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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With John Holdsworth.


Unknown: John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Judy Merry. In Christ There Is No East or West (McKee), Ephesians 3, vvl-9, Glory-Bound
(Walker), Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Organist Graham Eccles. Director of music Christopher Walker.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Organist: Graham Eccles.
Music: Christopher Walker.

: Book of the Week: Another Long Day on the Piste

3/5. Feeling confident after a few weeks on the slopes, Will makes the mistake of tackling a tricky ski lift; narrowly avoids arrest in a Geneva bank; and enjoys an Alpine Christmas. Written and read by Will Randall. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Author/reader: Will Randall.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Aspects of Love 3/5. By David Garnett.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: David Garnett.

: African Journeys

3/4. The Men in Khaki. Aidan Hartley visits West Africa to speak to former president of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Valentine Strasser , former head of state of Sierra Leone. Both were military officers and, at the time of their leadership, the world's youngest leaders. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Valentine Strasser
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Street and Lane

2/4. Fade to Black. Johnny and Arthur are a pair of Yorkshire builders with a white van, ladders and a bucketful of banter, who battle with their partnership and their future while tackling a plethora of household repairs. This week they come across a couple of faded film stars. But all is not as it seems. Comedy by Dave Sheasby and Ian McMillan.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Comedy By: Dave Sheasby
Comedy By: Ian McMillan.
Director: David Hunter
Johnny: Shaun Dooley
Arthur: Fine Time Fontayne
Madeleine: Sandra Dickinson
Charles: John Carlisle

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis.

: Lives In a Landscape

3/6. Cruising for a Bruising. Documentary portraits of real lives in Britain today. Essex boys Richard and Tony tell the stories of their families, of P35,000 invested in modifying their beloved cars, and the Southend-on-Sea cruise scene. They also recall incidents involving girls, rivalries and damage to their beloved motors. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beryl du Jour

A comedy of interpersonal communication written by Jane Purcell. It's Beryl's 50th tomorrow, and nothing's going right. She has a deep sense of unfulfilment, which even her new job as a volunteer telephone counsellor can't fix. Then she discovers what the salon's used for in the evening... It could be a whole new life.


Writer: Jane Purcell.-
Producer/Director: Chris Wallis
Beryl: Sharon Duce
Mim: Alison Dowling
Mrs H: Ann Beach
Tilly: Mia Soteriou
Harvey: Brian Capron
Freddie: Ben Crowe
Lucien: Peter Forbes
Mr Bannister: Roger Sloman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and Chris Beardshaw get to grips with the most frequently asked questions, including plants for year-round colour, advice on controlling slugs and snails, and drought-resistant vegetables. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: On the Outside

3/5. A Place to Be Filled. Baxter desperately needs to see a dentist about his toothache but he considers attending to some inside information on an outside bet more pressing. Written by Roy Granville.
Read by Michael Fenton Stevens. For further details see Monday


Written By: Roy Granville.
Read By: Michael Fenton Stevens.

: Working from Home

3/5. Tips from journalist Zoe Williams on how to cope when the division between work and home becomes blurred.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Zoe Williams

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: All in the Mind

4/6. It's official: the brains of psychopaths react differently when they're dealing with other people's emotions. Professor Kwame McKenzie reviews new research that could explain why extremely violent criminals do not care about others.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Professor Kwame McKenzie

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

I New series 1/6. Talk show in which one well-known public figure chooses another to interview. The following week, the interviewee becomes the interviewer, and so on. Today comedian Marcus Brigstocke interviews barrister and broadcaster Clive Anderson.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Jack takes a turn for the worse.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, including a report on William Blake 's notebook, in which he worked on poems and sketches for more than 30 years. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: William Blake
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Aspects of Love

3/5. Alexis finds out that Rose and his Uncle George are married and have a daughter, Jenny. Written by David Garnett. For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Written By: David Garnett.

: Decision Time

3/4. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson examines the process by which controversial decisions are reached behind closed doors in Whitehall. With a panel of top politicians and advisers, he reveals what counts more - political advantage or the national interest.
Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Editor: Nick Robinson
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: In the Think Tanks

1/3. Dennis Sewell investigates the influence of the think tanks in the current political debate.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Thomas Midgley: a Cautionary Tale

Hermione Cockburn tells the story of the man who added lead to petrol and later put CFCs into fridges. Both were great advances in their day but ultimately came with great environmental costs. Midgley became an honoured scientist because of these two discoveries, but the legacy of lead pollution and CFC damage to the ozone layer have overshadowed his work. A stark reminder that we cannot foresee all the consequences of scientific and technological advance. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Mike Hally

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost at the Table

8/10. An Unforgivable Thing. Frances's husband takes Cynnie's hand and Cynnie seeks revenge against her older sister. By Suzanne Berne. Read by Debora Weston. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Suzanne Berne.
Read By: Debora Weston.

: Laura Solon: Tanking and Not Talking

O New series 1/6. The Perrier award-winning comedian Laura Solon stars in a new sketch and comedy series, aided by the voices of Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond. She is also a guest star on this week's edition of Ed Reardon 's Week on Friday at
11.30am. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Laura Solon
Unknown: Katherine Parkinson
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Another Long Dayon the Piste

3/5. Written and read by Will Randall. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Will Randall.

: News

: Sporting Scandals (

Stories of corruption and villainy that have brought heroes to their knees

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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