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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by David Wilby and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Presented By: David Wilby
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: The Price of Property

3/4. Evan Davis examines the high demand for housing in the UK and considers the consequences of a shortage of homes on the market. Producer Neil McCarthy Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil McCarthy Rptd

: Turn Over Your Papers ... Now!

New series 1/5. Orals. John O'Farrell explores the surprising history of the different kinds of exam, and our relationship with them. Here, he finds out why, for centuries, Oxbridge finals were all done out loud - complete with a jester.
Examiners and pupils reveal how they deal with this most upfront, unforgiving form of examination. producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Book of the Week: In Europe - Travels through the 20th Century

2/5. Geert Mak meets one of Stalin's greatest admirers. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Geert Mak

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Thine Arm, 0 Lord. in Days of Old. Matthew 17, vv14-20. Christ Comes, the Promised Peace of God (Rick Modlin ). Earth's Fragile
Beauties We Possess (Kingsfold). With the Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford. Director of music Rebecca Taylor.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Unknown: Rick Modlin
Music: Rebecca Taylor.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 12/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Sun, Spoor and Spots: Counting Namibia'sCheetahs

Namibia has the largest population of cheetahs in the world yet no-one really knows how many. Counting the shy and elusive creature is difficult but a wildlife research project is taking a methodical approach to the problem, assisted by some paying volunteers. Presented by BBC Namibia reporter Frauke Jensen. producer Mike Hally


Reporter: Frauke Jensen.
Producer: Mike Hally

: Absent Friends

3/3. Odd People, Odd Places. Absentee characters don t come any odder than this: Charlie Farnsbarns , Peter Geekie and Monkey Harris. In today's programme these arejust three just three of the TV and radio characters referred to, but never heard or seen. Presented by Tony Hawks . Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Charlie Farnsbarns
Unknown: Peter Geekie
Unknown: Monkey Harris.
Presented By: Tony Hawks
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. And 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: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Cricket World Cup

South Africa v Scotland
Commentary from St Kitts by Simon Mann , Neil Manthorp and Jim Maxwell , with expert analysis from Barry Richards and Damien Fleming. Plus news of New Zealand v Kenya. Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.15pm tonight


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

: Tales from the Stave

New series 1/4. Frances Fyfield investigates another batch of manuscripts of famous pieces of classical music. Until very recently, a 20th-century Russian classic was thought to have been lost. On the day that the manuscript score of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony officially goes on loan to the British Library, the conductor Marin Alsop and music critic Geoffrey Norris tell its astonishing story, which includes being stored in a carrier bag. producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm ; and at 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Unknown: Geoffrey Norris
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm on FM

: Afternoon Play: The Comedian

Paddy Plunkett thinks he is Dublin's finest comedian. If only his ten-year-old son would agree. In Joseph O'Connor 's story of childhood, a family learn to cope when their world is turned upside down. Dramatised by Shane Connaughton. Producer Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Paddy Plunkett
Unknown: Joseph O'Connor
Dramatised By: Shane Connaughton.
Producer: Gemma McMullan
Paddy Plunkett: Sean McGinley
Paddy: Junior Johnnybrennan
Helen: Ailish Symons
Agnes: Rosaleen Linehan
Rita: Tina Kelleqher

: 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

: More Tales from Westminster

2/5. Miss Washington's Day Out. On a special trip to London an idealistic retired history teacher gets to see the workings of Westminster at first hand. It isn't quite what she expected. Ouentin Letts 's story is read by Crawford Logan. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Ouentin Letts
Read By: Crawford Logan.

: The Reed Bed

2/5. Falling sea levels at the end of the Iron Age coincide with the arrival of the Romans and the most elaborate fen-engineering technology that Europe had ever seen. For the first time, the Fens are made habitable. Presented by Peter France. For further details see yesterday


Presented By: Peter France.

: Law in Action

8/9. Barrister Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Innes Bowen

: A Good Read

7/8. Comedy writers and performers Arabella Weir and Ken Campbell talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Ken Campbell
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

6/6. Stand-up Mark Watson concludes his exploration of the seven deadly sins with the subject of Wrath. He's joined by two tetchy assistants, Tim Key and Tim Minchin , who will be providing poems, songs and angry expressions. Producer Katie Marsden


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

: The Archers

Clarrie learns from bitter experience. For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme featuring news and reviews, including a report on the art of camouflage, as revealed in a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Women's Room

12/15. Mira and Ben's relationship becomes all-consuming and she sees less of her close friends. Val and Tad's tempestuous relationship reaches a crisis. By Marilyn French For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10 45am

: File on 4

8/9. Seven years ago, the Government introduced a tough new policy to protect vulnerable adults from physical sexual, psychological and financial abuse But Gerry Northam reveals a number of cases where the system has failed to protect elderly or mentally infirm patients Producer Karen Kiernan Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Karen Kiernan

: 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

8/9. One in a 100 people over the age of 40 have some form of glaucoma, and cataracts and macular degeneration generally are problems for the elderly. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest treatments for these eye conditions. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: The Price of Property

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

7/10. Something You Can Do. News that Silvi's new husband, Sabeer, has been captured by the army brings Sohail to
Dhaka to beg his mother for help. By Tahmima Anam. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Tahmima Anam.

: The Lawrence Sweeney Mix

4/4. The occasionally bizarre but always inventive and funny minds of Jim Sweeney and Josie Lawrence improvise a final half hour of sketches based on audience Suggestions. Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of today's events in Westminster, presented by Rachel Hooper. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: In Europe -Travels through the 20th Century

2/5. By Geert Mak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Geert Mak.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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