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With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard. Featuring a report on the Royal Opening of the new Welsh Assembly.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Giles Fraser.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
Robert Orchard.
Unknown:
Giles Fraser.

5/13. China. "Barefoot doctors" were once the pride of the People's Republic of China. Today, many hundreds of of millions of Chinese are unable to afford any medical treatment. Louisa Lim gets inside the Chinese health system to find out how the growing crisis is affecting everyday life.
Producer Joanna Mills Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Louisa Lim

A guide to the mysterious art of ventriloquism, presented by Nina Conti , with commentary from actor and director Ken Campbell on the mythological origins of the genre and the ventriloquial skills of ferrets.
Producer Tony Staveacre Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am

Contributors

Presented By:
Nina Conti
Director:
Ken Campbell
Producer:
Tony Staveacre

Another chance to hear a new production of a radio play first broadcast in 1937. This version was made to celebrate the centenary two years ago of its author, the novelist and playwright Patrick Hamilton. Stephen Thorne stars as the tycoon who finds himself under telephone threat of blackmail and David Collings as the strange Mr Poland.
Producer/Director Richard Wortley

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Hamilton.
Unknown:
Stephen Thorne
Unknown:
David Collings
Director:
Richard Wortley
Mr Carruthers:
Stephen Thorne
Mr Poland:
David Collings
McPherson:
Joe Dunlop
Miss Rough:
Rachel Atkins
Miss Carruthers:
Gwyneth Powell
Bank clerk:
Ben Crowe
Hilliard:
Loan Meredith

4/9. Headaches. Unexplained headaches are the most common reason for a GP to refer a patient to a neurologist. They are caused by eyestrain, stress or tiredness - but they can also indicate something more worrying. So how does one tell the difference? Barbara Myers is joined by headache specialist Professor Peter Goadsby to answer listeners' queries on the subject. producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Unknown:
Professor Peter Goadsby
Producer:
Erika Wright

Isaac Newton is perhaps best known for his theory of universal gravitation and the discovery of calculus.
Recent rediscoveries of some of his papers have shown that he also devoted much of his time to non-scientific subjects such as alchemy, much to the embarrassment of his admirers. Quentin Cooper talks to a group of scientists from London and Cambridge who have embarked on an ambitious project to put together a complete edition of Newton's manuscripts, including those which reflect his obsessive interest in transmutational alchemy.

Contributors

Presenter:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Colin Grant

6/6. A panel show hosted by Andrew Collins in which the guests come up with their definitive "top threes" in categories covering anything from Four Weddings and a Funeral to Five Guys Named Moe. This week's guests are Jenny Eclair , Richard Herring , Russell Howard and Will Smith. Producer Richard Grocock

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Collins
Unknown:
Jenny Eclair
Unknown:
Richard Herring
Unknown:
Russell Howard
Unknown:
Will Smith.
Producer:
Richard Grocock

John Wilson with arts news, reviews and an interview with guitarist David Gilmour , who found global fame as a member of Pink Floyd and is now about to release a solo album. producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wilson
Guitarist:
David Gilmour
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

4/10. Not only has Jane discovered a photograph from their time in Ghana of the woman who delivered the casket but she now remembers James's absence on the night of Arthur's death. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Joseph.

On 9 November 2005 Jordanian couple Nadia al-Alami and Ashraf Da'as al-Akhras were celebrating their wedding at a hotel in Amman when two Iraqi suicide bombers walked into the reception room. The explosion killed 24 guests, including the couple's fathers and the bride's mother. In this programme, the couple tell their story of that day for the first time. Producer Jo Meek

New series 1/9. Feeling Whose Collars? Told to catch more criminals and solve more crimes - and be quick about it - the police face unprecedented pressure to improve their performance. But are such expectations of the thin blue line practicable or wise? David Walker asks what the limits of police action are in tackling criminality and if greater police efficiency comes cost free. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
David Walker
Producer:
Simon Coates

5/11. The lethal box jellyfish, with its 60 tentacles and five billion stinging cells, has captivated Cairns ecologist
Jamie Seymour. Armed with a thick Lycra suit, he's studying their movements off Australia's Gold Coast by electronic tagging in the hope of being able to predict their seasonal movements, discover their breeding grounds and understand their venom. Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Helen Sharp

Contributors

Unknown:
Jamie Seymour.
Presented By:
Geoff Watts.
Producer:
Helen Sharp

6/6. The last ever series of the black comedy set in a mortuary reaches its conclusion.

As we bid the team farewell, we witness a retirement, a leaving party, an overdue baby and a death. Well, what else would you expect in a mortuary?
By Laurence Howarth.

Contributors

Writer:
Laurence Howarth
Musician:
Paul Mottram
Singer:
Stephanie Benuvente
Producer:
Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster:
Peter Davison
Dr Anderson:
Matilda Zleqler
Prof Donaldson:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon:
Tom Price
Chloe:
Marianne Levy
Simon:
Gus Brown

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