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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Armes.


Unknown: Dr John Armes.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: 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

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Beloved, Let Us Love (Song 46).
Hosea 11, vv1-4. Come Down 0 Love Divine (Harris).
God Is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Lemon Tree

1/5. Sandy Tolan 's novel takes the form of a dialogue between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman. Bashir was six when his family were expelled from their house in Ramia. Almost 20 years later ne goes back to visit it, meeting Dalia, a Jewish woman born in Bulgaria, who now lives there. Read by Dapnna Baram and Omar Mostafa. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre'order the hardback of The Lemon Tree (released 1 March) for E15.50 (RRP £16.99) 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: Sandy Tolan
Read By: Dapnna Baram
Read By: Omar Mostafa.
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Observations 6/10. By Jane Harris.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jane Harris.

: Warding Off the Germs

1/2. In the past five years MRSA has been a contributory factor in more than 3,000 hospital deaths. In response, the Government set hospital trusts the task of reducing infection rates by 20 per cent annually. Winifred Robinson investigates what more could be done to protect people from the spread of infectious diseases in hospitals. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Hopes and Desires

3/3. The Dangers of Self-Hypnosis. Maurice has problems dating. So he buys a self-hypnosis CD to explore his subconscious. But then the CD sticks, leaving him stranded in his own psyche. Fortunately, beautiful
Rachel's CD has stuck too. Gary Ogin 's romantic comedy stars Prunella Scales.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanaqh


Unknown: Gary Ogin
Unknown: Prunella Scales.
Director: Peter Kavanaqh
Mother: Prunella Scales
Maurice: Richard Coyle
Rachel: Sophie Winkleman
Abigail: Christine Kavanagh
Hypnotist: Sam Dale
Manager: Sam Dale
Daniel: Mark Straker

: You and Yours .

Consumer affairs reports, presented by Liz Barclay ana John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Shaun Ley.


Introduced By: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

6/6. Kindly cows, wild men and broken stones all lead
Brett Westwood and his two landscape detectives to an old pub beside the Long Mynd in an edition that uncovers some of the mysteries and histories of three Shropshire hills. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Stories Of: Three Shropshire

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hell and High Water

Marianne Carey 's drama follows three friends who want to turn their lives around. Marlene encourages best friend Kay to spend a weekend at a spiritual-health centre in order to help Bianca, who needs to make her career change a success. But what do Marlene and Kay need7
Director/Producer David Ian Neville


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Producer: David Ian Neville
Kay: Fletcher Mathers
Marlene: Irene MacDougall
Bianca: Monica Gibb
Rose: Sheila Donald
Julian: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Dennis: Steven McNicoll

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: The Clothes in the Wardrobe

1/5. Nineteen-year-old Margaret is sleep-walking into marriage with a much older man whom she doesn t love. Alice Thomas Ellis 's novel about love, marriage - and possessive mothers is read by Jasmine Hyde , and abridged by Elizabeth Burke. Director Nigel Lewis ; Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis
Read By: Jasmine Hyde
Abridged By: Elizabeth Burke.
Director: Nigel Lewis
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: The Making of Modern Medicine

6/30. The Early Transfusion Experiments.
Andrew Cunningham explores the importance of William Harvey 's discoveries in the 17th century of the circulation of the blood and the pumping force of the heart. The readers are David Rintoul , Peter Capaldi , Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: William Harvey
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: Scott Handy.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

7/10. 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

7/11. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Chris Neill and Greg Proops are the panellists for this week's edition. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair at the Theatre Royal, Winchester. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Susan rolls out the red carpet.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who discusses the police comedy horror film Hot Fuzz with its co-writer and actor
Simon Pegg and his co-star Nick Frost. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Simon Pegg
Unknown: Nick Frost.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Observations

6/10. Bessy dupes her mistress into believing that the ghost of a former maid has returned to haunt Castle Haivers. By Jane Harris , dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Harris
Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
Bessy: Lucy Paterson
Arabella: Candida Benson
James: Jimmy Chisholm
Rev Pollock: Crawford Logan
Bridget: Cara Kelly
Chemist: Kenny Blyth
Dr McGregor: Kenny Blyth
Muriel: Suzanne Donaldson
Stranger: Patricia Kavanagh
Nurse: Patricia Kavanagh

: The 0 Camp

In the middle of the Second World War, the British authorities had a problem: what to do with those children who had been evacuated but who were too disturbed or too delinquent for families to handle. So when a group of conscientious objectors offered to take some of them, nobody asked too many questions. But then the authorities found out ... Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: The Learning Curve

4/8. A guide to the world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer LucindaMontefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Nature

4/9. The daily Country Diary in The Guardian is the longest-running newspaper column in Britain. Paul Evans asks what these idiosyncratic nature notes, that have survived for more than a century, tell about the changes to British wildlife. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

1/10. Paul Torday 's comic novel is presented in the form of evidence to a Parliamentary inquiry. It charts the adventures of a fisheries scientist, Dr Alfred Jones , through a series of extracts from emails, memos and diaries. Read by Michael Sheen and abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill waters
RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen for Ell.50 (RRP £12.99) 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: Paul Torday
Unknown: Dr Alfred Jones
Read By: Michael Sheen
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: A Certain Age

2/4. The Sister. Sisters Tina and Pat indulge a passion for adventurous holidays, but a trip up the Nile in a felucca could be their last. With Lindsey Coulson. Another chance to hear Lynne Truss's monologues. Producer Dawn Ellis
RT DIRECT: To order the CD of A Certain Age: the Female Monologues for just £6.49 (RRP £1599) including p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per minute) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Lindsey Coulson.

: Talk Amongst Yourselves: the Billy Dainty Story

Roy Hudd pays affectionate tribute to his old friend and comedy colleague Billy Dainty. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Billy Dainty.
Producer: Libby Cross

: News

: Book of the Week: The Lemon Tree

1/5. Sandy Tolan 's novel, read by Daphna Baram and Omar Mostafa. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Sandy Tolan
Read By: Daphna Baram
Read By: Omar Mostafa.
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: International Cricket

The third final of the triangular one-day series, at Brisbane, to be played only if required to get a result.
For commentators see tomorrow at 5.30am *approximate time

: Outlock

: World Today

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