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With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Martin Palmer.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Tete-a-Tete

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Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Acts 9, vv10-18. Expectans, Expectavi (Wood). Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song 34). Director of music Stephen Jackson.

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Whittaker.
Music:
Stephen Jackson.

4/4. The Daily Telegraph: Friday April 17th 1959
Peter Snow talks with veteran BBC reporter Charles Wheeler about his memories of the race to send back the story of the Dalai Lama 's escape from Chinese-held Tibet to India. And why had the stiff-upper-lipped Dr Frank Stableford , inventor of the golf-scoring system that bears his name, committed suicide? Zoologist Desmond Morris talks about his part in the 1950s revolution in broadcasting about animals, and there's news of Marty Wilde's fallen arches. Producer Andrew Green

Contributors

Reporter:
Charles Wheeler
Unknown:
Dalai Lama
Unknown:
Dr Frank Stableford
Talks:
Desmond Morris
Producer:
Andrew Green

Another chance to hear this programme, first broadcast in December. Kirsty Lang meets two of New Orleans's most famous musical sons: singer and pianist
Harry Connick Jr and saxophonist Branford Marsalis , who knew each other as children and have now recorded a disc of duets together. Producer Martin Smith (Revised repeat)

Contributors

Unknown:
Kirsty Lang
Pianist:
Harry Connick Jr
Unknown:
Branford Marsalis
Producer:
Martin Smith

5/6. Kew Gardens, Venus, Mad King George and the original prime meridian feature in this week's puzzle from the banks of the Thames. Presented by Brett Westwood.
Producer Grant Sonnex

Contributors

Presented By:
Brett Westwood.
Producer:
Grant Sonnex

By Robert Louis Stevenson.

On Christmas Day 1886, with London shrouded in fog, a man shadows a girl across Blackfriars Bridge. His name is Markheim and his intentions are unremittingly dark. Stevenson's story is a dark morality tale in which he explores, with astonishing psychological accuracy, the mechanism of human guilt and the terrifying delusional fever to which it can lead.

Contributors

Author:
Robert Louis Stevenson.
Dramatist/Director:
John Taylor
Markheim:
Jack Klaff
Visitor:
Anton Rodgers
Crispin:
Anthony Jackson
Girl:
Abigail Hollick
Tommy:
Mark Straker

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners in Surrey. Chaired by Gill Pyrah. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Gill Pyrah.

3/5. The Eyes of the Soul. After a saleswoman knocks on her door, Jeanette's view on the world is changed for ever. Written by Michel Faber , and read by Jackie Morrison. For details see Monday

Contributors

Written By:
Michel Faber
Read By:
Jackie Morrison.

33/90. Australia - Captain Cook. When James Cook sailed to the Pacific in 1769 to observe the transit of Venus, he had no idea that the sealed envelope he took with him contained secret orders that would lead to his lasting fame. By Christopher Lee. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
James Cook
Unknown:
Christopher Lee.

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Andrew Littlejohn

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Andrew Littlejohn

5/6. Mean Streets. Clare and the team volunteer for the street count, but helping the homeless becomes a competition between Clare and Irene. Meanwhile, Brian organises Simon's stag night. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell

Contributors

Written By:
Harry Venning
Written By:
David Ramsden.
Producer:
Katie Tyrrell
Clare:
Sally Phillips
Megan:
Nina Conti
Helen:
Gemma Craven
Brian:
Alex Lowe
Ray:
Richard Lumsden
Irene:
Ellen Thomas
Simon:
Andrew Wincott
Tracey:
Alex Tregear

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs the live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Michael Portillo and Steven Rose 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:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Michael Portillo
Unknown:
Steven Rose

2/2. The former taoiseach of Ireland and now Europe's ambassador to the United States, John Bruton , talks about relations between American and the EU, which he regards as "the most important economic relationship in world history".
Producer Philippa Goodrich Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Talks:
John Bruton
Producer:
Philippa Goodrich

1/2. Neuroscientist Dr Mark Lythgoe explores the science behind learning languages. His challenge is to master Spanish in two weeks, while discovering what's going on inside his brain. Is there a critical period during childhood when we are programmed to learn language? Producer Michelle Martin

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Lythgoe
Producer:
Michelle Martin

3/5. Recently widowed Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he spent a memorable childhood holiday - and met a family who changed his life for ever. By John Banville. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Max Morden
Unknown:
John Banville.

2/4. Luke and the Kebabs. Luke and his sick brother near the end of another awful night. But a quick stop for kebabs turns into a major incident. More poignant comedy drama from Tim Key , offering another glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, designated driver for his so-called "mates". Producer Seb Barweii

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Key
Producer:
Seb Barweii

2/4. A nostalgic, moving romantic comedy with songs: this story finds Andrew Clover in Islington visiting the poet and comedian John Hegley. John journeys backwards in time to speak to Pam, a girlfriend he's not seen in 25 years. Director Gary Reich

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Clover
Unknown:
John Hegley.
Director:
Gary Reich

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