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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

New series Libby Purves and guests from a wide variety of backgrounds engage in diverse and lively conversation. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Christine Morgan. Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful
Love (Wonderful Love). 1 Corinthians 1, vvl-9. Do Not Be Afraid (Willcock). 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Day ofrest).
Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Christine Morgan.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

3/5. Written and read by Bill Bryson. The Kid goes to elementary school, where he is deeply unimpressed by nuclear-attack drill, but falls in love with Dick and Jane. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Bill Bryson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah
10.45 Madame Bovary 3/10. By Gustave Flaubert.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah
Presented By: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: The Search for Iraq's Treasure

In the days following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Iraq
Museum in Baghdad was looted, apparently by professionals, of thousands of priceless antiquities. Dr Neil Brodie , research director at the Illicit Antiquities Centre, Cambndge
University, seeks to find out what really happened and what has been done about it since. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Dr Neil Brodie
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: A Charles Paris Mystery: Sicken and So Die

2/4. Bill Nighy is actor-cum-amateur sleuth Charles Hans , who is playing Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night.
He's convinced there's a poisoner on the loose as members of the cast and crew fall sick. Can Charles unmask the murderer before someone dies? Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.
Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Charles Hans
Unknown: Sir Toby Belch
Novel By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Sally Avens
Charles Paris: Bill Niqhy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Alex: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Sally: Tracy Wiles
Vasile/Scott: Ryan McCluskey
Jack: John Cummins
Gavin: Thomas Wheatley

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Stuart Flinders.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

News, with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Mapping the Town

3/7. Liverpool. Archaeologist Julian Richards looks tor clues to Liverpool's cosmopolitan history of the last 300 years in its architecture and in the shape of the modern map. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Teacher's Pet

In Robert Shearman 's dark comedy, Peter has just bumped into his old French mistress, Mrs Townsend. It seems that teacher and pupil have had a remarkable influence on each other's lives - but is this meeting really just a coincidence?
Director Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Robert Shearman
Unknown: Mrs Townsend.
Director: Martin Jarvis
Mrs Townsend: Carolyn Seymour
Young Peter/Philip: Steven Geller
Peter: Simon Templeman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Buckinghamshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Stories by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

3/5. The Unbitten Elbow. The Weekly Review had issued a questionnaire to their readers. One of the completed forms aroused the editor's interest and eventually became a cause célèbre, for the respondent had entered against the enquiry "Goal in life?", "To bite my elbow." For further details see Monday

: The Ex Files

3/5. Let's Be Friends. We're all supposed to be grown-ups, but is it realistic to think that you'll ever be friends with your ex? And how does your new partner deal with it? For further details see yesterday

: Thinking Allowed

4/4. The Swedish cradle-to-grave welfare system is so ingrained in the national consciousness that Swedes are content to pay high taxes to ensure its continuation. Laurie Taylor looks at one aspect of Swedish welfarism, where
"cultural integrators" live amongst immigrants and help them to integrate into Swedish society. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Am I Normal?

3/4. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn .


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily In the Right Order

1/4. Musician and comedian Rainer Hersch profiles entertainers who have combined comedy and music.
Today he talks to American satirist Peter Schickele about his unique brand of classical music humour. Schickele's alter ego, a professor of musicology has been "unearthing" and performing the "lost" works of one PDO Bach for more than 40 years. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Peter Schickele
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Debbie shows where her loyalties lie.
For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine, with Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Madame Bovary

3/10. By Gustave Flaubert. Charles and Emma Bovary have moved to a new town. There she meets Leon Dupuis , a young solicitor.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Unknown: Emma Bovary
Unknown: Leon Dupuis
Narrator: John Hurt
Emma: Sarah Smart
Charles: Conrad Nelson
Madame LeFrançois: Slobhan Finneran
Mere Rollet: Julie McCabe
Monsieur Homais: David Fleeshman
Leon: James D'Arcy

: Iconoclasts

New series 1/3. A lecture series hosted by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in London, and chaired by Edward Stourton , featuring speakers who dare to take on received wisdom, whatever the cost. Tonight the philosopher Peter Singer , who has been dubbed "the world's most controversial ethicist", and who wrote an influential book on animal liberation, explains his beliefs and then defends them in discussion with a panel of experts and in response to questions from the audience. Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Peter Singer
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Gibbon Test

2/3. How is Edward Gibbon 's iconic The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire relevant to Britain today? Matthew Parris looks at the British public through Gibbon's eyes.
Producer Anna Scott-Brown Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Edward Gibbon
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: The Cosmic Hunters

New series 1/3. Are there other planets like the Earth, in orbit around distant stars? Astronomers believe that they can detect such worlds and even find out whether life has evolved on them. Chris Riley meets the world's most successful planet hunters to discover how rivalry and technological ingenuity are vital in the quest for those faraway pale-blue dots. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Chris Riley
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Imperium

3/10. Cicero has received a setback to his political ambitions: Pompey will not support his aspiration for the political position of aedile. Time to take his future into his own hands. By Robert Harris. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.

: The Department

6/6. Making Britain Great Again. As an investigation begins into the sabotage of a blimp belonging to one of their colleagues, the eccentric three-man think-tank consider how to bring back to Britain the kind of glory it might have had once. 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

: Three Chords and the Truth

2/3. Dolly Parton , Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn are among some of the stars of country music that Nick Barraclough talks to as he continues his journey into the heart of this most American of musical forms. Tonight he looks at the growth of country music in the 1960s and 70s, an era that produced feminism and the civil rights movement. Producer Sarah Cuddon Concludes tomorrow


Unknown: Dolly Parton
Unknown: Loretta Lynn
Talks: Nick Barraclough
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

3/5. Written and read by Bill Bryson. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Bill Bryson.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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