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2/8. Careering into the second show and realising that we're still weeks away from the general election,
Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the gang find some other aspects of modern life to dissect with the usual jumble Of Stand-up, sketches and songs. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis

Answering questions from an audience in Caversham, Berkshire, are minister for Constitutional Affairs David Lammy; shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Willetts; and Liberal Democrats Health spokesperson Sarah Teather. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the Chair. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
David Lammy
Unknown:
David Willetts
Unknown:
Sarah Teather.
Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby

Late one night in the snow, four students stumble upon the body of a dead girl. Twenty-five years later the police mount a "cold case" review of the unsolved killing, giving the friends an opportunity to clear their names once and for all. That is, until one of them dies in a suspicious house fire, and another in a burglary gone bad. It seems someone is still pursuing their own brand of justice. If the remaining two are to avoid becoming the next victim, they need to find out for themselves what really happened back there, in the snow. By Val McDermid, dramatised by Bert Coules.

Contributors

Author:
Val McDermid
Dramatised by:
Bert Coules
Director/Producer:
Lu Kemp
Lawson:
Jimmy Chisholm
Graham John:
Paul Hurley
Alex:
Steven Cartwright
Weird:
Michael Nardone
Davey:
Matthew Pidgeon
MacLennan:
Crawford Logan
Brian:
Simon Donaldson
Karen:
Claire Knight
Helen:
Kirsten Murray
Lynn:
Gayanne Potter

The remarkable story of the 1911 Daily Mail sweet-pea competition, which brought London to a standstill and a small miracle to the Scottish Borders, is told by MarkStephen. Producer Elaine Walker
Alan Titchmarsh has sweet memories: page 42

Contributors

Producer:
Elaine Walker
Producer:
Alan Titchmarsh

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Ritula Shah. Producer Vibeke Venema EMAIL: [email address removed]
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of ushers featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from [web address removed] and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Presenter:
Ritula Shah.

The cultural highlights of the week, discussed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests, Terence Blacker , Howard Schuman and Denise Mina. Producer Fiona McLean

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Terence Blacker
Unknown:
Howard Schuman
Unknown:
Denise Mina.
Producer:
Fiona McLean

6/6. Expectations. Patrick Malahide reads Ruth Scott 's story about a man tempted to turn his fantasies into reality The last in a series of monologues for Lent on the theme Of temptation. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Malahide
Unknown:
Ruth Scott

Tent-like spacesuits wired for TV and radio, plastic dwellings with hovercraft and robots in the kitchen and anonymous foamy houses whose bedrooms move like the colours of Rubik's Cube. Crazy?
Or ahead of their time? Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen travels through five decades of the "house of the future", exploring how British architects have responded to the promise - and threat - of new technology. producer Tracey Logan

House of the Future
8.00pm R4
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen was positively quivering with enthusiasm as he described his Archive Hour programme on the weird homes that have been designed as visions of the future, as much for the fact that R4 had let him loose on some unsuspecting and deadly serious architects as for anything else. He says the more outlandish designs for houses can best be described as "a fantastic barometer of how society feels about itself at the time". Hence, in the fearful 50s "everyone hopes technology will sort everything out." And what of the Good Life-style craze in the 70s, including recycling your own poo to create energy? "How vile is that?" retorts LL-B. This is an absolute delight and he must be given a Radio 4 series! Jane Anderson radio editor

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Producer:
Tracey Logan

*A brilliant and affectionate satire, set in the Garden of Eden about the battle of the sexes. In a lesser-known work master storyteller Mark Twain imagines what life must have been like for the first man and woman as they try to understand who they are and why they have been put there. Dramatised by Martin Glynn. Producer Jenny Stephens : Director Peter Leslie Wild
Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Twain
Dramatised By:
Martin Glynn.
Producer:
Jenny Stephens
Director:
Peter Leslie
Eve Inika:
Leigh Wright
Adam:
Tom Goodman-Hill
God/Satan:
Tyrone Huggins

9/10 A 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.

Contributors

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

6/12 The Midlands team of Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock take on Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin of Northern Ireland in the cryptic challenge. Nick Clarke is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosalind Miles
Unknown:
Stephen Maddock
Unknown:
Brian Feeney
Unknown:
Polly Devlin
Unknown:
Nick Clarke

5/12. Labyrinths. How have poets responded to the experience of cities as labyrinthine places that make us feel both delightfully baffled and maddeningly lost at the same time? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from Lynda Neade and Nigel Coates and poems by William Blake , TS Eliot and Louis MacNeice. Readers lain Glen and Jamie Glover. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Motion
Unknown:
Lynda Neade
Unknown:
Nigel Coates
Unknown:
William Blake
Unknown:
Ts Eliot
Readers:
Louis MacNeice.
Unknown:
Jamie Glover.

3/5. Some Children Wander by Mistake. When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deeper behind the scenes than he would have liked. A series of stories written by John Connolly. Read by Alun Armstrong. Producer Lawrence Jackson

Contributors

Written By:
John Connolly.
Read By:
Alun Armstrong.
Producer:
Lawrence Jackson

Crises. By Mihai Ignat , the first play from this Romanian writer.
Decribed by the author as "tragedy or comedy", the play witnesses the spectacular beginning and consequent neurotic unravelling of the relationship between an unnamed couple. Flung together by accident, "He" and "She" embark on a chaotic journey of emotions, ultimately blaming each other for their own insecurities

Contributors

Unknown:
Mihai Ignat

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