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Australia v England
Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell provide the commentary as the Second Test in the Ashes series gets under way at the Adelaide Oval. 'Approximate times Highlights of the first day's pl ay are on BBC2 at 11.05pm tonight

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown:
Jim Maxwell
on BBC Radio 4 FM

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
Sarah Montague.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
David Wilby.
Unknown:
Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown:
Ceri Thomas

Regional Variations (2)

5/5. A Life in Film. Gore Vidal gives his impressions of some of the great movie names, including Orson Welles , Coppola, Fellini, Grace Kelly and Garbo. Read by Tim Robbins. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

Contributors

Unknown:
Gore Vidal
Unknown:
Orson Welles
Unknown:
Grace Kelly
Read By:
Tim Robbins.

1/2. Following homeless and ex-homeless people from Newcastle and Gateshead as they sing their first notes of opera. This is no community show: they are to star alongside top professionals in a new opera at the Sage concert hall in Gateshead. Between rehearsals they share stories, hopes and ambitions. Producer Hannah Andrassy

Contributors

Producer:
Hannah Andrassy

5/6. Roger terrifies himself by playing a faultless round of golf, Tom discovers principles he never thought he had. and Mike tries to explain to Gill why it is that when golf goes well, life invariably goes badly wrong. By David Spicer.
Producer Liz Anstee

Contributors

Unknown:
David Spicer.
Producer:
Liz Anstee
Tom:
Tony Slattery
Roger:
Danny Webb
Mike:
Tony Gardner
Gill:
Kate Robbins
Hannah:
Carla Mendonca
Jules:
Polly Frame
Jason Tom:
Raphael Eaves
Busby:
Jonathan Aris

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Barclay
Unknown:
John Waite.
Editor:
Andrew Smith

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

A powerful and disturbing drama based on the real-life scandal of Jenisch Gypsy children who were forcibly removed from their parents by the Swiss government, a policy that continued in Switzerland until 1974. Anna is Jenisch. She has lived in an orphanage since she was taken from her parents as a baby, but now her foster mother is waiting to collect her to take her to work on a farm in a small Alpine village. By Hattie Naylor.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery

Contributors

Unknown:
Hattie Naylor.
Producer:
Mary Ward-Lowery
Anna:
Juliet Aubrey
J:
Lisa Hammond
Uta:
Gerda Stevenson
Doctor:
Stephen Perry
Anna's sister:
Jenny Coverack
Sister Margaret:
Marlene Sidaway

5/5. The Tragedy and the Triumph. Geoff sends a last letter and Diomedes reveals the Master Plan. By Alick Rowe. Read by Martin Jarvis and Darren Richardson. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Alick Rowe.
Read By:
Martin Jarvis
Read By:
Darren Richardson.

5/5. Only one of the two Arctic terns has survived its journey south to Antarctica. Having spent the southern summer feeding and building up her reserves, she's ready for the long migration back to her breeding grounds on the Fame Islands. But the journey home is far from easy and winds and storms blow her off course. Narrated by Paul Young. For further details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Young.

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis shine a satirical light on the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Andy Zaltzman.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
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Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Punt
Unknown:
Hugh Dennis
Unknown:
Mitch Benn
Unknown:
Jon Holmes
Unknown:
Laura Shavin
Unknown:
Andy Zaltzman.
Producer:
Katie Marsden

Ruth's hopes for reconciliation go up in smoke. For cast see page 36 Written by Keri Davies
Director Jenny Stephens ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]

Contributors

Written By:
Keri Davies
Director:
Jenny Stephens
Editor:
Vanessa Whitburn

5/5. Vita. Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. Vita Sackville-West
(played by Sara Bade !) is preparing to leave the tower where she writes to move back into the main house. At 70, she is saying goodbye to this precious space. Harold Nicolson , her husband, is on his way home, the husband from whom she has kept no secret. That is until now. By John Peacock. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Played By:
Sara Bade
Unknown:
Harold Nicolson
Unknown:
John Peacock.

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Doncaster puts topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes Labour Party chairwoman Hazel Blears and Times columnist Matthew Parris. producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown:
Hazel Blears
Unknown:
Matthew Parris.
Producer:
Anne Peacock

By Sarah Wooley. Three Scottish women living in the same house become delusional, believing their TV is sending them messages, and convinced that passers-by are talking about them - so they resolve to commit suicide together.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Wooley.
Director:
Gaynor MacFarlane
Minnie:
Molly Innes
Aggie:
Eileen McCallum
Colleen:
Colette O'Neil
Preacher:
Chris Young

9/10. Playwright Arnold Wesker and author and journalist Hunter Davies join Sue MacGregor to discuss the paperbacks they love. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Arnold Wesker
Unknown:
Hunter Davies
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor

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