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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Start the Week ,

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service ..

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins. With the Welsh Chamber Singers.
Director of music Avril Harding. Organist John Cheer.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: John Cheer.

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

1/5. In the 1960s, masses of young hippies blazed a trail from Istanbul to Kathmandu in the weirdest Procession of unroadworthy vehicles ever to rattle across the face of the earth. Rory Maclean retraces their adventures for the first time since the route was reopened to discover some extraordinary changes that have occurred in the intervening years. Abridged by Jane Marshall and read by Kerry Shale . Producer Jane Marshall
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Magic Bus by Rory Maclean is available for £15.5 (rrp E16.99) 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: Jane Marshall
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: Rory MacLean

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Maps for Lost Lovers By Nadeem Asiam.
6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm_


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nadeem Asiam.

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Second
Test. from Old Trafford. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Inside the Family Court

2/2. The country's only dedicated Family Court, Wells Street London, has lifted its ban on reporting and allowed Jenny Cuffe inside. She meets district judge Nicholas Crichton , who deals With cases Of Child custody. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Nicholas Crichton
Producer: Smita Patel

: Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

4/4. The writer's memoirs, adapted by his daughter Amy.Jack Rosenthal recounts his experiences of working with Barbra Streisand , sparring with Hollywood and saving the family tortoise from certain death. He is now established as an awflrrf-winninn writer and a household name. Other characters played by members of the cast Producer Bruce Hyman ; Director Maureen Lipman with Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Unknown: Barbra Streisand
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Dirk Maggs
Maureen Lipman: Herself
Jack Rosenthal: Stephen Mangan
Reptile specialist: Rupert Degas
George Best: Rupert Degas
Angie: Rebecca Front
Amy: Antouk Hyman
Intercom voice: Toby Longworth
Executive: Toby Longworth
Hobo: Toby Longworth
Barbra Streisand: Jessica Martin
Adam Rosenthal: Himself
Zelma: Amy Rosentha
Amy: Amy Rosenthal
Head of Drama: Kerry Shale
Beth: Amy Shindler
Trucker: Colin Shindler
Adam (child): Ceallach Spellman

: You and Yours .

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: X Marks the Spot

2/6. The cryptic treasure hunt, hosted by David Stafford. Guest panellists Hilary Kay , David Edwards and Simon Fanshawe race against the clock to locate a treasure where X marks the spot. Producer Sarah Rowlands Rptd Sat 11pm


Unknown: David Stafford.
Unknown: Hilary Kay
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Sarah Rowlands Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Memory Experience:The August Birthdays

What happens when you've no child to hand your stones on to? It's Katherine's 39th birthday. At a crossroads in life, she walks the streets where she grew up and is drawn back to an earlier, more eventful, birthday. By Frances Byrnes Pianist Heidi Rolfe ; Producer/Director Gary Brown


Pianist: Frances Byrnes
Pianist: Heidi Rolfe
Director: Gary Brown
Young Katherine: Lucy Worrall
Older Katherine: Caroline Small
Mrs Fernie: Gillian Waugh
Mrs Horrax: Sue Kelly
Mr Cook: Geoffrey Wilkinson
Mrs Cook: Olwen May
Miss Lord: Rita May
Girl: Hayley Hunt

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Original Shorts

1/5 The Milly Ming. Award-winning author Jane Gardam 's beguiling account of a parish home for unmarried mothers. Read by Sarah Badel. The start of a second series of brand-new stories by well-known authors. producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Milly Ming.
Unknown: Jane Gardam
Read By: Sarah Badel.
Producer: Martin Jarvis

: Prehistoric Manual

1/5. Changing Huts - Round-House Style. Would our Iron Age ancestors have decorated their walls with painted patterns? A guide to ancient living, with Mike Pitts. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mike Pitts.

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

5/13. Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Just a Minute

5/11. With Paul Merton , Julian Clary , Clement Freud and Pauline McLynn , and chairman Nicholas Parsons. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Oliver lays down the law.
For cast see page 29 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on a new satirical mock-documentary in which the South won the American Civil War, and slavery flourished. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Maps for Lost Lovers

6/10. A Solitary Birthday. Haunted by the murder of Jugnu and Chanda, Shamas and Kaukab neglect each other. By Nadeem Aslam ; adapted by Rukshana Ahmad.
Producers Shabina Aslam and David Hunter Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam
Adapted By: Rukshana Ahmad.
Producers: Shabina Aslam
Producers: David Hunter
Kaukab: Sameena Zehra
Shamas: Amerjlt Deu
Mah-jabin: Lena Kaur
Ujala: Aslf Khan
Jugnu: Nick Khan
Charag: Marc Elliott
Matchmaker: Shobu Kapoor
Amy: Tracey Wiles
Suraya: Pooja Ghal
Chada: Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahldl
Tariq: Muzz Khan
Chanda's mother: Jamlla Massey
Chanda's father: Kish Sharma
Chanda's brother: Sanjiv Hayre
Poorabji: Renu Setna
Sergeant: Damian Lynch
Inspector: Sam Hale

: Challenging the Silence

New series 1/3. Martin Sixsmith examines the relationship between artists and the authorities in Soviet Russia. From the October Revolution of 1917 until after the death of Stalin in 1953, a poem, as Boris Pasternak observed, could "explode with the force of a bomb". Sixsmith reveals how writers and musicians who stayed in Russia, such as Pasternak, Anna Akhmatova , Osip Mandelstam and Dmitri Shostakovich , used their creative work to challenge the regime. Including contributions from Pasternak's son
Yevgeni and Shostakovich's widow Irina. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Martin Sixsmith
Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich
Producer: Alan Hall

: Crossing Continents

8.30 Faultlines - Lebanon
In the light of the recent events in the Middle East,
Allan Little revisits a programme first broadcast in May. Lebanon sits among some of the strongest cross-currents of history that have pulled the country over the years into a vortex of war and mayhem. Allan Little examines why its beguiling cultural and religious pluralism has dragged it towards destruction once more. What are the faultlines that have again become battle lines? Producer Jane Beresford (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Fall and Rise of the Bicycle

3/3. China: Rejecting the Bicycle. Mark Stephen makes an intimate journey through Beijing, meeting those whose lives have been tied to the bicycle for generations, and discovering that the bicycle is now at the very heart of a new environmental threat. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Algernon Blackwood Ghost Stories

1/5. The Willows. Two travellers camped in the wilderness encounter malevolent forces beyond their understanding. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Producer Clive Brill
RT DIRECT: The Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood is available for E6.99 including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: RT Direct. [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: Fiona McAlpine
Producer: Clive Brill
Stories Of: Algernon Blackwood

: A Family Business

3/3. Johnny Ball examines what it's like to work in showbusiness with family members. Producer Libby cross


Unknown: Johnny Ball

: White Nights

1/5. Actress Tamsin Greig hosts five nightly reflections for the top of the year with the music of the sleeping body, unreguited passion on a late-night platform and the circadian charms of the Third Eye. Producers Simon Elmes and Adam Fowler


Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Producers: Simon Elmes
Producers: Adam Fowler

: News

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

1/5. By Rory Maclean. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rory MacLean.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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