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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
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
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: The Plimsoll Sensation

1/5. In 1876 856 British merchant ships were lost around the British coast in conditions that were no worse than a strong breeze. However, successive governments did little to protect the lives of merchant seamen by getting to grips with a raft of shipping malpractices. Samuel Plimsoll , the sailors' friend", was the philanthropist whose tireless campaigning finally saved hundreds of lives. But though he was lauded by the public he faced obstruction and ridicule both in Parliament and from the powerful shipowners of the time. By Nicolette Jones , abridged by Jane Marshall. Read by Paul Copley. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Plimsoll Sensation by Nicolette Jones is available for E18.00 (rrp £20.00) including p&p. Toorder, 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: Samuel Plimsoll
Unknown: Nicolette Jones
Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Read By: Paul Copley.
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: Nicolette Jones

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet
Him (Gaelic melody, arr Bell). Reading: John 20, vv24-29.
You Are My Strength When I Am Weak (Jernigan). In Christ
Alone (Townend/Getty). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Standing Still, Running 1/5. By Elizabeth Reeder. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Elizabeth Reeder.

: Shake It All About

Humphrey Carpenter - writer, musician and radio presenter - died in 2005 at the age of 60. For several years he'd been coping, in his own extraordinary way, with Parkinson's Disease, and had planned to stage a one-man show on the subject, called Shake It All About. It never happened, but instead Radio 4 has put together this tribute, based mainly on a frank and funny interview he gave as a way of helping "fellow Parkinsonians", for the DIPEx medical advice website. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

4/4. Wheeling Them in. Archie's been a hospital porter for
38 years and suddenly everything he values seems to be in the balance. But in the end he reaps the rewards of years of kindness in this heart-warming story. Rona Munro play concludes this series starring Stanley Baxter.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Rona Munro
Unknown: Stanley Baxter.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Archie: Stanley Baxter
Mary: June Watson
Nurse MacDonald: Sharon Maharaj
Tina: Meq Kubota
Jim: Robin Cameron
Mike: Mark Bonnar
Steve: James McPherson

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: The Write Stuff

4/6 In the literary quiz show, this week s guests are Michele Roberts and Harry Ritchie , who join team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. Sylvia Path is the subject for pastiche, and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Chaired by James Walton. Producer Katie Marsden RptdSatHpm


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Sylvia Path
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Unknown: James Walton.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Madam Butterfly's Child

Puccini's famous opera - told from the point of view of the second Japanese villager from the left. This is the story of opera extra David, as he leaps from one crisis to the next during a performance of Madama Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall. Written by Lesley Ross.
Producer/Director Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Albert Hall.
Written By: Lesley Ross.
Director: Gemma Jenkins
David: Paul Bazely
Lila: Carolyn Pickles
Robbie: Damian Lynch
Gareth: Tlm Treloar
Abby: Tracy Wiles
Jason: Connor Carnett-Comerford

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests.
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) lines open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Sonia Rothwell

: Dora's Women: Tinkling the Ivories

1/5. Elisa Fortunata, queen of the keyboards, recalls the romance and magic of the silent movies. The first of a series of readings written by leading writers for the evergreen Dora Bryan is by Stephen Wyatt.

What Dora Bryan's watching: page 33


Reader: Dora Bryan
Writer: Stephen Wyatt
ProducerDirector: Martin Jenkins

: Silver Screen Beats

1/5. King of Kings. A look at music in movies about the life of Jesus begins with King of Kings (1961). Composer Miklos Rosza reveals that this was the toughest score he ever had to write. Presenter Miles Jupp. Producer Fiona croaii


Unknown: Miklos Rosza
Presenter: Miles Jupp.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon looks at small independent breweries. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/13. The award-winning programme returns, exploring the place of faith in today's world. Ernie Rea , in conversation with guests, teases out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

New series 1/11. Chairman Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from Greenwich Theatre, with Paul Merton , Julian Clary , Clement Freud and Pauline McLynn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated Sunday 12.04pm Pauline McLynn 's big break: page 33


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Unknown: Pauline McLynn

: The Archers

Lilian's in the party mood.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports on a major exhibition of the paintings of Amedeo Modigliani. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Standing Still, Running

1/5. A drama set in real time across the week. On Monday, four women witness a shooting in a diner in Washington DC. During the course of the week, each discovers that the event has become a kind of revelation. By Elizabeth Reeder.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Reeder.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Simone: Adjoa Andoh
Kate: Lisa Gardner
Maggie: Laurel Lefkow
Carey: Harper Marshall

: Did Gleneagles Do It for You?

Last July at Gleneagles, the powerful Group of Eight industrialised countries (G8) declared they would act to make poverty history in Africa. But similar promises had been made before. In a critical evaluation of the G8, Philip Stephens discovers the effect of the London bombings on the meeting and asks what was really achieved and how Significant it will prove to be. Producer SimonCoates


Unknown: Philip Stephens

: The Learning Curve

8/8. The guide to learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Nature

8/8. The Rarity Factor. Why do we care so much about rare wildlife? How do animals and plants become rare? How has a preoccupation with the rare and beautiful affected conservation? And who says rare things are more valuable than the commonplace? Paul Evans 's visit to some rare wildlife is followed by a discussion about the subject. Producer Brett Westwood Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood Rptd

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Country Dance

1/5. By Margiad Evans. Ann Goodman returns from living with her cousins in Wales to look after her sick mother across the border. Her fiance, Gabriel, soon flies into a rage when he learns of Ann's encounters with the Parson, and her father's Master, the ill-tempered but charismatic Evan ap Evans. Abridged by Arnold Evans and read by Siriol Jenkins . Producers Kate McAll and Nigel Lewis
RT DIRECT: Country Dance by Margiad Evans is available for E6.99 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: Margiad Evans
Unknown: Ann Goodman
Abridged By: Arnold Evans
Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producers: Kate McAll
Producers: Nigel Lewis
Unknown: Margiad Evans

: The Sports Programme

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


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Plimsoll

Sensation 1/5. By Nicolette Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nicolette Jones.

: Analysis

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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