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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Critic and writer AA Gill is Sue Lawley's guest this week. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: The Girl from Hockley

5/5. The Second World War brings both prosperity and tragedy to the city, as well as to Kathleen's own family. By Kathleen Dayus , read by Diana Bishop. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kathleen Dayus
Read By: Diana Bishop.

: Act of Worship

With Gordon Graham.


Unknown: Gordon Graham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 In a German Pension 5/5. By Katherine Mansfield. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield.

: Natural Despots

1/2. In the animal world, a creature will use lethal power to get what it wants. Michael Portillo goes in search of nature's despots. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Julian Hector

: Baggage

5/6. Highland Fling. It's not Edinburgh. It's the Highlands. Caroline's birthday in the wilds finds a newly sober Ruth reinventing herself, Fiona having a Highland fling and Caroline finding that her fling is well and truly flung.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Simeon: Stuart McQuarrie
Roddy: Robin Cameron

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues with Liz Barclay , including at
12.30 Face the Facts With John Waite.
You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith
Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uh


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

4/7. Jenni Murray and her guests in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The January Wedding

By Beatrice Colin. In 1969 a landmark court case was brought in the UK when a young Polish woman petitioned for her marriage to an elderly Warsaw academic to be annulled. The annulment was granted on the basis that the marriage had taken place under duress. He had married her to save her from imprisonment under the Polish communist regime.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Director: Lu Kemp
Szymon: Karl Johnson
Nina: Cressida Trew
The Face: Richard Katz
Mother Karla: Susan Enqel
Registrar/Father/Judge: Sam Dale

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Dubai - Creating the World. Dubai is engaged in the world's biggest construction project, creating a series of huge artificial islands built in the shape of palm trees and the continents of the world. The glitterati love them, the local fish aren't so sure. Tom Heap investigates.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Bull from the Sea

10/10. Poseidon takes a terrible revenge on Theseus in Mary Renault's classic reworking of the legend of Theseus. For further details see Monday

: Dance Saves Lives

5/5. The Clark Brothers of Philadelphia (and Luton) are survivors - thanks to their tap shoes. With Leon Robinson.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Leon Robinson.

: Last Word

Jane Little celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, both famous and infamous, the unsung and the extraordinary. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Jane Little

: The Film Programme

Penelope Cruz joins Chris Tookey to talks about her role in Pedro Almodovar 's eagerly awaited film Volver.
Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Penelope Cruz
Unknown: Chris Tookey
Unknown: Pedro Almodovar
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Twenty-Eight Edinburgh Acts in 28 Minutes

John Humphrys introduces a special edition of the fastest show on air, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. If you don't like any of the acts, well ... another one will be along in about 55 seconds.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Introduces: John Humphrys
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Jazzer's got some words of wisdom.
For cast see page 28
Written by Simon Frith ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including an interview with Joel Meyerowitz , who photographed Ground Zero in the months after the attacks on the World Trade Center, to create a unique archive. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Joel Meyerowitz
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: In a German Pension

5/5. Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding. In the last of this week's stories, Katherine Mansfield leaves behind the social conventions of the spa for the tougher realities of women's lives, in a poignant portrait of wedlock.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Frau BrechenmacHer
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Englishwoman: Claire Skinner
Frau Brechenmacher: Emma Fielding
Ruth: Adle Allen
Herr Brechenmacher: Sam Dale
Frau Rupp: Eleanor Bron

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire poses topical questions from the week's news to former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie , religious commentator Clifford Longley ,
Kierra Box , co-founder of the youth movement Hands Up for..., and art critic Brian Sewell.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kelvin MacKenzie
Commentator: Clifford Longley
Commentator: Kierra Box
Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

The historian Professor David Cannadine presents his perspective on contemporary events.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Nightmares

Jilly has been having a series of recurring nightmares in which she hears footsteps, meets a grotesquely masked stranger in a lift, or is picked up by a taxi driver who turns out to be the same person. She also dreams of being alone in the house asleep and hearing broken glass. It's all very real and very frightening. A hospital consultant who is attracted to her offers her advice and the pair become friends. However, the terrifying nightmares continue. A psychological thriller written by Dave Simpson.
Director Pauline Harris


Written By: Dave Simpson.
Director: Pauline Harris
Jilly: Gillian Kearney
Nick: Chris Gascoyne
Penny: Deborah McAndrew
Ben: Jonathan Keeble
James: David Harewood

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Belonging

5/10. Jack begins to glimpse a different side of Therese through a series of uncomfortable revelations. For further details see Monday

: Great Lives

3/8. Eleanor Roosevelt. Civil liberties lawyer
Helena Kennedy argues that Eleanor Roosevelt was 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. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Eleanor Roosevelt.
Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Eleanor Roosevelt
Unknown: Blanche Wiesen Cook
Presented By: Matthew Parris.

: Miss Lou at Rada

Louise Bennett , who in 1945 became Rada's first black female student, died last month. As a tribute, here is an opportunity to hear this documentary again.
Bennett's use of the Jamaican language and preservation of her country's cultural roots made her one of Jamaica's greatest icons. Yvonne Brewster tells the pioneering story of "Miss Lou", as she was affectionately known. With contributions from Linton Kwesi Johnson , Leonie Forbes and Rex Nettleford. Producer Caroline Hughes


Unknown: Louise Bennett
Unknown: Yvonne Brewster
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Leonie Forbes
Producer: Caroline Hughes

: News

: Book of the Week: The Girl fromHockley

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


Unknown: Kathleen Dayus.

: News

: Close Up

The Real Story of Punk Rock (2/3)
Malcolm McLaren reassesses the genre's origins and influence


Unknown: Malcolm McLaren

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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