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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Sean Curran.
Unknown:
Brian Draper.

With the help of fellow comedians, a rabbi, a priest and a Member of Parliament, Mervyn Stutter explores those toe-curlingly embarrassing moments that make us wish the ground would open up and swallow us whole. Producer Clare Csonka

Contributors

Unknown:
Mervyn Stutter
Producer:
Clare Csonka

5/10. Wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. With Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and guests.
Presided over by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart.

Alex Salmond , leader of the Scottish National Party, and Dr Mona Siddiqui , director of the Centre for the Study of Islam, are among the panellists at Albyn School for Girls, Aberdeen. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Leader:
Alex Salmond
Leader:
Dr Mona Siddiqui
Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby

Kick-off 2pm. Live commentary on the first match of this season's Six Nations Championship, as defending champions and Grand Slam winners
France take on Scotland in Paris. Introduced by Eleanor Oldroyd with commentary from Martin Bayf ield, Alastair Eykyn and Andy Irvine. Producers Mike Carr and Graham McMillan
Ian Robertson on the Six Nations: page 33

Contributors

Introduced By:
Eleanor Oldroyd
Unknown:
Martin Bayf
Unknown:
Alastair Eykyn
Unknown:
Andy Irvine.
Producers:
Mike Carr
Producers:
Graham McMillan
Unknown:
Ian Robertson

Henry Foe , a milliner, decides against all advice to remain in London during the 1665 plague. Amid the devastation of the city he has to grapple with his own personal demons. An original play by Stephen Sharkey , inspired by Daniel Defoe 's novel A Journal of the Plague Year. Director Liza Webb

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Foe
Play By:
Stephen Sharkey
Unknown:
Daniel Defoe
Director:
Liza Webb
Henry:
Henry Goodman
Amy:
Raquel Cassidy
Bill:
Geoffrey Hutchings
Betty:
Liza Sadovy
Jane:
Beth Chalmers
Rev Jenk:
Jon Glover
James:
Paul Ritter
Solomon:
Robert Hastie
Sam:
Stephen Hogan
Mugger:
Helen Longworth

2/3. 10 Rillington Place. The story of serial killer John Reginald Christie and one of the most infamous miscarriages of justice in British legal history. Richard Attenborough talks to Gerry Northam about the emotional strain of re-enacting Christie's crimes and explains how the film was part of a wider campaign to ensure that capital punishment was not reintroduced in Britain. Producer John Byrne

Contributors

Unknown:
John Reginald Christie
Talks:
Richard Attenborough
Unknown:
Gerry Northam
Producer:
John Byrne

Javier Bardem , star of The Sea Inside, a new film based on the real life-story of a Spaniard who fought a 30-year campaign for his right to die with dignity, joins Francine Stock. Plus the latest DVD releases.
Producer Sally Spurring

Contributors

Unknown:
Javier Bardem
Unknown:
Francine Stock.

The cultural highlights of the week reviewed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Maria Delgado , Kevin Jackson and John Tusa. Producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Reviewed By:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Maria Delgado
Unknown:
Kevin Jackson
Unknown:
John Tusa.
Producer:
Fiona McLean

Possibly the most famous radio producer ever,
Charles Chilton was the man who captured the world's imagination with his hugely popular 1950s series Journey into Space. Chilton was a working-class orphan from
King's Cross who joined a youthful BBC and found his life transformed. Russell Davies rides the range with one of the BBC's most outstanding talents. Producer Mark Burman

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Chilton
Unknown:
Russell Davies
Producer:
Mark Burman

2/2. Berardo attempts to escape the mounting trouble in Fontamara, but his journey to Rome leads him into unexpected rebellion. A dramatisation by Andrew Farrell Readman of one of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, written by Ignazio Silone. Translated bv Eric Mosbachpr
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Farrell
Written By:
Ignazio Silone.
Unknown:
Eric Mosbachpr
Director:
Nadia Molinari
Giova:
David Horovitch
Matale:
Ellie Haddinqton
Romolo:
Ben Crompton
Berardo:
Adrian Bower
Scarpone:
Matthew Dunster
The student:
Michael Begley
Baldissera:
Christopher Wilkinson
Maria Rosa:
Denise Black
Don Circostanza:
Robert Pickavance
Don Achille:
David Crellin

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a 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 week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

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

8/9. A darkling selection of poems for the long evenings, introduced by Roger McGough , including Simon Armitage reading his own To His Lost Lover, and some rays of light from Osip Mandelstam, ee cummings and Edward Thomas. The readers are Jamie Glover , Brigid Zengeni and Sean Barrett. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Introduced By:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Simon Armitage
Unknown:
Edward Thomas.
Unknown:
Jamie Glover
Unknown:
Brigid Zengeni
Unknown:
Sean Barrett.

Hearts of the World by Michael O'Brien. A passionate tale of rivalry and collaboration at the time of the birth of cinema. Told through a fictionalised account of the relationship between two key players in the awakening of the cinematic age: Mary Pickford , the Canadian actress known as America's sweetheart with her childlike innocence and curly, blonde hair, and DW Griffith , the movie director described by Charlie Chaplin as "the teacher of us all".

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael O'Brien.
Unknown:
Mary Pickford
Unknown:
Dw Griffith
Unknown:
Charlie Chaplin

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