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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kate Coleman.


Unknown: Dr Kate Coleman.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: The Price of Property

4/4. As Britain becomes a more affluent society, aspirations for housing increase, but does it make sense to build more housing on limited land space, or to use existing houses more efficiently? Producer Gavin Heard Repeated at 9.30pm

: Turn Over Your Papers.... Now!

2/5. Timed Essays. John O'Farrell discovers why timed literary examinations caused a small war in the Victorian
Establishment, and how the timed essay has since shaped the way the British power elite thinks. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Producer: Phil Tinline

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

2/5. Naafi Headed Notepaper. Brian Thompson recalls his National Service training. The reader is David Troughton. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: David Troughton.

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. For the Healing of the Nations
(Rhuddlan). Philemon 1, vv7-16. Morning Glory, Starlit Sky (Barry Rose ). The God Who Rules This Earth (Harewood). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Unknown: Barry Rose
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Celluloid Extras 2/5. Molly's Story from Great Expectations. By Shelley Silas. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Shelley Silas.

: Trade Roots

2/3. Banking and Finance. Michael Buerk discusses two banking families, each with intimate connections to Slavery. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Original Godfathers

Sixty years after they were first brought together to see if they could jointly "knock out a show", Paul Jackson celebrates the often overlooked writing partners Denis Norden and Frank Muir.

The birth of The Glums: page 117


Presenter: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Set All Free: National CommemorationService

The National Commemoration Service marking the 200th anniversary of the act abolishing the Transatlantic Slave Trade, live from Westminster Abbey in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and Members of Parliament. with commentary by Nicholas Witchell.
Producer Stephen Shipley This service is also broadcast onBBCI


Commentary By: Nicholas Witchell.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including 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: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Tales from the Stave

2/4. Frances Fyfield is joined by musical experts
Dr John Evans and Dr Paul Banks as she visits Aldeburgh in Suffolk to examine the creative process behind Benjamin Britten 's opera, Peter Grimes. Producer Simon Eimes


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Dr John Evans
Unknown: Dr Paul Banks
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Producer: Simon Eimes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Cricket World Cup

The second round of the tournament starts at the new Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, featuring West Indies v Australia, with commentary by Vivian Richards , Tony Cozier , Simon Mann , Jim Maxwell , Damien Fleming and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter "approximate time
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 tonight


Unknown: Sir Vivian Richards
Commentary By: Vivian Richards
Commentary By: Tony Cozier
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Commentary By: Damien Fleming
Commentary By: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: Velvet Love

In a town somewhere in Scotland, Velvet Love has been the venue of choice for a whole generation of clubbers, and Charlie the cloakroom attendant has known them all. Now the club is closing, and on this last night. Charlie has to face his past. Written bv Simon MacAllam. Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Alison Peebl es


Unknown: Simon MacAllam.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Alison Peebl
Charlie: Tam Dean Burn
Kat: Lisa Gardner
DJ: Tom Urle
Conroy: Simon MacAllum

: 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 from the Magic Roundabout

2/5. Phyllida Law reads another of her late husband's witty Magic Roundabout tales. Dougal stirs up a storm, and the roundabout is bent out of shape. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Phyllida Law
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: Terminates Here

2/5. Memories. Lemn Sissay meets a veteran of the travelling post offices who reveals that the long hours and working conditions were not quite as poetic as Auden would have his readers believe. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay

: Law in Action

9/9. The theft of music, pictures and ideas is one of the fastest growing areas of crime and legal disputes. Barrister Clive Coleman examines the issues with Andrew Gowers , former editor of the Financial Times and the author of the Government's review of intellectual property law. Recorded in front of an audience at Oueen Mary University of London. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Andrew Gowers
Producer: Innes Bowen

: A Good Read

8/8. Arts presenter Tim Marlow and cultural historian Marina Warner join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Beth O'Dea Rptd on Friday at 11pm


Presenter: Tim Marlow
Producer: Beth O'Dea Rptd

: Dick Gregory Live

From the DC Improv comedy club in Washington, veteran African-American stand-up comedian and civil rights campaigner Dick Gregory performs a new show exclusively for BBC Radio 4. This programme contains offensive language. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Dick Gregory
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

David harks back to the past. For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

In a special report from Beijing, John Wilson gains exclusive entry to the 2008 Olympic Stadium. He also visits Norman Foster 's vast new airport, and the television tower designed by Rem Koolhaas . Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Norman Foster
Designed By: Rem Koolhaas
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Celluloid Extras

2/5. Molly's Story from Great Expectations. Molly is housekeeper to Mr Jaggers , the lawyer who manages Pip's inheritance. Jaggers got Molly off a charge of murder and she has worked for him ever since. But her past is about to catch up with her. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Jaggers
Molly: Claire Rushbrook
Jaggers: John Dougall

: File on 4

9/9. Concern about teenage gun crime in Britain has reached new heights following recent killings in London and Manchester. Ministers promise new laws and tougher sentences, but do they know where young gang members are getting their firearms from? Allan Urry investigates. Producer Samantha Fenwick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

9/9. The World Health Organization defines palliative care as the improvement of the quality of life of patients and families who face life-threatening illness. Dr Mark Porter explores the state of end-of-life care for patients in the UK with cancer, heart failure and other conditions, and for their families and friends. Producers Erika Wright and Paula McGrath Rptd tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producers: Erika Wright
Producers: Paula McGrath Rptd

: The Price of Property

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

News and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

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

2/5. Clarissa is unsettled by a shocking discovery. For further details see yesterday

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

1/3. Mitch attempts to break America, but is refused entry at the border for violations of the Patriot Act.
Producer Adam Bromley


Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

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

2/5. By Brian Thompson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Brian Thompson.

: News

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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