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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
David Butcher on John Humphrys : page 55


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests, including Fred Trueman - one of English cricket's all-time greats. The best fast bowler of his generation, Trueman tells his life story forthe first time. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Fred Trueman

: Book of the Week: William Pittthe Younger

3/5. Pitt faces another political time bomb-the madness of King George III. Biography by William Hague. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: King George Iii.
Unknown: William Hague.

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Teach Me, 0 Lord, Thy Holy Way (Solothum). Mark 14 w32-39. Psalm 121 (Barry Rose ). Master, Speak! Thy Servant Heareth (St Leonard). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Unknown: Barry Rose
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray. 3/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray.

: Digging for Britain

3/5. Augustus Pitt-Rivers . Archaeologist Julian Richards explores the life of a man often regarded as the father of modern archaeology. Whilst his predecessors enjoyed treasure-hunting fortheir private collections, Pitt-Rivers showed that excavating the everyday and mundane - nails, pins, pots and shoes - could reveal how ordinary people lived centuries ago. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Augustus Pitt-Rivers
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: My Turn to Make the Tea: The Soldier and the Dancer

4/4. In this semi-autobiographical story set in the early 1950s, Poppy, the junior report on the Downingham Post, finds herself in a compromising position when the paper picks up a story about a fellow lodger. But this ultimately propels her into her true vocation. Written by Monica Dickens, adapted by Sheila Goff.


Author: Monica Dickens.
Adapted by: Sheila Goff
Director: David Hunter
Poppy: Alice Hart
Mrs Goff: Marlene Sldaway
Myra: Joanne Froggatt
Mervyn: Damian Lynch
Mr Pellet: Keith Barron
Murray: Gerard McDermott
Victor: Stephen Critchlow
Andrew: Ben Crowe
Policeman: Martin Hyder

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

1/6. The quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart returns. Geoffrey Durham and Valerie Grove join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip as Gyles Brandreth presides over the action - which this week includes revelations about Rasputin and accordion playing from Idi Amin.


Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Le Gout du Noir

While on holiday in the south of France, Rachel decides to retrace the steps of Flaubert. In addition to finding the famous fountain in Fontaine de Vaucluse, she discovers a rather unusual restaurant where the diners eat in the dark. Written by Elizabeth Lewis.
Director Tracey Neale


Written By: Elizabeth Lewis.
Director: Tracey Neale
Rachel: Rachel Atkins
Janus: Alex Jennings
Amy: Alice Hart
Jean-Luc: Roger May
Terry: Stephen Hogan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs are guests of Wraxall Village Association, near Nailsea in Somerset. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Eric Robson is in the chair.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Hearts of Oak

3/5. Youth. An extractfrom a story by Joseph Conrad , read by Jonathan Firth. A voyage to the exotic East promises much to the young hero - if the ship ever manages to leave the harbour, that is. For details see Monday


Story By: Joseph Conrad
Read By: Jonathan Firth.

: Gramophones and Grooves

3/5. Music may have been a staple of early recordings, but there were also all kinds of other curiosities.
Farmyard noises, comic turns, adverts, Bible readings, political propaganda - all these and more can be found in the archive. The earliest surviving recording is an attempt at a speaking clock. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Taking cricket as a case study, Laurie Taylor ponders cross-cultural diffusion. Why has this sport become the national game of Pakistan, India and the West Indies yet failed to take root in Canada and the United States? Producer Louise Adamson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter investigates the possibility of an epidemic of diabetes in the Western world. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The 99p Challenge

4/6. The thrilling panel game in which someone stands a chance of leaving the studio 99p richer! Starring Rob Rouse , Armando lannucci , Marcus Brigstocke and Jon Holmes. Hosted by Sue Perkins . Written by Kevin Cecil , Andy Riley , Jon Holmes and Tony Roche. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Rob Rouse
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley
Written By: Jon Holmes
Written By: Tony Roche.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Fallon spots an opportunity.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang hosts the arts magazine programme.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Vanity Fair

3/20. Becky enters the service of the lascivious lawyer, Sir Pitt Crawley , and meets his dashing son Captain "Rawdon of the Guards". ByWilliam Makepeace
Thackeray. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sir Pitt Crawley
Unknown: Bywilliam Makepeace

: The Commission

6/8. Is a Free Press a Bad Press? In spite of recent reviews of the guidelines to which newspapers must adhere, the question remains about the degree of power of the British press in this country. Is it now more potent than democracy itself? Nick Ross hears the case for reform. Producer Anne Reevell Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Anne Reevell

: The New Powers That Be

1/3. There are more than 100 regulators in the UK. But how much do we know about the people who make the rules? Dinah Lammiman meets the rail regulator Tom Winsor and finds out how much power he really has. Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Unknown: Tom Winsor
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: Riddles of the Bone

1/2. Skeleton Secrets. As strong as cast iron, and one of the body's most complex structures, bone is a surprisingly active tissue. Edi Stark delves inside our bodies to reveal the stories of our skeletons. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Namesake

3/10. The Value of a Gift. As Gogol reaches adolescence, his father offers him a clue to his past. But the present is more alluring. ByJhumpa Lahiri. For details see Monday

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

1/6. Restaurants. Comedywithamission.asAdam
Bloom tries to transform the bad-service culture with the help of Sarah Kennedy , Brendon Burns and Rob Rouse. Written by Adam Bloom. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Brendon Burns
Unknown: Rob Rouse.
Written By: Adam Bloom.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza

5/6. Beatingthe Rap. More excerpts from the audio diaries of the prison poet-in-residence, as he continues his mission to bring culture to the masses. This week he gives a masterclass in rap. By James Quinn.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn.
Producer: Graham Frost
Sir Ralph: James Quinn
Carl: James Scales
Colin: Nell Bell
Jermaine: Chris Jack
Officer: Joan Kempson

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book

of the Week: William Pitt the Younger
3/5. Biography by William Hague. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Pitt
Unknown: William Hague.

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