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With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Garry Richardson.
Unknown:
Brian Draper.

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

Contributors

Unknown:
David Stafford
Producer:
Kevin Dawson

3/3. Programmes and Profits. The guide to the inner workings of the American television industry concludes with Paul Jackson asking network president Dawn Ostroff and writer/producer Marsh McCall whether the industry can continue to produce fully-blown pilots that never make it to air and extended series that are axed before they have been fully broadcast. Producer Paul Kobrak

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Jackson
Unknown:
Dawn Ostroff
Producer:
Marsh McCall
Producer:
Paul Kobrak

EnglandvSriLanka
The third day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann. Including at 1.00pm A View from the Boundary.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By:
Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By:
Henry Blofeld
Commentary By:
Simon Mann.
Producer:
Peter Baxter

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for £15.99 (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

8/8. Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team satirise the week's news, with Jon Holmes , Marcus Brigstocke , Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Unknown:
Jon Holmes
Unknown:
Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown:
Laura Shavin
Unknown:
Mitch Benn.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Brockenhurst. Hampshire. The panel includes the broadcaster Charles Wheeler , the shadow Secretary of State for the Off ice of the Deputy Prime Minister Caroline Spelman , and The Times Europe correspondent Anthony Browne. Rptd from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Charles Wheeler
Unknown:
Caroline Spelman
Unknown:
Anthony Browne.

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

Louisiana 1972: a sheriff is summoned to a sugar cane plantation, where he finds one white woman, one dead Cajun farmer and a gathering of old black men, each one toting a shotgun. He is sure he knows who killed the Cajun, but all the men claim guilt and threaten to provoke a riot at the courthouse should the sheriff try to make an arrest. In the meantime, they wait for the lynch mob that the dead man's father is sure to launch. By Ernest Gaines , dramatised by Richard Cameron. Singers Mgcini Mkwananzi , the Rev Raymond Williams and Tyndale Thomas ; Music composed and arr by Tyndale Thomas; Producer/Director Pauline Harris

Contributors

Unknown:
Ernest Gaines
Dramatised By:
Richard Cameron.
Singers:
Mgcini Mkwananzi
Unknown:
Raymond Williams
Unknown:
Tyndale Thomas
Rooster:
Don Warrington
Clatoo:
Jeffery Kissoon
Mathu:
Oscar James
Rev Jameson:
Oscar James
Mapes:
Stuart Milligan
Charlie/Gable:
Paterson Joseph
Gil/Griffin:
Ryan McCluskey
Sully/Fix:
Kerry Shale
Candy:
Tracy Wiles
Luke Will:
Kim Wall

Nick Barraciough 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. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Barraciough
Unknown:
Bruce Dickinson
Unknown:
Andy Kershaw
Unknown:
Mark Radcliffe

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

Contributors

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

9/9 How does radio report the lives of the elderly around the world? Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to hear from elderly Vietnamese learning to drop their cultural reserve through karaoke; from Alaskan Native elders sharing their seal-skinning know-how with the local youngsters; and from retired Chinese volunteers in Guangdong. Plus a hard-hitting Australian report on financial abuse of the elderly. producer Arlene Gregorius

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosie Goldsmith
Producer:
Arlene Gregorius

"Shoddy" is the product of ripping apart old clothes and respinning the fibres to create new yarn, an idea devised in about 1813 in Batley, West Yorkshire, by Benjamin Law. But now almost all the mills have closed and shoddy is no longer produced. We've learnt to recycle in other ways. Rony Robinson recalls the time when shoddy played a major part in the industrial and social revolutions. producer Andy Cartwright

Contributors

Unknown:
Benjamin Law.
Unknown:
Rony Robinson
Producer:
Andy Cartwright

1/2. By Muriel Spark. Set in 1950s London, this is a bitingly funny and often touching observation of old age and how the past has a bearing on the present.
Dame Lettie Colston is the first of her circle of friends and relations to be warned by a mystery voice on the telephone,
"Remember you must die!" Dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
With Thomas Wheatley , Anthony Glennon and Kim Wall Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Muriel Spark.
Unknown:
Dame Lettie Colston
Dramatised By:
Diana Griffiths.
Unknown:
Thomas Wheatley
Unknown:
Anthony Glennon
Unknown:
Kim Wall
Director:
Pauline Harris
Godfrey:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Charmian:
Marcia Warren
Mrs Pettigrew:
Prunella Scales
Dame Lettie:
Elizabeth Spriggs
Percy:
Windsor Davies
Jean:
Thelma Barlow
Henry:
Trevor Martin
Guy:
John Rowe
Mrs Anthony:
Frances Jeater
Tempest:
Frances Jeater
Olive:
Tracy Wiles
Gwen:
Tracy Wiles

Regional Variations (2)

Inside the Ethics Committee

BBC Radio 4 FM

Inside the Ethics Committee

Series 2

Episode 1: Genetic Testing for Adult Diseases

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Gary has HNPCC, a hereditary form of colon cancer. Should his partner Lisa be granted genetic testing for their two young children to find out if they have the same condition? Show more

3/9. Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' favourite poems, including work by Stevie Smith , Tobias Hill and RS Thomas. The readers are Adjoah Andoh , Demetri Goritsas , Lewis Rae and Patrick Romer. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Stevie Smith
Unknown:
Tobias Hill
Unknown:
Rs Thomas.
Unknown:
Adjoah Andoh
Unknown:
Demetri Goritsas
Unknown:
Lewis Rae
Unknown:
Patrick Romer.

1/5. The Handover Notes. A secretary offers the low-down on office life for the temp who will take over from her. By Kathryn Simmonds , and read by Maureen Lipman. Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters

Contributors

Unknown:
Kathryn Simmonds
Read By:
Maureen Lipman.
Producers:
Chris Wallis
Producers:
Jill Waters

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