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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nick James.


Unknown: Father Nick James.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
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 the Rev Tony Burnham. Beauty for Brokenness (Kendrick), Luke 4, vv14-21. Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Simon, arr Wilson), Holy Spirit. Come, Confirm Us (All for Jesus). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Alan Wilson.

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

3/5. Donaldson strikes gold with The Henry Root Letters and the spoof letter genre. Continuing Terence Blacker s new book that celebrates the life of the outrageous William Donaldson , author, dodgy impresario and journalist, treasured by most of those who knew him. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: William Donaldson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 3/10. By EF Benson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Land of the Mobile Millionaires

Matthew Sweet tells the extraordinary story of now owning shares in a company that made rubber boots nas created thousands of millionaires in a country where wealth is frowned upon and frugality prized. The company was Nokia, the country - Finland. Producer Marya Burgess


Producer: Marya Burgess

: No Commitments: A Voice from the Past

4/6. Roger and Victoria are in for a sticky evening when they meet up with Nick's parents. And there's a new twist in Charlotte's complicated love life. Continuing Simon Brett 's comedy drama.


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Brian: James Vaughan
Kathryn: Bridget McConnel
Patrick: Michael Simkins

: You and Yours _

Presented by Sheila McCiennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McCiennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and current affairs reports, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: It's My Story: Ethicists on Call

As medical science progresses, doctors and families are often faced with complex ethical issues.
Graham Easton follows two ethicists who are "on call : Ainsiey Newson in London and Paul Ford in Cleveland, Ohio.
How do the UK and the USA compare? Are the ethicists really able to help people make life and death decisions. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Ainsiey Newson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

New series
1/6. Railway Kings.
Charles Dickens was, for a time, editor of a daily paper. This series, writtten by Mike Walker, imagines how Dickens might have brought the news to the masses.
As editor of a new campaigning weekly The Herald Charles Dickens has just appointed a chief correspondent, Jack Marshall, an eager and rather handsome young man. His first assignment is to find who, or what. is responsible for a tragic railway accident.
Violin played by Tamsin Astbury
Producer/Director David Hunter


Writer: Mike Walker
Violin Played By: Tamsin Astbury
Producer/Director: David Hunter
Charles Dickens: Jamie Glover
Jack: Freddy White
Agnes: Jasmine Hyde
Joseph Paxton: John Dougall
Howerd: Sam Dale
Mickey's Jim: Gerard Murphy
Bristol Jenny: Alex Tregear
Widow: Rachel Bavldge
Navvy: Anthony Glennon

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by listeners. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Confessions of a Failed Grown- Up

3/5. Stephanie Caiman reflects on how the death of her father, the cartoonist Mel Caiman , propelled her not so much into adulthood as in to accountancy.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Unknown: Mel Caiman

: Chinese in Britain

3/10. From Ship to Shore. Prior to the 1960s, most Chinese people who came to Britain were seamen recruited to work aboard British merchant ships, a practice that dates back to the Napoleonic wars. Anna Chen discovers what life was like for those sailors and their families who settled in the ports of Liverpool and London during the Second World War. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Chen

: Thinking Allowed

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

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Arts and How They Was Done

5/6. How Puccini Done Madam Butterfly. The story of how Giacomo Puccini was inspired to write one of the greatest tragic operas, Madam Butterfly, filtered through the comedic lens of the National Theatre of Brent. Producer Liz Anstee ; Director Martin Duncan


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

: The Archers

Bert gets chance to prove his worth. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Mapp and Lucia

3/10. Garden Produce. Lucia settles comfortably in at
Miss Mapp's house for the summer months, but has bad news for her friend Georgie. By EF Benson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Reith Lectures

4/5. The economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs outlines the case to end extreme poverty by 2025. Some claim it's an impossible dream. But Sachs argues it's within reach and that we need to understand the challenge of extreme poverty, not only as a matter of ethics and politics but also as a matter of science. It is the most urgent challenge of our generation, he says.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Producer: Jim Frank

: Getting What We Deserve

1/2. Anne McElvoy , the executive editor of the London
Evening Standard, discusses the idea of meritocracy and its place in today's politics. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Who Goes First?

From a 16th-century Italian scientist who spent 30 years meticulously weighing his own excrement to the 21st-century professor who went under the surgeon's knife to become part robot, self-experimentation has a long and often extraordinary record. But is it right for scientists to act as human guinea pigs in their own experiments? Richard Uridge explores the practical and ethical pros and COns. Producer Sandra Keating


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

International news round-up, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

3/15. Harry and his former teacher, Nat, meet for one of their regular lunches - and to toast the Labour election victory. But Harry has other things on his mind. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Blake Morrison.

: The Exterminating Angels

3/4. The urbanised pest controllers tackle a troublesome and delusional pigeon. Comedy about brothers Tony and Steve Angel , who run a pest-control business in north London. Starring Karl Theobald and Dan Antopoiski. Written by Martin Shea , James O'Neill and Eamonn O'Neill. Producer Gus Beattie


Unknown: Steve Angel
Unknown: Karl Theobald
Unknown: Dan Antopoiski.
Written By: Martin Shea
Written By: James O'Neill
Written By: Eamonn O'Neill.
Producer: Gus Beattie

: All Bar Luke

5/6. The Barbecue. Luke's on a split shift at the pub. He's got 20 minutes to enjoy a barbecue at Dave's place before a night of work hell - but a surprise appearance by Hayley changes everything. More poignant romantic comedy from Tim Key. Producer SebBarwell


Unknown: Tim Key.

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

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

3/5. By Terence Blacker. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Terence Blacker.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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