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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. 0 For a Closer Walk with God
(Caithness), Mark 10,w,32-34. Thou Art the Way (Steel). Take Up Thy Cross (Bres/au). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Simon Lole.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Simon Lole.

: Book of the Week: Coconut Chaos

3/5. Diana and Lady Myre find their preconceptions blown away as they discover what it's really like to live on a very isolated island. By Diana Souhami. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Diana Souhami.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Normal Life 3/5. By Jackie Pavlenko. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko.

: From Porridge to Pergolas

The BBC rural affairs correspondent Tom Heap presents this programme examining the Unique relationship between penal policy and agriculture achieved through farm prisons, the powerful effect these institutions have on inmates, and how both the farming world and justice system will be affected by the closure of all but two in favour of more contemporary horticultural projects. Producer Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: No Commitments

3/6. Emily's baby hasn't even arrived yet. but Victoria is already into competitive Granny mode. Ana is a really possible that Eddie the dentist has a girlfriend? Comedy by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Comedy By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montague
Eddie: James Greene
George: Bruce Alexander
Felicity: Susan Jameson
Moira: Joanna Monro

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: It's My Story: Classroom Babies and Beyond

Britain has the highest number of teenage pregnancies in Europe. Three girls who gave birth while still at school discuss the pressure and responsibilities that come with juggling parenthood and homework, and talk about how they managed through the first two years of motherhood.


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday atTpm

: Cricket World Cup

Commentary from the Beausejour cricket ground in St Lucia on the second semi-final.
Producer Peter Baxter time
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.20pm


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Afternoon Play: The Aquatic Ape

Pippa and Barney's second honeymoon has on made them realise how much they can't stand each other Luckily, the opportunity to watch deadly Great White sharks at play gives them both a murderous Idea, and only one will make it back to the surface. Matthew Kelly and Carolyn Pickles star in Joy Wilkinson 's fishy, funny tale. - Producer Clive Brill ; Director Sam Hoyle


Unknown: Matthew Kelly
Unknown: Carolyn Pickles
Unknown: Joy Wilkinson
Producer: Clive Brill
Director: Sam Hoyle
Barney: Matthew Kelly
Pippa: Carolyn Pickles
Margaret: Cabourn Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew are back for a second visit to the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The Time Being

3/5 Kellster. In the midst of life the inhabitants of a remote Scottish island develop a singular response to death. EJ Patience's story is read by Annette Crosbie. For further details see Monday


Read By: Annette Crosbie.

: Alvin Hall's Art World

3/5 Alvin Hall debunks the myths of the art world as he takes a journey from the artist to the gallery, the collector and the critic. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alvin Hall

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Main


Presented By: Eddie Main

: The Arts and How They Was Done

4/6 The Bronte Sisters and How They Done Their Novels The National Theatre of Brent dramatises the lives and works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte in this short, surreal, comedic version. Producer Liz Anstee ; Director Martin Duncan


Unknown: Anne Bronte
Producer: Liz Anstee
Director: Martin Duncan
Desmond Olivier Dingle: Raymond Box
Patrick Barlow: John Ramm

: The Archers

Lynda considers a new direction. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Normal Life

3/5. Janet's plans for Josh's future cause Diane to take drastic action. By Jackie Pavlenko. For further details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko.

: The Reith Lectures

3/5. The Great Convergence. The economist Jeffrey Sachs discusses how the world must learn how to co-operate to begin the search for peace. He warns of the threats of war, of failed states and the sheer complexity of a globalised world. But Sachs urges us to think of peace as a process, just as President Kennedy did. He says, "many Americans thought that peace with the Soviet Union was impossible. They were wrong." Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Jeffrey Sachs
Producer: Jim Frank

: Foreign Studies

2/2. Ann Treneman explores the techniques used by candidates in British election campaigns that have been borrowed from their counterparts in other countries. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Ann Treneman
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The New Two Cultures

2/2. Neuroscientist and arts enthusiast Dr Mark Lythgoe asks if scientists and artists can work together successfully. Blur bassist Alex James hopes they can - he's the new artist-in-residence at Oxford University's physics department. But biologist Professor Lewis Wolpert is emphatic that "art has contributed zero to science". But SciArt is big business (this June the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity, will open a new E30m art gallery in London). So are these collaborations a waste of money? Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Dr Mark Lythgoe
Bassist: Alex James
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Midweek

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

13/15. The prime suspect has a cast-iron alibi, and sexual scandal threatens to wreck Freud's lecture tour. ByJed Rubenfeld. For further details see Monday

: The Exterminating Angels

2/4. The Squirrels. Comedy about brothers Tony and Steve Angel , who run a pest-control business in north London, where the vermin are not all they seem and extermination is made difficult by grumpy and argumentative creatures. Written by Martin Shea ,
Eamonn O'Neill and James O'Neill. Producer GusBeattie


Unknown: Steve Angel
Written By: Martin Shea
Written By: Eamonn O'Neill
Written By: James O'Neill.

: All Bar Luke

4/6. The German. It's the last night of Luke's lads' holiday in Turkey, but even skinny-dipping with a middle-aged
German woman can't take his mind off Hayley. Poignant, romantic comedy from Tim Key. Producer Seb Barweii


Unknown: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barweii

: Today in Parliament

Alicia McCarthy presents highlights of the day's events in Westminster, including Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: Alicia McCarthy

: News

: Book of the Week: Coconut Chaos

3/5. By Diana Souhami. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Diana Souhami.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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