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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Taking a Stand

New series 1/6. Fergal Keane talks to Angela Sinfield for his series in which he interviews people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in. Sinf ield's 13-year-old daughter was at the centre of a sexual-abuse case used by the British National Party to stir up racial hatred in Bradford ahead of the local elections.
Sinfield decided to fight the BNP in a by-election and won a seat from the party. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Angela Sinfield
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Why Should I Retire?

3/4. When Mary Cunningham started working in the freezer section of her local supermarket more than 30 years ago she was driven by the need for extra cash. Now, well into her 80s, her job has become her lifeline. Felicity Finch continues her search for people who have chosen to work well into retirement, producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Mary Cunningham
Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Holy, Holy, Holy! (N/caea). 1 Chronicles
15, vv16, 25-28. Sing Joyfully (Byrd). Sing of the Lord s Goodness (Sands). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Christopher Stokes.


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

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

2/5. The war takes its toll on the Mitford family, and for Jessica a new life beckons in America. Jessica Mitford's s letters edited by Peter Y Sussman. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Edited By: Peter Y Sussman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray
10.45 Immigration Stories 2/5. The Adviser's Story By Sarah Daniels. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Story By: Sarah Daniels.

: Rum Goings-On

In the 1940s a scientific fraud threatened to rock the British botanical establishment, when the eminent Professor JW Heslop Harrison claimed to have found some extraordinary plants on the Hebridian island of of Rum. A recent study has revisited his work and, as Julian Pettifer discovers, there is a new twist to an old tale. Producer David Parkinson


Unknown: Heslop Harrison
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: David Parkinson

: White Face, Dark Heart

2/2. Clowns are not just for children, as Stewart Lee finds out when he talks to British clowns who want to change the world, even if it means confronting the police. He meets the Rebel Clown Army whose antics at political demonstrations cause amusement and bafflement in equal measure. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Stewart Lee

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.
Another building is nominated for a Public Request to Order Disposal , and Shan Vahl reports from Liverpool on a case where the Prod law has been put into practice. And 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: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.
Unknown: Shan Vahl

: The World at One

Round-up of current affairs reports, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Real History of Opera

2/4. Seme/a A comedy of sexual politics set among the Olympian gods, Handel's Semele is based on a libretto by William Congreve. It combines some of the most beautiful music Handel ever wrote, with insights into lust, marital infidelity and the gold-digging of Princess Semele, a mortal who has set her sights on seducing the King of the Gods. Huw Edwards finds out how this secular story was received when it was first performed on the first Friday of Lent and discovers some of the targets at which it might have been aimed. Producer Catherine McGhee Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: William Congreve.
Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Catherine McGhee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Motel Texel

An atmospheric mood piece about the difficulties endured by a refugee woman in Holland after her husband abandons her and returns to Iran with their children, leaving her alone. By Marjolein Beriens , translated by Joan Poort , and featuring Betsabeh Emran as the narrator. Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Marjolein Beriens
Translated By: Joan Poort
Unknown: Betsabeh Emran
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Making History

Nick Baker follows up more history questions from listeners and reveals further insights to the past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.historyS>bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nick Patrick

: More Untold Stories

2/5. Arise Sir. Alan Bennett explains why he has never appeared in the Honours List. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Joan's Irish Journey

2/5. Joan Armatrading explores the rich roots of Irish music in Limerick. She attends harping school, and at the World Centre for Irish Music and Dance hears how traditional music can be given a contemporary spin. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Joan Armatrading

: Law in Action

8/9. Barrister Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon and reports on the latest issues in the law and the legal system. Producer Innes Bowen ; Editor Hugh Levinson


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

: A Good Read

8/10. Books on natural history and the nature of history are this week's choice from Sue MacGregor and her guests, novelist Philippa Gregory and environmentalist Jonathan Porritt. MacGregor's choice is Gilbert White 's The Natural History of Selborne, Gregory picks Edith Wharton 's Glimpses of the Moon and Porritt brings along
Bruce Chatwin 's The Songlines. Producer Tim Dee RptdonFridayatHpm


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt.
Unknown: Gilbert White
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Producer: Tim Dee Rptdonfridayathpm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Living with the Enemy

2/6. Sitcom about a Tory MP-turned-media celebrity and a comedian-turned-holistic therapist. Gyles and Sophie decide to move out of Nick's flat as soon as possible, until they realise the consequences.
Producer Ed Morrish


Producer: Ed Morrish
Gyles Brandon: Gyles Brandreth
Nick Reynolds: Nick Revell
Sophie Okuyu: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
George Carstairs: Martin Jarvis
Taxidriver: Nathan Caton
Goon: Nathan Caton
Mr Longstaff: Martin Hyder
Shop assistant: Alys Torrance

: The Archers

Eddie and Clarrie reach a milestone.
For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson is joined by writer Lawrence Norfolk to discuss Against the Day, the new novel by reclusive
American author Thomas Pynchon. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Thomas Pynchon.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Immigration Stories

2/5. The Adviser's Story. Mary is a Young Person's Adviser at the airport who gets a call to come and interview a young Afghan girl recently arrived on a flight from
Pakistan; the woman travelling with her has claimed they are not related. By Sarah Daniels.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Daniels.
Mary: Alison Reid
Bob: Robert Gwilym
Sandra: Kathryn Rogers

: File on 4

8/10. What can bugging and surveillance tell the authorities about terrorists and major criminals, and how much of it should be used as evidence in court? Gerry Northam reports. Producer Jennifer Clarke ; Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Jennifer Clarke
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

2/4. if, for a week, you believe you are Jesus or are overwhelmed by paranoid thoughts, does that make you psychotic? One third of people who have a brief psychotic episode never experience anything like it again. Vivienne Parry questions the idea that you're either mad or you're not. Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Anna Buckley

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Light of Evening

7/10. Eleanora's marriage to Herman is all but over, but her mother, Dilly, expresses her fierce disapproval. By
Edna O'Brien. Read by Tina Kellegher. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Edna O'Brien.
Read By: Tina Kellegher.

: Ruth Rendell's The Fever Tree

3/3. Thornapple. James's interest in poisons (particularly the highly potent brew made from thorn apples) is purely scientific. If only everyone else felt the same way. Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus.
Music by David Pickvance : Producer Conor Lennon


Dramatised By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Music By: David Pickvance
Producer: Conor Lennon
James: Zac Fox
Aunt Julie: Elizabeth Spriggs
Mirabel: Colleen Prendergast
Mrs Fyfield: Juliet Aubrey
Mr Fyfield: Shaun Pye

: Today in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

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

2/5. By Peter Y Sussman. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Y Sussman.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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