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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda fortheweek. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. God of Mercy, God of Grace
(Heathiand). Psalm 80, vv7-15. A Tender Shoot
(Goldschmidt). You Are the Vine (Daniels/Rigby, arr
Wilson). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

1/5. May. Juliet Nicolson 's biography of the summer of 1911, drawing on the day-to-day life of queens, politicians, debs, women trade unionists, poets, butlers and schoolchildren. Shy Queen Mary dreads her husband's coronation ana confides in a friend "there is one thing I never did and wish I had: climb over a fence". Meanwhile, there is unrest at the docks. Abridged by Libby Spurrier and read by Emilia Fox. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson is available for E18.00 (rrp E20.00) 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: Juliet Nicolson
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier
Read By: Emilia Fox.
Producer: Matt Thompson
Unknown: Juliet Nicolson

: Woman's Hour from 10.45

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: ' Test Match SpecialEngland v Pakistan

The final day's play in the First Test.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Birthday Girl

1/5. April in Ljubljana. By Dominic power. The Woman Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Nerves of Steel

Once the cutlery capital of the world, Sheffield is now a world-class centre for surgical instruments and orthopaedic implants. Clare Jenkins reports. Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

2/4. Playwright Jack Rosenthal 's memoirs, adapted or radio by his daughter Amy Rosenthal. Today an account of Jack's brief spell in the Navy and his early career at Granada TV, including the first broadcast of Coronation Street, for which he wrote over 100 episodes. Maureen Lipman Herself Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Maureen Lipman with urn mw


Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Unknown: Amy Rosenthal.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Maureen Lipman
Jack Rosenthal: Stephen Mangan
Director/Petty: Officer/tony Warren/
Sydney/Michael Winner/ Geoff Lancashire: Rupert Degas
Adam Rosenthal: Zachary Fox
Mr Cecil/Harry Driver: George Layton
Jim Phoenix/George/Captain/ JackHaworth: Toby Lonqworth
Amy: Rosenthal Herself
Woman/Ursula/Director's PA/ Maxine: Amy Shindler
Midshipman/Jack Ripley: Colin Shindler

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Write Stuff .

6/6. James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Sue Limb and John O'Farrell. The subject for pastiche is Thomas Hardy and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden RptdSatllpm


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: John O'Farrell.
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Marcia Sproule

With the Luftwaffe bombing Belfast and evacuees fleeing in her direction, Marcia's key concern is to ensure she is assigned "a better of class of family". But in war, things rarelv turn out as planned. By Christopher Fitz-Simon . Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Marcia: Stella McCusker
Albert: John Hewitt
Rev Dalkeith: Mlche Docherty
Mr Turner: Mark Lambert
Major Brunskill: Richard Howard
Prudence: Aine McCartney
Hilde: Helen Koch-Cooper
Miss McNaughten: Julia Dearden

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Five Short Stories by Clare Boylan

1/5 Singles. When Connie goes on a singles holiday she strikes up an unexpectedly meaningful relationship with her room-mate. Read by Lynda Bellingham. The first of five Radio 4 commissions repeated as a tribute to the writer Clare Boylan , who died earlier this year. Producer Heather Brennon


Read By: Lynda Bellingham.
Unknown: Clare Boylan
Producer: Heather Brennon

: A Thousand and One

1/4. Scheherazade. A journey through The Arabian Nights, also known as The Thousand and One Nights. From Aladdin's lamp to genies, this medieval collection of stories-within-stories has become part of the English language. Novelist and Arabist Robert Irwin explores Scheherazade, the woman who escaped death by turning survival into an art form. Producer Jo Glanville


Unknown: Robert Irwin
Producer: Jo Glanville

: The Food Programme

Organics. Sheila Dillon asks whether organic standards are still being maintained. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

3/13. Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

3/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Mermaid Theatre in London. This week's panellists are Graham Norton , Marcus Brigstocke , Clement Freud and Pam Ayres. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pam Ayres.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Adam makes an unwelcome discovery.
For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the film
Stormbreaker, based on the bestselling book by Anthony Horowitz about teenage spy Alex Rider. Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Book By: Anthony Horowitz
Unknown: Alex Rider.

: Birthday Girl

1/5. April in Ljubljana. By Dominic Power. In the first of this week's five short plays about men preparing to celebrate their partner's birthday, a woman plans to mark her birthday by enjoying a break in Ljubljana, alone. But her commitment-hunqry younger boyfriend has other ideas.
Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dominic Power.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
April: Amanda Root
Murray: Jamie Ballard
Driver: Tomaz Sllvnik

: Document

2/3. A Laudable Invasion? The story of a dodgy dossier and an unlawful invasion: the story of the Laudabiliter, a papal letter, which for 800 years became the legal precedent for English occupation of Ireland. But Mike Thomson has new evidence that claims that the Laudabiliter was
"sexed-up " and possibly entirely faked. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Neil George

: Crossing Continents

2/9. Vietnam. Forty years after he reported on the war there, Julian Pettifer returns to Vietnam to examine the transformation in US-Vietnamese relations. RptdtromThu


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: The Fall and Rise of the Bicycle

New series 1/3. Africa: the Power of Two Wheels. Mark Stephen discovers the importance of the bicycle as a global barometer of social, economic and environmental change. He visits Namibia, where a bicycle can give access to healthcare, education and work, which sheer distance often renders impossible. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

1/10. Ernest Hemingway's passionate novel based on his own experiences in Spain during the Civil War.
When a young American volunteer joins a band of peasant guerrillas hiding in the mountains, he encounters both the taciturn men who will be his compatriots in arms, and a young woman, Maria. Abridged by Miranda Davies and read by Martin T Sherman. Producer Amber Barnfather RT DIRECT: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway is available for E7.99 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


Abridged By: Miranda Davies
Read By: Martin T Sherman
Producer: Amber Barnfather
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway

: A Family Business

1/3. Johnny Ball , father of Zoe Ball , looks at the reasons why families stick together in the entertainment business. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Zoe Ball
Producer: Libby Cross

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

1/5. By Juliet Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson.

: Analysis

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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