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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Rhidian Brook.

1/2. Did Sir Humphrey Appleby really exist? Do any real politicians behave like Jim Hacker ? And what legacy have they left for central government?
Former Conservative party leader William Hague presents this series, which explores the effects of 25 years of Yes Minister on Westminster and Whitehall. Producer Anthony Worrall
William Hague asks if life imitates TV satire, page 125

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Humphrey Appleby
Unknown:
Jim Hacker
Leader:
William Hague
Producer:
Anthony Worrall
Producer:
William Hague

John Wilkins is young, smart and good-looking. In postwar Clapham he seems to have everything needed for a happy and successful life, until he is charged with murder. By Julian Symonds , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus , Winner of the 1957 Golden Dagger award.
Director Claire Grove

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wilkins
Unknown:
Julian Symonds
Dramatised By:
Yvonne Antrobus
Director:
Claire Grove
John:
Tom Smith
May:
Clare Corbett
Sheila:
Lydia Leonard
Uncle Dan:
Don McCorkindale
Newton:
Geoffrey Whitehead
MrsWilkins:
Frances Jeater
Hayley:
Andrew Harrison
Dr Andreadis:
Loan Meredith
Bill:
Ben Crowe
Mr Likeness:
Chris Moran

What does it take to be a master of the quiz? The ultimate inquisitor. Nicholas Parsons , takes a journey around the UK to find out what makes the best quiz.
He meets the colourful quiz setters who dedicate their time to researching and producing, week by week, the local quiz, and joins the best and the worst quiz teams in the UK Producer Jo Meek

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Producer:
Jo Meek

Regional Variations (2)

Weekend Woman's Hour

BBC Radio 4 FM

Kick-off 4.00. At the Stade de France, Paris.
Commentary by Martin Bayfield , Jonny Saunders and Robert Jones. Introduced by Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers Mike Carr and Graham McMillan 'approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Martin Bayfield
Commentary By:
Jonny Saunders
Commentary By:
Robert Jones.
Introduced By:
Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producers:
Mike Carr
Producers:
Graham McMillan

Another chance to hear this Sony Award-winning documentary. Lance Corporal Mike Baronowski was killed in action on 29 November 1966 in Vietnam. He left behind an extraordinary legacy of recordings, which he had sent home to family and friends. They contain vivid and often comic reflections on his battlefield environment and experiences. The story of his life and death is told through the tapes, which were left to collect dust on top of a cupboard for 30-odd years, and from the differing perspectives of two US Marine comrades and Baronowski's brother and sister. See Choice p128. Producer Alan Hall
See also Sunday Best: Life after Vietnam tomorrow at 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Baronowski
Producer:
Alan Hall

3/6. The Guermantes Way. The writer's childhood enchantment with the Duchess of Guermantes matures into a passion but, when he eventually engineers a meeting, he is ill-prepared for the staggering gulf between his fantasy and the reality. Series of novels by Marcel Proust , dramatised by Michael Butt.
Music Jacob Shirley ; Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcel Proust
Dramatised By:
Michael Butt.
Music:
Jacob Shirley
Director:
John Taylor
Proust:
James Wilby
Baron de Charius:
Corln Redgrave
Marcel as a young man:
Jonathan Firth
Robert:
Julian Ovendon
Duchess de Guermantes:
Sara Kestelman
Charles:
Julian Wadham
Albertine:
Zoe Waltes
Franchise:
Rachel Atkins
Marcel as a boy:
Steven Williams
Duke du Boulbon:
Ian Masters
Jupien:
Kim Wall
Marcel's mother:
Deborah Flndlay
Grandmother:
Margaret Tyzack
Marcel's father:
Nicholas Farrell

5/10. A debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on a topical issue. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Claire Fox

2/12. Nick Clarke is in the chair for another round of the challenging cryptic quiz, with Patrick Hannan , Peter Stead for Wales, facing Northern Ireland's Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Unknown:
Patrick Hannan
Unknown:
Peter Stead
Unknown:
Polly Devlin
Unknown:
Brian Feeney.

1/12. The poet laureate Andrew Motion presents an exploration of the landscapes of British poetry.
Borders. Can poets speak across borders? Including contributions from Declan McGonagle and Dr Rowan Williams. With poems by Jackie Kay , Ezra Pound , Seamus Heaney , Edward Thomas , Dylan Thomas and Emily Bronte. The readers are Kenneth Cranham ,
Tom Courtenay , Simon Russell Beale , Juliet Stevenson and Diana Bishop. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Motion
Unknown:
Declan McGonagle
Unknown:
Dr Rowan Williams.
Unknown:
Jackie Kay
Unknown:
Ezra Pound
Unknown:
Seamus Heaney
Unknown:
Edward Thomas
Unknown:
Dylan Thomas
Unknown:
Kenneth Cranham
Unknown:
Tom Courtenay
Unknown:
Simon Russell Beale
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson
Unknown:
Diana Bishop.

The War of the Worlds LA Theatre Works revival of HG
Wells's classic sci-fi tale, stars Leonard Nimoy as Pierson and Gates McFadden as the Announcer. When Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater Company broadcast their version in 1938, it caused widespread panic

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonard Nimoy
Unknown:
Gates McFadden
Unknown:
Orson Welles

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