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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. When in Our Music God Is
Glorified (Engelberg). 2 Chronicles 4, vv19-end: 5, vv1, 13-14.
Hallelujah! (Handel). 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate
Dominum). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

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

3/5. With the publication of Hons and Rebels, and then The American Way of Death in 1963, Decca became "an author with a capital A". Jessica Mitford 's letters are edited by Peter Y Sussman. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jessica Mitford
Edited By: Peter Y Sussman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Immigration Stories
3/5. The Social Worker and the Interpreter's 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.

: The Q Camp

In the middle of the Second World War. the British authorities had a problem: what to do with those children who had been evacuated but who were too disturbed or delinquent for families to handle. So when a group of young conscientious objectors offered to take some of them, nobody asked too many questions. But as Jolyon Jenkins reveals, when the authorities finally found out what was happening, they were horrified. producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Agatha Raisin

5/6 The Fairies of Fryfam.
Having been hurt by James once too often, Agatha takes a trip to the Cornish village of Fryfam and is soon disturbed by some strange lights at the bottom of her garden.
Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton.
Producer Carol Smith


Writer: Mc Beaton
Dramatist: David Semple
Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha Raisin: Penelope Keith
James Lacey: Malcolm Sinclair
Lucy Danvers: Rebecca Saire
Tolly Danvers: Mark Straker
Mr Popplewell: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: With Great Pleasure

Comedian Jo Brand and actors Eve Matheson,
Philip Franks and Jon Glover entertain an audience with some of Brand's favourite pieces of writing, including a poem by John Hegley , a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: John Hegley
Story By: Annie Proulx
Unknown: Elvis Costello.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Forever Mine

In a surprising setting, Mary and David Warburton , happily married for a long time, meet after a three-year gap. But what will Fiona say? And who exactly is Angela? A comedy of relationships by Robert Shearman , starring Pauline Collins and Richard Briers.
Director Martin Jarvis ; Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: David Warburton
Unknown: Robert Shearman
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: Richard Briers.
Director: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Mary: Pauline Collins
Angela: Janie Dee
David: Richard Briers
Fiona: Jane Goddard

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anna Ford is in the chair as Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew take questions from gardeners in south-west London. And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Repeated from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: More Untold Stories

3/5. Seeing Stars. Alan Bennett recalls his one of his favourite childhood pastimes - going to the pictures. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Joan's Irish Journey

3/5. Joan Armatrading is in County Clare, walking the beautiful rocky landscape of the Burren. She has a musical encounter with a piper in an Iron Age fort and spends an evening with a ceilidh band. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Joan Armatrading

: Thinking Allowed

The legacy of Alexis de Tocqueville , one of the world's greatest political thinkers, is examined by Laurie Taylor who wonders what De Tocqueville would have thought about the state of democracy today. With biographer Professor Hugh Brogan. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Alexis de Tocqueville
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Hugh Brogan.
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Am I Normal?

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Second City, Comedy Central

2/2. Concluding the profile by John Bird of the Second
City comedy club in Chicago. Here he examines the impact the club has had on TV comedy and looks at the state of the organisation today, asking if the Bush administration helped return it to its political Satire roots. Producer James Crawford


Unknown: John Bird
Producer: James Crawford

: The Archers

Clarrie shows some Christmas spirit.
For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including the verdict on the film Pan's Labyrinth, which conjures up violent fantasy against the backdrop Of life in Franco's Spain. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Immigration Stories

3/5. The Social Worker and the Interpreter's Story. Teddy is a social worker, Laila an interpreter. It's their job to make sure the unaccompanied young Afghan girl who has just arrived on a plane from Pakistan is interviewed and taken to a temporary foster home. By Sarah Daniels
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Daniels
Teddy: Adam Levy
Laila: Badria Timimi

: The Moral Maze

8/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate, with Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Michael Portillo and Ian Hargreaves. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves.
Producer: David Coomes

: Lost Causes

2/3. The link between earnings and the state pension was established by Barbara Castle in the 1970s. It was broken by the Conservative government in 1980 because, it was argued, it was no longer affordable. Now the major parties have promised to restore the link to earnings, though not for at least six years. It's a victory of sorts for the pensioners, but the campaign goes on. Carolyn Quinn presents. Producer Chris Bond
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated next Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Frontiers

2/6. Peter Evans looks at the extraordinary success of Nasa's Mars Rovers. Spirit and Opportunity had a life expectancy of only three months, but now, nearly three years later, these two craft are still sending new information about conditions on Mars. Peter talks to the Nasa scientists behind these hardy machines, and finds out how they are inspiring future robotic missions to the red planet and beyond. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Light of Evening

8/10. Bed-bound, Dilly yearns for a visit from her daughter, Eleanora. By Edna O'Brien. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Edna O'Brien.

: The Scanner

3/6. More spoof European radio highlights, including a Danish game show Pig in a Wig, the country ballad Life's
Hard (Being a Swiss Guard) and John Paul ll's entry for the 1956 Eurovision Song Contest (sung in 12 languages!). Producer Johnny Daukes


Unknown: John Paul
Producer: Johnny Daukes

: Tina C's State of the Union Tour

3/6. Eastern Europe. Country music sensation Tina C continues to probe the EU. "I'm in one of the latest states to join but is it Latvia or Lithuania, Slovakia or Slovenia?" Written and performed by Christopher Green.
Music by Duncan Walsh Atkins and Ian Hill ; Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green.
Music By: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Music By: Ian Hill
Producer: Claire Grove

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld and Tim Lane provide commentary on the opening day of the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane as the Ashes series gets under way. Producer Peter Baxter Coverage resumes at 5.30am The spinner takes it all: page 8


Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tim Lane
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: News

: Heritage

(3/4) Thomas Jefferson's estate at Monticello near Charlottesville

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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