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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Anjum Anwar.


Presented By: Anjum Anwar.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Tim Franks and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Tim Franks
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Thomas Hardy - the Time-Torn Man

3/5. By the 1880s Hardy finds that social success and financial stability are just some of the trappings of literary success. He is soon to embark on one of his greatest novels, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

The Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch leads this act of worship, which is part of One World Week. With music from Gospelphoenix, directed by Bill Tamblyn.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch
Directed By: Bill Tamblyn.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Fragments of Amy 3/5. By Bill Murphy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Bill Murphy.

: Comrades

Fifty years ago, Soviet leader Khrushchev denounced the brutality of his predecessor Stalin, and preceded to launch his own brand of brutality on the people of Hungary. These events were eye-opening for the loyal members of the British Communist Party, shattering their dreams of glory, freedom and brotherhood through
Communism. Although the Party staggered on until 1991, it was the events of 1956 that knocked its heart out. One of the disillusioned that year was Jack Gaber , who lay dying of cancer as his dreams died around him. His son,
Ivor, talks to Jack's contemporaries, including Denis Healey and playwright Arnold Wesker , about the political appeal of Communism in the 1930s and the gradual disillusionment that led to the Party's eventual collapse. Producers Fiona Ledger and Ivor Gaber


Unknown: Jack Gaber
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Producers: Fiona Ledger
Producers: Ivor Gaber

: Agatha Raisin: The Murderous Marriage

New series 1/6. Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin, about to marry the handsome colonel next door after pursuing him for nearly four years. But there's just one little problem....
Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by M.C. Beaton.


Author: M.C. Beaton
Dramatised by: David Semple
Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
DC Wong: Stephen Hogan
Roy: James Holmes
Mrs Wendle: Tina Gray
Jimmy: John Rogan
Martin: Tim Whitnall

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Introduced by Shaun Ley.


Introduced By: Shaun Ley.

: Where in the World?

3/6. John Simpson presents a geographical game that journeys around the globe in 30 minutes, celebrating the cultural diversity of the world and proving the theory that travel broadens the mind. With guests Simon Brett , Alex Butterworth and Kamila Shamsie. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Alex Butterworth
Unknown: Kamila Shamsie.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Blue Heaven

Graham's life is not going the way he wants it to - and he really starts to worry when he realises he's being interviewed for a job by his imaginary friend from childhood, now all grown up. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Producer Liz Anstee ; directors Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Gareth McLean talks to Maurice Gran : page 125


Unknown: Maurice Gran.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Producer: Maurice Gran
Talks: Gareth McLean
Unknown: Maurice Gran
Graham: Chris Lanqham
Griselda: Rebecca Front
Dottie: Phyllida Law
Laz: Toby Lonqworth
Violet: Polly Frame
Dr Bloom: Jo Brookes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer listeners' 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: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Classical Assassins

3/5. Bach, Handel and Me. John Taylor toured Europe performing miraculous cataract surgery. But there were two operations that didn't go quite to plan. By Jonathan Lennie. Read by Bill WalliS. For further details see Monday


Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Jonathan Lennie.
Read By: Bill Wallis.

: The Invention of Childhood

23/30. Cutting the Slum Mind Off at the Root
Michael Morpurgo traces how concern for children was at the heart of the making of the Welfare State. The readers are Adam Godley , Sara Kestelman , Anna Maxwell Martin , ChariS Taplin and Timothy West. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Timothy West.

: Thinking Allowed

In his weekly round-up of academic research
Laurie Taylor looks at the lives of some of the most significant breadwinners in working-class homes between the two world wars: young women. Social historian Dr Selina Todd explains how maids, female factory workers, shop assistants and office clerks transformed the workplace into the 1950S and beyond. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Dr Selina Todd
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Banter

4/6. 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 Four Weddings and a Funeral to Five Guys Named Moe. This week's panellists include Richard Herring, Russell Howard and Julia Morris. Producer Richard Grocock


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

: The Archers

Lynda gets gently persuasive.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a first-night review of Dirty
Dancing the stage show, based on the successful 1987 film. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Fragments of Amy

3/5. Angela agrees to be hypnotised by Fred, in the hope that her psychic connection with her twin Amy will yield some information on her whereabouts.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

4/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley 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: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: Come and Join Us

2/2. 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


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Producer: Jim Frank

: Connect

5/6. Quentin Cooper introduces another programme in the series that explores the application of technology to solve problems On a human scale.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in diverse and lively conversation. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lemox

8/10. She Wouldn't Stop Screaming. Esme's tragic fate is sealed amid the genteel new-year celebrations of well-heeled Edinburgh society, in this powerful and disturbing episode of Maggie O'Farrell 's coruscating novel about a stolen life. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

3/4. When Mel unexpectedly turns up with a baby - and it turns out to be hers - Vicki is understandly somewhat put out. Written by and starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder , Dave Lamb and Jim North additional material by Richie Devlin and Jim North. Music by Richie Webb Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Richie Devlin
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 Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Thomas Hardy -the Time-Torn Man

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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