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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

1/5. The Litvinenko File: the True Story of a Death Foretold. A week of readings exploring contemporary Russia begins with Martin Sixsmith reading the first of two extracts from his new book that sets out to discover who killed Alexander Litvinenko - and why. Abridged by Doreen Estall. The second extract is on Friday. Producer Erin Riley Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Litvinenko File: the True Story of a Death Foretold (available from 6 April) for E15.50 (RRP E16.99) incl p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to[address removed]or call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than ap per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Martin Sixsmith on Putin's Russia: page 119


Unknown: Martin Sixsmith
Unknown: Alexander Litvinenko
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Erin Riley
Unknown: Martin Sixsmith

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. A Brighter Dawn Is Breaking (Nun lasst uns Gott dem Herren). John 20, vvl-9, This Joyful Eastertide (Wood). The Strife Is O'er (Victory). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 Stories for Another Day 1/5. A second series of autobiographical anecdotes about various projects that the writer Alan Plater failed to finish. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Unknown: Alan Plater

: Rover Two Years On

2/2. The Rover car plant in Longbridge, Birmingham, closed in 2005. Since then Adrian Chiles has been tracing the stories of those who lost their jobs. He concludes this second series by finding out how the wider community has adapted over the past year. producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Baggage

2/6. Procreation and Procrastination. It's Edinburgh, its almost spring and there are armies of babies everywhere. Caroline grapples with incipient broodiness, her sister s colicky newborn, and a major revelation from Simeon. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Simeon: Stuart McQuarrie
Janie: Hilary MacLean
Millie: Natasha Lawrence

: You and Yours .

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

The fourth heat of the general knowledge music quiz, chaired by Edward Seckerson.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Close Your Eyes,Raise Your Arms

When Elsa goes on holiday with her mum, it's meant to be a new beginning, but the past soon catches up with them. By Ewa Banasckiewicz. Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Ewa Banasckiewicz.
Elsa: Kate Ashfield
Chrissy: Annabelle Apsion
Gustav: Andy Henderson
Barman: Chris Pavio
Anthony: Nick Sayce
Waitress: Sophie Roberts

: Cricket World Cup

Ireland v New Zealand
The 12th game of the Super Eight stage. held at the at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Commentary by Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Bryan Waddle and Arlo White , with analysis from Colin Croft , Ian Smith and Ramiz Raja.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 12.30am tonight


Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Bryan Waddle
Commentary By: Arlo White
Unknown: Colin Croft
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: Ramiz Raja.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Money Box Live

Listeners' financial questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Just William Strikes Again

1/5. Violet Elizabeth Takes Control. Martin Jarvis returns with more tales of Richmal Crompton 's hero and his faithful Outlaws in an adventure that once again pits him against the fearsome wiles of their lisping nemesis, Violet Elizabeth Bott. Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Violet Elizabeth Bott.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin

: Fish Tales

1/4. The Carp. With comedian Paul Whitehouse on the banks of a secret lake, fisherman Chris Yates ponders on the carp's reputation as the wiliest of all freshwater fish in the first of a series exploring the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish. Producer Dan Shepherd


Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Unknown: Chris Yates
Producer: Dan Shepherd

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday 12.30pm

: Tracing Your Roots

5/6. Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt explore more ways of researching your ancestral history. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt
Producer: Anne McNaught

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Write Stuff

5/6. This week's guests on the literary quiz are Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is F Scott Fitzgerald , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Wendy Holden.
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Jennifer puts her foot down. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The poet Tony Harrison , who is 70 this month, is in conversation with Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Stories for Another Day

1/5. Three Dogs. Alan Plater 's early years, as told by some of the dogs in his life. The first of dramatised autobiographical anecdotes on the projects the writer failed to see to completion. Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alan Plater
Director: Alison Hindell
Nell: Judi Earl
George: Trevor Fox
Mies: Rachel Bavldge
Young Alan: Matthew Sutton
Harry: Kris Deedigan
Sid: Roy North

: Falklands 25: Building the Fortress

The intimate audio diaries of Major General Sir David Thorne , Commander on the Falkland Islands immediately after the war. His "letters" home give an unguarded insight into the tensions at the time between the British government, the military and the Falkland islanders. Introduced by Peter Snow. Producers Adam Fowler and Celia Ouartermain


Unknown: Sir David Thorne
Introduced By: Peter Snow.
Producers: Adam Fowler
Producers: Celia Ouartermain

: Crossing Continents

4/7. Canada. Julian Pettifer investigates whether the drive to cut carbon emissions in British Columbia is consistent with plans for motorway expansions designed to help rapid economic growth. Repeated from Thursday

: Linnaeus and the Immorality of Bluebells

The Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, born 300 years ago, revolutionised the way we organise all plant life. At a time of increasing interest in evolutionary genetics and concern about biodiversity, the bestselling gardening writer Anna Pavord explores his colourful life and surprisingly enduring legacy.


Unknown: Carl Linnaeus
Unknown: Anna Pavord
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

News and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Interpretation of Murder

1/15. In Jed Rubenfeld 's bestselling thriller, Sigmund Freud arrives in New York in 1909 just as a beautiful socialite is found dead in her apartment. Freud, and his American disciple, Stratham Younger , are soon drawn into a police investigation that reveals vice and corruption. Read by William Hope and Martin T Sherman. Abridged by Chris Dolan. Producer Bruce Young
RT DIRECT: To order the paperback of The Interpretation of Murder for £7.99 incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed] or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Jed Rubenfeld
Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Stratham Younger
Read By: William Hope
Read By: Martin T Sherman.
Abridged By: Chris Dolan.
Producer: Bruce Young

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/5. Michael Rosen is joined by master parodist Craig Brown to launch a new competition for this series - in search of 21st-century proverbs. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Craig Brown
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs

1/3. Misha Glenny presents the story of Europe's most influential dynasty. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Miles Warde

: News

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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