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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
Dr Mona Siddiqui.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern -Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

BBC Radio 4 FM

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Love Divine). 1 John 4, vv7-12. God So Loved the World (Stainer). I Adore Thee (Stainer). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist:
Richard Tanner.
Organist:
Jeffrey Makinson.

9/13. Italy. Abortion has become a hot political issue as Italy goes to the polls on 9 April. Many women feel that the right to choose is being challenged by the Church. Feminists are outraged at what they say is the Church's growing interference in politics and in women's lives.
Rosie Goldsmith meets those on both sides of the debate - priests, politicians, doctors and feminists. And she hears stories from the women caught in the crossfire. Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Anna Raphael

RC Sherriff wrote the play Journey's End following his own experiences of the trenches in the First World War. Unflinching but deeply humane, it was a huge hit in the West End and a global export in some 26 languages. But the man who wrote it remains something of a mystery, an insurance agent who lived quietly among the rolling lawns of Esher. Robert Gore-Langton presents.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Gore-Langton
Producer:
Simon Hollis

Twiggy Lawson stars as herself in Simon Farquhar's poignant new play. The 1960s are nearly over and young Jackie Addison is running out of time if he's going to make it south to Swinging London.

Contributors

Writer:
Simon Farquhar
Director:
Rosalind Ayres
Jackie:
Barry McGee
Joesy:
Stephen McGill
Morag:
Meg Faragher
Laura Ann:
Meg Faragher
Father:
Lain MacRae
Twiggy:
null Herself
Mrs Cowie/Receptionist:
Aline Mowat
Kenny/Tailor:
Jon Glover
Samuel/Security man:
Simon Day

8/9. Sleep Apnoea and Snoring. Many of us snore, but some people have a more serious form of breathing difficulty while they're sleeping. Sleep apnoea, a condition in which the sufferer stops breathing for ten seconds or more, can increase the risk of serious health problems, and those who suffer from it can be permanently tired. Barbara Myers is joined by a leading expert to answer Your questions On the condition. Producer Paula McGrath
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Paula McGrath

Ink-Jet Technology. Familiar in the workplace and even the home, ink-jet printers can now be found at bargain prices on the high street. But ink-jet technology is developing fast. It is not just ink that is being deposited. Enzymes can be ink-jet printed to make sensors for pregnancy or diabetes tests, and it might even be possible to ink-jet chemicals to make active medication. Quentin Cooper is joined by scientists to discuss this seemingly familiar technology and the new exciting applications that are being developed. Producer Colin Grant

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Colin Grant

4/6. From a troublesome toaster to the recollection of nearly being cast as James Bond , it's another confused and muddled day in the life of one-time Variety star Count Arthur Strong , played by Steve Delaney. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard

Contributors

Unknown:
James Bond
Unknown:
Count Arthur Strong
Played By:
Steve Delaney.
Producers:
Mark Radcliffe
Producers:
John Leonard

3/4. The NHS. The Government is pressurising health trusts to balance their books. Jenny Cuffe spends a turbulent week with West Wiltshire Primary Care Trust, which has one of the worst deficits in the country, as besieged managers announce the immediate closure of a local hospital, angry patients dig in for a fight, and bewildered staff fear for their future. Producer saiiy chesworth

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe

5/9. Europe's Tarnished Golden Door. Migration is often claimed to be essential to the EU's prosperity as populations age and global competition intensifies. But can large numbers of economic migrants be absorbed across Europe without causing a backlash in either their richer, new homes or their poorer old ones? Quentin Peel asks how economic migration can be managed so that some countries don't get all the benefits and others all the pain.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Quentin Peel
Producer:
Simon Coates

9/11. Researchers at Nottingham University have been working on a way to reduce the volume of usage on air-traffic control systems. They've been testing the idea of sending text messages to contact pilots with information and instructions. There's has been good feedback and bad. Find out the results with Geoff Watts.
Producer Helen Sharp

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts.
Producer:
Helen Sharp

Regional Variations (2)

John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

BBC Radio 4 FM

The Shuttleworths

John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

Episode 1: UFOs

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The Sheffield singer-songwriter investigates unsolved phenomena. With his agent Ken and guest Patrick Mower. From March 2006. Show more

BBC Radio 4 FM

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