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With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Oliver McTernan.

Regional Variations (2)

1/5. To Frederick the Great of Prussia, JS Bach embodies everything that is outmoded and Baroque. One spring evening he summons "old Bach" to his court and challenges him to a musical duel. Bill Paterson reads from James Gaines 's vivid portrait of 18th-century Europe, seen through the lives of JS Bach and the enlightened despot Frederick the Great. Abridged by Miranda Davies. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Paterson
Unknown:
James Gaines
Abridged By:
Miranda Davies.
Producer:
Emma Harding

2/2. Cains. When Liverpool's sole independent brewer was taken over by two Sikh brothers from Chatham, whose previous experience began with selling fish and chips, some doubted whether Cains would survive.
Ray Gosling visits their Victorian brewery in Toxteth and discovers how Ajmail and Sudaghara Dusanj have taken to Merseyside and to the making and marketing of traditional beers. Producer Bob Dickinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Gosling
Unknown:
Sudaghara Dusanj
Producer:
Bob Dickinson

3/6. Having found his way to the villa of Helena's ex-father-in-law in the Bay of Neapolis, Falco is introduced to some old school friends of Helena's. Meanwhile, he discovers he has an unexpected talent as a harp teacher. By Lindsey Davis and dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
BBC AUDIO: The radio 4 dramatisation of Silver Pigs, the first in Lindsey Davis's Falco series,is available on CD and audio cassette from [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Author:
Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By:
Mary Cutler
Director:
Peter Leslie Wild
Falco:
Anton Lesser
Helena:
Anna Madeley
Larius:
Christopher Kelham
Marcellus:
Paul Webster
Rufus:
Timothy Watson
Aemelia:
Jaimi Barbakoff

13/13. The final, chaired by Peter Snow , in which the top two teams play for the title of the quiz team of the year. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Snow
Producer:
Paul Bajoria

Four black friends meet for what is meant to be a celebratory dinner, but as the wine flows and tongues loosen, revelations ruin the party and the group disperses to deal with its repercussions. Written by Llewella Gideon.
Producer/Director Liz Webb

Contributors

Written By:
Llewella Gideon.
Director:
Liz Webb
Trudie:
Josephine Melville
Audley:
Sylvester Williams
Debbie:
Yvette Rochester Duncan
Derrick:
Nell Reidman
Agnes:
Marcia Mantack

1/5. Can'tBeatlt. "I would never have come to the desert if I'd known that Cecilia would turn into a gibbering loon with an eating disorder," claims Marcie, who's driving across America with her friend. Written by Emily Perkins. Read by Amanda Horlock. A week-long series of stories about women on the road. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Written By:
Emily Perkins.
Read By:
Amanda Horlock.
Producer:
Sara Davies

1/5. Eavesdrop with Lucy Ash on five controversial radio stations and programmes across four continents. Today, Hong Kong's Albert Cheng King-Hon , the "typhoon of talk radio". His programme Teacup in a Storm was famous for stinging attacks on everyone from government officials, legislators and tycoons to the Triads. Producer Lucy Ash

Contributors

Unknown:
Lucy Ash
Unknown:
Albert Cheng King-Hon
Producer:
Lucy Ash

3/11. Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Linda Smith and Graham Norton are this week's guests as the venerable panel game comes from the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a 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:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Graham Norton
Unknown:
Yvonne Arnaud
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons.
Producer:
Claire Jones

6/10. Having recovered from the disastrous incident with Tristram's nose, his father is dealt another blow. Graham White 's new dramatisation of Laurence Sterne 's groundbreaking comic novel continues.
Producer/Director Mary Peate Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Graham White
Unknown:
Laurence Sterne
Director:
Mary Peate
Tristram:
Neil Dudgeon
Father:
David Troughton
Toby:
Adrian Scarborough
Mother:
Julia Ford
Widow Wadman:
Deborah Findlay
Obadiah:
Stephen Hogan
Trim:
Paul Ritter
Dr Slop:
Tony Rohr
Susannah:
Helen Longworth
The Eye:
Helen Longworth
Bridget:
Ndidi Del Fatti
Le Fever:
Hugh Dickson
Curate:
Hugh Dickson
Death:
Stuart McLoughlin

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. A few years ago, his private papers turned up for sale on an internet auction site. Tony Phillips travels to Harlem to meet llyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm X's six daughters, to discover exactly how this came about and to read through some of the retrieved archive, which offers rare insights into her father's complex and controversial life. Producer Tony Phillips

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Phillips
Producer:
Tony Phillips

In search of a coffin ticket, a Victorian funeral train and the guardians of what was once the world's largest cemetery, Alan Dein retraces the route of the Necropolis Railway - from Waterloo to Woking - and uncovers the story of the station of the dead. Producer Neil McCarthy

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Dein
Producer:
Neil McCarthy

6/9. The Life of Ferns. After decades in the wilderness, ferns are fashionable again, with scientists as well as with gardeners. As botanists unravel the lives of the familiar fern, they are redefining the way we determine species and evolution. Paul Evans follows the fortunes of ferns from the great Victorian fern craze to the origins of plant conservation in Britain.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at Ham

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Evans
Producer:
Brett Westwood

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