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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming

Today Rural round-up and trends, presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Alicia McCarthy.
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Taking a Stand

2/6. Fergal Keane talks to Professor Tipu Aziz , one of Britain's leading neurosurgeons, who has pioneered techniques involving the implantation of electrodes deep into the brains of his patients, transforming the lives of those suffering from debilitating diseases such as Parkinson's. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Professor Tipu Aziz
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Why Should I Retire?

4/4. When Clifford Sharp started working as an actuary at the age of 18, all calculations were done by hand. That he now, 78 years later, uses a computer is only one of the many changes he has witnessed: the mainstay of the work has moved from life assurance to pensions, as the problem is no longer that people die too young, but live too long.
Felicity Finch concludes her series about people who have chosen to work well past retirement age. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Clifford Sharp
Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Christ. Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). John 17, wHO. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford Davies ). From Glory to Glory Advancing (Sheen). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Walford Davies
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Point to Point Navigation

2/5. Royals and Romance. In the 1960s Gore Vidal 's socialising includes a dinner party with a Thai princess. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Gore Vidal

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 A Room of Her Own 2/5. By Katie Hims.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Fantastic Fabrics and Ripping Yarns

Intelligent fabrics and yarns have already changed our lives but the future is even more exciting, according to scientists working in the Scottish Borders who are applying traditional methods to hi-tech synthetic yarns. Vanessa Collingridge hears about a bewildering future of knitted, crocheted and woven body parts, computerised clothing and, of course, the car bumper that will un-dent itself.


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Sam Thorn

: Cathy Comes Home

Ian Smith assesses the significance of the 1966 BBC1 docudrama Cathy Come Home, which featured a young homeless couple caught in a poverty trap.
Producer Merilyn Harris Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Ian Smith

: You and Yours

Winifred Robinson and Peter White present a report on Polish immigrants who've come to to seek their fortunes but have ended up sleeping rough. 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: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Real History of Opera

3/4. Guillaume Tell. Rossini's last opera is about the political ideals of a conservative population, rising up against tyrannical overlords. And in 1829 - the year before the July revolution - it had a special resonance for the Parisian public for whom it was written. But it had a different kind of resonance in Italy, Rossini's home country, much of which was under Austrian rule, as was Switzerland in the days of William Tell. Producer Catherine McGhee Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: William Tell.
Producer: Catherine McGhee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lost Love of Phoebe Miles

A new play by Bernard Kops , commisioned by Radio 4 to mark the playwright's 80th birthday. A young woman, working in a dress factory in wartime London, falls in love with a young American serviceman.
Other roles played by Paul Richard Biggin , Christine Kavanagh , Joseph Kloska , Alex Miller , Jack Millar , Emma Noakes and Bethan Walker Producer/Director Ned Chaillet


Play By: Bernard Kops
Played By: Paul Richard Biggin
Played By: Christine Kavanagh
Played By: Joseph Kloska
Played By: Alex Miller
Played By: Jack Millar
Played By: Emma Noakes
Played By: Bethan Walker
Director: Ned Chaillet
Phoebe: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Joe: David de Keyser
Fay: Heather Coombs
Paul: Oarie Marshall
Sylvie: Lucy Middleweek
Maisie: Miranda Keeling

: Making History

Nick Baker and the team follow up more history questions and reveal further insights to the past. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.historyiabbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Horse

2/5. The Strife and the Sorrow. Operation Pegasus and the defeat of Troy seems like a great idea to Dingbat Diomedes. But Geoff thinks that "horse duty" is an order to get back in the saddle. By Alick Rowe. Read by Martin Jarvisand Darren Richardson. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Alick Rowe.
Read By: Darren Richardson.

: Soundscape - the Sea Swallow

2/5. it's June and on the Fame Islands a lesser black-blacked gull attacks the colony of Arctic terns and raids the nest of the young female. In Iceland she faces another tragic loss when an Arctic Fox ambushes one of her chicks. Paul Young follows two Arctic terns on their annual migration. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Young

: Law in Action

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


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Innes Bowen

: A Good Read

9/10. Playwright Arnold Wesker and author and journalist Hunter Daviesjoin Sue MacGregor to discuss the paperbacks they love. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Living with the Enemy

3/6. Sitcom, written by Gyles Brandreth and Nick Revell. This week Gyles plots revenge against his estranged wife.
Producer Ed Morrish


Written By: Gyles Brandreth
Written By: Nick Revell.
Producer: Ed Morrish
Gyles: Gyles Brandreth
Nick: Nick Revell
Sophie: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Mrs Woodman: Prunella Scales
Mr Woodman: Timothy West

: The Archers

Ruth finds she's not invited to the party.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Including an interview with conductor Bernard Haitink , who has recorded all nine Beethoven symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra over the past year. Producer Robyn Read


Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: A Room of Her Own

2/5. Daphne. Throughout her literary career, Daphne du Maurier cultivated relationships with buildings.
Katie Hims 's play celebrates the place where Du Maurier first had a room of her own: Ferryside in Fowey, Cornwall, still home to her descendants. Recorded there on location.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims
Daphne: Finty Williams
Woman: Phyllida Law

: File on 4

9/10. A new superbug is on the rise in Britain's hospitals. Allan Urry asks if the Government is doing enough to protect patients from hospital-acquired infections.
Producer Gregor Stewart ; Editor David Ross Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Gregor Stewart
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?

3/4. What is a normal metabolism? The thyroid controls our body temperature and, therefore, our metabolism. But it's quite common for things to go wrong with the thyroid, and determining what normal thyroid function should be is no easy task. Vivienne Parry explores how to tell if the thyroid is working normally and what happens if it isn't. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Kite Runner

2/10. The morning after the coup that made the monarchy a thing of the past in Kabul, Amir and Hassan climb the hill to their favourite tree. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Kulvinder Ghir. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.
Read By: Kulvinder Ghir.

: From the Cape Flats with Laughs

Marc Lottering is one of South Africa's brightest comedy stars. As one of the first Coloured comedians to gain a national profile, his character comedy reflects the lives of a large part of the country's population whose portrayal had previously been the domain of white comics mimicking them. Simon Fanshawe accompanies Marc on a tour of the South Africa that he grew up in - the predominantly Coloured area of the Cape Flats - as they explore the roots of Marc's
Characters and comedy. Producers Julian Mayers and Karen Rose


Unknown: Marc Lottering
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producers: Julian Mayers
Producers: Karen Rose

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week

: Point to Point
Navigation 2/5. By Gore Vidal. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: World Book Club

William Boyd's Brazzaville Beach

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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