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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Mona Siddiqui.

: 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: What Would Barbra Do?

3/5. Men have an awkward relationship with musicals - most of the reasons why can be found in South Pacific. Tracy-Ann Oberman continues to read from Emma Brockes 's hilarious account of a secret love of musicals. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Emma Brockes

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Mark Coffey. Master, Speak! Your Servant's Listening (Magister). 1 Kings 3, vv5-9. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Organist: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Observations 3/10. By Jane Harris.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jane Harris.

: Battle for Birth

1/2. Penny Marshall looks back at the key decisions that have been made over the last century that have produced the maternity services in the NHS today. Producer Paula McGrath


Producer: Paula McGrath

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

2/4. Congratulations, It's a Hob Nob. Wendy is busy preparing for the baby's arrival. Unfortunately, Robin isn't feeling very well and takes to his bed, much to the frustration of everyone. By Kay Stonham.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Robin: Brian Capron
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Derek: Martin Trenaman
Maureen: Amelia Bullmore

: You and Yours

Consumer issue reports, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Lives in a Landscape

6/6. Will Terrance Get a Degree? Terrance went from bottom of his secondary school in Liverpool to winning a place at Oxford to study engineering in 2006. Unfortunately he is a Ugandan refugee and his residential status is in the hands of the Home Office. It looked likely he wouldn't be able to take up the offer, but then his teachers and friends campaign to ensure he follows his dream, but has it all worked out in time?
Producers Sarah Taylor and Caroline Adams


Producers: Sarah Taylor
Producers: Caroline Adams

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: What We Did on Our Holidays

A family try to make their annual holiday a more spontaneous affair, and discover the joys of the simple life. But things rapidly get out of control. By Neil Rhodes.
Producer/Director Gilly Adams


Control By: Neil Rhodes.
Director: Gilly Adams
Ed: Lestyn Jones
Julia: Clare Isaac
Amy: Katy Owen
Corin: Meilyr Slon

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions put by gardeners in Lincolnshire.
Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Stopover Stories

3/5. The Journey. A young man's ambition to travel overland to Timbuktu takes a decidedly nightmarish turn. By Tahir Shah , read by Nick Underwood. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Tahir Shah
Read By: Nick Underwood.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

3/30. The First Sexual Epidemic. By 1490 the population of Europe had recovered from the Great Plague. But a mysterious new disease broke out among the French army in 1492 - the pox. How did the medieval medical practitioners enact cures and preventions? The readers are David Rintoul , Peter Capaldi and Scott Handy.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Unknown: Scott Handy.

: 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

: Case Notes

2/9. Traumatic brain injuries are mainly the result of serious accidents on the roads or at work, assaults or falls. Dr Mark Porter discovers how these injuries are treated today. He also finds out what happens during rehabilitation, and the consequences for the victims and their families. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

The tag team talk show continues with last week's guest, John Hegley , interviewing the comedian Jack Dee. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Jack Dee.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

D-Day arrives for Hayley and Roy. Professor Robert Winston makes his second guest appearance as the couple's consultant.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm


Unknown: Robert Winston

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Observations

3/10. Bessy discovers that Arabella is writing a book about domestic servants - and there's an unflattering new chapter on Bessy's life as a prostitute. By Jane Harris.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Harris.
Bessy Buckley: Lucy Paterson
Arabella Reid: Candida Benson
James Reid: Jimmy Chisholm
Dr McGregor: Kenny Blyth
Muriel: Suzanne Donaldson

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves , Melanie Phillips and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Christine Morgan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Christine Morgan

: The Brandreth Rules for the Great Offices

2/3. How to Be Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sometime this year if, as expected, Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair , there's going to be a vacancy at
Number 11 Downing Street. Gyles Brandreth , himself a former MP and Treasury whip, lays down his rules for how to be Chancellor. What are the qualities you need to be successful? How much, if anything, should you tell your next door neighbour in Number Ten? What sort of crises will you face? And do you need to know anything about economics? Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10 45pm


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: Click On

2/6. The Home of the Future has been with us since the 50s, so why don't we live there yet? With a huge choice of PCs, TVs, wireless modems, MP3 players and mobiles currently available, Rajesh Mirchandani explores what's getting in the way of integrating these gadgets - enabling them to talk to each other to create a fully connected home. Also, Rajesh's dad explains why, at the age of 80 he's glad he has his computer, and Rajesh takes a look at the developments in replacing keyboard technology that will allow greater access to the internet for people With disabilities. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani
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: The Uninvited

8/10. Everyone seems to see Dan as an honest man, which is odd, considering he's a fake. When Ocean Chen calls, Dan feels obliged to go. By Geling Van. For details see Monday


Unknown: Geling Van.

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

5/6. The Perrier Award-winning comedian presents a sketch and character series, 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. Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: What WouldBarbra Do?

By Emma Brockes. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Emma Brockes.

: News

: India Rising

TV Nation: a look at the impact of the communications revolution on Indian culture (3/5)

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: Outlook

: World Today

: World Today

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