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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nick James.


Unknown: Father Nick James.

: Firming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: On the Ropes

5/6. Peter Ridsdale, the man blamed by many fans for sinking Leeds United, talks about his spend, spend, spend reputation to John Humphrys.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)


Interviewee: Peter Ridsdale
Interviewer: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: The Enigma I Will Not Explain

2/4. Nimrod. Elgar's Enigma Variations depict 13 of his friends as well as the composer himself. One f riend in particular inspired the variation that is the best known
Nimrod. But who was the figure behind the music ana what part did he play in Eigar's career? Producer Emma Kingsley


Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Put Thou Thy Trust in God (Doncaster). John 1, vv43-51. If We Believe (Goss . Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). Director of music Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Music: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week: You Cannot Live as IHave Lived and Not End Up Like This

2/5. Cambridge, then London, which means Emma Jane Crampton. Stephen Boxer continues to read Terence Blacker 's novel celebrating the life of the outrageous William Donaldson. For details see yesterday Repeated at


Unknown: Emma Jane
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: William Donaldson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 2/10. By EF Benson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Nature

1/9. The Plum Prospects for Orchard Conservation.
Brett Westwood explores the importance of old orchards for wildlife and finds out what new conservation measures would mean to ensure these rural treasures are for the future. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: The Simple Pie Man

TV stars as Richard Hearne became one of Britain's first entertained the character of Mr Pastry , in whose guise me entertained millions of people worldwide with his slapstick routines.
Geoffrey Wheeler pays tribute to Hearne with archive recordings of the entertainer along with corn from comedy writer Michael Pomton , actor Roy Hudd
Hearne's widow Yvonne. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Richard Hearne
Unknown: Mr Pastry
Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Michael Pomton
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call you and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Lost Albums

1/3. Elton John - the Thom Bell Sessions
Music producer Thom Bell (the Stylistics and Detroit Spinners) gives a rare interview to Pete Paphides recalling the soul sessions he recorded with Elton John in the late 1970s that were never released until Are You Ready for Love became a hit years later.
Producer Laura Parfitt
Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Producer: Thom Bell
Unknown: Pete Paphides
Unknown: Elton John
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Delayed Departures

Flight AE275 to Dubrovnik is delayed. The passengers are forced to wait - first in the departure lounge and, as the delay lengthens, in an airport hotel.
Samantha Bond plays Laura Clarke , a doctor stuck in the past in Matthew Solon's story of lost love, broken promises, the Balkan War and 14-hour flight delay.
Other partsare played by Charlotte Mena , Hana Bachankova Producer/Director John Dryden


Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Laura Clarke
Played By: Charlotte Mena
Played By: Hana Bachankova
Director: John Dryden
Laura: Samantha Bond
Alex: Matthew Solon
Glynn: Robert Ewyiim
Bachankova and: Lois Tucker

: Making History

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


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Confessions of a Failed Grown-Up

2/5. So what is a grown-up and how do you become one?
By Stephanie Caiman. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: Chinese In Britain

2/10 The Creation of Chinatown. AstheChmese settlement in ports such as London and Liverpool grew in the early 20th century, so did the myths and lurid fantasies about what went on in Chinatown. Anna Chen investigates how the small Limehouse Chinese community in London became the focus of worldwide interest during the 1920s and the subject of countless books, songs, films and hysterical headlines. For further details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

4/5. Michael Rosen with the series that takes a close look at the words we use. Repeated from yesterday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Great Lives

5/9. me Holiday. Former Selecter singer Pauline Black nominates Billie Holiday, one of the greatest singers of all time for great-life status. She is joined by Julia Blackburn , author of a book based on the vivid memories of those who knew Holiday. Matthew Parris is the host. producer Miles warde


Singer: Pauline Black
Unknown: Julia Blackburn
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: PM

National and international news and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

New series 1/4. The return of the comedy series in which Milton Jones bestrides the world as an expert in every field - with no ability whatsoever. This week, he's a world-famous barrister who gets tangled up in the case of the missing Bayeux Tapestry and the curse of the Da Vinci Code. With Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Music by Guy Jackson ; Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Music By: Guy Jackson
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Fallon finds a partner in crime.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who meets the writer Lionel Shriver , winner of the Orange Prize in 2005 for her novel We Need to Talk about Kevin. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Lionel Shriver
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Mapp and Lucia

2/10. The Stomach of a King. Daisy is beginning to regret her responsibilities as queen of Riseholme and turns to Lucia for help. By EF Benson.
For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: Peckham's Lost

rThe bleak stairwell where Damilola Taylor bled to death has been replaced by new housing. Following recent murders, Winifred Robinson investigates what more can be done to tackle the increasing violence seen on the streets of Peckham.
Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: 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

5/5. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the current psychiatric wonder treatment. But there is a problem getting access to CBT because of a shortage of trained therapists. Raj Persaud visits a pilot project in East London to find out what the treatment involves and discusses provision within the NHS and, indeed, how effective a form of therapy it actually is.
Producer Producer Louise Corley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Producer: Louise Corley

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

2/15. It's the day after the 1997 Labour election victory and Libby Raven has a difficult meeting at the advertising agency, while Anthea Hurt , is nervously anticipating an encounter with her boss. By Blake Morrison.
For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Libby Raven
Unknown: Anthea Hurt
Unknown: Blake Morrison.

: Cowards

3/6. Comedy sketch show featuring the talents of writers and performers Tom Basden , Stefan Golaszewski , Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Tom Basden
Unknown: Stefan Golaszewski
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Lloyd Woolf.
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Today In Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's business in Westminster with Alicia McCarthy.


Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.

: News

: Book of the Week: You Cannot Liveas I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This

2/5. By Terence Blacker. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Terence Blacker.

: Outlook

: World Today

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