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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys 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: John Humphrys
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: The Plimsoll Sensation

3/5. Plimsoll's cause to end the scandalous shipping malpractices of the Victorian era runs into trouble as he faces the wrath of some powerful MP shipowners. But public opinion is beginning to swing behind him. By Nicolette Jones. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Nicolette Jones.

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. Put Thou Thy Trust in God
(Doncasfer;. Psalm 31, vvl-6. Lord, I Trust Thee (Handel).
Jesus Calls Me (St Andrew). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Standing Still, Running 3/5. By Elizabeth Reeder. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Elizabeth Reeder.

: Kith and Kin

v r
New series 1/4. You Are to Know That I Am Your Father
Amanda Vickery traces the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak. The
17th-century diarist and gardener John Evelyn struggled to shape his son into a worthy heir and was bitterly disappointed - so he started the project again with his grandson. The story shows how dramatically our ideas of education have changed. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: John Evelyn
Producer: Peter Everett

: Baggage

5/6. Christmas Crises. It's Edinburgh. It's Christmas.
It's a relaxed partner-free zone. Throw in a goose, a ghost and a garrulous whippet and you're all set. Unless of course, Fuhrer Fiona is in charge. Comedy drama series by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Fuhrer Fiona
Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Mike: Stuart McQuarrie
Catlin: Holly Wagner
Alistair: Peter Capaldl
Rev Nicholas: Moray Hunter
Fats: Gordon Kennedy

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: LandLines

1/6. The Hoo Peninsula, North Kent. The world's first torpedo, a medieval duck trap and the inspiration for a Dickens novel are the clues that Brett Westwood and the landscape detectives are given in a series linking landscape with local history. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole and the Vanishing Juror

3/4 Rumpole's admiration for the integrity of the Old Bailey jury is legendary, but in this story he encounters a juror in a murder trial who has a very personal and very dramatic agenda.
By John Mortimer
Director Marilyn Imrie


Writer: John Mortimer
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Rumpole: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Bonny: Bruce Alexander
Luci: Sophie Thompson
Marcia: Marlene Sidaway
Neville: David Holt
Adrian: Sean Baker
Mr Parkin: Ewan Bailey
Justice Sloper: Ian Masters
Mr Phelps: David Shaw-Parker
Christine: Hetty Baynes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie , and Bob Flowerdew answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in South Yorkshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Shortened at 2pm

: Dora's Women: Rooster

3/5. A confrontation with a randy old rooster leads to an explosive climax.
Written by Roy Apps.
Read by Dora Bryan.
(For further further details see Monday)


Writer: Roy Apps
Reader: Dora Bryan

: Silver Screen Beats

3/5. Jesus Christ Superstar.Lyricist Tim Rice reveals that this movie (1973) only came about because the stage show was such a flop, and how Tom Jones inspired the film's title. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jesus Christ
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Tom Jones

: 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

: All in the Mind

2/5. Claudia Hammond examines everyday psychological challenges and delves deeper into how our brains work in a bid to find out if it is "all in the mind". Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: 28 Acts In 28 Minutes

3/3. 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. John Humphrys presides, sitting 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

Kenton rounds up the troops.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Standing Still, Running

3/5. The events of Monday continue to haunt the four women as they struggle to make sense of the world in light of a murder. By Elizabeth Reeder.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Reeder.

: The Moral Maze

4/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: How to Succeed at Summits

1/2. A look at the secrets of international summits.
Sir Christopher Meyer , former British ambassador to the United States, goes behind the closed doors when world leaders get together and explores the keys to success with fellow summiteers, including Madeleine Albright , former US secretary of state.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Unknown: Madeleine Albright
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: The Isomers Have It

Sue Nelson gets to grips with a chemical subtlety: isomers. Isomers are chemicals that are made up of the same atoms, but arranged differently. For instance, methamphetamine has two forms: one is a performance-enhancing drug, and the other is a decongestant.
Alain Baxter , the British skier, won a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics but had it taken away when he tested positive for methamphetamine in his urine sample after using an American Vicks inhaler for his bunged-up nose. Sue Nelson discovers other isomers and how they can be helpful in the drugs industry. Producer Helen sharp


Unknown: Alain Baxter

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Country Dance

3/5. Ann accompanies her mother's body back to Wales for burial. It is there she learns about the meeting of Gabriel and the Master, and how they fought. Gabriel is her sweetheart again and proposes marriage. By Margiad Evans. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Margiad Evans.

: Weak at the Top: Booty

2/4. A comedy that puts the man into management, written by Guy Browning, and starring Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak.

Weak reveals the feminist metatext of a chocolate bar ad that features a bikini-clad model with lips that could suck the hair shirt off a Benedictine monk at 50 yards.


Writer: Guy Browning
Music: David Pickvance
Producer/Director: Jonquil Panting
John Weak: Alexander Armstrong
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Bill: Ron Cook
Sacha/Petra: Tracy Wiles
Tibet/Stewardess/Warden: Adjoa Andoh
Steward/Ski guy/Barman: Kim Wall

: Today In Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The PlimsollSensation

3/5. By Nicolette Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nicolette Jones.

: Analysis

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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