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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Book of the Week: A Patriot for Us

3/5. With the success of Look Back in Anger and his second play, The Entertainer, John Osborne 's fortunes changed overnight, and the actor in him embraced the limelight in both London and New York in the company of Marlene Dietrich and John Gielgud , among others. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: John Gielgud

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Jesus, Where'er Thy People
Meet (Wareham). Matthew 12, vv38-42. The Secret of Christ (Shephard). My Jesus, My Saviour (Zschech). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Far from Past It By Claire Dowie.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claire Dowie.

: Treating Strictly Prohibited

By 1916, drunken navvies and workers from a huge munitions factory were causing so much trouble in Carlisle that wartime licensing restrictions were deemed inadequate. Sterner measures were called for, so the city's pubs and breweries were nationalised. was an experiment that proved so successful it lasted another 55 years.
Allan Beswick tells the story of the Government's response to an earlier epidemic of binge drinking. producer Mike Hally


Unknown: Allan Beswick
Producer: Mike Hally

: No Commitments

3/6. Misalliances. In spite of bitter past experiences.
Victoria is unwise enough to set up a family dinner party. Written by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Nick: Kieran Hili
Paddy: Bill Wallis

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Write Stuff

5/6. In a vintage edition, James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Tracey MacLeod and Jonathan Myerson. Author of the week is Franz Kafka and the reader is Beth Chalmers.
Producers Dawn Ellis and Katie Marsden


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Unknown: Franz Kafka
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Unknown: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Connecting

3/4. Last Call. Sara is head of PR at a company planning to expand in Africa. She's in line for a directorship if she can prove herself, but a problem with a contract in Uzbekistan leads her to suspect her firm could be involved in sinister uses of its technological knowhow. Suddenly, she must decide where her loyalties lie. By Mike Walker. Series continues tomorrow.
For further details see yesterday Producer/Director Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: Mary Ward Lowery
Sara: Su-Lin Looi
Gray: Patrick Bridqcman
Tim: Oliver Hembrouqh
Richard: Mark Meadows
Carol: Lisa Coleman
Patrick: Robert Gwilym
Herrenvolk: Paul Humpoletz

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions posed by members of the Tutshill Women s Institute near Chepstow in Monmouthshire. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Nothing That Meets the Eye

3/5. Variations on a Game 1/2. Working for the science-fiction writer puts him in a quandary, with the attentions of the beautiful wife ever present. He must escape the job. By Patricia Highsmith. Read by Campbell Scott . For further detaiis see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.
Read By: Campbell Scott

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

63/90. Egypt, Sudan, and the Suez Canal. The opening of the Suez Canal made a huge difference to trade with the empire, and created a new set of strategic priorities.
Written by Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. For further details see Monday


Written By: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.

: Thinking Allowed

How have the racialised politics of Britain had a devastating affect on succeeding generations of white and black Britons? Have black communities allowed themselves to be incorporated into arrangements that work against their collective interests? Professor Gus John joins Laurie Taylor to answer these questions and to discuss John's latest book, Taking a Stand, which calls for a radical evaluation of Government policies, structures and prescriptions. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Professor Gus John
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: Case Notes

1/9. About 1.3 million paper prescriptions are issued every working day in England. By the end of next year they'll be obsolete, because the information will be sent electronically to the pharmacist. Dr Mark Porter reports on the progress of this new system. See Choice on page 126. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

New series 1/6. David Baddiel chairs a third series of the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "Men can't express their opinions" and "We are too Obsessed with celebrity". Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Lilian gets creative with Ian. For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Far from Past It

3/5. Grace takes up the task of investigating Brian, the community's newest neighbour. By Claire Dowie.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Dowie.

: What Is Left? What Is Right?

1/2. What Is Left? The first of two debates exploring the apparently relentless trend of politics towards the centre asks whether left-wing ideologies still have any role in mainstream British political life. Recorded before an audience at the institute for Public Policy Research,
Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland asks a panel of self-proclaimed left-wing ideologues and Labour Party modernisers if there is anything left of the left. Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: In the Think Tanks

1/3. Dennis Sewell explores think tanks concerned with the environment. Producer Sheila Cook
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm; Repeated on Sunday 14 May at 5.45am


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Frontiers

New series 1/6. Peter Evans returns with the series that explores science at the cutting edge, meeting the researchers who see the world through fresh eyes and challenge existing theories. With growing fears about the spread of drug-resistant infectious diseases such as MRSA, Frontiers hears from scientists looking for new ways to defeat the super-bugs by preventing bacteria from communicating with each other. Will this provide an answer to what one concerned researcher calls "the post-antibiotic apocalypse", which hospitals around the world might soon be facing? Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Peggy Reynolds and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Gorky Park

8/10. Renko takes Irina to the cabin where her friends were hiding out, in order to shock her into revealing the business a rich American furrier had with three ordinary Siberians. For details see Monday

: Nebulous: Last of the Present Sirius

by Graham Duff
6/6. Is Professor Nebulous trapped in a time loop? Or maybe he's the victim of an alien scooping operation? Or could he be the unwitting star of the galaxy's highest-rating reality TV show?


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

: Today In Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Patriot for Us

3/5. Biography of playwright John Osborne. Rptd from9.45am


Unknown: John Osborne.

: Analysis

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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