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It's real life, but not as you know it. Fi Glover keeps her special helper Alexander McCall Smith and poet
Matt Harvey in check with a rod of iron and a duck-down pillow. Producer Torquil MacLeod

Contributors

Unknown:
Fi Glover
Unknown:
Alexander McCall Smith
Unknown:
Matt Harvey
Producer:
Torquil MacLeod

MTV is 25 years old. Harry Allen meets the founders, the watchers, and the critics of the 24-hour music channel. As well as giving its name to an entire generation of American kids, MTV has influenced film-making, pop packaging, and attention spans. But has it been good for the music?

Contributors

Presenter:
Harry Allen
Producer:
Miles Warde

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 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 Weymouth poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the Respect MP, George Galloway. Repeated from yesterday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
George Galloway.

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

It is October 1956, and thousands of Hungarians are rising up against the oppressive Soviet-backed government.
Peter, a son of the working classes, has been selected by the state to study at the university in Budapest. There he falls in love with Eva, a committed communist. When Peter becomes involved in the demonstrations, Eva finds her loyalties severely tested. Written by Paul Viragh , who draws on his own family's experiences in this drama.
Producer/Director Toby Swift

Contributors

Written By:
Paul Viragh
Director:
Toby Swift
Peter:
Lee Ingleby
Eva Toth:
Naomi Frederick
Janos:
Christopher Fox
Imre:
Larry Lamb
Szentendy:
Mark Straker
Istvan:
Joseph Kloska
AVO officer:
Sam Dale
AVO sergeant Paul:
Richard Biggin
Boy:
Emma Noakes

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. 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 for E8.99 including p&p from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]

Contributors

Presented By:
Martha Kearney.
Editor:
Jill Burridge

4/9. Evan Davis talks to business executives with a keen interest in the complexities of commercial affairs. They discuss the fundamentals of buying and selling, highlighting consumer demands and the relationships between major companies and the general public. Editor Stephen Chilcott ; Producer Neil Koeniq

Contributors

Talks:
Evan Davis
Editor:
Stephen Chilcott
Producer:
Neil Koeniq

Tom Sutcliffe and guests Mark Ravenhill , Deborah Moggach and Jamila Gavin discuss the week's cultural headlines, including Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette , the new Monty Python musical Spamalot, and the Velazquez exhibition at the National Gallery. Producer Nicki Paxman

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown:
Mark Ravenhill
Unknown:
Deborah Moggach
Unknown:
Jamila Gavin
Unknown:
Marie Antoinette
Unknown:
Monty Python
Producer:
Nicki Paxman

Matthew Parris uncovers the remarkable story of the Electrophone, the first sound broadcasting service to operate in Britain, which used telephone lines to pipe theatre, opera and news into the households of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Featuring rare, recently restored archive recordings from this lost era of radio broadcasting, including the voices of Herbert Asquith , Emmeline Pankhurst and Theodore Roosevelt.
Producer Christina Captieux

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Parris
Unknown:
Herbert Asquith
Unknown:
Emmeline Pankhurst
Unknown:
Theodore Roosevelt.
Producer:
Christina Captieux

1/3. Omar Sharif stars in this family saga chronicling the life of a middle-class (though downwardly mobile) family in early 20th-century Egypt, a country that was struggling to adjust to the modern world. Dramatised by Ayeesha
Menon from the novels of Naguib Mahfouz , the Nobel prize-winning Egyptian writer who died in August. This episode begins at the end of the First World War and culminates in a popular uprising in March 1919, when the eldest son Fahmy joins the nationalist cause. Recorded in Egypt.
Other cast members: Shirine El Ansari , Nairy Avedissian , Radwa Elgabry , Salah Fahmy , Yara Goubran , Maryam El Khoshed , Rena Malak , Zeinab Moubarak , Dina Nadim , Ahmed Nour , Sherif Nour , Sedky Sakhar , Saymaa Shalan , Hany Seef , Hugh Sowden , Mika Thabet , Yeve Youssef and Ekram Zalat
Music by Sacha Puttnam Producer/Director John Dryden Rptd from Sun

Contributors

Unknown:
Omar Sharif
Unknown:
Naguib Mahfouz
Unknown:
Shirine El Ansari
Unknown:
Nairy Avedissian
Unknown:
Radwa Elgabry
Unknown:
Salah Fahmy
Unknown:
Yara Goubran
Unknown:
Maryam El Khoshed
Unknown:
Rena Malak
Unknown:
Zeinab Moubarak
Unknown:
Dina Nadim
Unknown:
Ahmed Nour
Unknown:
Sherif Nour
Unknown:
Sedky Sakhar
Unknown:
Saymaa Shalan
Unknown:
Hany Seef
Unknown:
Hugh Sowden
Unknown:
Mika Thabet
Unknown:
Yeve Youssef
Music By:
Sacha Puttnam
Director:
John Dryden Rptd
Old Kamal:
Omar Sharif
Young Kamal:
Karim Fouda
Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawab:
Lhab Sakkout
Amina:
Caroline Khalil
Fahmy:
Mena Reda
Yasin:
Tamer Nasrat
Miriam:
Ola Roshdy

3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated from Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Buerk
Unknown:
Melanie Phillips
Unknown:
Steven Rose
Unknown:
Clifford Longley
Unknown:
Ian Hargreaves

3/7. Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests from the Birmingham Book Festival, read by Phyllida Nash ,
Michael Fenton Stevens and guest poets Julie Boden and Martin Glynn. Repeated from Sunday

Contributors

Introduces:
Roger McGough
Read By:
Phyllida Nash
Read By:
Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown:
Julie Boden
Unknown:
Martin Glynn.

2/5. The Gay Goshawk. A wounded knight struggles to return to the safety of his castle. But the castle's only remaining occupants are a thirsty yellow dog and a goshawk on a perch. Another story from Dorothy K Haynes 's1949 collection. Read by Finlay Welsh. Producer David Jackson Young

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy K Haynes
Read By:
Finlay Welsh.
Producer:
David Jackson Young

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