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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Tony Burnham.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Producer Alison Hughes Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Serial: Master

3: Music Is My Mistress by Duke Ellington, read by the bass Willard White. For details see Monday


Bass: Willard White.

: Daily Service

It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Gideon); Matthew 18, wl-4; From Heaven You Came (The Servant King); 'Tis the Gift to Be Simple (Shaker Song). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Silk by Alessandro Baricco. Part 3.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

: Teaching the Teachers

In the second of two programmes following the progress of three student teachers, Liz Carney finds out what it takes to make the grade and get a job. Producer David Ross
* Polly Toynbee : page 10


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: David Ross
Producer: Polly Toynbee

: No Commitments

A six-part comedy by Simon Brett following the fortunes of three fortysomething sisters. 1: Make My Day. Is it the beginning of the end for Anna and Stuart? with Edward de Souza , Bill Nighy and Christian Rodska. Producer Maria Esposito


Comedy By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: V Imrie

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019
Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

Author of the week Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tests the sleuthing talents of Sebastian Faulks , John Walsh , Tracey Macleod and Philippa Gregory in today's literary quiz. James Walton is in the chair. Reader Becky Hindley. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: James Walton
Reader: Becky Hindley.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Out in the Dark

By Vanessa Rosenthal.
When poet Edward Thomas volunteered for service in the First World War, he left behind a wife and three young children. He had only recently become a poet, partly as a result of meeting Robert Frost. Drawing on the journals, poems and letters of Helen and Edward Thomas, this is the story of two passions - Edward for his art and Helen's undying love for her husband.

See With Great Pleasure tomorrow at 11.30am


Writer: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Helen Thomas: Vanessa Rosenthal
Edward Thomas: Stephen Tomlin
Young Helen: Oona Beeson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank are in Devon as part of the Exeter Festival. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Walls of Fame

Today's owners of Maria Martin 's cottage still see ghostly forms. But who is it? Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Maria Martin

: This Sceptred Isle

138: The Poor Laws and the Tolpuddle Martyrs
For details see Monday Revised repeat

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our society today. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Connect

Precision farming and huge technological advances are rapidly changing our traditional methods of cultivation. Will the benefits help preserve our agricultural heritage? Quentin Cooper investigates. Producer Angela Hind Repeat


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: PM

Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Married

A six-part comedy series by Tony Bagley. 1: Confirmed bachelor Robin Lightfoot wakes up one morning and finds to his horror that he is married with two children.
Is it a nightmare, a practical joke or something more sinister?
With Melanie Hudson, Sam Bradley, Ann Gosling and Anthony Ofoegbu.
Producer Claire Jones


Writer: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence
Julia: Barbara Murray
Dirk: Steve Frost
[Actor]: Melanie Hudson
[Actor]: Sam Bradley.
[Actor]: Ann Gosling
[Actor]: Anthony Ofoegbu

: The Archers

Jennifer does not like what she sees. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

As the long-awaited Star Wars trilogy prequel arrives in Britain, Mark Lawson meets its creator, George Lucas. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: George Lucas.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Silk

By Alessandro Baricco. Part 3. Rptd from 10.45am
For details see Monday


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's headlines. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Frances Fyfield , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Writing Home

Haifa Zangana is a writer and artist, bom in Baghdad of Arab and Kurdish parents. Exiled in London, she examines the treachery of memory and her quest to come to terms with a troubled and often brutal past. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm

: Frontiers

Scientists have shown that men and women's brains are wired in different ways. It all starts before birth - awash with testosterone, the male brain begins to grow differently. Peter Evans looks at the neurological differences. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Charles Dickens - Journalist

3: Wapping Workhouse. Dickens investigates disturbing reports of conditions in London's workhouses.
For details see Monday Repeat

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events. With
Simon Evans , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Dave Lamb and Chris Pavlo.
Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: With Great Pleasure

Writer and critic Marina Warner traces her life through literature. Readers are Alan Howard and Estelle Kohler. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marina Warner
Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: Estelle Kohler.

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby. Part 8.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Nick Hornby.

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