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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Geraldine Smyth.


Unknown: Geraldine Smyth.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Midweek

Guests from a wide variety of backgrounds engage in diverse and lively conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

: Book of the Week: Iran Awakening

3/5. No longer allowed to practise law, Shirin Ebadi witnesses the horrors of the war with Iraq, and the cruelty of Iran's new rulers. By Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni. for further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: Azadeh Moaveni.

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Have Faith in God, My Heart
(Doncaster). 1 Timothy 6, vv7-12. Fight the Good Fight
(Gardner). Be Thou My Vision (Slane). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Simon Lole.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Simon Lole.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 3/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Uncovering Iran: Iran and Her Neighbours

Is Iran becoming capable of withstanding pressures from the West and providing a beacon of Islamic democracy ror her troubled neighbours in the Middle East? Or is her obstinacy with the nuclear issue leading to further Isolation and potential destruction? John Simpson considers Iran's s growing regional influence. producer Daniel Tetlow


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: A Charles Paris Mystery: Sicken and So Die

4/4. Can Charles unmask the murderer who is poisoning the cast of Twelfth Night? Dramatised by Jeremy Front from the novel by Simon Brett.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Novel By: Simon Brett.
Director: Sally Avens
Charles Paris: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Maurice: Jon Glover
Talya: Alex Tregear
o en: Tom Lawrence
Jack: John Cummins
Dewar: "im Wall
Scott: Ryan McClusky

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: Mapping the Town

5/7. Swansea. Once the world's largest exporter of copper, Swansea earned the nickname Copperopolis, but it had ambitions to become the "Brighton of Wales" to attract visitors. Julian Richards looks for evidence about why, despite its vast economic power, the town has always Come in a poor second to Cardiff. Producer Nichoia West


Unknown: Julian Richards

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Uncovering Iran: The Interview

Like all Iranian career women, Roxana's job depends upon passing her annual interview - an assessment of how Islamic she is. This year, however, she has little idea how much is reallv at stake Rv Arash Aryan and Ava Manaan.
Producer Djemal Shinasi ; Director Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: Arash Aryan
Unknown: Ava Manaan
Producer: Djemal Shinasi
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Roxana: Badria Timimi
Fatima: Roxana Pope
Mahjid: Mozaffar Shafeie
Kourosh: Bijan Daneshmand
Maryam: Souad Farress
Nasrin: Zolfa Zahed,
Mullah: George Savvides
Security guard: Betsabeh Emran
Security clerk: Saikat Ahamed

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Hampshire
Eric Robson is in the chair. including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Madame Bovary Speaks

3/5. Felicite's Story. Emma's maid, Felicite, feels compelled to reveal a hidden love story when she encounters her mistress's ghost. By Michele Roberts. Read by JO Mclnnes. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michele Roberts.
Read By: Jo McLnnes.

: A Tale Teller for Our Times

3/5. The Ugly Duckling. Is the transformation of the outsider ugly duckling into a beautiful swan one that anyone can make? Did author Hans Christian Andersen see himself as duckling or swan? Ruth Padel searches for the hidden meanings to the story. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Unknown: Ruth Padel

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor looks at how racism is alive and thriving in the otherwise tranquil idyll of rural Britain, and the ways in which it can be challenged. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Case Notes

1/8. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
Fears of a clown: page 31

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: All the Right Notes,

Not Necessarily in the Right
3/4. The Comedian Harmonists. Rainer Hersch recounts the story of the German comedy group of the 1920s and 30s. An elegant sextet - five vocalists and a pianist - the Comedian Harmonists had a repertoire that encompassed many vocal styles, ranging from folk songs to sentimental hits, accompanied by banter and silliness on stage. A national phenomenon in their day, they were best known for their close harmony, delivered with humour and style. But when Hitler came to power the three Jewish members were banned. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Ruth tries a brand-new look.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty lang presents the arts magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Small Island

3/15. By Andrea Levy. Hortense goes to Kingston to be trained as a teacher, but her success is marred by news of Michael. For cast and further details see Mon Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Iconoclasts

3/3. A lecture series hosted by the RSA in London and chaired by Edward Stourton , featuring speakers who dare to take on received wisdom, whatever the cost. Today the "sceptical environmentalist" Bjorn Lomborg , who's been likened by some in the green movement to the climate-change equivalent of a Holocaust denier, states his views and then defends them in discussion with a panel of experts and in response to questions from the audience. Producer Phil Pequm Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Bjorn Lomborg
Producer: Phil Pequm

: An Anthropologist in the House of Lords

1/2. Social anthropologist Dr Emma Crewe spent three years studying the cultural practices of a unique group of individuals - but the subject of her research was not some remote and far-flung tribe, but the peers in the House of Lords. This week Dr Crewe introduces the natives and reveals how ritual is central to the political process of the second chamber.
Producer Penny Boreham Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dr Emma Crewe

: The Cosmic Hunters

3/3. In the last five years, cosmologists have come to realise that the Universe is largely made of mysterious stuff called dark energy, which is making the cosmos expand ever faster. But physicists are at a loss to explain dark energy and it is up to astronomers with their telescopes to come up with some answers. Presented by Chris Riley. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Presented By: Chris Riley.
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Spot of Bother

3/10. Katie's having doubts about her forthcoming marriage to Ray. Her brother Jamie is trying to decide whether or not to take his boyfriend to the wedding. And their father is still blissfully unaware that his wife is having an affair. By Mark Haddon. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.

: Old Harry's Game

2/4. Andy Hamilton 's hellish comedy about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for the Lord of the Underworld. Satan embarks on his quest to improve mankind and tries to enlist the help of the great religions of the world. Big mistake!
With Philip Pope , Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
Thomas: Jimmy Mulvllle
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan

: Creative Genius

2/3. Ian Peacock unravels the psychology, science and myth behind creativity to find out if anyone can be a creative genius. Today he finds out why a magnetic thinking cap could make creative geniuses of us all, and talks to the man who had a stroke and now can't stop sculpting, painting and writing poetry.


Unknown: Ian Peacock

: News

: Book of the Week: Iran Awakening

3/5. By Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Shirin Ebadi
Unknown: Azadeh Moaveni.

: News

: A Brief History of Infinity (1/2)

Heather Cooper looks at why human beings have trouble with the concept of infinity


Unknown: Heather Cooper

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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