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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Edward Kessler , founding director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge.


Unknown: Dr Edward Kessler

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: The Choice

3/6. Michael Buerk talks to Nick Yarris , who spent
8,057 days on Death Row in the United States for a - crime he didn't commit.
Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Nick Yarris
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Meet the Bloggers

5/5. In Sickness and in Health. Mark Savage meets the men and women who've attracted attention in cyberspace by recording their thoughts and impressions on anything and everything. Editor Gwyneth Williams ; Producer Mark Savage


Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: Book of the Week: The Last Mughal

2/5. With the British and Mughal societies growing further and further apart, the scene is set for a clash of rival fundamentalisms. By William Dalymple. For further details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: William Dalymple.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. God, Whose Farm Is All
Creation (Gott will's machen). Psalm 126. Thou Visitest the Earth (Greene). For the Fruits of His Creation (East Acklam). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Greg Morris.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 7/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Frost Years

4/4. David Frost celebrates the most effective satirists of recent years, including Spitting Image and Rory Bremner. Is satire needed as much now as it was in the 1960s when TW3 first took to the air? Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Uncovering Iran: Postcards

2/5. On the road to Shiraz, Neil MacGregor is struck by posters of Iranian men who died in the Iran/Iraq war. For details see yesterday Repeated on Thursday at 7.15pm


Unknown: Neil MacGregor

: The CIA and the Avant-Garde

CThe German city of Darmstadt is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Internationalen Ferienkursen fur Neue Musik, one of the bastions of the avant-garde.
But in the late 1940s and early 50s, was this radical, leftist festival covertly funded by the CIA? Former Darmstadt composition tutor Christopher Fox helps Tommy Pearson make sense of the murky worlds of avant-garde music and the cultural Cold War. Producer Andy Cartwright Rptd Sat 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Fox
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Andy Cartwright Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Water Lens

When Elaine, a young homeless girl, is befriended by the older and middle-class Tara, she is at first suspicious. But then Elaine discovers that it's Tara, and not she, who is most in need of comfort. By Dominique Moloney.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Dominique Moloney.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Elaine: Katy Gleadhlll
Tara: Frances Tomelty
Georgina: Julia Dearden
Sinead: Eileen McCloskey
Kenny: Robert Patterson

: Home Planet

11/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Uncovering Iran: Telling Stories

2/5. Vakil Bazaar. A six-year-old girl accompanies her nanny, Marmar, to the market place. When the girl is lost in the crowds, Marmar is too busy, flirting with an admirer, to notice. By Simin Daneshvar , translated by Maryam Mafi and abridged by Doreen Estall. Read by Betsabeh Emran. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Simin Daneshvar
Translated By: Maryam Mafi
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Read By: Betsabeh Emran.

: The Invention of Childhood

2/30. The Skill of the Goldsmith. Did medieval people recognise a separate phase called "childhood"? The arrival of Britain's first childcare guru provides some clues. The readers are Timothy West and Adam Godley. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Godley.

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Michael Rosen investigates words and the way we speak. Repeated from yesterday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Great Lives

8/8. Charles Darwin. Businessman and academic
Adair Turner joins Matthew Parris to discuss the life of the great scientist Charles Darwin. With Professor James Moore.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Unknown: Adair Turner
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Unknown: Professor James Moore.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Not Today, Thank You!

6/6. Deportation. Brian has his widowed mother's allowance terminated after it emerges that he's not a UK citizen and faces deportation. Is Brian Hughes heading back down under.... for good? By Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero.
Producer/Director Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Brian Hughes
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Nick Romero.
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Brian: Brian Hayes
Nostrils: Harry Shearer
Showbiz Kat: Sheridan Smith
Donny: Mark Perry
Sir Kenneth: Mark Perry
Neville: Alex Lowe
Dominic: Alex Lowe
Rolf: Andrew McGibbon
Professor: Andrew McGibbon
Colonel: Nick Romero
Geoffrey: Deborah O'Brien
Margaret: Deborah O'Brien
Mrs O'Sullivan: Deborah O'Brien

: The Archers

Adam starts to feel the pressure.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Uncovering Iran: Postcards

4/5. Neil MacGregor discovers the uninhibited approach that citizens of Tehran take to driving.
For details see yesterday at 1.30pm Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Neil MacGregor

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Martin Amis , whose new novella, House of Meetings, focuses on two brothers who spend long years in the labour camps of the former Soviet Union. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Martin Amis
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Small Island

7/15. Oueenie begins to regret her decision to marry Bernard, and when war breaks out she finds solace elsewhere. By Andrea Levy.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: The Future of Drug Trials

On 13 March, at Northwick Park Hospital in London, six healthy men were given a drug that was being tested on humans for the first time. Within hours they were suffering a drop in blood pressure, swellings, excruciating pain and were soon admitted to intensive care. Graham Easton looks at the future of drug trials following the catastrophe of TGN1412. Will research into such sophisticated drugs be halted because of these adverse effects or can we learn and adapt future drugs so that events like this never happen again? Producer Helen Sharp Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Helen Sharp

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

2/8. Dr Mark Porter spends a day in an intensive care unit and finds out how the staff takes care of the patients and helps the families come to terms with the machines. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Spot of Bother

7/10. George is clearly still having problems, but his wife
Jean, whose mind is elsewhere, does not realise quite how serious they are. Katie decides to marry Ray after all and Jamie tries desperately to persuade Tony to come to the wedding. By Mark Haddon. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

5/6. The Blue Brothers. Dave Cameron and Boris "BJ" Johnson attempt to save the Conservative orphanage party, belting out their greatest hits to remind the faithful of the good times. Starring Mel Hudson , Dave Lamb and Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Dave Cameron
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Julian Fox: Concrete Poetry

5/6. Interiors. Julian Fox needs extra shifts at the Barbican in London to pay for the nesting instinct he has acquired through living alone. Producer Seb Barwell


Unknown: Julian Fox
Producer: Seb Barwell

: As Safe as Houses

1/3. Land. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke reveals the true history of the British housing market, a centuries-old story of greed, double-dealing and estate agency. This week: who owns our land? Armed with a surveyor's chain and a working grasp of feudal tenure, Brigstocke wrestles with the philosophy Of land Ownership. Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Julia Adamson

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Mughal

2/5. By William Dalrymple. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Dalrymple.

: News

: World Book Club

Arnold Wesker

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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