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1/5. As the wife of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Edna Healey experienced political life from a unique viewpoint. She recounts her early years as well as her life with Denis Healey , both in power and in opposition, surrounded by "great and interesting people". After humble beginnings, Edna's mother and teacher are determined she will try for Oxford. Read by Sarah Badel. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Part of the Pattern by Edna Healey is available for £22.50 (rrp E25.00) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed], call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only

Contributors

Unknown:
Edna Healey
Unknown:
Denis Healey
Read By:
Sarah Badel.
Abridged By:
Libby Spurrier.
Producer:
Joanna Green
Unknown:
Edna Healey

New series 1/3. in 1905, Herbert Austin produced his first motor car at Longbridge in the south of Birmingham. In 2005, production came to an abrupt end with the closure of MG Rover. Adrian Chiles charts the fortunes of the 6,000 redundant workers in the first of the series that also looks back over the company's chequered history. The series continues tomorrow. Producer Lucy Lunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Adrian Chiles
Producer:
Lucy Lunt

2/6. Animals. Pam Ayres reads more of her uniquely homely and humorous style of poetry, tells some anecdotes and performs sketches. She is aided by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones

Contributors

Unknown:
Pam Ayres
Unknown:
Felicity Montagu
Unknown:
Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer:
Claire Jones

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Jessica Laugharne

1/5. Laki Namberz. A short story by James Meek set in post-Soviet Kiev kicks off a series exploring the appeal and fatal attraction of "lucky numbers" in anything and everything, from lottery tickets and birthdays to mathematics and magic. The reader is Nigel Lindsay. Producer Jill Waters

Contributors

Unknown:
Laki Namberz.
Story By:
James Meek
Unknown:
Nigel Lindsay.
Producer:
Jill Waters

1/5. It's amazing what you can find in a hole in the ground, especially if it's three miles deep! Every day this week, Gabrielle Walker investigates a different hole, beginning in Iceland, where scientists are drilling into an active volcano. Producer Martin Redfern

Contributors

Unknown:
Gabrielle Walker
Producer:
Martin Redfern

Vegetarianism. In the wake of BSE, foot-and-mouth disease and now avian flu, Sheila Dillon discovers whether vegetarianism is attracting new converts and how a growing vegetarian population may affect the future landscape. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Dillon

2/9. Swapping quotes and anecdotes are Fran Beauman , Clive Coleman , Professor John Sutherland and Alan Titchmarsh. The reader is William Franklyn. Presented by Nigel Rees. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Fran Beauman
Unknown:
Clive Coleman
Unknown:
Professor John Sutherland
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown:
William Franklyn.
Presented By:
Nigel Rees.
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani

6/10. By Virginia Woolf. Terence discovers that he has unexpectedly strong feelings for Rachel, but will they be reciprocated? Dramatised By Helen Edmundson.
Music by Tom Moss ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Virginia Woolf.
Dramatised By:
Helen Edmundson.
Music By:
Tom Moss
Director:
Nadia Molinari
Rachel:
Laura Fraser
Helen:
Rebecca Johnson
Terence:
Bertie Carvel
St John:
Ronan Vibert
Mrs Flushing:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Mr Flushing:
David Fleeshman
Ridley:
Will Tacey
Miss Allan:
Briqit Forsyth
Mrs Elliot:
Olwen May
Mrs Chailey:
Eileen O'Brien
Mr Pepper:
Paul McCleary

2/3. Great Expectations. It has already taken the world's largest pharmaceutical company years of research and millions of dollars to select and develop a new approach to treating HIV/Aids - and there is still no guarantee it will work in humans. Peter Day has spent five years tracking the process to produce this diary of the hopes and fears of the dedicated teams of specialists who combine to try to make a new drug. Producer Neil Koenig

Contributors

Producer:
Neil Koenig

8/13. Kolkata. Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is booming. With an information-technology sector growing at a rapid rate, the city is undergoing a transformation. So how has Kolkata become the city of choice for many multinational companies? And is this enormous growth sustainable? Tanya Datta meets some of the city's winners and losers. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Tanya Datta

6/10. Helen takes Paul to meet her mother in Romania, and discovers that she herself is descended from the long and evil line of Vlad Drakulya. Written by Elizabeth Kostova. Abridged by Neville Teller. Read by Colin Stinton and Barbara Barnes. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is available for £13.99 (rrp £14.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT
Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com

Contributors

Unknown:
Vlad Drakulya.
Written By:
Elizabeth Kostova.
Abridged By:
Neville Teller.
Read By:
Colin Stinton
Read By:
Barbara Barnes.
Producer:
Eoin O'Callaghan
Unknown:
Elizabeth Kostova

Regional Variations (2)

International Cricket

BBC Radio 4 FM

India v England
The first in a series of seven one-day internationals comes from the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
With commentary by Simon Mann , Jonny Saunders , Harsha Bhogle and Angus Fraser.
Including at 8.25 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times

Contributors

Commentary By:
Simon Mann
Commentary By:
Jonny Saunders
Commentary By:
Harsha Bhogle
Commentary By:
Angus Fraser.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

BBC Radio 4 FM

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