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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
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 Oliver McTernan.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

3/5. Now living in America, Stanley begins fundraising for what would be the greatest journey so far across the heart of Africa - to finish Dr Livingstone's work. By Tim Jeal. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. 0 For a Heart to Praise My God (Stockton). Isaiah 59, vv1-8. Wash Me Throughly (SS
Wesley). Father of Heaven, Whose Love Profound (Rivaulx). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Neil Taylor.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 3/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Paradise Lost - the Story of the Chagos Islands

Jonathan Charles tells the story of the Chagos islanders who were forced to leave their idyllic homeland in the Indian Ocean to make way for a military base in the 1960s. He travels to Mauritius to meet the islanders who now live in poverty in the shanty towns of Port Louis and follows their fight to be allowed to return to their home. Producer Gail Champion


Unknown: Jonathan Charles

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

2/6. Arthur, the one-time Variety star (Steve Delaney ), begins his incident-packed, chaotic day by arguing in the supermarket with a customer, a check-out girl and then a double-glazing salesman, before he's off to the BBC for a possible appearance on Just a Minute as Bill Oddie 's replacement, incapacitated by a run-in with an elephant. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: You and Yours

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.

: Document

2/3. The Woman Who Never Was. When Enoch Powell made his infamous Rivers of Blood speech in 1968 he quoted from a letter he received from one of his constituents. Despite a massive media hunt, Powell made it a point never to reveal the woman's name but, in the light of new evidence, Mike Thomson travels to Wolverhampton in search of the woman Enoch Powell kept secret. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Mike Thomson
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Time Breathes

Insomnia can affect anyone. Gemma is in love with a man who never calls her. Teenager Kris is losing touch with his mates. Their stories are intercut with advice from a sleep expert, Dr Adrian Williams from
Guys and St Thomas ' Hospital, London. By Rhiannon Tise.
Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Dr Adrian Williams
Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Rhiannon Tise.
Producer: Claire Grove
Gemma: Claire Rushbrook
Kris: Michael Obiora
Stacey: Noma Dumezweni
Al: Sam Dale
Dinah: Rachel Bavidge

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering questions from gardeners in Chipping Norton. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Eric Robson

: Difference and Desire: Readings from theBath Festival

3/5. The Evening Class. In spite of getting too much advice from friends and family since her husband's recent death, Beth still decides to get out a bit more. Testing the water at a t'ai chi evening class, she discovers that maybe something in her life could change. Sarah LeFanu 's story is read by Stephanie Cole. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: Stephanie Cole.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

23/30. The Ministry of Healing. Andrew Cunningham examines how Canadian physician William Osier ensured that the "lab would become indispensable in the everyday work of the practitioner". Readers are Tamsin Greig , Scott Handy , Jason Watkins and Peter Capaldi. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: William Osier
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Scott Handy
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: Peter Capaldi.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical matters arising from the academic and research world. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Weak at the Top

3/4. Values. Weak (Alexander Armstrong) solves the meeting-room crisis by seducing Sam Whetstone , the stone-faced old trout with a face like a dropped pie. By Guy Browning.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Sam Whetstone
Unknown: Guy Browning.
Music By: David Pickvance
John: Alexander Armstrong
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Bill Peters: Ron Cook
Tim Smallwood: Ewan Bailey
Giles: Stephen Critchlow
Sam: Adjoa Andoh

: The Archers

Distance takes its toll on Brian and Siobhan.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the novelist lain Banks, whose books include The Wasp Factory and The Crow Road. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Women's Room

3/15. Mira is shaken by a difficult labour. Her fellow patients help her come to terms with the overwhelming feelings of motherhood. By Marilyn French.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marilyn French.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Anthony Grayling. producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Anthony Grayling.
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

2/6. Advertising guru Chas Byfield takes the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the temple to ask questions about the relationship between God and commerce, and the true nature of religion.
Producer Rosemary Dawson Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Chas Byfield
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Click On

6/6. Rajesh Mirchandani visits a "spam lab" to find out where junk email comes from. He learns how home PCs can be manipulated into unknowingly sending out thousands of spam messages, and meets security analysts who are investigating the recruitment of computer-savvy teenagers by cyber criminals. Producer Kate Bisseii


Unknown: Rajesh Mirchandani
Producer: Kate Bisseii

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

8/10. In Boston, Andy and Claire Stafford must explain Little Christine 's death to the orphanage. By Benjamin Black. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Claire Stafford
Unknown: Little Christine
Unknown: Benjamin Black.

: Dr Pfeffer's Lonely Hearts Club

3/4. Poor Tom. All is not well at the Lonely Hearts Club. The front door has swollen in the rain, the building is sick and groaning. Doors open onto people in pain and Dr Pfeffer is not himself. His song is a dark and gory story about an unfortunate young man from Massachusetts. Musical comedy by Jake Oldershaw and Craiq Stephens.
Music by Derek Nisbet ; Producers Kate Chapman and Craig Stephens


Comedy By: Jake Oldershaw
Comedy By: Craiq Stephens.
Music By: Derek Nisbet
Producers: Kate Chapman
Producers: Craig Stephens
MC: Simon Munnery
Dr Pfeffer: Jake Oldershaw
Man: Saikat Ahamed
Woman: Alison Carney

: The Pickerskill Detentions

3/4. Smoking Wet. Pickerskill sets up a market place in detention to teach four boys caught selling cigarettes to minors that cigarettes must be smoked if they are to make any money. More stories from the retired English master, played by the late Ian Richardson.
Director Andrew McGibbon ; ProducersJonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Ian Richardson.
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Dr Pickerskill: Ian Richardson
Moorcroft: Phil Cornwell
Caiman: Martin Hyder
Smedley: Nick Romero
Hindle-Rand: Dominic Hawksley

: Today in Parliament

Analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Question Time. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

3/5. By Tim Jeal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: News

: Rice Bowl Tales

problems in Thailand's rice industry (2/4)

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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