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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Jonathan Bartley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: On the Ropes

New series 1/6. John Humphrys talks to Henrietta Spink about her experiences of caring for two severely disabled children, and campaigning for the rights of other carers. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Henrietta Spink
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Turn Over Your Papers.... Now!

3/5. Multiple Choice. John O'Farrell continues a historical survey of exams and our relationship with them with a look at how multiple choice was first used to test US soldiers during the First World War. Producer Phil Tiniine


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Producer: Phil Tiniine

: Book of the Week: Coral - a Pessimist in Paradise .

2/5. Darwin was intrigued by coral atolls and his ideas about their origins led him eventually to the theory of evolution. Professor Steve Jones continues to read from his new book. For further details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Maggi Dawn. Ah, Holy Jesu, How Hast Thou Offered (HerzlliebsterJesu). John 18, vv15-18; 25-27. Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Farrant/ Hilton). My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown).
Director of music Jeff Makinson. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Dr Maggi Dawn.
Organist: Jeff Makinson.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Captain Starlight's Apprentice 2/5. ByKathryn Heyman. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Bykathryn Heyman.

: The Great Fen

The Great Fen project aims to restore over 3,000 hectares of fenland habitat in an area between Huntingdon and Peterborough. Professor Philip Stott looks at the history of this man-made landscape and asks exactly what is to be restored. Producer Nick Partrick


Producer: Nick Partrick

: The Accidental Beauties of Silly Songs - Auden Centenary

To mark the centenary of the birth of WH Auden, writer Alexander McCall Smith explores the poet's fascination with music and song, including a look at Auden's collaboration with Benjamin Britten on cabaret songs and the 1941 musical Paul Bunyan , as well as Auden's libretto for Stravinsky's 1951 opera The Rake's Progress. Producer Jo Wheeler


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Musical: Paul Bunyan
Producer: Jo Wheeler

: 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

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Tales from the Stave

3/4. Frances Fyf ield investigates the stories that lie buried in the original manuscripts of famous pieces of classical music. She continues with the anthems and odes of British composer Henry Purcell (1659-95). Professor Sir Curtis Price and Dr Edward Higginbottom uncover the secrets of Purcell's supreme composition skill. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Frances Fyf
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Curtis Price
Unknown: Dr Edward Higginbottom
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fear and Loathing inCrouch End

Comedy drama in which Estonian au pair Monika comes to London to share the wonderful middle-class life she knows we all live in Britain. But the Markham family show her that paradise might not be in Crouch End, especially in the run up to Christmas. By Malcolm Burgess. Producer/Director Turan Ali


Unknown: Malcolm Burgess.
Director: Turan Ali
Monika: Evelin Pang
Bella: Nichola McAuliffe
Tom/Sven: David Holt
MrsAwale: Ablodun Olufemi-Ogidan
Sophie: Elly Brindle
Cressida: Sandra James-Young
Fay: Holly Gibbs
Theo: Nathaniel Gleed
Ahmed: Patrick Nyanhi

: Cricket World Cup

Coverage of a match in the Super Eights. Commentators are Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Neil Manthorp and Arlo White , with expert analysis from Colin Croft , Ramiz Raja and Barry Richards , live from the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate time
Highlights are on BBC1 tonight


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Neil Manthorp
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Colin Croft
Unknown: Ramiz Raja
Unknown: Barry Richards
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Making History

New series 1/13. Vanessa Collingridge explores the links that ordinary people have with the past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history3ibbc.co.uk; Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: My Animals and Other Family

2/4. Tortoises and Tropical Fish. Julia finds that watching tropical fish calms her racing heart when family life becomes too painful. Written and read by Julia Blackburn. For further details see yesterday


Read By: Julia Blackburn.

: 1707: In the Footsteps of Defoe

2/4. Edinburgh. Sanfraz Manzoor examines how Edinburgh went from being a dark and overcrowded city in the 18th century, to become a reinvigorated renaissance capital in the age Of Enlightenment. For further details see yesterday

: The Road to Rome

Allan Little marks the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome by telling the story of its troubled birth, complete with contributions from the lawyers who constructed the document.


Unknown: Allan Little

: Great Lives

New series 1/9. Music buff Phill Jupitus nominates Clash frontman Joe Strummer , who died in 2002, aged 50. Biographer and friend Chris Salewicz offers personal insights into Strummer's life, and presenter Matthew Parris embarks on a steep learning curve. Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Joe Strummer
Unknown: Chris Salewicz
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

New series 1/4. Another broadcast of national comic import from one of Britain's favourite lefties. Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy , with special guests Miranda Richardson and Gordon Kennedy. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Jack gets a change of scene. For cast see page 53 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Captain Starlight's Apprentice

2/5. Australia, 1910. Ariel's circus receives some unwanted attention and prejudice, while Jess is offered an opportunity to star in some bushranger films and save their business. By Kathryn Heyman. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kathryn Heyman.

: The Summer War in Lebanon: a Tragedy of Errors

1/2. With the help of insiders' reports from Hezbollah, the Israeli government in Jerusalem and the United Nations in New York, Edward Stourton sets out to discover what really went on during the Israeli-Lebanon conflict last year.


Reporter: Edward Stourton
Producer: Mark Savage

: 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

: All in the Mind

New series 1/5. Raj Persaud reveals the latest discoveries in the worlds of psychology and psychiatry - about how the brain works, what governs the choices we make and the way we behave. Producer Fiona Hill.


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15pm

News and analysis with Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: On Chesil Beach

2/5. Edward and Florence's wedding night reveals some different hopes hanging in the air. Written by Ian McEwan. For further details see yesterday


Written By: Ian McEwan.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

2/4. How do you get to Aberystwyth? Mitch is on tour and is stranded in central Wales, going round in circles trapped in an undersized car with whimsical music buff Robin Ince. They discover discover that a rural idyll isn't quite paradise.


Producer: Adam Bromley

: Roger Black's Olympic Challenge

2/3. Having joined the PE department at Hurlingham and Chelsea comprehensive school in West London, Roger decides it's time to introduce his class to real competition The series concludes tomorrow. For details see yesterday

: News

: Book of the Week: Coral - a Pessimistin Paradise

2/5. By Steve Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Steve Jones.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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