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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nick James.


Unknown: Father Nick James.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.

: The Reunion

4/5. In 1985 the British Antarctic Survey scientists discovered a hole in the ozone layer. Little did they know that their work was to have worldwide impact. Sue MacGregor brings together the key people who were part of this ground-breaking discovery. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Book of the Week: You Cannot Live asI Have Lived and Not End Up Like This

5/5. The sad end of Willie Donaldson gives Terence Blacker the chance to salute a "great comic moralist". Stephen Boxer concludes reading Blacker's book that celebrates the colourful life of the creator of The Henry Root Letters. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Willie Donaldson
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Stephen Boxer

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 5/10. By EF Benson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Shopkeepers of the Nation

1/2. Hardeep Singh Kohli presents a history of the corner shop. He discovers why so many Asians, like his mother, set up shop in the first place and why they were so successful at it. He visits the old site of his mum's newsagent's and discovers that poverty, racism and the need to support the family were some of the reasons that so many shopkeepers were prepared to work extremely long hours for seven days a week without a holiday or even a visit to the doctor.


Presenter: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Falco: the Iron Hand of Mars

5/6. Falco and his fellow prisoners are marched through the forest and finally meet the legendary Celtic priestess Veleda. Justinus takes matters into his own hands wnen he volunteers to negotiate with her, but Falco is worried he doesn't fully understand the implications of the meeting.
By Lindsey Davis, dramatised by Mary Cutler.


Author: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised by: Mary Cutler
Producer/Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helveticus: Gary Lewis
Justinus: Oliver J Hembrough
Dubnus: Glyn Pritchard
Lentullus: Dan Crow
Chief: Aneirin Hughes
Veleda: Mall Harries

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.
Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Martha Kearney is in the London studio, and Shaun Ley reports from Scotland on the results of the Scottish Parliamentary elections. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Shaun Ley
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Master and Mrs Tucker

Roy Apps 's drama chronicling the friendship between the playwright and actor Noël Coward and the children's authnrFNpshit
Songs sung by Thomas Spencer Wortley ; music played by Mike Sykes Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Roy Apps
Sung By: Thomas Spencer Wortley
Played By: Mike Sykes
Noël Coward: Guy Henry
E Nesbit: Ann Bell
Mrs Coward: Rosemary Leach
MrCook: Nlall Buaav
Mrs Cook: Sylvestra Le Touzel
The Skipper: Michael Jayston
Hotel manager: Ian Masters
Beatrice: Nicola Barber

: Costing the Earth

2/6. Perth. It has been predicted by Australian environmentalist Tim Flannery that Perth, one of the most isolated cities in the world, will soon become a ghost metropolis. The city has a unique ecology in the form of its vast groundwater supply. But it's an extremely fragile one, and although Perth is ahead of the game in planning for lasting drought, it's ironic that the city is noted for its European style gardens of lush green grass that use up nearly three quarters of the water supply. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Tim Flannery

: Confessions of a Failed Grown-Up

5/5. Stephanie Caiman addresses the final dilemma: what do you do when your children turn out to be more grown-up than you are? For further details see Monday


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman

: Chinese In Britain

5/10. Educated in Britain. Today there are more than
50,000 Chinese students in Britain, but they are part of a long and honourable tradition. A young man from Canton called Wong Fun became the first recorded Chinese student here when he received his MD at Edinburgh in 1855. Anna Chen finds out why so many Chinese sought an education at British universities, particularly those in Scotland. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Wong Fun
Unknown: Anna Chen

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, which celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Director Sam Raimi joins Francine Stock to discuss Spider-Man 3, and director Richard Linklater talks about his film Fast Food Nation, loosely based on Eric Schlosser 's book. Producer Stephen Hughes


Director: Sam Raimi
Unknown: Francine Stock
Talks: Richard Linklater
Unknown: Eric Schlosser
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

2/8. Topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Presented by Sandi Toksvig. The panellists this week are Francis Wheen , Andy Hamilton , Fred MacAulay and Alan Coren. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Presented By: Sandi Toksvig.
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

David and Ruth resort to plan B.
For cast see page 31 Written by Simon Frith
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send a SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine programme, with news, views, interviews and a report from this year's Brighton Festival. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: Mapp and Lucia

5/10. Un Po di Musica. Lucia, so happily settled in Tilling, decides to take on Mallards for a further month.
Miss Mapp does not yet despair of dealing Lucia some nasty blow. By EF Benson.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in London as an audience puts questions about topical issues to a panel that includes the chairman of the Conservative Party, Francis Maude : and Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman Nick Clegg.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Francis Maude
Unknown: Nick Clegg.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Historian Lisa Jardine offers her reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Buried

Who was Mark Higson ? A civil servant who blew the whistle on selling arms to Iraq? A man who couldn't help but speak the truth? Against the backdrop of news extracts from the period, lifelong friend Steve Jacobi tells the story of this brilliant and troubled man who lost everything the moment he acted on his conscience.
Producer Susan Roberts : Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Mark Higson
Unknown: Steve Jacobi
Producer: Susan Roberts
Director: Melanie Harris
Mark John: Lloyd Fillingham
Steve: Michael Begley
Man from FO/Journalist: Malcolm Raeburn
Lord Justice Scott: Rob Plckavance
Teddy: Declan Wilson
Presiley Baxendale/Cheryl: Deborah McAndrew

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

5/15. The Friday evening following the May 1997 election Anthea is at home alone, anxious about her decision to send her stories to her former tutor Nat Raven. Meanwhile, Nat's uncle, Jack, is lost in the Suffolk countryside, but in no hurry to get home. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Nat Raven.
Unknown: Blake Morrison.

: Look Away Now

Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting the work of committees and developments in Parliament. With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

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

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


Unknown: Terence Blacker.

: News

: Assignment

: The interview

: News

: Close Up

What's in a Picture (2/3)

: News

: Outlook

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