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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: On the Ropes

2/6. John Humphrys talks to the disgraced former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken about prison, money, sex,
Politics, and God. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Jonathan Aitken
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Turn Over Your Papers.... Now!

4/5. Coursework. John O'Farrell explores the unexpected history of the different kinds of exam, and our relationship with them. He finds out how exam work spread beyond school sports halls and into pupils' homes, with the introduction Of coursework. Producer Phil Tiniine


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Producer: Phil Tiniine

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

2/5. A Russian Diary. Martin Sixsmith introduces an extract from the diaries of the murdered campaigning Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Read by Sian Thomas. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: A Russian Diary by Anna Politkovskaya is available from RT Direct for E16.50 (RRP £17.99) incl p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to:[address removed], call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com.


Introduces: Martin Sixsmith
Unknown: Anna Politkovskaya.
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Unknown: Anna Politkovskaya

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing! (Vulpius). John 20, vv10-18. When Mary Thro ' the Garden Went (Stanford). Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St Fulbert). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Mary Thro
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Stories for Another Day 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: For Nature, Not Humans

Brownsea Island Nature Reserve has an atmosphere all of its own. When its last private owner, Mrs Mary Florence Bonham Christie , bought it in 1927, it became a forbidden place when she banned people and allowed the animals on the island to roam free. Featuring reminiscences from those who knew her and naturalists who have inherited her unique legacy, Alan Leith tells the story of Brownsea's eccentric recluse, with dramatised scenes written by Roy Apps. Producer Angela Hind ; Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Mrs Mary
Unknown: Florence Bonham Christie
Unknown: Alan Leith
Written By: Roy Apps.
Producer: Angela Hind

: Standing Up for Liverpool

Les Dennis tells the story of a much-loved Liverpool club comedian - Jackie Hamilton - who never made the big time, but whose observational comedy provides a graphic commentary on the social history of Merseyside over the last 40 years. Dennis digs out rare tapes of this heroic scouse comic in interview and performance, also reminiscences from family, friends and fellow professionals including Ricky Tomlinson , Mickey Finn , and Lennie Chesworth. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Jackie Hamilton
Unknown: Ricky Tomlinson
Unknown: Mickey Finn
Unknown: Lennie Chesworth.
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay 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: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Analysis and current affairs reports with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Tales from the Stave

4/4. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Beethoven produced two manuscript copies of his great last symphony.
Frances Fyfield and bassist Rodney Slatford , conductor Jonathan Del Mar pore over this cornerstone of the western classical repertoire. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Bassist: Rodney Slatford
Conductor: Jonathan Del Mar
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Three Large Beers

Three men are curious to discover why they all separately visit the same Indian takeaway on the third Thursday of every month. By David Nobbs. Starring Tim Mclnnerny and James Fleet. Producer Liz Webb Bernard James Fleet Ali Kulvinder Ghir


Unknown: David Nobbs.
Unknown: Tim McLnnerny
Producer: Liz Webb
Producer: Bernard James Fleet
Producer: Ali Kulvinder Ghir
Clive: Tim McLnnerny
Owen: Jeremy Swift

: Cricket World Cup

West Indies v South Africa
Commentary on another Super Eights match from Tony Cozier , Neil Manthorp and Kevin Howells. With summaries from Barry Richards. From Queen's Park, Grenada, where the stadium has been reconstructed after the 2004 hurricane.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.15pm tonight


Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Neil Manthorp
Unknown: Kevin Howells.
Unknown: Barry Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions to reveal more insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] Email: making.history@ibbc.co.uk: Telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Just William Strikes Again

2/5. William -the Dear Little Boysie. Things are looking grim for William and the Outlaws as there seems to be no way for them to avoid Mrs Bott 's planned party and - much, much worse - Violet Elizabeth. Read by Martin Jarvis. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Little Boysie.
Unknown: Mrs Bott
Unknown: Violet Elizabeth.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: Fish Tales

2/4. The Pike. The "tyrant of the watery plain" has traditionally been the subject of much controversy amongst coarse anglers. On the banks of a river in Dorset, Chris Yates and bespoke rod maker Edward Barder consider its merits. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Chris Yates

: Word Of Mouth

Repeated from yesterday at 11pm

: Great Lives

2/9. Tintin breaks all this programme's rules - he didn't exist and he hasn't died. But photojournalist Nick Danziger makes a powerful case for the inclusion of the little Belgian reporter and his small dog among the pantheon of greats. Presenter Matthew Parris seems more concerned about Tintin's sexuality, while Tintinologist Michael Farr attempts to keep the conversation on a higher plane. The programme includes archive of Tintin's creator, Herge. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Nick Danziger
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Tintinologist Michael Farr
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

2/4. Alison Steadman is Jeremy Hardy 's guest when once again the satirist takes to the airwaves. Expect passion, polemic, wit and vigour, but surprisingly, no singing. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Adam has some words of wisdom. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson inteviews crime writer Donna Leon , whose books are set in and around Venice, where she has lived for more than 20 years. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Donna Leon
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Stories for Another Day

2/5. When Rupert Met Tony. Alan Plater reflects on events that may have happened in the run-up to 1997 general election in his series on projects that never quite saw the light of day. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rupert Met Tony.
Unknown: Alan Plater
Tony: Blair Rorybremner
Rupert Murdoch: Richard Dlllane
Ralph: John Douqall
ComradeT: Sam Dale

: The Summer War in Lebanon: A Tragedy of Errors

2/2. Edward Stourton uncovers what really went on during the Israeli-Lebanon conflict last year, with first-hand accounts from Hezbollah, the Israeli government and the United Nations. Repeated on Sunday at 5pm.


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

2/5. Raj Persaud discusses what impact the new Mental Capacity Act will have on Alzheimer's patients who are planning for the moment when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. Producer Louise Corley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Producer: Louise Corley

: On the Ropes

Repeated 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

2/15. When a young heiress, Nora Acton , is the victim of a sado-masochistic attack, Freud and Younger are called in to help. By Jed Rubenfeld. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Nora Acton
Unknown: Jed Rubenfeld.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

3/3. An in-flight barbecue incident leaves Mitch and the band stranded on a mysterious desert island. Producer Adam Bromley


Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Habsburgs

2/3. Misha Glenny continues his history of the Habsburgs, Europe's most powerful ruling house. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Miles Warde

: News

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

2/5. By Anna Politkovskaya. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Anna Politkovskaya.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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