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With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Clifford Longley.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Penguins Stopped Play

BBC Radio 4 FM

Led by Andrew Graystone. Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love). Proverbs 4, vvl-9. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Be Thou My
Vision (Slane). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Christopher Stokes.

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Graystone.
Music:
Christopher Stokes.

8/13. Ned Sherrin chairs another contest of varied musical knowledge, from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Sat at llpm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ned Sherrin
Producer:
Paul Bajoria

4/4. The Devil's Disguise. Leith is facing an outbreak of street robbery, with wallets being plundered at razor-point. It's Hallowe'en and, as the Devil comes a-calling, McLevy faces one of the hardest decisions of his life. By David Ashton.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner

Contributors

Unknown:
David Ashton.
Director:
Patrick Rayner
Inspector McLevy:
Brian Cox
Marshall:
Tom Fleming
Jean:
Siobhan Redmond
Constable Mulholland:
Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach:
David Ashton
Hannah:
Colette O'Neil
Carne:
Paul Young
Paton:
Simon Donaldson
Beth:
Laura Smales

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Lewis
Producer:
Jessica Laugharne

1/5. Stars to Push. Stanley Baxter reads this humorous tale by Neil Munro. As the 20th century begins, the days of the dignified travelling salesman wandering the Highlands are numbered. But Jimmy Swan is different; after all, his sample cases are full of poetry, dreams and "human joy". Abridger/Producer Neil Cargill

Contributors

Unknown:
Stanley Baxter
Unknown:
Neil Munro.
Unknown:
Jimmy Swan

Regional Variations (2)

Test Tubes and Tantrums

BBC Radio 4 FM

Test Tubes and Tantrums

Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

When Leibniz published his paper on calculus in 1684 and didn't even mention Newton a schism in science opened that would not heal for some 140 years.
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4/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Hosted by Anne Mackenzie. Producer Mark Rickards

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne MacKenzie.
Producer:
Mark Rickards

6/9. Exchanging favourite quotations, jokes and anecdotes are The Daily Telegraph's Celia Haddon , comedian Natalie Haynes , poet Ruth Padel and national treasure Brian Sewell. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Celia Haddon
Unknown:
Natalie Haynes
Unknown:
Ruth Padel
Unknown:
Brian Sewell.
Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Reader:
William Franklyn.
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani

A review of Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room, a documentary about the collapse of the huge American energy company. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Presented By:
Mark Lawson.
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

1/5. The autobiography of Monica Baldwin who, having entered a closed order of nuns in 1914 a few months before the beginning of the First World War, emerges 28 years later during the Blitz into a world changed beyond belief. Dramatised by April de Angelis .
Other parts played by members of the cast;
Producer/Director Anne Edyvean Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Monica Baldwin
Dramatised By:
April de Angelis
Director:
Anne Edyvean
Monica:
Celia Imrie
Freda:
Cheryl Campbell
Novice mistress:
Elizabeth Bell
Gay:
Liza Sadovy
Maudie:
Louisa Milwood Haigh
Di:
Tracy Wiles
Uncle Stan:
Thomas Wheatley
Windham:
Kim Wall
Wim:
Anthony Glennon

It was on 26 April 1986 that the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR
(now Ukraine). In the days that followed, the workers' town of Pripyat was emptied, its inhabitants never to return to their homes. Millions of people were subjected to radioactive fallout. But was it quite the overwhelming tragedy that most reports have suggested? Bridget Kendall travels to Chernobyl to find out, with contributions from former residents and experts including Dr Hans Blix - then director of the International Atomic and Energy Agency. Producer Ariane Koek

Contributors

Unknown:
Bridget Kendall
Unknown:
Dr Hans Blix
Producer:
Ariane Koek

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 explores the Balkans' politics, conflicts and aspirations through the prism of the song competition. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Judah

1/2. The forest canopy remains one of the world's most inaccessible places. Besides being the main interface between the atmosphere and life on Earth in the control of our climate, it's thought that 40 per cent of all species live there. Andrew Luck-Baker ventures up into Australia's Daintree rainforest canopy in a quest to unlock its biological secrets. Producer Adrian Washbourne

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer:
Adrian Washbourne

11/15. London 1944. Helen and Julia take a night-time walk that Kay doesn't know about. Pretty typist Viv makes an emotional call to Reggie at his unit. Read by Rosalind Ayres. By Sarah Waters. Abridger/Producer Martin Jarvis
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Contributors

Read By:
Rosalind Ayres
Unknown:
Sarah Waters
Producer:
Martin Jarvis
Unknown:
Sarah Waters

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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