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1/2. With TA members being compulsorily drafted to fight in combat zones, these weekend soldiers are being asked to provide more and more of the army's fighting strength. Michael Nicholson discovers the consequences tor Territorials, their families and their employers, and asks the policy-makers if this is good defence policy or just a way of getting an army on the cheap. Producer Adam Fowler

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Nicholson
Producer:
Adam Fowler

3/6. A dramatisation by Dan Tetsell of a 19th-century comic novel by Pierce Egan.

If Pierce Egan can't meet his deadline, how will the audience hear about a visit to the slums, George IV's interior decorating, and a dog fighting a monkey?

Contributors

Author:
Pierce Egan
Dramatist:
Dan Tetsell
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani
Pierce Egan:
Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom:
Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn:
Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic:
James Bachman
Corinthian Kate:
Amanda Abbington
Mrs Egan:
Alys Torrence
Hustle:
Alex MacQueen
Pickpocket:
Neil Edmond
Jarvey:
Ben Graves
Fishwife:
Laura Shavin

Five of the most illustrious residents of Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris make their confessions to Father Lachaise, who is not without a small confession to make himself. Written by Louise Welsh , Martin Sorrell , Paul Bailey , Michele Roberts and Geoff Dyer. Director Sara Davies

Contributors

Unknown:
Pere Lachaise
Written By:
Louise Welsh
Written By:
Martin Sorrell
Written By:
Paul Bailey
Written By:
Michele Roberts
Written By:
Geoff Dyer.
Director:
Sara Davies
Sarah Bernhardt:
Eleanor Bron
Guillaume Apollinaire:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Abelard:
Hugh Dickson
HeloTse:
Anna Massey
Colette:
Zoe Wanamaker
Jim Morrison:
Demetri Goritsas
Pere Lachaise:
Bill Nighy

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby 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:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Jessica Laugharne

1/5 Gone with the Wind. A series that goes back to the book to find the passages from literature that inspired iconic movie movements begins with Margaret Mitchell 's Civil War classic. Megan Dodds reads the extract in which Scarlett and Melanie are paid a visit by looting Yankee soldiers. Producer Lisa Osborne

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Mitchell
Unknown:
Megan Dodds
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

66/90. The Munshi. When Queen Victoria's personal servant John Brown died, it wasn't long before he was replaced in the queen's affections by a young Indian from a poor family in Agra. Christopher Lee's epic story of the British Empire, narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Anna Massey and Joss Ackland. Producer Pete Atkin BBC AUDIO: The first and second volumes of Empire are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
John Brown
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson
Unknown:
Anna Massey
Unknown:
Joss Ackland.
Producer:
Pete Atkin

9/9. This 30th anniversary series of the quotations quiz ends with a panel comprising the novelist Simon Brett , comedian Dave Gorman , The Observer critic Stephanie Merritt , and John Lloyd , who was the first producer of Quote.... Unquote. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is
William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Rptd on Sun at 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Brett
Unknown:
Dave Gorman
Unknown:
Stephanie Merritt
Unknown:
John Lloyd
Unknown:
Nigel Rees.
Unknown:
William Franklyn.
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani Rptd

1/5. The Pet. This drama by Tara Gould begins a series of plays set in a row of beach huts on Brighton's seafront. Aunty Glenda has died and left her beach hut to her two nieces. Finding it exactly as it was when they visited their aunt as children, the sisters start to reminisce. But only one of them has happy memories. Frances Jo Mclnnes
Penny Lucinda Cowden
Producer/Director Karen Rose Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Tara Gould
Unknown:
Frances Jo McLnnes
Unknown:
Lucinda Cowden

2/4. Mexico/US Border. Why do certain places seem to return to the news year after year? Allan Little visits four parts of the world where the "tectonic plates" of history keep forcing the past into the present - and into the future. Today he travels to the border towns of Arizona and Mexico to meet Mexican migrants about to embark on a 100-mile trek to find work in the US. Producer Jane Beresford

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Little
Producer:
Jane Beresford

New series 1/8. An Uphill Struggle. More than half of upland Sites of Special Scientific Interest are below target condition, according to a recent report from English Nature. Paul Evans takes to the hills to find out why England's moors and grasslands are under threat. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Evans
Producer:
Brett Westwood

1/5. Profoundly moving and eloquently written,
James Runcie 's book tells the story of changing times in postwar Britain by following the fortunes of one family. Martin and his mother struggle for survival in the huge Canvey Island floods of 1953... and everything changes. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine.
Producer Clive Brill
RT DIRECT: Canvey Island by James Runcie is available for £12.99 (rrp £14.99), including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com

Contributors

Unknown:
James Runcie
Abridged By:
Fiona McAlpine.
Producer:
Clive Brill
Unknown:
James Runcie
Violet:
Lesley Ash
George:
Charles Cork
Len:
Christopher Ettridge
Claire:
Emma Gregory
Martin:
Stuart Laing
Linda:
Jessie Wallace

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