
Martyn Ware
Composer:
Vince Clarke
Producer:
David Cook

Martin Scorsese 's new film The Aviator about director and aeroplane designer Howard Hughes is the subject under discussion in a special edition of the programme presented by Francine Stock. Producer Sally Spurring

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Scorsese
Designer:
Howard Hughes
Presented By:
Francine Stock.

In a cabaret edition of the programme from New York, Ned Sherrin is joined for conversation and song by actress Stefanie Powers and singers Andrea Marcovicci and Helen Marcovicci and Ann Hampton Callaway. Producer Cathie Mahoney

Contributors

Presenter:
Ned Sherrin
Guest:
Stefanie Powers
Singers:
Andrea Marcovicci
Singers:
Helen Marcovicci
Singers:
Ann Hampton Callaway.
Producer:
Cathie Mahoney

Looking for somewhere affordable to live in London, Toby Jones finds himself holed up in a damp room in Kensal Rise, near Notting Hill. Plagued by the nagging thought that he should give up house-hunting, contrive his own disappearance and seek adventure elsewhere, he is invited to audition for the film Notting Hill. Performed by Toby Jones himself, this is a comic tale based on the true story of how he met Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts , ended up on the cutting-room floor and began to feel that he was being deleted from his own life. Producer Dawn Ellis

Contributors

Unknown:
Toby Jones
Unknown:
Toby Jones
Unknown:
Hugh Grant
Unknown:
Julia Roberts

Inspired by the simplicity of children's ABC books, 26 tiny stories about the night are organised in alphabetical order. This is one third of a radio event that links Radio 4, Radio 3 and World Service, capturing in three distinctive programmes, a snapshot of the world in sound. Music by Nina Perry : Producer David Hunter
See also 4.05am and Drama on 3 tomorrow at 8.15pm on Radio 3

Contributors

Music By:
Nina Perry
Producer:
David Hunter

4/4. "In which the Pickwick Club is finally dissolved." Charles Dickens 's comic and profoundly daft tale of innocence abroad. Dramatised by Michael Eaton.
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Jane Morgan Rptd from Boxing Day

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Dickens
Dramatised By:
Michael Eaton.
Producer:
Nicholas Newton
Director:
Jane Morgan
Mr Pickwick:
Timothy Spall
Mrs Bardell:
Sue Johnstone
Jingle:
Jasper Britton
Sam Weller:
Burn Gorman
Tony:
Michael Jayston
Mother-in-law:
Lynne Farleigh
Stiggins:
Jack Shepherd
Perker:
Philip Voss
Winkle:
John McAndrew
Snodgrass:
Robert Portal
Tupman:
Toby Jones
Arabella:
Lucy Davenport
Emily:
Katie Foster-Barnes
Mary:
Rhiannon Oliver
Mr Winkle Sr:
Patrick Godfrey
Squire Wardle:
Gawn Grainger
The fat boy:
Aaron Johnson
Ben:
Jonathan Keeble
Bob:
Guy Lankester
Job:
John Tarns
Smangle:
Philip Fox
Mrs Raddle:
Angela Pleasence
Mrs Cluppins:
Lynne Miller
Tommy:
Joseph Gritt

3/3. In 1787 Edmund Burke MP instigated the impeachment of Warren Hastings , the first governor-general of India, for "high crimes and misdemeanours".
In this modern-day rematch, presided over by Allan Little , historian Lawrence James takes the case for Hastings, while Dr Maria Misra champions Burke, as they argue over the moral legacy of the British empire. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Edmund Burke
Unknown:
Warren Hastings
Unknown:
Allan Little
Unknown:
Lawrence James
Unknown:
Dr Maria Misra

3/9. Predominantly Scottish poems and poets, such as George Mackay Brown , Kathleen Jamie and Don Patterson , flavour this seasonal selection.
Presented by Roger McGough. Repeated from Boxing Day

Contributors

Unknown:
George MacKay Brown
Unknown:
Kathleen Jamie
Unknown:
Don Patterson
Presented By:
Roger McGough.

5/5. The Half Pair. Read by Bill Nighy. In deepest space there is domestic strife. By Bertram Chandler , abridged by Duncan Minshull. Producer Duncan Minshull

Contributors

Read By:
Bill Nighy.
Unknown:
Bertram Chandler
Abridged By:
Duncan Minshull.
Producer:
Duncan Minshull

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