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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kate Coleman.


Unknown: Dr Kate Coleman.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Kwame Kwei-Armah .


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah

: Start the Week . ,

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda tor the next seven days.
Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Clever Girl: a Sentimental Education

1/5. Battenberg Cake. By Brian Thompson. The second volume of the author's memoirs, on growing up in the 1950s, charts his erratic journey towards adulthood, beginning with a waltz and an invitation to tea. Abridged by Doreen Estall , and read by David Troughton. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback edition of Clever Girl: a Sentimental Journey by Brian Thompson for E13.50 (RRP £14.99) incl P&P. send a cheque payable to [address removed]or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Brian Thompson.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: David Troughton.
Producer: Amber Barnfather
Unknown: Brian Thompson

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter). Colossians 3, vv1-11, Amazing Grace
(Trad American, arr Jackson), 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Celluloid Extras 1/5. Miss Prism or the Dreadful Secret from The Importance of Being Earnest By Natalia Power. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Natalia Power.

: Trade Roots

New series 1/3. Arts and Culture. The roots of the British slave trade permeated almost every aspect of British life, leaving some remarkably durable consequences that survive down to the present day. To mark the bicentenary of the abolition of Britain's slave trade, Michael Buerk investigates the far-reaching economic, social and cultural connections of a number of key British institutions and their ties with the trade. Accompanying him along the way is Professor James Walvin , a leading historian of slavery. Today he talks to the Archbishop of Canterbury and to Charles Saumarez Smith , director of the National Gallery, to explore the ties that bind slavery to the National Gallery, All Soul's College, Oxford, and the Church of England. This series continues at the same time on Tuesday and Wednesday. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Professor James Walvin
Unknown: Charles Saumarez Smith
Producer: Tony Phillips

: The Brothers

6/6. Loony Tunes. In which Bugs Bunny makes an untimely appearance, and Nigel and Michael go their separate ways. Comedy by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Zorro: Alex Lowe
Peter: James Fleet

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Counterpoint

This week's contestants in the music quiz - covering everything from Mozart to Madonna - are from the South of England. Edward Seckerson is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Expand This

When Alex and Gemma Spring are alerted to an internet image of their daughter performing a sex act, they unite in adversity. But they can't know that there's far worse to come. Written by Mark Lawson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Written By: Mark Lawson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Alex: Alex Jennings
Gemma: Haydn Gwynne
Rachel: Lynne Seymour
Robbie: Matthew Barry
Ted: Iestyn Jones
Ollie: Ben McKay
School chairman: Richard Mitchley
The Lawyer: Victoria Pugh

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal financial questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: More from the Magic Roundabout

1/5. A family tribute to Eric Thompson (1929-82), who created and narrated the English version of the iconic French television series, The Magic Roundabout (Le Manege Enchante), which first aired here in 1965. His widow Phyllida Law and daughters Emma and Sophie Thompson read a further selection of his stories, with Emma Thompson reading the first episode, in which Dougal and Brian audition for the post of television announcer.


Abridged by: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Terminates Here

1/5. Beginnings. Poet Lemn Sissay retraces the route taken by WH Auden's Night Mail train. He boards the Caledonian Sleeper, leaving London at the same time as Auden's mail train would have departed. There's no mail on this train but Lemn finds himself sorting the stories of the workers and passengers aboard. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Philip Sellars

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Tracing Your Roots

3/6. Sally Magnusson joins family-history sleuths and professional genealogists to discover more about how to research your ancestry. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Anne McNaught

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Write Stuff

3/6. Literary quizmaster James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden. The author of the week is Tom Stoppard , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Wendy Holden.
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Eddie takes on a new challenge.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Javier De Frutos , artistic director of Phoenix Dance Theatre, and choreographer of the revival of Cabaret. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Artistic: Javier De Frutos

: Celluloid Extras

1/5. Miss Prism or the Dreadful Secret from The importance of Being Earnest. Miss Prism has a secret and Oscar Wilde is determined to prise it our of her.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Director: Claire Grove
Miss Prism: Selina Cadell
Oscar Wilde: Sam Dale
Bosie: Anthony Glennon
Cecily: Jasmine Callan

: Squaring the Triangle

2/2. At least 12 million enslaved Africans were transported across the Atlantic during the three and a half centuries of the slave trade. But they didn't go quietly. They relocated their villages, rebelled in the slave forts, mounted insurrections on the slave ships and staged revolutionary uprisings on the plantations. Journalist Henry Bonsu travels to Ghana to explore the many facets of resistance, and the extent to which it helped to bring about the end of slavery and the slave trade. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Henry Bonsu
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Crossing Continents

2/7. Industrialisation v Conservation. Iceland's government is seeking to profit from the country's renewable energy. Richard Hollingham investigates whether this is a welcome step or one likely to lead to an environmental disaster. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Hollingham

: The Torrey Canyon: the Toxic Tide

On 18 March 1967 the supertanker Torrey Canyon ran aground on the Seven Stones Reef between Land's End and the Isles of Scilly. Sarah Pitt tells the story of the ensuing environmental disaster. Producer David Parkinson


Unknown: Sarah Pitt
Producer: David Parkinson

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

1/5. Teresa Gallagher reads the first instalment of Vendela Vida 's novel, following the story of a woman in search of the truth behind her mother's disappearance and her real father's identity. Abridged by Kath Davies. Producer Elizabeth Allard
RT DIRECT: To order Vendela Vida 's Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name for E9.99 (RRP £10.99) including p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed] call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Vendela Vida
Abridged By: Kath Davies.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard
Unknown: Vendela Vida

: Ayres on the Air

4/5. Motherhood. Comic poetry, anecdotes and sketches presented by Pam Ayres. Producer Claire Jones


Presented By: Pam Ayres.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Clever Girl: aSentimental Education

1/5. By Brian Thompson.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Brian Thompson.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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