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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Yesterday in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week
See [web address removed] for revised programme information

7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.

8.31 L W only
Yesterday in Parliament
Yesterday in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week. See [web address removed] for revised programme information


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: Sarah Montague
Sports newsreader: Garry Richardson

: Unreliable Evidence

2/8. Do Judges Declare the Law or Do They Make It?
Clive Anderson and his guests debate the constitutional role of judges in Britain's legal system. Producer Catriona Oliphant Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Catriona Oliphant

: Ouch!

Men and Shaving. After 30 years of bearded bliss,
Brian Perkins took the radical step o eradicating all that fluff and allowing his chin to feel fresh air. Now he tries to find the perfect shave. producer Leonida Krushelnycky


Unknown: Brian Perkins
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: Book of the Week: The Cook and the Gardener

2/5. It's March. Negotiations between cook and gardener have traditionally been tricky, "as the cook always wants vegetables a month before they're ready, whereas the gardener would much rather deliver the world s largest carrot to the kitchen". By Amanda Hesser. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Amanda Hesser.

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching). Genesis 26, wi-5. The Lord Hath
Been Mindful of Us (SS Wesley). How Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray and including an interview with special guest Lauren Bacall.


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Lauren Bacall.

: Middlemarch

By George Eliot.
12/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Lauren Bacall in the RT Interview: page 30


Unknown: George Eliot.
Unknown: Lauren Bacall

: Scars of Evolution

1/2. David Attenborough presents this series exploring the conflicting theories of the evolution of man. He examines the origins of the once dominant
Savannah theory and looks at the offence, outrage and hostility caused by the rival Aquatic Ape theory. Among those taking part are Philip Tobias, Elaine Morgan and Daniel Dennett.
Attenborough on evolution: page 27


Presenter: David Attenborough
Unknown: Philip Tobias
Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Daniel Dennett
Producer: Richard Collins

: Politically Incorrect and Out on a Limb

1/2. How American comedy has coped with the aftermath of 9/11, presented by Paul Jackson. Comedians Lewis
Black, Will Durst and Jon Lovitz are among those exploring the impact of what's been described a perhaps the least funny time in history". Producer Paul Kobrak


Presented By: Paul Jackson.
Unknown: Will Durst
Unknown: Jon Lovitz
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: ArmitageandMoore'sGuidetoSong

2/3. Poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore consider how certain songs are able to convey different emotions - whether it's the Falls Frightened or studio guest Thea Gilmore 's live performance
Mainstream. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Musicologist: Allan Moore
Unknown: Thea Gilmore
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Missing

Told through a series of inter-cutting monologues by several family members, the story of the disappearance of a 19-year-old man gradually unfolds. Although fictional, every word is taken from interviews with families whose lives have been affected when someone goes missing. With John Roger from the Salvation Army Family Tracing Service.


Speaker: John Roger
Writer: Rhiannon Tise
Producer: Pam Marshall
Father: Alan Williams
Mother: Jean Stevens
Sister: Kate McGeever
Husband: Shaun Dooley

: Home Planet

13/13. Listeners' questions about the environment discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: Home Planet, [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: 0[number removed]
Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Casino

2/5 Miss King. A penny is the source of much discord between Emma Bury and Milly Young. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Emma Bury
Unknown: Milly Young.

: The Energy Gap .

2/5 The Awful Truth Dawns. The Price family tries to reduce the amount of energy used at home. Dan Damon calls in the experts to advise them and to install a solar panel in the garden. Can the family stay warm while the snow falls outside? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dan Damon

: ShopTalk

New series 1/11 We live in an on-demand society, where the consumer is meant to be both king and worldly-wise. Heather Payton and guests discuss how businesses use the shock of the new to get us to buy their products. Producer Paul O'Keefe


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Paul O'Keefe

: A Good Read

2/6 Writer and documentary film-maker Jon Ronson , and the chief executive of AOL UK, Karen Thomson , talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Karen Thomson
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

4/6. Mitch is in trouble: the Inland Revenue have said his Cyberman costume is not a legitimate business expense.
Join him as he explores the world of money and music with professional Morrissey botherer Robin Ince and Lindisfarne's biggest fan, Alfie Joey. With Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Alfie Joey.
Unknown: Tasha Bayliss
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

The prodigal son returns.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a review of The Edukators, a German film about two anti-capitalist campaigners, who break into mansions but then just re-arrange the furniture and leave a warning note. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Middlemarch

12/20. Wife and Widow. Casaubon encourages Dorothea to become involved with his work and demands a promise from her. In Middlemarch, Lydgate's reputation is damaged. Written by George Eliot.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: George Eliot.

: The Last Lord Chancellor

2/2. Robert Stevens follows Lord Falconer as he continues his uphill struggle to save a Parliamentary bill that would make historic changes to the British constitution, setting up a new Supreme Court and axeing his own job, the post of Lord Chancellor. Producer Brian King Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Robert Stevens

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

8/10. In 1982 boxing icon Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, raising the profile of this chronic neurological condition. His daughter, Rasheda, talks to
Dr Raj Persaud about the book she has written to help the children and grandchildren of people affected by the disease, and looks into new research in this area.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Muhammad Ali
Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Old Filth

2/10. Young Eddie embarks on a voyage. Martin Jarvis reads from Jane Gardam 's novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Young Eddie
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Jane Gardam

: What a Carve Up!

8/8. The spectacular climax for Jonathan Coe 's satirical tale of foul play in the British Establishment. Adapted by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: David Nobbs.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Mortimer: Charlie Hiqson
Thomas: Geoffrey Palmer
Roddy: Gus Brown
Hortensia: Flaminia Cinque
Tabitha: Flaminia Cinque
Mark: Alan Davies
Hilary: Rebecca Front
Michael's mum: Geraldine McNulty
Dorothy: Geraldine McNulty
Phoebe: Lucy Punch
Henry: Jeff Rawle
Pyles: Jeff Rawle

: Today in Parliament

Today in Parliament will not be broadcast if Parliament is not sitting this week. See www.radiotimes.com for revised programme information

: News

: Book of the Week: The Cook and the Gardener

2/5. By Amanda Hesser. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Amanda Hesser.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

How to Mount an Exhibition

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Faith without Frontiers (1/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Ripley's Game (8/10)

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