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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Presented By: Indarjit Singh.

: On the Ropes

2/6. John Humphrys talks to former NUT president John Illingworth about the stresses of teaching, mental illness and choking back the tears in front of millions of television Viewers. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: John Illingworth
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Views of Empire

5/5. A View from Canada. The writer Gail Robinson asks whether Canada still cares about the British Empire - or are they just being polite? Concluding the series examining the colonial experience from the receiving end. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Gail Robinson
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. According to Thy Gracious Word (Bangor). Luke 23, vv32-33; 39-43. The Cup of Blessing (Beer). From Glory to Glory (Sheen). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

2/5. Emilie du Châtelet has just met Voltaire, France's most famous poet, and they have fallen deeply in love. At last she has found someone with whom she can share her passion for Newton, while Voltaire is inspired to add a new section to his influential Letters on England. By David Bodanis. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Family Tree 2/5. By By Carole Cadwalladr.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr.

: Nature

5/8. In Search of Classic. Aubrey Manning enjoys a rich and intriguing journey with a husband-and-wife team of elephant researchers in South Africa. Rptd from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Aubrey Manning

: We'll Keep a Comic in the Hillside

1/2. Is there such a thing as a distinctively Welsh sense of humour, or are the Welsh simply portrayed as the (frequently stupid) butt of English jokes? Welsh comedy-writer Stephen Carver looks into the question.
Today he examines some of the stereotypes surrounding his fellow countrymen and women and talks to Welsh comedians and comedy performers about their own views of Welsh identity and humour. Producer Ubby Cross


Unknown: Stephen Carver

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Peter White and Liz Barclay. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Unes open from 10am


Presented By: Peter White
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Stage to Screen

3/3. Evita. Paul Gambaccini is joined by Evita's lyricist and librettist Tim Rice and the director Alan Parker. A faction of Argentinians never wanted Madonna to play their much-loved heroine Eva Peron. How they and their president were won round formed part of the protracted arrangements to bring Evita to the screen. Producer Adrian Edwards


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Tim Rice
Director: Alan Parker.
Unknown: Eva Peron.
Producer: Adrian Edwards

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Headwrecked, Shanghaiedand Shipless

Roy Boulter 's comic travelogue sees two holidaying
Cheshire housewives hit Shanghai and come off second best. Will they ever be reunited with their husbands? And where are they anyway? A companion piece to yesterday's play.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Roy Boulter
Director: Toby Swift
Pam: Gabrielle Glaister
Carol: Katherine Dow Blyton
Su Lin: Liz Sutherland
Li Moon: Liz Sutherland
Ticket inspector: Wal-Keat Lau

: Making History

9/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners' historical puzzles and passions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history8>bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Pat Hobby Stories

2/5. Boil Some Water - Lots of It. Pat attempts to fascinate a new Red Cross nurse over lunch at the studio Big Table - with surprising results. By F Scott Fitzgerald.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

87/90. Gandhi or Jinnah. The First World War changed the political climate all over the world, and especially in India, where the sheer size of the country and marked religious differences meant that the movement towards independence nevertheless had to resolve huge and complex problems. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Charlie Higson , Vincent Ebrahim and Saeed Jaffrey. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Vincent Ebrahim
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey.

: Law in Action

3/10. The agenda-setting cross-examination of the law and legal system. Barrister and presenter Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that have yet to hit the headlines. Producer Jim Frank


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

New series 1/8. Martha Kearney takes the chair for the summer series. Today she talks to sports journalist and broadcaster Jim White , and poet and the winner of the first National Short Story competition James Lasdun about their favourite books. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: James Lasdun
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn .


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

- New series 1/4. Mitch Benn returns with more music and comedy, joined by Morrissey-obsessive Robin Ince and the Distractions, Radio 4's best backing band.
This week he attempts to break America, but is refused entry for violations of the Patriot Act concerning songs mocking Dubya Bush and US foreign policy. Instead, he's forced to play a gig in Moosebutt, Canada. Highlights of this show include the truth behind Franz Ferdinand 's musical inspiration. With Kirsty Newton , Craig Campbell , Jane Perry and Tasha Baylis. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Dubya Bush
Unknown: Franz Ferdinand
Unknown: Kirsty Newton
Unknown: Craig Campbell
Unknown: Jane Perry
Unknown: Tasha Baylis.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Love isn't in the air for Caroline.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Family Tree

2/5. Rebecca Monroe continues to look back on her 70s childhood. Like the time she and her sister Tiffany had to go and stay with Nanna Alice , where the first of several family secrets were revealed. By Carole Cadwalladr. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rebecca Monroe
Unknown: Nanna Alice
Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr.

: File on 4

4/11. With growing concern over foreign criminals being released rather than deported at the end of their prison sentences, Zaiba Malik asks what safeguards exist to prevent convicted European rapists and murderers entering the UK to commit violent new crimes. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Zaiba Malik

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

6/9. Arthritis affects millions of people in the UK. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest developments in the treatment of the many varieties of the condition, such as the new drugs that stop the disease process of rheumatoid arthritis. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: On the Ropes

2/6. John Humphrys talks to former NUT president John Illingworth. Repeated from 9am


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: John Illingworth.

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson.


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret River

7/10. Give a Little, Take a Little. With an encampment appearing around the point, the Thornhills must find a way to live alongside their black neighbours. By Kate Grenville. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Grenville.

: Bespoken Word

New series 1/4. The performance poetry series returns, with special guest John Cooper Clarke. The Mancunian bard was most active during the 70s and 80s, but he's back with new material, including a version of his poem Beasley Street , updated for the noughties. Presented by Mr Gee. Producer Graham Frost
John Cooper Clarke on a punk poetry classic: page 119


Unknown: John Cooper Clarke.
Unknown: Beasley Street
Presented By: Mr Gee.
Producer: Graham Frost
Producer: John Cooper Clarke

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

2/5. By David BodaniS. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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