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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Allen Sleith.


Unknown: Dr Allen Sleith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is the psychoanalyst Dr Hanna Segal. She chooses eight recordings to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Dr Hanna Segal.

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: Falling Blossom

5/5. Despite tragedy and heartbreak, the letters continue - and the story reaches down through the generations. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Maps for Lost Lovers By Nadeem Aslam. 5/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For_detals see drama rpt at 7.45pm_


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Pakistan

The second day's play in the Second Test at Old Trafford. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Front

An all-human-life-is-there study of the British seafront. As the July crowds cluster round both the ice-cream sellers and the Kangaroo Man (stifling inside his suit), town hall officials are desperately try to relaunch their Victorian summer venue for cruising surfers. In the dark winter months part-time panto actors snatch quick fags in the drizzle. Reporter Sara Parker listens to the voices and sounds of the British seaside resort through winter and summer.


Reporter: Sara Parker
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Baggage

New series 1/6. it's Edinburgh, it's February and it s freezing outside. Inside, the temperature is rising. Caroline and Simeon are loved-up; Fiona and Ruth are fed up - three's company but four is definitely a crowd. Hilary Lyon 's second series of the comedy drama centred on the lives of three 40-ish friends. Producer/Director Gordon Kennedy


Unknown: Hilary Lyon
Director: Gordon Kennedy
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Simeon: Stuart Meouarrle

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues with Stuart Flinders , including at


Unknown: Stuart Flinders

: Face the Facts,

in which John Waite investigates the situation of the thousands of eastern Europeans working in Britain's building trade. You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Feedback

12/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments and redirects them towards BBC radio programme makers. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T. Phone [number removed]4b44, email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Auguste Levasseur -Chef des Claqueurs

In the world of 19th-century Parisian opera the claqueurs can make or break a perfomance. Pay them well and your opera receives tumultuous applause. Deny them and the theatre will ring with cat-calls. By Mike Harris. With Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (soprano) and Yuval Zoran (piano) Producer/Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Mike Harris.
Soprano: Gweneth-Ann Jeffers
Soprano: Yuval Zoran
Director: Clive Brill
Levasseur: Kenneth Cranham
Jacques: Robert Glenlster
Victor: Stuart Laing
Josette: Ayesha Antoine
Veron: Jonathan Taller

: Shared Earth

5/5. What has five weeks of woodpecker-watching thrown up in the BTO [British Trust for Ornithology] Great Spotted Woodpecker Survey during the series? Dylan Winter finds out. He's also on the road to Rockingham to find out what the fuel-efficient cars Of the future could be like. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Memory Experience: Unreliable Memory

5/5. Three Birthdays. Elizabeth's memory is fading, and those closest to her find it hard to make a connection. By Matthew Kneale. Read by Julia McKenzie. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Kneale.
Read By: Julia McKenzie.

: In Drovers' Boots

5/5. Huw Williams comes to the end of his journey, reaching Smithf ield, where he discovers some amazing characters and a fascinating history. For details see Monday


Unknown: Huw Williams

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, both famous and infamous, unsung and extraordinary. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

John Lasseter. the creator of Toy Story and Pixar's latest animation blockbuster, Cars, talks to Christopher Tookey. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Lasseter.
Unknown: Christopher Tookey.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/6. More hot, topical comedy as Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team bring out the sunblock of satire to filter through the week's news.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Jazzer does a dubious favour.
For cast see page 31
Written by Tim Stimpson ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, reviews and interviews. producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Maps for Lost Lovers

5/10. Operation Ivory. The police get involved in the disappearance of Jugnu and Chanda, and make an arrest. By Nadeem Aslam.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Crowborough, East Sussex, put questions on the issues of the week to a panel consisting of Conservative MP Nicholas Soames , Minister for Culture David Lammy , chief executive of Yeo Valley foods Graham Keating , and columnist Julia Hartley Brewer.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Unknown: David Lammy
Unknown: Graham Keating
Unknown: Julia Hartley Brewer.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

The historian Professor David Cannadine presents his reflections on topical events.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine

: The Friday Play: The Memory Experience:Last Loves

A compelling drama about love among the elderly in a residential home, inspired by true stories. Often seen as rooms for those waiting for the Grim Reaper to call, sex is actually alive and f lourising between residents Kate and Bob. She is in her 60s, he is nearly 90. Beside being lovers, they both suffer from dementia. Richard Wilson plays
Kate's husband Paul whose reaction to his wife's infidelity is complicated. Written by Rony Robinson , with original songs by Sally Goldsmith.
Singers Violetta Hall , Rosa Allender , Joan Crookes , Jill Eke , Monica Mellor , Jim Russell , Tony Smith : Pianist Julie Crookes Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Richard Wilson
Written By: Rony Robinson
Songs By: Sally Goldsmith.
Singers: Violetta Hall
Singers: Rosa Allender
Singers: Joan Crookes
Singers: Jill Eke
Singers: Monica Mellor
Singers: Jim Russell
Pianist: Tony Smith
Pianist: Julie Crookes
Director: Pauline Harris
Paul: Richard Wilson
Mo: Barbara Marten
Kate: June Brouqhton
Bob: Peter Martin

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: For Whom the Bell Tolls

10/10. 1 Go Always with Thee. Robert Jordan and the peasant guerrilla band he is leading prepare to blow the bridge, although they fear that the attack may be futile. Martin T Sherman reads the conclusion of Ernest Hemingway 's Spanish Civil War novel. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Jordan
Unknown: Martin T Sherman
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Tiny Tim

With his ukelele and falsetto renditions of pre-war popular songs like Tiptoe through the Tulips, Tiny Tim was an unlikely star and an even less likely sex symbol. Yet during the 60s he became hugely popular. Writer and musician CP Lee tells the story of a very unusual talent and a genuine eccentric. Producer Bob Dickinson


Musician: Cp Lee
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: News

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

5/5. By Peter Pagnamenta and Momoko Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Pagnamenta
Unknown: Momoko Williams.

: News

: World Stories

Wives of the Gods: Angela Robson reports on a traditional practice of the Trokosi in Ghana


Unknown: Angela Robson

: Close Up

25 Years of MTV (2/2)

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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