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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.
Producer Bernadette McConnell


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: What Would Barbra Do?

11/5. The journalist and Guardian feature writer Emma Brockes celebrates her secret love of the musical (but not including anything by Lloyd Webber !) in her witty new book, abridged by Penny Leicester, and read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of What Would Barbra Do? for E13.50 (RRP E14.99) 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 or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Emma Brockes
Unknown: Lloyd Webber
Read By: Tracy-Ann OBErman.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Happy Are They, They That Love God (Binchester). Deuteronomy 30, vv15-20. Deep River (Spiritual, arr Tippett). All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Neil Taylor.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Marha Kearney.
10.45 The Observations, 1/10. By Jane Harris.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Marha Kearney.
Unknown: Jane Harris.

: A Very Special Relationship

Steve Richards of The Independent presents this look at the relationship between New Labour
- and Rupert Murdoch. The Murdoch press supported the Tories for 20 years and had campaigned fiercely against Labour leader Neil Kinnock in the 1992 election. Yet in 1997, The Sun declared it was backing Tony Blair. Contributors include Charles Clarke , David Blunkett , Geoff Mulgan , Neil Kinnock , Andrew Neil and Matthew Taylor. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Rupert Murdoch.
Leader: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Matthew Taylor.
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Hopes and Desires

2/3. Battersea Triangle. Spineless Dougie has become domestically embroiled with Angela, his boss at work. He's regretting it. So when he meets passive, unconditionally adoring India, his problems seem to be over. Or are they just beginning? Romantic comedy drama by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Dougie: Mark Benton
India: Indira Varma
Angela: Christine Kavanagh
Fiona Emily: Rose Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

5/6. Liverpool. Join Brett Westwood and his two landscape detectives as they uncover Liverpool's history and its connection to crops, codes and crustaceans. Producer David Parkinson Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: David Parkinson

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Talk

1854: the Criminal Wing of Bethlem Hospital for the Insane. The painter Richard Dadd and poet Emily Clayton find themselves in the middle of a bitter rivalry between two doctors over the most effective way to treat the insane: one favours art therapy while the other has ideas that foreshadow Freud. By Mark Wilson.
Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Richard Dadd
Unknown: Emily Clayton
Unknown: Mark Wilson.
Director: David Blount
Emily Clayton: Alison Pettitt
Richard Dadd: Niqel Anthony
George Haydon: Jonathan Taller
Charles Hood: Jonathan Keeble
Ward Sister Grey: Joan Walker

: Money Box Live

5/12. Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis 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: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Stopover Stories

1/5. The House. An old man experiences a range of emotions as he waits for the ferry that will take him on the final leg of his journey back to the house of his birth. Alison Miller 's story, read by John Buick , begins a week of tales exploring the emotions and motivations of travellers forced to break their journeys. Producer Kirsteen Cameron


Unknown: Alison Miller
Read By: John Buick
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

: The Making of Modern Medicine

New series 1/30. Hot, Cold, Wet and Dry. An epic series, presented by medical historian Andrew Cunningham , exploring more than 2,000 years of Western medicine. It is possible to trace the origins of Western medicine back to Hippocrates and Galen, whose writings remained the basis for medical practice well into the 18th century. The readers are Tamsin Greig, David Rintoul , Peter Capaidi ,
Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Peter Capaidi
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: Scott Handy.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

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

6/10. Chris Addison , Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton are the panellists in the veteran panel game which this week comes from the Mermaid Theatre, London. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Alice gets itchy feet.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents an interview with record producer Tony Visconti , who reflects on his collaborations with Marc Bolan and David Bowie. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tony Visconti
Unknown: Marc Bolan
Unknown: David Bowie.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Observations

1/10. 1863: a young Irish prostitute escapes her former life when she's hired as a maid in a big house near Edinburgh. But her new employer has secrets of her own. By Jane Harris , dramatised by Chris Nolan.
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Harris
Dramatised By: Chris Nolan.
Bessy Buckley: Lucy Paterson
Arabella: Candida Benson
Rev Pollock: Crawford Logan
James Reid: Jimmy Chisholm
Grocer: Grant O'Rourke

: The World in a Briefcase

In August 1940 as Hitler prepared to invade Britain, a top-secret mission designed to turn the tide of the war was underway. A team of Britain's top scientists and engineers travelled to America with a briefcase full of valuable secrets to give away. Stephen Phelps tells the story of this most daring of missions. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Stephen Phelps
Producer: Angela Hind

: The Learning Curve

3/8. Libby Purves presents the guide to the world of learning. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Nature

3/9. Snails. Snails are more than just garden pests, as Brett Westwood discovers when he takes a look at the history of the mollusc, including how the commonest variety was first introduced to Britain by the Romans. He also looks at the use of snails in medical research, and finds out why they are known as indicators of environmental change. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Uninvited

6/10. Don Dang 's career as a fake journalist and banquet bug has taken a strange turn. Read by Neil Dudgeon. Producer/Director Chris Wallis
RT DIRECT To order the paperback of The Uninvited for Eq.99 (RRP E10 99) including p&p, 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: Don Dang
Read By: Neil Dudgeon.
Director: Chris Wallis

: A Certain Age

1/4. The Father. John is the proud father of his cello-playing son and spends hours marvelling at his child's dedication to his instrument. But is the cello hiding a deeper meaning for both father and son? Another chance to hear Lynne Truss 's monologues about 40-something men and women, each with their own very different stories. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Lynne Truss

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: What Would Barbra Do?

11/5. Emma Brockes celebrates her secret love of the musical in her witty new book read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Emma Brockes
Unknown: Ann OBErman.

: News

: India Rising

: International Cricket

England v New Zealand
The start of the final game in the round-robin stage at the Gabba in Brisbane.
For commentators see tomorrow at 5.30am .approximate time

: Outlook

: World Today

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