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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests, including Zachary Leader. author of a biography of Kingsley Amis, set the week's
Cultural agenda. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Zachary Leader.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Awake, Awake to Love and Work
(Sheltered Dale), Exodus 35, vv30-end; 36, v1. Who Can Express the Noble Acts of the Lord? (SS Wesley), Angel Voices, Ever Singing (Angel Voices). With the Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music David Poulter.
Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Organist: David Poulter.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week: Decca: the Letters of Jessica Mitford

1/5. Running Off with Romilly.
Jessica Mitford, known as Decca, eloped at 18 to the Spanish Civil War, moved to America where she joined the Communist Party and became a radical journalist for whom the term "muckraking" was invented. Her letters, edited by Peter Y Sussman, give intimate insights into her extraordinary life and are read this week by Rosamund Pike and Tom Chadbon.
Producer Chris Wallis
Repeated at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: Decca: the Letters of Jessica Mitford , edited by Peter Y Sussman. is available in hardback for only E22.50 (RRP £25.00) including p&p. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed]. Or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: . Jessica Mitford
Edited By: Peter Y Sussman
Unknown: Rosamund Pike
Unknown: Tom Chadbon.
Producer: Chris Wallis
Unknown: Jessica Mitford
Edited By: Peter Y Sussman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Immigration Stories
1/5. The Immigration Officer's Story. By Sarah Daniels.
The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Sarah Daniels.

: Shared Convictions

What role did Karl Marx, the Bronte Sisters, the saxophone riff from Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, and Enver Hoxha, dictator of Alabania, all play in the troubles in Northern Ireland? They were PhD subjects studied by paramilitary prisoners who became passionate and disciplined students. Kevin Connolly hears from three "lifers" and asks them if prison education has moderated their views or simply made them better-educated extremists.


Presenter: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: The Eliza Stories

2/5. Eliza's Progress. Having received promotion and a pay rise, Eliza's husband has to cope with the reaction of his less diligent travelling companions, an intruder in dead of night, and keeping track of his new patent leather shoes. By Barry Pain. Adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor. Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Barry Pain.
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Eliza: Rebecca Front
Her husband: Mark Heap
Gorles: Mark Evans
The Girl: Morag Cross
Woman: Morag Cross

: You and Yours

Consumer reports, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Including an examination of a little-known law that could provide much-needed housing for the homeless. Under the Local Government Planning and Land Act. 1980, any member of the public may make a Public Request to Order Disposal (or Prod) of an unused property, to bring it back into use. Each day this week housing specialists nominate a unused property in their area for the Prod treatment.


Presenter: Liz Barclay
Presenter: John Waite

: The World at One

News, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Brain of Britain

12/17. Four contestants from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compete in the continuing first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is Robert Robertson. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robertson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McNaughton

In 1843 the trial of Daniel McNaughton made legal history. McNaughton had killed Edward Drummond , secretary to the Prime Minister, Robert Peel , having intended the bullet for Peel himself. It was the first time someone was found not guilty by reasons of insanity. Steve Gooch 's play lets McNaughton tell the story himself. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Daniel McNaughton
Unknown: Edward Drummond
Unknown: Robert Peel
Unknown: Steve Gooch
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Daniel McNaughton: Ian Hogg
Other voices: Tom George

: Money Box Live

Personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests, producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: More Untold Stories

New series 1/5. Thora Hird. Alan Bennett reads a second set of extracts from his book of essays and diaries, beginning with the radio monologue he wrote for the much-loved actress Thora Hird , which became her last professional recording. Abridged by Gordon House. Producer Gordon House
RT DIRECT: Alan Bennett 's Untold Stories Part 3: Written on the Body, is available on CD for only E8.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed] Alan Bennett - an introduction: page 117


Unknown: Thora Hird.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Thora Hird
Abridged By: Gordon House.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Joan's Irish Journey

New series 1/5. Singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading begins a musical pilgrimage across Ireland. Beginning in Dublin, she meets singer Mary Black and pop cellist
Vyvienne Long, and samples some vibrant traditional music. producer Susan Marling


Songwriter: Joan Armatrading
Singer: Mary Black
Producer: Susan Marling

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

5/10. Andrew Dilnot explores the way numbers influence different aspects of daily life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor at the Southport Theatre. Humphrey Lyttelton presents, with Colin Sell at the piano. producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Ian bites the bullet.
For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine with Mark Lawson. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Immigration Stories: The Immigration Officer's Story

New series 1/5. A series of fictional stories about asylum from the point of view of the people working on the frontline at a large airport with the job of dealing with asylum seekers. Bob is an immigration officer at a large British airport and he's got a lot on his mind right now. When he spots a woman and child who have arrived on a flight from Pakistan, his suspicions are aroused and he pulls them over for questioning. By Sarah Daniels.
Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Sarah Daniels
Producer/Director: Sara Davies
Bob: Robert Gwilym
Sandra: Kathryn Rogers
Colin: Paul Mohan

: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs

3/3. The year is 1848, the Habsburg court have fled Vienna, and the emperor Ferdinand is being asked to step aside. But the Habsburgs managed to return to power, only to be finished off by the First World War.
Misha Glenny concludes his history of one of Europe's longest-lasting dynasties.


Presenter: Misha Glenny
Producer: Miles Warde

: Crossing Continents

2/10. Malaysia. Farish Noor looks at religious freedom in his home country. Repeated from Thursday

: Planet Earth under Threat

New series 1/8. Evidence from the Earth. Gabrielle Walker finds out how global warming is changing the natural world, witnessing the melt-back in Greenland and the effects on corals in the Pacific, and learning how changing rainfall is causing suffering to the lemurs of Madagascar. But there's good news too: the red fox and the moose are on the march. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Light of Evening

6/10. Dilly's daughter, Eleanora, has begun a fledgeling literary career, but her husband finds her ambition a threat to their marriage. Edna O'Brien 's novel about love, family, loyalty and change is abridged by Neville Teller and read by Tina Kellegher. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: The Light of Evening by Edna O'Brien is available in hardback for E13.50 (RRP £14.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed], call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Tina Kellegher.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Unknown: Edna O'Brien

: Forty Days to Dairen

Libby Purves presents an anthology of words, music and interviews to mark the British preoccupation with seafaring. Producer Emma Kingsley (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Decca: the Letters of Jessica Mitford

1/5. By Peter Y Sussman. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Y Sussman.

: News

: Afghanistan - Fighting for Peace

Lyse Doucet assesses Afghanistan's progress since the Bonn agreement of 2001

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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