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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Between Ourselves

3/8. Two women discuss the reality of living with schizophrenia: the delusions, voices, and prejudice they experience. Presented by Olivia O'Leary. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


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

: Alvin Hall's Art World

2/5. In Britain, a widespread misunderstanding persists about how the art world really works. Alvin Hall has collected art for 20 years. Here he debunks the myths of the art world as he takes a journey from the artist to the gallery, to the collector and the critic, producer Richard vadon


Unknown: Alvin Hall

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

2/5. Following the famous "hippie trail" of the 1960s, Rory Maclean meets an original Flower Child making a nostalgic return visit to Turkey. But the country she knew has changed beyond recognition, and this generation s backpackers have little in common with the original "Intrepids". Read by Kerry Shale . For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Read By: Kerry Shale

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. Through All the Changing scenes of Life Wiltshire). Exodus 32, vv7-14. Holy, Holy, Holy (Schubert). God of Forgiveness (Slane). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Singers: John Powell
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Maps for Lost Lovers By Nadeem Aslam.
7/10. The Woman'sHourdrama. For details see drama rpt at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: A Life with.......

2/3. Kanzi. Kanzi is a bonobo (a close relative of the chimp) whom Sue Savage Rumbaugh has taught to understand English and to communicate by means or a keyboard. Presenter Grant Sonnex has an extraordinary meeting with both Sue and Kanzi. producer Grant sonnex


Unknown: Savage Rumbaugh
Presenter: Grant Sonnex

: The Art of Pop

2/3. Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker looks at the importance of art schools in shaping British pop music, and pop's impact on art. The 1960s and 70s saw numerous pop groups springing from an art school background me biggest names in British pop, from the Beatles to the Sex
Pistols, all owed something to an art school influence. But successive governments were concerned about the kind of education art schools were offering. producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jarvis Cocker
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: 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 op per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Marking the Event

2/3. The Royal Marriage of 1589. The scale of the spectacle organised in Florence for the wedding celebrations of the Grand Duke Ferdinando de' Medici and Princess Christine of Lorraine is still impressive five centuries later,
Bridget Kendall continues her examination of the role music played in history's royal summits with a look at this musical feast, which required the combined efforts of the entire artistic, intellectual and administrative forces of Tuscany to create a month of pageantry, political ceremonial and unequalled theatrical achievement.
Producer Johannah Smith Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Johannah Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Parting

When four men miss the 6.32pm train they find themselves spending the evening in the station bar. Sam the bartender becomes a confidante as each man tells why he wanted to be on that particular train. By Tanika Gupta.
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Director: Tracey Neale
Sam: Trevor Peacock
Foster: Don McCorkindale
Jimmy: Ewan Bailey
Soldier: Danny Dyer
Cranky: Calum Callaghan

: Home Planet

3/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners questions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planeti5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Original Shorts

2/5. Snapshot. Gifted young novelist Clare George 's devastating story of a female photojournalist, recently wounded in Iraq, who is trying to regain her skills - in Balham. Read by Georgina Rich. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Clare George
Read By: Georgina Rich.

: Prehistoric Manual

2/5. The First Cross-Channel Ferry? Mike Pitts visits the Dover Museum to see the best-preserved prehistoric boat in Britain. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Mike Pitts

: Law in Action

10/10. 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

8/8. Business leader Sir Digby Jones and cult novelist Rupert Thomson talk to Martha Kearney about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Leader: Sir Digby Jones
Unknown: Rupert Thomson
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Bearded Ladies

4/6. The sketch show that explores everyday life with a group of women who really should know better. 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

Nigel plays Cupid.
For cast see page 29 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Martin Smith

: Maps for Lost Lovers

7/10. The Moment of Union. Shamas pursues Suraya at a concert by the renowned Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Written by Nadeem Aslam.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Nadeem Aslam.

: File on 4

11/11. There are nearly 3,000 teenagers in custody, and a third of young offenders are judged highly vulnerable or mentally ill. The penal system is charged with failing them - with sometimes tragic results. Julian O'Halloran investigates cases that point to a lack of care and asks if some of these youngsters should be in prison at all. Producer Philippa Goodrich Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Philippa Goodrich

: 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

: The Memory Experience: The Making of Memory

New series 1/3. Dr Mark Porter explores how the brain stores and recalls the complex connections that make up short- and long-term memory. He discovers why part of the brain crucial for memory - the hippocampus - is more developed in taxi drivers, and talks to a neurologist working on a new generation of drugs for Alzheimer's disease.
Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Algernon Blackwood Ghost Stories

2/5. The Empty House. An aunt and her nephew attempt to spend the night in a haunted house. For further details see yesterday

: Vent

4/6. Switching Off. Ben's doctors wonder if lying in a coma might be making him depressed and they send in the hospital psychiatrist to see him. This has a surprising effect on Ben, Mary and Mum. Meanwhile Ben's unconscious mind takes him back to his previous experience of therapy - having a row with Mary about their marriage guidance counsellor. A comedy by Nigel Smith.
Other parts played by Mark Perry , Dave Lamb , Jo Martin and Lucy Montgomery Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Nigel Smith.
Played By: Mark Perry
Played By: Dave Lamb
Played By: Jo Martin
Played By: Lucy Montgomery
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Susan: Nicola Walker
Mum: Josle Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash

: White Nights

2/5. DJ and critic Bobby Friction leafs through his dream diary with the help of Infinite Scale, Gautam Malkani , a nursery-rhyme rap and Professor Russell Foster and his mum. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Gautam Malkani
Unknown: Professor Russell Foster

: News

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

2/5. By Rory Maclean. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rory MacLean.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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