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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
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 the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: On the Ropes

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


Talks: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: The Real World

4/5. 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, Buddhist nun Ani Lhamo visits the newsdesk Of The Herald in Glasgow. Producer Kirsten Dwight


Unknown: Ani Lhamo
Producer: Kirsten Dwight

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

2/5. Novice farmers Robert and Jenny experience their first lambing at their newly-bought Welsh hill farm and are forced to confront the harsh realities of farming. Written and read by Horatio Clare. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Horatio Clare.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. 0 for a Heart to Praise My God
(Stockton). Titus 1, vv10-end; 2, v1. Christ Is the Flower within My Heart (Chapman). God of Grace and God of Glory (Regent Square). Laudamus Girls' Choir. Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 School Runs 2/5. By Alexis Zegerman.
The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.

: Project Pooch

Dylan Winter reports on a project that uses bad dogs to rehabilitate bad boys - and vice versa. At youth prison in the US state of Oregon, young murderers, rapists ana drug dealers rescue animals from local dog pounds and train them up to become good and useful members of society. In doing so, the prisoners learn about compassion, respect and the power of unconditional love. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Dylan Winter
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: American Forces Network

1/2. Born on the Fourth of July. The story of how, as US forces joined the war against Hitler in 1943, a network of broadcasting stations was established to give Americans the kind of radio programmes they were used to hearing back home. With contributions from author Patrick Morley , memories from British fans of the network and rare recordings of the American Forces' wartime broadcasts. Presented by Humphrey Lyttelton. producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Patrick Morley
Presented By: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: 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.

: In Chorus

With his very own chorus and the guidance of opera director
Jonathan Miller among others, Robert Thicknesse tries to make sense of the one voice of the many in all its artistic forms. From Ancient Greek drama to the massive scale of 19th-century opera, wherein lies the thrill and power of a Chorus in action? Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 330pm


Director: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Robert Thicknesse
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Star Man

On a visit home to Glasgow for his father funeral, Tom s thoughts go back to 1974, the year when, as a 15-year-old schoolboy, he was fascinated by stars: stars in the night sky, glam-rock stars such as David Bowie , and local stars like the charismatic and sexually ambiguous Danny. Written by Alastair Jessiman.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: David Bowie
Written By: Alastair Jessiman.
Director: David Jackson Young
Tom (aged 40): Paul Young
Tom (aged 15): William Barlow
Tom's father: Finlay Welsh
Tom's mother: Carol Ann Crawford
Danny: John Kielty
Steve: Michael Stewart
Pork: Steven Cree

: Making History

13/13. Sue Cook and the experts examine listeners historical puzzles and passions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: M[address removed]email: making.history(5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Opening Lines

2/5. Tierra del Fuego. By Ian Dudley. A family holiday on the Costa del Sol turns into the narrator's worst nightmare when his mid-life crisis gets the better of him at a karaoke barbecue. Read by Robert Glenister. Producer Joanne Reardon For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian Dudley.
Read By: Robert Glenister.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: The MEPs

2/5. Paul Henley meets five of the most dynamic members of the European Parliament.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Law in Action

7/10. 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 thdt have yet to hit the headlines. Producer Jim Frank


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

5/8. The writer, broadcaster and documentary-film-maker Sarfraz Manzoor and the lawyer and literary critic
Anthony Julius discuss their favourite books with Martha Kearney , who also brings her own choice of book. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Unknown: Anthony Julius
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Bearded Ladies

New series 1/6. Return of the sketch show that laughs out loud at the life we live. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Ewan Bailey. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Kenton sprouts some creativity.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a report on how established playwrights are creating new drama for young people. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: School Runs

2/5. The Teenager. "School is pointless - in fact the school system is just a conspiracy to make us all think the same way." So thinks Toby (played by Pax Baldwin ) as he suffers the school run in his mother's car while dreaming of the glorious Vicky Layman and contriving ways to get Albert Camus on the school syllabus. Written by Alexis Zegerman. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Played By: Pax Baldwin
Unknown: Vicky Layman
Unknown: Albert Camus
Written By: Alexis Zegerman.

: File on 4

8/11. As the police inquiry into loans and honours continues, Fran Abrams looks at the activities of some of the Government's other business friends. What incentives are there to put money into UK pic, and are these always in the best interests of the British taxpayer? Producer Rob Cave Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: 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

3/5. Kwame McKenzie 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".
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Kwame McKenzie
Producer: Helen Sharp

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Candide

2/5. Voltaire's naive hero endures a series of darkly comic abuses in the belief that all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Read by Michael Fenton Stevens. For further details see yesterday


Read By: Michael Fenton Stevens.

: Vent

New series 1/6. Wake Me Up before You Go-Go. Ben doesn't get out much, but he has a loving and attentive family, an active imagination and a comfortable bed, so he can't complain. Because he's in a coma. Mary and Mum wonder whether some of his favourite music will wake him up, while his own thoughts are occupied with visions of Sue Lawley, Robbie Williams and an unconventional seduction technique. A comedy by Nigel Smith.
Other parts played by Mark Perry , Dave Lamb , Jo Martin , Tim Whltnall , Hils Barker and Kim Wall
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Robbie Williams
Comedy By: Nigel Smith.
Played By: Mark Perry
Played By: Dave Lamb
Played By: Jo Martin
Played By: Tim Whltnall
Played By: Hils Barker
Played By: Kim Wall
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josle Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash

: Today In Parliament

Today's news from Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

2/5. By Horatio Clare. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Horatio Clare.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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