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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 Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.

: 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 the Rev Peter Whittaker. We Sing the Praise of One Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Luke 20, vv9-18. God So Loved the World (Chilcott). Take Up Thy Cross (Breslau). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Book of the Week: The Perfect Summer

3/5. July. Very hot now. Sixteen per cent of workers are in service but the National Insurance Act looks to destroy, as Lady Desart put it, "that beautiful intimacy which had hitherto so often existed between mistress and servants . Germans being beastly to French in Morocco. By Juliet Nicolson , read by Emilia Fox. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Birthday Girl 3/5. The Birthday Gift
By Anji-Loman Field. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Anji-Loman Field.

: Kith and Kin

3/4. Mad about the Boy. How the son of a wealthy
East India Company trader went to the bad in Georgian England, despite the best efforts of his uncles. The story begins in the headguarters of football's Premier League and moves via Newgate Jail to Australia. Amanda Vickery continues to trace the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak, producer Peter Everett


Producer: Peter Everett

: Dixon of Dock Green

New series 1/6. Little Boy Blue. By Ted Willis. Adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell. Starring David Calder as PC George Dixon and Hamish Clark as PC Andy Crawford. Dixon and Crawford investigate a break-in at the local pinball palace that points the finger at a local boy made good.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby
See Jack of All Trades at 11.30am on Thursday


Unknown: Ted Willis.
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Unknown: David Calder
Unknown: George Dixon
Unknown: Hamish Clark
Unknown: Andy Crawford.
George: David Calder
Andy: Hamish Clark
Geoff: Tom Lawrence
Benny: Dan Winter
Tonv: Michael Caroian
Taffy: Matthew Thomas
Annie: Hayley Doherty

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

3/6. The Brecks. The landscape detectives uncover the fragments of a Stone Age cooking site and discover a medieval landscape dominated by rabbits as they follow the land lines on the East Anglian brecklands. Producer Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole Returns: 1/2: Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf

Rumpole leaves London to defend a case in the Home Counties, where he meets up with Ben, a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl. By John Mortimer.

RT DIRECT: Rumpole and the Primrose Path, four 45-minute Radio 4 plays adapted by John Mortimer, is available on CD for £10.99 (rrp £15.99) plus £2.45 p&p. To order, send a cheque, made payable to BBC Shop, to: BBC Shop, [address removed], or call [number removed], or visit [web address removed] quoting [text removed] Mortimer on Rumpole: page 107


Writer: John Mortimer
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Rumpole: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Hermione: Felicity Montagu
Mr Beazley: Nicholas Le Prevost
Chris: Philip Jackson
Ben: Matt Smith
Judge Wintergreen: Karl Johnson
Adrian: Sean Baker
Felicity: Ellie Beaven

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Nottinghamshire.
Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


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

: Five Short Stories by Clare Boylan

3/5. The Mission to Brazil. A hard-living, hard-bitten priest is surprised to learn an inheritance comes his way. Or does it? Read by Dermot Crowley.
Producer Duncan Minshull For further details See Monday


Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: A Thousand and One

3/4. Open Sesame. Robert Irwin goes on a magical tour of The Arabian Nights, discovering real spells and modern stories of enchantment along the way, as he encounters genies, amulets, sorceresses, talismans and flying carpets. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Irwin

: 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

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".
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Kwame McKenzie

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

2/4. Comedy panel show in which a new host takes the chair every week to present a quiz all about themselves. Former BBC director-general Greg Dyke is the guest host, and facing up to a quiz based on his life, whims and interests are regular panellists Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter and Robin Ince. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

The Golden Girl returns to Home Farm.
For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Birthday Girl

3/5. The Birthday Gift. By Anji-Loman Field. Jonny is on a gap year in Cambodia. He is miserable about spending his birthday far away from home until he discovers that his new friend, Amara, has never had a birthday.
Jonny Ben Crowe Amara Tina Chiang For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anji-Loman Field.

: The Moral Maze

6/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Clifford Longley , 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: Join the Union to Get ahead

One University Union produces the most feared debaters in Westminster - and it's not the one you think. Andrew Neil reveals the political secrets of the Glasgow University Union.
Producer David Stenhouse Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Producer: David Stenhouse

: Steam Driven

It's almost 40 years since steam disappeared from widespread use on the railways, but the development of steam locomotives has never stopped. Technical advances in fuel, efficiency, design and new materials have been adopted and this "modern steam" is now pulling passengers and freight in several corners of the world. Claire Barratt meets some of the dedicated engineers working with modernised locomotives and hears about a brand-new design on the drawing board for a 21st-century loco. Producer Alan Daulby


Unknown: Claire Barratt
Producer: Alan Daulby

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

3/10. There Is Not Much Time. Robert Jordan and Maria pledge their love for each other, then, as day breaks, fascist planes darken the sky. By Ernest Hemingway , read by Martin T Sherman. For further details see Monday


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

: Weak at the Top

4/4. Otters. 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 turns Smokehouse as green as the Jolly Green Giant, while saving Sir Marcus from an eco-Nazi who insists on paper underwear.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Written By: Guy Browning
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: John Weak.
Music By: David Pickvance
Weak: Alexander Armstrong
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Bill: Ron Cook
Tim: Ewan Bailey
Rebecca: Colleen Prenderqast
Ted: Kim Wall

: Today In Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, highlighting Prime
Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:

The Perfect Summer
3/5. By Juliet Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Juliet Nicolson.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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