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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
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 the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Reith Lectures

5/5. 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 of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and General Music
Director of the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. In his final lecture, recorded in front of an audience in Jerusalem,
Daniel Barenboim will talk about music and the difference between strength and power.
Producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim.
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Tony Phillips

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

4/4. Tahir Shah 's first year in Casablanca ends when, after suffering the effects of bad-tempered jinns, he decides to hold an exorcism. For details see Tuesday Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Tahir Shah

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Wendy OBErman.

: Do You Know What You're Saying?

Melvyn Bragg is back on the trail of our linguistic origins, but this time with the help of a computer.
It's not news that English is a mongrel tongue, with bits of Latin, French, German, Old Norse, Hindi and a dozen others forming a rich language-compound that has swept round the world. But today there's evidence that particular sorts of people instinctively favour words with a particular pedigree. A new language analyser allows Bragg to do a full scan on the linguistic make-up of rappers, advertisers, academics and that doyen of expressive English, Terry Wogan.


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Tom Alban

: High Table, Lower Orders

5/6. While Simon is distracted with his murder investigation, the fellows find themselves undergoing individual performance assessments. The Master finds the whole idea appalling. The Dean, on the other hand, seems to be relishing every moment. Comedy drama set in a Cambridge college by Mark Tavener.


Writer: Mark Tavener
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Dean: Michael Maloney
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Zoe: Sharon Small
Roisin: Michelle Fairley
[Actor]: Kim Wall
[Actor]: Rachel Atkins
[Actor]: Thomas Wheatley
[Actor]: Zoe Gardner
[Actor]: Tom Price

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
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 at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Resurrecting Schubert

As a young girl, Katarina nursed the dying Schubert. On his deathbed he asked to hear Beethoven's String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131. A quartet duly arrived and played at the foot of his bed. Schubert died five days later. But for Katarina, the memory of the music lived on. A drama documentary written by Nicholas Mcinerny with commentary by Levon Chilingirian.
Music played by the Coull Quartet; Producer/Director Rosie Boulton


Written By: Nicholas McInerny
Commentary By: Levon Chilingirian.
Director: Rosie Boulton
Schubert: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Katarina: Barbara Flynn
Matthias: Simon Chandler
Young Katarina: Cathy Sara

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: A Dark and Stormy Night

5/5. The Defendant's Tale. With his leg in plaster, Donald tells his own story of the dark and stormy night. By now the events are familiar but the story gets a new spin. Will the truth be told? Not on your life! Read by Neil Stuke. Written by Frances Fyfield. For details see Monday


Read By: Neil Stuke.
Written By: Frances Fyfield.

: Lost, Stolen or Shredded

5/5. The Lost Archive of Kim Philby. Antiquarian bookseller Rick Gekoski sets off the acquire the diaries and effects of Britain's most infamous spy, who died in 1988. Not altogether successfully. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Kim Philby.
Unknown: Rick Gekoski

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister tells the life stories of the recently deceased, 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 and star guests discuss the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

5/8. 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 E16.99 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

Kenton has some words of wisdom.
For cast see page 33
Written by Simon Frith : Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

The arts magazine show, with news, reviews and interviews. Presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Sally spurring


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.

: Conversations with My Bailiff

5/5. Madelaine has found a job, and so the wolves are temporarily kept at bay. But then her relationship with Barry the Bailiff takes an unexpected turn. Written by Wendy Oberman.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Wendy OBErman.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Holmfirth in West Yorkshire put questions on the issues of the week to a panel, including the Secretary of State for International Development, Hilary Benn MP: the shadow Home Secretary David Davis MP: and Stephan Shakespeare from the polling company Yougov. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Stephan Shakespeare
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

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: Connecting

1/4. The World in My Ear. This play, by Paul Farley , begins a series of dramas about the impact of communication and information technology on our lives.
Fiddling with his MP3 player and not looking where he was going, a man in his 40s has fallen down the stairs of Oxford Street tube station in the centre of London. He seems to have died and gone to some sort of radio heaven where the sound history of the world can be accessed - as long as the right technology is available.
The series of plays continues on Tuesday at 2.15pm.
Producer/Director Tim Dee


Play By: Paul Farley
Director: Tim Dee
Voice: Robert Glenister
Guardian analogue: Harriet Cass

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Gorky Park

5/10. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko has finally begun to make a breakthough in his investigation into the murders, but when he sends Detective Pavlovich to pick up a religious chest from the apartment of a known icon dealer, both the dealer and his colleague are shot dead. By Martin Cruz Smith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arkady Renko
Unknown: Martin Cruz Smith.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates at Westminster, plus reports from the committee rooms, with Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

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

4/4. By travel writer Tahir Shah. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tahir Shah.

: News

: Global Perspective

Mobile-phone crime in Ghana

: Chose Up

Akram Khan

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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