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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today With Anna Hill.

Producers Sarah Swadling and Andrew Hayden-Smith


Producers: Sarah Swadling
Producers: Andrew Hayden-Smith

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Oumn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports Desk With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Oumn.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

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

3/5. it's hard to believe now that modern-day Budapest was once the scene of a spontaneous student revolt. Geert Mak meets some witnesses to that unpheaval. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Geert Mak

: Daily Service

Led by Stephen Shipley. Peace, Perfect Peace (Mayhew).
Luke 10, vv38-42. The Call (Cooper). Dear Lod and Father (Repton) With the Choir of Lincoln College, oxford. Director of music Rebecca Taylor.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Rebecca Taylor.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 13/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: The Man Who Sold Peerages

of Maundy
Shaun Ley tells the strange and colourful tale of Maundy
Gregory, the honours broker and sometime spy who set up office in Whitehall after the First World War to sell peerages on behalf of Lloyd George. Producer Patrick Gregory


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Producer: Patrick Gregory

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!

4/6. More of the daily, quixotic battles raged aga nsnne modern world by the one-time variety star Count Arthur
Strong (Steve Delaney ). Arthur goes to the libra ry to prepare for a speaking engagement at the Oxford Union, but ends up in a case of mistaken identity. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


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

: Budget Special

You and Yours and The World at One team up for coverage of this year's Budget with the Chancellor's Budge Speech live from Westminster at 12.30pm. Introduced by Shaun Ley and Liz Barclay. Producer Colin Hancock


Introduced By: Shaun Ley
Introduced By: Liz Barclay.
Producer: Colin Hancock

: Cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh
Commentary from the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain by Kevin Howells , Ashis Ray and Arlo White , with expert analysis from Colin Croft and Ranjit Fernando. Plus news from Jamaica where Pakistan and Zimbabwe meet in a Group D match. approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 12 midnight


Unknown: Kevin Howells
Unknown: Ashis Ray
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Colin Croft
Unknown: Ranjit Fernando.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fire of the Dragon

Holed up in Harlech castle, the bowed but unbeaten Owain Glyndwr determines to fight Bolinbroke to the last drop of Welsh blood. But Huw ap Dafydd, a reluctant recruit, has ideas of his own. By Meic Povey. Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Owain Glyndwr
Unknown: Meic Povey.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Huw: Sion Pritchard
Elin: Rhian Blythe
Owain: Huw Ceredig
Catrin: Victoria Puqh
Brother leuan Rhys: Parry Jones
Modlen: Sera Cracrott
Madog: Richard Elfyn

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Sw thinbank are in the potting shed answering questions sent in uy post. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: More Tales from Westminster

3/5. An Honourable House. "Karl wanted to be the next Tony Blair. One slight problem: getting a seat." Stella Forge reads this story by novelist and prospective Parliamentary candidate Louise Bagshawe. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Blair.
Unknown: Louise Bagshawe.

: The Reed Bed

3/5. It is summer and a feniand raft spider rests its front legs on the water's surface as its prepares to ambush its unsuspecting prey. Peter France continues to narrate a year in the life of a fenland reed bed. For further details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

In the Unites States the phrase "going postal" is used to describe the indiscriminate killing of one's workmates. In the UK, concern about violence in the workplace is on the rise with an alarming increase in assaults on nurses, transport workers, retail staff and other service workers. Laurie Taylor speaks to PJ Waddington , who has written a major new study of violence in the workplace. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Pj Waddington
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest treatments for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Hollow Men

1/2. Sketch show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner. A French tutor devotes his life to revenge, and a personal assistant is caught up in an unlikely upper-class love affair. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Bert rises to a new challenge. For cast see page 34 Repeated tomoi [ ow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews, presented by MarkLawSOn. Producer Laura Thomas


Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Women's Room

13/15. Mira becomes increasingly politicised as 1960s America takes to the streets. And Chris suffers a horrific attack that challenges her close relationship with her mother. By Marilyn French. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marilyn French.

: The Moral Maze

9/12. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox 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: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

4/6. As director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti is used to investigating miscarriages of justice and human rights abuses. Here she examines the trial of Jesus and finds uncomfortable resonances between his experience and the treatment of suspects in Western democracies. Producer Rosemary Dawson Repeated on Saturday at 12.30am


Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Jonathan Edwards Looks Into....

2/3. When Jonathan Edwards was winning his triple-jump gold medals, mental preparation was important, but it wasn't a routine part of an elite athlete's training. This week, Edwards talks to heptathlete Kelly Sotherton and to Dave Collins , performance director for UK Athletics, about the importance of mental preparation. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Kelly Sotherton
Unknown: Dave Collins
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer explains his Budget.

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

8/10. A Red-Tipped Bird. Rehana has agreed to help
Sohail. In the company of her brother-in-law, she risks everything to rescue Sabeer. By Tahmima Anam. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Tahmima Anam.

: 28 Acts in 28 Minutes

1/3. A traditional variety show with a difference: the performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience. Featuring familiar Radio 4 names, established stand-ups and some brand-new talent, there's something for everyone. The whole affair is presided over by John Humphrys , who sits at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up. Producers Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producers: Rohan Acharya
Producers: Ed Morrish

: Today in Parliament

Analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions and Gordon Brown 's Budget speech. Presented by David Wilby.


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

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

3/5. By Geert Mak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Geert Mak.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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