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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 James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Presented By: Oliver McTernan.

: On the Ropes

4/6. John Humphrys presents the series in which he talks to public figures who have faced turbulent periods in their lives. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: The Real World

2/5. Monks or nuns from Christian and Buddhist traditions leave their communities to mix in the real world", record their impressions and reflect on definitions of "reality". This week Father Tim Gardner , a Dominican friar, enters the world of PR. Producer Kirsten Dwight


Unknown: Father Tim Gardner
Producer: Kirsten Dwight

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Have Faith in God, My Heart
(St Ethelwald). Mark 10, vv46-52. He Is the Way (Jackson).
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Book of the Week: Alistair Cooke'sAmerican Journey

2/5. A Passport to the People. Having managed to work his way through wads of red tape, Alistair Cooke sets out on his journey. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama. 7/10. A dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal , based on a collection Of medieval letters. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal

: 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, rooting down into their own rotting trunks or even growing from branch tips and walking across the landscape over thousands of years. Paul meets the scientists studying these trees and the remarkable partnership they have With fungi. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Phoenix Trees.
Unknown: Paul Evans

: Shake It, Baby

Libby Purves meets the feather f lutterers and tassel shakers of the thriving British burlesque scene. Going by names such as Gwendoline Lamour and Fancy Chance, these performers combine titillation with saucy humour, while divesting themselves of their elaborate costumes. Producer Sarah Mitchell


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Gwendoline Lamour
Producer: Sarah Mitchell

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: A People's Music

This year marks the 100th anniversary year of the birth of the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. It s said that all his music was written for the Russian people, whom he lived among and loved; it was "the people's music
Aware of this, the award-winning young violinist Ruth Palmer went on a personal journey to find images and inspiration as she prepared to record his monumental
First Violin Concerto with the Philharmoma, conducted by Benjamin Wallf iSCh. Producer Marilyn Imrie
Directors Tim Meara and Fergus Meiklejohn Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich.
Violinist: Ruth Palmer
Conducted By: Benjamin Wallf
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Directors: Tim Meara

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dizzy Spells

To cure his much-loved sister's depression, the young Disraeli strives to weave his spell and finds time for seductions, writing novels, confronting anti-Semitism and standina as an MR Written by David Pownall.
Director Martin Jenkins


Written By: David Pownall.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Disraeli Sr: Geoffrey Whitehead
Benjamin Disraeli: James D'Arcy
Sarah: Jasmine Hyde
Mrs Kay: Alison Pettitt
Mr Kay: Ben Crowe

: Making History

11/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners historical puzzles and passions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Psychobabble

2/5. Doctors Are Sometimes More III than Their Patients. By Ronald Frame. Her no-nonsense style might be valued by her readers, but gardening columnist Sandy Loam recalls an upbringing that was anything but straightforward. Read by Joanna Tope. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Ronald Frame.
Unknown: Sandy Loam
Read By: Joanna Tope.

: Georgian Giants

2/5. William G Stewart remembers the bare-knuckle prize-fighters. They may have operated on the edge of the law but their reputation and support from the full breadth of Georgian society was a match for any of today's sporting celebrities. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William G Stewart

: Law in Action

5/10. 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

3/8. Sandi Toksvig and Edna Healey talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

3/4. Mitch Benn 's world tour takes him to exotic places, glamorous locations - and Stansted. This week, he's stranded in the departure lounge after a budget airline goes bust. Trapped in duty-free hell with Robin Ince and his band, Mitch is driven crazy by a certain song, played over and over again. Finally, he has to make a musical appeal to Watchdog to free himself from legal limbo, stuck between passport control and the boarding gate. Also featuring Alfie Joey , Tasha Baylis , Kirsty Newton and Steven Kynman. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Alfie Joey
Unknown: Tasha Baylis
Unknown: Kirsty Newton
Unknown: Steven Kynman.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Brenda puts business before pleasure. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Paston Letters

7/10. Marriage for Love. The whole family is in uproar over the love match between young Marjorie Paston and Richard Calle , a family servant. Marjorie finds her mother's door shut against her for ever, and the rift never heals. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marjorie Paston
Unknown: Richard Calle
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: File on 4

6/11. With some of Britain's most populated areas still in the grip of drought, Julian O'Halloran asks whether the regulators are doing enough to force the water companies to protect the environment and live up to their commitments on new investment.
Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: 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

: All in the Mind

New series1/5. The series returns to examine everyday psychological challenges and to delve deeper into how our brains work. Presenter Claudia Hammond sets out on a journey to find out if it is "all in the mind". Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm FM


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Helen Sharp

: On the Ropes

4/6. John Humphrys talks to public figures who have faced turbulent periods. Repeated from 9am


Talks: John Humphrys

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Other Side of You

7/10. Elizabeth finds the actions of others impacting on her life in troublesome ways. By Salley Vickers. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Salley Vickers.

: Bespoken Word

3/4. Luton's greatest contribution to spectacle wearing, John Hegley , and hip-hop hero Charlie Dark are the stars of tonight's performance poetry show. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Charlie Dark
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's news from Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Alistair Cooke'sAmerican Journey

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: Analysis

: News

: World Book Club

Nigerian novelist
Chinua Achebe talks about his book Things Fall Apart


Talks: Chinua Achebe

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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