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With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Martin Palmer.

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 £16.99) 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

Artists and writers reflect on the self-portraits of Rembrandt, born 400 years ago. Philosopher
Nigel Warburton explores why the Dutch master, throughout his career, was so fascinated with self-portraiture. Producer Faith Lawrence Repeated Sunday 12.15am

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Warburton

A tense drama set around the Suez crisis of 1956. A Liverpool family is already haunted and riven by the loss of too many young men in war - and the British action in Suez deepens these wounds. By David Pownall.
Director Martin Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
David Pownall.
Director:
Martin Jenkins
Dennis:
Mark Arends
Mavis:
Maureen O'Brien
Job:
Sam Kelly
Flower:
Annabelle Dowler
Vivien:
Clare Corbett
Guy:
Paul Bazely

7/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of the intriguing questions of everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm email:questions.questionsi>bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Stewart Henderson
Producer:
Sarah Cuddon

Jools Holland appeals on behalf of the Amber Trust, which gives blind children access to music.
Donations: [address removed], marked Amber Trust on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

Contributors

Unknown:
Jools Holland

4/5. Webern and Me. "You don't push back the German
Western Front without doing some things you later regret. The others, I only dream of occasionally; but I can't get his music out of my head." By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Carl Prekopp. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Lennie.
Read By:
Carl Prekopp.

24/30. They'd Some Queer Ideas at the Clinic.
Michael Morpurgo tells the story of the battle between
Behaviourists and Freudians over how children should be brought up in the first half of the 20th century. The readers are Poppy Friar, Adam Godley ,
Sara Kestelman , Anna Maxwell Martin and Timothy West. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Morpurgo
Unknown:
Adam Godley
Unknown:
Sara Kestelman
Unknown:
Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown:
Timothy West.

Mariella Frostrup talks to award-winning children's writer Mal Peet about his new book Penalty, and takes a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of the celebrity biography. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

Contributors

Talks:
Mariella Frostrup
Unknown:
Mal Peet

imagine trying to reach into a booby-trapped vehicle, repairing the inner recesses of a nuclear power station, or performing surgery inside a person's intestine. It would help to have a long arm as supple as a snake but controlled with an engineer's precision. Quentin Cooper meets a lightweight robotic arm that can reach the unreachable. Producer Fiona Roberts

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Fiona Roberts

1/6. Rogue Mail. Does it seem that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the comical world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.
Producer Simon Nicholls

Contributors

Unknown:
Ed Reardon
Producer:
Simon Nicholls
Ed Reardon:
Chris Douglas
Olive:
Stephanie Cole
Felix:
John Fortune
Lee:
Matt Holness
Steve:
Martin Hyder
Jaz:
Philip Jackson
Pearl:
Rita May
Frank/Postman:
Geoffrey McGlvern
Ping:
Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Stan:
Geoffrey Whitehead

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Griff Rhys Jones , who has written a memoir recalling the embarrassments and joys of his suburban childhood. Producer Nicola Holloway

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Griff Rhys Jones
Producer:
Nicola Holloway

4/5. The kidnapper's latest taunt leads the police to the National Gallery. At home, Sue cannot avoid a long-overdue row with her mother; while under Dr Fred's hypnosis
Angela probes deep into a memory that gives the police a vital clue to the kidnapper's identity. By Bill Murphy. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Murphy.

1/2. Stemming the Tide. Rising sea levels are threatening low-lying parts of Britain's coast, with the highest tides for 20 years predicted this month.
Jenny Cuffe spends seven days with communities in danger from flooding, as sea defences are prepared to deal with the potential effects Of climate change. Producers Sally Chesworth

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe
Producers:
Sally Chesworth

8/9. On the Hedge. The rise of a new wave of investors is changing the way high finance works. Companies find their destinies are being shaped by secretive and powerful hedge funds that are a mystery to them. Peter Day investigates whether big business is getting ever riskier, and whether it matters. Producer Paul O'Keefe Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Paul O'Keefe

7/10. The latest news from the world of science and technology, with Geoff Watts reporting from the X Prize Cup, in which privately owned rockets compete against one another over the desert of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Producer Pamela Rutherford

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts

4/6. Chilling. Local government officer Martin Christmas is horrified to hear that certain individuals are doing despicable things to council waste bins. He makes the mistake of lying in wait for them with "Mad" Matt Jessop , community ranger! By Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Christmas
Unknown:
Matt Jessop
Unknown:
Tony Bagley.
Producer:
Claire Bartlett
Martin:
Reece Dinsdale
Sarah:
Nicola Walker
Barney/Barry:
James Lance
Matt:
Robert Wllfort
Andrea:
Susie Donkln

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