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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Akhandadhi Das.

3/3. To mark the first anniversary of the closure of the MG Rover plant, Adrian Chiles reveals the impact that redundancy has had on the lives of the 6,000 former employees, their families, their finances and their health. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Adrian Chiles

3/6. Travis and Grace, desperately trying to get their affair under way, decide to meet at a hotel. Surely nothing will go wrong this time? And the Serena/Charlie/Alice love knot shows no signs of untangling, so Alice decides to take matters into her own hands. Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone

Contributors

Written By:
Jan Etherington
Written By:
Gavin Petrie.
Producer:
Elizabeth Freestone
Travis:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace:
Charlotte Randle
Charlie:
Paul Reynolds
Alice:
Clare Cathcart
Serena:
Alice Lowe
The receptionist:
Harvey Virdi

Recently widowed Marie and her estranged daughter Joni decide to train for the Run for Life.
Marie has no idea that the good cause she is supporting will become so directly relevant to her and her loved ones. A moving, funny play about an older woman rising to a challenge, written by Carol Willis.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas

Contributors

Written By:
Carol Willis.
Director:
Polly Thomas
Marie:
Brigit Forsyth
Joni:
Jill Halfpenny
Luke:
Rod Matthew
Jack:
Kevin Doyle

More horticultural hints from Matthew Biggs ,
Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood who answer questions from members of the Hambledon Horticultural Society in Hampshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25
Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened repeat of sun at 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Peter Gibbs

3/5. The sediments beneath the ocean floor were long thought to be a virtual desert, devoid of life. Gabrielle Walker examines core samples from 500m under the Pacific that suggest that more than ten per cent of life on Earth lives out a long, slow but high-pressure existence there. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Gabrielle Walker

The 1970s Northern Soul scene was a way of life. Being on the scene was to be in the know; to be part of a secret society. How and why did individuals become involved in this subculture and what impact did it have on their identity? Laurie Taylor is joined by Andy Wilson to look at how cultural patterns and normative standards are established through individual practices and group interaction. They show how some participants in the Northern Soul scene adopted behaviour that they once thought unacceptable - burglary and the use of amphetamines and opiates. Producer Andrew Littlejohn

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Unknown:
Andy Wilson
Producer:
Andrew Littlejohn

What's in a name? Or in a colour? Comedian Arnold Brown ponders on his drab-sounding surname and confesses that it browns him off somewhat. Other
Browns, including comic writer Craig, offer their thoughts. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Arnold Brown
Producer:
Alison Vernon-Smith

With Kirsty Lang , including a report on Opera North's new production of Kurt Weill 's rarely staged show Arms and the Cow, the tale of a rogue arms dealer. Producer Rebecca Nicholson

Contributors

Unknown:
Kirsty Lang
Unknown:
Kurt Weill
Producer:
Rebecca Nicholson

10/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips 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:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Clifford Longley
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Producer:
David Coomes

4/6. Via Dolorosa - Jesus Meets His Mother. Another talk for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. Professor Mustafa Abu
Sway, director of the Islamic Center at Al-Quds University, reflects on how Muslims have understood the life and death of Jesus. He also talks about the way Islam and Christianity exist side by side on the streets of Jerusalem. Producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
R Mustafa Abu
Producer:
Jennifer Daniel

1/2. How do you dismantle an experimental nuclear reactor? For the first time, scientists and engineers at Dounreay, in the far north of Scotland, explain the complexity of the world's toughest nuclear decommissioning problems as well as the political and commercial pressures under which they are forced to work. Reporter Simon Willis explores the science behind dismantling a complex atomic site in an increasingly harsh commercial climate. Producer Richard Else

Contributors

Reporter:
Simon Willis
Producer:
Richard Else

by Graham Duff.
6/6. With Earth in the grip of a new season called Hamble, Professor Nebulous asks an old enemy for help.

Contributors

Writer:
Graham Duff
Producer:
Ted Dowd
Director:
Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous:
Mark Gatiss
Dr Klench:
David Warner
Sir Ronald:
Graham Crowden
Worker 2:
Paul Putner
Paula:
Rosie Cavalliero
Gemini:
Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother:
Julia Dalkin
Clown Father:
Matt Wolf
Erk:
Matt Wolf

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