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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Moira Hickey. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: On the Ropes

6/6. John Humphrys talks to successful people who have weathered very public falls from grace in their careers. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: The Enigma I Will Not Explain

3/4. In his Enigma variations Edward Elgar depicted both his friends and the Malvern Hills, where he lived for most of his life. Ruth Padel , in this series marking Elgar birth
150 years ago, asks how much landscape was a critical component in his creativity and how much it influenced his music. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

2/5. Life in a Changing China. As China aspires to better things, its welfare system no longer provides the safety net it once did. Written and read by Duncan Hewitt. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Duncan Hewitt.

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. With Sasha Johnson Manning
(soprano) and Holly Marland (mezzo). Reading. Psalm 23.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Soprano: Sasha Johnson Manning
Soprano: Holly Marland

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 7/10. By EF Benson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

2/9. A Hundred Years of British Birds. One of the most influential ornitholgical 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, including the first arrival of the collared dove and the scandal of the Hastings rarities.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Jay-Z: from Brooklyn to the Boardroom

Jay-Z is a rap music star with a personal fortune of $320 million. Ten years ago, he was spurned by every record label, so he started his own. A decade on, with 20 million CD sales under his belt, he is now a major music industry player, and currently reigns as president of Def Jam records. He owns a clothing line, a chain of clubs, his own brand of vodka, and is part-owner of a professional basketball team. Finance guru Alvin Hall explores the Jay Z business empire and charts his rise from the notorious
Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, to CEO's office, revealing the story of a man who has become a brand in his own right.


Presenter: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Lost Albums

2/3. Bright Phoebus. Music journalist Pete Paphides reveals the stories and music behind some o the great lost albums. Folk heroes Mike Waterson , Martin canny and Ashley Hutchings talk about the writing ana recording of the album Bright Phoebus, which was shunned by critics and audiences alike when it was released. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Pete Paphides
Unknown: Mike Waterson
Unknown: Ashley Hutchings
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Alibi

Charles Fenton feels trapped: trapped in his job; trapped in his marriage. How can he escape the stultifying routine? A little random murder, perhaps? Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, and dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal.


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Dramatised by: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Producer/Director: Chris Wallis
Charles: Michael Maloney
Anna: Lia Williams
Edna: Joanna Wake
Det Insp Cooper: Richard Heap
Sgt Wilson: Ben Crowe
Jack: Nicholas Collett
Mabel: Jane Purcell

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions to reveal further insights into Our past.
Address: [address removed]
Email: [address removed] ; Telephone [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Francis Coppola Presents

2/5. On the Lake. A family home, idyllically set on the edge of a lake in Iceland, where a mother witnesses her husband in an act of unforgivable transgression.
Ola Olafsson 's story is taken from Francis Coppola 's literary Showcase magazine. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ola Olafsson
Unknown: Francis Coppola

: Chinese In Britain

7/10. Mixed Blessings. Early Chinatowns in Britain were really Eurasiatowns. Since there were virtually no Chinese women, Chinese men arriving as sailors and laundrymen usually married local women. But their wives and children often faced discrimination as Anna Chen discovers.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anna Chen

: Word of Mouth

Repeated from yesterday at 11pm

: Great Lives

6/9. Mata Hari. The presenter Fiona Bruce champions the claim to greatness of notorious femme fatale, international spy and exotic dancer, Mata Hari. Was she a dangerous double-agent or a casualty of war, and how did her name become synonymous with sleaze and betrayal? Presenter Matthew Parris is joined by historian Julie Wheelwright. Producer John Byrne


Presenter: Fiona Bruce
Unknown: Mata Hari.
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Julie Wheelwright.
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

2/4. This week Milton Jones decides he's a world-famous explorer as, clad only in his trusty cagoule, he tries to find the source of the longest zip in the world. Starring Milton Jones , 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: 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

Jennifer gets a reality check.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with singer/ songwriter Rufus Wainwright , and news of the shortlist for this year's Turner Prize for contemporary art. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Songwriter: Rufus Wainwright
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Mapp and Lucia

7/10. Advantage Mapp. Miss Mapp sets her sights on Georgie as a way of getting to Lucia. By EF Benson. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: Turning Right

As the dust settles on May's local elections,
Gerry Northam traces the rise of the Far Right and investigates its claims to Christian roots and respectability. And why, in a recent nationwide poll, did a high percentage said they would "consider" voting BNP in the next general election? Producer David Coomes Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Coomes

: 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

: Case Notes

New series 1/9. Radiology. Radiology began with the discovery of x-rays in 1895, a major turning point in detecting disease because it allowed physicians a way of "seeing" inside the body without having to operate. Dr Mark Porter explores current medical applications of radiology, including filmless x-rays, upright MRI scanners and a new form of radiotherapy used to treat prostate cancer. Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

7/15. Harry becomes obsessed with urban foxes and Nat continues to focus on his former student, Anthea.
Douglas Hodge continues to read Blake Morrison 's story. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Blake Morrison

: Cowards

4/6. Another step inside the strange and happy world of the Cowards - more sketch comedy from 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

The day's events in Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

2/5. By Duncan Hewitt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Duncan Hewitt.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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