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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the Week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Coral - a Pessimist In Paradise

V5. Professor Steve Jones reads from his book, exploring the cultural, scientific and social significance of one of the World's most endangered habitats - the coral reef. Producer Chris Wallis Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback edition of Coral - a Pessimist in Paradise for P14.50 (RRP £15.99) inci pSp, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, 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: Professor Steve Jones
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Daily Service

Led by Tony Burnham. There Is a Redeemer (Green).
John 18, vv1-12. Jesus Christ, Think upon Your Sacrifice (Redman). Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Captain Starlight's Apprentice 1/5. By Kathryn Heyman. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Unknown: Kathryn Heyman.

: Rover Two Years On

V2. The Rover car plant in Longbridge closed in 2005. Since then, Adrian Chiles has been tracing the stories of those who lost their jobs. In this follow-up, he revisits the men to find out if and how their lives have moved on in the Past 12 months. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Baggage

1/6. Lovesick and Sickening. It's Edinburgh, it's February. Caroline and Simeon are loved-up; Fiona and Ruth are fed-up; three's company but four is definitely a crowd. By Hilary Lvon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lvon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Simeon: Stuart McQuarne

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

3/13. Edward Seckerson chairs heat three of the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday atllpm


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Murder By the Book

When a corpse is found in the crime section of Langston Library two elderly librarians decide to solve the mystery themselves. By Stephen Sheridan. Producer/Director David Blount


Unknown: Stephen Sheridan.
Director: David Blount
Dorothy: Mary Wimbush
Margaret: Doreen Mantle
Mr Pepper: John Evitts
Colin: Leiqhton Pugh
Robin: Alex Hutchinson
Mrs Shelton: Elizabeth Morgan
Insp Cornish: Trevor Nichols
Sgt McBride: Chris Stanton

: Cricket World Cup

Game seven from the Super Eights. Commentary from Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Bryan Waddle , with expert analysis from Angus Fraser , Viv Richards and Ian Smith , live from Antigua.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time
Highlights are on BBC1 tonight


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Ian Smith
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal financial questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Chris A'Court PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: My Animals and Other Family

1/4. A Bushbaby from Harrods. The Harrods zoo is as close to heaven as anywhere ten-year-old Julia has been, and Congo the bushbaby is the first love of her life. A series of autobiographical stories written and read by Julia Blackburn. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Read By: Julia Blackburn.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: 1707: in the Footsteps of Defoe

1/4. East Lothian Coast. Sarfraz Manzoor follows Daniel Defoe 's journey through southern Scotland, marking the approach of the 300th anniversary of the Act Of Union. Producer Patrick Gregory


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Producer: Patrick Gregory

: The Food Programme

Takeaway Food. Sheila Dillon explores the new style of take-away that provides quick and easy food that's also healthy and locally SOurced. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Tracing Your Roots

4/6. Sally Magnusson explores the growing fascination in tracing family histories, meeting experts and genealogists to find out what is needed to make full use of the range of resources available. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Anne McNaught

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Write Stuff

4/6. James Walton hosts another round of the literary quiz, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , and guests Mark Billingham and Sabrina Broadbent. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is Stephen King , 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: Mark Billingham
Unknown: Sabrina Broadbent.
Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

it's decision time for all at Home Farm. For cast see page 53 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Including an interview with dramatist Joe Penhall , whose new play Landscape with Weapon focuses on the ethics of inventing new military technology. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Dramatist: Joe Penhall
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Captain Starlight's Apprentice

1/5. By Kathryn Heyman. Rose Dobell is struggling with illness in a New South Wales hospital. She begins to have visions of a young Australian woman. It's 1905 and Jess, having been sold by her father, ends up working in a travelling circus as a stunt rider. Producer/Director Lu Kemp Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kathryn Heyman.
Unknown: Rose Dobell
Director: Lu Kemp
Rose: Helen Longworth
Jess: Teresa Gallagher
Ariel: Richard Dillane
Dwyer: Sean Murray
Joe: Thomas Arnold
Nurse: Federay Holmes

: Falklands 25: a Dangerous interface

Gerry Northam looks at Britain's political and intelligence failures in the run-up to Argentina's invasion of the Falklands and asks whether lessons were not learned for handling intelligence about Iraq. Producer Rob Cave


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Rob Cave

: Crossing Continents

3/7. High youth unemployment is the hottest topic in the forthcoming presidential elections in France. Few doubt something has to change in the French system or France risks decades of economic decline. Presented by Lucy Ash. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Lucy Ash.

: Squeezing Victoria's Curves

Tanzanian journalist Ayisha Yahya investigates the causes of the falling water levels of Lake Victoria, the inland sea the size of Ireland with over 30 million people dependent on it, and asks whether the situation has only been worsened by the dam for a hydroelectric power Station in Uganda. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Ayisha Yahya
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: On Chesil Beach

1/5. Alex Jennings reads Ian McEwan 's novella, following the story of a couple looking forward to the night of their honeymoon on the Dorset coast.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: To pre-order the hardback edition of On Chesil Beach (out 5 April) for £ 11.50 (RRP E12.99) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, 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: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Ayres on the Air

5/5. The Old Days. Pam Ayres introduces comic poetry and Sketches. Producer Claire Jones
RT DIRECT: To order the CD The Pam Ayres Poetry Collection for E9.99
(RRP E12.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min), send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to[address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code [number removed]


Introduces: Pam Ayres
Producer: Claire Jones
Unknown: Pam Ayres

: Roger Black's Olympic Challenge

1/3. Former Olympic silver medallist Roger Black takes on the challenge of getting the nation's children fit for the 2012 London Olympics. The next programme in this series airs tomorrow at 11.30pm. Producer Mark Alden


Unknown: Roger Black
Producer: Mark Alden

: News

: Book of the Week: Coral - a Pessimistin Paradise

1/5. By Professor Steve Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones.

: News

: France versus the World

(1/4) Lucy Ash asks how France is going to cope with increasing pressures of globalisation

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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