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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Susan Hulme
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
John Bell.

Born on 20 May 1806, John Stuart Mill could read Greek at the age of three, Latin at eight and, unsurprisingly, had a nervous breakdown at 20.
He wrote influential works on liberty, utilitarianism and sexual equality, became an MP and was a major political reformer. Peter Cave , himself a follower of Mill's
Utilitarianism (acting for the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people), considers how this Victorian thinker has influenced the world 200 years after his birth.
Producer Julian Mayers

Contributors

Unknown:
John Stuart Mill
Unknown:
Peter Cave
Producer:
Julian Mayers

4/6. As Emily's wedding approaches, its time once again for Roger and Victoria to meet her fiance s parents. Written by Simon Brett.

Contributors

Writer/Producer:
Simon Brett
Anna:
Rosemary Leach
Victoria:
Angela Thorne
Charlotte:
Celia Imrie
Roger:
Jonathan Coy
Emily:
Lisa Coleman
Kathryn:
Bridget McConnell
Brian:
James Vaughan

6/6. Another chance to enjoy highlights from past series of the popular literary quiz show. James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Sue Limb and Joanne Harris. The author of the week is Jane Austen , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producers Dawn Ellis and Katie Marsden

Contributors

Unknown:
James Walton
Unknown:
Sebastian Faulks
Unknown:
John Walsh
Unknown:
Joanne Harris.
Unknown:
Jane Austen
Unknown:
Beth Chalmers.
Unknown:
Katie Marsden

Francis Spufford recalls his voracious childhood reading habit and the poignant family drama that lay behind it.
In this adaptation of his acclaimed memoir, he hears again the stories that once filled his head.
Producer/Director Beaty Rubens

Contributors

Unknown:
Francis Spufford
Director:
Beaty Rubens
Mother:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Father:
Jonathan Keeble
Young Francis:
Harry Blumenau
Teenage Francis:
Jack Blumenau
Sister:
Brooke Theis

More horticultural hints from Chris Beardshaw,
Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein , who are at Whitminster, near Stroud. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 3.25
Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Carol Klein
Unknown:
Eric Robson.

68/90. Omdurman and Churchill. In 1898 the death of General Gordon in Khartoum was finally avenged, but at enormous cost. Young Winston was in the thick of it, and left a startling first-hand account of the battle.
By Christopher Lee. Readings by Jack Davenport and JPSsAckland. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Young Winston
Unknown:
Christopher Lee.
Unknown:
Jack Davenport

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Editor Sharon Banoff

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Taylor
Editor:
Sharon Banoff

2/9. Keyhole Surgery. Dr Mark Porter discovers how keyhole - or minimally invasive - surgery is being used to treat all kinds of conditions, including colorectal cancer, gynaecological problems and knee replacements. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter

2/6. David Baddiel chairs a third series of the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "All politicians are liars" and "There is no such thing as bad publicity". Producer Alison Vernon-Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
David Baddiel
Producer:
Alison Vernon-Smith

3/5. Mrs Doings. By Oily Smith. Charlie's pensioner dad has been thrown out of home and has moved into
Mrs Doings 's beach hut. But was it really just because he broke Charlie's mother's computer?
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Mrs Doings.
Unknown:
Mrs Doings
Dad:
Ian Lindsay
Charlie:
James Garnon
Roland:
Oily Smith
Mum:
Delia Lindsay

2/2. What Is Right? A debate exploring the apparently relentless trend of politics towards the centre asks whether right-wing ideologies still have any role in mainstream British political life. Recorded before an audience at the Centre for Policy Studies, The Spectator editor Matthew D'Ancona asks a panel of self-proclaimed right-wing ideologues and Conservative Party modernisers, including, respectively, Lord Tebbit and Theresa May , if anything remains of the right. Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Editor:
Matthew D'Ancona
Editor:
Theresa May

2/3. Dennis Sewell looks at the work of think tanks concerned with the environment.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday 21 May at 5.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Dennis Sewell
Producer:
Sheila Cook

New series 1/6. James Walton returns with a second series of the show that tests and tickles the knowledge of industry pundits and people who are passionate about pop. Regulars Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by this week's guests: Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and comedian Dave Gorman who, as well as being quizzed, reveal their favourite most bizarre musical moments. The reader is Beth Chalmers.
Producer Dawn Ellis

Contributors

Unknown:
James Walton
Unknown:
Tracey MacLeod
Unknown:
Andrew Collins
Unknown:
Mary Anne Hobbs
Unknown:
Dave Gorman
Unknown:
Beth Chalmers.
Producer:
Dawn Ellis

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