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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

Presented James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports Desk With by Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Not One of Us

3/5. Continuing Ali Dizaei 's account of being the subject of the Met's Operation Helios inquiry. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ali Dizaei

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. All People That on Earth Do
Dwell (Old Hundredth). Colossians 3, vv12-17. Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart (Smith, arr Wilson). To God Be the Glory (Doane). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 8/15. By Marilyn French.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Iraq Online

Dramatic accounts of military action and the civilian response flash up on the internet minutes after they happen.
BBC defence correspondent Paul Wood investigates tne phenomenon of "blogging the war". Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Paul Wood
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

3/6. More of the daily quixotic battles raged against tne modern world by the one-time Variety star (
Steve Delaney ). Today we follow Arthur on his circuitous route to an after-dinner speaking engagement. Will he make it? Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


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

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Cricket World Cup

Australia v Scotland
Commentary on the Group A clash at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts, where the Scots face an intimidating test against the favourites. Commentary by Simon Mann ,
Jim Maxwell and Neil Manthorp , with expert analysis from Damien Fleming and Barry Richards.
Producer Peter Baxter . 'approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.25pm tonight


Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Commentary By: Neil Manthorp
Unknown: Damien Fleming
Unknown: Barry Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Document

3/3. Franco's British Friends. The investigative history series uncovers evidence that a group of British aristocrats and celebrities helped General Franco during the Spanish Civil War. Mike Thomson discovers recently released papers from M15 that show a famous flying ace, a top racing driver and an aristocrat secretly flew planes to Franco. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Brother's Keeper

The true story of how journalist Don Mackay gained access to Rawalpindi's death row in 2006 to meet Tahir Hussain , who had been sentenced to hang for a much disputed murder. A close bond developed between the two, leading the reporter and his wife to become deeply involved in the case. Written by and starring Nichola McAuliffe. Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Don MacKay
Unknown: Tahir Hussain
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe.
Director: Enyd Williams
Don Mackay: Bill Paterson
Herself: Nichola McAuliffe
Amjad Hussain: Bhasker Patel
Tahir Hussain: Pal Aron
Taxi driver's mother: Rashmi Amin
Prison governor: Badi Uzzaman
News editor: Sam Dale
High Commission official: Christine Kavanaqh
Narrator: Peter Donaldson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew are the guests of Berkhamsted Gardeners' Society. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Birds and Beasts

3/5. Hey Ho Silvo. As Cathleen mourns her much-loved dog, she is visited by her nephew who is nursing a very different sense of loss. By Ruth Thomas , read by Anne Reid. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ho Silvo.
Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Anne Reid.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

28/30. Free at the Point of Need. Andrew Cunningham looks at the state of health care immediately prior to the introduction of the NHS in July 1948. For further details see Mon


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the diSCUSSion on topical items. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Ouinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Weak at the Top

4/4. Offers. A comedy that puts the man into management, written by Guy Browning and starring Alexander Armstrong as marketing maestro and "totty" magnet John Weak. Today Weak turns Smokehouse as green as the Jolly Green Giant, while saving Sir Marcus fromaneco-Nazi. Music by David Pickvance ; Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Written By: Guy Browning
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: John Weak.
Music By: David Pickvance
John: Alexander Armstrong
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Bill: Ron Cook
Tim: Ewan Bailey
Rebecca: Colleen Prenderqast
Ted: Kim Wall

: The Archers

Adam suspects a conspiracy. For cast see page 39 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , who reports from China as the British Museum prepares to bring some of the famous terracotta warriors to London for an exhibition later this year. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Women's Room

8/15. Following divorce, Mira finds solace in alcohol until she reaches breaking point and makes a brave decision. By Marilyn French. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marilyn French.

: The Moral Maze

8/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips 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: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

3/6. As a judge, Cherie Booth OC has to consider how best to deal with persistent offenders. She reflects on the story of Zacchaeus, finding in it elements of restorative justice programmes, which seek to mediate between offenders and their victims. Producer Rosemary Dawson Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Jonathan Edwards Looks into ...

New series 1/3. Jonathan Edwards returns with a second series that looks at how science both shapes and explains the world. This week, he investigates beauty. Producer John Watkins From athletics to aesthetics: page 125


Unknown: Jonathan Edwards
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

3/10. Operation Searchlight. As Mrs Chowdhury hosts an party for Silvi and Sabeer, tanks roll into Dhaka. Sohail has to make a difficult choice. By Tahmima Anam. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Chowdhury
Unknown: Tahmima Anam.

: Dr Pfeffer's Lonely Hearts Club

4/4. To Be King. With romance in the air and a spring in the MC's step at the Lonely Hearts Club, Dr Pfeffer tells a musical tale about the power of a brief encounter. By Jake Oldershaw and Craig Stephens.
Music by Derek Nisbet ; Producer/Director Kate Chapman


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

: The Pickerskill Detentions

4/4. The Black-Eyed Marketeer. The retired English master recalls an incident in 1941 in which he punished Augustus Caiman for selling on high-class provisions. Written by Andrew McGibbon.
Director Andrew McGibbon ; Producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon


Written By: Andrew McGibbon.
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Dr Henry 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 Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week

: Not One of Us
3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Rice Bowl Tales


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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