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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 Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day WithDrMonaSiddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
Sean Curran.

7/8. 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 at 9.30pm

Contributors

Talks:
Fergal Keane
Producer:
Jane Beresford

6/9. The Life of Ferns. After decades in the wilderness, ferns are fashionable again, with scientists as well as with gardeners. Paul Evans follows the fortunes of ferns from the great Victorian fern craze to the origins of plant conservation in Britain. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Evans

2/2. Once banned from entering South Africa, Simon Fanshawe returns to the country to take a fresh look at the comedy circuit there. Today he charts how the handover of power to the ANC and the death of apartheid in 1994 had dramatic effects on the comedy scene. Producer Julian Mayers

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Fanshawe
Producer:
Julian Mayers

Consumer issues, presented by John Waite and Peter White. Including at
12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am

Contributors

Presented By:
John Waite
Presented By:
Peter White.

2/3. Tasmin Little and Christian Tetzlaff discuss how it feels to play Mendelssohn's beautiful Violin Concerto in E minor and why the music has such a profound effect on audiences. Producer Rosie Boulton

Contributors

Unknown:
Tasmin Little
Unknown:
Christian Tetzlaff
Producer:
Rosie Boulton

The true story of an audacious art theft in 1956. Two students decide to claim a picture they believe belongs in Ireland. By Melissa Murray.
Producer/Director Sally Avens

Contributors

Unknown:
Melissa Murray.
Director:
Sally Avens
William:
Owen McDonnell
Paul:
Stephen Hogan
Tony:
Jim Norton
Maura:
Renee Weldon
Teacher:
Marcella Riordan
Woman:
Marcella Riordan
Desk:
Jon Glover
Taxi:
Jon Glover
Ticket:
Jon Glover

4/13. 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. Tofino. Poppy is 12, and she's finding travelling through the USA and Canada with her mother and her mother's bossy, judgemental best friend rather a trial, particularly as they seem to be trying to re-enact some kind of Thelma and Louise escapade. By Jill Dawson , and read by Helen Longworth. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jill Dawson
Read By:
Helen Longworth.

2/5. Few institutions in Poland arouse such strong passions as Radio Maryja. To its supporters, the radio station upholds patriotic values and Catholic virtue. To its critics, it's an unholy mix of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and dangerous populism. Lucy Ash visits the station's headquarters in Torun to find out more about the shadowy figure behind it - "Father Director" Tadeusz Rydzyk.
(For more details see yesterday)

Contributors

Reporter:
Lucy Ash

110/10. Comedy duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books and poetry in the last of the series.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mel Giedroyc
Unknown:
Sue Perkins
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Producer:
Beth O'Dea

3/6. The travelling hero tries his hand, and his knees and ankles, at being a chalet girl on the ski slopes of France. 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
Unknown:
Giles Wemmbley
Giles:
Marcus Brigstocke
Mme Duval:
Kate Duchene
Tim:
Adam G Goodwin
Nicki:
Katy Brand
Charlotte:
Amy Enticknap
Jeremy:
Dan Clark
Sophie:
Sophie Winkleman
Mr Buntstick:
Gresby Nash
Pascal:
Toby Sedgwick

Mark Lawson reports from Turner Whistler Monet at
Tate Modern in London, an exhibition that explores the relationships between the works of these three major 19th-century painters. Producer Timothy Prosser

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Turner Whistler Monet
Producer:
Timothy Prosser

7/10. Tristram's father receives awful news, and yet another misfortune befalls the boy Tristram. By Laurence Sterne. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurence Sterne.

2/9. Speeding and mistakes by drivers are said to be the biggest causes of road accidents in the UK, but there may be other factors at work. Allan Urry investigates concerns about the huge backlog of repairs, poor maintenance and construction of Britain's roads.
Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Urry
Producer:
Gregor Stewart

9/10. Wound Healing. After surgery, how quickly the patient gets back to normal depends on how easily and at what pace the wound heals. Dr Mark Porter considers the evidence for optimum recovery and has some tips on how people can aid the healing process. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Paula McGrath
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3/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death has fun in the real world, leaving his daughter Ysabell and Mort in charge of the life-collecting business.
Director Claire Grove

Contributors

Unknown:
Terry Pratchett.
Director:
Claire Grove
Narrator:
Anton Lesser
Death:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort:
Carl Prekopp
Ysabell:
Clare Corbett
Cutwell:
Adam Godlev
Albert:
Philip Jackson
Princess Keli:
Alice Hart
Keeble:
Philip Fox
Landlord:
Jon Glover

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