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With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Joel Edwards.

New series 1/4. The programme that brings history to life through different houses and the imagined lives of the people who lived there.
Bankside Historian Gillian Tindall introduces some of he characters who lived in one of the oldest surviving houses on the south bank of the Thames, which began life as an inn during the area's brief theatrical heyday. Producer Sara Davies

Contributors

Introduces:
Gillian Tindall
Producer:
Sara Davies

1/4. It is the late 1950s and A.J. Wentworth has just retired to the little village of Fenport. The news of his arrival in Fenport spreads like wildfire and soon Wentworth finds himself taking a rather more active role in village life than he'd bargained for. By H.F. Ellis, adapted by Emma Kennedy, and starring Chris Langham.

Contributors

Author:
H.F. Ellis
Adapted by:
Emma Kennedy
Producer:
Elizabeth Freestone
Wentworth:
Chris Langham
Mrs Wheeler/Miss Gorman:
Sophie Thompson
Mellish/Gooch:
Philip Jackson
Miss Stephens:
Selina Griffiths
Mrs Bretton/Mrs Burlitt:
Helen Atkinson-Wood
Giles/Sidney:
Andrew Westfield
Miss Edge:
Rosie Armstrong
Matron:
Emma Kennedy

Terry Collins first met Julie McTravers when he took her picture on the dance floor back in the summer of 1967. He was a working-class London boy, she was a nice girl from Woking But their short-lived relationship came to an abrupt end one day when Julie went out to buy cigarettes and never came back. Thirty-eight years later they meet again. Written by and starring Mervyn Stutter.

Contributors

Writer:
Mervyn Stutter
Director:
David Jackson Young
Terry:
Mervyn Stutter
Julie:
Joanna McCallum
Dave:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Julie's father:
Hugh Dickson

John Cushnie Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Sheffield Allotment and Leisure Gardeners'
Federation Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/5 The Ugly Duckling. Always the odd one out and made to suffer for being different, the Ugly Duckling is said to mirror Hans Christian Andersen 's own view of himself. But is it a transformation that anyone can make or are there hidden meanings to the story? For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Hans Christian Andersen

What are the comtemporary resonances of an early 20th-century scandal involving a leading psychiatrist who believed that mental illnesses were the product of chronic infection, curable only by life-threatening surgery? Laurie Taylor discusses the implications.

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Natasha Maw

3/4. Breast Cancer. Most of the information we know about the factors that influence the occurence of breast cancer has come from epidemioligical studies like the Million Women's Study and the Women's Health Initiative. What more can these studies reveal and what else do we need to discover in order to curb the numbers of cases? Richard Hannaford investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

John Wilson presents the arts show, and meets the guitarist Ry Cooder , whose new disc evokes the sounds and stories of a Spanish-speaking community in LOS Angeles in the 1950s. Producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wilson
Guitarist:
Ry Cooder
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

Regional Variations (2)

Inside the Ethics Committee

BBC Radio 4 FM

Inside the Ethics Committee

Series 1

Episode 2: Temporary Transplants

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A panel of experts tackle the ethics involved in a real hospital case. Who should make decisions about a child's best interests - parents or doctors? Show more

2/3. Anne Perkins looks at the crucial dinner party at which the economist John Maynard Keynes failed to stop Winston Churchill from deciding to return to the gold standard in 1925. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Perkins
Unknown:
John Maynard Keynes
Producer:
Jane Ashley

New series 1/3. Life on this planet was no accident: everything about the geology of the Earth suggests it was made for life. Gabrielle Walker charts the rise of humanity's ancestors from simple slime to the complex organisms. Along the way she uncovers tales of mass poisoning, sex, death and even global catastrophe in this history of the early Earth. Producer Jonathan Fildes

Contributors

Unknown:
Gabrielle Walker
Producer:
Jonathan Fildes

6/6. Clarence van den Hoogenband. Laurence and Gus tell the story of the brilliant scientist who discovers that the Earth is not quite a perfect sphere. Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer Helen Williams

Contributors

Unknown:
Clarence van Den Hoogenband.
Written By:
Gus Brown
Written By:
Laurence Howarth
Unknown:
Alex Lowe
Unknown:
Katy Brand.
Producer:
Helen Williams

6/6. The series concludes with the warm-hearted autobiography of a rebellious woman growing up in London's Welsh community - Black Teeth Lane. More spoof comedy starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe.
Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell ; Producer Lucy Armitage

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown:
Rebecca Front
Unknown:
Mel Hudson
Unknown:
Dan Tetsell
Unknown:
Alex Lowe.
Written By:
Danny Robins
Written By:
Dan Tetsell
Producer:
Lucy Armitage

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More