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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Mark Holdstock


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Mark Holdstock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Snorts News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the Week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

1/5. Life in a Changing China. A fascinating lookatthe rapid changes that China is undergoing, examining what it is like for the Chinese people to live through the complete transformation of their society. Written and read by former BBC China correspondent Duncan Hewitt , and featuring Sarah Lam , Su-Lin Looi , Tom Wu and David Yip. Abridged by Louise Armitage. Producer Louise Armitage Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Getting Rich First is available for E13.50 (RRP £14.99) incl p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct BookOTe to [address removed]or call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Duncan Hewitt
Unknown: Sarah Lam
Unknown: Su-Lin Looi
Unknown: Tom Wu
Unknown: David Yip.
Abridged By: Louise Armitage.
Producer: Louise Armitage

: Daily Service David

From Wellington Church, Glasgow, with the Rt Rev
David Chillingworth , Bishop of St Andrews , Dunkeld and Dunblane. With the choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. Director of music Fridrik Walker.


Unknown: David Chillingworth
Unknown: St Andrews
Music: Fridrik Walker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 6/10. Georgie's Dilemma. By EF Benson. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: I'm Doing It for Me

Author and journalist Geraldine Bedell investigates the huge increase in the number of plastic surgery procedures undergone in the UK and asks why the numbers have risen so high; what the motives are of the people going under the knife; and ultimately, tnese operations are doing any good. Producer cuve Brill


Unknown: Geraldine Bedell

: Baggage

6/6. Perpetual Emotion. It's Edinburgh; it's the Festival.
Our Celtic trio deal with a pair of pleading ex-lovers, a disconcertingly charming stranger and a life-and-death bedside vigil. Who needs drama on the Fringe?
Concluding the bittersweet comedy by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne (K) A new series is due later this year


Comedy By: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imne
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Alistair: Peter Capaldl
Simeon: Stuart McOuarrie
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Gladys: June Watson
Preston: Roqer May

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

8/13. Heat eight of the general knowledge music quiz, chaired by Edward Seckerson.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Getting the Joke

Neil Brand's dramatisation of the arrest of popular seaside-postcard creator Donald McGill , just after his 80th. birthday in July 1954, on charges of obscene publication.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Donald McGill
Director: David Hunter
Donald McGill: John Wood
Molly: Ann Beach
Durand: Malcolm Sinclair
Wells: Gerard McDermott
Mary: Carolyn Pickles
Sgt Evison: Wayne Foskett
Constable Hiley: Nick Sayle
Counsel: John Cummins
Judge: Delroy Brown
Posteard: Ella Smith
Posteard: Sophie Roberts
Posteard: Ayesha Antoine

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Francis Coppola Presents

I 1/5. Naturally. In 1997 the film director
Francis Coppola founded a story-and-art magazine.
Zoetrope: All-Story, as a showcase for the world's finest literature. Daniel Handler 's story, in which a ghost finds the love that escaped him in life, is the first of a week-long series taken from the magazine. Handler also writes under the name Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Producer David Roper


Director: Francis Coppola
Unknown: Daniel Handler
Producer: David Roper

: Chinese in Britain

6/10 Feet Unbound. Few Chinese women came to Britain until the 1960s but there are some intriguing accounts handed down within families of a small number who did.
Anna Chen hears of one young woman who walked all the way to Britain from Hubei on her unbound, claw-like feet. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Anna Chen
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

3/8. Andrew Dilnot explores the way numbers can influence different aspects Of daily life. Producer Michael Blastiand


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastiand

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Unbelievable Truth

3/6. David Mitchell hosts this game in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents. Tonight's combatants are Jeremy Hardy , Alan Davies , Jo Brand and Clive Anderson. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Kenton leads by bad example.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson follows the tenor Ian Bostridge as he prepares to perform the role of Aschenbach in Britten's Death in Venice for the first time, in a new production for English National Opera. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Mapp and Lucia

6/10. Georgie's Dilemma. Lucia breaks the news to
Georgie that she has sold The Hurst in Riseholme and is to set up permanent residence in Tilling. Continuing Ned Sherrin 's dramatisation of EF Benson's comic novel.
Director Celia de Wolff Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Director: Celia de Wolff
EF Benson: Nickolas Grace
Lucia: Belinda Lang
Miss Mapp: Nichola McAuliffe
Georgie: Michael Maloney
Quaint Irene: Rachel Atkins
Withers: Rachel Atkins
Diva: Lizzy McLnnerny
Benjy: Patrick Ryecart
Miss Poppit: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Wyse: Ian Masters
Mr Causton: Ian Masters
Padre: Simon Treves

: The Conchies of Holton-cum-Beckering

Billy Bragg meets the surviving members of a unique social community made up of conscientious objectors during the Second World War. In the Lincolnshire village of Holton-cum-Beckering, three communities of pacifists lived and worked together in what they considered the perfect model of social cohabitation. Producer Richard Mcilroy


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Producer: Richard McIlroy

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/9. LibbyPurves presents a guide to the world Of learning. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: Nature

2/9. A Hundred Years of British Birds. One of the most influential ornithological journals, British Birds, reaches its centenary in June this year. With the help of leading ornithologists, Brett Westwood looks back at a history that mirrors the growth of birdwatching in the UK. He also discusses some of the stories the publication has uncovered during its century in print. Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Presenter: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

The start of the week's business in Westminster. Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

6/15. It's a year and a month since Tony Blair swept to power and Jack Raven is dealing with the life changes of that fateful day in May when he rang home to speak to his wife and the phone was answered by a worried friend. Continuing Blake Morrison 's novel, abridged by Jill Waters , and read by Douglas Hodge. Producer Jill waters
RT DIRECT: To order South of the River for E16.50 (RRP £17.99) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to [address removed]or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Jack Raven
Unknown: Blake Morrison
Abridged By: Jill Waters
Read By: Douglas Hodge.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the series that looks at words and how people play With them. Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament Special

A special report by Robert Orchard on the highs and lows of Tony Blair 's Parliamentary career - from proudly declaring his socialism in his maiden speech to apologising for mistakes Over Iraq. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Robert Orchard
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: News

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

1/5. By Duncan Hewitt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Duncan Hewitt.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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