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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today .

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: The Memory Experience: Sharpen Your Memory

6/6. Dr Mark Porter reveals the first results of the largest survey of the nation's memories ever conducted.
And the lead researcher for the project,
Professor Martin Conway , explains the scientific findings so far.
Producer Katy Hickman Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Professor Martin Conway
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. My Hope Rests Firm on Jesus Christ (Getty/Creighton). Luke 4, vv 14-21. Christ Is the World's True Light (Bach). We Have a Gospel to Proclaim
(long wave only)


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner

: Book of the Week: Love and Louis XIV the Women in the Life of the Sun King

3/5. By Antonia Fraser. Athenais de Mortemart - married woman - becomes Louis's next conquest. Read bv Lia Williams. For further details see Monday Repeated


Unknown: Antonia Fraser.
Unknown: Lia Williams.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Betjeman's Women 3/5. By Paul Dodgson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat I.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Paul Dodgson.

: Lives in a Landscape

4/4. The Base. Tidworth is home to the 1st Battalion
Staffordshire Regiment, who served a six-month tour of Iraq. it's a hard life for the wive s and ch dreMe at home, who carry on with their day-to-day routines while coping daily with news of injuries and death in a hostile country thousands of miles from home. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: A Charles Paris Mystery: Sicken and So Die

New series 1/4. Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris, actor-cum-amateur sleuth. Charles has landed a role in Twelfth Night but it seems there's a poisoner on the loose. Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.
Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Novel By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Sally Avens
Charles Paris: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Maurice: Jon Glover
Ken Carter: Peter Wight
Alex: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Vivienne: Elizabeth Bell
Gavin: Thomas Wheatley
Jack: John Cummins
Sally: Tracy Wiles
Beo: Tom Lawrence
Vasile: Ryan McCluskey

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Stuart Flinders.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: MappingtheTown

2/7. Tin Town. A hundred years ago the Derwent Valley
Water Board founded Birchinlee, a complete town of corrugated iron in Derbyshire, to house workers building two massive dams. Today the dams remain, but the town of corrugated iron has gone. Archaeologist
Julian Richards investigates why the board built such an impressive home for the navvies, and whether this artificial town was a success. Producer John Byrne w


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at /pm

: International Cricket

NatWest Series: England v Pakistan
The first one-day international in this season's five-match series is under the floodlights at Sofia Gardens, Cardiff.
Commentary is from Jonathan Agnew Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Vic Marks and Steve Watkin. approximate time Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Steve Watkin.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: Long Road to Iona

By Janette Walkinshaw.
Jean, a feisty, elderly widow, decides to escape the oppressive "good intentions" of her son and daughter-in-law by leaving home.


Writer: Janette Walkinshaw.
Producer/Director: David Ian Neville
Jean: Ann Scott-Jones
Ian/Minister: Finlay Welsh
Karen/Librarian: Susan Coyle
Tom/Solicitor: Jimmy Chisholm
George/Clergyma: James Bryce
Policeman/Smudge: Jim Webster-Stewart

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in Merseyside. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening


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

: The Madeleine Effect

3/5. Mangoes. The food critic Joanna Blythman shares her passion for mangoes. Read by Gerda Stevenson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Blythman
Read By: Gerda Stevenson.

: Me and My Bug

2/4. Professor Keith Dumbell was part of the successful campaign in the 1960s and 70s to eliminate smallpox from the globe. He tells Jolyon Jenkins about his relationship With the Virus. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Professor Keith Dumbell
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: Thinking Allowed

3/4. As part of his series on Scandinavia, Laurie Taylor visits Finland, a country that through technological advancement has positioned itself squarely on the world stage. But underneath this hi-tech modernity a number of cultural distinctions persist: the resurging traditional reindeer herders, the Sami, and the Russians - the hidden minority of Finland - with whom the native Finns hold an ambivalent relationship. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Am I Normal?

2M Vivienne Parry investigates the pros and cons of using growth hormone treatment not only on children with growth hormone deficiency but also on short but otherwise healthy children. This practice has been approved in the USA and may soon be approved in the UK. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fordham and Lipsom In Your Ear

Brand-new comedy recorded from the Edinburgh Festival. Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson take on a range of oddball characters in a quirky blend of sketch and song. With special guests John Finnemore and Isy Suttie. producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: John Finnemore
Unknown: Isy Suttie.

: The Archers

Phil and Jill go green. For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine With Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Betjeman's Women

3/5. A Subaltern's Love Song. Betjeman's most famous heroine recalls what happened on the fateful day of the annual tennis club tournament. By Paul Dodgson. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Paul Dodgson.
Joan: Penelope Wilton
Reader: Clive Swift

: Hecklers

3/3. Aid and debt relief are sources of problems rather than salvation for Africa, argues Andrew Mwenda , a Ugandan journalist trying to win over an audience at the Royal Geographical Society in London. His challengers include representatives of the charities Oxfam and ActionAid, Professor Adrian Wood of Oxford University and the international development minister Gareth Thomas MP. Evan Davis is the referee. Producer Innes Bowen
Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Andrew Mwenda
Unknown: Professor Adrian Wood
Unknown: Gareth Thomas
Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Innes Bowen

: The Gibbon Test

1/3. Matthew Parris explores the lessons that Edward Gibbon 's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire may have for Britain's present politicians and parliamentary institutions. Producer Anna Scott-Brown Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Edward Gibbon

: Leprosy - a Forgotten Disease

According to the World Health Organisation leprosy was "eliminated" in most countries in 2005. But it's still a problem for millions worldwide. Chandy Nath travels to southern India to meet sufferers, doctors and Hindu monk Swamy Japandanda to ask why. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Chandy Nath
Unknown: Swamy Japandanda
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Memory Experience: Sharpen Your

Memory Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15 approx

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Belonging

8/10. Jack and Anna move into "Paradise", where Anna makes a darkly seductive proposition. For further details see Mon

: The Department

5/6. Science and Technology. An eccentric three-man think-tank brainstorm how to harness the power of science for the greater good of humanity. 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

: We Interrupt This Programme

3/4. The Firesign Theatre. Mark Thomas looks at the four-man comedy ensemble formed at a California radio Station in the late 1960s. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: News

: Book of the Week: Love and Louis XIV - the Women In the Life of the Sun King

3/5. By Antonia Fraser. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Antonia Fraser.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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