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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Awake, Awake to Love and Work
(Sheltered Dale). Luke 19, vv12-13, 15-26. 1 Will Offer Up My Life (Redman). Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song 34).
Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Organist: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: The Caliph's House -a Year in Casablanca

2/4. Tahir Shah begins to renovate his dilapidated house and finds he is (quite literally) plagued with difficulties. By Tahir Shah. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tahir Shah
Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Conversations with My Bailiff 3/5. By Wendy Oberman. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Wendy OBErman.

: Trench Warfare - the Politics of Archaeology

3/3. Who Owns the Bones? One of the most intense debates about archaeology concerns the digging up and treatment of human remains in museum collections whether they are the aboriginal peoples of Australasia, black slaves excavated during the construction of a Manhattan office block or7th-century monks washed up on the shores of Ireland. Malcolm Billings asks how the needs of science can be reconciled with respect tor human dignity and cultural and political sensitivities. Producer Margaret Budy


Producer: Margaret Budy

: No Commitments

2/6. Darling Daughters. Roger and Victoria's daughter is getting married, but Charlotte reckons that what s happening to her daughter is far more interesting. Written by Simon Brett. Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Cella Imrie
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Emily: James Greene
: Eddie Jamesgreene
Jeff: Stephen Thorne

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila Mcuennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McUennon.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Write Stuff ,

4/6. Catherine Cookson is the "author of the week as James Walton quizzes team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , and guests John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbent on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Catherine Cookson
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: John Sutherland
Unknown: Sabrina Broadbent
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Brief Interruption

A rather neglected, weary and careworn God bemoans some of the day-to-day frustrations of being the Supreme Being. Written by Ben Steiner.
Producer Nicholas Newton : Director Sebastian Graham-Jones


Written By: Ben Steiner.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Rupert: Sebastian Graham-Jones
God: Tom Courtenay

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions from gardeners in Berkshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: A Dark and Stormy Night

3/5. The Daughter's Tale. As Rachel's daughter posts her mother's bail, she finds herself wondering if she ever knew her mother at all. Read by Nicola Walker. Written by Frances Fyf ield. For further details see Monday


Read By: Nicola Walker.
Written By: Frances Fyf

: Lost, Stolen or Shredded

3/5. The Larkin Diaries. Should Philip Larkin 's final wish, that his diaries be destroyed, have been honoured? And what was in them? Rick Gekoski investigates.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Rick Gekoski

: Thinking Allowed

The place Jews have held in America's cultural make-up has been an uneasy one. Laurie Taylor looks at what it means to be Jewish in a nation preoccupied with the categories Of black and White. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: All in the Mind

5/5. Dr Kwame McKenzie looks at the psychological stress caused by modern warfare and asks whether the Army has become so obsessed by post-traumatic stress disorder that it's ignoring the more prevalent mental-health problems suffered by veterans - depression and alcoholism. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Kwame McKenzie

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Straight Man

Nicholas Parsons presents a potted history of the "straight man" in comedy double-acts. He recalls the 1950s and 1960s, when he played stooge to funny man
Arthur Haynes , and also explores the role with the help of Syd Little , Peter Reeves , and Ian "Krankie" Tough. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Syd Little
Unknown: Peter Reeves
Producer: Libby Cross

: The Archers

Emma and Will learn the hard way.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with the arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Conversations with My Bailiff

3/5. Madelaine's creditors threaten court and immediate repossession. Barry the Bailiff is being supportive but even he is losing patience with the genteel self-employed. Written by Wendy Oberman.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Wendy OBErman.

: The Reunion

5/5. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the organisers of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981: the Queen's Press Secretary at the time, Sir Michael Shea ; the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, the Rt Rev
Alan Webster ; dress designer Elizabeth Emanuel ; Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain's Office, Lt Col Sir John Johnston ; photographer Arthur Edwards , and musical director, Sir David WillcOCkS. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lady Diana Spencer
Unknown: Sir Michael Shea
Unknown: Alan Webster
Designer: Elizabeth Emanuel
Unknown: Lt Col Sir John Johnston
Unknown: Arthur Edwards
Unknown: David Willcocks.

: The Lloyd George Papers

2/2. Trevor Fishiock examines the private letters and journals of one of the great political leaders of the 20th-century.
Producer Uinos Jones Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Trevor Fishiock

: Britain's Modern Brunels

4/4. If Isambard Kingdom Brunei were alive today, would he be "greener"? In her search for the nation's greatest living engineers, Sue Nelson meets the men and women turning their talents to environmental concerns, including structural engineer Mark Whitby , wave-energy pioneer Richard Yemm and "budding Brunei" Hannah Chalmers. Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Sue Nelson
Unknown: Mark Whitby
Unknown: Richard Yemm
Unknown: Hannah Chalmers.
Producer: Tracey Logan

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Gorky Park

3/10. Arkady Renko is beginning to make headway in his investigation into the triple murder in Gorky Park. Written by Martin Cruz Smith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arkady Renko
Written By: Martin Cruz Smith.

: Nebulous: Tempus Fugitive

Sci-fi sitcom by Graham Duff.
5/6. When a bizarre accident causes scientist Linda Adnil to splinter through time, Professor Nebulous and his team must travel to different time zones to locate the various Linda-viduals. With special guest Kate O'Mara.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavalliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Linda: Kate O'Mara

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Caliph'sHouse -

a Year In Casablanca
3/4. Written by travel writer Tahir Shah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: Analysis

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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