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With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Clifford Longley.

Regional Variations (2)

1/5. At the age of 55, Bodil Maimsten decides to leave her native Sweden. With no particular destination in mind, she drives south and finds herself on the north-west coast ot France - in Finistere. And so begins this wryly humorous love story about a place she chooses to make home. It is also a story about writer's block, gardening, bureaucracy, roses the French language and water. By Bodil Malmsten , read by Eleanor Bron , translated by Frank Perry. Produced and abridged by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £11.00 (RRP E12.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).

Contributors

Unknown:
Bodil Maimsten
Unknown:
Bodil Malmsten
Read By:
Eleanor Bron
Translated By:
Frank Perry.
Abridged By:
Jill Waters.

4/6 The Lyke Wake Walk. Fifty years ago, a Yorkshire farmer. Bill Cowley , proposed a 40-mile walk across the North York moors, linking burial mounds and without passing through any villages. Bill is now dead and the number of walkers is dwindling. But one group of enthusiasts don't want the walk to die and have formed a breakaway New Lyke Wake Club. As the walkers set out on their final trek, there's friction in the high heather. Producer Sara Jane Hall

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Cowley
Producer:
Sara Jane Hall

6/6 When Tom, Mike and Roger's golfing happiness is in danger of becoming permanently blighted by the arrival of Robin Hannah and Jules have to step in to save the day with an eleaant and subtle plan. Written by David Spicer.
Producer/Director Liz Anstee

Contributors

Unknown:
Robin Hannah
Written By:
David Spicer.
Director:
Liz Anstee
Roger:
Danny Webb
Tom:
Tony Slattery
Mike:
Tony Gardner
Jules:
Polly Frame
Hannah:
Carla Mendonca
Gill:
Kate Robbins
Robin:
Alan Francis

It seems that every fare that taxi driver John picks up today confirms that relationships just don't work out, but will his third fare change his mind? Mark Catley 's real-time stnrv about love, set in a mini-cab in Leeds.
Music by Rob Julian ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Catley
Music By:
Rob Julian
Director:
Nadia Molinari
John:
Nicky Evans
Controller:
Catherine Breeze
Tina:
Kelli Hollis
Joan:
Eileen O'Brien
Darby:
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Shelly:
Sally Walsh

1/5. Turned Out Nice Again. The return of the series in which writers have their wicked way with the storytelling form begins with a tale written and read by Ian McMillan. In a world of fantasy, anything is possible, even a TV reality show themed around the immortal George Formby. Producer Lisa Osborne

Contributors

Read By:
Ian McMillan.
Unknown:
George Formby.
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

1/5. Air on a G String. Tom Robinson traces the origins of our own aural landscape in the music of another age. He begins with a look at the second movement of JS Bach's Orchestral Suite in D, widely known for its use in a cigar advertisement. Producer Alan Hall

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Robinson
Producer:
Alan Hall

4/9. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Gyles Brandreth and Jenny Eclair try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by Nicholas Parsons in the most devious of panel games. From the Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Contributors

Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Gyles Brandreth
Unknown:
Jenny Eclair
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Producer:
Claire Jones

Mark Lawson meets the theatre director Peter Hall , who is 75 this year and preparing to direct a 50th anniversary production of Samuel Beckett 's Waiting for Godot. Producer Robyn Read

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Director:
Peter Hall
Unknown:
Samuel Beckett

1/5. Mummy on the Brink. The first in a series of monologues by Kate Perry features Triona (Sarah Dillon ), who is smart, precocious and 12 years of age.
She has decided that the only way to save her amphetamine-addicted mother is to dismiss the GP and take control of her eclectic range of medication, with interesting results.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Kate Perry
Unknown:
Sarah Dillon
Director:
Eoin O'Callaghan

Eric Abraham is a South African-born, Oscar-winning film producer. When he was 22, working as a journalist in Cape Town, he was served with a five-year house arrest by the apartheid government. Locked into his apartment, he was bombarded by telephone death threats. He managed to escape only to find out later that he had been deceived, both by the man who got him out of the country and by his own father. Here he returns to Cape Town to try to put together the pieces of his story and to confront those who betrayed him. Producer John Murphy

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Abraham
Producer:
John Murphy

Steeped in modern UK life but aware of his lost ancestry in Ethiopia, poet Lemn Sissay begins a personal voyage into the dusty red centre of the Australian outback. By train, plane and jeep he sets out to follow and understand the ancient Dream Tracks of aboriginal belief. There, among the spiritual harmony of the Pitjanjara peoples, he discovers more about himself and his connection to his own heritage than he bargained for. producer Philip Sellars

Contributors

Unknown:
Lemn Sissay
Producer:
Philip Sellars

4/4. Predators. Lionel Kelleway visits the uninhabited island of Eynhallow in Orkney together with field biologists and a multitude of ocean predators - the fulmars, terns, seals and skuas that build a spectacular community of life both above and below water, all of which are at the mercy of ocean currents. Producer Julian Hector

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Producer:
Julian Hector

1/5. Bill Nighy reads George Orwell 's classic fable of a revolution that went wrong. Today, the old pig, Major, speaks to his fellow animals - and the animals take over the farm. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E6.99 including p&p. Call [number removed](national rate).

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Nighy
Unknown:
George Orwell
Abridged By:
Richard Hamilton
Producer:
Di Speirs

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