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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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.

7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.

8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Point to Point Navigation

3/5. A Moon over Rome. Gore Vidal settles in Rome, writes a novel in a month, goes sailing with Paul Newman and contemplates the moon landing. Read by Tim Robbins. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Newman
Read By: Tim Robbins.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Philip Sumner. Put Thou Thy Trust in God (Doncaster). John 15, vvll-15. The Father's Love (Lole). Lord
Jesus Christ (Living Lord). Director of music Simon Lole. Organist Nigel Spooner.


Unknown: Philip Sumner.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: Nigel Spooner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 A Room of Her Own 3/5. By Catherine Linstrum. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Series editor Jill Burridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Catherine Linstrum.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Clonard Priest

Olivia O'Leary tells the hitherto untold story of Father Alec Reid , the priest who for 35 years acted as a secret negotiator between the IRA and the British and Irish governments. A picture of him taken as he administered the Last Rites to the two British army corporals became one of the enduring images of the Troubles. Now that the IRA has decommissioned its weapons (he was one of the appointed "overseers") his story can at last be told.
Producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Alec Reid
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Agatha Raisin

6/6. James follows Agatha to the village of Fryham, determined to win her back before the killer strikes again.
Producer Carol Smith


Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
Lucy: Rebecca Saire
MrPopplewell: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson. Including an investigation into the Empty Dwelling Management
Order, which allows councils to take over privately owned, unoccupied homes to bring them into use but which has been described in the tabloid press as "home grabbing".


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: With Great Pleasure

Award-winning author Philip Pullman entertains an audience at the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford with poetry and prose that has inspired him in his work. Excerpts read by Jenny Coverack and Sean Barrett. Producer vivBeeby


Unknown: Philip Pullman
Read By: Jenny Coverack
Read By: Sean Barrett.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cut Out

By Colleen Muldoon-Taylor . Victimised at school because his parents are a lesbian couple, 14-year-old Sebastian secretly uses cut-outs from celebrity magazines to create a fantasy family for himself. He is increasingly drawn into fights at school because of taunts about his family, but his loving parents take different views of the warning signs.
Director/Producer Kate Chapman


Unknown: Colleen Muldoon-Taylor
Producer: Kate Chapman
Sebastian: Jacob Lloyd
Geraldine: Bharti Patel
Rudy: Janice McKenzie
Receptionist/Shop Assistant: Naomi Taylor
Doctor/Mr Mackley: Delroy Brown
Barber: Lawrence Saywood
Sergeant/Workmate: Matthew Brown

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales. In the first of a new series, three leading tree experts are invited to talk about their horticultural experiences.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The Horse

3/5. Geoff is having sardine nightmares and Dimwit
Diomedes suffers a setback at the Pegasus training camp.
For further details see Monday

: Soundscape - the Sea Swallow

3/5. Its mid-August and the two Arctic terns set off on the first leg of their migration to Antarctica. Tragedy strikes when they stop off to rest and feed off the coast of Ghana. Paul Young follows their journey. For further details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Janet Gruber ahead of World Aids
Day to learn more about her research into conflict, gender inequality and HIV infection. She also considers what happens to HIV infection rates when survivors are displaced and lose their homes and livelihoods as a result Of war or genocide. Producer Kevin Dawson


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Janet Gruber
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: 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 from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Down the Line

1/6. Talk radio DJ Gary Bellamy presents his own unique brand of broadcast journalism, helped by his enthusiastic production team and famous friends. Comedy with Rhys Thomas , Paul Whitehouse , Simon Day and Charlie Higson. Special guests: Amelia Bullmore , Felix Dexter and Harry
Enfield. Producers Lucy Armitage , Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse


Unknown: Gary Bellamy
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Charlie Higson.
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Producers: Lucy Armitage
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: The Archers

Helen learns a tough lesson.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents a report on actors learning swordplay for Christmas stage productions. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Room of Her Own

3/5. Catherine Linstrum 's play is set at the time in Dodie
Smith's career when she had lost credibility as a playwright. Having been the most performed author in the West End in the 1930s, 20 years later she was "critically bankrupt", and was yet to enjoy the success of 101 Dalmatians. Recorded on location at Smith's cottaqe in Essex.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Catherine Linstrum
Dodie Smith: Cheryl Campbell
Alec Edward: Tudor Pole

: The Moral Maze

9/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips and Steven Rose cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose

: Lost Causes

3/3. The struggle to win compensation for the victims of thalidomide was one of the great campaigns of the 1960s and 70s. There was a settlement in 1973 but over the years its value was eroded by inflation - and the victims still had to pay tax. Although thalidomide disappeared from the headlines, another campaign was going on to achieve a more generous deal. Carolyn Quinn reports on the progress of this great lost cause. Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Frontiers

3/6. Peter Evans meets the dinosaur hunters who are discovering new species of the creatures every week. He finds out how the palaeontologists are identifying these fossils and considers whether the new findings are bringing experts any nearer to discovering the cause of their extinction. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Kite Runner

3/10. Amir is ecstatic when he manages to win the neighbourhood kite-flying tournament. After taking his own kite home he hurries off to search for Hassan, who has promised to run the last kite for him. But what he witnesses in the deserted alley beyond the bazaar is to haunt him for the rest of his life. By Khaled Hosseini. Read by Kulvinder Ghir. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.
Read By: Kulvinder Ghir.

: The Scanner

4/6. Spoof European radio clips, including how French rock music's attempts to throw off its cultural stereotype have been hit by the shock return of the accordion. Producer Johnny Daukes


Producer: Johnny Daukes

: Tina C's State of the Union Tour

4/6. The country music sensation created by Christopher Green discovers the delights of Ireland. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green
Director: Claire Grove

: Today in Parliament

The day's events in Westminster, with discussion of Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week

: Point to Point
Navigation 3/5. By Gore Vidal. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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