Programme Index

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1/5. Brave Beginnings. Since 1943, 60 animals have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Dylan Winter traces the history of the award and hears the extraordinary stories of its first recipients - some plucky pigeons during the Second World War. Producer Sheena Duncan

Contributors

Producer:
Sheena Duncan

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith Shortened at 11pm PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford
Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

3/3. Ex-Flying Pigs vocalist and crime writer Ian Rankin concludes his series on the use of music in modern crime fiction. He talks to writers who play guitar (James Lee Burke and James Sallis ), writers who don't (John Connolly and George Pelecanos ), a drummer-turned-poet (John Harvey ), and country music fan Mark Billingham. producer John Pidgeon

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Rankin
Guitar:
James Lee Burke
Guitar:
James Sallis
Unknown:
John Connolly
Unknown:
George Pelecanos
Unknown:
John Harvey
Unknown:
Mark Billingham.
Producer:
John Pidgeon

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p or call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)

Contributors

Presented By:
Kate Adie.
Producer:
Tony Grant
Edited By:
Tony Grant

11/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, with a panel that includes Dignity in Dying chief executive
Deborah Annetts , commentator Charles Moore and gay-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Deborah Annetts
Commentator:
Charles Moore
Unknown:
Peter Tatchell.

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm: email: any.answers®bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

At the time that Dorothy L Sayers was creating her aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey , she was working in a London advertising agency and going through a personal crisis that had a profound effect on her life and work. Sarah LeFanu 's play explores this emotional and creative moment in the life of the writer.
Producer/Director Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy L Sayers
Unknown:
Lord Peter Wimsey
Unknown:
Sarah Lefanu
Director:
Sara Davies
Dorothy L Sayers:
Juliet Aubrey
John:
Dimitri Goritsas
Edie:
Amanda Horlock
Bill:
Chris Donelly
jim:
Fraser Burrows
Cousin Ivy:
Caroline Hunt

Regional Variations (2)

Six Nations Rugby

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3/4. Ol' Man River. Flowing from the 1927 musical Show Boat, this song remains potent as both a political anthem of oppressed people and a song of deep comfort. Including interviews with Tony Benn , Paul Robeson Jr and Cleo Laine. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Benn
Unknown:
Cleo Laine.

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor JillBurridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Producer:
Justine Willett

As Broadcasting House undergoes redevelopment to bring it into the 21st century, former managing director of BBC Radio, Sir David Hatch , takes a tour of this much loved and historic building to reveal the extraordinary part it has played in the history of radio. What is the surprise that Eric Gill left on the back of his famous statue above the entrance? Did George Orwell base Room 101 on the shady goings-on on the first-floor corridor? All will be revealed. Producer Alexandra Feachem
Sir David Hatch on the house of myths and legends: p119

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir David Hatch
Unknown:
Eric Gill
Unknown:
George Orwell
Producer:
Alexandra Feachem
Producer:
Sir David Hatch

1/2. Novelist Nella Larsen 's mixed parentage gave her a profound insight into racial issues in 1930s America. This story deals with those issues in the context of the passions and ambitions of middle-class black families, and the remarkable phenomenon of "passing" for white. Dramatised by Annie Caulfield.
Saxophonist Adam Waldmann : Producer/Director Marina Caldarone Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nella Larsen
Dramatised By:
Annie Caulf
Unknown:
Adam Waldmann
Narrator:
Bonnie Greer
Irene:
Andrea Harris
Brian:
Paterson Joseph
Clare:
Nicole Charles
John:
Martin McDougall
Hugh:
Robert Jezek
Gertrude:
Tanya Moodie

8/10. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses on moral issues. Rptd from wed

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Clifford Longley
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Claire Fox

2/6. Via Dolorosa- Jesus Wept. Clarence Musgrave , vicar of St Andrew 's Church of Scotland in Jerusalem, reflects on the place where Jesus began his journey to the Cross. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Clarence Musgrave
Unknown:
St Andrew

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