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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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 Jonathan Bartley.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: 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: Hell fire and Herring

3/5. Queer Fish. Christopher Rush recollects the village eccentrics, including the Snailer, the Jockey, Kate the Kist and Bella Bonnysocks and "the awful McCreevie, who drowned unwanted kittens". For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Christopher Rush
Unknown: Bella Bonnysocks

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. 0 Love, How Deep, How Broad,
How High! (Eisenach), Ephesians 3, W14-19. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Bairstow). In Heavenly Love
Abiding (Penlan). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 On the Cusp 3/5. The Power of Skin
By Candy Neubert. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Candy Neubert.

: African Journeys

4/4. Brave New World. By the 1980s, Africa's economies were in such a state that the World Bank and IMF insisted on "structural adjustment". State industries were privatised and civil servants sacked. The result was a huge rise in the number of people making a living in the "informal economy", often holding several subsistence-level jobs at once. In
Kenya it's known as "jua kali", literally, "working in the hot sun". Aidan Hartley travels to the Kenya-Uganda border to explore the world of jua kali. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Aidan Hartley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Street and Lane

3/4. Estimates Day. Comedy series about a pair of Yorkshire builders, by Dave Sheasby and Ian McMillan. On their round of pricing local jobs Johnny Street and Arthur Lane come across two mirrors, two Janets, two Riojas and one John, twice over.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Dave Sheasby
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Unknown: Johnny Street
Unknown: Arthur Lane
Director: David Hunter
Johnny: Shaun Dooley
Arthur Fine: Time Fontayne
Janet: Christine Kavanagh
John: Mark Straker
Franklin: Sam Dale
Julia: Rachel Atkins

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: From Molly to Misbah

Molly Campbell , the 12-year-old Scottish girl at the centre of an international custody battle who now goes by her Islamic name of Misbah Iram Ahmed , talks frankly about her life, her family and her hopes for the future. She weighs up how far she's been influenced by her father s religion, culture and economics, and talks about her parents' bitter fight for her love. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Molly Campbell
Talks: Misbah Iram Ahmed
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 21 Conversations with aHairdresser

On a wet day in 1991, Laura arrives in David's hairdressing salon looking like a drowned rat, hoping to be transformed into Jerry Hall. Things don't work out quite like that as we eavesdrop on 21 conversations between a woman and her stylist over the next 15 years. A delightfully comic look at a classic relationship bv Carolyn Scott Jeffs.
Director/Producer Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Jerry Hall.
Unknown: Carolyn Scott Jeffs.
Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Laura: Eleanor Tremain
David: Joseph Kloska

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and Chris Beardshaw tackle more horticultural problems, and offer advice on organic pest control, creating a low-maintenance garden and deterring squirrels and foxes. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


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

: Great Short Stories

3/5. The Gardener. Patricia Hodge reads Kipling's poignant account of Aunt Helen 's grief for her nephew, Michael, killed by a shell splinter on the Somme. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Aunt Helen

: Shark Hunt

3/5. A Milford Haven Story. Shark expert Richard Peirce travels 14 miles into the Gulf Stream from Milford Haven, in search of Britain's mini great white, the porbeagle. He is also on the look out for the giant basking shark, which can reach lengths of 26 feet and weigh seven tons. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Peirce

: 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 Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

5/6. Examining pressing issues in the world of psychiatry and mental health. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

2/6. The talk show continues with last week's guest,
Clive Anderson , interviewing John Lloyd , the creator/ producer of Not the Nine o'Clock News, Blackadder, Spitting Image and 01. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Neil puts his foot down.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who talks to Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen about their roles in the film Bobby, which focuses on the assassination of Robert F Kennedy. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Emilio Estevez
Unknown: Martin Sheen
Unknown: Robert F Kennedy.

: On the Cusp

3/5. The Power of Skin. On the verge of 50 and single again, Lizzie has learnt to suppress her desires, even for chocolate. Then a stranger brings the chance for a new awakening. By Candy Newbert , read by Angela Barlow. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Candy Newbert
Read By: Angela Barlow.

: Decision Time

4/4. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is joined by a panel of politicians and advisers to provide an insight into the political processes that take place in Whitehall. He reveals the arguments, the calculations and the challenges that confront the Government when decisions are simply unavoidable. Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated on Saturday at 10.45pm


Editor: Nick Robinson
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: In the Think Tanks

2/3. Dennis Sewell examines the influence of the think tanks in the current political climate.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Cameroon's Exploding Lakes

One night in 1986 Lake Nyos, in Cameroon, released massive clouds of carbon dioxide, enveloping entire villages and killing thousands. Since then a dicey game has been played out by scientists battling to control Cameroon's "killer" lakes. Scientists were baffled, but they discovered that a very rare and surprising natural phenomenon had taken place Omer Songwe speaks to the scientists at the centre of the discovery, and to the few survivors. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Omer Songwe
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig


Presented By: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Metamorphosis

3/5. Despite providing for his entire family before his metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa is treated with hostility by his father and his mother is overcome with horror when he is transformed into a giant insect. Only his sister seems sympathetic as she takes on the role of his sole caretaker. By Franz Kafka. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gregor Samsa
Unknown: Franz Kafka.

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

2/6. The Perrier Award-winning comedian presents a sketch and character series, including the China Lion, and the singing friend, and introducing the Daniel Bedingfield loving Eastern European couple. Aided by the voices of Ben Moor , Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Daniel Bedingfield
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Katherine Parkinson
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Hellf ire and Herring

3/5. By Christopher Rush. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Christopher Rush.

: News

: Making a Living

(1/3) Owen
Bennett-Jones experiences the working day in three different workplaces around the world

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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