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With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
David Wilby
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper.
Unknown:
Anne Atkins.

2/3. Historian and classicist Bettany Hughes continues her journey through the beauty and the blood-letting ot
Renaissance Florence. Could it be that the Renaissance as we know it wasn't a renaissance at all? Could Donatello's David really be a political statement for the Medici? Ana what has Liverpool got to do with it? Bettany finds that the Renaissance is more than it's cracked up to be.
Producer Philip Sellars

Contributors

Unknown:
Bettany Hughes
Producer:
Philip Sellars

2/3. Celebrating the art of Ronnie Barker , as featured in the award-winning series Lines from My Grandfather s Forehead, a sequential entertainment. This edition was first broadcast in 1972. Also featuring Terence Brady , Pauline Yates , Gordon Langford (piano) and Dick Abel (banjo). Producer John Fawcett Wilson (Revised repeat)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ronnie Barker
Unknown:
Terence Brady
Unknown:
Pauline Yates
Piano:
Gordon Langford
Piano:
Dick Abel
Producer:
John Fawcett Wilson

3/6. David Stafford guides his panel of guests
John Sergeant , Sue Gaisford and Gerry Hanson through the cryptic clues to find this week's treasure. Producer Sarah Rowlands

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford
Unknown:
John Sergeant
Unknown:
Sue Gaisford
Unknown:
Gerry Hanson
Producer:
Sarah Rowlands

Nobel Prize-winner Thomas Mann , author of Dr haustus and Death in Venice, led a life just as full of mystery as his novels. But would fleeing pre-war Germany help him overcome his troubled relationship with his eldest son and his lifelong struggle with his secret passions? And would his international reputation survive if his secrets came out? Written by Tom McGrath.
Producer/Director Turan Ali

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Mann
Written By:
Tom McGrath.
Director:
Turan Ali
Thomas Mann:
Anton Rodqers
Katya Mann:
Julia McKenzie
Klaus Mann:
Mark Straker
Erika Mann:
Rachel Atkins
Krull:
David Holt

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Anne SwitninoanK answer gardeners' questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened

Contributors

Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Anne Switninoank
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/5. Tomato Sauce. The smell of freshly picked tomatoes awakens a childhood memory in which one simple act of disobedience has the most surprising effect. Written by Vivien Jones and read by Monica Gibb. For details see Monday

Contributors

Written By:
Vivien Jones
Read By:
Monica Gibb.

53/90. The Viceroys. From 1858, the British crown ruled India, with the Governor General now becoming the Viceroy, the deputy of the Queen. It was the nearest a Briton ever could hope to come to being an actual monarch. Continuing Christopher Lee 's history of the British empire. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee

The Indian custom of Sati, whereby a widow burns herself on the funeral pyre of her husband, is thought to be a thing of the past. However, as with similar religious rituals in other parts of the world, it remains widespread.
Laurie Taylor finds out why these women voluntarily sacrifice themselves and examines the significance of this custom in contemporary culture. Producer Andrew Littlejohn

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Andrew Littlejohn

3/6. The tag team talk show continues with last week's guest Mark Thomas interviewing his comedy hero Alexei Sayle. Alexei tells Mark about his communist childhood, his comedy and his self-sabotaging career moves. Producer Tilusha Ghelani

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Thomas
Unknown:
Alexei Sayle.
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani

3/10. The police have been to see Jane about the mysterious death of her late husband's former business partner Arthur Woodley. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Woodley.
Unknown:
Alison Joseph.

6/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox 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:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Producer:
David Coomes

1/2. Mark D'Arcy examines how refugees from a defunct 1980s political party climbed to the commanding heights of British politics a decade later - from Tony Blair 's
Downing Street to the heart of the Conservative Central Office campaign machine.
Producer Mark D'Arcy Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark D'Arcy
Unknown:
Tony Blair

1/2. Actress and vocal chameleon Jan Ravens discovers how new techniques are making it possible for voice surgeons to alter the way we sound. Jan's voice is her most precious asset and she's keen to keep it in top condition, but if anything should go wrong with it she too could find herself under the knife. Jan embarks on an investigation into the cutting edge of voice surgery. Producer Kate Bissell
Vocal support: page 20

Contributors

Unknown:
Jan Ravens
Producer:
Kate Bissell

by Graham Duff.
2/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. When a race of glamorous, naked aliens crash land on Earth, only Professor Nebulous remains immune to their charms.

Contributors

Writer:
Graham Duff
Producer:
Ted Dowd
Director:
Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous:
Mark Gatiss
Rory:
Graham Duff
Paula:
Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald:
Graham Crowden
Harry:
Paul Putner
Leo:
Paul Putner
Gemini:
Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother:
Julia Dalkin
Clown Father:
Matt Wolf
Jez:
Matt Wolf
Colonel Bream:
Nick Briggs

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