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With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Mark D'Arcy
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper.
Unknown:
Anne Atkins.

7/8. Appointing the Judges. A new Judicial Appointments Commission has been set up to choose the next generation of judges in England and Wales. This independent body will be looking for candidates from outside the traditional white, middle-class, male gene pool. Clive Anderson and his guests discuss the question of the danger of appointing for reasons other than pure merit. And will the lay members be qualified to select the best judges? Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Clive Anderson

2/5. A View from Hong Kong. Flicking through school history books, former resident of Hong Kong Dr Steve Tsang finds out what the former colony was taught about its part in the Empire. And how is the history of Hong Kong now taught by its new rulers? Producer VibekeVenema

Arabian Leopard. Wild-cat conservationist Tessa McGregor visits Oman in search of one of the world's rarest felines the Arabian leopard. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tessa McGregor

1/2. The Second City in Chicago is arguably the most famous and influential comedy club in the world. People who got their start there went on to make films like
Animal House and Wayne's World as well as countless TV shows.John Bird examines how a theatre project became a comedy behemoth. Producer James Crawford

Contributors

Unknown:
John Bird
Producer:
James Crawford

Consumer affairs, presented by John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than ap per minute) Lines open from 10am

Contributors

Presented By:
John Waite
Presented By:
Peter White.

Behind the scenes at every gig and concert is a wonderful collection of personalities; the unsung heroes whose lives are dedicated to making it happen. Nick Barraclough goes on the road with the Buzzcocks and offers a warts-and-all glimpse into the secret, subterranean world of their crew. With contributions from the Buzzcocks, Bruce Dickinson , Andy Kershaw and Mark Radcliffe among others. Producer Nick Barraclough Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm Behind the Scenes: page 127

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Barraclough
Unknown:
Bruce Dickinson
Unknown:
Andy Kershaw
Unknown:
Mark Radcliffe
Producer:
Nick Barraclough

The Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen fears he may have written his last play, until he receives a mysterious letter from a young woman. A play to mark the 100th anniversary of Ibsen's death. By Michael Butt.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby

Contributors

Unknown:
Henrik Ibsen
Unknown:
Michael Butt.
Director:
Marc Beeby
Henrik Ibsen:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Susannah Ibsen:
Elizabeth Bell
Sigurd Ibsen:
Bertie Carvel
Dr Evard:
John Rowe
Emilie Bardach:
Tracy Wiles
Bergliot:
Emily Wachter
Anna:
Emily Wachter
Boy:
Tom Fisher

6/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners' 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. Eloquent Bones. By Cathy Feeny , read by Geoffrey Whitehead. When, by chance, Dr Gideon Mantell comes across a "huge" fossilised tooth, he is taken on a journey that will lead to him becoming one of the great forgotten men of science. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Cathy Feeny
Read By:
Geoffrey Whitehead.
Unknown:
Dr Gideon Mantell

72/90. Death of the Queen Empress. The 20th century was brand new and the Boer War was still going on when Victoria died. It seemed like the end of an era - and it was. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Jack Davenport. Joss Ackland and Rupert Degas. For details see yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Lee.
Unknown:
Jack Davenport.
Unknown:
Joss Ackland
Unknown:
Rupert Degas.

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with writer Will Self, whose new novel imagines a future religion based on the rants of a London taxi driver. Producer Aasiya Lodhi

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Producer:
Aasiya Lodhi

2/5. Eggs and Chickens. An insight into the mind of a 42-year-old single woman for whom the biological clock has turned into a biological time bomb. By Helen Griffin.
Director Marina Caldarone For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Helen Griffin.
Director:
Marina Caldarone
Alison:
Elry Thomas
Diane:
Victoria Little

New series 1/11. Iraqi security forces have been supplied with weapons in complex arms deals involving the US and UK. But in a country awash with millions of small arms and a thriving black market. Allan Urry examines concerns that guns destined for soldiers and police are being diverted to insurgents, for use against British and American troops. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday 5pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Urry
Producer:
Gregor Stewart

3/9. Jaw Problems. Whether it be clicking, clenching or muscular pain, 70 per cent of us will encounter jaw joint problems. Teeth grinding, or Bruxism, is common during sleep, causing headaches, dental problems or face pain. Dr Mark Porter investigates these problems and also discovers the latest treatments for jaw cancer. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Mark Porter
Producer:
Erika Wright

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