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With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins. The most powerful people on radio: page 20

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Roy Jenkins.

2/3. "They were the unsung heroes of the campaign"
Mark Tully presents a unique, untapped testimony that recalls the almost forgotten role of the Indian National
Army during the Second World War. Survivors of the gruelling Burma campaign recall the horrors of battle, old soldiers remember the bravery and endurance of their military mules, while veterans reflect on what drove them to fight against the British. Producer Vanessa Harrison

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tully
Producer:
Vanessa Harrison

Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Producer Jessica Dunbar Repeated tomorrow at 9pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Paul Lewis.
Producer:
Jessica Dunbar

5/9. Francis Wheen, Alan Coren and other special guests wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stories in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Francis Wheen
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart.

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby , in response to Any Questions? Producer Peter Griffiths PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Peter Griffiths

Set in the 1920s. Pretty, impoverished Gillian Brayton is offered a well-paid job by an old schoolfnend. The household is lively and bohemian but the servants think that Gillian is there for mysterious reasons. Written by Margery Allinaham , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Producer/Director Claire Grove

Contributors

Unknown:
Gillian Brayton
Written By:
Margery Allinaham
Dramatised By:
Yvonne Antrobus.
Director:
Claire Grove
Gillian:
Helen Lonqworth
Rita:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Supt McNaught:
Tom Mannion
Julian:
Nicholas Boulton
Henri:
Philip Fox
Dr Crupiner:
Ian Masters
Rudkin:
Harry Myers
Mrs Munsen:
Susan Jameson
Bunch:
Colleen Prenderqast

3/4. TheloniousMonk. 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. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken Clarke
Unknown:
Tony Kofi

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: Celebration or 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]
The most powerful people on radio: page 20

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Editor:
Jill Burridge

In this week's edition, actor Jamie Bell talks to Francine Stock about his new film, Undertow. Plus, a look at the work of the director of the 1966 film Blowup, Michelangelo Antonioni. Producer Sally Spurring

Contributors

Talks:
Jamie Bell
Unknown:
Francine Stock
Unknown:
Michelangelo Antonioni.

Another eclectic mix of music, comedy and conversation with Ned Sherrin and his guests. producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney

Contributors

Unknown:
Ned Sherrin
Producers:
Simon Clancy
Producers:
Cathie Mahoney

2/3. A talk celebrating the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson's dictionary, which defined, reported on and shaped the English language with great intelligence, verve and wit, while also giving the meaning of "lexicographer" as "a harmless drudge". Alan Downie, professor of English at Goldsmiths College, talks about the pleasures of rummaging in a "word-hoard". Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Speaker:
Alan Downie

Walter Legge was arguably the most influential producer of classical music recordings there has been: conductors Herbert von Karajan and Otto Klemperer and sopranos Maria Callas and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf were all his discoveries, and his legacy consists of some of the most famous recordings ever made. Yet he was autocratic, secretive, combative and eventually unmanageable, walking away from the business at the height of his powers and disappearing into obscurity. James Naughtie looks back at his life through the letters and papers that document his unique methods, the memories of those who knew him and the glorious music he left behind. Producer Martin Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Walter Legge
Conductors:
Herbert von Karajan
Conductors:
Otto Klemperer
Sopranos:
Maria Callas
Sopranos:
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown:
James Naughtie
Producer:
Martin Smith

9/9. A Division of the Spoils
Guy Perron returns to India in time for independence but the division of the country has tragic consequences. The concluding instalment of Paul Scott 's four novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India, dramatised by Shelley Silas.
Other parts played by Shiv Grewal , Nicholas Boulton , Amit Shah and Emily Wachter
Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Guy Perron
Unknown:
Paul Scott
Dramatised By:
Shelley Silas.
Played By:
Shiv Grewal
Played By:
Nicholas Boulton
Played By:
Amit Shah
Played By:
Emily Wachter
Director:
Sally Avens
Guy:
Jeremy Northam
Nigel:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Sarah:
Lia Williams
Edward:
Matthew Thomas-Davies
Susan:
Alex Treqear
Count Bronowski:
Gary Waldhorn
Ronald:
Mark Bazeley
Major Peabody:
Sean Baker
Mrs Peabody:
Susan Jameson
Bob:
Rob Hastie
Hari:
Prasanna Puwanarajah

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Rosie Boycott and Clifford Longley cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Rosie Boycott
Unknown:
Clifford Longley

4/9. Dipping his big toe into literature's rushing stream of works on water, Roger McGough introduces requests for poems by, among others, Sophie Hannah , Philip Larkin and Christopher Marlowe. 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]

Contributors

Introduces:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Sophie Hannah
Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Unknown:
Christopher Marlowe.

4/5. The Boyle Curriculum. Now that their teacher has departed from his normal lesson plan, the children of class 3B are about to learn some very strange lessons indeed. Written by Nick Parker and read by Hugh Bonneville , this story continues the series of disturbing tales and psychological thrillers. Producer Emma Harding

Contributors

Written By:
Nick Parker
Read By:
Hugh Bonneville
Producer:
Emma Harding

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