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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 David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
David Wilby
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper.
Unknown:
Dr Colin Morris.

Regional Variations (2)

4/5. The Firm. By Penny Junor. The monarchy is rocked by the acrimonious divorce of Charles and Diana. Abridged by Miranda Davis and read by Emma Fielding. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
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Contributors

Abridged By:
Miranda Davis
Read By:
Emma Fielding

12/13. Balkan Eurovision. "If we can't sing in harmony it is better we don't appear in Europe," said the head of Serbian TV after the contest to choose a song to represent Serbia and Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest this year ended in allegations of fixing, political interference and a near riot. Tim Judah takes a musical tour through the Balkans exploring the regions' politics, conflicts and aspirations through the prism of the famous song competition. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated Mon 8.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Judah
Producer:
Emma Rippon

The meeting between John Fortune and the American broadcaster Studs Terkel in 1962 had a profound effect on the former's life. What struck
Fortune was that nearly all of Terkel's interviewees were ordinary folk. "It was history written not by the generals, but from the ground up." Here, he meets Terkel again and finds out how the last four decades have affected both of them. Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
John Fortune

A poignant play about coming to terms with the past. On Margaret's 67th birthday, an ininvited guest calls who shares the same birthday. By Elizabeth Kuti. Producer/Director Tanya Nash

Contributors

Unknown:
Elizabeth Kuti.
Director:
Tanya Nash
Margaret:
Patricia Routledge
May:
Emily Fleeshman
Ron:
Roy Hudd

2/10. The problem-solving programme, presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Emily Williams
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Presented By:
Stewart Henderson.
Producer:
Emily Williams

4/5. Casaubon in the Catacombs. Leaving the town of Middlemarch, the scholarly Mr Casaubon and his wife, Dorothea, embark on a trip to Dublin, but will they find themselves living the The Life of Riley in the Emerald Isle? By Anne Haverty , read by Aidan McArdle. For details see Mon

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Casaubon
Unknown:
Anne Haverty
Read By:
Aidan McArdle.

4/5. Marooned. Inside the Queen's Head in Amlwch on the island of Anglesey the sign above the bar reads "No expectations, no disappointments". Will the drinkers live Up to this motto? With Lemn Sissay. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Lemn Sissay.

In a special devoted to re-reading, writers Marion Keyes , Deborah Moggach and James Hawes talk to
Mariella Frostrup about the novels they read time and time again. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Marion Keyes
Unknown:
Deborah Moggach
Unknown:
James Hawes
Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup

Wildlife Forensics. Quentin Cooper is joined by Rob Ogden , project manager at Wildllife DNA services, to discuss how genetic information can be used to tackle and detect wildlife crime - from badger digging to the global trafficking of endangered species. Producer Colin Grant

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Unknown:
Rob Ogden
Producer:
Colin Grant

1/6. The lop-side world of Mitchell and Webb's sketch comedy includes a passionate debate about hunting between a badger and a fox, the ultimate football commentary, and behind the scenes at the milk helpline. Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb , with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards

Contributors

Unknown:
David Mitchell
Unknown:
Robert Webb
Unknown:
Olivia Colman
Unknown:
James Bachman.
Producer:
Gareth Edwards

New series 1/3. Overselling Climate Change?
Every week there are scare stories about the climate.
Malaria in Africa, hurricanes in Florida, even the death of frogs in Latin America - all are being linked to global warming. But does the science behind these claims really stand up or are the risks of climate change being oversold? Simon Cox reports on how many scientists who believe in climate change are becoming worried by the quality of research used to back up the most extreme climate predictions. Producer Richard Vadon

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Cox
Producer:
Richard Vadon

8/9. Atomic Ayatollahs. Iran's Islamist regime is widely perceived as aiming to become a nuclear power that would dominate the Middle East. Are Western governments right to feel threatened, and if so what can they do about it? Zareer Masani assesses the realities behind the rhetoric and considers whether the dispute could escalate into military conflict.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Ingrid Hassler

New series 1/5. Slash Your Bills. Tom Heap is determined to cut his power bills and shrink his family's contribution to global warming. But just how easy is it to insulate and power a house with the latest green gadgets? Is it really necessary to have solar panels on the roofs, or would just a bit more loft insulation do? producer Alasdair Cross Repeated tomorrow at 3pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Heap

Regional Variations (2)

John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

BBC Radio 4 FM

The Shuttleworths

John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

Fairies

Duration: 25 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

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The Sheffield singer-songwriter investigates agent Ken's surprise discovery in his garden pond. With Kim Wilde. From April 2006. Show more

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