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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Angela Tilby.

Regional Variations (2)

1/5. TheNameoftheMother. How would you make sense of your life if you thought it might end tomorrow? Vesna Goldsworthy reads from her memoirs of her. Yugoslavian childhood and heritage, written in response to a lifetheatening illness. Abridged by Yvonne Antrobus. Producer Nicholas Jones Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged By:
Yvonne Antrobus.
Producer:
Nicholas Jones

Teachers strive to give everything for their pupils, and students always admire a great teacher, but what happens when they fall in love? Rosie Goldsmith takes a frank and in-depth look at the secret affairs that can ignu in the classroom. Producer Sarah Cuddon

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Sarah Cuddon

4/6. The Singular Speculation of the House Agent
Rupert suspects that a mad military adventurer is a rogue, and follows him. Basil and Charlie join Rupert n the snoop, with entertaining consequences. G.K. Chesterton's comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield.
Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Simon Little
Producer:
Simon Nicholls
Basil:
David Warner
Rupert:
Martin Freeman
Charlie:
Geoffrey McGivern
Lieutenant Keith:
Jeff Harding
The constable:
Martin Hyder
Montmorency:
Simon Jones

The programme that gives listeners the chance to put their views on the general election direct to a leading politician. Producer Martin Rosenbaum
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12 noon

Contributors

Producer:
Martin Rosenbaum

A comedy about love and logic in which William, a hypochondriac Englishman played by Trevor Lock , Journeys across Peru in search of true love and himself. Written Dy Trevor Lock and Sem Devillart. Producer Helen Williams

Contributors

Played By:
Trevor Lock
Played By:
Sem Devillart.
Producer:
Helen Williams

1/5. Lynne Truss presents five original stories each celebrating the life of an important woman in Brighton's history, recorded at the town's new Jubilee Library.
Looking Out to Sea. Judy Cornwell reads the story ot the 18th-century Brighton "dipper" Martha Gunn. Producer Celia de Wolff

Contributors

Unknown:
Martha Gunn.
Producer:
Celia de Wolff

1/5. The Blue and the Green. A celebration of some familiar, but largely unrecognised design classics of the road system. Today Joe Kerr meets one half of the partnership who in the 1960s came up with the distinctive look Of British road Signs. Producer Matthew Dodd

Contributors

Unknown:
Joe Kerr
Producer:
Matthew Dodd

Sheila Dillon examines the growing popularity of vegetable box schemes - where organic veg is delivered direct by the farmer to your door - and asks whether they are remaining true to their roots. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Dillon

3/7 Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Germaine Greer , writer and television adapter Andrew Davies comedian Richard Herring and Tales from the Dales author Gervase Phinn. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this acclaimed Radio 4 panel aame selected and introduced by Nigel Rees , are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed]19.

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Germaine Greer
Unknown:
Andrew Davies
Unknown:
Richard Herring
Unknown:
Gervase Phinn.
Unknown:
William Franklyn.
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani
Introduced By:
Nigel Rees

William Nicholson , whose new novel The Trial of True Love reflects on the phenomenon of love at first sight, talks to Mark Lawson in this edition of the arts show. Producer Nicki Paxman

Contributors

Unknown:
William Nicholson
Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

1/5 Horseradish. A family gather for the traditional
Passover dinner in New York City in 1960. But why has Moe invited a mystery guest? By Margaret Wilkinson.
Producer/director Nadia Molinari Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Wilkinson.
Director:
Nadia Molinari
Moe:
Harry Towb
Irving:
Kerry Shale
Lillian:
Abigail Thaw
Estelle:
Lorelei King
Glenn:
Alex Jennings

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- The song that started life with lyrics written on a brown paper bag has become one of the most empowering pop songs ever recorded. Gloria Gaynor's 1979 transatlantic number one remains one of the defining hits of the disco era. With its story of a woman changing from "at first I was afraid, I was petrified" to telling her man to "go on now, go, walk out the door", it has become not just a karaoke classic, but a lifeline for people with every sort of problem - dumped women, gay men, the woman who sang it for hours on a capsized boat in the middle of the ocean. Paul Gambaccini and Gloria Gaynor analyse the song's strengths, while the men and women who have found meaning and significance in it tell their stories.

Contributors

Unknown:
Gloria Gaynor
Unknown:
Paul Gambaccini
Unknown:
Gloria Gaynor
Producer:
Richard Bannerman

2/3. Pink Pigeons. Twenty-six years ago conservationist Carl Jones went to the island of Mauritius - once home to the dodo - to try stop the unique Mauritian pink pigeon from sharing the dodo's fate of becoming extinct.
Surrounded by ebony forests and giant tortoises, he tells Grant Sonnex what his life's work has taught him, and why he is optimistic for the future of conservation worldwide. Producer Grant Sonnex

Contributors

Unknown:
Carl Jones
Unknown:
Grant Sonnex
Producer:
Grant Sonnex

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