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With Sarah Montague and Mark Coles.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
Mark Coles.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
Susan Hulme.
Unknown:
Tom Butler.

2/5. A century ago, Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published in 1905. Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work. Today, artist
Cornelia Parker talks about Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, her re-creation and comment on the Big Bang, which Einstein's theories predicted. Producer RamiTzabar

Contributors

Unknown:
Albert Einstein
Artist:
Cornelia Parker

In 1953, sound engineer Charles Douglass invented a contraption he called the Laff Box to simulate audience reactions on television shows.
Pauline McLynn presents this look at canned laughter. Producer Owen McFadden

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Douglass
Unknown:
Pauline McLynn
Producer:
Owen McFadden

The story of the man whose swinging rhythms and thrilling sounds reignited Frank Sinatra's career in the 1950s - his arranger. Nelson Riddle. George Roberts , bass trombonist in the band, recalls the recording sessions of the great albums, while Nelson's son Christopher adds his personal recollections. With Martin Koch. Producer Kerry Clark

Contributors

Unknown:
Nelson Riddle.
Bass:
George Roberts
Unknown:
Martin Koch.
Producer:
Kerry Clark

Jenny Agutter and Stuart Cox bring history alive in a play based on the letters of maritime explorer Matthew Flinders, the first European to circumnavigate Australia. Nick Warburton's drama creates a voice for the newlywed Ann Flinders who, if things had been different, might so easily have accompanied Matthew on his great voyage. Instead, she had to wait a decade for his return in 1810.

Contributors

Writer:
Nick Warburton
Producer/Director:
Mark Smalley
Ann Flinders:
Jenny Agutter
Matthew Flinders:
Stuart Cox

2/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Daniel
Producer:
Nick Patrick

New series 1/6. The travelling hero (and proud owner of a degree in Canadian studies) returns, and having graduated he is now looking for excitement in the world of work. He begins by going off to an oil rig. Written and conceived by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from various episodes of Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Jeremy Salsby
Unknown:
Graeme Garden.
Producer:
David Tyler
Giles:
Marcus Brigstocke
Ali:
James Fleet
Tracy:
Jessica Stevenson
Sandy:
Robert Hariey
Andy:
John Bett
Sven:
Martin Wenner
Mum:
Faith Kent

2/5. Twenty-Four Hours in theLifeofa Woman 1/3
Kika Markham joins Jonathan Cullen for a reading of Zweig's novella, set in 1904 in a hotel on the Riviera.
The mysterious disappearance of two guests shocks the clientele and reawakens disturbing memories for an English widow in her 60s. Translated by Anthea Bell. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kika Markham
Unknown:
Jonathan Cullen
Translated By:
Anthea Bell.

1/4. By Terry Pratchett. Hopeless young peasant Mort is hired as an apprentice to Death and taken to his home beyond space and time. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Clive Grove

Contributors

Unknown:
Terry Pratchett.
Dramatised By:
Robin Brooks.
Director:
Clive Grove
Narrator:
Anton Lesser
Death:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort:
Carl Prekopp
Lezek:
Philip Fox
Albert:
Philip Jackson
Hamesh:
Jon Glover
Ysabell:
Clare Corbett
Princess Keli:
Alice Hart

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