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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 Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Sir Jonathan Sacks.

5/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Freedland
Producer:
Julia Adamson

2/3. Americans Fran and Jay Landesman came to live in London during the 1960s, where they've enjoyed an open marriage ever since. They talk to Melanie McFadyean about the possibilities of insecurity. Producer Bob Dickinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jay Landesman
Unknown:
Melanie McFadyean
Producer:
Bob Dickinson

2/3. When MG Rover closed last April, more than 6 000 workers at Longbridge were made redundant. For the past year, with the help of exclusive research from the Work Foundation, Adrian Chiles has been charting their progress as they go back into the labour market. The series concludes tomorrow. For further details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Adrian Chiles

Where do television Variety entertainers go when there are no longer any television Variety shows? Comedian Jimmy Cricket looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in entertainment by talking to Janet Brown , Bernie Clifton , Norman Collier and Graham Walker of the Grumbleweeds. Can they only look forward to being "big in Blackpool"? Producer Libby Cross

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Cricket
Unknown:
Janet Brown
Unknown:
Bernie Clifton
Unknown:
Norman Collier
Unknown:
Graham Walker
Producer:
Libby Cross

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Barclay
Unknown:
Peter White.

New series 1/4. Art Blakey. The former Chancellor and life-long jazz fan Ken Clarke is back for another of his entertaining series. Today, he talks to the tenor saxophonist Jean Toussaint about his former mentor, the drummer and band leader Art Blakey , whose band, the Jazz Messengers, was something of an academy for the finest young talent in jazz.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken Clarke
Unknown:
Jean Toussaint
Leader:
Art Blakey
Producer:
Paul Evans

Rash and Doxa can't get into the room. Inside, people are gathered; outside the two men struggle with the door and their own demons as they try to gain entry. What's happening in the room and what's preventing them from getting in? Written by Paul Brennan.
Music by Pippa Murphy ; Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Philip Howard

Contributors

Written By:
Paul Brennan.
Music By:
Pippa Murphy
Producer:
Marilyn Imrie
Director:
Philip Howard
Doxa:
Mark Benton
Rash:
Ron Cook
The Mother:
Joyce Gibbs

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with listeners' environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet @bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Daniel
Producer:
Nick Patrick

2/5. Golden Mean. A moving tale of first love, mathematics, irrational numbers and the idea of eternity. Written by Alan Garner and read by Robert Powell. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Written By:
Alan Garner
Read By:
Robert Powell.

9/9. Barrister, lecturer and comedy writer Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon to explain what's happening in the world of law and how it affects everyday life.
Producer Jim Frank

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Coleman
Producer:
Jim Frank

6/6. /// Winds. Roger tries a day at home to get used to the idea of being retired, and Charlotte's television programme is finally aired. So everything should be all right again - shouldn't it? By Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Brett.
Producer:
Simon Brett
Anna:
Rosemary Leach
Victoria:
Angela Thorne
Charlotte:
Felicity Montagu
Roger:
Bill Nlghy
Emily:
Lisa Coleman
Eddie:
James Greene
Nick:
Kieran Hill
Melissa:
Judy Flynn

7/10. Rachel becomes obsessed with the thought that Terence is interested in the beautiful and seductive Evelyn Murgatroyd. Written by Virginia Woolf . For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Evelyn Murgatroyd.
Written By:
Virginia Woolf

9/9. As a new exodus of refugees from troubled Darfur threatens the stability of neighbouring Chad, reporter Liz Carney asks whether three years of international diplomacy has done anything to ease the plight of refugees or to halt the violence of marauding militias. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Reporter:
Liz Carney

12/12. Epilepsy. More than 40 million people worldwide have epilepsy. It can develop at any age but, with appropriate management, up to 70 per cent of cases can be seizure-free. Dr Mark Porter investigates the latest treatments and talks to patients living with epilepsy. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Erika Wright

Edinburgh Festival Special. Another chance to hear this special, hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , when a gathering of comedians from all parts of the spectrum performed exclusively political material in front of a live audience. Producer Richard Grocock

Contributors

Unknown:
John Oliver
Unknown:
Andy Zaltzman
Producer:
Richard Grocock

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