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FM onlyuntil 7am
With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Alicia McCarthy
Unknown:
Robert Orchard.
Unknown:
Dr Giles Fraser.
Unknown:
Ceri Thomas

Tune in to shortwave radio at the top of each hour and you will stumble upon a confusion of mysterious-sounding messages: voices reading random groups of numbers interspersed with noises and bizarre musical quotes.
These are the so-called "number stations". Nobody has ever admitted to broadcasting them, intelligence agencies have traditionally denied their use, and they are unlicensed. Simon Fanshawe embarks on a thrilling detective journey into the clandestine world of radio cryptography, and attempts to solve one of the most unusual broadcast mysteries. (R)

Contributors

Presenter:
Simon Fanshawe
Producer:
Simon Hollis

4/6 It's the annual club team competition and Roger and Tom are seeking golfing glory. But Mike's unfeasibly tortured personal life is ruining his game Can they solve all of his problems for him or will they just kick him off the team? Written by David Spicer.
Producer Liz Anstee

Contributors

Written By:
David Spicer.
Producer:
Liz Anstee
Tom:
Tony Slattery
Roger:
Danny Webb
Mike:
Tony Gardner
Linda:
Jo Brookes
Gill:
Kate Robbins

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Another building is nominated for a Public Request to Order Disposal . Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed]email: youandyours®bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Winifred Robinson
Unknown:
John Waite
Editor:
Andrew Smith

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC Radio listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise. Producer Viv Black Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Send your comments to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

A severe illness leaves the famous painter stone deaf. By force of iron will he manages to battle his demons and produce some of his greatest work. By Penny Gold, based on the book by Julia Blackburn.
Original music by Paul Aguilera and Mike Sykes ; Director Richard Wortley

Contributors

Unknown:
Julia Blackburn.
Music By:
Paul Aguilera
Music By:
Mike Sykes
Director:
Richard Wortley
Francisco Goya:
Sean Barrett
Josefa:
Maggie McCarthy
Leocadia:
Clare Cathcart
Rosario:
Teresa Gallagher
Maria:
Teresa Gallagher
Duchess of Alba:
Jasmine Hyde
Sebastian Martinez:
Ian Masters
Moretin:
Ian Masters
Antonio:
Tom Bevan
Mother:
Shirley Dixon
Julia:
Becky Hindley

5/6. From salmon leaping upstream to spawn on a river in Perthshire to the arrival of overwintering geese on Islay, Dylan Winter experiences some of the wildlife spectacles to be seen in Scotland. He also finds out how the largest conservation project for Atlantic salmon is ensuring the rivers are in the best condition for the returning fish.
Producer Sheena Duncan

Contributors

Producer:
Sheena Duncan

5/5. Joan Armatrading completes her musical journey around Ireland at Ballinasloe in Galway, where Europe's biggest horse fair attracts thousands of farmers, dealers, riders and horse lovers each year. Producer Kate Bland

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Armatrading
Producer:
Kate Bland

2/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis chase away the winter blues with topical comedy, assisted by Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin and guest Mark Watson. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Assisted By:
Mitch Benn
Assisted By:
Jon Holmes
Assisted By:
Laura Shavin
Unknown:
Mark Watson.
Producer:
Katie Marsden

5/5. Not the End of the Story. There are some answers in the case of the Afghan asylum seeker, but this isn't a story that will end happily for everyone. By Sarah Daniels.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Daniels.
Bob:
Robert Gwllym
Sandra:
Kath Rogers
Ron:
Peter Ellis
Mary:
Alison Reid
Teddy:
Adam Levy
Laila:
Badria Timimi
Colin:
Paul Mohan

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Sussex where an audience puts questions to a panel that includes the Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson ; the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Theresa Villiers ; and the director-general of the CBI, Richard Lambert. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Geoffrey Robinson
Unknown:
Theresa Villiers
Unknown:
Richard Lambert.
Producer:
Anne Peacock

Ansh is only 13 years old when she witnesses a murder. Taken into a safe house under police protection, she has to learn to grow up fast. By Tracy Spottiswoode.
Director/Producer Alison Hindell

Contributors

Unknown:
Tracy Spottiswoode.
Producer:
Alison Hindell
Ansh:
Carll Hughes
Freeman:
John Labanowski
Kelly:
Nickle Rainsford
Davies:
Jams Thomas
Bethan:
Helen Griffin
Ella:
Maxine Evans
Mrs Williams:
Lynn Hunter
Hughes:
Giles Thomas
Katya:
Tracy Spottiswoode

8/10. Books on natural history and the nature of history are this week's choice from Sue MacGregor and her guests, novelist Philippa Gregory and environmentalist Jonathan Porritt. MacGregor's choice is Gilbert White 's The Natural History of Selborne, Gregory picks
Edith Wharton 's Glimpses of the Moon and Porritt brings along Bruce Chatwin 's The Songlines. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Philippa Gregory
Unknown:
Jonathan Porritt.
Unknown:
Gilbert White
Unknown:
Edith Wharton
Unknown:
Bruce Chatwin

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