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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Clare Philips


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Philips

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
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: Dear Charlie - Letters to a Lost Daughter

3/5. Charlie's birthday and Mother's Day provide poignant reminders of Charlie's absence from the Thompson family's life. Read by Jeff Rawle. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Jeff Rawle.

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Who Are These, Like Stars
Appearing? (All Saints). Hebrews 11, vv32-end; 12, v1 Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock). For All the Saints (Sine Nomine).
Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 SOS 3/5. By Katie Hims.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Revolution on the Nile

1/2 President Gamal Abdel Nasser is still regarded by many Egyptians as the father of modern Egypt and the inspiration to the Arab nationalist cause.
But his popularity and his power caused great anxiety to
Western leaders such as Anthony Eden who dubbed him the "Mussolini of the Nile". To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Suez crisis,
Stephen Sackur profiles one of the most important and charismatic Arab leaders of the 20th century. Produced by Emma Harding


Unknown: Gamal Abdel Nasser
Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: Stephen Sackur
Produced By: Emma Harding

: Agatha Raisin: The Disappearing Trick

2/6. With her marriage dreams in tatters, Agatha has the small task of returning the wedding presents - and the slightly larger one of clearing her name of murder.
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
Harriet: Belinda Lang
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
DC Wong: Stephen Hogan
Roy: James Holmes
Mrs Wendle: Tina Gray
Martin: Tim Whitnall

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Where in the World?

4/6 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 Stella Duffy , David Spicer and Crispin Swayne. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: David Spicer
Unknown: Crispin Swayne.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From Abstraction

Paul is young rich and in love. So why does he lock himself in the library and refuse to open the door to anyone? But he cannot lock everyone out. During the night his strange and disconcerting visitors help him to make the most important decision of his life. A witty, moving and passionate first radio play by Robert Thorogood.
Director Ellen Dryden


Play By: Robert Thorogood.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Paul: Daniel Evans
Stefan: Andrew Mayer
Infinity: Emma Fielding
Clara: Francesca Dymond
Johanna: Francesca Dymond
Otto: Steven McNicoll
Joseph: Steven McNicoll
Fermat: Roger Allam
Friedrich (Doctor): Sam Parks

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners at Reynoldston Women's Institute on the Gower Peninsula. The chairman is
Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Manchester Crime Wave

3/5. Snorting Charlie. Mike Harding reads his own short story set in Manchester, featuring the colourful character Tommy the Hat, founder member of the Villains
Association for the Creation of Work for Policemen.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mike Harding

: The Invention of Childhood

28/30. The Disappearance of Childhood?
Michael Morpurgo explores the very timely issue of how the media and marketing have encroached on childhood. The readers are Anna Maxwell Martin ,
Christopher Parkinson and CharisTaplin. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Christopher Parkinson

: Thinking Allowed

Does philanthropy still have a role in today's society? In this week's round-up of academic research,
Laurie Taylor finds out who today's philanthropists are and asks Professor Peter Frumkin how to go about developing a philanthropic strategy. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Peter Frumkin
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Case Notes

7/8. Dr Mark Porter investigates whether music and the arts have a serious role to play in medicine. He also shares a joke with a comedian who is using humour to get men to visit their doctors. Producer Katy Hickman


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Katy Hickman

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Banter

5/6. 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 John Constable to John Sergeant. This week's panellists include Chris Addison , Natalie Haynes , Richard Herring and Will Smith. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: John Constable
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Natalie Haynes
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Adam's evening takes an unexpected turn. For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.


3/5. 1956 - The Crest of a Wave. Billy Sharp is shocked to discover that his father was a wartime submarine commander, and defies his mother Pearl's ban on anything to do with seafaring - to follow his heart. By Katie Hims.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Billy Sharp
Unknown: Katie Hims.
Marina: Claire Rushbrook
Billy: Samuel Ripman
Pearl: Lisa Stevenson
Norbut: Connor Byrne
Mr Battersby: Lee Ross

: The Moral Maze

5/11. 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

: Class Conscious

1/2. Class doesn't seem to be the burning issue that it once was in British politics. John Cole discusses the declining interest in class with Peter Mandelson and Michael Heseltine. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Michael Heseltine.
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Connect

6/6. Putting On a Coat. Coatings put onto existing materials are widely used in medicine. There are coatings to induce healing, to prevent cells and bacteria from sticking, and ones that can release drugs into the body. There are also smart coatings that can be induced to change their properties when exposed to external stimuli. Quentin Cooper explores how the latest technology in biomaterials has helped to develop some of the most sophisticated coatings in science. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

3/10. The village of Overcombe is excited by the arrival of the King and a humble sailor home from the sea. By Thomas Hardy. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . For further details see Monday


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

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

4/4. The last in the series starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder , Lewis MacLeod and Jim North. Music by Richie Webb ; Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
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 Rachel Hooper. Face behind the Voice: page 121


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: News

: Talent Scout

Somewhere in Africa, a hugely talented basketball player is waiting to be discovered as the next world-class wonder - at least, that's what the NBA talent scouts think, and they are on the trail to find that player. Chris Mitchell tracks their progress


Unknown: Chris Mitchell

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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