Programme Index

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Penelope Keith appeals on behalf of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.
Donations: [address removed], marked CCL on the back ot the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Penelope Keith
Producer:
Sally Flatman

Rejoice 0 Land, in God Thy Might. On St George Day , the Rev Dr Ian Bradley celebrates all four of the UK s Patron saints and explores the spiritual roots and identities that make up Britishness. Producer Stephen Shipley

Contributors

Unknown:
George Day
Unknown:
Dr Ian Bradley
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

4/5. From the 1966 World Cup-winning squad,
Sue MacGregor reunites Geoff Hurst. Martin Peters and George Cohen with BBC commentator Alec Weeks and team liaison officer Alan Leather.
Producers Chris Green and David Prest PapeatpdWednesday 8pm FM/LW

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Geoff Hurst.
Unknown:
Martin Peters
Unknown:
George Cohen
Commentator:
Alec Weeks
Unknown:
Alan Leather.
Unknown:
David Prest

The Flavours of Childhood. Writers explore the link between taste and memory. Joanne Harris remembers about her grandmother's buckwheat pancakes, and Sean O'Brien recalls bacon fried by his father in an unwashed pan. Producer Beaty Rubens

Contributors

Unknown:
Joanne Harris
Unknown:
Sean O'Brien
Producer:
Beaty Rubens

5/9. Swapping quotations and anecdotes are Anna Ford , Simon Jones , Gwyneth Lewis and Mark Steel. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Mon

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Ford
Unknown:
Simon Jones
Unknown:
Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown:
Mark Steel.
Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Reader:
William Franklyn.

producer Trevor Taylor
Shortened
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette with free p&p. Two CDs cost E10.99 (rrp £12.99) or 2 cassettes E8.99 (rrp E10.99). To order call [number removed] and quote code RT45.
Anne Swithinbank answers readers' gardening questions in the May issue of Good Homes magazine, on sale now

Contributors

Producer:
Trevor Taylor
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank

1/4. The Donkey and the Horse. How do Aesop's fables stand up to modern moral dilemmas? This story, read by Paul Ewing , looks at what fate might have in store for us. Plus interviews, conducted by Jo Morris , with people whose lives are just like fables. Producer Matt Thompson

Contributors

Read By:
Paul Ewing
Conducted By:
Jo Morris
Producer:
Matt Thompson

1/2. A comic tour de force about human folly, one of the jewels of Russian literature, written by Nikolai Gogol and dramatised by Dan Rebellato.
Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with the Narrator (an omnipresent figure who becomes an integral character in the story) in tow, and starts touting for dead serfs.
Why? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society. Starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
Mark Heap on why he agreed to play the fool: page 119

Contributors

Written By:
Nikolai Gogol
Dramatised By:
Dan Rebellato.
Dramatised By:
Charmer Chichikov
Unknown:
Michael Palin
Unknown:
Mark Heap.
Director:
Polly Thomas
Narrator:
Michael Palin
Chichikov:
Mark Heap
Manilov:
David Fleeshman
Korabochka:
Judith Davis
Sobakevich:
Wyllie Longmore
Nozdryov:
Toby Hadoke
Selifan:
Graeme Hawley

Richard E Grant talks to Mariella Frostrup about his book The Wah Wah Diaries. She also considers the ways in which the mentally ill have been presented in fiction. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup
Unknown:
Wah Wah Diaries.
Producer:
Hilary Dunn

4/4. TS Eliot and the Blitz. Concluding the series that investigates the connections between historical events and the poems they inspired, Jonathan Bate visits the sleepy village of Shamley Green and the roof of St Paul's Cathedral to uncover the links between TS Eliot's Four
Quartets and the raging fires of the Blitz.
Producer Martin Smith Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Bate

Peter Day presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Anne-Marie Cole
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potwisbbc.co.uk

Contributors

Producer:
Anne-Marie Cole

Jinx the Magical Cat is a children's book written by a group of girls from Oxford who chat to Barney Harwood about the inspiration for their loveable creation and how they wrote, designed and produced the book, right down to its "purrfect" ending. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi

Contributors

Unknown:
Barney Harwood
Producers:
Rebecca Armstrong
Producers:
Abi Awojobi

3/5. Sticks and Stones. Something about Paul Fry 's vulnerability reminds Lewis of the torment of a half-forgotten nightmare. Written by Trezza Azzopardi , read by Ben Miles. Celebrating the diversity of contemporary British fiction. Producer Elizabeth Allard

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Fry
Written By:
Trezza Azzopardi
Read By:
Ben Miles.
Producer:
Elizabeth Allard

8/9. Atomic Ayatollahs. Iran's Islamist regime is perceived as aiming to become a nuclear power that would dominate the Middle East. Zareer Masani assesses the realities behind the rhetoric and considers whether the dispute could escalate into military conflict. Rptd from Thu

Contributors

Unknown:
Zareer Masani

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Lloyd George Papers
1/2. Trevor Fishlock examines the private letters and journals of one of the 20th-century's greatest political leaders. Editor Terry Dignan
The Lloyd George Papers repeated Wed 8.45pm and Sunday at 5.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Trevor Fishlock
Editor:
Terry Dignan

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More