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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Rice.


Unknown: Denis Rice.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Jonathan Bartley.
8.31 L Wonly Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: The Memory Experience: the Results

Dr Mark Porter presents the findings of the largest ever memory survey that was launched in July. More than 10,000 people took part and the responses have now been analysed, including the nation's top "flashbulb" memory and why gender is linked to the age at which you recall your earliest memory. Esther Freud and Professors Roy Jones and Martin Conway discuss the results. Producer Erika Wright Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Esther Freud
Unknown: Roy Jones
Unknown: Martin Conway
Producer: Erika Wright

: Book of the Week: Utopian Dreams

3/5. In his search for Utopia, Tobias Jones visits Britain's first "continuous care retirement community", Hartrigg Oaks , where the average age of residents is 79. for further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tobias Jones
Unknown: Hartrigg Oaks

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Christ, From Whom All Blessings Flow (Vienna). 1 Corinthians 12, vv19-26. The Lord Is My
Strength and Shield (Leddington Wright ). All Praise to Our Redeeming Lord (Gerontius). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Memory Experience: Present into Past 3/5. innocence. By Michael Butt. The Woman's Hour drama. For details seedrama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Michael Butt.

: The Memory Experience: In My Pram, I Remember

In response to the largest ever memory survey,
1,800 people contributed their memories for events before the age of two. Scientists argue that such
"pre-verbal" memory is not possible. So who is right? Mariella Frostrup hears many of these memories, the scientific arguments and from the author AS Byatt who believes the experts are wrong. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erika Wright

: Street and Lane

4/4. Going for Broke. Comedy by Dave Shearsby and Ian McMillan. This week, the Yorkshire builders deal with some of life's problems, including a dodgy landlord, Wittgenstein and an imminent birth.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Comedy By: Dave Shearsby
Comedy By: Ian McMillan.
Director: David Hunter
Johnny: Shaun Dooley
Arthur: Fine Time Fontayne
Pete: Muzz Khan
Lucy: Bethan Walker

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Lives in a Landscape

4/6. Tempers in Bloom. The local residents of Luddenden try to track down those people who sabotaged their chance of victory in the previous year's Britain in Bloom competition and strive to ensure there's no repeat of the events this year. This isn't the first time that short-listed villages in this Royal Horticultural Society contest have suffered foul play - but who would want this Yorkshire village to lose and why? producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Bringer of Peace

Astrology was the inspiration behind British composer Gustav Hoist's most famous work the Planets suite, a startlingly innovative composition that's one of the most popular and enduring pieces of music. Martyn Wade 's drama covers 20 years of the composer's life, including his relationship with his family, his friends, his teaching and composing as well as an insight into his endless solitary walking and travelling.
Producer/Director David Hitchinson


Music: Martyn Wade
Director: David Hitchinson
Gustav Hoist: Adrian Scarborough
Isobel Hoist: Amanda Root
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Michael Maloney
Clifford Bax: Toby Jones
Imogen Hoist: Georglna Osen
Constable: Mark Straker
Reporter: Anthony Glennon

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are at Ripley St Thomas C of E High School in Lancaster, where they get to grips with horticulturalists' queries. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Growing Pains

3/5. The Footstool. A former Greenham Common protester causes chaos in her retirement home, before leaving her daughter to pick up the pieces. Written by Zita Adamson and read by Jacqueline Tong. For further details see Monday


Written By: Zita Adamson
Read By: Jacqueline Tong.

: The Memory Experience: Me and My Memory

3/5. After a motorbike accident, James's memory was badly affected. He began to try to improve it, to the extent that last year he competed in the World Memory
Championships. A strong sense of touch and a vivid imagination has provided him with a phenomenal ability to recall random information almost instantly. For further details see Monday

: 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

6/6. How will a "no smoking" ban go down with the 70 per cent of mental health patients who smoke?
Claudia Hammond hears from patients and staff, some of whom fear banning smoking will lead to violence and increased rates Of absconding. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

3/6. The tag talk show continues with last week's guest, the producer John Lloyd , interviewing his guest
Phill Jupitus , RT columnist, comedian, DJ and team captain of TV'S Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Producer: John Lloyd
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Ruth's in need of companionship.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Memory Experience: Present into Past

3/5. Innocence. Hughie is on Death Row but he has one last request. He desperately needs to find the clue that will unlock a blurred memory from his past. By Michael Butt.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Hughie: Joseph Mydell
Kroiger: Mark Straker
Donnelly: Kieran Bew
Edward: Joseph Kloska
Margaret: Marqot Leicester
Frank: Ray Lonnen

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/12. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: In the Think Tanks

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


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Brother Guy Goes to Washington

George W Bush wants to go to Mars, but does anyone want to go with him? Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno travels to Washington to explore the politics of space, and discovers that not everyone wants to walk on Mars if it's at the expense of genuine space science. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: George W Bush
Unknown: Brother Guy
Producer: John Byrne

: The Memory Experience: the Results

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mothers and Sons

3/5. The Name of the Game 1/2. The mountain of debt left by Nancy's dead husband seems insurmountable until a winning business idea is presented to her. Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin 'S Story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Colm Toibin

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

3/6. More from China Lion and the new barn conversion couple, and there is a visit to the Dragon's Den in Laura Solon's sketch and comedy series. She is aided by the voices of Ben Moor , Katherine Parkinson and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson


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

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Utopian Dreams

3/5. By Tobias Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tobias Jones.

: News

: Making a Living

the experience of work in three different countries (2/3)

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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