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Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.

Contributors

Presented By:
James Naughtie
Presented By:
Edward Stourton.
Unknown:
Clifford Longley.

Andrew Marr and guests set the week's cultural agenda, including Patrick Marber on his play Don Quixote in Soho, which opens this week at London's Donmar Warehouse, and Mark Kurlansky on his new book Non-Violence: the History of a Dangerous Idea.
Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Marr
Unknown:
Patrick Marber
Unknown:
Don Quixote
Unknown:
Mark Kurlansky
Producer:
Victoria Wakely

Regional Variations (2)

1/5. Life, Literature and the Movies. Tim Robbins reads extracts from Gore Vidal 's newly published memoir. This account of his life and friendships begins with the story of his love for the silver screen, which began when he saw his first movie at the age Of four. Producer Sara Davies Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal , is available in hardback for E16-50 (RRP E17.99) including p&p. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] Or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Robbins
Unknown:
Gore Vidal
Producer:
Sara Davies Rptd
Unknown:
Gore Vidal

1/2. In the 1960s, tower blocks sprang up across the UK.
Only 40 years later they are being knocked down, and few residents will be sorry to see them go. Sarfraz Manzoor visits the Gorbals in Glasgow and Market Estate in north London to find out why the "streets in the sky" failed, and what is being built in their place. producer Mark Rickards

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer:
Mark Rickards

3/5. Eliza at Home. Eliza's husband finds his patience sorely tried by the eccentricities of their new maidservant. By Barry Pain , adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Pain
Adapted By:
Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director:
Ellen Dryden
Eliza:
Rebecca Front
Herhusband:
Mark Heap
Parker:
Maev Alexander
Harnet:
Mark Evans
Bagshawe/Wyse:
David Belcher

Consumer affairs news, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Plus a live debate about the crisis in social housing, which is facing a shortfall of 60,000 homes over the next three years. Adam Sampson of the charity Shelter is among the guests discussing the lack of affordable rents.

Contributors

Unknown:
Winifred Robinson
Unknown:
John Waite.
Unknown:
Adam Sampson

13/17. Four contestants from London and the Home
Counties compete in the first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is
Robert Robertson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robertson.
Producer:
Richard Edis

It's the down season in Blackpool and all the tourists have gone home. Four locals escape the biting wind in an empty promenade cafe. Alone with their thoughts, they reveal what has brought them to, and what keeps them in, a town that has lost its sparkle. By Anne-Marie O'Connor.
Producer Carrie Rooney

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne-Marie O'Connor.
Producer:
Carrie Rooney
Linda:
Denise Black
George:
David Hargreaves
Mandy:
Hayley Doherty
Carly:
Tracy Wiles

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Jessica Laugharne

1/5. The Hope and the Horror. Letters from Greek conscript Geoff and blinkered military commander
Diomedes reveal "inside" stories - and a witty new angle - on the Trojan War. By Alick Rowe. Read by Martin Jarvis and Darren Richardson. Greek chorus Kenneth Danziger , Jean Gilpin and Simon Templeman. Producer Rosalind Ayres

Contributors

Unknown:
Alick Rowe.
Read By:
Martin Jarvis
Read By:
Darren Richardson.
Unknown:
Kenneth Danziger
Unknown:
Jean Gilpin
Unknown:
Simon Templeman.
Producer:
Rosalind Ayres

1/5. The warden on the Fame Islands off the coast of Northumberland and the Eider farmer in Iceland both eagerly await the arrival of the Arctic terns and the onset of spring. Paul Young follows the amazing migration of two Arctic terns across the globe. Wildlife sound recording by Chris Watson. Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Young
Unknown:
Chris Watson.

Regional Variations (2)

Food and Farming Awards

Food and Farming Awards 2006

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Sheila Dillon with the winners of the Food and Farming Awards 2006. Celebrity presenters include Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Doherty, Ainsley Harriott and Marcus Wareing.

3/6. Rob Brydon joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor at London's Victoria Palace Theatre. Humphrey Lyttelton presents and Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rob Brydon
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Colin Sell
Producer:
Jon Naismith

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film Stranger than Fiction, starring Emma Thompson as a novelist who finds that one of her characters has come to life. Producer Timothy Prosser

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Emma Thompson
Producer:
Timothy Prosser

1/5. Virginia. A series of dramas focusing on five 20th-century female authors and exploring Virginia Woolf's idea that a woman needs a room of her own to be a writer. In Katie Hims 's tale, set one year into the war and one year away from Virginia Woolf's suicide, Woolf is living with Leonard in their country home, Rodmell, in Sussex, to escape the bombing of her beloved London. Her haven is the writing lodge in the garden, and her routines protect her from the mediocrity in which she perceives herself to be drowning.
Producer/Director Marina Caldarone Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Katie Hims
Virginia Woolf:
Fiona Shaw
Man:
Mark Roper
Woman:
Deborah Farrington

New series 1/4. Jack the Ripper. Michael Portillo uncovers the forgotten events that are often concealed by the famous moments of history.
London in the late 1880s was stalked by a psychopath, but Londoners were more afraid of revolution and the collapse Of a whole way of life. Producer Philip Sellars

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Portillo
Producer:
Philip Sellars

2/8. Life on the Move. Gabrielle Walker witnesses how climate change is forcing animals and plants to move. From insects gaining ground in the US to baboons sitting on the tops of mountains, and some species of British butterfly making hay while the sun shines. Producer Beatrice Fenton

Contributors

Unknown:
Gabrielle Walker
Producer:
Beatrice Fenton

1/10. Amir spends his childhood in Kabul, playing in the garden of his father's house with Hassan, the son of the Hazara servant. Together they climb the hill to the pomegranate tree and read stories in its shade, or go and fly kites in the streets. But this is Afghanistan before the Russian tanks rolled in and before the day of the kite-fighting tournament - the day that changed Amir's life for ever. Read by Kulvinder Ghir. Abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall
RT DIRECT: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini , is available for only E7.50 (RRP £7.99) including p&p. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] Or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only

Contributors

Read By:
Kulvinder Ghir.
Abridged By:
Jane Marshall.
Producer:
Jane Marshall
Unknown:
Khaled Hosseini

Where do Variety entertainers go when there are no more TV Variety shows? Comedian Jimmy Cricket looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in entertainment by talking to Janet Brown , Bernie Clifton , Norman Collier and Graham Walker of the Grumbleweeds. Can they only look forward to being "big in Blackpool"? Producer LibbyCross

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Cricket
Unknown:
Janet Brown
Unknown:
Bernie Clifton
Unknown:
Norman Collier
Unknown:
Graham Walker

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