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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

3/3. What happens when you're America's most popular radio talk-show host and you start to go deaf? Peter White talks to controversial right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh about the prospect of losing his hearing. Producer Tamsin Hughes Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Peter White
Commentator: Rush Limbaugh
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Extra Senses

3/5. Graham Easton continues his exploration of extra, non-traditional senses with a look at the body's sense of time. He talks to Dave Rooney , curator of timekeeping at Greenwich, who explains why humans are so obsessed with time. Humans possess potentially super-accurate internal clocks, but these clocks can go haywire, as Easton finds Out under hypnosis. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Dave Rooney
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev George Stack. Put Thou Thy Trust in God (Doncaster). Proverbs 4, vv10-19. 0 for a Closer Walk (Stanford). Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton).
Director of music Simon Lole. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: George Stack.
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

2/5. The Voice of the Young. In May 1956 Kenneth Tynan wrote an ecstatic review of John Osborne 's kitchen-sink drama, Look Back in Anger, and the play changed the face Of British theatre. For further details see yesterday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: John Osborne

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Marriage a la Mode 2/5. By Jonathan Myerson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: Roger Black's Olympic Challenge

2/3. Having joined the PE department at Hurlingham and Chelsea comprehensive school in west London, Roger Black decides it's time to introduce his class to real competition - a dirty word in many schools for the last 30 years. But he faces a rebellion from a group of demotivated girls. And he does battle with the council to gain access to playing fields. This series concludes tomorrow at 11am.


Unknown: Roger Black

: Sound the Home: the 100th Anniversary of Our Ken

Comedian Jimmy Carr pays tribute to the legacy of laughter left by Kenneth Home.
See Choice on page 126. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Comedian Jimmy Carr

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Ronnie's Last Show

At 15 he smuggled moonshine, at 18 he had a nightclub, and at 21, he advised Elvis to change his name. His backing band became The Band and he went to China as a peace emissary for John and Yoko. If Ronnie Hawkins doesn't hit the big time in the next 25 years, he's thinking of guitting! Gerry Anderson visits the 71-year-old rock'n'roller in his Canadian hideaway. Producer Peter Everett Repeated Sat 3.30pm


Unknown: Ronnie Hawkins
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: And the Rain My Drink

To mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia's independence, an adaptation of Han Suyin's celebrated novel telling the story of the years leading up to the end of British rule. A tale of love, war and the end of Empire, this is a personal and touching account that looks at the personal cost of political struggles. Adapted for radio by Kevin Wong.
Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Kevin Wong.
Producer: Steven Canny
Han Suyin: Pik-Sen Lim
Ah Mei: Jennifer Lim
Luke: Dominic Rowan
Betty: Tam Su-Linlooi
Che Ahmad: Beneditct Wong
Ah Sen: Jonathan Chan-Pensley
Ah Pak: Tom Wu

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The West End by the Sea

2/5. A Stage in Life. Penelope Keith reads a short story about Amy Sedgwick , a thrice-married Victorian actress famed for her dramatic recitations. Written by Cathy Feeny.
For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Amy Sedgwick
Written By: Cathy Feeny.

: The Making of Modern Medicine: The Dark Side of Obstetrics

17/30. By the mid-19th century, European maternity hospitals had become scenes of carnage. Doctors and medical students were unwittingly spreading child-bed fever in the lying-in hospitals. As Andrew Cunningham reveals, it was the work of Ignaz Semmelweis in Vienna that would pinpoint the cause; but would Semmelweis succeed in persuading his colleagues to adopt essential cleanliness to stop the spread of disease? For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: Ignaz Semmelweis

: Law In Action

5/9. Clive Coleman presents the programme that examines the latest in the legal world. producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Innes Bowen

: A Good Read

4/8. Broadcaster Anita Anand and the journalist and cyclist Matt Seaton join Sue MacGregor to pick and debate their favourite paperbacks. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Anita Anand
Unknown: Matt Seaton
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Tim Dee

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

3/6. Mark continues his quest to free us from the seven deadly sins, with stand-up comedy on the subject of Pride. His accomplices include Tim Key and Tim Minchin , who will be providing poems, songs and boastfulness. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tim Minchin
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Tom and Brenda look for an exit.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Marriage a la Mode

2/5. Plate Two - the Tête-à-Tête. The wealthy newlyweds indulge every desire. If only they desired each other. By Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: File on 4

5/9. With attention focused again on the diamond trade, Fran Abrams reports from one of the world's most unstable countries - the Democratic Republic of Congo - on "conflict copper" and the other less glamorous minerals that fuel violence.
Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

5/9. Dr Mark Porter investigates the causes of high blood pressure, and asks whether a patient's ethnic origin or gender may be a risk factor. Are pills a life-long sentence, or are there alternative treatments?
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

2/10. Ouirke is convinced that the events surrounding
Christine's death are not as straightforward as they seem. Jim Norton reads the second part of Benjamin Black 's tale. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: Benjamin Black

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

rNew series 1/4. Faced with a live studio audience a couple of microphones and not a clue of what's going to come out of their mouths, Josie Lawrence and Jim Sweeney bring a new improvised sketch show to the airwaves. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

2/5. By Kenneth Tynan. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan.

: News

: World Book Club

Rose Tremain talks about her novel Restoration

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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