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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Rosemary Lain-Priestley

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: The Wild Horse Diaries

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Eternal Light, Shine in My Heart (Warrington). 2 Corinthians 4, vv5-12. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning (Guiting Power). Director of music Richard Tanner.

Contributors

Unknown:
George Stack.
Music:
Richard Tanner.

6/9. Madagascar Olenka Frenkiel travels to Madagascar to investigate whether a major mining project can live up to its billing of creating jobs without harming the environment. She examines the fears that the mine might speed up the destruction of indigenous forests inhabited by species of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Arlene Gregorius

Music journalist Nige Tassell investigates how the global
Phenomenon of hip-hop found a welcoming home in the city of Bristol, where bands like Massive Attack and Portishead reinvented the music and exported it back to the world. Producer Paul Dodgson

Contributors

Unknown:
Nige Tassell
Producer:
Paul Dodgson

By Peter Roberts. In the years after Waterloo, an obscure lieutenant is commissioned to make a model of the battle. But when his account of the events begins to differ from that of the Duke of Wellington, he finds his funding dries up and he becomes enmeshed in a bureaucratic struggle. A witty, fictionalised account of the true story of the model that is still on display at the National Army Museum.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Roberts.
Director:
Peter Leslie Wild
Narrator:
David Harqreaves
Siborne:
David Birrell
Helen:
Julia Hills
Vivian:
Michael Elwyn
Somerset:
Rodert Lister
Wellington:
Jon Glover
Ellice:
Paul Clarkson
Blythe:
Harry Myers

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams
EMAIL: questions.questionsiSbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Stewart Henderson
Producer:
Emily Williams

4/5. The Boy from Stoke-on-Trent. By Shane Connaughton. With the sixth baby due, the McCulloughs arrival back from England has caused quite a commotion. Every child is in the town square, eagerly watching as the McCulloughs get off the bus, but none of them had reckoned on a stranger in town. Read by Stephen Rea. Producer Oonagh McMullan

Contributors

Unknown:
Shane Connaughton.
Read By:
Stephen Rea.
Producer:
Oonagh McMullan

29/90. America - the Way to Independence. Britain's trade with its American colonies had become enormously important to both parties, in a way that led each to start to view the other differently. Written by Christopher Lee , and narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Reading by Rob Brydon.
For details see Monday

Contributors

Written By:
Christopher Lee
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson.
Reading By:
Rob Brydon.

People from many cultures report being abducted in their sleep by a range of nocturnal spirit creatures, from the Grim Reaper to teams of babies. Quentin Cooper talks to Chris French, head of Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmith's College, London. His research suggests that alien abduction experiences are similar to other paranormal phenomena, such as ghosts, and that their physical grounding may be in sleep paralysis. Producer Julian Siddle

Contributors

Talks:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Julian Siddle

2/5. Comedian Dave Gorman and his special guest, Richard Madeley , chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public. Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Unknown:
Dave Gorman
Unknown:
Richard Madeley
Producer:
Simon Nicholls

Mark Lawson with an interview with Pierre Boulez , who tomorrow night conducts a concert celebrating his 80th birthday year. Producer Martin Smith
The concert is live in Performance on 3 tomorrow at 7.30pm on Radio 3

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Pierre Boulez
Producer:
Martin Smith

4/5. The Princess. The King's nine-year-old daughter is being held under the protection of Lord and Lady
Harington at Coombe Abbey when a servant arrives with news that men are on their way to kidnap the Princess. By Louise Ramsden.
Producer/Director Kate Chapman Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Ramsden.
Director:
Kate Chapman
Ann Vaux:
Carolyn Pickles
William Waad:
Robert Lister
Princess Elizabeth:
Elizabeth Wofford
Lady Harington:
Cathy Sara
Lord Harington:
Mark Carey
Hopkins:
Stephen Tomalin
Servant:
Laurence Saunders

2/2. Billionaire Boys Football Club. Foreign billionaires are eager to emulate Abramovich, Al Fayed and Glazer, by becoming the owners of a British football club. It doesn't matter where you're from or how you made your money, all that's important is you have lots and lots of it. Simon Cox investigates why billionaires from eastern Europe to the Far East have been queuing up to get their hands on a club and how it will affect the British national game. Producer Richard Vadon

Contributors

Unknown:
Al Fayed
Unknown:
Simon Cox
Producer:
Richard Vadon

9/9. Hero Engineers. Once engineers were at the heart of social and economic progress. As people try to find a way to fix today's problems, they are going to become our heroes of tomorrow. Peter Day talks to some people in the profession who are already leading the way. Producer Sandra Kanthai Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Sandra Kanthai

3/4. Comedy, set on board HMS Goliath, a nuclear stealth submarine packed with incompetence. This week's episode involves a Russian sub, a Harrier jump jet, a sewing machine and an unexpected promotion for Lucy. By Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond.
Producer/Director David Tyler

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Field Smith
Unknown:
Ben Willbond.
Director:
David Tyler
Capt Wade:
Jim Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks:
Katherine Jakeways
Lt Trainor:
Ben Willbond
PO Radcliffe:
Miranda Raison
PO Bazeley:
Renton Skinner
FO Withers:
Rufus Jones
PO Jones:
Gareth Tunley
Narrator:
Jonathan Ryland
Margaret:
Katy Brand
Capt Rukavashnikov:
Boris Lsarov

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