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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up, presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow. With the Rev John Bell and Glasgow University Chapel Choir. Director of music James Grossmith. Organist Kevin Bowyer.


Unknown: John Bell
Organist: James Grossmith.
Organist: Kevin Bowyer.

: Book of the Week: Hellfire and Herring

1/5. Glimmer of Cold Brine. Christopher Rush reads his vividly rich account of a postwar childhood in the Scottish fishing village of St Monans. In this part, he recalls his icy baptism and the terrifying figure of his mother's great-aunt Epp, "where you could smell God on the air as surely as you could smell the herring". Abridged by David Jackson Young. Producer David Jackson Young Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT The hardback of Hellf ire and Herring is available from RT Direct for E14.50 (RRP £15.99), including p&p. To order send a cheque payable to [address removed] or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect. sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Christopher Rush
Abridged By: David Jackson Young.
Producer: David Jackson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 On the Cusp1/5. The Last Bridesmaid by Emma Reeves. The first of five stories revealing the thoughts of women at different turning points in their lives. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Emma Reeves.

: Peugeot: Coventry's Last Car

Following last year's announcement that Peugeot only UK car plant was to close, Adrian Chiles gained exclusive access to the factory, its managers, shop stewards and workers. He followed the last car as it rolled off the production line and talked to those he met along the way about whom they blame, how they feel and what it's been like to stay until the bitter end. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Clare In the Community

5/6. The Redcap. Clare has a new student social worker with an army background, which is good because Clare doesn't have time to toughen up her trainees. Sitcom written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Written By: Harry Venning
Written By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare Barker: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Mr Bell: Mark Straker
Titty: Geraldlne McNulty
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Helen: Gemma Craven
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Megan: Nina Conti
Colin: Joseph Kloska
Peggy: Mel Hudson

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News, with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Landlines

2/6. Listen out for gods, buns and water as Brett Westwood sets his two landscape detectives some fiendish puzzles in and around Bath.
Producer Dave Parkinson Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Dave Parkinson

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Immigrants

It's a cold, wet day in Belfast in the 1960s when three unemployed lads view their future with dismay. With employment prospects looking bleak the offer of a E10 passage to Australia looks tempting and they decide to go and seek their fortunes. John P Rooney 's drama stars Andy Morgan , Gerard Jordan and Joseph Rea.
Producer/Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: John P Rooney
Unknown: Andy Morgan
Unknown: Gerard Jordan
Unknown: Joseph Rea.
Director: Pam Brighton
Fergie: Andy Moore
Jonty: Gerard Jordan
Tony: Joseph Rea
Clancy: Peter Balance
Bridget: Saran Nams
Martha: Susie Kelly
Ken: Alan McKee
Clerk: Julia Dearden

: Money Box Live

Listeners's personal finance questions are answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Great Short Stories

1/5. The Pit and the Pendulum. Edgar Allan Poe 's chilling tale of a prisoner held by the Spanish Inquisition is read by David Horovitch and abridged by Richard Hamilton. The first in a selection of classic short stories chosen by the Reading Agency's Short Story Project. Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Read By: David Horovitch
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Shark Hunt

1/5. A Cornish Story. It is a little-known fact that the British Isles is home to 33 species of shark.
Richard Peirce , in conjunction with the World Wildlife
Fund, sets out from the Cornish port of Looe to catch and tag them, and so help save them from extinction. Today he focuses on the beautiful blue shark and the mako shark, one of the fastest fish on the planet. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Richard Peirce
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

3/10. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

3/11. Gyles Brandreth , Marcus Brigstocke , Clement Freud and Pauline McLynn are the panellists in the fiendishly fast game, chaired by Nicholas Parsons. From the Mermaid Theatre, London. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order the CO Just a Minute: The Best of 2006 for £8.99
(RRP E12.99) including pSp, call [number removed] (calls from land-lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Mike's acting skills are put to the test.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: On the Cusp

1/5. The Last Bridesmaid. Lynette loves food, alcopops and dancing, and hasn't noticed that the rest of the old gang have moved on. Now that she's nearly 30, and about to be a bridesmaid for her best friend, can she take control of her life? The first of five stories about women facing different turning points in their lives is written by Emma Reeves and read by Lydia Baksh. Producer Lis Edwards ; Director Nigel Lewis


Written By: Emma Reeves
Read By: Lydia Baksh.
Producer: Lis Edwards
Director: Nigel Lewis

: Document

New series 1/3. The Marriage Cordiale. The investigative series begins with the extraordinary tale of the 1956 French offer to turn Britain and France into one country. Previously secret documents reveal the French prime minister
Guy Mollet made the offer to Anthony Eden and even suggested that Queen Elizabeth could be head of the French state. Mike Thomson investigates a time when the fate of France, the shape of Europe, and even the balance of global power hung in the balance. Producer James cook


Unknown: Guy Mollet
Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: Mike Thomson

: Crossing Continents

10/10. Ghana. It's estimated that two-thirds of illegal abortions in Ghana are botched and, as a result, large numbers of women are dying. Rosie Goldsmith hears the stories of women who undergo these abortions through fear, prejudice, poverty and ignorance, and the secret trade that feeds Off them. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Planet Earth under Threat

8/8. The Future. Final part of the series about global warming, with a look into the future at the various scenarios facing the living world. Gabrielle Walker finds solace in those who believe humanity can turn the causes of climate change around. Producer Beatrice Fenton


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Metamorphosis

1/5. Gregor Samsa awakes one morning to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Franz Kafka 's famous horror story is a haunting parable on the human reaction to suffering. Read by Andrew Sachs. Producer Jane Marshall RT DIRECT: To pre-order Metamorphosis in hardback, released 25 January, sendacheque for E8.99 including p&p, payable to RT Direct POBox60 Helston TR13 OTP or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Gregor Samsa
Unknown: Franz Kafka
Read By: Andrew Sachs.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: International Cricket

England v New Zealand
Commentary from the match at Hobart in the Triangular one-day series by Simon Mann , Bryan Waddle and Arlo White , with expert Angus Fraser. Producer Matt Davies Highlights of the cricket are on BBC2 tomorrow night at 11.20pm


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Matt Davies

: Word of Mouth

7/8. Michael Rosen with the series that investigates the world of words and how we speak. Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

Susan Hulme reports from Westminster.


Unknown: Susan Hulme

: News

: Book of the Week: Hellf ireand Herring

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: War by Other Means


: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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