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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Monsignor Tony Rogers.


Unknown: Monsignor Tony Rogers.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by David Wilby and Simon Jones.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Presented By: David Wilby
Presented By: Simon Jones.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The Turner Prize-winning potter Grayson Perry , who often appears as his alter ego Claire, talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and about his choice of eight records to take the desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Grayson Perry
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week: Born on a Blue Day

5/5. A sponsored charity event attempting to break the European record for reciting the digits of pi brings Daniel's s story into the public eye and he is offered the chance to take part in a documentary about his extraordinary mental powers. He also gets the opportunity to meet fellow savant, Kim Peek , who was the inspiration for the Raymond Babbitt character in the film, Rain Man. It turns out to be one of the happiest days of Daniel's life. Read by Paul Panting. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kim Peek
Unknown: Raymond Babbitt
Read By: Paul Panting.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 White Open Spaces 5/5.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: Single White Rhino ... Would Like to Meet

1/2. Rosamund Kidman-Cox explores the role of captive-breeding programmes for endangered species operated by zoos worldwide and asks how, and if, it helps conservation of the animals in the wild.
For all creatures great or small, the management of the gene pool is a crucial part of any breeding programme and finding suitable mates is a complicated business. Rosamund visits Whipsnade Wild Animal Park to see how their herd of southern white rhinos has been growing over the last decades and what problems they have encountered. She also joins a female red panda at Bristol Zoo as she is introduced to her new mate for the first time. Producer Sheena Ouncan


Unknown: Rosamund Kidman-Cox
Producer: Sheena Ouncan

: Inspector Steine

5/6. The Woman. Steine falls in love for the very first time when he bumps into Adelaide Vine, the beautiful owner of a fish-and-chip shop in Oriental Place. But is there more to Adelaide than meets the eye? Brunswick thinks so. Continuing Lynne Truss 's cop comedy set in 1950s Brighton.
Producer/Director Karen Rose


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Director: Karen Rose
Inspector Steine: Michael Fenton Stevens
MrsGroynes: Jan Ravens
Brunswick: John Ramm
Twitten: Matt Green
Adelaide: Janet Ellis

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson , series editor Andrew smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Feedback

6/11. Listeners' views, comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations on BBC radio. Presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Penny vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Heifers and Bulls

Comedy set in a remote village in Wales, in which actress Honeysuckle Spriggs starts a matchmaking agency for lonely, isolated Welsh hill farmers. She sets up shop in a disused chapel where the local schoolmistress holds choir practice, and is soon deluged with farmers keen to find romance. The only problem is that no women sign up - forcing one woman to take on the role of many. By Elizabeth Lewis
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Elizabeth Lewis
Sian: Ruth Jones
Honeysuckle: Joanna David
Rhys: Richard Elfyn
leuan: Ben Merchant
Irwel: Howell Evans
Huw Slon: Tudor Owen
Abel: Matthew Morgan
Rhodri: Robert Blythe
Alys: Jennifer Hill

: Shared Earth

6/6. Dylan Winter scrapes at the frozen earth of Pembrokeshire in search of the first wild foods of spring.
Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Every Move You Make

5/5. Towards Midnight. Watching from her balcony in the Tuscan hills a woman catches sight of an uninvited swimmer in her pool. His presence triggers unbidden memories. The last of this selection from David Malouf 's collection is read by NiCOlette McKenzie. For further details see Monday


Unknown: David Malouf
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.

: The Making of Modern Medicine: Sisters of Charity

15/30. According to the Nursing Record a typical nurse in the 1830s was like Sarah Gamp in Charles Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit, a domestic servant who was incompetent and rough with patients. By the 1880s a nurse was young, neat and uniformed and had been formally trained. How did this change come about? As Andrew Cunningham reveals, an enterprising Florence Nightingale gave us a new kind of nurse - offering a vocation that girls "of good character" increasingly were called to undertake. For further details see Monday


Presenter: Andrew Cunningham

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock with the week's cinema news and interviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

8/8. Topical comedy quiz, presented by Sandi Toksvig , featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Presented By: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Brian's double-life gives cause for concern. For cast see page 34
Written by Keri Davies ; Producer/Director Kate Oates : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to[address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

including a report on how Liverpool has influenced a wide range of visual artists over the past 50 years. Plus an interview with crime writer Reginald Hill , creator of Dalziel and Pascoe. With Mark Lawson. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Reginald Hill
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: White Open Spaces

5/5. Letting Yourself Go. With her husband having an affair under her nose, and feeling as though her life is failing apart. Janey (Janice Connolly) is strangely moved by a chance encounter with a stranger in the village shop and is forced to reassess her views. By Kara Miller. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kara Miller.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Eyemouth, Berwickshire, where the panel includes the SNP leader Alex Salmond , the Scottish Conservative party leader
Annabel Goldie , and the Liberal Democrat former deputy First Minister, Jim Wallace.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: Alex Salmond
Leader: Annabel Goldie
Unknown: Jim Wallace.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

4/8. Clive James offers his reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Money Magic

Judith Johnson 's contemporary shocker and comic thriller, in which a pyramid investment scheme first draws in and then bankrupts all the women who live in one street, setting friends against each other.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Judith Johnson
Beth: Rachel Bavidqe
josie/Suzanna: Christine Kavanagh
Kathy: Christine Bottomley
Izzy: Fiona Southworth
Taz: Lee Ingleby
Dave: Anthony Glennon
Nancy: Marlene Sidaway
Miranda/Mary: Jasmine Callan

: The World Tonight

National and international news, with Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

10/10. Michael Sheen reads the final part of Paul Torday 's comic story. The evidence for the official report into the Yemen Salmon project is concluded with extracts from Peter Maxwell 's unpublished autobiography and testimony from Dr Alfred Jones. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Sheen
Unknown: Paul Torday
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Dr Alfred Jones.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Born on a Blue Day

5/5. By Daniel Tammet. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: Daniel Tammet

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up


: News

: Outlook

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