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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Huime and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Susan Huime
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Dr Alan Billings.

Buildings and Bridges. When buildings and bridges "give" they often do so in a catastrophic manner. Len Fisher and fellow physicist Jeff Odell enlist the help of engineer
Adam Crewe when they use an earthquake machine to
Investigate how catastrophic vibrations arise in buildings, bridges and even sports bras. Producer Amanda Hargreaves

Contributors

Unknown:
Len Fisher
Unknown:
Jeff Odell
Unknown:
Adam Crewe
Producer:
Amanda Hargreaves

Regional Variations (2)

2/5. Billie Holiday 's life, told through the voices of those Who knew her. By Julia Blackburn. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Billie Holiday
Unknown:
Julia Blackburn.
pop Foster:
Kennie A Andrews
Mae Barnes:
Allbe Parsons
Claire Lievenson:
Kate Harper
Bobby Henderson:
Rhashan Stone

Birds do it, bees do it... even apes and elephants do it. If you thought liking the odd tipple is a human trait, think again. Dr Gillian Rice meets the boozers and bingers of the animal world and investigates the evolution of their taste for alcohol, which might shed light on our own cravings.

Contributors

Speaker:
Dr Gillian Rice
Producer:
Brett Westwood

What's in a name? Or in a colour? Comedian Arnold Brown ponders on his drab-sounding name and confesses that it browns him off somewhat. Other
Browns, including comic writer, Craig, offer their thoughts. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
Why Arnold will never join the Brownies: page 137

Contributors

Unknown:
Arnold Brown
Producer:
Alison Vernon-Smith

New series 1/3. The engaging double act of poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore analyse the words and music of popular songs. They begin the series by considering the art of the cover version. Their guest is singer Julie Felix , who discusses and performs her version of Bob Dylan 's Masters of War.
Producer Robert Ketteridge Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Armitage
Musicologist:
Allan Moore
Singer:
Julie Felix
Unknown:
Bob Dylan
Producer:
Robert Ketteridge

The compelling tale of one young woman's struggle to confront her past by reliving the day her mother decided to abandon her for her lover. By Judy Upton.
Director Claudine Toutoungi

Contributors

Unknown:
Judy Upton.
Director:
Claudine Toutoungi
Daisy:
Raquel Cassidy
Alan:
Alan Williams
Freddie:
Nicholas Boulton
Young Daisy:
Jessica Crossley

12/13. Listeners' questions about the environment, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists. ADDRESS: Home Planet, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 IPL email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]0400 Producer Nick Patrick

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Daniel
Producer:
Nick Patrick

2/5. The Gap. A policeman on the verge of retirement
Pays his childhood "crush" a surprise visit. "He was always pn the point of asking her out - regularly rehearsed his Invitation by asking his Ma's dressmaker's dummy if it would like to go to the Regal." By Robert Douglas , read by Tony Roper. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Douglas
Read By:
Tony Roper.

6/6. "Servant leadership" is an holistic approach to work through shared decision-making. It's big in America but can it work in the UK? Philippa Lamb also reviews a cross-section of leadership manuals and asks what has made "leadership" a buzzword in the business world. producers Rosamund Jones and Richard Fenton-Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Philippa Lamb
Producers:
Rosamund Jones
Producers:
Richard Fenton-Smith

New series 1/6. Carmen Callil , the founder of Virago publishing house, and philosopher Simon Blackburn join
Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite books. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Carmen Callil
Unknown:
Simon Blackburn
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Producer:
Mary Ward-Lowery

3/6 Is there a minimum number of people that constitutes a scene? What happens if you're the only mod in Austin, Texas? And why does everything sound like
Coldplay? Mitch Benn tackles these vital issues via the medium of song and discusses music, life and Goths with Alfie Joey and Robin Ince. Starring Mitch Benn with Robin Ince , Alfie Joey , Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Written by Mitch Benn and Robin ince. producer Adam Bromley

Contributors

Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Alfie Joey
Unknown:
Robin Ince.
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Robin Ince
Unknown:
Alfie Joey
Unknown:
Tasha Bayliss
Unknown:
Kirsty Newton.
Written By:
Mitch Benn
Written By:
Robin Ince.
Producer:
Adam Bromley

7/20. Waiting for Death. Fred Vincy 's debts have caused trouble for the Garth family and Mr Casaubon has had a heart attack and is attended by Dr Lydgate. Written by George Eliot. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Vincy
Unknown:
Mr Casaubon
Written By:
George Eliot.

112. In June 2003, Prime Minister Tony Blair phoned his old flatmate, Charlie Falconer , to invite him to join the Government The catch was that Lord Falconer wou take responsibility for a controversial Parliamentary bill that would make sweeping changes to the British Constitution.
Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer through the opening salvos of his 18-month battle with Law Lords, judges and politicians as he attempts to become the last Lord
Chancellor. Producer Brian King Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Blair
Unknown:
Charlie Falconer
Unknown:
Robert Stevens

7/10. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Raj Persaud
Producer:
Rebecca Asher

7/8 The spotlight is turned on Mark Winshaw , the arms dealer. Jonathan Coe 's biography of the Winshaw family is a fictional satire on greed and corruption in Britain. Dramatised by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Winshaw
Unknown:
Jonathan Coe
Dramatised By:
David Nobbs.
Producer:
Lucy Armitage
Michael:
Robert Bathurst
Fiona:
Fiona Allen
Mark:
Alan Davies
Pemberton-Oates:
Gus Brown
Joan/Fiona's nurse:
Flamlnla Cinque
Hilary:
Rebecca Front
Michael's mum/Dr Gillam:
Geraldine McNulty
Thomas/Elderly swimmer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Henry/Industrialist:
Jeff Rawle

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