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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nicholas Holtam.


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 David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Lord, Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw). Acts 11, vv5-17. Spirit of God, Unseen as the Wind (Skye Boat Song, arr Leddington Wright ). We'll Walk the Land (Kendrick). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

3/5. Fleeing from the court at Versailles, Voltaire has moved to the crumbling Chateau de Cirey and begun to renovate it. When Emilie joins him they establish an unconventional lifestyle that allows her the intellectual freedom of which she has always dreamed. By David Bodanis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Family Tree 3/5. By Carole Cadwalladr. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr.

: In Living Memory

4/5. Skytrain. The original low-cost airline, Laker Airways offered no-frills flying across the Atlantic, and in the late 1970s, thousands clambered aboard their Skytrain service bound for New York. Liz Carney charts the rise and fall of Sir Freddie Laker and his dream of cheap flights for everyone. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Liz Carney
Unknown: Sir Freddie Laker
Producer: John Byrne

: Baggage

2/6. Festival Flatmates. It's Edinburgh. It's the Festival. The Celtic trio do an all-nighter, but what with dumped husbands, floundering new romances and half-drowned teenage boys, an early night might have been a better plan. Comedy drama series written by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy : Director Marilyn Imrie


Written By: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Mike: Stuart McOuarrle
Rev Nicholas: Moray Hunter

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Front Row Interview

Mark Lawson meets the writer Kurt Vonnegut. author of the novel Slaughterhouse Five, whose latest book takes the form of a memoir reflecting on life in America now. Producer Sally Spurring Revised repeat


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Let's Make a Festival

The early years of the Aldeburgh Festival, viewed through the eyes of Benjamin Britten himself and the women who helped create it. Written by Michael Bakewell.
Music by Oakfield Preparatory School Choir, the Minims, director of music Maggie Vincent ; Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Written By: Michael Bakewell.
Music: Maggie Vincent
Director: Celia de Wolff
Benjamin Britten: Nicholas Farrell
Beth Britten: Sarah Badel
EM Forster: David Collings
Margery Spring Rice: Judy Parfitt
Elizabeth Sweeting: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Fidelity Cranbrook: Lizzy Melnnemy
Mary Potter: Teresa Gallagher
Imogen Holst: Amanda Root
Anne Wood: Rachel Atkins
Reporter: Keith Drinkel
MissHudson: Jane Whittenshaw

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from members of the Woodborough
Horticultural Society, near Nottingham. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The Pat Hobby Stories

3/5. Pat Hobby and Orson Welles. Pat is convinced that the young Orson Welles is stealing his thunder at the studio and gets (literally) taken for a ride. By F Scott Fitzgerald. For details see Monday


Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

88/90. The Empire and the Second World War
The Australian prime minister Robert Menzies was just one of the leaders from around the Empire who gave their wholehearted - and vital - support to the mother country: "This is our fight just as much as it is yours." By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Charlie Higson , Clive James , Ben Onwukwe and Vincent Ebrahim. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Menzies
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Ben Onwukwe
Unknown: Vincent Ebrahim.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn .


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn

: Heresy

6/6. David Baddiel chairs the comic discussion programme that strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as "Voter apathy is a bad thing" and "Genius is often closely related to madness". Remember - everything you know is wrong.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: David Baddiel

: The Archers

Shula plays fairy godmother.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including news of how the Royal
Shakespeare Company plans to transform its Stratford home. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Family Tree

3/5. After watching old episodes of Dallas, Rebecca realises some truths about her own childhood, and her mother's unpredictable behaviour. On a vist to Nanna Alicia , she learns a tragic secret. By Carole Cadwalladr. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nanna Alicia
Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr.

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Michael Portillo snd Ian Harg reaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Harg
Producer: David Coomes

: The Way We Live Now

2/2. Douglas Hurd concludes his series on the political insights of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and their relevance to modern-day politics. He covers themes ranging from political motivation to the problems prime ministers have in finding the right time to go. John Major offers his views. Producer Jane Ashley
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm; Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Frontiers

6/6. As concerns grow about the long-term security of gas and oil supplies, attention is turning back to coal. At one time regarded as a dirty and inefficient fuel, new technologies are improving its cleanliness and efficiency. Coal currently meets one third of the UK's electricity needs and will play a key role in satisfying global energy demands in the decades ahead. Peter Evans explores the science and technology that aims to transform coal into a fuel fit for the 21st century. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret River

8/10. A Time of Fear. Tensions between the white farmers and the Aboriginals are escalating daily. By Kate Grenville. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Grenville.

: All the Way from Memphis

5/6. Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins , with guests comedian Stewart Lee and comic writer
David Ouantick , are people passionate about pop who are put to the test this week by James Walton in the music quiz for all the young, and not so young, dudes out there. Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

3/5. By David BodaniS. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: Analysis

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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