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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 Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: The Memory Experience: Sharpen Your Memory

2/6. Why do we have such a clear picture of what we were doing when John F Kennedy was shot, or when we heard
Princess Diana had died? Mariella Frostrup looks at flashbulb memory - when personal and public memories connect and are shared. She also asks writer Marina
Warner about collective memory and how groups become defined by a shared history. And the actor Kwame Kwei -
Armah looks at how generations of collective histories were wiped out by slavery, and why he revisited the land of his forebears looking for his real name and a sense of identity. Producer KatyHickman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John F Kennedy
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Kwame Kwei

: The Memory Experience: Me and My Memory

2/6. John has developmental amnesia. He was born prematurely and the area of his brain that mediates his memory for day-to-day events was damaged. However, his ability to acquire long-term memories was spared, and with help from his diary and a mobile phone, John, now 29, gets round many of his memory failings. Cognitive neuroscientist Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem explains why John's memory works this way.


Presenter: Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. 0 God of Earth and Altar (Kings
Lynn). Numbers 16, w36-40; 46-48. We Wait for Thy Loving
Kindness, 0 God (McKie). Restore, 0 Lord, the Honour of Your Name! (Kendrick). With the John Powell Singers.
Director of music John Powell. Organist Graham Eccies.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Singers: John Powell
Organist: Graham Eccies.

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

3/5. Following the famous "hippie trail" of the 1960s, Rory Maclean reaches Afghanistan. But the days of Westerners in Afghan coats is a distant memory. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Maps for Lost Lovers By Nadeem Aslam.
8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetailsseedramarptat7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: Squatters' Paradise

During the summer of 1946 over forty thousand Bntisn people took the law into their own hands and squatted property that they didn't own - initially, disused military camps, then empty hotels and blocks of flats. It was an unprecedented movement of civil disobedience, ana it presented Atlee's Labour government with its first great crisis. Mark Whitaker tells the story - with testimony from several of the squatters themselves, producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Dixon of Dock Green

3/6. The Captain. A series of burglaries on empty houses bears all the trademarks of one of Dock Green s most colourful characters - but is Andy too keen to make an arrest that could aid his progress into CID? By Ted WilliS. Adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby


Unknown: Ted Willis.
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Director: Viv Beeby
PC George Dixon: David Calder
PC Andy Crawford: Hamish Clark
Maurie: Jonathan Tafler
Fred: Jonathan Gunning
The Captain: Bill Wallis

: You and Yours ,

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

5/6. Borrowdale The landscape puzzle unearths monastic conflict, Viking names and pencils in the Lake District. Presented by Brett Westwood. producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Thrift

By Rebecca Trick-Walker . Gwen sits on a cliff-top in Pembrokeshire trying to do a watercolour painting of the flower thrift. Instead she finds herself thinking about her 40-year marriage and its recent end, and how her story mirrors that of Morwen, the Maiden of the Sea.
Producer/Director Kate McAII


Unknown: Rebecca Trick-Walker
Director: Kate McAii
Gwen: Sian Phillips
Richard: Richard Mltchley
Jack: William Thomas
Storyteller: Dorien Thomas

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of the Port Sunlight Residents and Conservation Society, Wirral. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Original Shorts

3/5. Rainbow Warrior. Novelist Adam Thorpe 's short story takes an ironic look at an earnest conservationist dad whose family, on holiday, would rather just have fun. Read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres For further details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: Prehistoric Manual

3/5. Chariots of Leather. At the International Museum of the Horse in Kentucky last summer, a two-wheeled wooden chariot, with a suspension system made from woven leather, was put through its paces. One of the passengers was Mike Pitts , who reports on this vehicle modelled from an image on a coin. For further details see Mon


Unknown: Mike Pitts

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: The Memory Experience: the Making of Memory

1/3. Dr Mark Porter explores how the brain stores and recalls the complex connections that make up short-and long-term memory. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

4/4. Comedy panel show in which a new host presents a quiz all about themselves, their whims, fancies, loves and hates and past glories. Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond is the guest host, with regular panellists Sue Perkins and Robin Ince , and guests. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Jennie Bond
Unknown: Robin Ince
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Brian calls in the heavies.
For cast see page 29 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with Irvine Welsh, whose new novel The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs focuses on food, sex and fame. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Maps for Lost Lovers

8/10. At Scandal Point. Mah-jabin plans to leave for America, and Suraya wants more from Shamas. By Nadeem Aslam. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nadeem Aslam.

: The Moral Maze

8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes Rptd Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: A Burst of Freedom

2/2. An extreme brand of free-market ideology called libertarianism took over the Conservative Party's student wing in the mid-1980s. The Times columnist Tim Hames investigates how an insatiable desire to shock and irritate senior figures in the party led to the radicals' downfall. Producer Innes Bowen Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Tim Hames
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Humans in Space

2/2. As man prepares for space explorations to the Moon and beyond, Frank Close considers whether it's better to send robots to do the dirty work while we stay at home and watch, or whether astronauts are crucial to the success Of future missions. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Frank Close
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Memory Experience: Sharpen Your Memory

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Algernon Blackwood Ghost Stories

3/5. Ancient Sorceries. An Englishman staying in a sleepy French town makes a terrifying discovery about the town and its inhabitants. For further details see Monday

: The Department

New series 1/6. Tax and Public Spending. The
Department is a secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your life. At its heart, an eccentric three-man think-tank with the brief to brainstorm new ideas on solving society's problems. Under pressure from Keith to meet the Department's strict productivity targets, Team 32 conduct one of their researched brainstorms on Tax and Public Spending.
Written and performed by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , and featuring Chris Addison , with Peter Dickson , Matthew Holness and Lucy Montgomery. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Peter Dickson
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: White Nights

3/5. The poet Lavinia Greenlaw stays awake to watch the sun never set, plays a midnight round of golf and relishes the crisp whiteness of linen Sheets. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw

: News

: Book of the Week: Magic Bus

3/5. By Rory Maclean. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rory MacLean.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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