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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: The Choice

4/6. Michael Buerk talks to Mark Dowd , whose boyhood dream was to be a Dominican friar but who chose to leave the order when he fell in love. What obstacles did he encounter and what were the consequences of his actions? Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Mark Dowd
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Diplomatic Dinners: Avoiding the Crudites

1/5. Stories from the men and women charged with eating for their country and laying down their livers in the national cause.

Chris Bowlby reports on Stalin's consternation at British cutlery conventions and the awkwardness occasioned by the Americans over their asparagus.


Presenter: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Mark Savage

: Book of the Week: England's Mistress - the Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

2/5. When she is discarded as the mistress of the profligate Sir Harry Featherstonhaugh , pregnant Emma falls upon the charity of another young aristocrat. Through him she meets the recently widowed Sir William Hamilton. Read by Polly Walker. By Kate Williams. For further details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Sir Harry Featherstonhaugh
Unknown: Sir William Hamilton.
Read By: Polly Walker.
Unknown: Kate Williams.

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Master, Speak! Thy Servant
Heareth (Ottawa). Luke 6, vv12-19. 0 How Glorious Is the Kingdom (Harwood). Soldiers of Christ, Arise (From
Strength to Strength). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 12/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Affectionately, Dudley

Alan Bennett reflects on the life of his Beyond the Fringe comrade Dudley Moore , based on a collection of letters that Moore wrote over 15 years to Peter Cork , his old music teacher at Dagenham High School, covering the period from Moore's move to Hollywood in 1980 until the onset of the rare neurological disease supranuclear palsy. With Moore's biographer and musical partner
Rena Fruchter. who supported him through the last years of his life, and some of Moore's music and performances. The reader is Ron Cook. Producer Nick Russell-Pavier


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Peter Cork
Unknown: Rena Fruchter.
Unknown: Ron Cook.
Producer: Nick Russell-Pavier

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson 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: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Anatomy of the Musical

New series 1/3 The Opener. The first song of a musical has the job of setting the tone of the whole show, musically, lyrically and in terms of staging. Russell Davies looks at examples, from Kiss Me, Kate to Chicago. Producer Merilyn Harris Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Palm Therapy

Simone is about to hit 30 and feels bleak about her future, her love life and her singing career. An unexpected botanical birthday present arrives that changes everything in the most delightful way, in this surprising musical comedy by Sharon Shrubsall.
Songs performed by Jacqui Dankworth and James Pearson Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Roxana Silbert


Comedy By: Sharon Shrubsall.
Unknown: Jacqui Dankworth
Unknown: James Pearson
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Roxana Silbert
Simone: Jacqui Dankworth
Zamia: Mona Hammond
Steve: Fraser Ayers
Carol: Jacqueline Defferary
Christine: Tilly Vosburqh

: Home Planet

12/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet3ibbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Interview

2/5. The Last Comeback. An ageing diva returns to her home town, where she expects to be interviewed by a local journalist who happens also to have been her first love. Joanna Tope reads this story by Sian Preece. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Joanna Tope
Story By: Sian Preece.

: The Invention of Childhood: It Was a Precious Child

7/30. With a religion that believed children were best off with God in heaven, how did Puritan parents cope with their grief when their little ones died?
Michael Morpurgo explores how the Puritan ethos affected family life. The readers are Jack Blumenau, Philip Fox, Adam Godley, Sara Kestelman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Gerard McDermott and Timothy West.
For further details see yesterday


Presenter: Michael Morpurgo
Reader: Jack Blumenau
Reader: Philip Fox
Reader: Adam Godley
Reader: Sara Kestelman
Reader: Anna Maxwell Martin
Reader: Gerard McDermott
Reader: Timothy West

: Law in Action

New series 1/9. Barrister CliveColeman cuts through the legal jargon and cross-examines the latest issues in the law and the legal system, and how they affect our everyday lives. Producer Hugh Levinson ; Producer Innes Bowen


Producer: Hugh Levinson
Producer: Innes Bowen

: A Good Read

New series 1/10. Sue MacGregor talks to Lesley Abdela , founder of the 300 Group for women in politics, and to historian Greg Neale , about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Talks: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lesley Abdela
Unknown: Greg Neale
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

New series 1/6. The return of Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis 's topical sitcom about hapless backbencher Duncan Stonebridge (played by James Fleet ). After a turbulent week at the Labour Party Conference Stonebridge is hoping for a quiet weekend at his constituency home, but local politics, in the shape of Britain's ugliest building, intrudes. With Simon Greenall as Tom the train guard. Producer/Director Adam Bromley


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Duncan Stonebridge
Played By: James Fleet
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Director: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Ruth endures the night from hell.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, including the verdict on the film The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep as the fearsome editor of a New York fashion magazine. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Small Island

12/15. Bernard is demobbed, but an indiscretion leads him to fear for his life. By Andrea Levy.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: File on 4

New series 1/10. A year after the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, Kate Clark investigates the consequences of allowing extremist Islamic groups and their humanitarian wings to play a major role in the relief and recovery operation. Editor David Ross ; Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Kate Clark
Editor: David Ross
Producer: David Lewis

: 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

3/8. Every baby in Britain is given injections for a whole host of common diseases. Health professionals argue that children are being better protected than ever, but some parents fear they're starting to resemble pin cushions. Dr Mark Porter looks at vaccinations, how whooping cough is re-emerging and, as winter approaches, how flu vaccines are created. Producer KatyHickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mission Song

2/10. By John le Carre. Salvo meets the love of his life, and his African conscience is re-awakened. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: John Le Carre.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

6/6. The Three Smugateers. The year is 1652 - the country, France. And the music - stadium rock. Chris Martagnan has a mission - to bring truth, justice and boredom to the world. Martagnan joins the world-famous Three
Smugateers. All for smug and smug for all! Starring Mel Hudson , Dave Lamb and Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


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

: Julian Fox: Concrete Poetry

6/6. Milton Keynes. Lost in Milton Keynes , Julian Fox comes to terms with an uncertain future. Producer Seb Barwell


Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Unknown: Julian Fox
Producer: Seb Barwell

: People of the Abyss

2/3. Bomber Former Soviet, British and American submariners reveal to Andrew Smith the unique pressures and intense boredom that arose from the strategy that required them to remain hidden during the fraught period Of the Cold War. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Smith

: News

: Book of the Week: England's Mistress - the Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

2/5. By Kate Williams. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Kate Williams.

: News

: The Word

Harriett Gilbert and the world of writing


Unknown: Harriett Gilbert

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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