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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. How Shall I Sing That
Majesty (Coe Fen). Hebrews 1, vv1-8. Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Weelkes). Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gopsal). Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: George Stack.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Wild Mary

3/5. Still married to one man, Mary Wesley finds true love with another in an anarchic wartime London. Biography by Patrick Marnham. Read by Felicity Kendal. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Patrick Marnham.
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ottoline and Bertie
3/5. Dramatisation by Derek Bowskill of the letters and journals of Bertrand Russell and Lady Ottoline Morrell. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Derek Bowskill
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Lady Ottoline Morrell.

: In Living Memory

2/5. Camelford. In the summer of 1988, the people ofthe small Cornish town of Camelford discovered their drinking water had gone sticky. It burned their lips, curdled their tea and turned their hair blue. The water authority told people not to worry, but took a fortnight to come clean and admit that the supply had been contaminated with 20 tons of aluminium sulphate that had been accidentally dumped in the wrong tank. Eighteen years on, evidence is still emerging of possible long-term poisoning. Liz Carney pieces together the story. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: No Commitments: Game, Set and Match

6/6. With Emily and Nick safely married, Victoria can now concentrate on persuading
Roger to buy a house in France. Written by Simon Brett.


Writer/Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Nick: Kieran Hill
French voice: Marianne Borgo

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Front Row Interview

Another chance to hear Kirsty Lang talking to
Nadine Gordimer , who reflects on her career and her novel Get a Life, which focuses on questions of ecology and development in contemporary South Africa. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lodsell Cod

A magical and moving story of two brothers in love with the same girl in 1950s Devon. By Dan Jamieson.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Dan Jamieson.
Director: Marc Beeby
Granfer: Geoffrey Hutchlngs
Tom: Stuart McLoughlin
Ed: Carl Grose
Jo: Clare Corbett
Den: Jonathan Keeble
Knocker: Steve Bennett
George: Zac Fll
Miss Dewhurst: Helen Lonqworth
Forecaster: Hugh Dickson
Priest: Hugh Dickson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in Birmingham. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened rpt of Sun at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: People I Wanted to Be

3/5. How One Carries Another. Written by Gina Ochsner. read by William Hope. A grieving family experience strange comings and goings by a ghost named Niels. For further details see Monday


Written By: Gina Ochsner.
Read By: William Hope.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

78/90. Imperial Preferences. The British Empire had been founded on trade and, at the turn of the 20th century, maintaining commercial success between its members continued to matter more than anything. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Charlie Higson , Jack Davenport and Saeed Jaffrey. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.

: 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

4/9. As the football World Cup approaches, Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest techniques for healing broken bones, including the metatarsals. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

4/6. David Baddiel chairs a third series of the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "the UK Honours system is outdated and irrelevant" and "the Beatles were the best band in the history Of pop". Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

The beautiful game turns ugly for Roy. For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm


Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy: Sunny Ormonde
Jolene Perks: Buffy Davis
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Hayley Tucker: Lorraine Coady
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tom Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Fallon Rogers: Joanna van Kampen
Adam Macy: Andrew Wincott
Brenda Tucker: Amy Shindler
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Oliver Sterling: Michael Cochrane
Matt Crawford: Kim Durham
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Bert Fry: Eric Allan
Sam Batton: Robin Pirongs
Ian Craig: Stephen Kennedy
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harris

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Ottoline and Bertie

3/5. The lovers meet for a tryst. Dramatised by Derek Bowskill from the letters and journals of the philosopher Bertrand Russell and his lover Lady Ottoline Morrell. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Derek Bowskill
Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Lady Ottoline Morrell.

: Inside the Ethics Committee

2/3. Vivienne Parry is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the tough choices to be faced during an outbreak of pandemic flu. If the current H5N1 flu strain hits the UK, it's estimated that it will infect 25 per cent of the population. Taking evidence from previous pandemics such as Sars, the panel discusses the ethics involved. Should medical staff be forced to come in to work? With limited supplies available, who should be given antiviral medicines? Producer Michelle Martin Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Michelle Martin

: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dispatch Box

Are our politicians funny or just plain laughable?
Stand-up comedian Marcus Brigstocke assesses the performances of our elected representatives - the cringeworthy as well as the noteworthy - and lets us into some of the secrets of making people laugh. Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated next Sunday at 5.45am
Marcus Brigstocke on what makes him laugh: page 119


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Mandy Baker
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: Frontiers

4/6. Peter Evans meets climatologist Professor Bill Ruddiman , whose views about climate change have divided scientific opinion. Ruddiman believes that in the millennia before the Industrial Revolution, Neolithic farmers produced increased amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane. When he addresses the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, his anthropogenic hypothesis of climate change comes under close scrutiny from fellow scientists. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Professor Bill Ruddiman
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Swan Green

8/10. Goose Fair. When Jason finds a wallet stuffed with notes belonging to the bully Ross Wilcox at the annual
Goose Fair. he's faced with one of the biggest dilemmas of his adolescent life. By David Mitchell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ross Wilcox
Unknown: David Mitchell.

: All the Way from Memphis

3/6. 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 Radio Times film editor
Andrew Collins are joined by broadcaster, journalist and former editor of NME Danny Kelly , and actress and lead singer of Altered Images, Clare Grogan. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Editor: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Danny Kelly
Unknown: Clare Grogan.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Winning Beauty

1/3. Miss Louisiana, USA. A series exploring the world of beauty contests, 3,500 of which take place in the USA every year. Rosie Goldsmith goes behind the scenes of "Miss Louisiana", a contest with big hair and big ambitions, set deep in the Bible Belt of the Deep South. Producer Michael Gallagher


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Michael Gallagher

: News

: Book of the Week: Wild Mary

3/5. Patrick Marnham 's biography of novelist Mary Wesley. Read by Felicity Kendal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Patrick Marnham
Unknown: Mary Wesley.
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: Analysis

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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