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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6 25 725 8 25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Humphrys In Search of God

3/3 John Humphrys is looking for reasons to have faith in God in this scientific age, in a world where atrocities are often committed in the name of religion. This week he questions the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks
Producer David Coomes : Editor Christine Morgan Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: David Coomes
Editor: Christine Morgan

: Why Should I Retire?

2/4. Ninety-year-old fitness instructor Seona Ross tells Felicity Finch how much the world of work has changed since, aged 15, she began her training at the Women's League for Health and Beauty in London.


Unknown: Seona Ross
Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Book of the Week: Seize the Hour:When Nixon Met Mao

2/5. President Nixon and Henry Kissinger are determined that their exploratory talks with China should be kept secret. By Margaret MacMillan. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Henry Kissinger
Unknown: Margaret MacMillan.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Christ is the World's True Light
(Darmstadt). Romans 8, vv18-23. Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, arr Archer) God Is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him (Abbot's
Leigh). Directorof music Simon Lole. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Guiding Lights 2/5. Let Them Call It JazzBy Jean Rhys. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: Living with Aids: the Global Challenge

2/3 The Nightmare Scenario. The tiny kingdom of Swaziland is struggling with the highest incidence of Aids in the world combined with six years of drought and famine. Adam Lusekelo asks what policy makers and decision makers can do, faced with such impossible challenges. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo

: White Face, Dark Heart

1/2 Stewart Lee sees beyond the friendly red-nosed image of the clown to discover a moral purpose to what most of us regard as innocent entertainment. He goes to Los Angeles to meet a clown who assaults and ridicules his audiences, and witnesses the rituals of the Native American sacred clowns of New Mexico.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Stewart Lee

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with 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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis.

: Real History of Opera

New series 1/4 Huw Edwards unveils the history behind some of opera's most famous plots, beginning with Puccini's Tosca - a story of love, politics, religion, sadism and murder, based on real events in Napoleonic-era Rome. Producer Catherine McGhee Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Catherine McGhee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Upside Down and Back to Front

It's 1913, and a young travelling photographer sets out looking for business around the Worcestershire countryside His journey becomes a learning experience, both in his craft and in life, as he meets a variety of characters, including an early aviator and a newspaper proprietor, and a little girl who teaches him more about the true nature of photography than anyone. By Lance Woodman.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lance Woodman.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Sam: Oliver Le Sueur
Thomas: Richard Derrington
Florence: Alex Kelly
Dilly: Helen Monks
Lady Partington: Elizabeth Bell
Gerald: Kim Wall
Alfred: Dan Crow
Bert: Alex Jones

: Making History

Nick Baker and the team answer listeners historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]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

: Short Stories by John McGahern

2/5. Swallows. A young surveyor from Dublin meets a policeman from the country, and the choices in their lives are ruthlessly compared. For further details see yesterday

: Parrots and Piranhas

2/5 Huw Cordey and friends are aiming for a pristine rainforest wilderness but first they have to negotiate three huge waterfalls and are forced to carry their canoes and provisions - almost a ton in weight - through the dense vegetation, in heavy rain. They are finding their stamina and determination tested to the limit. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Huw Cordey

: Law in Action

7/9. Clive Coleman examines the latest issues in the law and the legal system. Producer InnesBowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman

: A Good Read

7/10. Eoin Colfer , author of the Artemis Fowl books, and journalist Katharine Whitehorn discuss their recommended children's books with Sue MacGregor. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Eoin Colfer
Unknown: Artemis Fowl
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Living with the Enemy

1/6. Sitcom written by and starring Nick Revell and Gyles Brandreth who play an alternative comedian-turned-holistic therapist and a Tory MP turned media figure. Also featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw.


Writer: Nick Revell
Writer: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Ed Morrish
Gyles Brandon: Gyles Brandreth
Nick Reynolds: Nick Revell
Sophie Okuyu: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

: The Archers

It's crisis time at Brookfield Farm.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who is joined by novelist Julian Barnes to review a new National Theatre adaptation of Emile Zola 's tale of adulterous passion, Therese Raquin. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Therese Raquin.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Guiding Lights

2/5. Let Them Call It Jazz. Selina, newly arrived from the West Indies, struggles to negotiate the hostile environment of 1950s London. Jean Rhys's tale, dramatised by Sarah Wooley.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Sarah Wooley.
Selina: Adjoa Andoh
Johnny: James Bryce
Carol: Ann Crawford
Neighbour: Mark McDonnell
Maggie: Lucy Paterson
Prison officer/magistrate: Nick Underwood

: File on 4

7/10. Richard Watson investigates the extent of radicalisation among Britain's Muslim communities and asks if the security agencies and the Government are doing enough to tackle the problem.
Producer David Lewis ; Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Richard Watson
Producer: David Lewis
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

: Am I Normal?

New series 1/4. Is it normal for humans to have cancer? Medical professionals think it might be: either as part of the normal ageing process or because testing and screening can now spot more cancerous cells - even ones that will not develop into anything life-threatening. Vivienne Parry explores another aspect of human normality. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: Humphrys in Search of God

3/3. John Humphrys is looking for reasons to have faith in God in this scientific age. This week he questions the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Light of Evening

2/10. In hospital for tests, Dilly's mind wanders back to the terrible sea voyage she had when she left home for America as a little girl, travelling steerage. By Edna O'Brien. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Edna O'Brien.

: Ruth Rendell's The Fever Tree

2/3. The Dreadful Day of Judgement. Three lost souls meet over Christmas when they find themselves clearing up an abandoned graveyard, but it isn't long before their personal demons get in the way of their work. Dramatised byYvonneAntrobus.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer Conor Lennon


Music By: David Pickvance
Producer: Conor Lennon
John: Danny Sapani
Gilly: Bryan Dick
Marion: Stuart McLoughlin
Foreman: Ralph Ineson

: Today in Parliament

Laying Down the Law: the Education Bill. Mark D'Arcy presents a special report on how rebel MPs influenced Tony Blair 's school reforms.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Tony Blair

: News

: Book of the Week: Seize the Hour:When Nixon Met Mao

2/5. For further details see yesterday

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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