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With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.

Exploring our fascination with escaped zoo animals roaming the suburban landscape, with Judith Palmer.
There's Goldie the eagle, who evaded capture in Regent's
Park for several days in 1965, Sheila the tiger, who slipped her enclosure in Glasgow in 1949, and various big-cat sightings from Devon to Kent. Plus a look at the effect that wild beasts have on children's dreams. Producer Miles Warde

Contributors

Unknown:
Judith Palmer.
Producer:
Miles Warde

New series 1/6. Another Year, Another Head? A surprise for the staff returning from the long summer holiday. The 20th anniversary series, written by Jim Eldridge.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson

Contributors

Written By:
Jim Eldridge.
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Eastwood:
Brlglt Forsyth
Miss Lewis:
Marlene Sidaway
MrLong:
Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone:
Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell:
Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid:
Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan:
Janice Acquah
Rory:
Charlie Barker
Natasha:
Leah Verity-White
Paula:
Rebecca McElroy

New series 1/6. More radio gems from around the world with Rosie Goldsmith. She samples Soviet muzak, the musical delights of the theremin, and provides an introduction to the latest radio craze - podcasting. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer:
Jennie Walmsley

"hen Elaine, a young homeless girl, is befriended by the older and middle-class Tara, she is at first suspicious. But a genuine trust develops when Elaine discovers that it's Tara, and not she, who is most in need of comfort and shelter from the world outside. By Dominigue Moloney.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan

Contributors

Unknown:
Dominigue Moloney.
Director:
Eoin O'Callaghan
Elaine:
Katy Gleadhlll
Tara:
Frances Tomelty
Georgina:
Julia Dearden
Sinead:
Eileen McCloskey
Kenny:
Robert Patterson

5/5. Derbyshire. While most of us walk for pleasure in our spare time, David Else has made a career out of it. As the author of many travel and walking guides to Britain, he takes Clare Balding to the Peak District in Derbyshire to explain that his obsessive note-taking has done nothing to diminish his love of the British countryside. They walk from Castleton to Hope. ProducerLucyLunt

Contributors

Unknown:
David Else

5/5. Music of the Devil. MariBoine is possibly the biggest singing star to live north of the Arctic circle. She sings the traditional Sami joik - a powerful song that was for centuries at the heart of Sami culture. But with the arrival of missionaries, Mari grew up thinking it was the music of the devil. She meets Kenneth Steven in the Arctic
Cathedral in Tromso to tell her story. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Steven

New series 1/8. The series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them returns for a new run. With Michael Rosen. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen.
Producer:
Frances Byrnes

3/8 The topical sketch show continues with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis at the helm, Mitch Benn providing the music, Marcus Brigstocke being angry/middle class, Laura Shavin being a properly trained actress and Jon Holmes being picked on for being short.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from the first series of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Music:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Laura Shavin
Unknown:
Jon Holmes
Producer:
Colin Anderson

Bruno gets an unexpected call. For cast see page 49
Written by Joanna Toye ; Director Rosemary Watts : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Joanna Toye
Director:
Rosemary Watts
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn

5/20 The Chaplaincy. Dorothea and Mr Casaubon have married and are on honeymoon in Rome; Fred is struggling with debts; and the time has come for a vote on the chaplaincy for the new hospital. By George Eliot. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Casaubon
Unknown:
George Eliot.

Answering questions from an audience in Witham,
Essex, is a panel that includes the former Conservative
Party leader lain Duncan Smith. Jonathan Dimbleby is in thechair. producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Duncan Smith.
Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Anne Peacock

When Jo decides to kick her heroin habit and improve her run-down, crime-ridden estate, she has no idea what she is about to unleash. A contemporary take nn the Joan of Arc story, by Mark Catley.
Music composed by Tom Kirkpatrick : Producer/Director Polly Thomas

Contributors

Story By:
Mark Catley.
Composed By:
Tom Kirkpatrick
Director:
Polly Thomas
Jo:
Kelli Hollis
Lee:
Jack Lord
Abi:
Lia Williams
David:
Mark Hollis
Margaret:
Cathy Breeze
Cl Talbot:
Rob Plckavance

New series 1/10. Genghis Khan. The life of Genghis Khan was epic by anyone's standards - he created the largest empire known to humanity. But can you be great and leave so much destruction in your wake? American commentator Joe Oueenan argues the case for the mighty manslayer. Khan's biographer John Man is on hand for expert advice. Francine Stock takes the chair for the biographical series in which the living nominate the dead. Producer Miles Warde

Contributors

Unknown:
Genghis Khan.
Unknown:
Genghis Khan
Commentator:
Joe Oueenan
Unknown:
John Man
Unknown:
Francine Stock
Producer:
Miles Warde

A story of modern technology pitted against established craftsmanship, played out in the rarefied atmosphere of the ballet studio. Felicity Finch balances the claims of rival ballet-shoe makers who are striving to keep the world's finest dancers "on point". Producer Tom Alban

Contributors

Unknown:
Felicity Finch
Producer:
Tom Alban

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