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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: The Reith Lectures

4/5. In the Beginning Was Sound. This year's Reith lecturer is the eminent conductor and pianist
Daniel Barenboim. He now holds the posts of Music Director ot the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and General Music Director of the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. "Music, argues Barenboim, "lies at the heart of what it is to be human". In this lecture, recorded in front of an audience at the Pontifical Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem, he talks about his East-Western Divan Orchestra, which brings together young Arab and Israeli musicians, and how he has discovered that music is the great equaliser. Presented by Sue Lawley .
Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim.
Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Book of the Week: Penguins Stopped Play

5/5. Last stop is South Africa - against a bullish Rygersdaal XI. Then home to a series of domestic matches, but also, some sad news. By Harry Thompson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Harry Thompson.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 I Leap over the Wall 5/5. By Monica Baldwin. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Monica Baldwin.

: Tintagel's Giant

An aerial view of Tintagel in Cornwall reveals the outline of a giant - a huge figure whose arms stretcn along the cliff edge. His head rests on the shore, his body supports the town and his long, powerful legs stretch inland. This unusual sound portrait tells the story of the giant's consumation into the earth and his
"discovery" by artist Michael Fairfax , writer Amanda White and the pupils of Tintagel primary school. Producer Sarah Blunt


Artist: Michael Fairfax
Unknown: Amanda White

: High Table, Lower Orders

4/6. Comedy drama set in a Cambridge college. One of the students has confessed to murder, but Simon's not convinced he's guilty. The investigation is put on hold when Simon finds himself debating against a Government minister about modernisation. By Mark Tavener.
Producer/Director Dawn Ellis


Writer: Mark Tavener.
Director: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Dean: Michael Maloney
Roisin: Michelle Fairley
Zoe: Sharon Small
Robin: David Bannerman

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented byShaunLey. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests in lively conversation about how current media trends affect everyday life. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Norman

Johnny Vegas stars in this powerful comic monologue by Mike Stott , which reveals the life and loves of Norman, a man who has learnt how to live on the margins of society, without bitterness, pride or a single direct debit. Producer Helen Chattwell ; Director Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Mike Stott
Producer: Helen Chattwell
Director: Bruce Hyman

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Jimmy Swan, the Joy Traveller

5/5. Vitalising the High Street. "To step from the street into the shop was to leave the roar of battle and get into a mausoleum." in praise of advertising - the Jimmy Swan way. Stanley Baxter concludes his reading of Neil Munro 's Collection of Stories. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jimmy Swan
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Neil Munro

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

5/5. William Hartston looks at an acrimonious astronomical argument from the 20th century.
Producer Deborah Cohen For further details see Monday


Unknown: William Hartston
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister tells the life stories of people who have recently died, from the rich and famous to the unsung but significant.
Producer Robyn Read Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock meets JJ Abrams , director of Tom Cruise 's latest Mission Impossible and creator of US television sensation Lost. ProducerTim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Jj Abrams
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Producertim Prosser

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/8. Hugh Dennis joins Steve Punt in the topical comedy show, with the usual mix of stand-up, sketches and song. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The Now Show (four episodes from the first series) is available for £16.99 including p&p. Send a cheque payable to Selections to: [address removed], call [number removed]
(national rate) quoting [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Matt reveals his dark side.
For cast see page 34
Written by Nawal Gadalla ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

The arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews, presented by Kirsty Lang. producer Aasiya Lodhi


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: I Leap over the Wall

5/5. Monica meets a ghost from the past who offers help. Will she follow her head or her heart? And will she ever tell Freda what made her leave the convent? Starring Celia Imrie.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Celia Imrie.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Melbourne, Derbyshire, puts questions to a panel including the columnist Simon Jenkins ; Nick Clegg , the Liberal Democrat spokesman on Home Affairs; and Margaret Beckett , the Secretary of State for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

New series Professor Lisa Jardine presents her weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: The Inland Sea

While on holiday in the Australian bush, Brian Chase is bitten by a snake. He and his wife, Maura, spend an agonised night wondering if he is going to die - and in the process examine the darker side of their complicated relationship. Written by Jane Rogers.
Producer/Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Brian Chase
Written By: Jane Rogers.
Director: Clive Brill
Brian: Anton Lesser
Maura: Niamh Cusack
Charles: Stephen Boxer
Mother: Sheila Reid
Sandra: Sarah Kent
Pete/Jack: Malcolm Freeman

: The World Tonight

National and internationals news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

15/15. It's the London blitz, 1941. Viv Pearce 's 17-year-old brother Duncan has just been given frightening news. And finally it is revealed how ambulance driver Kay Langrish met the love of her life. Written by Sarah Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Viv Pearce
Unknown: Kay Langrish
Written By: Sarah Waters.

: Great Lives

4/10. Sigmund Freud. Craig Brown reveals great dreams as he proposes Sigmund Freud for great-life status. Almost 70 years after his death, the father of psychoanalysis remains a powerful and compelling character, though critics have denounced his work as "the greatest intellectual confidence trick of the last century". Matthew Parris chairs the programme, and Adam Phillips Offers expert advice. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Sigmund Freud.
Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Adam Phillips

: Today In Parliament

The day's debates at Westminster, plus reports from the committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Penguins StoppedPlay

5/5. By Harry Thompson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Iran

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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