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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 Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in diverse and lively conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Last Mughal

3/5. On 11 May 1857 the mutineers seize control of Delhi. With an army intent on the massacre of all Christians, the British flee to safety outside the city walls. By William Dalrymple. For further details see Monday Repeated at12.30am


Unknown: William Dalrymple.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Lord of the Home
(Warrington). Psalm 127. 0 How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings (Vaughan Williams). 0 Lord My God (How Great Thou Art). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Organist: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 8/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Uncovering Iran: Ancient and Modern

Iran is the site of some of the wonders of the ancient world: Isfahan and its beautiful mosques, the city of Persepolis, and Pasargadae, the capital of Persia's first emperor,
Cyrus the Great. Neil MacGregor , director of the British Museum, travels to all three sites and talks to Iranians about how this extraordinary heritage still shapes their Sense Of identity. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Neil MacGregor
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Cavity Within

New series 1/4. Marty has finally settled on a life in dentistry, like his father and grandfather before him. But the dysfunctional practice he has joined seems to have its own cavity within. By Jim Poyser.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Marty: Chris 0'Dowd
Pete: Jeff Rawle
Daisy: Sara Crowe
Tim: Mark Straker
Anna: Christine Kavanaqh
Mr Holmes: John Rowe
Sarah: Emma Noakes
Girl: Emma Noakes
Mum: Tracy Wiles
Mrs Finegan: Tracy Wiles
Mr Burgess: Sam Dale

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Uncovering Iran: Postcards

3/5. At the National Museum in Teheran, Neil MacGregor examines an extraordinary drinking vessel. For details see Monday Repeated on Friday at 7.15pm


Unknown: Neil MacGregor

: Mapping the Town

6/7. Canterbury. Julian Richards explores the influence the Church has had on Canterbury's growth. St Augustine's first Cathedral was built there over 1.400 years ago, but it was the murder of his medieval successor, Thomas Becket , that put Canterbury on the pilgrims' map. producer Miles warde <R)


Unknown: Thomas Becket

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baguettes and Barms

Anne works at a shelter for the homeless. She's also organising the big do to celebrate her husband's inauguration as the Worshipful Master of his lodge. But does she prefer the smoked salmon and roulades or the soup and tinned beans? A comedy by Christine Marshall.
Director/Producer Gary Brown


Comedy By: Christine Marshall.
Producer: Gary Brown
Anne: Becky Hindley
Jill: Becky Hindley
Geoff: Glenn Cunningham
Victor: Glenn Cunningham
Enid: Denice Hope
Sheila: Denice Hope
Waitress: Denice Hope
Jamie: Mikey Nortn
Gobbo: Mikey Nortn
Paul: Phil Rowson
Man at door: Phil Rowson
Bob Hat: Phil Rowson
Sally: Peta Lord

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew answer questions sent in by post. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Uncovering Iran: Telling Stories

3/5. The Apartment 1/2. Mahnaz has had enough of her husband's traditional ways. The search for an apartment of her own is the first step on the road to divorce. By Zoya Pirzad and translated by Narguess Farzad. Read by Nathalie Armin. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Zoya Pirzad
Translated By: Narguess Farzad.
Read By: Nathalie Armin.

: The Invention of Childhood

3/30. New Shoes with Red Thongs. What did medieval children get up to when left unattended? Michael Morpurgo finds some vivid descriptions. The readers are Timothy West and Sara Kestelman. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Sara Kestelman.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Case Notes

2/8. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in the RightOrder

4/4. Spike Jones - the Man Who Murdered Music.
Rainer Hersch talks to Spike Jones Jr about the life and work of his father, the American big-band musical comedian Spike Jones. One of the biggest stars of the 1940s and 50s, Jones's career was launched in 1941 with a song that mocked Adolf Hitler : Der Fuhrer's Face. He and his band the City Slickers mixed the high- with the lowbrow, the serious with the comic, and instrumental virtuosity with sonic hi-jinks, creating a blend that startled and delighted audiences in a much more innocent era. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Spike Jones
Talks: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Spike Jones Jr
Unknown: Spike Jones.
Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Sausage night goes with a bang for Tom.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Uncovering Iran: Postcards

1/5. Neil MacGregor admires the decor of a teahouse in Isfahan. Repeated from Monday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Neil MacGregor

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on Kevin Spacey 's return to the London stage in Eugene O'Neill 's A Moon for the Misbegotten. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Small Island

8/15. By Andrea Levy. Gilbert joins up to fight for the mother country but soon finds that there is a more personal war to be fought.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Letters from Guantanamo

An exclusive glimpse of the world inside
Guantanamo Bay detention centre, told through the letters of a man currently being held there.
Producer Kate Taylor Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Producer: Kate Taylor

: An Anthropologist in the House of Lords

2/2. Social anthropologist Dr Emma Crewe spent three years studying the cultural practices of a unique group of individuals; however, the subject of her research was not some remote and far-flung tribe, but the peers in the House of Lords. This week she unravels the crucial and sometimes hidden role of the "usual channels" in the political process. Producer Penny Boreham Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dr Emma Crewe

: Connect

Cdew series 1/6. Liar, Liar. Deception plays an mportant role in our day-to-day interactions, as Joes the corresponding need to be able to spot a whopper when you hear one. Lie detection has been around for centuries, based on the belief that liars and cheats betray themselves through their physiology. The veracious Ouentin Cooper takes a look at how lie-detection technology and psychology is helping in many spheres, from serious crime to marital infidelity and fake insurance Claims. Straight up, guv! Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Spot of Bother

8/10. George decides that he is not going to his daughter Katie's wedding and plans to escape. Meanwhile, the marquee is flooded and, to make matters worse, Jean's evangelical sister arrives. By Mark Haddon. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Haddon.

: Old Harry's Game

3/4. Andy Hamilton 's hellish comedy about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for the Lord of the Underworld. Satan infiltrates the White House and the United Nations. Meanwhile, a dangerous subversive infiltrates Hell. With
Geoffrey Whitehead , Hugh Dennis , Tony Maudsley , Felicity Montagu and Philip Pope.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Tony Maudsley
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville

: As Safe as Houses

2/3. Bricks and Mortar. Marcus Brigstocke turns his attention on the estate agent, to find out if the stereotyped image of board wars, back-handers and fantasy valuations has any truth to it. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Mughal

3/5. By William Dalrymple. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Dalrymple.

: News

: A Brief History of Infinity

(2/2) Heather Couper looks at why human beings have trouble with the concept of infinity

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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