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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 Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God (ir
Cecilia). Titus 2, vvll-15. For This Purpose (Kendrick, arr
Llewellyn). How Great Thou Art (Trad Swedish). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Running for the Hills

3/5. The financial hardships of running the farm divide Robert and Jenny. With no hope of ever making a profit, Robert makes the pragmatic suggestion to sell the farm, but Jenny refuses to abandon her dream to give her children a country childhood. By Horatio Clare. Read by the author and Saskia Wickham. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Horatio Clare.
Unknown: Saskia Wickham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 School Runs 3/5. By Alexis Zegerman. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alexis Zegerman.

: Kith and Kin

2/4. The Real Fanny Price. Of all her heroines,
Jane Austen 's favourite was Fanny Price in Mansfield Park a poor girl adopted by wealthy relatives to be half-servant, half-daughter. There was just such a girl in Jane's own life, and this is her story. Amanda Vickery continues to trace the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Peter Everett

: Baggage

6/6. New Year, New Life. It's Edinburgh. It's Hogmanay.
It's time for resolution. Caroline is determinedly moving on, Fiona might be moving back, and Ruth is definitely staying exactly where she is. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne (W


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imne
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Alistair: Peter Capaldi
Simeon: Stuart McQuarrle

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

2/6. The Stroud Valleys. Aztecs and Mohicans are among those making an appearance when Brett Westwood unravels the connections between landscape and local history on the edge of the Cotswolds. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole Redeemed

4/4 Rumpole solves the conundrum of an ex-con who seems to have been redeemed, and one who evidently hasn t and also seeks redemption for his own sins of omission at the Lysander health club. In passing, he also bestows redemption on several of his associates who, in various preposterous ways, are in dire need of it. By John Mortimer.
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Rumpole: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Luci: Sophie Thompson
Bonny: Bruce Alexander
Claude: Nigel Anthony
Archie: Nigel Anthony
Lord Crane: Nicholas Le Prevost
Brian: Karl Howman
Chirpy: Stephen Critchlow
Brenda: Frances Jeater
Lady Sloper: Richenda Carey

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions posed by gardeners in Gloucestershire.
Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Opening Lines

3/5. How Michael Stays Young. By Elizabeth Sarkany.
When Michael's marriage falls apart, Carolyn indulges in a fantasy that she can leave her own unhappy marriage and be the one to renew his faith in love. Read by Amanda Root. Producer Gemma Jenkins For further further details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Sarkany.
Read By: Amanda Root.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: The MEPs

3/5. Paul Henley meets another member of the European Parliament. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Henley

: 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

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".
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Kwame McKenzie

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

New series 1/4. Comedy panel show in which a new host takes the chair every week to present a quiz all about themselves. Former BBC and ITN chief political correspondent John Sergeant is the guest host, and facing up to a quiz based on John's life, whims and interests are regular panellists Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter , Robin Ince and Alan Carr. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Alan Carr.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Alistair feels like a happy camper. For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: School Runs

3/5. The Busy Businesswoman. Vivienne (played by Saskia Wickham ) is late. She's never late - being first in the office is her thing. If only she hadn't had to have that physio session after twisting her knee doing the boat pose in yoga. And where have all these kids come from? They shouldn't be allowed out before they can vote. Written by Alexis Zegerman. For further details see Mon Repeated from 10.45am


Played By: Saskia Wickham
Written By: Alexis Zegerman.

: The Moral Maze

5/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley 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: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: How to Succeed at Summits

2/2. Sir Christopher Meyer , former British ambassador to the US, goes behind the closed doors when world leaders get together and explores the keys to success with fellow summiteers, including former British ministers Sir
Malcolm Rifkind and Clare Short , and Madeleine Albright , former US secretary of state.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Madeleine Albright
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: Headlong

Many people knock themselves out at some point in their lives, and thousands end up in A&E each year as - a result. But not many of us realise that even a minor head injury can result in long-term problems as a result of damage to the brain. Edi Stark talks to patients about their struggle with mild brain injury and meets the doctors working to highlight the problems caused by this "silent epidemic". Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Candide

3/5. Voltaire's naive hero endures more 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 Monday


Read By: Michael Fenton Stevens.

: Weak at the Top

3/4. Values. A comedy that puts the man into management, written by Guy Browning and starring
Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak. Today Weak solves the Meeting
Room crisis by seducing Sam Whetstone , the stone-faced old trout with a face like a dropped pie.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Written By: Guy Browning
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: John Weak.
Unknown: Sam Whetstone
Music By: David Pickvance
Director: Jonquil Panting
Weak: Alexander Armstrong
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Bill: Ron Cook
Tim: Ewan Bailey
Giles: Stephen Critchlow
Sam: Adjoa Andoh

: 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: Running for the Hills

3/5. By Horatio Clare. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Horatio Clare.

: Analysis

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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