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

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Indarjit Singh.

6/6. St Mary's. Julian Richards finds out about the development of Hugh Town on St Mary's, the only town on the Isles of Scilly. He hears how much of its prehistory is submerged, a victim of rising sea levels, and hat today's
Prosperity owes much to an energetic Victorian reformer, j Augustus Smith. Producer Mark Smalley

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Richards
Unknown:
Augustus Smith.
Producer:
Mark Smalley

4/5. Exit Eliza. Eliza worships her new baby son, but he does have a distressing habit of being sick whenever his father speaks to him. This is categorically not, however, because Eliza's husband is going bald. Because he
Despite what everyone says. By Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor. r.,v Fearon
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Pain
Adapted By:
Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director:
Ellen Dryden
Eliza:
Sophie Thompson
Her husband:
Mark Heap
Gillivant:
Guy Fearon

New series 1/6. Mage designer Professor Angela Newing , mathematician Victor Bryant and puzzle setter
David Bodycombe try to baffle each other with puzzles and riddles. Hosted by Chris Maslanka. Listeners with puzzles and answers can contact the programme by the details given below. Producer Harry Parker
ADDRESS: Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Designer:
Professor Angela Newing
Unknown:
Victor Bryant
Unknown:
David Bodycombe
Unknown:
Chris Maslanka.
Producer:
Harry Parker

be working,
2/2. Charlotte's plan to save Wilbur seems to be working, but he may not win the blue ribbon if she doesn't go to the fair. The classic children's story by EB White , about the friendship between Wilbur and Charlotte the spider who can write, is dramatised by Joe Robinette and adapted by Chris Wallis. See Choice on page136. Dominic Cooper
For more cast and details see yesterday

Contributors

Story By:
Eb White
Dramatised By:
Joe Robinette
Adapted By:
Chris Wallis.
Unknown:
Dominic Cooper
Charlotte:
Sophie Thompson
Templeton:
Ken Campbell
Wilbur:
Dominic Cooper

Biggs
Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Bedfordshire County Federation of Women's Institutes. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened rpt of Sun 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/4. The Kitchen Front. "At last my egg arrives. It's brown and gently steaming in its egg cup. I take a nice thick slice of bread and marge and carefully cut it into soldiers." A perfect gastronomic moment is ruined when the sirens go off. By Stella Goorney , read by Rebecca Smart. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Stella Goorney
Read By:
Rebecca Smart.

3/4. The Shortest Verse. The shortest verse in the Bible says, "Jesus wept". It occurs in the story of Lazarus in John's gospel. But were these tears of compassion, grief, anger, frustration or something else? The programme explores the big emotions behind this little verse.For details see Monday

3/6. Glad to Be Ray. Clare doesn't understand why she has never been invited to Ray's - especially as everyone else in the office has. She decides to call round unannounced and is shocked by what she finds in Ray's s living room. Brian is attending a men's group each week, until Clare feels threatened by it. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring Sally Phillips ,
Nina Conti , Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Producer Katie Tyrell

Contributors

Comedy By:
Harry Venning
Comedy By:
David Ramsden
Unknown:
Sally Phillips
Unknown:
Nina Conti
Unknown:
Gemma Craven
Unknown:
Alex Lowe
Unknown:
Richard Lumsden
Unknown:
Ellen Thomas.
Producer:
Katie Tyrell

9/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Steven Rose , Bruce Anderson , Ian Hargreaves and Rosie Boycott cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Bruce Anderson
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Rosie Boycott
Producer:
David Coomes

2/3. The jewel beetle seeks out forest fires - mating and feasting on dead pine trees. These ingenious insects can sense roaring infernos from many kilometres away using supersensitive infra-red detectors. Mark Stephen discovers how scientists are putting this knowledge to use to develop the next generation of infra-red detectors. producer Louise Dalziel

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Stephen
Producer:
Louise Dalziel

2/4 "It's the most depraved, obscene novel I've ever read. It'll make millions."$20m in fact, provided literary agent Frederick Frensic can find someone to pretend to have written the book - the real author is demanding total anonymity. Tom Sharpe 's satirical comedy dismembers the world of publishing. Dramatised by Ryan Craig.
Producer Toby Swift

Contributors

Unknown:
Frederick Frensic
Unknown:
Tom Sharpe
Dramatised By:
Ryan Craig.
Producer:
Toby Swift
Frederick:
Mark Heap
Peter:
Adam Godley
Sonia:
Laurel Lefkow
Hutchmeyer:
John Guerrasio
Baby Hutchmeyer:
Sandra Dickinson
Geoffrey:
Nicholas Boulton
Macmordie:
Kerry Shale
Reporter:
Kerry Shale
Marianna:
Alex Tregear

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