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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Fanning 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: John Bell.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

1/5. Sue MacGregor brings together five former debutantes from 1958, the last year of the practice of launching young girls on to the aristocratic social scene. Almost 50 years later they reflect back on the initiation Process. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

5/5. The Litvinenko File: the True Story of a Death Foretold In the second extract from his book, Martin Sixsmith returns to Moscow to visit the Kremlin in his quest to find out who murdered Alexander Litvinenko and why. For further details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Sixsmith
Unknown: Alexander Litvinenko

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 Stories for Another Day 5/5. Gregor's Foot By Alan Plater. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


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

: Energy Swap

New series 1/3. The Swap. A cross-cultural experiment in which two families, one from the heart of gas-guzzling Texas and the other from rural
Cheshire, swap lives for one week to experience the society and communities that shape their carbon footprint. In this first episode, the two families and the challenges they face are introduced as we find out whether the communities they live in will help or hinder their efforts to swap each other's energy lifestyles. Producer Claire Sutton


Producer: Claire Sutton

: Falco: the Iron Hand of Mars

2/6. Falco and Xanthus travel to Germany and witness the aftermath of a grisly crime on the way. As the detective tries to deliver the new standard to the 14th Legion, he receives a rather hostile welcome. At least he finds more hospitality at the house of Helena's Tribune brother
Justinus. By Lindsey Davis , dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Xanthus: David Holt
Helveticus: Gary Lewis
Dubnus: Glyn Pritchard
Justinus: Oliver J Hembrough
Centurion: Jez Thomas

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley


Presented By: Shaun Ley

: The Message

2/6. Steve Hewlett and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect Society. Producer Helen Surtees Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Helen Surtees

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Strange Desire ofMs Small

Lois has all but forgotten the flamboyant mischief of ner Past until, in the drab surrounding of a high-street barm, she meets Elsie, a disillusioned clerk, 40 years her junior and exquisitely desirable. By Debbie Jones. Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Debbie Jones.
Director: Lu Kemp
Lois: Sheila Donald
Violet: Jan Moffat
Elsie: Pauline Lockhart
Joseph: Phil McKee

: Cricket World Cup

Australia v Ireland
Commentary on today's Super Eights match from
Jonathan Agnew , Jim Maxwell and Simon Mann , with expert summaries from Geoff Boycott , Damien Fleming and Ramiz Raja. From Barbados... ,.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time
Highlights of the today's play are on BBC1 at 11.35pm tonight


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: Damien Fleming
Unknown: Ramiz Raja.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Ramblings

6/7. Offa's Dyke. Clare Balding in her series of iconic walks traces the section of Offa's Dyke from the start, where it overlooks the Severn estuary, to Brockweir, taking in Chepstow, Devil's Pulpit and Tintern Abbey.


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Just William Strikes Again

5/5. Violet Elizabeth's Party. Aunt Jo and the Outlaws seem to be winning the battle against the Botts, but what will become of Mrs Bott 's ambition to be mentioned in the newspaper? Martin Jarvis reads the final episode of Richmai Crompton 's story. For further details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Mrs Bott
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmai Crompton

: When the Whistle Blows

In Flagstaff, Arizona, 100 freight trains a day sound their deafening horns at the level crossings. They interrupt phone calls, awaken residents in the middle of the night - and delight aficionados. Sound recordist Diane Hope investigates the efforts of law-makers to silence the horns. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Diane Hope
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Last Word

Russell Davies and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have died recently. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Film Programme

RT's film editor Andrew Collins presents the film magazine programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Editor: Andrew Collins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

7/8. A topical bunch of comedy sketches with Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Bert gets some local knowledge. For cast see page 31 Written by Adrian Flynn Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine show, with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Stories for Another Day

5/5. Gregor's Foot. The iconic power of a bronze statue in Split. The final drama by Alan Plater based on projects he failed to complete. For further details see Easter Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alan Plater
Officer Mario: Anthony Glennon
Private Giovanni: Matthew Sutton
Mayor: John Douqall
Maia: Christine Kavanagh

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Mumbles, Wales, as an audience puts questions about topical issues to panellists including Peter Hain , Secretary of State for Wales; Cheryl Gillan , shadow Secretary of State for Wales; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Wales, Lembit Opik ; and Plaid Cymru MP, Adam Price. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Hain
Unknown: Cheryl Gillan
Unknown: Lembit Opik
Unknown: Adam Price.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Historian Lisa Jardine presents her reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sue Ellis


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sue Ellis

: The Friday Play: In Denial - the Story of Paul Blackburn

The true story of Paul Blackburn who was wrongfully convicted at the age of 15 and subsequently served 25 years in prison. In May 2005 Paul finally won his appeal and he walked put of court a free man. But how does it feel to be "free"? Kevin Fegan's drama is interwoven with interviews with Blackburn. (Postponed from 16 March)


Writer: Kevin Fegan
Original Music: Andrew Diey
Producer: Nadia Molinari
Himself: Paul Blackburn
Adult Paul: Adrian Bower
Young Paul: Gerard Kearns
Justice Keene: Robert Pickavance
Dr Lawson: Glenn Cunningham
Justice Bristow: Russell Dixon

: The World Tonight until 10.15

Global news round-up, presented by Jackie Hardgrave. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Interpretation of Murder

5/15. A man descends into one of the Manhattan Bridge caissons to hide a large trunk. By Jed Rubenfeld. For further details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Jed Rubenfeld.

: Look Away NOW

Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm

: Corridors of Power

When it comes to fictionalising their governments for television, the Americans and the British produce very different results. Compare the slick reverence of The West Wing to the satire of Yes Minister, which portrayed ministers as shambolic idiots. Former ambassador to the US Christopher Meyer talks to writers from both programmes to find out why American optimisim and British cynicism create different worlds. Producer Rachel Hooper


Producer: Rachel Hooper

: News

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

5/5. By Martin Sixsmith. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Martin Sixsmith.

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: Global Perspective


: Close Up

the music scene in Kwaito. South Africa (2/3)

: News

: Outlook

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