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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 Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Sean Curran
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Rob Marshall.

New series 1/4. Labour for labour's sake is against nature. This verdict on the work ethos from political philosopher John Locke resonates even today. In this reassessment of our working lives, former union boss
Bill Morris examines how the world of work has evolved in his lifetime and asks whether we live to work or work to live. With comment from philosopher Alain de Botton , Will Hutton of the Work Foundation and author
Charles Handy. Producers Alan Hall and Dan Shepherd Shortened rpt 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Locke
Unknown:
Bill Morris
Unknown:
Alain de Botton
Unknown:
Will Hutton
Unknown:
Charles Handy.
Producers:
Alan Hall
Producers:
Dan Shepherd Shortened

4/4 Scribes, Scribblers and Telephone Callers. Tony Hawks investigates the letters and telephone calls from absentee characters, including Mrs Trellis from I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Producer Angela Sherwin

Contributors

Unknown:
Mrs Trellis
Producer:
Angela Sherwin

3/4 Thelonious Monk. Ken Clarke is joined by the British saxophonist Tony Kofi to share their passion for one of the most misunderstood figures in jazz history, the pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken Clarke
Unknown:
Tony Kofi
Producer:
Paul Evans

Simon's despair at the death of his wife Sarah is only too clear. Their marriage was perfect, but their friend Nick is tormented by his sense of loss, and there is no one with whom he can share it. Especially not his partner, Isabel. By Ellen Dryden. Abigail Thaw Director Ned Chaillet

Contributors

Unknown:
Ellen Dryden.
Unknown:
Abigail Thaw
Director:
Ned Chaillet
Nick:
Michael Pennington
Sarah:
Isla Blair
Isabel:
Abigail Thaw
Simon:
Michael N Harbour

2/5. Fourth of July, 1862. Written and read by Patrick Gale. At 18, Rhoda is beginning to feel like an old maid, constantly eclipsed by her enchanting younger sister. She's so desperate that she is prepared to consider the charms of The Mathematician. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Read By:
Patrick Gale.

2/5. Irthlingborough and Charles Weston. In the early 20th century, American movie director Charles Weston based his studios in Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. David McKie arrives there in time for a regular public screening of Weston's 1913 film about the Battle of ' Waterloo. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Weston.
Director:
Charles Weston

9/11. Once, innovation in technology and business was the realm of big corporations, now it is professional amateurs, or pro-ams, that are the movers and shakers. Heather Payton and guests discuss the new wave of innovators. Producers Kirsteen Knight and Julie Ball

Contributors

Unknown:
Heather Payton
Producers:
Kirsteen Knight
Producers:
Julie Ball

2/11. In Britain, a string of food products have been withdrawn because of fears over possible risks from carcinogenic additives but, as Jenny Cuffe reveals, it's the farmers in the spice fields of India who are the trade's real Victims. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe

2/8. Arrhythmia. A normal heart pumps around 60-80 times a minute, but any fluctuation from this pattern may be an indication of something wrong. Mark Porter reports. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Porter
Producer:
Paula McGrath

2/4. David Baddiel chairs the programme that dares to commit heresy. Alan Davies , David Walliams ,
Jenny Colgan and Peter Bradshaw challenge such entrenched opinions as "there is something intrinsically naff about being middle-Class". Producer Brian King

Contributors

Unknown:
David Baddiel
Unknown:
Alan Davies
Unknown:
David Walliams
Unknown:
Jenny Colgan
Unknown:
Peter Bradshaw

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