Programme Index

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With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.

7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.

8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presenter:
Carolyn Quinn
Presenter:
Edward Stourton
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament):
Rachel Hooper
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament):
Susan Hulme.

New series 1/6. Mariella Frostrup talks to leading scientists and artists to find out how memory works. Here she looks at how memory defines who you are.
Plus a report on new research that questions why memory lapses and depression are often linked. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated at 9.30pm See Unreliable Memories at 3.30pm

Contributors

Talks:
Mariella Frostrup
Producer:
Katy Hickman

New series 1/6. The series that hears from people who are directly affected by memory begins with Claire, who contracted viral encephalitis two years ago and came out of hospital to a family she couldn't recognise. Clinical psychologist Bonnie-Kate Dewar explains how Claire's s memory has been affected by her illness and why studying her problems is unravelling the complex role of memory for our sense of self, identity and meaning. Producer Pamela Rutherford

Contributors

Unknown:
Bonnie-Kate Dewar
Producer:
Pamela Rutherford

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: Falling Blossom

BBC Radio 4 FM

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching). 1 Peter 1, vv 13-21. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach). Out of Darkness (Walker). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Nigel Spooner.

Contributors

Unknown:
Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist:
Nigel Swinford.
Organist:
Nigel Spooner.

4/4. The Greatest Grandmothers. Historians and weavers come together at a Burnley mill to discuss the Lancashire grandmother. Why did grannie become such a formidable figure in Victorian times? Social historian Amanda Vickery ends her history of the wider family. Producer Peter Everett

Contributors

Unknown:
Amanda Vickery
Producer:
Peter Everett

2/6. The Gentle Scratcher. Some counterfeit money turns up at the Dock Green Social Club and George thinks he knows who is responsible. By Ted Willis.
Dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby

Contributors

Unknown:
Ted Willis.
Dramatised By:
Sue Rodwell.
Director:
Viv Beeby
PC George Dixon:
David Calder
PC Andy Crawford:
Hamish Clark
Edwin:
David Collins
Fred:
Andrew Sachs
Olive:
Jacqueline Tong

4/6. The Black Country. The anchor chain of the Titanic, a traditional glass works and some local cave-dwellers help the landscape detectives uncover connections between the people and the landscape of the Black Country.
Presented by Brett Westwood. producer Grant Sonnex

Contributors

Presented By:
Brett Westwood.
Producer:
Grant Sonnex

2/2. Rumpole and the the Right to Privacy. Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend a civil case: an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy. By John Mortimer.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie
RT DIRECT: Rumpole and the Primrose Path, four 45-minute
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Contributors

Unknown:
John Mortimer
Director:
Marilyn Imrie
Adapted By:
John Mortimer
Rumpole:
Timothy West
Hilda:
Prunella Scales
Mr Rankin:
David Shaw-Parker
Erskine-Brown:
Nigel Anthony
Liz:
Elaine Claxton
Hugo:
Anton Rodgers
Gervase:
Stephen Critchlow
SirSmedley:
Kim Durham
Mrs Justice Erskine Brown:
Joanna David

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Peter Gibbs.

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

5/5. Claudia Hammond examines everyday psychological challenges and delves deeper into how our brains work in a bid to find out if it is "all in the mind".
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Claudia Hammond

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Claire Fox
Unknown:
Michael Portillo
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves
Producer:
David Coomes Rptd

1/2. An extreme brand of free-market ideology called libertarianism took over the Conservative Party's student wing in the mid-1980s and looked set to conquer the party at large. Legalising hard drugs and liberalising immigration controls were among the radical policies advocated. But where are the ideologues now? The Times columnist Tim Hames tracks down the former student radicals and examines how pragmatism eventually triumphed over ideology. Producer Innes Bowen Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Hames
Producer:
Innes Bowen

1/2. As man prepares to return astronauts to the Moon and then, ultimately, to the next frontier. Mars, Frank Close explores the physical and psychological limitations to human Space travel. Producer Louise Dalziel

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Close
Producer:
Louise Dalziel

Allan Beswick explores the world of blue comedy and examines the uneasy equilibrium between resisting the shackles of political correctness and performing material that is widely regarded as offensive. The programme also asks why, after courting so much controversy, blue comics like Roy "Chubby" Brown remain so popular. With contributions from Bernard Manning , Brendan O'Carroll and Pauline Daniels. Producer Stephen Garner

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Beswick
Unknown:
Bernard Manning
Unknown:
Brendan O'Carroll
Unknown:
Pauline Daniels.
Producer:
Stephen Garner

1/2. A look at the rise and fall of musical comedy, that very British form of musical theatre that took London by storm in the late 19th century with shows such as The Gaiety Girl and The Shop Girl. Presented by Ned Sherrin. Concludes tomorrow night. Producer Libby Cross

Contributors

Presented By:
Ned Sherrin.
Producer:
Libby Cross

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