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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Reading: John 14, vv 1-7.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Book of the Week: Alistair Cooke's

American Journey
1/5. Introduction to a War. In 1941 the attack on Pearl Harbor brought America into the war, and Alistair Cooke began a journey round the United States to discover how the ordinary American was coping with an unexpected state of affairs. Nick Clarke sets the scene for this recently discovered account of the journalist's travels. Abridged by Neil Cargill and read by Jack Davenport. Producer Jane Morgan Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Alistair Cooke's American Journey is available for £17.00 (rrp E20.00) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Abridged By: Neil Cargill
Read By: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama. 6/10. A collection of real letters that document the lives and loves of three women spanning three generations or a medieval family, dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthai. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Dramatised By: Vanessa Rosenthai.

: A Class Apart

With the Government's education bill under the spotlight, faith schools have become part of the battleground over the future of Britain's multifaith society. Some see them as a moral and spiritual compass, while others view them as apartheid under another guise. Presenter Sarfraz Manzoor tours Britain in search of answers and visits one part of the country where 90 per cent of pupils are educated in separate faith schools. Producer Rachel Hooper


Presenter: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

3/4. Mortal Memories. John and Nettie, whose lives have been lived in very different ways, prepare to celebrate
Burns Night. Liz Lochhead 's play continues this series starring Stanley Baxter.
John Stanley Baxter Nettie Stanley Baxter Music Neil Brand: Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Stanley Baxter.
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Write Stuff

3/6. In the literary quiz show, this week's guests are
Sue Limb and John O'Farrell , who join team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. AA Milne is the subject for pastiche this week, and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Chaired by James Walton.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Unknown: James Walton.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Steinbeck in Avalon

As a child, John Steinbeck was enthralled by Malory's s account of the life of King Arthur. In 1959 he went to live in Somerset in order to write what he hoped would be the crowning glory of his distinguished career - a 20th-century restatement of the Arthurian legend. Dramatised by Ray Brown from the writings of John Steinbeck.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Dramatised By: Ray Brown
Unknown: John Steinbeck.
Director: Gary Brown
Steinbeck/Lancelot: Kerry Shale
Elaine/Guinevere: Barbara Bames
Merlin: Philip Madoc
Arthur: Joseph Millson
Damsel: Jasmine Hyde

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Sonia Rothwell
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from l.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Sonia Rothwell

: Psychobabble

1/5 A Leaf, a Life. John is perplexed when his wife
Mary leaves him, apparently spurred on by sessions with a life coach. By Ruth Thomas , read by Paul Young.
A week of stories probing how psychological theories have crept into popular culture. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Paul Young.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Georgian Giants

1/5. William G Stewart argues that the Georgians were just as likely to sing the praises of their sporting heroes, men like Tom Cribb , John Gulley and Jem Belcher , as they were Nelson, Wellington or William Pitt. His first example is Captain Robert Barclay , who set out in 1809 to walk a thousand miles in a thousand hours for a thousand guineas. It was an event that gripped the nation. Producer Tom Alban
See also The Black Georgians on Thursday at 8.30pm on BBC4


Unknown: William G Stewart
Unknown: Tom Cribb
Unknown: John Gulley
Unknown: Jem Belcher
Unknown: William Pitt.
Unknown: Captain Robert Barclay
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12J0pm

: Four Corners

13/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Hosted by Gavin Esler. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

6/6. Back for a second week at the Victoria Theatre,
Halifax, with regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , guest Rob Brydon and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Caroline gets cold feet.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the film Forty Shades of Blue, starring Rip Torn as an ageing rock 'n' roll legend, living in Memphis with his younger Russian girlfriend. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Paston Letters

6/10. Death of a Patriarch. A dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal , based on a real collection of old letters, that follows the lives and loves of three women over three generations of a medieval family. Margaret Paston is under siege from the Duke of Suffolk. He has ransacked the church and every house in town. Her husband is released from the debtors' prison, but dies in May 1466, to Margaret's great grief.
Medieval consultant Peter Meredith ; Producer/ Director Polly Thomas Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal
Unknown: Margaret Paston
Unknown: Peter Meredith
Director: Polly Thomas
Agnes Paston: Rosemary Leach
John Paston: Conrad Nelson
Margaret: Geraldine James
Kate: Gillian Kearney
Joan: Joanne Mitchell
Hugh Stokes: Claude Close
Richard: Calle Parvezqadir
John II: Morgan George
John III: Daniel Abelson
Elizabeth: Christine Brennan

: The Drought of 76

In 1976 Britain suffered one of the severest droughts on record. The sun came out and stayed out from June until September. Denys Blakeway tells the story of the drought - the sweltering heat, the water shortages, the standpipes and the Drought Act, and finally, the appointment of a Minister for Drought - and examines some curious, unforeseen consequences. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Denys Blakeway
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: The Learning Curve

7/8. The guide to learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at Upm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

7/8. Phoenix Trees. Paul Evans investigates the world of phoenix trees; plants that could potentially live for ever. Instead of growing old and dying, trees of many species are capable of re-inventing themselves by re-growing from slivers of bark, or rooting down into their own rotting trunks. Paul meets the scientists studying these trees and the remarkable partnership they have with fungi. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Phoenix Trees.
Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Other Side of You

6/10. Paul Rhys reads Salley Vickers 's critically acclaimed new novel. Elizabeth and Thomas's affair continues in Rome, but when they return to London she faces some tough decisions. Producer Kirsty Williams.
RT DIRECT: The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers is available for F13.50 (rrp E14.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: Salley Vickers
Producer: Kirsty Williams.
Unknown: Salley Vickers

: The Sports Programme

7/8. An intelligent guide to sport, with John Wilson. Producer Kevin Mousley


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: Today in Parliament

Round-up of today's events, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Alistair Cooke'sAmerican Journey

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: Analysis

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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