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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr. Mona Siddiqui.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn
Unknown:
Garry Richardson
Unknown:
Dr. Mona Siddiqui

1/2. Running Away to Sea. 2005 is the Year of the Sea, but Britain has never been less aware of the curious, dislocated lives of its seafarers. Libby Purves finds out how life has changed for those at sea today. On a vast
Modern ship it can be lonely and dull. But the sea still calls some young people, despite its risks and demands.
Ashore and afloat, merchant navy cadets and officers accompany Purves on her voyage down the years. Producer Vanessa Harrison

Contributors

Unknown:
Libby Purves
Producer:
Vanessa Harrison

1/6. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown Retired KC Basil Grant, his brother Rupert and his colleague Charlie, receive a visit from Major Brown, who recounts a tale that begins with a most disturbing discovery. GK Chesterton 's collection of comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield.
Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Unknown:
Gk Chesterton
Dramatised By:
Simon Littlefield.
Producer:
Simon Nicholls
Basil:
David Warner
Rupert:
Martin Freeman
Charlie:
Geoffrey McGivern
Major Brown:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Lady:
Vicki Pepperdine
PG Northover/Gardener/ Old man:
Martin Hyder

8/12. A contest of cultural knowledge and lateral thinking between teams from Northern Ireland and Wales. With Nick Clarke in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Producer:
Paul Bajoria

Elvis is hell. At least, he is for Sandy, whose husband is so obsessed with winning the QuizElvis UK championships that he fails to notice his team members making plans of their own. Written by Rob John.
Producer/Director Roland Jaquarello

Contributors

Written By:
Rob John.
Director:
Roland Jaquarello
Baz:
Neil Dudgeon
Keith:
Danny Webb
Sandy:
Ruth Gemmell

1/5. Casting On. A young woman tries to come to terms with her unplanned pregnancy. "All the books in the library have pictures of women cradling their stomachs, and crunching apples and sticks of celery. But none of them tell you about your mind: that it vanishes, like your Waist, within the first few weeks." Ruth Thomas 's tale, read by Emma Currie , begins a week-long series of short stories about dramatic turning-points in people's lives. Producer David Jackson Young

Contributors

Unknown:
Ruth Thomas
Read By:
Emma Currie
Producer:
David Jackson Young

[ 1/5. Five Weeks in a Balloon. To coincide with the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , adventurer Pen Hadow retraces the journeys undertaken by Verne's characters and meets people who've been
Inspired to emulate those adventures. Producer Penny vine

Contributors

Unknown:
Jules Verne

5/6 Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate the pleasures of the grape and invite listeners to join them for an interactive tasting. TEXT: [number removed]
Producer Paula McGinley Shortened

Contributors

Unknown:
Oz Clarke
Unknown:
Andrew Jefford
Producer:
Paula McGinley

11/11 Who has the biggest gift of the gab?
Nicholas Parsons chairs the game in which panellists battle it out. From the Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Producer:
Claire Jones

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets dramatist Nick Dear and novelist AN Wilson , who have both been inspired by The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Dramatist:
Nick Dear
Unknown:
An Wilson
Unknown:
Henry James.
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Dorothea and Mr Casaubon have met Will Ladislaw in Rome while on honeymoon. Rosamund Vincy has met Dr Lydgate, while her brother, Fred, struggles both with his career and with debts. By George Eliot. Dramatised by Judith Adams.
Pianist James Moriarty
Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Author:
Georae Eliot.
Dramatised by:
Judith Adams
Pianist:
James Moriarty
Producer/Director:
Gaynor MacFarlane
Dorothea:
Caroline Martin
Dr Lydgate/Dagley:
Tom Goodman-Hill
Rosamund:
Katherine Igoe
Mary/Tantripp:
Laura Doddington
Fred/Hawley:
Nick Fletcher
Mr Brooke/Raffles:
Karl Johnson
Mr Casaubon:
Robert Glenister
Ladislaw:
Richard Dillane
Ned/Bulstrode:
Ron Cook
Sir James/Mr Vincy:
Roger Allam
Celia:
Candida Benson
Rev Farebrother/Chichley/Rigg:
Martin Hyder
Mrs Vincy/Mrs Dagley:
Rachel Atkins
Mr Featherstone:
William Gaunt
Caleb:
Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Garth/Mrs Cadwallader:
Sally Dexter
Standish/Mr Cadwallader:
Matthew Marsh

The story of Ruth Ive who, at 22, was monitoring the secret wartime telephone link between London and Washington. Among the callers she listened in to, and censored if necessary, were Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt. Presented by Ivor Gaber. producer Fiona Ledger

Contributors

Unknown:
Ruth Ive
Unknown:
Franklin Roosevelt.
Presented By:
Ivor Gaber.
Producer:
Fiona Ledger

8/8. Burkina Faso. Africa's answer to the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival happens in the West African state of Burkina Faso. While the streets of Ouagadougou may not attract the bikini-clad jet set, the film festival, Fespaco, gives African film-makers a chance to show off their talents. Annie Caulfield investigates. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Annie Caulfield

2/2. A look at chimpanzee behaviour - their cultural traditions, their use of tools and the way in which they communicate with each other. Andrew Luck-Baker talks to researchers who are convinced that these creatures have minds much closer to our own than anyone had previously imagined. Producer Alexandra Feacham

Contributors

Talks:
Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer:
Alexandra Feacham

1/5. To mark the centenary of the death of Jules Verne , his classic piece of science fiction, in which Professor
Aronnax, who goes in search of a giant sea-monster, soon finds himself the "guest" of Captain Nemo, master of the Nautilus. Abridged by Roy Apps and read by Nigel Anthony. Producer David Blount

Contributors

Unknown:
Jules Verne
Abridged By:
Roy Apps
Read By:
Nigel Anthony.
Producer:
David Blount

Ripley's Game (2/10) Tom Ripley is an outrageous character in modern crime-fiction. Here he pits his wits against dangerous adversaries in a genteel part of France. Abridged by Neville Teller , read by Stanley Tucci

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Ripley
Abridged By:
Neville Teller
Read By:
Stanley Tucci

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