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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 Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
9.00 Desert Island Discs
Sue Lawley talks to Dr Jonathan Miller. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Abdal Hakim Murad.
Unknown:
Dr Jonathan Miller.

3/4. The Ipswich Gazette for 8-15 October 1736. Peter Snow examines the widespread evasion of the 1736 Gin Act, designed to tackle binge drinking. The Gazette also carries news of the famous bone-setter "Crazy Sally"
Mapp and informs its readers that the great Farinelli, one of the highest-paid singers in history, is in London. Producer Andrew Green

Contributors

Producer:
Andrew Green

RT. The Old Lock-Keeper. Has Ed's big break finally come when he takes over the Old Lock-Keeper column? Written by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, and featuring Stephanie Cole.
Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Writer:
Christopher Douglas
Writer:
Andrew Nickolds
Producer:
Simon Nicholls
Ed:
Christopher Douglas
Olive:
Stephanie Cole
Felix:
John Fortune
Cliff:
Ronnie Golden
Sally:
Sally Grace
Jaz:
Philip Jackson
Jacqui:
Emma Kennedy
Pearl:
Rita May
Frank:
Geoffrey McGivem
Emily:
Alice Lowe
The vicar:
Dan Tetsell
Stan:
Geoffrey Whitehead

2/10. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, gueries, criticisms and congratulations from his mailbag and inbox, and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton
Producer:
Margaret Budy

Manchester 1953. A history teacher befriends a wayward pupil - and the past and present unexpectedly collide. Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Producer/Director Claire Grove

Contributors

Written By:
Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Director:
Claire Grove
Liza:
Ellie Haddington
Thomas:
Samuel Barnett
Helen:
Holly Grainger
Doris:
Marlene Sidaway
Dr Goldstein:
Rod Arthur
james:
Andrew Knott

2/5. Pocket Parks. These are small areas of land managed by local communities. Dylan Winter visits
Northamptonshire, the home of the pocket park, and discovers that they're as varied as volunteers make them and demand a high level of dedication and enthusiasm from their community "keepers", producer Brett westwood

New series 1/9. The legal affairs series returns, reporting on the key law and order questions of the day as well as unpicking the complex world of international law. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank

Contributors

Presented By:
Clive Coleman.
Producer:
Jim Frank

4/10. In the company of the panel, wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. With Simon Hoggart , Francis Wheen and Alan Coren. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A third selection from recent series of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Alan Coren.
Producer:
Katie Tyrrell

Usha broadens her horizons.
For cast see page 41
Written by Caroline Harrington ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Caroline Harrington
Director:
Julie Beckett
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn

5/5. Leaving This Land. When their grandmother is forced to leave the house where she has always lived in order to go into a home, Jo comes into conflict with her sister Ceri. By Emma Reeves.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Emma Reeves.
Young Blodwyn:
Slrio) Jenkins
Blodwyn:
Jennifer Hill
Jo:
Ruth Jones
Ceri:
Cler Stephens

Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel includes Nicholas Soames , shadow Defence Secretary, and Menzies Campbell , deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and chief foreign affairs spokesman. The discussion programme comes from Horsenden Primary School, London. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Nicholas Soames
Unknown:
Menzies Campbell
Producer:
Anne Peacock

Three women live together in an ordinary suburban street in the west of Scotland. After a chance encounter with a street evangelist, the youngest decides not to face the 21st century and the threat of imminent apocalypse, and sets out to persuade the others to join her. But how will they do it and what happens if one of them changes her mind? They also decide to keep the curtains open in case they miss the spectacle of cosmic disintegration. A truthful and darkly funny play, based on true events, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. By Sarah Wooley.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Wooley.
Director:
Gaynor MacFarlane
Minnie:
Molly Innes
Aggie:
Eileen McCallum
Colleen:
Colette O'Neil
Preacher:
Chris Young

5/5. The Invisible Collection: an Episode of the Inflation
Period in Germany. Corin Redgrave and Jonathan Cullen read a story set in the desperate days of the late 1920s about an obsessive and parsimonious art collector. Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul , abridged by Cathy Stewart. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Cullen
Unknown:
Cedar Paul
Abridged By:
Cathy Stewart.

2/10. Flirting. The origins of the word "flirting" are ancient and obscure, and accurate synonyms are thin on the ground, but we all understand what it means - or do we? Tonight's guests, Margi Clarke , Peggy Reynolds and Martin Newell , discuss the misunderstandings surrounding the secret language Of love. Producer Miles Warde

Contributors

Unknown:
Margi Clarke
Unknown:
Peggy Reynolds
Unknown:
Martin Newell
Producer:
Miles Warde

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