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3/5. Man's Best Friend. Dylan Winter hears some stories of the courageous canines who have won the PDSA Dickin Medal for devotion to duty in times of war. Producer Sheena Duncan

Contributors

Producer:
Sheena Duncan
on BBC Radio 4 FM

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Rob Marshall.

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

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford
Producer:
Karen Pirie Shortened

Born out of jazz and killed off by the punk movement, progressive rock spawned numerous mind-altering album sleeves and was the catalyst for stadium-rock pomposity. John Aizlewood investigates the phenomenon known as "prog rock" and asks why such a disparate group of bands were pigeon-holed as "prog" when their influences actually incorporated styles as diverse as classical, jazz, folk and blues. Among those contributing to the programme are former prog rock musicians Keith Emerson ,
Ian Anderson , Dave Brock and Fish. Producer Phil Ward-Large

Contributors

Unknown:
John Aizlewood
Musicians:
Keith Emerson
Musicians:
Ian Anderson
Musicians:
Dave Brock
Producer:
Phil Ward-Large

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 £16.99) including p&p. 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

13/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Omagh, Northern Ireland, put questions on issues of the week to a panel of four public figures.
Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby

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

A season of six ground-breaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre begins with John Osborne s
Look Back in Anger, first staged in May 1956 when the central character, Jimmy Porter , the original incarnation of the angry young man, both shocked and charmed his audience. Singled out as the "best young play of its decade by critic Kenneth Tynan , it has claimed its place as a major turning point in British theatre. The play is set in the Midlands in the mid-1950s and charts the cruel but passionate relationship between Jimmy and his young wife Alison.
Trumpeter Colin Steele ; Producer/Director Lu Kemp See also tomorrow at 8pm and 9.30pm on Radio 3
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Contributors

Unknown:
John Osborne
Unknown:
Jimmy Porter
Unknown:
Kenneth Tynan
Unknown:
Colin Steele
Director:
Lu Kemp
Jimmy:
Ben Whishaw
Cliff:
Grant O'Rourke
Alison:
Samant Ha Young
Helena:
Frances Grey
Colonel Redfern:
Gareth Thomas

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett : Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC AUDIO: Woman's Hour 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
Editor:
Jill Burridge

New series 1/9. There's smiles and laughter as Rosie Goldsmith gets into that April Fools' spirit in the showcase for the best of English-language radio from around the globe. Including prank calls to celebrities and unsuspecting members of the public, April Fools' radio gags, stand-up comedy and hilarious radio sitcoms. Producer Arlene Gregorius

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Arlene Gregorius

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests.
Producers Simon Clancy and Cathie Mahoney

Contributors

Unknown:
Ned Sherrin
Producers:
Simon Clancy
Producers:
Cathie Mahoney

The Grand National, the most famous hunter chase in the world, continues to thrive in the UK, where hunting's been banned. Perhaps it's not surprising, as it's survived all sorts of ups and downs in its 170 years: bomb scares, animal-rights protests; void races; attempts to close Aintree and Devon Loch collapsing within sight of the winning post. Charlie Lambert , who covered the race for years and used to live next door to the horse Red Rum, tells the story of the nation's favourite horse race and examines what place it has in our future. Producer Ian Bent

Contributors

Unknown:
Charlie Lambert

1/2. Set in Trinidad, VS Naipaul's masterpiece is about the life of an ordinary Hindu man struggling to overcome circumstances and fulfil his destiny, his main obstacle being his formidable mother-in-law. Dramatised by Brian Wright.
Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Brian Wright.
Producer:
Pam Fraser-Solomon
Narrator:
Rudolph Walker
Mohun Biswas:
Nltln Ganatra
Shama:
Nina Wadia
MrsTuIsi:
Leena Dhingra
Seth:
Madhav Sharma
Alec Victor:
Romero Evans
Govind:
Jim Findley
Maclean:
Stefan Kallpha
Sushila Inlka:
Leigh Wright
Bipti:
Angela Wynter
Tara:
Yvonne Brewster
Anand:
Jonathan Bishop

10/10. Michael Buerk chairs a 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. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

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

4/13. More music enthusiasts answer questions on every aspect of music, from the classics to Broadway shows to jazz, rock, and pop. Chaired by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Ned Sherrin.

Arthur Rimbaud 's poems, dazzling products of a few youthful years, had a huge impact on literature. His poetry lives on in many rock songs and in the lives of those who sung them, like Bob Dylan , Jim Morrison and Patti Smith. But would Rimbaud have thanked them? The writer and translator Jeremy Harding , who has prepared a new
English edition of Rimbaud's poems, explores the myth of the gypsy troubadour and Rimbaud's surprising attachment to the road home. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Rimbaud
Unknown:
Bob Dylan
Unknown:
Jim Morrison
Unknown:
Patti Smith.
Unknown:
Jeremy Harding

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 Islam and Christianity exist side by side on the streets Of Jerusalem. Repeated from Wednesday

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