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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Sarah Montague.
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 the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 (LI* only) Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Choice

8/8. People who have faced a life-changing choice tell Michael Buerk about the decisions they took and their Consequences. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Who Killed Christianity?

RT New series 1/5. The good news of Jesus. The bad news of St Paul. David Starkey argues that five major
- Christian figures - St Paul , the emperor Constantine, Martin Luther , Sir Isaac Newton , and Pope John Paul 11 - distorted, even betrayed the Christian faith, as envisaged by Jesus. Defenders argue back. producer David coomes


Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Sir Isaac Newton
Unknown: Pope John Paul

: Book of the Week: Agincourt

2/5. Henry begins preparations to reclaim his territories in France. He has 12 ships, but he needs 700. By Juliet Barker. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Juliet Barker.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Lord of the Home (Warrington). Matthew 2, vv 19-23. O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings (Vaughan Williams). I Cannot Tell Why He, Whom Angels Worship (Londonderry air). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Cooking for Michael Collins By Jane Purcell. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Jane Purcell.

: Unearthing Mysteries

3/4. Today, the flanks of Ben Lawers , on the north side of Loch Tay, are all but deserted. But in the late 18th century, nearly 1,500 tenants scratched a meagre living from the thin, cold soil. Aubrey Manning investigates the rise and fall of this Scottish community and discovers that it goes back thousands Of years. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Ben Lawers
Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Here Is a Box, a Musical Box

In January 1966, a new series began on children's television featuring characters whose names have passed into popular culture. Camberwick Green was the first of the Trumptonshire trilogy. A whole generation of children grew up with Camberwick Green and, later, Trumpton and Chigley. Phill Jupitus goes behind the scenes of one of the most popular children's TV series.
With contributions from Brian Cant, creator and producer Gordon Murray, and animator Bob Bura.
Phill Jupitus revisits Camberwick Green: page 113


Presenter: Phill Jupitus
Interviewee: Brian Cant
Interviewee: Gordon Murray
Interviewee: Bob Bura
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Musical Side of the Family

New series 1/3. Last November Maria Friedman made her Broadway debut, starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber s new musical version of The Woman in White. Three weeks before the show opened she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The show's producer, her sister Sonia Friedman , talks about their traumatic experience and the remarkable musical family in which they both grew up. Producer Bill Lloyd Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Maria Friedman
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Talks: Sonia Friedman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Another Part of the Wood

Bob and Pat move to rural France to get away from the rat race and live the good life. For a while everything is formidable. But then Bob meets local beauty Sylvie, whose husband, Benoit, is both jealous and armed. Written by Steve Jacobs.
Producer/Director JimPoyser


Written By: Steve Jacobs.
Pat: Christine Cox
Bob: Malcolm Scates
Sylvie: Caroline Preller
Brian: Alexander Delamere
Benoit: Eric Potts

: Making History

13/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners' historical queries and challenges. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Selected Stories by Ivan Bunin

2/5. Ida. Over a Christmas breakfast at the Bolshoy
Moskovsky restaurant, a composer tells his friends a story of passionate and unrequited love. Read by Ronald Pickup , translated by Graham Hettinger. For details see yesterday


Read By: Ronald Pickup
Translated By: Graham Hettinger.

: The Sleepless Society

2/5. The End of Bedtime? In all species, babies sleep longer than adults, in part because of the amount of learning their brains are doing. Is modern culture, with bedrooms packed full of entertainment technology, creating a generation of poorly sleeping children who, as a result, find it more difficult to learn? For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

5/7. Heather Payton looks into the latest internet phenomenon: Web 2.0. Some believe this new movement is changing the way people gather, share and consume information, but others question whether it is actually offering anything new. Producer Barney Rowntree


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Barney Rowntree

: A Good Read

6/10. Art critic and presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon and actor Tim Bentinck (David in The Archers) join Sue MacGregor to talk about the books they love. producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presenter: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Unknown: Tim Bentinck
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

New series 1/6. Jo Caulfield's scathing, bitchy and sharpwitted comedy show returns for a second series, mixing stand-up with audience interaction and sketches. This week she looks at the rise of the mega-bookshop and the complex art of present giving. Starring Jo Caulfield, with Alan Francis, Simon Greenall and Sharon Horgan. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sharon Horgan
Written By: Jo Caulfield
Written By: Kevin Anderson
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Brian drives a hard bargain.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the American writer EL Doctorow , author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate. His new novel is set during the American Civil War. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: El Doctorow
Unknown: Billy Bathgate.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Cooking for Michael Collins

2/5. Pidgie is asked to become housekeeper and guard to Michael Collins , currently lodging in Mespil Road, Dublin, under the name of O'Brien. By Jane Purcell.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Jane Purcell.

: The Black Middle Classes

1/2. Is there such a thing as a black middle class in Britain today? If so, who are its members and how do they feel about their status? Connie St Louis goes in search of an elusive group Of people. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated Sun 5pm

: 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

: Case Notes

rNew series1/12. The Royal Marsden is a world leader in the development and testing of anti-cancer treatments. Dr Mark Porter examines the hospital's latest advances in imaging, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and control of symptoms.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Royal Marsden
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Passage to India

2/15. "I want to see the 'real' India". Adela and Mrs Moore begin their quest at The Collector's Bridge Party. By
EM Forster and read by Samuel West. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mrs Moore
Unknown: Em Forster
Read By: Samuel West.

: Trapped

4/4. Break Out. Locked in a high-security prison with no idea why, Marty, Willis, Frank and Jack have to escape or suffer unspeakable consequences. But breaking out would be a whole lot easier if Marty wasn't so old, Willis, quite so fat and Jack so much of a troublemaker. By Daniel and Mark Maier.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Mark Maier.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Frank: Colin McFarlane
Willis: Robert Wilfort
Terry: Alan Davies
Marty: Philip Jackson
Jack: Simon Evans
Harris: Jim Barclay

: Today in Parliament

The day's business at Westminster. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Agincourt

2/5. Written by Juliet Barker. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Juliet Barker.

: World Today

: News

: Masterpiece

Creating Space (2/3)

: Sports International

Le Basket (1/2)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Margrave of the Marshes (3/5)
For details see Sun

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