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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With Carolyn Ouinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Thine Forever! (Newington). Matthew 5, vv17-26. Teach Me, 0 Lord (Byrd). When We Walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Organist: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

3/5. Dodging the Ban. Kenneth Tynan 's passionate campaign against theatre censorship was a high-definition performance - fearless and funny. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Marriage a la Mode 3/5. The Inspection
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

3/3. The former Olympic silver medallist Roger Black calls in the Army to help him prepare his class for their first inter-school sports competition. He finds out whether the local council has accepted his "playing fields" proposal. And finally he discovers if has succeeded in raising the pupils' Overall levels Of fitness. Producer Mark Alden


Unknown: Roger Black
Producer: Mark Alden

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

New series 1/6. Another series featuring the former variety star Count Arthur Strong (
Steve Delaney ). Strong seeks to make his fortune on the lecture circuit, as Buzz Aldrin and Chris Akabusi have done before him. But as with everything the Count does, nothing goes to plan. With Sue Perkins, Alastair Kerr and David Mounfield. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Chris Akabusi
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: David Mounfield.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Document

1/3. The Marriage Cordiale. The investigative series begins with the extraordinary tale of the 1956 French offer to turn Britain and France into one country.
Previously secret documents revealed that the French prime minister Guy Mollet made the offer to
Anthony Eden and even suggested that Queen Elizabeth could be head of the French state. Mike Thomson investigates a time when the fate of France, the shape of Europe, and even the balance of global power hung in the balance. Producer James Cook


Unknown: Guy Mollet
Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: James Cook

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: How to Remember the Dead

When an old Polish man drops dead in the street, John's life is thrown out of kilter. Trying to make sense of it all raises major questions for him. By Jemma Kennedy.
Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: Jemma Kennedy.
Producer: Polly Thomas
John: William Ash
Sophie: Christine Brennan
Jan: Janusz Sheagall
Jen: Danielle Henry

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints as John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in the North Downs. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The West End by the Sea

3/5. Beta in Brighton. In 1951 Bela Lugosi visited Brighton to play Count Dracula. This bittersweet black comedy by Stephen Sheridan is read by Timothy West. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Bela Lugosi
Comedy By: Stephen Sheridan
Read By: Timothy West.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

18/30. A Yankee Dodge. In 1846, the surgeon Robert Liston's operation to amputate a patient's leg using ether marked the beginning of anaesthesia in Europe. But to what extent would this transform surgery in the long term? Andrew Cunningham looks back at the history of pain relief. The readers are Annette Badland, David Rintoul, Peter Capaldi, Scott Handy and Jason Watkins. For further details see Monday


Presenter: Andrew Cunningham
Reader: Annette Badland
Reader: David Rintoul
Reader: Peter Capaldi
Reader: Scott Handy
Reader: Jason Watkins

: Thinking Allowed

The Death of Honour Has the idea of honour become meaningless in today's Western society? Social theorist James Bowman argues that it has and that this, more than anything else, underlies the clash between Eastern and Western cultures. Laurie Taylor hears the arguments. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Weak at the Top

2/4. Booty. The comedy that puts the man into management stars Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and totty magnet, John Weak. Weak reveals the feminist metatext of a chocolate bar advert, featuring a bikini-clad model with lips that could suck the hair shirt off a Benedictine monk at 50 yards. By Guy Browning.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: John Weak.
Unknown: Guy Browning.
Music By: David Pickvance
John Weak: Alexander Armstrong
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hayley Cartwright: Clare Perkins
Bill Peters: Ron Cook
Sacha: Tracy Wiles
Petra: Tracy Wiles
Tibet: Adjoa Andoh
Stewardess: Adjoa Andoh
Steward: Kim Wall
Ski Guy: Kim Wall

: The Archers

Lilian doesn't want tea and sympathy. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Including a review of Daniel Radcliffe 's West End stage debut in EquuS. With Mark Lawson. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Daniel Radcliffe
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Marriage a la Mode

3/5. Plate Three - The Inspection. The gentlemen seek a cure, and the ladies an explanation.
ByJonathan Myerson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Byjonathan Myerson.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Steven Rose , Michael Portillo ,Ian Hargreaves and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

New series 1/6. Armando lannucci is the first of six well-known figures who reflect on the story of the ministry of Jesus and his Passion from their own personal perspective, lannucci talks on the nature of temptation, sin and the devil. Producer Rosemary Dawson
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 12.30am; and Sunday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Click On

5/6. Book borrowing is falling in Britain's libraries, but the use of computers is soaring. Public libraries have played a key part in the Government's aim to provide universal internet access, and now computers are as familiar a sight as bookshelves. Rajesh Mirchandani uncovers the role of IT in the 21st-century library. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

3/10. Quirke knows if he is to discover the truth about Christine he must delve further into the night of her death. By Benjamin Black. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Benjamin Black.

: Dr Pfeffer's Lonely Hearts Club

2/4. The Mayor of Lyon. A musical encounter with Dr
Pfeffer finds him sitting in a French cafe, his song, a story of a woman longing for love. A series of late-night musical comedies featuring poignant songs of romance, mystery and horror. By Jack Oldershaw and Craig Stephens
Music Derek Nisbet ; Producer/Director Kate Chapman


Unknown: Jack Oldershaw
Unknown: Craig Stephens
Music: Derek Nisbet
Director: Kate Chapman
MC: Simon Munnery
Dr Pfeffer: Jake Oldershaw
Man: Salkat Ahamed
Woman: Alison Carnev

: The Pickerskill Detentions

2/4. The Black-Eyed Marketeer. Pickerskill recalls a detention from 1941. Caiman soon discovers his father's black-market connections are no match for the Luftwaffe. Written and directed by Andrew McGibbon. Broadcast to mark the death of Ian Richardson earlier this month.
Producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon


Directed By: Andrew McGibbon.
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Pickerskill: Ian Richardson
Caiman: Martin Hyder
Moorcroft: Phil Cornwell
Smedley: Nick Romero
Hindle-Rand: Dominic Hawksley
ARP warden: David Quantick

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Theatre Writings

3/5. By Kenneth Tynan. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan.

: News

: Rice Bowl Tales

0/4) A look at the environmental impact on Asian rice production

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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