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With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
David Wilby
Unknown:
Susan Hulme.
Unknown:
Christina Rees.

1/2. In a cliff near Dunhuang on the Silk Road in north-west China, there are hundreds of caves cut and painted by Buddhist believers over a millennium. Early last century, thousands of scrolls, pictures and artefacts were taken from this great gallery in the desert and dispersed to museums and collections all over the world. Now they are being reunited on the internet. Isabel Hilton visits the caves, Beijing and the British Library and tells a story of international co-operation and digital technology that is leading to the creation of a virtual Dunhuang. Producer Julian May

Contributors

Unknown:
Isabel Hilton

3/6. A LifeMoreOrdinary. As Roger's retirement approaches Victoria tries to broaden her husband s cultural interests. But it's an uphill struggle. Written by Simon Brett and starring Bill Nighy.
Producer Simon Brett

Contributors

Written By:
Simon Brett
Unknown:
Bill Nighy.
Producer:
Simon Brett
Anna:
Rosemary Leach
Victoria:
Angela Thorne
Charlotte:
Felicity Montagu
Roger:
Bill Nlghy
Derek:
Rowland Davies

2/6. The Stroud Valleys. Aztecs and Mohicans are among those making an appearance when Brett Westwood unravels the connections between landscape and local history on the edge of the Cotswold hills. Producer Grant Sonnex

Contributors

Producer:
Grant Sonnex

Rahana's wedding exposes family tensions that have previously remained hidden. Its aftermath wrecks their fragile equilibrium. By Samina Baig.
Director Mary Peate

Contributors

Unknown:
Samina Baig.
Director:
Mary Peate
Rafiq:
Shiv Grewal
Afroz:
Sakuntala Ramanee
Raheela:
Stephanie Street
Rahana:
Harvey Vlrdi

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales, Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at:
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/5. 0 Tell Me the Truth about Love 2/2. Carla begins to despair as things go from bad to worse - her sister Shona moves in with Brian and starts to do his cleaning. By Colette Paul , read by Isabelle JOSS. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Colette Paul
Read By:
Isabelle Joss.

3/5. Pilates. As a weak youngster, Joseph Pilates developed an interest in body conditioning that stayed with him all his life. He later lent his name to the techniques that are now used by people all over the world.
For more details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Joseph Pilates

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Natasha Maw

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Natasha Maw

8/10. Joint Replacements. Hip replacements were first developed in the 1960s and changed the lives of those with hip arthritis. Dr Mark Porter examines the newest techniques in joint replacement, what to expect after an operation and which joints could be replaced in the future. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter

2/6. Take a wander round the Museum of Everything - an infinite gallery of strange exhibits and stranger characters. Learn about the execution of Mary Queen of Scots and enjoy the Sheriff of Nottingham Medieval Disco Experience. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music Dominic Hasiam and Ben Walker ; Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Danny Robins
Unknown:
Dan Tetsell.
Unknown:
Lucy Montgomery.
Music:
Dominic Hasiam
Music:
Ben Walker
Producer:
Alex Walsh-Taylor

Mark Lawson meets crime writer Peter Lovesey , whose new book is a tale of murder within a group Of would-be authors. Producer Nicola Holloway

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Peter Lovesey
Producer:
Nicola Holloway

3/10. Still intent on recounting the story of his birth,
Tristram introduces us to the odious Dr Slop. By Laurence Sterne. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurence Sterne.

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Bruce Anderson cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the weeks' news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Bruce Anderson
Producer:
David Coomes

2/2. You've had the call from Number 10. At last, you're a minister. But what now? Gyles Brandreth , himself an ex-minister, reports on the triumphs and disasters of ministerial life and explains the rules for moving onward and upward - and how, when it all comes to an end (as it inevitably will), to make as dignified an exit as possible. Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Gyles Brandreth

3/3. In the name of science, Geoff Watts has his stool sample analysed to find out how many bacteria live inside his guts. Peter Boriello of the Health Protection Agency tells that there are, in fact, more bacteria inside the gut than people who have ever walked the planet. Some are good, some are bad and most are downright ugly. Trendy new probiotic supplements promise to boost our beneficial bacteria, but can a culture a day really keep the doctor away? Producer Michelle Martin

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Unknown:
Peter Boriello
Producer:
Michelle Martin

3/4. Ireland. Country singer and global activist Tina C, the comic creation of Christopher Green , searches for her forebears in Ireland. "Four Bears? Gosh language is so complicated. Sometimes I think we should have invented our own instead of using an old one."
Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins : Producer Claire Grove

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Green
Pianist:
Duncan Walsh Atkins
Producer:
Claire Grove

3/4. Mutiny, murder and a possible parking fine all add up to a feast of crime in tonight's tale, in which
David Pershore travels to the tropics of the Far East - if he can bear to have the inoculations. With Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Producer Adam Bromley

Contributors

Unknown:
David Pershore
Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis.
Producer:
Adam Bromley

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