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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented from Wales by George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: 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

: Daily Service

Led by Father Phil Sumner. Lord, Thy Word Abideth
(Ravenshaw). Luke 24, vv44-53. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr Hughes). The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter). Director of music Simon Lole. Organist Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Father Phil Sumner.
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: Neil Taylor.

: Book of the Week: The Blunkett Tapes

3/5. David Blunkett records his momentous days at the Home Office, and his dog Lucy retires to be succeeded by Sadie. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Blunkett

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Inner Voices 3/5. Female of the Species. The
Woman's Hour drama: a monologue by Pauline McLynn.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.

: Every Port Has a Name for the Sea

3/3. Pirates and Romans - Tunisia to Libya
The Tunisian island of Djerba was once famous for its pirates, though now there are only a few imitation galleons taking tourists out for barbecues and bathing.
And across the border in Libya, tourism is gradually being encouraged. Only a few years ago it was a crime for
Libyans to talk to foreigners, but now the people of Tripoli are keen to talk, and visitors are being drawn back to the incredible Roman cities that are still being uncovered on the Mediterranean. Chris Stewart concludes his journey along the coast of northern Africa. Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: The Cavity Within

4/4. Business is booming again, but can the dental team sort out their emotional lives and fill the yawning cavity within? 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
Mr Holmes: John Rowe
Sarah E: Mma Noakes
Buck-tooth girl: Bethan Walker
Anna/Lady Fotherington-Dikes: Christine Kavanaqh

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Where in the World?

2/6. John Simpson presents a geographical game that journeys around the world in 30 minutes, celebrating the cultural diversity of the world and proving the theory that travel broadens the mind. With guests Simon Brett , Simon Fanshaweand Clare Nasir. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Simon Fanshaweand
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: It's Not You

It's a perfect holiday romance. Until they meet again... in the wrong place.... and they are the wrong people.
Tobes (played by John Paul Hurley) is not who Jo (Jessica Harris) thinks he is, and Jo is not who Tobes thinks she is. So who, then, have they each fallen in love with? A tragicomedy of misconceptions, by Simon Burt. Producer Lu Kemp


Played By: John Paul Hurley
Unknown: Jessica Harris
Unknown: Simon Burt.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer gardening questions at the Barnes, Mortlake and East
Sheen Horticultural and Allotment Society in west London. Anna Ford is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anna Ford

: Stories from the Manchester Literature Festival

3/5. All That Is Solid. By Rajeev Balasubramanyam. Performed by Andonis James Anthony before an audience at the Chethams Library Reading Room. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Rajeev Balasubramanyam.
Unknown: Andonis James Anthony

: The Invention of Childhood

18/30. Father, Is It Time? The working lives of children during the Industrial Revolution - up chimneys, in factories and down mines - are described by Michael Morpurgo. The readers are Adam Godley , Anna Maxwell Martin , Gerard McDermott and Ryan Nelson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo.
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Ryan Nelson.

: Thinking Allowed

Why is American politics in such an appalling state?
And what does it mean for the rest of us? In his weekly look at the latest academic research Laurie Taylor is in conversation with law professor and leading political philosopher Ronald Dworkin. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Ronald Dworkin.
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Banter

3/6. 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, Sue Perkins and Will Smith. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Jazzer finds the perks of the job.
For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Inner Voices

3/5. Female of the Species. Pauline McLynn performs her monologue about the attempts of a middle-aged lady seeking to attract her mate - in a zoo.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pauline McLynn

: The Moral Maze

3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley 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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Come and Join Us

1/2. What drives us to support particular political causes? How are some attracted to extremism? What is the future of political parties, when their membership is currently in decline? Drawing on the results of new studies,
Geoff Mulgan , former Number Ten adviser and now director of the Young Institute, reflects on our sense of political belonging. Producer Jim Frank Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday 22 October at 5.45am


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Producer: Jim Frank

: Connect: Concrete's Comeback to the Jungle

4/6. Concrete is the second most widely consumed substance on earth - second only to water. More than ten billion tons is produced annually. It is the ubiquitous stuff of pavements, roads, power plants, houses, schools and garages, and despite its negative press, new technologies are now enabling it to assume any colour, shape, texture or pattern. Concrete is going through an extraordinary revival, and is now the material of choice for architects, engineers and artists. Quentin Cooper explores how developments in science and technology have turned this once despised material into one Of the most popular.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Vanishing Act ofEsme Lennox

3/10. Daughters Who Just Don't Listen. Just why was Esme incarcerated in an asylum 61 years ago? Iris, her great-niece, goes in search of answers and reveals a Shameful past. For further details see Monday

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

2/4. Do the bright lights of television beckon for Mel and Vicki? Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
Music by Richie Webb Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Jim North.
Music By: Richie Webb
Producer: Chris Neill

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Blunkett Tapes

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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