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With John Humphrys and Mark Coles.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Mark Coles.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Brian Draper.

In 1964 two writers, Charles Hamblett and Jane Deverson , set out to understand the new "teenager .
- They called their subjects Generation X and the ground-breaking book they produced was a first in pop sociology. Within its pages was the voice of Britain's newly disaffected youth - from aristocrats in blazers to bikers in leather. The evangelical Christian Dr Billy Graham declared that Generation X were proof of the cataclysmic moral decline of the young. Forty years on, Generation X are close to retirement. Alan Dein tracks down the original participants and finds out how their lives have changed. Producer Matthew Dodd

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Hamblett
Unknown:
Jane Deverson
Unknown:
Christian Dr Billy Graham
Unknown:
Alan Dein
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

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. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Alan Coren.

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 comes from
Horsenden Primary School, London. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Nicholas Soames
Unknown:
Menzies Campbell

: Playing for Time -
Three Days in May 1940
Over the May Bank Holiday, Churchill - who's been prime minister for a fortnight and is having to face up to the greatest defeat of the British army at Dunkirk - is challenged by the War Cabinet over the way he's conducting the war. If he loses the argument, he'll lose the premiership. The fate of Britain hangs in the balance. Written by Robin Glendinning and broadcast as part of Radio 4's season marking the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe

Contributors

Written By:
Robin Glendinning
Director:
Jeremy Howe
Churchill:
Robert Hardy
Lord Halifax:
Ronald Pickup
Neville Chamberlain:
Jeremy Child
Clement Atlee:
Bill Wallis
Arthur Greenwood:
Geoffrey Whitehead
John Martin:
David Leonard
Signor Bastianini:
Michael Fenton Stevens
PaulReynaud:
Roland Oliver
Gen Ismay:
Mark Buffery

New series 1/3. Exploring the history behind cinematic versions of the past, with journalist Gerry Northam. Chicago. This musical tale of corruption, greed and double murder won a clutch of Oscars in 2003, but the original stage comedy opened in New York in 1926 and was based on two reaHife cases. So who were the real Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly ? And did the courtroom performances of these natural-born killers win the hearts of the jury and, ultimately, fame and riches in Chicago's jazz age? Producer John Byrne

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerry Northam.
Unknown:
Roxie Hart
Unknown:
Velma Kelly
Producer:
John Byrne

On a frosty January morning 40 years ago the people of Britain stopped to pay their respects to a great wartime leader. Nicholas Witchell looks back at the state funeral of Winston Churchill and hears from members of the Churchill family and from those who played a part in what was a unique state occasion. Broadcast as part of the season marking the anniversary of Churchill's death. Producer David Prest
Alan Titchmarsh on a bygone era: page 36

Contributors

Leader:
Nicholas Witchell
Producer:
David Prest
Producer:
Alan Titchmarsh

1/2. For years the villagers of Fontamara have suffered in silence, but when their only source of water is diverted to irrigate the fields of a Fascist landowner they decide to take action. One of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, portraying the bitter struggles and rebellion of the peasant farmers of southern Italy during the 1930s. By Ignazio Silone , translated by Eric Mosbacher and adapted by Andrew Farrell Readman.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Ignazio Silone
Translated By:
Eric Mosbacher
Adapted By:
Andrew Farrell Readman.
Director:
Nadia Molinari
Giova:
David Horovitch
Matale:
Ellie Haddington
Romolo:
Ben Crompton
Berardo:
Adrian Bower
Scarpone:
Matthew Dunster
Baldissera:
Christopher Wilkinson
Maria Rosa:
Denise Black
Elvira:
Rina Mahoney
Don Circostanza/Teofilo:
Robert Pickavance
Hon Pelino/lnnocenzo:
Will Tacey
Filippo II Bello:
Craig Cheetham

1/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Claire Fox

4/4. "Here We Are Again!" The memoirs of the great Georgian clown Joseph Grimaldi , edited by Charles Dickens and adapted and performed by Tony Lidington. Grimaldi becomes the darling both of those sitting in the gods and of fashionable society.
Pianist Hugh Nankivell ; Director David Blount

Contributors

Unknown:
Joseph Grimaldi
Edited By:
Charles Dickens
Unknown:
Tony Lidington.
Pianist:
Hugh Nankivell
Director:
David Blount

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