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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.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day Presented by Oliver McTernan.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Presented By: Oliver McTernan.

: On the Ropes

5/6. 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

3/5. Monks and 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, Benedictine Father Cadfan with "superfan" Gary Edwards at Leeds Football Club. Producer Kirsten Dwight


Unknown: Gary Edwards
Producer: Kirsten Dwight

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. Make Me a Channe of Your Peace (Temple). Job 42, vv1-6. We Walk by Faith
(Shanti). You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers). With
Laudamus Girls' Choir. Director of music Deborah Catterall. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: George Stack.
Organist: Deborah Catterall.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: The plimsoll Sensation

2/5. Plimsoll is elected MP for Derby and pledges to do all in his power "to put an end to the unseawortny ships owned by the greedy and the unscrupulous . But though Parliament is slow to respond to his call, the press take up his case after the horrors of the Great Gale at Bndhngton. By Nicolette Jones. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nicolette Jones.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray
10.45 Standing Still, Running 2/5. By Elizabeth Reeder. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Elizabeth Reeder.

: 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 exquisitely rare wildlife is followed up with a discussion between some pretty rare individuals who know a thing or two about the subject. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Why the Big Pause?

- In an exploration of the uses of silence in comedy, fast-talking comedian Adam Bloom talks to fellow performers and writers, including Ray Galton ,
Ricky Gervais and Matt Lucas , to discover the role that pauses play in sitcoms, sketch shows and stand-up routines. Producer Chris Neill


Talks: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Producer: Chris Neill

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson 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: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Ragtime

Ragtime, the first black music to become wholly popular, but which was seen by many as a threat, accompanied the dawn of the 20th century in the United States. Conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall looks at its history, the way that Americans responded to it, and whether it had a role in the emerging classical music tradition of the nation. Producer Megan Jones Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Pianist: Wayne Marshall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Small Print

A comedy by Jerome Vincent in which an ordinary man fights back against the oppressive small print that dominates our lives.
Director David Blount


Comedy By: Jerome Vincent
Director: David Blount
Colin: Tom Courtenay
The Small Print: David Timson
Weadle: Geoffrey Whitehead
Clara: Clare Corbett
Prof Theocharis: John Evitts
Michelle: Emma Paterson
Oz: Ben Crowe

: Making History

12/13. 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 lanH linescost nn mnro than Rn ner minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Dora's Women

2/5. Keep Taking the Tablets. Amy prepares for a painful interview with Mr Purvis and Mr Peach - a meeting that will profoundly affect her marriage. By Jimmie Chinn. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Mr Purvis
Unknown: Mr Peach
Unknown: Jimmie Chinn.

: Silver Screen Beats

2/5. Godspell. Composer Stephen Schwartz reveals that he took five weeks to write the classic songs such as Day by Day. Another song, Beautiful City, went on to become the unofficial anthem of the World Trade Center disaster, and virtually all the words in Godspell (1971) are derived from the New Testament. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Stephen Schwartz

: Law in Action

6/10. 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

4/8. Martha Kearney is joined by novelist
Justin Cartwright and historian Juliet Barker to discuss their favourite paperbacks, among them Austerlitz by WG
Sebald and TH White's modern classic, The Sword in the Stone. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Justin Cartwright
Unknown: Juliet Barker
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

4/4. Mitch and his band are stranded on a mysterious desert island after an unfortunate in-flight alpaca-barbecue incident. It's an opportunity for Mitch to sing a touching love song to his own guitar. Kirsty sings about bright new worlds and some of the other survivors have a very dark secret. It's music, comedy and a harsh fight for existence on a mysterious island. Starring Mitch Benn , with Robin Ince , Brendon Burns. Tasha Baylis , Kirsty Newton and Steven Kynman. Producer Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

Tom and David have a royal old time.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the return of Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in the second Pirates of the Caribbean film. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Johnny Depp
Unknown: Keira Knightley
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Standing Still, Running

2/5. Yesterday, four women witnessed a shooting in a diner and now the shock affects them in very different ways. By Elizabeth Reeder.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Reeder.

: File on 4

7/11. As the people of the United States celebrate the most patriotic day in their calendar, Jenny Cuffe investigates growing concerns among American Muslims about measures being taken to combat home-grown terrorism. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

2/5. Claudia Hammond examines everyday psychological challenges and delves deeper into how our brains work. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Helen Sharp

: On the Ropes

5/6. John Humphrys talks to public figures who have faced turbulent periods in their lives. Repeated from 9am


Talks: John Humphrys

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Country Dance

2/5. Evan ap Evans tells Ann he will find Gabriel and tell him there is nothing between them. When her mother dies, her father tells her he's sending her back to Wales. By Margiad Evans. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Margiad Evans.

: Bespoken Word

4/4. One of the greats of performance poetry is on the show tonight in the shape of Attila the Stockbroker. He's joined by talented Irish poet Niall McDevitt, who dedicates his new poem about the perils of heroin addiction to the late French lyricist and lead singer of Les Negresses Vertes, Heino. Presented by Mister Gee. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Niall McDevitt
Presented By: Mister Gee
Producer: Graham Frost

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: The PlimsollSensation

2/5. By Nicolette Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nicolette Jones.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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