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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Tim Franks and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Keith Macdougall.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Tim Franks
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Keith MacDougall.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Humphrys in Search of God

2/3 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 Muslim academic and author. Professor Tanq Ramadan. Producer David Coomes Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Tanq Ramadan.
Producer: David Coomes

: Why Should I Retire?

New series 1/4 Felicity Finch meets the first of four older workers still drawing a wage well beyond the normal age of retirement. Deryck Howell started work in the 1930s as an apprentice pharmacist, regularly being awoken in the middle of the night for on-the-spot diagnoses and treatments. More than 70 years on, his belief, with a little help from eggs, black pudding and pate, is to keep working or die". Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Unknown: Deryck Howell
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. When Jesus the Healer (Healer).
Mark 5, vv22-24, 35b-43. Litany to the Holy Spirit
(Hurford). Immortal Love Forever Full (Bishopthorpe).
Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Christopher Stoke.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Christopher Stoke.

: Book of the Week: North Face of Soho

2/5. Clive James continues to read his autobiographical work Unreliable Memoirs. Kenneth Tynan offers Clive a job and he finds himself backstage at the first TV appearance of the Sex Pistols as guests of Bill Grundy. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: Bill Grundy.

: Woman's Hour

Lively chat and interviews, presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Farming of Bones 2/5. By Edwidge Danticat. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Edwidge Danticat.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Mr Murgatroyd and Mr Winterbottom

Nicholas Frankau profiles the mismatched comedy double act of the 1930s that combined the talents of his Eton-educated grandfather Ronald Frankau and fast-talking Liverpudlian Tommy Handley.


Presenter: Nicholas Frankau
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with John Waite 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


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: Book of the Week: North Face

of Soho
2/5. By Clive James. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James.

: The World at One

News, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A Soldier's Song

Tim Healey talks to soldiers past and present about the melodies they have sung through the ages, from the crude to the sentimental and nostalgic, as well as their repertoire of satirical songs. Tim also gets his father Denis Healey to recall life and song in the Second World War
Italian campaign. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Talks: Tim Healey
Unknown: Denis Healey
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Side Effects

Joe's wife Marianne hasn't let him see his kids for months. He's desperate, so he holds a roof-top protest, wondering why a happy marriage ended up like this and whether anyone is to blame. By Louise Gooding.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Louise Gooding.
Director: Gary Brown
Joe: Reece Dinsdale
Security guard: Liam Fox
Marianne: Caroline Fitzgerald
Lauren: Lucy Worrall
Sam: Matthew McGuire
Karen: Peta Lord
Ray: Russell Dixon
Reporter: Terence Mann
PC: Hamilton Berstock

: Making History

4/10. Nick Baker investigates historical mysteries, local legends and architectural oddities. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.historyiSbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The MacGuffin

2/5. The Cuckquean. A widow finds herself charged by the possibilities of power when her famous husband dies. Mary Riggans reads Hannah McGill 's tale inspired by Hitchcock's favourite plot device, the MacGuffin. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Mary Riggans
Unknown: Hannah McGill

: Highland Hip

2/5. Julie Fowlis talks to Sally Magnusson about how she sings exclusively in Gaelic yet overcomes the language barrier to entertain audiences overseas. For Julie, the North Uist community in the Scottish Highlands remains at the heart of her international success. Forfurther details see yesterday


Talks: Julie Fowlis
Unknown: Sally Magnusson

: Law in Action

6/9. A weekly report on developments in the legal world. With Clive Coleman. Editor Hugh Levinson ; Producer Innes Bowen


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

: A Good Read

6/10. Today Sue MacGregor features three books that plunder the past to great effect. Her own choice is
EL Doctorow 's jazz-age novel Ragtime. Her guests are novelist Tessa Hadley , who has chosen JM Coetzee's memoir Boyhood, and the literary journalist John Mullan , whose choice is Ford Madox Ford's novel The Good Soldier.
Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: El Doctorow
Unknown: Tessa Hadley
Unknown: John Mullan
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

6/6. Comedy series about the life of backbench MP Duncan Stonebridge , who is suffering from a lack of confidence since he fell off the stage at a recording of Question Time.
Producer/Director Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

In the 15,000th episode of the series, it's decision time for Ruth. For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos , who's publishing a new book about food. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Talks: Mark Lawson
Singer: Franz Ferdinand
Singer: Alex Kapranos
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Farming of Bones

2/5. Earth. Haitian farmer Kongo's son has been killed by Amabelle's employer. His death provokes anger and revolt among the farmers of Bones. Amabelle is tormented by her love for Sebastian, her lingering grief for her drowned parents and her loyalty to her employer, who mourns the death of her baby son. By Edwidge Danticat.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edwidge Danticat.
Amabelle: Adjoa Andoh
Father Romain: Patrick Miller
Javier: Patrick Miller
Kongo: Patrick Miller
Valencia: Clara Sanabras
Papa: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Pico: Antonio Gil-Martinez
Voice: Noma Dumezwenl

: File on 4

6/10. As the political and military post-mortems continue in Israel over this summer's invasion of Lebanon,
Paul Adams reports from Jerusalem on the aftermath of the conflict and its implications for the country at the centre of the Middle East peace process.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Paul Adams
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

2/2. How researchers tracked the origins of HIV and made a surprise discovery when examining monkeys. Presenter Allan Little also investigates how scientists pinpointed the first case of human infection. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presenter: Allan Little
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Humphrys in Search of God

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

7/10. By Thomas Hardy. The village of Overcombe is taken unawares by the night-time arrival of the "arch-enemy of mankind". Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . For further details see yesterday


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

: Ruth Rendell's The Fever Tree

New series 1/3. A short series of murderous thrillers. Ford and Tricia travel to a mosquito-ridden South African nature reserve in an attempt to patch up their awful marriage. It's a terrible idea, and Ford is soon wondering if the leopards can rid him of his wife quicker than the divorce courts. Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer Conor Lennon


Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Music By: David Pickvance
Producer: Conor Lennon
Ford: Paul Rhys
Tricia: Tracy Wiles
Eric: Miles Anderson
Waiter: Jude Akuwudike
Receptionist: Jude Akuwudike
Tourist: Jude Akuwudike

: Today in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: America Votes

to 1.00 5.30 James Naughtie and Shaun Ley with live coverage and analysis of the most important mid-term elections the USA has seen for many years. Editor Gareth Butter Producer Giles Edwards.

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