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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Oliver McTernan.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn
Unknown:
Garry Richardson
Unknown:
Oliver McTernan

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. God in His Wisdom (Fragrance). Psalm 119, vv 17-24. The Word of the Lord
Endureth for Ever (SS Wesley). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). With Bolton School Chamber Choir. Director of music John Powell.

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Shipley.
Music:
John Powell.

1/2. Burleigh. Staffordshire was once synonymous with pottery manufacturing, which created a landscape littered with characteristic bottle-shaped ovens and factories known locally as "pot banks". But since the industry went into decline many of the factories have been flattened. Ray Gosling travels to Burslem, near
Stoke-on-Trent, to visit one surviving pot bank that makes and sells blue and white "Burleighware" china the old-fashioned wav. Producer Bob Dickinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Gosling
Producer:
Bob Dickinson

2/6. The Roman detective continues to investigate the murder of one of the conspirators against the Emperor and finds himself in the fashionable Bay of Neapolis, disguised as a plumber. The company of his gawky nephew and Petronius's wife and children are proving to be a distraction. By Lindsey Davis and dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild

Contributors

Unknown:
Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By:
Mary Cutler.
Director:
Peter Leslie Wild
Falco:
Anton Lesser
Helena:
Anna Madeley
Petronius:
Ben Crowe
Vespasian:
Michael Tudor Barnes
Silvia:
Sara Poyzer
Larius:
Christopher Kelham
Marcellus:
Paul Webster

12/13. London face Grimsby in the semi-final. Peter Snow chairs the nationwide general knowledge quiz contest. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm

Contributors

Producer:
Paul Bajoria

A beautiful but lonely part of Dartmoor is the setting for this psychological thriller by Jill Hyem about the past haunting the present as a woman who has been involved in a sailing accident tries to come to terms with her feelings of guilt.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson

Contributors

Writer:
Jill Hyem
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Abby:
Helen Lonqworth
Jack:
Jamie Glover
Lynn:
Becky Hindley
Katy:
Jessica Crossley

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jennifer Clarke

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Jennifer Clarke

1/5. Supernovas. A young girl pays a visit to the observatory but spends more time observing the destructive trajectories of the adults around her. Read by Lesley Hart. Five short stories from the first collection by Glaswegian Writer Colette Paul. Abridger/producer Jill Waters

Contributors

Read By:
Lesley Hart.
Unknown:
Colette Paul.

1/5. Jogging. Jackie Clune flexes her muscles as she investigates the history of some major fitness trends in this week-long series. When the New Zealand athletics coach Arthur Lydiard worked out a new way of improving stamina, hundreds of people began "jogging". Now millions do it in parks and streets all over the world.
^Producer Emma Kingsley

Contributors

Unknown:
Jackie Clune
Unknown:
Arthur Lydiard
Producer:
Emma Kingsley

2/13. The panel game comes from the Mermaid Theatre in London, where the panellists are Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Graham Norton and Ross Noble. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including Just a Minute 8, are available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Sue Perkins
Unknown:
Graham Norton
Unknown:
Ross Noble.
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons.
Producer:
Claire Jones

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme with arts news and interviews. Plus the verdict on the film Ocean's Twelve: George Clooney and Brad Pitt return in a sequel to their box-office hit Ocean's Eleven. Producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
George Clooney
Unknown:
Brad Pitt
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

1/10. A new dramatisation, by Graham White, of Laurence Sterne's ground-breaking comic novel. Tristram attempts to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas, but continually finds he has to digress.
Producer/Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Author:
Laurence Sterne
Dramatised by:
Graham White
Producer/Director:
Mary Peate
Tristram:
Neil Dudgeon
Mother:
Julia Ford
Father:
David Troughton
Toby:
Adrian Scarborough
Trim:
Paul Ritter
Dr Slop:
Tony Rohr
Obadiah:
Stephen Hogan
Susannah:
Helen Longworth
Midwife/Great-grandmother:
Ndidi Del Fatti
Man:
Stuart McLoughlin
Bishop Hall/Announcer's voice/Lawyer:
Hugh Dickson

Travelling from Durban to Johannesburg, Mark Tully investigates Gandhi's 21 years in South Africa, his early development as a political activist, and his impact on the ANC. He also talks to relatives who still live in South Africa, including his granddaughter Ela Gandhi and great-granddaughter Kirti Menon , about his personal as well as his public life. Producer Simon Jacobs

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tully
Unknown:
Ela Gandhi
Unknown:
Kirti Menon
Producer:
Simon Jacobs

What would be the effect if the same trip to the dentist were reported in numerous different versions: as news, as comedy, as biography, as tragedy? With the help of real interviews and the words of playwright Nick Fisher , the story of one simple, short visit is here retold again and again in different styles. Producer Matthew Dodd

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Fisher
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

5/9. Midwinter Wonders. Imbolc is one of the cornerstones of the Celtic calendar and is celebrated on 1 February by the lighting of fires. On the eve of Imbolc, Paul Evans explores this celebration as the light returns, the days lengthen and the first signs of spring appear. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Evans
Producer:
Sheena Duncan

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