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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Between Ourselves

5/8. Boxers. Two world-class boxers, Billy Schwer and Johnny Nelson , share their experience of life in the ring
With Olivia O'Leary. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Billy Schwer
Unknown: Johnny Nelson
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Alvin Hall's Art World

4/5. A widespread misunderstanding persists in Britain 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
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Ye Who Own the Faith of Jesus (Daily, Daily). Luke 1, vv 26-35. A Maiden Most Gentle (Carter) Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands). With the Coventry Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: I Was Vermeer

2/5. Han tackles the master. By Frank Wynne. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Frank Wynne.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dolce 2/5, by Irene Nemirovsky.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Beyond the Taste Buds

Scientists are discovering that our perception of taste and flavour does not come only from the tongue - the eyes, the nose and even the ears all play a crucial role as well.
Claudia Hammond tickles her taste buds and looks at the science of taste. She finds out if the top scientists in the field can make her like the food she hates.
Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: From the Cape Flats with Laughs

Marc Lettering is one of South Africa's brightest comedy stars. As one of the first Coloured comedians to gan a national profile, his character comedy reflects the lives of a large part of the country's population whose portrayal had previously been the domain of white comics mimicking them. Simon Fanshawe accompanies Marc on a tour of the South Africa that he grew up in - the predominantly
Coloured area of the Cape Flats - as they explore the roots of Marc's characters and comedy. producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Marc Lettering
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Julian Mayers

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Send In the Clones

Bon Jovi at Wembley? Or By Jovi at The Swan,
Stockwell? Abba or Björn Again? From the acts that recreate every nuance of the original artist's performance to those who struggle by with little more than a pun and a guitar to recommend them
Andrew Collins explores how and why tribute bands have developed into a huge industry and investigates the legal, artistic and cultural ramifications.
Producer Ben Moody Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Collins

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: This Cold August Light

1816 was known as the year without a summer Snow fell and crops failed across Europe and North America - but the sunsets were amazing. Jerome Vincent 's play explores the effects these extraordinary climactic conditions had on artists and writers working at the time.
Organ music by Jonathan Ayerst : Producer/D.rector David Blount


Unknown: Jerome Vincent
Music By: Jonathan Ayerst
Unknown: David Blount
Edgar Allan Poe: Kerry Shale
Young Poe: Michael Beveridge
Maunder: David Timson
Lily: Alison Pettitt
Edith: Alison Pettitt
Laura: Rachel Atkins
Mary Shelley: Rachel Atkins
Turner: Harry Myers
Mellish: Harry Myers
Polidori: Chris Stanton
Farthing: Chris Stanton
Taylor: Robin Toller

: Home Planet

5/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. ProducerNick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls froms land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Unknown: Producernick Patrick

: The Bull from the Sea

2/10. The Kingship of Attica makes many demands on Theseus, not least the necessity to take a wife. Written by Mary Renault. For further details see yesterday


Author: Mary Renault

: Portrait

2/5 Toyah Willcox on Lytton Strachey. Toyah Willcox chooses Dora Carrington 's intimate study of the writer Lytton Strachey - the man she adored and with whom she shared a menage a trois. Willcox is drawn to Carrington as a free spirit, despite the artist's reputation for promiscuity and her enjoying a lesser talent than the others in the Bloomsbury Group. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Lytton Strachey.
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Dora Carrington
Unknown: Lytton Strachey

: Word of Mouth

2/8. Matt Harvey investigates words and the way we speak. Repeated from Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Matt Harvey

: Great Lives: Max Miller

2/8. The biographical series in which Matthew Parris chooses the living, and the living choose the dead. TV critic Garry Bushell proposes Max Miller, one of the highest-paid and most popular comedians of the 20th century, whose risque humour got him banned from the BBC. Bushell believes he represented the true voice of working-class humour and, with the help of Roy Hudd, who worked with Miller, he examines the career of the "cheeky Chappie".
Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Guest: Garry Bushell
Guest: Roy Hudd
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Bearded Ladies

6/6. The sketch show that laughs out loud at the life we live. 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

The Snells tighten their belts.
For cast see page 27 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater 's film based on the dystopian novel by Philip K Dick. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Richard Linklater
Novel By: Philip K Dick.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Dolce

2/5. Today, as the German officers settle into their billets, the villagers must find a way to live alongside them, however uncomfortable it proves. Irene Nemirovsky 's lost novel, set in France during the German occupation. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky

: Doomwatching

Avian flu, terrorism, fuel shortages, even asteroid strikes - these are some of the threats that drive the growing business of emergency planning. But are dangers being exaggerated as we live in an increasingly safe world? Max Cotton explores the psychology of the doomwatchers - those whose career is devoted to thinking up the worst that can happen.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: 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

3/3. What happens when memories of the past intrude violently on the present? Dr Mark Porter explores post-traumatic stress disorder and talks to PTSD sufferers to find out what makes them relive their traumas. He also talks to the scientists who believe memories of traumatic experiences can be modified or even erased by drugs. Producer Pamela Rutherford Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Gilead

2/5. The Rev John Ames 's quiet life is disturbed by the reappearance of a figure from his past. By Marilynne Robinson. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: John Ames
Unknown: Marilynne Robinson.

: Vent

6/6. Switching Off. As he lies unconscious in ICU, Ben's mind takes him on his most difficult journey yet. through the landscape of his own chaotic brain, which looks suspiciously like Mordor. In the real world, it's time to see if Ben can breathe on his own. A comedy by Nigel Smith.
Other parts played by Mark Perry , Dave Lamb , Jo Martin , Tim Whitnall and Scarlett Milburn-Smith Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Nigel Smith.
Played By: Mark Perry
Played By: Dave Lamb
Played By: Jo Martin
Played By: Tim Whitnall
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

4/6. Barry Cryer today focuses on the character of Sandra Hutchinson (Nerys Hughes) from The Liver Birds. He explores the pretensions of a Liverpudlian lass out for fun, frolic and finding a husband.


Presenter: Barry Cryer
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: News

: Book of the Week: I Was Vermeer

2/5. By Frank Wynne. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Frank Wynne.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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