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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Tom Butler.

6/8. The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at9.30pm

Contributors

Talks:
Fergal Keane
Producer:
Jane Beresford

3/5. Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published 100 years ago, in 1905. In this series writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work, and today it s the turn of acclaimed author Terry Pratchett. Producer Rami Tzabar

Contributors

Unknown:
Albert Einstein
Unknown:
Terry Pratchett.
Producer:
Rami Tzabar

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

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Presented by Clair Jaguiss. Thou Whose Almighty Word
(Moscow). John 9, vv24-29; 35-41. Open Thou Mine Eyes (Rutter). Amazing Grace (trad American). Director of music Stephen Jackson.

Contributors

Presented By:
Clair Jaguiss.
Music:
Stephen Jackson.

5/9. Midwinter Wonders. Todayislmbolconeofthe cornerstones of the Celtic calendar, celebrated by the lighting of fires. Paul Evans explores this celebration as the light returns, the days lengthen and the first signs Of spring appear. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Evans

1/2. Once banned from entering South Africa,
Simon Fanshawe returns to the country to take a fresh look at the comedy circuit there and how it has evolved since the early 1960s. He tells stories of the early years of the stand-up scene in a country that only began television broadcasting in 1976. producer Julian Mayers

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Fanshawe
Producer:
Julian Mayers

Consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White , Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am

Contributors

Presented By:
Winifred Robinson
Presented By:
Peter White

New series 1/3. Mahler's Fifth Symphony begins with a solo trumpet call to a funeral march and ends in the most triumphant blaze of glory. In between, Mahler explores the emotional spectrum from rage to love. Conductor Sakari Oramo , composer Anthony Payne and musical expert Stephen Johnson draw out the thrill and beauty of each movement of this mighty symphony.
Producer Rosie Boulton

Contributors

Conductor:
Sakari Oramo
Unknown:
Anthony Payne
Unknown:
Stephen Johnson
Producer:
Rosie Boulton

Gillian, a successful, 30-something lawyer, has just been dumped. Her best friend makes her go speed-dating but, secretly, Gillian hopes that she has already found true love. A moving and funny exploration of 21st-century courtship by Kate Clanchy.
Producer/Director Mary Peate

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Clanchy.
Director:
Mary Peate
Gillian:
Helen Schlesinger
Tori:
Annabelle Apsion
Sue:
Susan Jameson
Compere:
Stephen Hogan

3/13. 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

2/5. 0 Tell Me the Truth about Love 1/2. The close bond between two sisters begins to dissolve - 14-year-old Carla watches with disapproval as Shona falls in love. By Colette Paul , read by Isabelle Joss. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Colette Paul
Read By:
Isabelle Joss.

2/5. Aerobics. While working with American astronauts, the health guru Kenneth Cooper discovered that aerobic exercise could greatly improve fitness. His discovery led to a craze for workouts and dance aerobics, and there are now fitness competitions all over the world. For more details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Cooper

9/10. Historian Andrew Roberts and actor Henry Goodman join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Roberts
Unknown:
Henry Goodman
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

2/6. The travelling hero (and proud owner of a degree in Canadian studies) goes for broke, quite literally, as he tries his hand at being a bond trader in Japan. Written 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

Written By:
Marcus Brigstocke
Written By:
Jeremy Salsby
Unknown:
Graeme Garden.
Producer:
David Tyler
Giles:
Marcus Brigstocke
Caroline:
Matilda Ztegler
Noriko:
Naoko Mori
MrOligato:
Kenjl Watanabe
Tony:
Rufus Jones
Tepanyaki chef:
Dai Tabuchl
Receptionist:
Toshle Ogura

New series 1/9. Following the elections in Iraq,
Gerry Northam looks at allegations that much of the country's oil wealth has been squandered by incompetence and corruption during American and British rule. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerry Northam
Producer:
Jenny Chryss

8/10. Joint Replacements. Hip replacements were first developed in the 1960s, changing the lives of those with hip arthritis. Knee replacement was harder to develop, but is now one of the most common operations in the UK. Dr Mark Porter examines the newest techniques in joint replacement as well as finding out what to expect after an operation and which joints could be replaced in the future. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Geraldine Fitzgerald
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2/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death sends his apprentice Mort to collect three lives - but one of them is a princess for whom the lad takes a fancy. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Gordon House

Contributors

Unknown:
Terry Pratchett.
Dramatised By:
Robin Brooks.
Director:
Gordon House
Narrator:
Anton Lesser
Death:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort:
Carl Prekopp
Cutwell:
Adam Godley
Albert:
Philip Jackson
Princess Keli:
Alice Hart
Abbot:
John Rowe
Ammeline:
Sheila Mitchell
Guard:
Jon Glover
Thug:
Philip Fox
Maid:
Liz Sutherland

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