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With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Tom Butler.

3/8. Convicting Sex Offenders. The conviction rate of defendants charged with rape or other sexual offences is at an all-time low. Research suggests ignorance and prejudice are still widespread among judges, juries and prosecutors. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Ken Macdonald , and other leading experts discuss with presenter Clive Anderson the need for changes in the legal System. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ken MacDonald
Presenter:
Clive Anderson

3/5. Aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a poison produced by mould that grows on damp crops. It hit the headlines when it was named as one of Saddam Hussein 's biological weapons or mass destruction. But the truth is that it's a low-key killer, that causes malnutrition and infant mortality throughout rural Africa. Jolyon Jenkins meets Chris Wild , a man who is attempting to solve the problem. Producer joiyon Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Saddam Hussein
Unknown:
Chris Wild

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Penguins Stopped Play

BBC Radio 4 FM

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Jesus, Friend of Little Children
(Westridge). Mark 9, vv33-37; 10, w13-16. Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Children (Tye). Glad that I Live Am I (Water End). Director of music Gordon Stewart.

Contributors

Unknown:
Clair Jaquiss.
Music:
Gordon Stewart.

From Sri Lanka's forests to the streets of Bangkok, Adam Fowler uncovers the plight of the working elephant. Once the workhorse of Asia, many thousands are now facing an uncertain future. He walks this twilight zone with them as ancient culture and modern politics struggle to find the answer. Producer Anna Scott Brown

Contributors

Unknown:
Adam Fowler
Producer:
Anna Scott Brown

2/4. The World of Work. Roy Hudd explains how various occupations, past and present, have been reflected in the comic songs of their day. Extracts and interviews combine to examine the influence of doctors and the clergy; reveal how people survive in mundane occupations; and how economic factors can work in favour of comedy records.
Producer Karl Phillips

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Hudd
Producer:
Karl Phillips

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at
12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am

Contributors

Presented By:
Liz Barclay
Presented By:
Peter White.

Pianist and writer Susan Tomes explores the role of the pianist in chamber music duos, looking at the relationship with the pianist's performing partner and why the role has changed from that conceived by composers. Tomes feels it is high time that pianists are recognised for what they are - not accompanists, but pianists. Producer Andrea Kidd

Contributors

Unknown:
Susan Tomes
Producer:
Andrea Kidd

Performance artist Bobby Baker , with the help of her patient, guide us through self-help therapies in this sly comedy. Grab hold of a frozen pea in readiness for
Bobby's instructions. By Bobby Baker. Bobby Herself
Music by Jocelyn Pook , performed by Melanie Pappenheim , Harvey Brough and Will Gressford ; Directors Marilyn Imrie and Polona Baloh Brown

Contributors

Artist:
Bobby Baker
Unknown:
Bobby Baker.
Music By:
Jocelyn Pook
Unknown:
Melanie Pappenheim
Unknown:
Harvey Brough
Unknown:
Will Gressford
Directors:
Marilyn Imrie
Directors:
Polona Baloh Brown
Pea:
Jocelyn Pook

2/13. Sue Cook hosts the programme that explores the relationship with the past through listeners' own historical puzzles and passions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)

Contributors

Producer:
Nick Patrick

2/5. On the Road. As one of the last of the dying breed of travelling salesmen, Jimmy Swan must use every trick in the book to survive. Luckily, he wrote the book. Stanley Baxter continues to read from Neil Munro 's collection of humorous tales. For details see yesterday

Contributors

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

Regional Variations (2)

Test Tubes and Tantrums

BBC Radio 4 FM

Test Tubes and Tantrums

Joseph Priestley and Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

In or around 1774 both Priestley and Lavoisier were working on a gas closely associated with combustion - so who should be credited with the discovery of oxygen? Show more

4/8. The series that takes a close look at the words people use, where they come from, and how people play with them. Presented by Michael Rosen.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Michael Rosen.
Producer:
Mark Smalley

4/4. Comedy drama in which Unthinkable Solutions inflict their brand of help on Barrington council who are desperate to raise money. With Marcus Brigstocke ,
Catherine Shepherd , Robin Ince and Beth Chalmers. By James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Catherine Shepherd
Unknown:
Robin Ince
Unknown:
Beth Chalmers.
Unknown:
James Cary.
Producer:
Adam Bromley

To complement Daniel Barenboim 's Reith Lectures, the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez talks to Mark Lawson. Producer Thomas Morris

Contributors

Unknown:
Daniel Barenboim
Conductor:
Pierre Boulez
Unknown:
Mark Lawson.
Producer:
Thomas Morris

2/5. Monica wants to do her bit for the war effort and becomes an unlikely Land Girl. Her cousins Gay and Barbara boldly give advice on how to acquire the experience of life that Monica lacks. By Monica Baldwin. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Writer:
Monica Baldwin

2/2. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is attempting to build alliances to curtail the role of the USA in South
America. He's tapping into strong anti-US sentiment in many parts of Latin America. Emilio San Pedro visits the region and the USA to see if Washington is losing influence in what it historically considered to be "the backyard" - the countries to its south.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugo Chavez

4/5. New research suggests that over the last 100 years there has been an enormous increase in the rate of suicides among schizophrenics. Claudia Hammond asks if things are as serious as they appear, and looks at the benefits of writing poetry for those who have "survived" mental illness. She meets the poets, and explores the relationship between mental illness and literature. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Claudia Hammond
Producer:
Rebecca Moore

4/4. Comedians from all parts of the spectrum perform political material in front of a live audience. With John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Producer Richard Grocock

Contributors

Unknown:
John Oliver
Unknown:
Andy Zaltzman.
Producer:
Richard Grocock

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