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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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

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

3/5. Now married to Sir William Hamilton , Emma is living the high life at the Neapolitan court. When Horatio Nelson pays a visit. Emma sets out to captivate the rising naval star. Read by Polly Walker. By Kate Williams. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sir William Hamilton
Unknown: Horatio Nelson
Read By: Polly Walker.
Unknown: Kate Williams.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Prayer is the Soul's Sincere Desire (Song 67). Luke 9, vv28-36. Above All Praise (Mendelssohn). How Lovely on the Mountain (Our God Reigns).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 13/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: Every Port Has a Name for the Sea

New series 1/3. Sand Stealers and Story Tellers
The northern coast of the Mediterranean is crowded with familiar ports and cities, but what about the African coast? Chris Stewart. once drummer in the band Genesis, now a sheep farmer and bestselling author, travels from his home near Granada in Spain to the coast of northern Africa - the forgotten shoreline of the Maghreb. This week he takes a ferry from Algeciras to the port of Tangiers. Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Unknown: Chris Stewart.
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: The Cavity Within

2/4. Marty is settling into his new job at the newly privatised dental practice. But why are there suddenly no patients? By Jim Poyser.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanaqh


Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Director: Peter Kavanaqh
Marty: Chris O'Dowd
Pete: Jeff Rawle
Daisy: Sara Crowe
Tim: Mark Straker
Anna: Christine Kavanagh
Mr Holmes: John Rowe
Leo: Don Gilet
Mrs Wenkins: Tracy Wiles

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mapping the Town

7/7. Portmeirion. In 1925, when Sir Clough Williams-Ellis acquired a north Wales peninsula, he described the location as a neglected wilderness that he would set straight. The village of Portmeirion is the remarkable result. Presenter Julian Richards , with the help of some of Sir dough's descendants, traces the tale of how Portmeirion arose. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Sir Clough Williams-Ellis
Presenter: Julian Richards
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dreaming in Africa

The story of Stewart Gore Brown , the only white man to receive a state funeral in a black African country, and the women he loved. By Mike Harris.
Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Stewart Gore Brown
Unknown: Mike Harris.
Producer: Clive Brill
Gore Brown: Louie Hilyer
Lorna: Sian Brooke
Henry: Nonso Anazie
Audrey: Mathilda Ziegler
Sgt: Charlie Simpson
Porter: Charlie Simpson
George: Femi Ognus
Servant: Femi Ognus

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Droitwich Spa. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The interview

3/5. Scissors, Paper, Stone. A man's journey to a job interview takes him to a dark and troubling place. Vickie Liddelle reads this story by Shiromi Pinto. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Vickie Liddelle
Story By: Shiromi Pinto.

: The Invention of Childhood: The Vast Usefulness of Reading

8/30. With some boys earning a living at seven years old while others were still under the control of schoolmasters (and their canes) at 14, when did childhood end in the 17th century? Michael Morpurgo explores the expansion of education for boys and the very contemporary question of when boyhood ends and manhood begins. The readers are Jack Blumenau, Adam Godley, Sara Kestelman and Timothy West. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Jack Blumenau
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Timothy West.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Banter

New series 1/6. The return of the panel game, hosted by Andrew Collins , in which the guests hammer out what's hot and what's not, by coming up with their definitive "top threes" in categories covering anything from playwrights to computer games. This week's panellists include Richard Herring and Russell Howard. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Russell Howard.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

David gets a lesson in romance.
(For cast see page 36)
(Repeated tomorrow at 2pm)

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with bestselling thriller and horror writer James Herbert. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: James Herbert.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Small Island

13/15. Hortense is forced to face up to prejudice in 1940s Britain - in the shape of employers and her landlady's husband, Bernard. By Andrea Levy.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Live Free or Die

1/2. "Live free or die" is the official motto of the American state of New Hampshire, encapsulating the spirit of aggressive freedom that is inherent in the American dream. But how free are Americans in the 21st century? The BBC's Washington correspondent Justin Webb finds OUt. Producer Tony Grant Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Justin Webb

: Connect

2/6. Pitch Perfect. Grass is so common that we take its existence and rampant use for granted. But there are hundreds of types, mixes, varieties and species, each having to meet the complex challenges of different uses and demands. Quentin Cooper goes in search of the latest science and technology involved in creating the perfect grass for sports pitches - and discovers just how Complicated the process is. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Presented by Libby Purves. Shortened repeat from 9am


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mission Song

3/10. By John le Carre. Salvo is flown to a no-name island in the North Sea and briefed on the task ahead. For further details see Monday


Unknown: John Le Carre.

: Old Harry's Game

4/4. Andy Hamilton 's hellish comedy about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for the Lord of the Underworld. In his final bid to improve mankind, Satan takes control of the media - and a deadly enemv tries to take control of 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

: People of the Abyss

3/3. Hidden Depths. The ocean depths are the final frontier where submariners have cloaked their activities for decades. Andrew Smith hears tales of top-secret spy missions, dangerous games of cat-and-mouse and deep voyages of discovery that few could ever talk about. And now, as the Cold War under the waves has receded, the military and the scientific community continue to illuminate the abyss. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Smith

: News

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

3/5. By Kate Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kate Williams.

: News

: Return to Sarajevo (1/2)

Allan Little revisits the Bosnian capital, ten years after the end of the Siege


Unknown: Allan Little

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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