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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.55 August 1945 4/12. A series marking the 60th anniversary of the events that brought the Second World War to an end: Nagasaki, Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender. Presented by Chris Lowe.
August 1945 producers Julia Adamson and Rob Ketteridge

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Martin Palmer.
Presented By:
Chris Lowe.
Producers:
Julia Adamson
Producers:
Rob Ketteridge

England v Australia
The third day of the Second Test in the Ashes series, from Edgbaston, Birmingham. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell , with experts Geoff Lawson and Mike Selvey. Including at
12.35 pm News; A View from the Boundary.
Actor Nigel Havers is the commentary team s guest.
__Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Henry Blofeld
Commentary By:
Jim Maxwell
Unknown:
Geoff Lawson
Unknown:
Mike Selvey.
Unknown:
Nigel Havers
Producer:
Peter Baxter

1/3. An Historic Return - Horowitz at Carnegie Hall Russian-American pianist Vladimir Horowitz made a dramatic comeback in 1965, having retired prematurely
12 years previously. Paul Gambaccini returns to Carnegie Hall with some of those who remember that afternoon. Producer Marya Burgess

Contributors

Pianist:
Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown:
Paul Gambaccini
Producer:
Marya Burgess

3/6. Financial issues that get listeners hot under the collar. Taking Stock. Twenty years ago Britain was in the midst of the privatisation revolution designed, in part. to get more of us owning shares. But the number of small shareholders has fallen, many people are wary of the stock market, and some big companies want to reduce the burden of having shareholders with small stakes. Lesley Curwen investigates what's happened to the idea of a share-owning democracy. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Monday at 3pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Lesley Curwen

4/5. Family-friendly satire from Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis. Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes , Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt.
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis.
Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Jon Holmes
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Laura Shavin.

2/6 Zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour will only make things worse This debate, chaired by Nick Clarke , comes from the University of Manchester. Listeners can also vote On the motion. Repeated from yesterday To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322 Calls cost lOp Lines are open until 2.20pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke

A sharp and tense whodunnit. When the absent guest from a dinner party is discovered murdered, the remaining guests, one by one, become suspects. Written by Peter Whalley. Producer/Director Pauline Harris

Contributors

Written By:
Peter Whalley.
Director:
Pauline Harris
Ian:
Robert Plckavance
Lynn:
Deborah Findlay
Mike:
John Thomson
Julie:
Katy Cavanagh
Claire:
Denlse Welch
Alan:
John Kazek

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer VibekeVenema; Editor Jill Burrrdge EMAIL' womanshour@bbc.co.uk BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: 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]

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Editor:
Jill Burrrdge

Reviewing the cultural highlights of the week - including The Perfect Catch, the new film from the Farrelly brothers, and an adaptation of Nick Hornby 's novel Fever Pitch - are James Runcie and guests Cahal Dallat , Deborah Moggach andSarfraz Manzoor. Producer ZahidWarley

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Hornby
Unknown:
James Runcie
Unknown:
Cahal Dallat
Unknown:
Deborah Moggach

2/2. In the aftermath of the controversial trial of the boys accused of killing Damilola Taylor , Esther Armah was a young reporter trying to penetrate the South London estate where Damilola lived. But nobody wanted to talk. Here she remembers the woman who helped her win the trust of the residents of the estate, as well as the impact of what they had to say about their daily lives. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Damilola Taylor
Unknown:
Esther Armah

Since 2001, the National Park Authority has been undertaking an oral history project, collecting over 70 interviews with those who have lived and worked on Dartmoor. Captured within the stories is an enduring fondness for the remote moorland home that was their only provider and employer - a legacy of how the 20th century touched Dartmoor and brought great changes to everyday lives. Presented by naturalist Tony Soper. Producer Sheena Duncan
Alan Titchmarsh on Dartmoor: page 32

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Soper.
Producer:
Sheena Duncan
Producer:
Alan Titchmarsh

3/3. Citizens in a Great City. Dramatist Mark Walker shows how the young Commodus buckles under the expectations put upon him by his father, the philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius. And how Septimus Severus is called on to save the Empire from anarchy.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Dramatist:
Mark Walker
Unknown:
Marcus Aurelius.
Director:
Jeremy Mortimer
Marcus Aurelius:
Ronald Pickup
Septimus Severus:
Ray Fearon
Julia Domna:
Helen McCrory
Galen:
Hugh Dickson
Commodus:
Jim Sturqess
General:
Stephen Hoqan
Speaker:
Nicholas Boulton
Alexander of Abonuchius:
Martin Hyder

1/8. Can miscarriages of justice, caused by the evidence of expert witnesses, be prevented? Giving evidence is Angela Cannings , the mother wrongly jailed for the murder of her children. With Nick ROSS. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Angela Cannings
Unknown:
Nick Ross.

3/4. Beowulf. The origins of this great epic poem are hard to trace as it is thought to have started in the oral tradition. But experts Professor Elaine Treharne and Dr Andrew Prescott agree that the Anglo-Saxon burial ground of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk gives a very visible clue to life at the time of its writing. With Joan Bakewell. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Elaine Treharne
Unknown:
Dr Andrew Prescott
Unknown:
Sutton Hoo
Unknown:
Joan Bakewell.

Play of the Week: The Breaking Jewel Tina Pepler 's adaptation of Makoto Oda 's novel - a powerful indictment against the Second World War - is combined with dramatised interviews culled from the Imperial War Museum archive

Contributors

Unknown:
Tina Pepler
Unknown:
Makoto Oda

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More