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With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Alan Billings.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Alan Billings.

Regional Variations (2)

1/5. An appreciation of the human brain by Katrina Firlik , who knows it from the point of view of the neurosurgeon. Today, she treats a carpenter with a nail in his skull. Abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Vicki Simon. Producer Kate Howells
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Brain Matters by Katrina Firlik is available for £15.99 (rrp E16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Prices include p&p. UK delivery only

Contributors

Unknown:
Katrina Firlik
Abridged By:
Doreen Estall
Read By:
Vicki Simon.
Producer:
Kate Howells
Unknown:
Katrina Firlik

2/2. With Territorial Army 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 considers how their commitment to the TA affects the lives of the soldiers themselves and of their families, and asks how the "One Army" notion of territorials and regulars fighting together is born out in training and support, when injury and even death have to be faced.

Contributors

Reporter:
Michael Nicholson
Producer:
Adam Fowler

4/6. A dramatisation by Dan Tetsell of a 19th-century comic novel by Pierce Egan.

Having nothing left to pawn, Pierce Egan is reduced to pawning himself. He talks his way out of this bind by relating the adventures of Tom, Bob and Jerry as they drink with the lower orders in the East End, dance with high society in the West End and attend a masquerade, where Jerry is smitten by the serial seductress Lady Wanton.

Contributors

Author:
Pierce Egan
Dramatist:
Dan Tetsell
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani
Pierce Egan:
Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom:
Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn:
Mark Gatlss
Bob Logic:
James Bachman
Mr Jonah:
Neil Edmond
Lady Wanton:
Morwenna Banks
Dick Trifle:
Giles Taylor
Miss Satire:
Alys Torrence

In 1965 an East End couple received a telegram telling them that their soldier son, Eddie, had been killed in a swimming accident in Aden. This was the start o a chain of events that led to changes in the law that would affect all families of the British armed forces. By John Peacock , based on a true story.
Director Celia de Wolff

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peacock
Director:
Celia de Wolff
Edna:
Edna Doré
Young Edna:
Tilly Vosburgh
Jack:
Bill Treacher
Young Jack:
Todd Carty
Eddie:
Joe Absolom
Martin:
Sam Dale
Merlyn:
Sam Dale
Tony:
Mark Homer
Colin:
Mark Homer
Val:
Nicola Barber
Dorothy:
Nicola Barber
Aunt Ivy:
Jane Whittenshaw
Major Ashton:
Anton Lesser
Priest:
Ian Masters
Newsreader:
Ian Masters

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Sonia Rothwell

1/5. Feathers Is for Diamonds. A frightening tale of the Brighton underworld of the 1920s. By John Peacock , read by Joanna David. A series of stories, recorded live in front of a Brighton audience, that mix history with fiction, fact with imagination, and humour with nostalgia. Presented by Lynne Truss. Producer Celia de Wolff

Contributors

Unknown:
John Peacock
Read By:
Joanna David.
Presented By:
Lynne Truss.
Producer:
Celia de Wolff

71/90. The End of the Second Boer War. Britain's first khaki war brought concentration camps - British ones.
Christopher Lee 's story of the British Empire. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Jemma Redgrave , Ben Onwukwe , Joss Ackland , Rupert Degas and Anna Massey. 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:
Christopher Lee
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson
Unknown:
Jemma Redgrave
Unknown:
Ben Onwukwe
Unknown:
Joss Ackland
Unknown:
Rupert Degas
Unknown:
Anna Massey.
Producer:
Pete Atkin

New series 1/6. The famous antidote to panel games comes to the Bristol Hippodrome, where Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke -Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer JonNaismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm FM

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Tim Brooke
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown:
Colin Sell

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with travel writer Jan Morris , whose latest book takes a trip to the imaginary city-state of Hav. Producer Stephen Hughes

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Jan Morris
Producer:
Stephen Hughes

1/5. Blowing Out Candles. The story of how a woman's overpowering sense of purpose in life guides her away from being a mother. Written by Cathy Feeny.
Director Celia de Wolff Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Written By:
Cathy Feeny.
Director:
Celia de Wolff
Clarissa:
Beth Goddard
Geoff:
Tom Bevan
Lucy:
Jenny Funnell
Sue:
Joanna David

3/4. China and Japan. No country is watching China's phenomenal economic growth more closely than Japan. Over the centuries both countries have manipulated their historical narratives to fulfil their different destinies.
China can no longer rely on communism alone to connect its vast population, so it's turning to nationalism. And within that story Japan has assumed centre stage once more. Allan Little analyses the situation. Producer Jane Beresford

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Little
Producer:
Jane Beresford

2/8. Arabian Leopard. Wild-cat conservationist Tessa McGregor visits Oman in search of one of the world's rarest felines - the Arabian leopard. Probably only two hundred of these still survive, mostly in the arid mountains of south Yemen and Oman where they come into conflict with local people eager to protect their domestic goats. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Tessa McGregor
Producer:
Brett Westwood

1/10. January Man. Jason Taylor is a 13-year-old facing the usual adolescent problems: family tensions, school bullies, the mysteries of girls -and he's also a stammerer and secret poet. A story by David Mitchell, abridged by Roger Pine. Read by Stuart McLoughlin. Producer Sara Davies
RT DIRECT: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell is available for £15.99 (rrp £16.99) including pSp. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: RT Direct, [address removed] Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Prices include p&p. UK delivery only

Contributors

Unknown:
Jason Taylor
Story By:
David Mitchell
Abridged By:
Roger Pine.
Read By:
Stuart McLoughlin
Producer:
Sara Davies
Unknown:
David Mitchell

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