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With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Rob Marshall.

8/8. Should the Transmission of a Disease be a Criminal Offence? Must there be intent or even recklessness to make the transmission of a life-threatening disease a criminal offence? And should HIV be considered a special case? Clive Anderson and his guests discuss the legal implications and repercussions.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Anderson

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: My Life So Far

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. New Every Morning
(Melcombe). Matthew 28, vv16-20. How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn). Sent by the Lord Am I (trad Chilean). Director of music John Powell.

Contributors

Presented By:
Dr Pauline Webb.
Music:
John Powell.

Regional Variations (2)

Woman's Hour

Depression; Tanni Grey-Thompson on disabled parenting

Duration: 1 hour

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Examining the stigma surrounding depression, has it become more socially accepted? Plus, Wheelchair athlete Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson on the challenge of being a disabled parent. Show more

3/8. Springs Past. Richard Mabey joins Brett Westwood for a dawn chorus in the Selborne garden of the famous 18th-century naturalist Gilbert White , where they explore the history of springs past through archive sound recordings, literature and archaeology. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Mabey
Unknown:
Brett Westwood
Unknown:
Gilbert White

3/4. Bosses and Bossy-boots. Tony Hawks investigates more absentee characters. Today he looks at the missing persons from Hi-De-Hi!, The Good Life and The Navy Lark. Producer Angela Sherwin

Contributors

Producer:
Angela Sherwin

2/4. Oscar Peterson. Jazz devotee Ken Clarke MP is joined by Peterson's biographer and editor of his autobiography, Richard Palmer , to share their mutual admiration for the Canadian pianist.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Oscar Peterson.
Unknown:
Ken Clarke
Unknown:
Richard Palmer
Producer:
Paul Evans

A journey across London in real time, in which one young man, desperate to win back his girlfriend, grapples with the language of flowers. Recorded using real interviews with Londoners. By Abigail Docherty.
Producer/Director Claudine Toutoungi Alan Titchmarsh : page 41

Contributors

Unknown:
Abigail Docherty.
Director:
Claudine Toutoungi
Director:
Alan Titchmarsh
Man:
Carl Prekopp
Flower seller:
Susan Jameson

7/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical questions and chart the ways in which we can add to the understanding of our past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]

Contributors

Producer:
Nick Patrick

2/5. Through the Looking Glass. By Lewis Carroll. Jenny Uglow , author of A Little History of British Gardening, discusses the role of gardens in children's literature. The extract from the chapter The Garden of Live Flowers is read by Patience Tomlinson. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Lewis Carroll.
Unknown:
Jenny Uglow

1/4. Pickle It. Brett Westwood takes a trip into the mysterious world of museum zoological collections. He begins with a look at the art of pickling animal specimens and asks how museums do it and why they keep thousands Of specimens. Producer Simon Roberts

Contributors

Unknown:
Brett Westwood
Producer:
Simon Roberts

8/11. By 2017 there will be more people aged 65 and over in the UK than under-16s - and the trend is worldwide. Heather Payton and guests discuss the economic and social effects of an ageing population.

Contributors

Presenter:
Heather Payton
Producer:
Julie Bail

Regional Variations (2)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

BBC Radio 4 FM

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Quintessential Phase

Fit the Twenty-Third

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Arthur returns to where Earth should be to find a barely occupied planet, and no Fenchurch. Stars Simon Jones. From 2005. Show more

2/5. In the Dark. Recently dumped Diane discovers herself at a "blind party", where singles mingle in the dark with nothing to go on but the sound of each other's voices. By Van Badham.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Voices By:
Van Badham.
Diane:
Anne-Marie Duff
Kenny:
Simon Trinder
Fliss:
Miranda Hart

New series 1/11. After the collapse of Rover, Allan Urry investigates other companies that have gone bust and asks whether Britain does enough to prevent insolvency, debt and job losses caused by business failures. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Urry
Producer:
David Lewis

New series 1/8. Pregnancy. Most pregnant women enjoy a healthy nine months, but Dr Mark Porter hears about treatment for conditions that can harm mother or baby. Plus news of how vitamins might hold the key to understanding pre-eclampsia.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Paula McGrath

2/10. Vicki Simon tells the story of Alma Singer , 15, determined to survive the loss of her father and her mother's consuming grief. The second strand of Nicole Krauss 's compelling and tender novel. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Vicki Simon
Unknown:
Alma Singer
Unknown:
Nicole Krauss

1/4. Another chance to hear David Baddiel and the programme that dares to commit heresy. Fi Glover , Simon Hoggart. Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater challenge some Of our most entrenched opinions. Producer Brian King

Contributors

Unknown:
David Baddiel
Unknown:
Fi Glover
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart.
Unknown:
Michael Bywater

Growing up on the mean streets of New York,
Donald Semenza seemed destined for the kind of life depicted in gangster movies. But his life takes a different turn. This is the true story of Semenzal - poet, pianist, family man and "wise guy". Producers Pejk Malinovsky and Sabine Hviid

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald Semenza
Producers:
Pejk Malinovsky
Producers:
Sabine Hviid

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