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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.20 Yesterday in Parliament Presented by Mark D'Arcy.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Presented By:
Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Brian Draper.

David Stafford takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: home.truths@bbcco.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford
Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

2/3. The Pilot. The guide to the inner workings of the American television industry continues with Paul Jackson exploring the unique phenomenon of the pilot season the two-month period when all the networks and many of the cable companies make their pilots, all at the same time.
Tom Spezialy , producer of Desperate Housewives, and Rick Ludwin , the executive who helped create Seinfeld, reveal the logistical nightmare involved. Producer Paul Kobrak

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Jackson
Unknown:
Tom Spezialy
Unknown:
Rick Ludwin
Producer:
Paul Kobrak

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)

Contributors

Presented By:
Kate Adie.
Producer:
Tony Grant
Edited By:
Tony Grant

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Caterham, Surrey, puts questions on the issues or the week to a panel that includes shadow Housing Minister Michael Gove, writer Frederick Forsyth, and the Warden of New College, Oxford, Alan Ryan. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Michael Gove
Unknown:
Frederick Forsyth.
Unknown:
Alan Ryan.

Listeners' calls and emails, taken by Jonathan Dimbleby, in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm; email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer:
Lisa Jenkinson

In 1949 the Irish stage star Michael MacLiammoir made his cinematic debut as lago in Orson Welles's Othello. His diary of the process, dramatised here by Peter G Morgan , is a hilarious chronicle of chaos, financial crises, endless travel - and flashes of directorial genius.
Director Alison Hindell

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael MacLiammoir
Unknown:
Peter G Morgan
Director:
Alison Hindell
Michael:
Simon Callow
Orson Welles:
Don Warrington
Hilton:
Don McCorkindale
Fay:
Rachel Atkins
Bob:
Andrew Wincott
Suzanne:
Lynne Seymour

Tchaikovsky considered it to have "no artistic merit", but the 1812 Overture has become his most popular piece.
Alasdair Malloy finds out from players and the conductor Barry Wordsworth how those bangs and effects are coordinated at the piece's climax without danger to players and audience. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Alasdair Malloy
Conductor:
Barry Wordsworth

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Producer Justine Willett ; Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
BBC AUDIO: Woman's Hour a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme. is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Producer:
Justine Willett
Editor:
Jill Burridge

8/9 How do radio stations round the world cover health issues? Rosie Goldsmith listens to a report from China on autism, a health phone-in show from Jamaica and, from Australia, the story of a mentally ill patient who uses painting as therapy. Producer Rosie Goldsmith

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Rosie Goldsmith

Down Your Way was one of Britain's longest-running radio series. It started in 1946 when BBC producer Leslie Perowne hit on the idea of spinning out a popular-music programme on the Home Service with short interviews with members of the public. The idea was an instant success, and Down Your Way became a staple of the radio schedules for decades. At the height of its success in the 1950s it was attracting ten million listeners a week. Cultural historian Professor Jeffrey Richards argues that it portrayed a "heritage Britain", intent on preserving the past, and provided listeners with a reassurance that. despite all appearances to the contrary, nothing would ever really change in their green and pleasant land. Producer Libby Cross

Contributors

Producer:
Leslie Perowne
Unknown:
Professor Jeffrey Richards
Producer:
Libby Cross

2/2. By HG Wells. For the sake of Helen, Kipps tries to adapt himself to the baffling ritual of a Folkestone tea, where the middle-class residents play an anagram parlour game and an unexpected encounter shatters everything. Dramatised by Mike Walker.
Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Mike Walker.
Director:
John Taylor
Kipps:
Bryan Dick
Helen:
Lesley Vickerage
Mrs Walshingham:
Deborah Findlay
Ann:
Sinead Matthews
Coote:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Chitterlow:
Robert Whitelock
Sid:
Simon Balfour
Uncle:
Donald Sumpter

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.
(Repeated from Wednesday)

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew D'Ancona
Panellist:
Lord Tebbitt
Panellist:
Theresa May

5/5. At the End of the Day. A man returning home from Glasgow to Euston carries a strange gift for his newborn daughter. Another story set onboard an overnight train. Written by Andrew O'Hagan. Read by Paul Blair. Producer Eilidh McCreadie

Contributors

Written By:
Andrew O'Hagan.
Read By:
Paul Blair.
Producer:
Eilidh McCreadie

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