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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
Robert Orchard.
Unknown:
Dr Jonathan Sacks.

2/4. The Call to Prayer. An exploration of the mysterious sounds of Muslim chant and a look at how the rich heritage of Islamic music has influenced the West. with James O'Donnell , master of music at Westminster Abbey. Producer Mark O'Brien

Contributors

Unknown:
James O'Donnell
Producer:
Mark O'Brien

Regional Variations (2)

Meditation for Holocaust Memorial Day

BBC Radio 4 FM

4/5. May-September 1941. Germany invades Russia. Jamie Bamber continues to read from John Colville 's diaries, written while he was private secretary to Winston Churchill. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
John Colville
Unknown:
Winston Churchill.

2/5. Ian McMillan entertains a lively audience at the Shed in North Yorkshire with his choice of favourite prose and Poetry, performed for him by Noreen Kershaw , Fine Time Fontayne and poet Pete Morgan.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian McMillan
Unknown:
Noreen Kershaw
Unknown:
Pete Morgan.
Producer:
Viv Beeby

Three ex-diplomatic wives discover, when they arrange a memorial to their old nanny, that there's no such thing as a trouble-free lunch. Adapted by Gabrielle Lloyd from Jane Gardam 's story The Tribute, and featuring Julia McKenzie.
Also featuring children from the Garden House School, London Music arr Mcasso; Director Martin Jarvis

Contributors

Adapted By:
Gabrielle Lloyd
Unknown:
Jane Gardam
Unknown:
Julia McKenzie.
Director:
Martin Jarvis
Fanny:
Julia McKenzie
Nelly:
Margaret Tyzack
Mabel:
Gabrielle Lloyd
Norrie/Head waiter:
Jon Glover
Woman:
Rosalind Ayres

3/6. The essential guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland

Contributors

Presented By:
Andrew Dilnot.
Producer:
Michael Blastland

4/5. Heard It Told. Osun goes on a journey of discovery in this cautionary tale set in Nigeria's beguiling landscapes. By Helen Oyeyemi and read by Ndidi Del Fatti. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Helen Oyeyemi
Read By:
Ndidi Del Fatti.

4/5. Good Vibrations. What is it about the ear and brain mechanism that makes us thrill to some music in the way that we do? And how does music affect those who have synaesthesia, for whom every note has its own Vibrant colour? For more details see Monday

On Sunday 30 January the Henry Doubleday Research Association celebrates its 12th National Potato Day.
Quentin Cooper is joined by botanist and potato expert Sandy Knapp from the Natural History Museum in London, to find out about the science and history of the humble Spud. Producer Michelle Martin

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Unknown:
Sandy Knapp
Producer:
Michelle Martin

5/6. The talk show in which one well-known star chooses another one to interview continues with last week's interviewee, comedian Stewart Lee , asking influential comic book writer Alan Moore about Batman and Jack the Ripper, and about having his comics turned into films. Producer Tilusha Ghelani

Contributors

Unknown:
Stewart Lee
Unknown:
Alan Moore
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani

A report from the Imperial War Museum, London, on the work of the painter William Orpen , an official war artist during the First World War. With Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser

Contributors

Unknown:
William Orpen
Unknown:
Mark Lawson.
Producer:
Timothy Prosser

4/5. Camellia's House. A property developer's attempt to view her home is thwarted by 11-year-old Camellia, who's not at all sure that she wants to move.
Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Camellia:
Ruth Oilman
Celia:
Lynne Seymour
Mr Meredith:
Bill Bellamy
Solicitor:
Alex Alderton

- Surgeon Nadey Hakim is about to begin a kidney transplant operation with a difference. William is
- donating one of his kidneys to his wife, Anna, so both of them will be in theatre at the same time. Doctors are hoping that a new technique will prevent Anna's body from rejecting her husband's kidney. But will it work? Graham Easton investigates. Producer RamiTzabar

Contributors

Unknown:
Nadey Hakim
Unknown:
Graham Easton

4/8. Body Talk. Our bodies say much more about us than the words we use, to the extent that experts claim they can analyse which job a person's suitable for just by watching how that person moves. Peter Day finds out how we can use our bodies to get what we want. Producer Robert McKenzie Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Day
Producer:
Robert McKenzie

Regional Variations (2)

In Einstein's Shadow

BBC Radio 4 FM

In Einstein's Shadow

Quantum Theory and why God does play dice

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Annus Mirabilis, Dr Brian Cox evaluates the effect his work has on scientists exploring the confusing world of quantum mechanics.
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By Graham Duff.
4/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When the Vartox Paint Co launch a brand new colour, Professor Nebulous discovers it has brain-bending qualities.

Contributors

Writer:
Graham Duff
Producer:
Ted Dowd
Director:
Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous:
Mark Gatiss
Rory:
Graham Duff
Paula:
Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald:
Graham Crowden
Harry:
Paul Putner
Monk 99:
Paul Putner
Gemini:
Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother:
Julia Dalkin
Dr Lewis:
Julia Dalkin
Clown Father:
Matt Wolf
Corrigan:
Matt Wolf

BBC Radio 4 FM

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