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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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: And Still I Rise

3/5. The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped the case against the boys accused of Stephen s murder, so the Lawrences decide to take out a private prosecution. Read by Josette Simon. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Josette Simon.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Spirit of Holiness (Blow the Wind
Southerly). Romans 8, vv9-17. May We, 0 Holy Spirit. Bear
Your Fruit (Lavendon). Father of Heaven (Rievaulx).
Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama.
3/10. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal based on a collection of letters from the medieval period. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal

: In Living Memory

5/5. The Rise and Fall of John Stonehouse. ln 1974
John Stonehouse left his clothes on a Miami beach and was feared drowned, only to surface in Australia living under an assumed name. Eighteen months later the disgraced
Labour MP was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for theft and fraud. Liz Carney charts this remarkable Story Of "pseudocide." Producer John Byrne


Unknown: John Stonehouse.
Unknown: John Stonehouse
Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: John Byrne

: Baggage

3/6. Halloween Havoc. it's Edinburgh. it's the castle; it's a Halloween Ball. Caroline turns into Cinderella, her ex-husband turns into a toad and Ruth and Fiona turn up to pick up the pieces. Comedy drama series by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Alistair: Peter Capaldl
Taxi man: Moray Hunter

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Front Row Interview

John Wilson introduces an interview with guitarist
David Gilmour , who found global fame with Pink Floyd. He reflects on his career, including the moment he bought the guitar on which he wrote Wish You Were Here. Producer Jerome Weatherald Revised repeat


Introduces: John Wilson
Guitarist: David Gilmour
Unknown: Pink Floyd.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole and the Primrose Path

1/4. Another chance to hear four stories by John Mortimer featuring Horace Rumpole , barrister-at-law Despite scurrilous rumours to the contrary, Rumpole proves to his colleagues and clients, and to his wife, Hilda, that he has certainly not yet set forth on the primrose path to the eternal bonfire. He's very much alive and well, and as adept as ever at getting to the heart of a crime. Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home where he was sent to recuperate after a heart attack, leaving him in dire need of claret, cheroots and good company.
Director Marilyn Imrie
RT DIRECT: This release comprises four 45-minute BBC Radio 4 plays adapted by John Mortimer , availableon CD for £10.99 (rrp £15.59) plus E2.45 p&p. To order, send a cheque, made payable to
BBC Shop, to: BBC Shop, [address removed], or call [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com. quoting [text removed]


Stories By: John Mortimer
Unknown: Horace Rumpole
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Adapted By: John Mortimer
Rumpole: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Samuel: Michael Cochrane
Claude: Nigel Anthony
Luci: Sophie Thompson
Nurse Dotty: Joanna David
Sister Sheila: Carole Boyd
Fig Newton: David Shaw-Parker

: Gardeners' Question Time

Last weekend several thousand listeners attended the programme's summer garden party. Chris Beardshaw,
John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Peter Gibbs were there to answer questions, and Eric Robson was in the chair.
Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Creative Writing Groups

3/5. Working from Home. A travelling drover comes across an injured highwayman and decides to help rather than turn him in. Iris Woodford of Lancaster Writers is the author, and the reader is David Fleeshman. Producer Mark Whitaker For further details see Monday


Unknown: Iris Woodford
Unknown: David Fleeshman.
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Sceptical Landscapes

3/5. Philip Stott reveals that, contrary to what we hear, the bird population is doing better than expected. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Stott

: 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

7/9. Dr Mark Porter looks at the national screening programme for bowel cancer, which is due to be rolled out over the next three years. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: 28 Acts in 28 Minutes

New series 1/3. A traditional variety show with a difference: the performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience. Featuring familiar
Radio 4 names, established stand-ups and some brand new talent, there's something for everyone. The whole thing is presided over by John Humphrys , who sits at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up. Producers Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producers: Rohan Acharya
Producers: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Mike and Hayley are outfoxed.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front ROW

With John Wilson. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Paston Letters

3/10. Finding a Husband. Agnes is furious with her daughter Elizabeth, who refuses all choices of a suitable husband. A fascinating glimpse of what life was like for marriageable daughters at the time. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: The Moral Maze

2/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: How to Beat Jeremy Paxman

1/2. Jeremy Paxman is Britain's toughest television interviewer. But are there ways an interviewee can fight back against a man prepared to ask the same question 14 times? Steve Hewlett picks apart the Paxman interviewing technique.
Producer Richard Vadon Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Richard Vadon

: The Vaccine Hunter

Maurice R Hilleman , who died in April last year, saved more lives than any other scientist in the 20th century. However, given his extraordinary achievements he is surprisingly little-known outside his field. He is the only scientist ever to have made a flu vaccine in advance of a pandemic, a task scientists are now struggling to achieve in the face of bird flu; and the only person in history to use human blood to make a vaccine. But one of his creations, the combined MMR shot, remains controversial in the UK to this day. His daughter Jeryl Lynn Hilleman tells his incredible Story. Producer Pauline Moffatt


Unknown: Maurice R Hilleman
Unknown: Jeryl Lynn Hilleman
Producer: Pauline Moffatt

: 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: The Other Side of You

3/10. As Elizabeth begins to reveal her past to her psychiatrist, he realises she's getting under his skin. By Salley Vickers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salley Vickers.

: All the Way from Memphis

6/6. Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins , with guests Clare Grogan and Danny Keely , are put to the test 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: Clare Grogan
Unknown: Danny Keely
Unknown: James Walton
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, highlighting Prime
Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: And Still I Rise

3/5. Doreen Lawrence 's account of the murder of her teenage son Stephen 13 years ago. Repeated from 9.45am
1.00 World Briefing 1.40 Analysis 1.50 Sports Round-up 2.00 News
2.05 Slumming It (1/2) 2.30 On Screen 3.00 News 3.05 Outlook
4.00 The World Today 5.00 World Briefing


Unknown: Doreen Lawrence

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