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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Long View

New series 1/6. Jonathan Freedland returns with the series that uses the past to illuminate the present.
Are Google and other internet-search engines facing the same criticisms as those faced by Henry Brougham s Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge back in 1826, given that they share the same lofty vision? Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Henry Brougham
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Worked Out

3/5. Ian McMillan explores five forgotten coalfields across England. This week, he visits Kent in the company of Mike Sole , Fred Thompson , Bill Gilham , Sam Robinson , Jim Davies and the Betteshanger Welfare Brass Band.
Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Mike Sole
Unknown: Fred Thompson
Unknown: Bill Gilham
Unknown: Sam Robinson
Unknown: Jim Davies
Producer: Tim Dee

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

2/5. Daniel Kalder continues his obscure travels with a journey to the Republic of Kalmykia, in the Russian Federation. it is the size of Scotland, with 300,000 inhabitants. He dines at the much recommended but hard-to-find Cafe Sputnik. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Daniel Kalder

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). Luke 22, vv24-32. Almighty and Everlasting (Gibbons). Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: George Stack.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane's Story 2/10. By Alison Joseph.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: The Rules of Life

6/8. Food is Not for Free. Feeding is a very dangerous activity for many animals. If their attention is on eating then it isn't on predators that might be sizing them up tor dinner. Aubrey Manning hears spiny lobsters that screech like a violin to scare off predators and joins meerkats as they keep lookouts posted. producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Who Took the Cork off My Lunch? - a Tribute to WC Fields

WC Fields, comic genius and an original anti-hero, has become a cult figure on both sides of the Atlantic. In this special tribute, Geoffrey Palmer looks at the influence Fields had on British culture. He also reveals how Fields developed an appreciation of British music-hall comedy and English literature that reverberated throughout his stage and screen career. With contributions from comedy historian Glenn Mitchell and a rare archive recording of Benny Hill impersonating Fields.


Presenter: Geoffrey Palmer
Interviewee: Glenn Mitchell
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay 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: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Soul Music

New series 1/4. An exploration of Claude Debussy s famous piano piece, Clairde Lune.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Clairde Lune.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bumps and Bruises

The brave, well-meaning, unqualified Hillary struggles against hilarious odds to run the world's most chaotic antenatal class. By Ben Edwards and Rachael New.
Producer Clelia Mountford ; Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Ben Edwards
Unknown: Rachael New.
Producer: Clelia Mountford
Director: Nigel Bryant
Hillary: Penelope Wilton
Isobel: Tamsln Greig
Geoff: Peter Meakin
Lorraine: Joanne Stride
Steve: David Holt
Stella: Lucy Tregear
Holly: Emily Blunt
Alan: Brett Usher
Celia: Annette Badland

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with environmental issues. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet (5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Scottish Shorts

2/5. The Dizzy. A young man awaits his date. As time ticks by he realises she's not coming and decides to take matters into his own hands. Written by Patrick Prior and read by John Kielty. For details see yesterday


Written By: Patrick Prior
Read By: John Kielty.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

52/90. End of Mutiny. After the Sepoy Rebellion, the British made some important and long-lasting changes in the way they administered India, which was now set to become the jewel in Victoria's imperial crown. By Christopher Lee. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.

: Law in Action

5/9. Barrister Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon to explain what's happening in the world of law and how it affects everyday life. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Learning Curve

3/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, presented by LibbyPurveS. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: No Commitments

2/6. Foreign Affairs. Victoria is desperately worried about Roger's impending retirement and Charlotte is behaving even worse than usual. As ever, Anna has the unenviable r^i Q nf hpinn stuck in the middle. Written bv Simon Brett. producer Simon Brett (k)


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Eddie: James Greene

: The Archers

Pancake day falls flat for Jolene.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson discusses the changing role of television with Jeremy Isaacs , who has written a memoir about his career, including his work on The World at War and his role as first Chief executive Of Channel 4. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Jane's Story

2/10. Who is the African woman who delivered the ivory casket and why have the police decided to re-open the case of Arthur Woodley 's death? It is the day of her husband's funeral and Jane has to cope with her family too. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arthur Woodley
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: File on 4

5/9. Kate Clark reports from southern Afghanistan where, this month, a vanguard of British troops arrives ahead of a larger deployment in the spring. How great are the risks in an area where suicide bomb attacks are on the increase and where the Taliban are said to be resurgent? Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Kate Clark
Producer: David Lewis

: 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

8/12. Out of Hours. What do you do when, late at night, a loved one has chest pains or a high temperature? Do you call an ambulance, ring your GP or log on to NHS direct? Dr Mark Porter explores the different medical services and how people are really using them. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

7/10. Esti makes a discovery, and Hartog has a proposition for Ronit. By Naomi Alderman. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Naomi Alderman.

: Small Gods

New series 1/4. By Terry Pratchett, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Gods are as numerous as herring roe - on the Discworld. Each small god lies in wait, desperately wanting to make someone believe in him. On the Discworld, gods need people more than people need gods, for belief is the food of the gods.


Author: Terry Pratchett
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Producer: Claire Grove
Director: Gordon House
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Om: Patrick Barlow
Brutha: Carl Prekopp
Vorbis: Alex Jennings
Nhumrod: Geoffrey Beevers
Ouisitor/1st Deacon/Dhblah: Gerard McDermott
General Fri-it/Man: Sean Barrett
Sasho/Bishop Drunah/2nd Man: Philip Fox

: Today in Parliament

The day's events from Westminster. With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lost Cosmonaut

2/5. By Daniel Kalder. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Daniel Kalder.

: News

: Masterpiece

: Sports International

The Month in Sport

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Disgrace (8/8) For details see

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