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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Edward Kessler.


Unknown: Dr Edward Kessler.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

6/10. Repeated from Sunday 17 September

: Driven by Oil

4/4. Kicking the Oil Habit. Tom Mangold looks at the alternatives that might help the world break its addiction to Oil. Producers Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producer: Anna Scott-Brown
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Redesigning the Human Body

4/4. The Skin We're in. Len Fisher confronts his own reflection, and dreams about what he could do to make his Skin more appealing. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Len Fisher
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Book of the Week: The Last Mughal

1/5. William Dalrymple 's account of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 - the biggest rebellion that the British Empire had yet had to face - which had the blessing of Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the Mughal Emperor. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Read by Robert Bathurst. Producer Joanna Green Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple is available for E22.50 (RRP E25) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed] Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Unknown: Bahadur Shah
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Read By: Robert Bathurst.
Producer: Joanna Green Rptd
Unknown: William Dalrymple

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. All Things Bright and Beautiful
(Royal Oak). Psalm 125. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (Williamson). In Heavenly Love Abiding (Penlan). With the Canon Slade Singers. Director of music Rob Wilding. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Rob Wilding.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and its People

7/10. Repeated from Sunday 17 September

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 6/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details seedrama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Lives in a Landscape

4/6. Tempers in Bloom. The villagers of Luddenden are trying to track down the saboteurs who scuppered their chances of victory in the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom competition. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

7/8. Mr Darwin Entertains. Danger lurks for Paul and Steve at the Hotel Karamet. By Francis Durbridge.
Producer Patrick Rayner
RT DIRECT: To pre-order Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery (release date 2 October 2006) for £11.99 with free p&p, call [number removed], or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Mr Darwin
Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Langland
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Oiaf: Nick Underwood
Victor: Michael MacKenzie
Sir Graham: Gareth Thomas
Col Marquand: Angus MacLnnes

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Uncovering Iran: Postcards

New series 1/5. Neil MacGregor with daily snapshots from his recent trip to Iran for his documentary Uncovering
Iran: Ancient and Modem. Today he admires the decor of a teahouse in Isfahan. Producer ZahidWarley Rptd on Wed at7.15pm Uncovering Iran: Ancient and Modern is broadcast on Wednesday at 11am


Unknown: Neil MacGregor
Producer: Zahidwarley Rptd

: Brain of Britain

4/17. Four contestants from the Home Counties compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Moving Day

While moving house, two very different couples find that they have the other's belongings. They soon uncover some forgotten things about each other. By Alexandra Campbell.
Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Alexandra Campbell.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Simon: William Gaunt
Cherry: Joanna David
Ned: Alan Cox
Lauren: Daniela Nardini
Seamus: Sean Barrett
Dave: Roger Watkins

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Samantha Washington PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Uncovering Iran: Telling Stories

11/5. The Shemiran Bus. The first of a week of stories from Iran. A young woman reflects on her childhood and remembers a secret and unlikely friendship. By Goli Taraghi. Translated by Kaveh Basmenji and abridged by Doreen Estall. Read by Nathalie Armin. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Goli Taraghi.
Translated By: Kaveh Basmenji
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Read By: Nathalie Armin.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: The Invention of Childhood

1/30. The Grave and the Cradle. The children's writer
Michael Morpurgo explores a thousand years of British childhood, beginning with the arrival of Christianity and the Norman Conquest. The readers are Timothy West, Adam Godley and Anna Maxwell Martin. Producer Beaty Ruben Growing pains: page 23 Book offer: page 24


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Norman Conquest.
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin.
Producer: Beaty Ruben

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

8/10. Repeated from Sunday 17 September

: Quote.... Unquote

2/8. The quiz based on quotations, hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Ctaire Bartlett Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Ctaire Bartlett

: The Archers

Joe shows an entrepreneurial streak.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Uncovering Iran: Postcards

5/5. Neil MacGregor tries to buy some grapes. For details see 1.30pm Repeated on Friday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Neil MacGregor

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Small Island

6/15. Hortense meets her landlady, Queenie Bligh , whose own story is unknowingly interwoven with Hortense's past. Dramatisation by Pat Cumper of Andrea Levy 's novel.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Andrea Levy
Dramatised by: Pat Cumper
Music: Felix Cross
Producer/Director: Sally Avens
Queenie: Lyndsey Marshal
Bernard: Stephen Tompkinson
Hortense: Nadine Marshall
Gilbert: Don Gilet
Dorothy: Ann Beach
Queenie's father: Stephen Critchlow
Michael: Javone Prince
Violet: Tracy Wiles
MrTodd: Kim Wall
Sergeant: Roger Walker
Jon: Declan Wilson
Levi: Damian Lynch
US Sergeant: Eric Loren
US CO: Stuart Milligan
Usherette: Adjoa Andoh
Other parts played by: Elizabeth Bell
Other parts played by: Mark Straker

: Uncovering Iran: Mixed Messages andSecret Diplomacy

Gordon Corera reveals the hidden story behind the tangled relationship between Iran and the United States since 9/11. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Gordon Corera

: The Learning Curve

3/9. Current education issues, explored by Liz Barclay. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: Nature

3/9. What a Scorcher! - an Ecological Review of Summer 2006. Paul Evans investigates the effects of this remarkable summer on wildlife and habitats. He talks to conservationists about what they've learnt. Producer Paul Evans Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Paul Evans

: Driven by Oil

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Spot of Bother

6/10. Jamie Hall awakes with a hangover to discover his father is having a nervous breakdown, his sister has cancelled her wedding and his mother is having an affair. Tempers flare. By Mark Haddon. Abridged by Carolanne Lyme. Read by Nathaniel Parker. Producer Louise Armitage
RT DIRECT: A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon is available in hardback for E16.50 (RRP E17.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Jamie Hall
Unknown: Mark Haddon
Abridged By: Carolanne Lyme
Read By: Nathaniel Parker
Producer: Louise Armitage
Unknown: Mark Haddon

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Michael Rosen investigates words and the way we Speak. Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Confessions of a Crap Artist

In the last years of his life, sci-fi author Philip K Dick encountered something so strange and troubling that he couldn't stop writing about it. Writer Ken Hollings asks: was it Dick's fault that God talked to him or was it God's?
Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Philip K Dick
Unknown: Ken Hollings
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Mughal

1/5. By William Dalrymple. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Dalrymple.

: News

: Forging the Union

(3/4) Allan Little talks to the builders of the EU

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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