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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Archbishop Peter Smith.


Unknown: Peter Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Midweek .

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

3/5. Katrina Firlik conveys her fascination for the brain and its workings and malfunctions, and tells of the chief moments of her development and long training as a neurosurgeon. Through cases she has encountered, Firlik reveals the astonishing achievements and the limitations of neurosurgery. Today she finds that herbal remedies for an ear infection could endanger a seven-year-old's life. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Spirit Divine, Attend Our
Prayers (Beatitudo). John 16, vv4-13. Listen, Sweet Dove
(Ives). Holy Spirit. Ever Dwelling (Salisbury). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Childless The Woman's Hour drama. 3/5. The Adoption Party by Sarah Daniels. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.

: In Living Memory

New series 1/5. On Monday 19 October 1987, shares fell by £50bn at the London Stock Exchange, in the wake of a crash on Wall Street. Three days earlier, the worst storms to hit Britain in more than a century had cut a devastating path across the Home Counties. Liz Carney revisits the weekend that, for many stockbrokers and merchant bankers, felt like the end of the world. producer John Byrne


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: John Byrne

: No Commitments: Soft Soap

5/6. Charlotte's acting career looks set to revive, but can the same be said for Anna's love life? Written by Simon Brett.


Writer/Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Eddie: James Greene
Jeff: Stephen Thorne
Mr Darnley: Colin Starkey
Felicity: Susan Jameson
George: Bruce Alexander

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by John Waite ana Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: John Waite
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Front Row interview

The dramatist Peter Shaffer , who celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this month, reflects on his career and his plays, which include Amadeus and The Royal Hunt of the Sun, in conversation with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson (Revised rpt)


Dramatist: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
2.15 Afternoon Play: Four Steps to Heaven
Can mild-mannered actor Chris Batty convert to Judaism and win the love of his girlfriend's parents? If so, will he have to be circumcised? Can he go that extra inch? A comedy by Lloyd Peters
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Writer: Lloyd Peters
Director: Gary Brown
Chris: Graeme Hawley
Caroline: Julia Rayner
Ruth: Kate Antony
Sid: David Fleeshman
Rabbi: Jonathan Tafler
Danny: Iddo Goldberg
Betty: Vanessa Rosenthal
Soapy Joe: Hamlton Berstock

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints from Chris Beardshaw,
Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank , who answer questions sent in by post. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of Sun at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Brighton Rocks

3/5 Disgruntled of Brighton. Full of forceful opinions, an elderly man in a Brighton nursing home, tells the unlikely story of his life. Written by Perry Pontac and read by Bernard Cribbins. For further details see Monday


Written By: Perry Pontac
Read By: Bernard Cribbins.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

73/90 The Most Hated Nation of the World. With a new king on the throne, the nature and the future of the Empire were being questioned more pertinently than ever before. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Jack Davenport , Joss Ackland and Rupert Degas.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Rupert Degas.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: Case Notes

3/9. Jaws. Teeth grinding or bruxism is common during sleep, causing headaches, dental problems or face pain, yet patients are unaware of the cause. At least four thousand teenagers every year develop facial disproportion during their growth spurt that requires corrective jaw surgery. And Dr Mark Porter investigates and discovers the latest treatments for jaw cancer. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

3/6. David Baddiel chairs a third series of the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "There should be more bobbies on the beat" and "You can't believe what you read in the papers". Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Adam gets a lesson in progression. For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Childless

3/5. The Adoption Party.
Fiona and Jennifer - for differing reasons - are finding it hard to celebrate their friends' adoption of a little girl. However, they are inadvertently helped in resolving their dilemmas and differences by nine-year-old Brandon. By Sarah Daniels.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Sarah Daniels.
Brandon: Thomas Glenister
Jennifer: Sian Thomas
Lyn: Matilda Ziegler
Fiona: Annabelle Apsion

: Inside the Ethics Committee

New series 1/3. The medical discussion series in which Vivienne Parry is joined by a panel of experts to tackle the ethics involved in a reaHife hospital case. This week, they consider the harrowing story of Lisa and Gary, a young couple in their early 30s. Gary's father and grandfather both died at an early age from cancer.
After his health started to deteriorate Gary was diagnosed with HNPCC, a hereditary form of colon cancer. Should Lisa be granted genetic testing for their two young children to find out if they have the same condition? Producer Michelle Martin Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Michelle Martin

: In the Think Tanks

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


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Frontiers

3/6. It's been 30 years since the last Moon missions, and 30 years since scientists last got their hands on solid samples from space - until now. Peter Evans looks at the extraordinary new space missions that have collected particles from the Sun and from a comet at the far reaches of the solar system. What will these incredible particles tell us about the evolution of the Sun and planets and how it all began? Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: 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: Black Swan Green

3/10. Bridlepath. Fed up with family tensions and school bullying, 13-year-old Jason sets off to discover a lost tunnel through the Malvern Hills. By David Mitchell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Malvern Hills.
Unknown: David Mitchell.

: All the Way from Memphis

2/6. James Walton hosts a second series of the show that tests and tickles the knowledge of industry pundits and people passionate about pop. Team captains
Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins are joined by this week's guests David Ouantick and Stewart Lee. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Stewart Lee.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

3/5. By Katrina Firlik. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik.

: Analysis

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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