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With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Angela Tilby.

Regional Variations (2)

3/5. Royal: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. By Robert Lacey. The 1960s bring winds of change. The royal family decide to take part in a landmark television documentary. Abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Alex Jennings. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
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Contributors

Unknown:
Queen Elizabeth II
Unknown:
Robert Lacey
Abridged By:
Doreen Estall
Read By:
Alex Jennings
Unknown:
Robert Lacey

1/3. Identity and Belonging. Lifting the lid on the politics of archaeology, Malcolm Billings explores areas where archaeologists find themselves digging in dangerous ground. This week, reports from Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Japan shows how the humble trowel can often be deployed as a political weapon by both archaeologists and their political masters. Producer Margaret Budy

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Billings
Producer:
Margaret Budy

6/6. A date, a declaration, some poetry and a proposal: things get out of hand for all the lovers. Comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone

Contributors

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

2/6. Richmal Crompton is the "author of the week" as James Walton guizzes team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh and guests Miles Kington and Harry Ritchie on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden

Contributors

Unknown:
Richmal Crompton
Unknown:
James Walton
Unknown:
Sebastian Faulks
Unknown:
John Walsh
Unknown:
Harry Ritchie
Unknown:
Beth Chalmers.
Producer:
Katie Marsden

Michael Harris feels he's been wasting his precious words writing commercials. Then, at breakfast, his wife asks him to pass "the spanner". Overnight every word in the English language seems to have changed its meaning and soon there's only one person left in the world who understands him: his secretary. A fable about words and the tricks they can play, by Robert Shearman.
Producer Martin Jarvis : Director Rosalind Ayres

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Harris
Play By:
Robert Shearman.
Producer:
Martin Jarvis
Director:
Rosalind Ayres
Michael:
Michael Simkins
Heather:
Finty Williams
Priscilla:
Serena Evans
Policeman:
Jon Glover

The old image of allotments of elderly men tending their brassicas is giving way to young people growing organic vegetables. Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs are in Birmingham answering questions from the Walsall Road Allotments group. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Eric Robson

3/5. A Vampire Vaudeville. Lady Bracknell is surprised when an unexpected visitor, Count Dracula, calls to ask for the hand of her daughter, Gwendolen. Wrriten by Kerry Lee Crabbe. Read by Niall Buggy .
Producer Oonagh McMullan For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kerry Lee Crabbe.
Read By:
Niall Buggy
Producer:
Oonagh McMullan

3/5. Poet Lemn Sissay meets more of Her Majesty's subjects in pubs that bear her name.
Beartown. At a Queen's Head in affluent Congleton in Cheshire, Lemn meets a fellow poet, learns of the town's role in severing a monarch's head and discusses race politics in town that is 99 per cent white. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Lemn Sissay

What is the significance of employment within Pakistani men's peer group relations? And how do the social dynamics that underlie those relations provide the context for understanding the particular nature and form that ethnicity takes? Laurie Taylor looks at Britain's south Asian communities, the variations within it and the nature and diversity of inequality it faces by exploring how labour market positions influence identity. Producer Andrew Littlejohn

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Producer:
Andrew Littlejohn

3/5. One in seven people will, at some point, suffer from chronic pain. Dr Tanya Byron (of TV House of Tiny
Tearaways), looks at how the treatment of this condition is bringing together the worlds of medicine and psychology. Researchers at Oxford University test Byron's pain threshold by torturing her - all in the interests of science - to see what's happening in her brain. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Tanya Byron

A report on the Ballet Russes, whose surviving members are the subject of a documentary. Presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald

Contributors

Presented By:
Kirsty Lang.
Producer:
Jerome Weatherald

The previous holder of the post of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Sir Edward Jones , recalls the tights, the trappings and the trials, as he kept the House of Lords in order. Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Edward Jones
Producer:
Mandy Baker

2/4. What do Wembley Stadium's giant arch, the Falkirk wheel and the second Severn Crossing have in common? These structures are the work of Sue Nelson's second batch of modern Brunels, including Stephen Morley ,
Norman Haste and Jim Sterling. Marking the bicentenary of Isambard Kingdom Brunei's birth. Producer Tracey Logan

Contributors

Unknown:
Stephen Morley
Unknown:
Norman Haste
Unknown:
Jim Sterling.
Producer:
Tracey Logan

Sci-fi sitcom by Graham Duff.
3/6. The Transgalactic Peace Conference is thrown into jeopardy when Professor Nebulous meets the deadly Infernons and is forced to swap minds with his arch enemy; the evil Doctor Klench (guest star David Warner).

Contributors

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

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