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Mountaineer Chris Bonington and broadcasters Muriel Grey and Eric Robson join Sandi Toksvig in the Lake
District to celebrate the great walks of Alfred Wainwright. Producer Kevin Dawson

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Bonington
Unknown:
Muriel Grey
Unknown:
Eric Robson
Unknown:
Sandi Toksvig
Unknown:
Alfred Wainwright.
Producer:
Kevin Dawson

New series 1/3. "And then, officially, we were mechanised". Mark Tully presents a unique, untapped testimony that recalls the almost forgotten role of the Indian Army during the Second World War. It was a remarkable fighting force of men from almost every caste and creed, serving under both British and Indian officers, that bore the brunt of the Japanese attack on Malaya and Burma. Tully begins with the transformation of the Indian
Army, changing horses for tanks, and small arms for artillery, into a force that became the world's s largest
- volunteer army. Producer Vanessa Harrison

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tully
Producer:
Vanessa Harrison

4/9 Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and special guests wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stones in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart.

Baroness Shirley Williams is on the panel for the topical discussion programme, which comes from Milton Keynes. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown:
Milton Keynes.
Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby.

Harriet Austin lies on her deathbed, crippled with pain from strychnine poisoning. Her husband, the dissolute lord of the manor Charles Austin, remembers their first meeting and their extraordinary and turbulent life together. By Sue Rodwell , based on a true story from 1910. Producer/Director Jenny Stephens

Contributors

Unknown:
Harriet Austin
Unknown:
Sue Rodwell
Unknown:
Producer/director Jenny Stephens
Charles:
Crispin Bonham-Carter
Harriet:
Suzanne Cave
Nellie:
Sunny Ormonde
John:
Alan McMahon
DrConnor:
David Bowen
Mrs Austin:
Joyce Latham
PC Downing:
Jez Thomas
Walter:
David Acton

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Vibeke Venema: Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour:a a Celebration of Mothers featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]19

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Editor:
Jill Burridge

Among this week's cultural highlights reviewed by Kate Mosse and her guests is the new production of Guys and Dolls now playing at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, starring Ewan McGregor as Sky Masterson. Producer Hilary Dunn

Contributors

Reviewed By:
Kate Mosse
Unknown:
Ewan McGregor
Producer:
Hilary Dunn

8/9. A Division of the Spoils. The Layton family are reunited on Colonel Layton's release from prison but divided by Susan's decision to remarry. By Paul Scott , dramatised by Shelley Silas.
Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Scott
Dramatised By:
Shelley Silas.
Director:
Sally Avens
Sarah:
Lia Williams
Guy:
Jeremy Northam
Count Bronowski:
Gary Waldhorn
Ahmed:
Shiv Grewal
Ronald:
Mark Bazeley
Colonel Layton:
Hugh Dickson
Edward:
Matthew Thomas-Davies
Susan:
Alex Tregear
Nigel:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Mak:
Sam Dastor
Sergeant:
Stuart McLoughlin

New series 1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes
The second in the series is on Wednesday at 8pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Clifford Longley
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Producer:
David Coomes

3/9. Poems that sensuously celebrate objects of desire - from the fleshy and amorous to the avaricious - are introduced by Roger McGough. Including poems by Byron. Michael Ondaatje and Yevtushenko. Repeated from Sunday
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]19

Contributors

Introduced By:
Roger McGough.
Unknown:
Michael Ondaatje

3/5. Where Sorrows End. When a woman finds out about her husband's adultery, her thoughts turn to revenge.
Read by Isla Blair , this story, by Patricia Duncker , continues the series of disturbing tales and psychological thrillers. Producer Emma Harding

Contributors

Read By:
Isla Blair
Story By:
Patricia Duncker
Producer:
Emma Harding

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