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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Between Ourselves

6/8. Political Editors. Trevor Kavanagh , and Elinor Goodman , ex-political editors of The Sun and Channel 4 news, discuss their former roles with Olivia 0 Leary. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Editors: Trevor Kavanagh
Editors: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Alvin Hall's Art World

5/5. Alvin Hall debunks the myths of the art world.
Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. God Is Working His
Purpose Out (Benson). Luke 1, vv8-16. Turn Back, 0 Man
(Hoist). Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Deo Gracias). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Girl from Hockley

2/5. Kathleen's mother sends her 14-year-old daughter out to find her first job working a factory press. By Kathleen Dayus , read by Diana Bishop. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kathleen Dayus
Read By: Diana Bishop.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 In a German Pension 2/5. By Katherine Mansfield. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield.

: Border Blaster

Nick Barraclough presents a personal odyssey into the life of Dr JR Brinkley , medical charlatan ana nero Of pirate radio. Producer Sarah Cuddon


Unknown: Nick Barraclough
Unknown: Dr Jr Brinkley
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Either Too Young or Too Old

1/2. Morwenna Banks explores the fun to be had when actors play characters much younger or older than themselves. Today a look at the younger end of the spectrum, with Beryl Reid as Monica, Matt Lucas as viCKy Pollard, and Pat Coombs , who played a baby when she was in her 40s. Written by Alan Stafford , producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Written By: Alan Stafford
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: 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.

: Women in Jazz

Cleo Laine reflects on her career and listens to the recollections of other top female jazz singers taken from the Women in Jazz archive in Swansea. With contributions from Beryl Bryden , singers Elaine Delmar and Ottilie Patterson , composer Barbara Thompson and saxophonist
Kathy Stobart. They reveal the challenges of life on the road
- working unsociable hours, travelling in predominantly male company, and meeting the demands of family lite - all the while maintaining a glamorous stage persona. Producer Sophie Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Singers: Beryl Bryden
Singers: Elaine Delmar
Singers: Ottilie Patterson
Unknown: Barbara Thompson
Unknown: Kathy Stobart.
Producer: Sophie Thomas

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: London Pride

On 11 May 1941 at 3.45am during the Blitz, a high-explosive bomb blasted The Admiral Duncan in Old Compton
Street. Fifty-eight years later a nail bomb exploded in the same pub, now a popular gay venue. Adrian Middleton 's s intimate drama about a family in crisis.
Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Adrian Middleton
Producer: Karen Rose
Jean: Anne Reid
Jack: Tom Georqeson
Keith: Kenny Doughty
Marcus: David Oyelowo
Steve: David Holt
Maggie: Tina Gray
DrPrasad: Shiv Grewal
Aunty May: Becky Hindley
Young Jack: Josh Tonkinson
Harry: Jack Hartley

: Home Planet

6/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Bull from the Sea

7/10. Theseus, grieving for his loss, struggles to make a relationship with his son Hippolytas. Written by Mary Renault. For further details see yesterday

: Dance Saves Lives

2/5. Schani Cave, a young stroke survivor, shares his love of dance at Rothwell Grange Nursing Home in Rotherham.
For further details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

3/8. With Michael Rosen. Repeated from yesterday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Great Lives

3/8. Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt , wife of US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt , was born into a rich American family, but transcended her origins to become a formidable campaigner for human rights and economic justice. Civil liberties lawyer Helena Kennedy argues that she's one of the great women of the last century, and, with the help of Roosevelt biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook , examines her extraordinary life. Presented by Matthew Parris. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Eleanor Roosevelt.
Unknown: Eleanor Roosevelt
Unknown: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Blanche Wiesen Cook
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Not Today, Thank You: Birthday

1/6. Birthday. Starring actor Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap and The Simpsons) and veteran UK phone-in presenter Brian Hayes as washed-up presenter Brian Hughes, who is living in his grandmother's house and trying to present a local radio show from a studio in his basement. Today Brian is approached by a TV producer who wants to televise his radio show for the channel's 12-24 age group. By Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero.
Harry Shearer on his BBC debut: page 111


Writer/Producer/Director: Andrew McGibbon
Writer: Nick Romero.
Brian: Brian Hayes
Nostrils/Announcer: Harry Shearer
Showbiz Kat: Sheridan Smith
Donny/TV producer: Mark Perry
Neville/Reggie: Alex Lowe
Rolf/Professor: Andrew McGibbon
Colonel: Nick Romero
Jean: Deborah O'Brien

: The Archers

Brenda learns the power of advertising.
For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on Pedro Almodovar 's new film Volver, starring Penelope Cruz as an impoverished airport cleaner. Producer Philippa Ritchie See also The Film Programme on Friday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Pedro Almodovar
Unknown: Penelope Cruz
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: In a German Pension

2/5. Katherine Mansfield 's portrait of snobbery and social climbing in 1910. Today, the sister of the Baroness.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Englishwoman: Claire Skinner
Frau Doktor/Baroness: Emma Fielding
Frau Fischer: Eleanor Bron
Sister of the Baroness: Emma Cunniffe
Poet/Student: Chris Moran
Manaqer: Sam Dale

: The Silent Terrorist

The threat from terrorism has tended to focus on urban targets like New York and London. But America and Britain might be vulnerable to a threat that could be even deadlier - to agriculture and the food supply. Simon Cox travels to Kansas and Washington DC to report on the threat of agro-terrorism. Producer Richard Vadon Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: 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

: Am I Normal?

New series 1/4. Vivienne Parry explores how the doctors decide what's a normal weight and what's overweight or obese. And it's not as definitive as you might think. Thirty million Americans became overweight overnight when the US Government revised the upper limit of a "normal" weight from a body mass index of 27 down to 25. Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Belonging

2/10. While Anna's experiencing a bout of broodiness, Jack's beginning to see the cracks in their relationship. For further details see yesterday

: The Hollow Men

A one-off show from the Edinburgh Festival, written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Eureka Years

1/3. 1799. Adam Hart-Davis explores spectacular years in the long history of science. In 1799: a young Humphrey Davy wanders the streets of Bristol breathing "laughing gas" and encouraging his literary friends to do likewise; the gas lamp revolutionises the length of the working day; Alessandro Volta invents his battery; income tax is introduced in Britain; and the Rosetta Stone is discovered in Egypt. Continues tomorrow. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Humphrey Davy
Unknown: Alessandro Volta
Unknown: Rosetta Stone
Producer: John Byrne

: News

: Book of the Week: The Girl fromHockley

2/5. By Kathleen Dayus. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kathleen Dayus.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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