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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 Edward Stourton.
6.25 725 8 25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: The Memory Experience: Sharpen Your Memory

4/6. Why are we vulnerable to memory lapses such as forgetting to walk the dog or collecting the children from school? Mariella Frostrup hears about this new area of memory research and the science that is trying to investigate memory lapses in the workplace.
Can we ever predict what is likely to be forgotten? Producer Adrian Washbourne Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Memory Experience: Me and My Memory

4/6. Charles suffered severe head injuries and memory loss after being hit by a getaway car. The damage to his memory system caused him to "confabulate", adopting memories that he felt were real but that his family knew couldn't be true. Now significantly recovered Charles and his wife talk about the way his memory has played tricks On them both. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. At Cana's Wedding, Long Ago (Stella).
John 2, vvl-10. Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Smith arr Leddington Wright). Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
(St Edmund). With the Coventry Singers. Director of music
Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Daniel Moult.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Daniel Moult.

: Book of the Week: I Was Vermeer

3/5. Han's destiny is sealed by Abraham Bredius By Frank Wynne. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Frank Wynne.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dolce 3/5. By Irene Nemirovsky.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Lives in a Landscape

2/6. Wi'Ma Hands Full o' Nothin: Poets from the Dundee
Schemes. Gary works nights in a factory, Kev used to box and Mark was a building labourer. Each of their lives has been transformed and, in one case, saved by writing poetry. They tell stories about the town of "jute, am and journalism" in its own language and perform to its people in the pubs and clubs. Now a world beyond their own is beginning to prick up its ears. Producer Julian May (K)

: Dixon of Dock Green

5/6. Give a Dog a Good Name. George helps the newly promoted DI Crawford trap a particularly vicious criminal, a man with an achilles heel in the shape of a small dog called Shirlev. Written by Ted Willis. Dramatised for radio by Sue Rodwell.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby


Unknown: Di Crawford
Written By: Ted Willis.
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Director: Viv Beeby
PC George Dixon: David Calder
PC Andy Crawford: Hamish Clark
Mary: Charlie Brooks
DI Cherry: Christian Rodska
Mrs Hoskins: June Barrie
Mickey: Stuart Crossman
Pug Ryan: Roland Oliver

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

6/6. 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: Stages of Sound: Silver Grey

The generation gap explored with sharp wit and wisdom in the setting of an older peoples' tea club in Bootle. Written by Vincent Cleghorne.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas


Written By: Vincent Cleghorne.
Director: Polly Thomas
Martha: Sylvie Gatrill
Dee: Eithne Browne
Charlotte: Eileen O'Brien
Merlin: Paul Regan

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners a The Hub - Centre for the Arts St Martins, near Oswestry. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: The Bull from the Sea

3/10 Theseus and his friend Pirithoos go in search of golden fleeces and find more adventure than they were expecting. Mary Renault's classic reworking of the legend Of Theseus. For further details see Monday

: Portrait

3/5 Jeremy Paxman on George IV. Modern royal dysfunctional marriage has nothing on the farcical story of King George IV and his relationships with his wife and mistress. Paxman teases out the story and its modern equivalents from portraits in the Regency room at the National Portrait Gallery. For further details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

1/4 In the first of four programmes on Scandinavia, Laurie Taylor visits Norway, a country that has only existed independently since 1905 yet has built a strong national identity. He meets a young, ethnically diverse hip-hop group that have created a new language, and asks how their hybrid form of culture fits into ideas of "Nnrweaianness" and belonging. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: The Memory Experience: The Making of Memory

3/3. Dr Mark Porter explores post-traumatic stress disorder. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Why the Big Pause?

In an exploration of the uses of silence in comedy, fast-talking comedian Adam Bloom talks to fellow performers and writers, including Ray Galton , Ricky Gervais and Matt Lucas , to discover the role pauses play in sitcoms, sketch ShOWS and stand-up routines. Producer Chris Neill


Talks: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Brian enjoys a paternal moment. For cast see page 27 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Dolce

3/5. Lieutenant Bruno von Falk brings something new into the shuttered and forbidding Angellier home.
Continuing Irene Nemirovsky 's story of friendship and war. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bruno von Falk
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky

: Hecklers

New series 1/3. Provocative ideas that challenge jopular opinion are the focus of this new debates ;eries. Each week a single advocate of a counter-cultural thesis faces a lion's den of opposition and a panel of critics. Brendan O'Leary , a professor of politics and a former constitutional adviser to the Kurdistan Regional
Government, argues that Iraq is still on course for a future as a federal pluralist democracy. He takes on a panel of journalists and analysts at the International Affairs think-tank, Chatham House. BBC world affairs editor John Simpson is in the chair.
Producer Innes Bowen Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Brendan O'Leary
Editor: John Simpson
Producer: Innes Bowen

: More than Just a Song

2/3. This Land Is Your Land. The story of this stirring patriotic ballad, written by the radical protest singer
Woodie Guthrie in the Depression years is told by Robin Denselow. Recorded by everyone from Springsteen to Bing Crosby , the song has been appropriated by the Left as well as the Right.
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Singer: Woodie Guthrie
Told By: Robin Denselow.
Unknown: Bing Crosby

: Citizen Science

2/3. A series looking at the role of amateurs in collecting scientific data. Sue Nelson logs on to discover how home computers could be predicting global warming, ridding the world of malaria, or even searching for extraterrestrials. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Gilead

3/5. The Rev John Ames struggles to accept the return of i prodigal son. By Marilynne Robinson. For further details see Mor


Unknown: John Ames
Unknown: Marilynne Robinson.

: The Department

3/6. Trade. The three-man think-tank grapple with another of Britain's major problems. With Keith on strike over a 15th-century miscarriage of justice, Team 32 try to concoct ways to make global trade a bit fairer. Written anc performed by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , featuring Chris Addison , 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

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

5/6. Barry Cryer explores June Medford (June Whitfield from Terry and June. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barry Cryer

: News

: Book of the Week: I Was Vermeer

3/5. By Frank Wynne. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Frank Wynne.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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