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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Rhidian Brook.

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Book of the Week: Margrave of the Marshes

BBC Radio 4 FM

John Forrest marks One World Week. Una Fiesta de Amor (Hispanic). Matthew 22, vv34-40. When I Needed a Neighbour (England). Woke Up This Morning (America). Director of music Bill Tamblyn.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Forrest
Music:
Bill Tamblyn.

5/6. In which Oonagh discovers the focus group, and Nigel is, at last, pushed to the brink. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford.
Director:
Marc Beeby
Nigel:
Adam Godley
Michael:
Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh:
Pauline McLynn
Peter:
James Fleet
Zorro:
Alex Lowe

4/6. Royal biographer Penny Junor and screenwriter Julian Fellowes join regular team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip. Gyles Brandreth presides. producer victoria Lloyd

Contributors

Unknown:
Penny Junor
Unknown:
Julian Fellowes
Unknown:
Lucy Moore
Unknown:
Anthony Holden
Unknown:
Gyles Brandreth

Brian Ackroyd 's life is on the skids. His partner has run off with his wife, he's bankrupt, and he's homeless. He chucks a mattress in the back of his clapped-out van and takes to the road, desperate to tell the story of his life to anyone who'll listen. The poetic story of an angry man tamed by an unexpected meeting with a young journalist, written by the novelist and poet Glyn Hughes.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Ackroyd
Unknown:
Glyn Hughes.
Director:
Peter Leslie Wild
Brian:
Keith Drlnkel
Primrose:
Jalml Barbakoff
Joe:
John Flltcroft
Janice:
Fiona Clarke
Brenda:
Slobhan Finneran
Man:
Harry Myers

23/90. Barbados and Civil War in England. Even in the 17th century, the Atlantic wasn't enough to insulate the colonies from political upheaval in Britain itself. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Mark Heap and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown:
Mark Heap
Unknown:
Martin Freeman.

The vibrant world of postwar London was a place for gay liberation. Laurie Taylor explores this intimate and complex world and asks how the city influenced the culture and politics of gay life and how, in turn, gay life shaped the culture and politics of the city. Producer Natasha Maw

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Natasha Maw

8/8. Vitamins are essential for health - but how large a dosage is good for the body? The Food Standards Agency has recently advised people at risk of osteoporosis to refrain from eating liver more than once a week because the levels of vitamin A could otherwise be dangerous. Dr Mark Porter investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter

New series 1/6. Reading is this week's problem with Adam Bloom. More specifically, the problem Adam has reading aloud. He had such negative experiences at school, he managed to avoid reading a book for much of his adult life. But he does find one novel that inspires him to start reading again. Written by and starring Adam Bloom. With Rob Rouse , Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Paolini. producer Adam Bromley

Contributors

Unknown:
Adam Bloom.
Unknown:
Adam Bloom.
Unknown:
Rob Rouse
Unknown:
Hattie Hayridge
Unknown:
Stefano Paolini.
Producer:
Adam Bromley

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets the singer George Melly , now aged 79 and about to publish Slowing Down, an account Of growing old. Producer Philippa Ritchie

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Singer:
George Melly
Producer:
Philippa Ritchie

3/5. The Waiting Wall. Siobhan is determined to escape her small-town life, but is she willing to sacrifice her relationship with local farmer Sean, and if so, at what expense? By Dermot Bolder.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Dermot Bolder.
Siobhan:
Jody O'Neill
Old Sarah:
Doreen Keoqh
Granddaughter:
Alison McKenna
Young Sarah:
Dawn Bradfield
Sean:
Luke Griffin
Salesman:
Simon Delaney

4/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox , and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Clifford Longley
Producer:
David Coomes

3/3. Brian Walden looks at the final week of the 1970 general election campaign when Ted Heath surprised eveyone by beating his rival Harold Wilson.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Walden
Unknown:
Ted Heath
Unknown:
Harold Wilson.
Producer:
Jane Ashley

Sand dunes are some of the most sensitive landforms on the planet. Hermione Cockburn looks at the potential impact of environmental change on delicate dune landscapes. Producer Monise Durrani

Contributors

Unknown:
Hermione Cockburn
Producer:
Monise Durrani

4/6. Deadline: News. This week, the exciting world of the BBC foreign correspondent as John Thomas reads from his autobiography: Deadline: News. Another chapter from six indifferent books by six imaginary authors in this literary spoof series by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front ,
Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage

Contributors

Unknown:
John Thomas
Unknown:
Danny Robins
Unknown:
Dan Tetsell.
Unknown:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown:
Rebecca Front
Unknown:
Mel Hudson
Unknown:
Alex Lowe
Unknown:
Dan Tetsell.
Producer:
Lucy Armitage

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