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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Dr Tony Bayfield.


Unknown: Dr Tony Bayfield.

: Farming Today

With Mark Hoidstock. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Mark Hoidstock.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Agent Zigzag

1/5. The previously untold story of Britain's most extraordinary double agent. At the start of the war, British criminal Eddie Chapman is recruited by the German secret service. He soon becomes a highly prized and decorated Nazi agent. What the Germans don't know is that his also working for MI5. Damian Lewis reads Ben Macintyre 's dramatic story of agent Zigzag. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am
RT Direct: To pre-order the hardback of Agent Zigzag for £13.50 (RRP £14,99) including p&p, send a cheque payable to[address removed] or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT. UK delivery only


Reader: Damian Lewis
Writer: Ben MacIntyre
Abridged by: Doreen Estall
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, arr Archer). Luke 5 vv3-11. Set Me As a Seal (Walton).
Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Rustington). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Neil Taylor. Organist Simon Lol.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Neil Taylor.
Organist: Simon Lol.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Minimum Wages 1/5. Some Kind of Normal. By Katie Hims. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Cities without Maps

2/2. Tim Gardam concludes his exploration of the attitudes toward religion in inner cities by travelling to Birmingham, where he examines the relationship between Muslims and Christians, and discovers the effects of having an Anglican church situated directly Opposite a mosque. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Tim Gardam
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Hopes and Desires

New series 1/3. Catching Heathcliff. Lindsey, an incurable romantic, yearns to meet a modern-day Heathcfiff. When she does, she rashly sends him a romantic letter - and immediately regrets it. Her long-suffering friend Graham is then corralled into an elaborate and wildly comic campaign to retrieve it. The first of three romantic comedies is by Nick Warburton.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Graham: Philip Jackson
Lindsey: Amanda Root
Heathcliff: Mark Straker
Morton: Mark Straker
Postman: Nick Warburton

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

4/6. Encountering wings, water and fire. Brett Westwood and his two landscape detectives explore the hidden history of Marston Vale near Bedford.
Producer David Parkinson Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: David Parkinson

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Wedding Vortex

When Esther starts to plan her wedding she doesn't realise how many choices are involved. Nor how many other people want to make those choices for her. By Elizabeth Lewis.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Elizabeth Lewis.
Director: Alison Hindell
Esther: Lisa Coleman
Evelina: Penny Downie
Miss Lovelace: Elry Thomas
Beatrice: Manon Edwards
Kiki: Lesley Rooney
Katie: Sara McGaughey
Jack: Richard Mitchley
Paul: Richard Nichols

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories by Etgar Keret

1/5. Two stories about ambition by the Israeli master of the modern short story, including The Flying Santinis. Read by Henry Goodman. Producer Lisa Osbome


Read By: Henry Goodman.
Producer: Lisa Osbome

: Paymasters

1/5. John Claudius Loudon and the Derby Arboretum. Historian Tristram Hunt investigates the people and ideas behind our public parks.
Loudon was the first major advocate of public parks for the burgeoning cities of 19th-century England, largely through his prolific literary output of articles, books and magazines, where it is estimated that he wrote 60 million words to advance his cause. Producer Erin Riiey


Presenter: Tristram Hunt
Producer: Erin Riiey

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

5/10. Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

5/11. Tony Hawks, Neil Mullarkey , Paul Merton and Sue Perkins are the panellists in this week's edition of the devious panel game. Nicholas Parsons is in charge of the stopwatch. From the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

David finds a new project.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin , whose credits include the film The Italian Job and the TV series Edge of Darkness. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin

: Minimum Wages

1/5. Some Kind of Normal. When Marilyn is thrown out of her marital home and goes to work for the first time in 30 years, she discovers the minimum wage doesn't sustain even modest living expenses. Rescue comes in the form of a cash-in-hand job and an unexpected friendship. The first in a series of dramas exploring the consquences of life on the minimum wage is by Katie Hims. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Document

3/3. Franco's British Friends. The investigative history series uncovers evidence that a group of British aristocrats and celebrities helped General Franco during the Spanish Civil War. Mike Thomson discovers recently released papers from MI5 that show that a famous flying ace, a top racing driver and an aristocrat secretly flew planes to Franco from an air-base near London. Producer isobei Eaton


Unknown: Mike Thomson

: The Learning Curve

2/8. The guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

2/9. Coastal Squeeze. Sea levels are predicted to rise by as much as 1.2 metres by the end of the century, radically transforming the look of Britain's low-lying coastlines.
Plans are being put in place to accommodate this change which may benefit wildlife but the plans are also causing ' conflict with locals. Grant Sonnex goes to Humberside to look at the start of a 100-year plan to change this magnificent estuary. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Grant Sonnex
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Uninvited

1/10. Neil Dudgeon reads Geling Yan 's tale about Dan Dong , an unemployed factory worker who discovers he can get a free meal and a month's wages by posing as a journalist at the many promotional banquets held every day in Beijing. But he finds that being a "banquet bug" has its downside, bringing him into contact with the corruption endemic in modern China. Abridged by Chris Wallis. Producer Chris Wallis RT DIRECT: To order the paperback of The Uninvited for £9.99
(RRP E10.99) including pSp, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed] call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Neil Dudgeon
Unknown: Geling Yan
Unknown: Dan Dong
Abridged By: Chris Wallis.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Syncopatin' Shuffle

Julian Vincent reveals the beauty and virtuosity of playing the banjo which, despite being much maligned. evolved from its African roots to become the darling of British popular entertainment. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian Vincent

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster. presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Agent Zigzag

1/5. By Ben Macintyre. Repeated from 9.45am


Writer: Ben Macintyre

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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