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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Michael Tumbull.


Unknown: Michael Tumbull.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into questions of morality raised by one of the week's news stories. Witnesses face cross-examination from
Janet Daley , Peter Stanford ,
Michael Mansfield QC and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Peter Stanford
Unknown: Michael Mansfield
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

The head that once was crowned with thorns (St Magnus); John 19, w 1-7;
Ave Verum (Byrd); Such love (Kendrick). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: Pankhiraj

A four-part comedy by Tanika Gupta.
2: The Honeymoon Is Over. Sripurna's ex-husband Nishith has been having secret meetings with Malati, and Dida turns up unexpectedly in Manchester. with Geoffrey Beevers. Bhasker Patel and David Collings. Director Michelle Matherson Frederick


Comedy By: Tanika Gupta.
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers.
Unknown: Bhasker Patel
Unknown: David Collings.
Director: Michelle Matherson
Maiati: Meera Syal
Rehana: Vinny Dhillon
Sripuma: Souad Farees
Dida: Charubala Chokshi

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain. 155: Trafalgar
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Joyce Poole who has spent 14 years living alone in the Kenyan bush studying elephants tells Jenni Murray of the thrills and dangers of living in the wild. Short story: The second of three readings from Rose Tremain 's Collected Short Stories.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joyce Poole
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Rose Tremain

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Paul Boateng MP indulges in historical chit-chat with guests Kevin Day , the Rt Hon Lord St John of Fawsley, Andrew Motion and Michael Wood.
Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Kevin Day
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Michael Wood.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Two Sisters

David Ashton's darkly humorous horror story has several decidedly "unsisterly" twists and turns.
Director Martin Jenkins


Writer: David Ashton
Director: Martin Jenkins
Henrietta: Barbara Jefford
Abigail: Joan Sims
Bill Gonzales: Robert Glenister

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. As adaptors attempt to turn War and Peace into a play, Julie Wheelwright considers other uses for the novel.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Julie Wheelwright

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The current director at the Bush
Theatre in London,
Dominic Dromgoole , is saying farewell. Paul Vaughan reports on his swansong.
And Ted Danson takes the title role in a new TV version of Gulliver's Travels. Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Dominic Dromgoole
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Ted Danson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: Is There Life after Soft Furnishings?

By Elizabeth Edwards. Mrs P is not ready to become a couch potato! Read by Una McLean. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Elizabeth Edwards.
Read By: Una McLean.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Darling You Were Marvellous

Sandi Toksvig is joined by Tony Hawkes, Toby Longworth,
Maria McErlane and Graham Norton in the theatrical panel game.


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig
Panellist: Tony Hawkes
Panellist: Toby Longworth
Panellist: Maria McErlane
Panellist: Graham Norton
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: The Archers

Nigel's conscience is cleared. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Soundtrack

Forever England. When
Bertram Roach came to England in 1955 from the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis, his plan was to stay for a few years and then "go back home". Living in Leeds 40 years later, it's clear that things didn't quite go to plan. Today, a growing elderly West Indian population can only dream of returning to their islands in the sun. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Bertram Roach
Producer: Tony Phillips

: The Day God Died

The cry "God is dead" has rung throughout the 20th century. Joan Bakewell chairs an inquest to establish how far the rumours of God's death have been exaggerated. Don Cupitt of Emmanuel College,
Cambridge, has "taken leave of God" on philosophical grounds. Daphne Hampson of St Andrew 's University rejects the male-dominated tradition of the Christian God , but seeks an alternative. Keith Ward , Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and writer and broadcaster David Winter face the challenge.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Don Cupitt
Unknown: Daphne Hampson
Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Christian God
Unknown: Keith Ward
Unknown: David Winter
Producer: Norman Winter

: Stranger than Fiction

In the weeks leading up to Easter, six writers have considered the enduring story of Christ's suffering and death. In the last of the series, Jimmy McGovern , writer of Cracker and Priest, recalls how while writing Priest he arrived at a new understanding of the Crucifixion. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Jimmy McGovern
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed] E-MAIL: DHTSUGAR@bh.bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

By Rory MacLean. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rory MacLean.

: George Melly's Owning Up

... to Lovely Digs. Comedy andjazz on the road in the 1950s. In the second of Joe Dunlop 's three-part dramatisation of George Melly 's autobiography, the Mulligan Band find themselves staying with George's mother. Jazz by Mr George Melly and John Chilton 's Feetwarmers. with Carlotte Coleman , Robert Bathurst ,
Rupert Holliday Evans , Danny Peacock and Stephen Tompkinson. Director Jonathan Ruffle A Limelight Radio production


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Mr George Melly
Unknown: John Chilton
Unknown: Carlotte Coleman
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Rupert Holliday Evans
Unknown: Danny Peacock
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson.
Director: Jonathan Ruffle
The young George Melly: Steve Steen
Mick Mulligan: Gary Olsen

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

Paul Winfield reads Walter Mosley 's crime noir.
4: Easy Rawlings is arrested for murder.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Winfield
Unknown: Walter Mosley

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