Programme Index

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on BBC Radio 4 FM

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.

In 1938 Thomas Mann , Nobel Prize-winning author of The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice, was forced to flee the Nazis and seek refuge in America. Between broadcasts to Germany and strolls along the Californian seafront the grand old man contemplated the evils of fascism, aspects of which - ironically - would soon manifest themselves in America itself. Fifty years after his death,
John Jungclaussen retraces Mann's physical and mental steps. Producer William Brittain-Catlin Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Mann
Unknown:
John Jungclaussen
Producer:
William Brittain-Catlin

Money Box and You and Yours team up to examine the latest recommendations for pensions reform in the UK. The chairman of the Pensions Commission, Adair Turner, answers listeners' questions about its newly published proposals for change. Presented by Paul Lewis and Liz Barclay. Producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Adair Turner
Presenter:
Paul Lewis
Presenter:
Liz Barclay
Producer:
Chris A'Court

A romantic comedy about a friendship that never goes any further. Given the chance to have the kiss you never quite had, to have the conversation you never had the courage for, to act on impulse, what might happen? By Shelley Silas and Luke Sorba.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane

Contributors

Unknown:
Luke Sorba.
Director:
Gaynor MacFarlane
Jenny:
Julia Ford
Simon:
Stephen Tompkinson
Neil:
Gerard McDermott
Louise:
Colleen Prenderqast
Nick:
Nick Sayce
Barman:
Luke Sorba

2/4. Chronic Fatigue. Neurologist Leslie Findley is in the studio with Barbara Myers to take calls and answer emails about what can trigger chronic fatigue, how to diagnose it and which therapies can make a difference.
Producer Anna Buckley PHONE:[number removed] from 1.30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Findley
Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Anna Buckley

4/5. Natasha 1/2. Sixteen-year-old Mark acquires a new cousin by marriage. But 14-year-old Natasha, fresh from
Moscow, has rather a lot to teach him - in the basement of his parents' house. By David Bezmozgis. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
David Bezmozgis.

For the following six weeks, Quentin Cooper goes on the road with a series of question-and-answer programmes. Today, he is at the Cambridge Science Park to discuss nanotechnology - a range of science, theory and applications at the molecular level. Producer Fiona Roberts

Contributors

Presenter:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Fiona Roberts

1/2. To commemorate the 70th birthday of Woody Allen , David Baddiel presents this two-parter about the stand-up career of the lauded film-maker. Allen's early work as a writer for many of the great American comics encouraged him to perform his own comedy routines at venues like The Blue Angel in New York and, later, on the Las Vegas circuit. Along with many comedic moments from classic Woody Allen monologues, the programme also features exclusive interviews with US comedy giants Sid Caesar , Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart. Producer Stephen Garner
David Baddiel uncovers Woody Allen 's early career: p127

Contributors

Unknown:
Woody Allen
Unknown:
David Baddiel
Unknown:
Woody Allen
Unknown:
Sid Caesar
Unknown:
Carl Reiner
Unknown:
Larry Gelbart.
Producer:
Stephen Garner
Producer:
David Baddiel
Unknown:
Woody Allen

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Matthew Bourne 's dance adaptation of Tim Burton 's film Edward Scissorhands. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Matthew Bourne
Unknown:
Tim Burton
Unknown:
Edward Scissorhands.
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

Some weeks ago, tensions between black and Asian communities in the Lozells area of Birmingham erupted in violence that left two people dead and many others injured. Birmingham-based investigative journalist
Amardeep Bassey examines the causes of the violence, and reveals a history of mutual suspicion and rivalry that calls into question many of the assumptions made about multicultural Britain. Producers Smita Patel and David Akinsanya

Contributors

Unknown:
Amardeep Bassey
Producers:
Smita Patel
Producers:
David Akinsanya

3/7. Orb and Spectre? The monarchy's much-vaunted virtues of tradition and continuity will be celebrated next year on the Queen's 80th birthday. But beyond the respect enjoyed by the sovereign, what are the principles that will guide the monarchy's future? At a time when the monarchy seems more mundane than magical, Richard Weight asks whether it can embody a nation, inspire loyalty and prevent popular indifference.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Weight
Producer:
Simon Coates

3/6. When Trees Turn Bad. Tree-planting is the planet's universal panacea, whether combating global warming, desertification, drought or flood.
Miriam O'Reilly investigates the dangers of the adoration of the tree. Producer Alasdair Cross

Contributors

Unknown:
Miriam O'Reilly
Producer:
Alasdair Cross

3/5. Shouting from the Scaffold. Danny, 17, has ended up working on a building site, trapped in a dead-end world of drink, hard work and drink. In the end, it takes a tragic turn of events to help him find his poetic muse and the road to freedom. Written by and starring Owen O'Neill , with Pauline Goldsmith , Ford Kiernan , Colin Murphy and Michael Smiley. Producer Claire Jones

Contributors

Unknown:
Owen O'Neill
Unknown:
Pauline Goldsmith
Unknown:
Ford Kiernan
Unknown:
Colin Murphy
Unknown:
Michael Smiley.
Producer:
Claire Jones

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