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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Clare Philips


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Philips

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Humphrys in Search of God

New series 1/3. John Humphrys has a hitherto unfulfilled desire to believe in God. He asks religious leaders how it is possible to have faith in this world of suffering, division and violence - especially when some of it arguably has a root in religious differences or extremism. Today he talks to the Rt Rev Rowan Williams , Archbishop of Canterbury.
Producer David Coomes Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Rowan Williams
Producer: David Coomes

: Diplomatic Dinners: Badoit versus Bollinger

5/5. Chris Bowlby learns about the importance of diplomatic dining today and the balance between the need to entertain and the pressure to get the job done.


Presenter: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Mark Savage

: Book of the Week: Dear Charlie - Letters to a Lost Daughter

2/5. The Thompson family, already grieving for Charlie's cousin Dan who died just 12 months previously, struggle to adapt to life after Charlie's death. Jeff Rawle continues reading Reg Thompson 's letters to his beloved daughter. For further details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Unknown: Reg Thompson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. He Who Would Valiant Be (Monks Gate). Ephesians 6, vv10-18. Psalm 121 (Barry Rose). Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Unknown: Barry Rose
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 SOS 2/5. By Katie Hims. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: ClassicalComedy

What links Fawlty Towers with Aristophanes and It Ain't
Half Hot Mum with Plautus? Comedian Natalie Haynes argues that today's stand-ups could learn a lot from the Classics. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Natalie Haynes

: 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 Clark.


Unknown: Nick Clark.

: EnglishHymnal

The English Hymnal was published in 1906 under the editorship of liturgist Percy Dearmer and composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams. Dr Ian Bradley celebrates its centenary and shows how, from the outset, it challenged the establishment by redefining congregational hymn music for the 20th century.
Producer Mark O'Brien Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Percy Dearmer
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Adrift

The compelling tale of one young woman s struggle to confront her past by reliving the day her mother decided to abandon her for her lover. By Judy Upton.
Director Claudine Toutoungi


Unknown: Judy Upton.
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Daisy: Raquel Cassidy
Alan: Alan Williams
Freddie: Nicholas Boulton
Young Daisy: Jessica Crossley

: Making History

3/10 Nick Baker and the team follow up more history questions from listeners and reveal further insights to the past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Making History, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 ITU email:making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Manchester Crime Wave

2/5. Boom 2/2. DC Lin Song's investigation into an explosion at a house in Chorlton uncovers yet more bodies - and there's a twist in the tale. Written by Cath Staincliffe and read by Wendy Kweh. For further details see yesterday


Written By: Cath Staincliffe
Read By: Wendy Kweh.

: The Invention of Childhood

27/30. A Prison or a Garden. Michael Morpurgo traces the story of the fight for children's rights in the second half of the 20th century. The readers are Pax Baldwin , Adam Godley and Timothy West. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Pax Baldwin
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Timothy West.

: Law in Action

5/9. Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon in an examination of the latest issues in the law and in the legal system and how they affect our everyday lives. Editor Hugh Levinson : Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Editor: Hugh Levinson
Producer: Innes Bowen

: A Good Read

5/10. Bestselling author Joanne Harris and former chairwoman of the Man Booker prize
Professor Lisa Jardine join Sue MacGregor to discuss three much loved paperbacks: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte , The
Deadly Space Between by Patricia Duncker and a thriller by Donna Leon. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Patricia Duncker
Unknown: Donna Leon.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

5/6. Duncan Stonebridge , the hapless backbencher MP, is desperate for a quiet weekend at his constituency, Rothershurst. But events conspire against him. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis 's topical sitcom.
Producer/Director Adam Bromley


Unknown: Duncan Stonebridge
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Director: Adam Bromley
Duncan: James Fleet
Tom: Simon Greenall
Harriet: Geraldine McNulty
Roger: Geoffrey McGivern
Sue: Matilda Zieqler
Neil: Neil Edmond
Ruth: Sarah Solemani

: The Archers

Susan feels she's not alone.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on a major exhibition of sculpture by David Smith , whose work includes pieces shaped from abandoned tools and scrap metal. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Smith
Producer: Timothy Prosser


2/5. 1942 - Blow the Wind Southerly. Submarine
Commander Joseph Winslet is at home at the bottom of the sea, far more than with his "mother", whose outrageously selfish act in 1913 denied him any true family. By Katie Hims.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Joseph Winslet
Unknown: Katie Hims.
Marina: Claire Rushbrook
Leonard: David Bradley
Joe: Jonathan Forbes
Frank: John Dougall
Loretta: Elizabeth Bell

: File on 4

5/10. As deposed Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra begins a new life in London, Fran Abrams asks why Britain is still the destination of choice for controversial foreign politicians. Why do so many choose to live, do business or bank their money in the UK? And when questions are asked back home, how keen are the authorities to investigate? Editor David Ross ; Producer Rob Cave Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Editor: David Ross

: 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

: Living with Aids: the Search for the Virus

1/2. In 1981, doctors in the US were puzzled by cases of cancers and lung conditions they were seeing in young homosexual men: diseases that were extremely rare in this age group. They were to be the first patients in the West to be diagnosed with Aids, but it was not confined to the developed world. Soon it was realised that the disease known as "slim" in Africa was also Aids. Allan Little tells the story of the race to identify the cause of this new and devastating disease. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Humphrys in Search of God

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

2/10. Anne is bewitched by the glamour of the 19th
Dragoons, but not as bewitched as a certain trumpet-major is with her. By Thomas Hardy. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Read By: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: The Hollow Men

4/4. Sketch show in which seemingly everyday situations unfold in bizarre and hilarious directions. Written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner , with Katy Brand. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: News

: World Book Club

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt : the author talks to
Harriett Gilbert


Unknown: Frank McCourt
Unknown: Harriett Gilbert

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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