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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Between Ourselves

r New series 1/8. Two guests discuss a shared experience or occupation. This week: two mothers, each investigating the death of a son abroad.
Presented by Olivia O'Leary. Producer Karen Gregor Rptd9.30pm


Presented By: Olivia O'Leary.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Real World

5/5. 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 Sister Santacitta goes out and about on a celebrity fashion Shoot. Producer Kirsten Dwight


Producer: Kirsten Dwight

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Isaiah 5, vvl-7. 0 Lord, in Thy
Wrath (Gibbons). 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

2/5. June. One bulldog takes on 50 rabbits in a posh student prank; dockers strike; Nijinsky mocks gravity amid the cabbages; ordeal by coronation over for uueen Mary. Juliet Nicolson 's biography of the summer of 1911, read by Emilia Fox. For further details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Birthday Girl 2/5. GasandHotAir. By Stuart Morris. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Stuart Morris.

: Peak Nestwatch

The Peak District national park is home to some or Britain's rarest and most persecuted birds of prey.
Martin Wainwright has been following the fortunes of its breeding peregrines, goshawks and hen harriers. All these birds are strictly protected by law, but further protective measures straight out of contemporary hi-tech policing are still needed: nests are scrutinised by CCTV, "smart water" is painted around them, and DNA samples are taken from chicks to add to a national register. So why are these birds still under threat? producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Tim Dee

: American Forces Network

2/2. The Road to Berlin. Humphrey Lyttelton concludes his history of the American Forces' broadcasts in Britain during the Second World War. Today he reveals a battle for the airwaves between the BBC and General Eisenhower that led to the formation of the Allied Expeditionary
Forces Programme. With contributions from author
Patrick Morley , archive recordings of singer Anne Shelton ana excerpts from wartime programmes. producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Patrick Morley
Singer: Anne Shelton
Producer: Stephen Garner

: 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 tnan 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.

: Smile, Smile, Smile

Aled Jones investigates the strange story of Felix Powell , the composer of Pack Up Your Troubles - one of the most optimistic songs Of all time. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Felix Powell
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mapping the Heart

An adventure story set in 1950 in the Brazilian rainforest.
Scots-born Kristina is thrown together with opinionated American Ray Epstein when their light aircraft crashes in the jungle. Kristina finds herself torn between two men:
Ray and her explorer father Felix. By Beatrice Colin.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Ray Epstein
Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Kristina: Gayanne Potter
Ray: Stuart Milliqan
Fred/Mr Hugo: Paul Young
Miss Spence/Brazilian woman: Monica Gibb
Felix: Lewis Howden

: Home Planet

New series 1/13. Richard Daniel returns, joined by a panel of environmental scientists and conservationists, to discuss listeners' questions and concerns about the natural world and our impact on it. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Five Short Stories by Clare Boylan

2/5. Benny Gets the Blame. A look back to those days of childhood when the backstreets were full of youngsters playing out their imaginary games. Back to Roman times, in fact. Read by Stephen Hogan.
Producer Duncan Minshull For further details see yesterday


Read By: Stephen Hogan.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: A Thousand and One

2/4. Found in Translation. Robert Irwin discovers why the most famous translator of The Arabian Nights is buried in a tent. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Irwin

: Law in Action

8/10. 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

6/8. Summer reading recommendations from
Martha Kearney and her guests: this week the novelist Colm Toibin and the actor Tony Robinson. Producer Tim Dee Repeated Frillpm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Colm Toibin
Unknown: Tony Robinson.
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Bearded Ladies

2/6. The sketch show where everyday situations are taken to new heights - and then a bit further. 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

Kirsty tries to play the game.
For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts reviews, interviews and news of the nominations for this year's Mercury Prize for the album of the year, announced today. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Birthday Girl

2/5. GasandHotAir. By Stuart Morris. Ryan and Judy love adventure, so a ride in a hot-air balloon seems the ultimate birthday gift until Judy goes into labour -1,000 feet above ground.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stuart Morris.
Ryan: Stuart McLoughlin
Judy: Kananu Kirimi
Hen: Elizabeth Bell

: File on 4

9/11. With the price of gold surging to new heights, British investors are pumping billions of pounds into new mining ventures around the globe. Angus Stickler investigates claims that multinational companies are stripping developing countries of their natural resources, wreaking havoc in some of the poorest nations in the world. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Angus Stickler

: 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

4/5. 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

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

2/10. Here I Command. Pablo, the ruthless leader of a band of republican guerrillas, is determined to undermine Robert Jordan 's mission, but his wife and people seem willing to betray him. Ernest Hemingway 's novel set in the Spanish Civil War, read by Martin T Sherman. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Jordan
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Read By: Martin T Sherman.

: Vent

2/6. Don't Bet on It. As Ben lies on a ventilator in hospital, Mary and Mum put the racing on to try and bring him out of his coma. It doesn't work, but Ben does somehow seem to have developed a knack for predicting the winners, if only he could think of a way of telling anyone. Meanwhile John Dee , Queen Elizabeth I's own fortune teller, appears in Ben's brain with some unhelpful observations about what the future might hold. A comedy by Nigel Smith. With star guest David Mitchell as John Dee.
Other parts played by Mark Perry , Dave Lamb. Jo Martin , Giles New and Hils Barker
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: John Dee
Comedy By: Nigel Smith.
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: John Dee.
Played By: Mark Perry
Played By: Dave Lamb.
Played By: Jo Martin
Played By: Giles New
Played By: Hils Barker
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week:

The Perfect Summer
2/5. By Juliet Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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