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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Dr Alan Billings.

4/6. The biggest act of decolonisation occurred when the British pulled out of India at midnight on 14 August 1947. It marked the moment when Britain gave up the brightest diamond in the imperial crown, and the beginning of the end for the European empires.
Gavin Esler explores what it meant to move into a world without empire. Among his guests are Vikram Seth, Niall Ferguson and Sir Sonny Ramphal.
(Shortened repeat at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Gavin Esler
Guest:
Vikram Seth
Guest:
Niall Ferguson
Guest:
Sir Sonny Ramphal
Producer:
Elaine Thomas

Regional Variations (2)

1/5. Sun and Moon. Dava Sobel 's survey of the solar system begins with the two most familiar of the heavenly bodies - describing their first cataclysmic moments in the universe. Read by Nicholas Murchie and Lucy Robinson , abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Producer Clive Brill Rptdat12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £13.99 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com

Contributors

Unknown:
Dava Sobel
Read By:
Nicholas Murchie
Read By:
Lucy Robinson
Abridged By:
Fiona McAlpine.
Producer:
Clive Brill

New series 1/5. An Agatha Christie mystery, dramatised by Michael Bakewell. It's 1916, and in a quiet English village Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings are joyously reacquainted. But beneath the seeming tranquility, murder is brewing.
Producer/Director Enyd Williams

Contributors

Unknown:
Agatha Christie
Dramatised By:
Michael Bakewell.
Unknown:
Hercule Poirot
Director:
Enyd Williams
Poirot:
John Moffat
Hastings:
Simon Williams
Evie:
Nichola McAuliffe
Emily:
Jill Balcon
Alfred:
Hugh Dickson
John:
Sean Arnold
Mary:
Susan Jameson
Lawrence:
Nicholas Boulton
Cynthia:
Annabelle Dowler
Dorcas:
Hilda Schroder

Maria hopes tango classes will help breathe new life into her marriage; Rose is searching for new love; and Connor is about to discover something that could change his life for ever. A play by Hazel Marshall about passion, fun, love and friendship, set in a tango class.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville

Contributors

Play By:
Hazel Marshall
Director:
David Ian Neville
Rose:
Juliet Cadzow
Abbie:
Louise Ironside
Angel:
John Kazek
Hugh:
Crawford Logan
Connor:
Grant O'Rourke
Maria:
Alison Peebles
Andrew:
Simon Tait

1/5. Mrs Hope and Me. To mark the centenary of Greta Garbo 's birth, a series of stories about being alone, inspired by the statement attributed to the Swedish screen icon and famous recluse.
Today, Eleanor Bron reads Jenny Diski 's story about a writer who, looking for inspiration, escapes to a remote cottage. She revels in the isolation, but others grow concerned when she doesn't appear for three days. Producer Gemma Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Mrs Hope
Unknown:
Greta Garbo
Unknown:
Eleanor Bron
Unknown:
Jenny Diski
Producer:
Gemma Jenkins

1/4. Ian McMillan , who likes a pie, travels the country sampling different varieties. First stop - Goddard's Pie
House in Greenwich, London, where he's initiated into the culinary mystery of pie, mash and liquor and discovers that there are secrets about this traditional London fare that jUSt can't be revealed. Producer Julian May

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian McMillan

9/9. Joining chairman Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh for tonight's show are Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Rhod Gilbert and John Sergeant.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Rhod Gilbert
Unknown:
John Sergeant.
Producer:
Claire Jones

11/15.1956. Neely's Hollywood career has collapsed.
Back in New York she and Anne go to see Neely's old rival, Helen Lawson , in a new show. By Jacqueline Susann , dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Director Claire Grove Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Helen Lawson
Unknown:
Jacqueline Susann
Dramatised By:
Yvonne Antrobus.
Anne:
Madeleine Potter,
Neely:
Barbara Barnes
Kevin:
Kerry Shale
Helen:
Sally Dexter
Jennifer:
Julia Ford
Claude/George:
Wayne Foskett
Henry:
Stuart Milligan
Attendant/Margie:
Coleen Prenderqast
Lyon:
Jamie Glover
Nurse:
Susan Jameson
DrHall:
Harry Myers
Director/Winston:
Nathan Osqood

Every afternoon since March 1951, the Fisheries
Broadcast has beamed across Newfoundland and Labrador. As well as being a vital lifeline, reporting on the weather and fishing news, it has created a cultural identity. Sean Street traces the history and importance of North America's longest running daily radio programme - and goes squid jigging. Producer Julian May

Contributors

Unknown:
Sean Street

1/5. Robert Glenister reads the first volume of Adrian Bell 's farming trilogy. Written by the father of journalist and former MP Martin Bell , it's a semi-autobiographical account of a London boy's apprenticeship on a Suffolk farm, just after the First World War. Today he starts work in Suffolk, cutting marigolds and learning to milk. Producer Ivan Howlett Abridged by Roy Apps

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Glenister
Unknown:
Adrian Bell
Unknown:
Martin Bell
Producer:
Ivan Howlett
Abridged By:
Roy Apps

Planet of the Apes (2/5) It is the year 2500 and a team of French astronauts make the first interstellar journey to
Betelgeuse, where they discover a planet very like Earth but with one or two surprises. Written by Pierre Boulle

Contributors

Written By:
Pierre Boulle

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