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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: 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 Peter Whittaker. Lord God Your Love Has
Called Us Here (Ryburn), John 17, 6 vv14-T7; 24-26. The
Lord's Prayer (Kedroff). Praise My Soul the King of Heaven (John Goss ). Director of music Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Unknown: John Goss
Music: Neil Taylor.

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

3/5. As the post-cultural revolution generation reach maturity there is an ever-increasing generation gap. Parents who missed out on their own education pour all their hopes and dreams on their children, adding immense pressure to family life. Written and read by Duncan Hewitt. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Duncan Hewitt.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 8/10. Mapp on the Offensive. By EF Benson. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Hippies

Julian Carey was always told "never trust a hippy" but never understood why. Now he visits Tipi Valley in Carmarthenshire - once in the front line of the hippy invasion - where people have been living under canvas since 1976. What happened to those who tried to stay true to the ideals of the peace-and-love generation?


Presenter: Julian Carey
Producer: Steve Groves

: No Commitments

5/6. There's a generational conflict over how a baby's nursery should be decorated - and has Charlotte finally found true love? Written by Simon Brett.


Writer/Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Eddie: James Green
Nick: Kieran Hill
Patrick: Michael Simkins

: YouandYours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite .


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: It's My Story: Daddy Dewick

When Nana Anto-Awuakye was just three, she and nine other children of West African origin wen to live with a white foster family in a cottage in rural Wiltshire the only black children for miles around. On the day uaoay
Dewick", her much-loved foster father, turned 90, she went back to the village to hear his story of those extraordinary years. Producer Kathy Flower


Unknown: Nana Anto-Awuakye
Producer: Kathy Flower

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

2/6. Darker than You Think. Another in the series of plays by Mike Walker that imagines Dickens in the role or a campaigning newspaper editor.
Bodies are being discovered in the Thames with dreadful injuries. The rumours abound that it's the work o Spring-
Heeled Peter. Chief correspondent Jack Marshall is sent to investigate, but Agnes seems rather more interested in her new beau, a pioneering and seemingly philanthropic doctor, than following the progress of Jack leads.
Producers David Hunter and Tracey Neale ; Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Jack Marshall
Producers: David Hunter
Producers: Tracey Neale
Director: Tracey Neale
Charles Dickens: Jamie Glover
Agnes: Jasmine Hyde
Jack: Freddy White
Henry: Nicholas Boulton
Inspector Leavett: Harry Myers
Scottish convict: John Dougall
London convict: Sam Dale
Warder: Anthony Glennon

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer horticultural queries at the Eastgate Theatre and Arts
Centre in Peebles, near Edinburgh. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Francis Coppola Presents

3/5. Thirst. By Rachel Cusk. In the cold sunlight of wintry
Venice, amid the old glories of Italian paintings and Renaissance architecture, a mother discovers in her daughter a new woman. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Rachel Cusk.

: Chinese in Britain

8/10. Artistic Pursuits. Anna Chen talks to historian Diana Yeh about two Chinese writers living in Britain who became widely known in the 1930s and 40s: Chiang Yee , author of the Silent Traveller travel books and SI Hsiung whose play, Lady Precious Stream, was a West End smash hit. For further details see Monday


Talks: Anna Chen
Unknown: Diana Yeh
Unknown: Chiang Yee

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor discusses a scholarly study of Esalen, the Californian institute that introduced the West to the spiritual teaching of the East. and was involved in tantric sex, psychedelic drugs, the "human potential" movement and quantum physics. Producer Charlie Taylor Rptd Sun 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Arts and How They Was Done

6/6. The Entire History of Theatre through the Ages and How It Is Done. The National Theatre of Brent encapsulate, as only it can, the magic of theatre in 28 minutes.
Producer Liz Anstee ; Director Martin Duncan


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

: The Archers

Lilian's in the mood for dancing.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a review of a new stage version of DBC Pierre's Booker Prize-winning novel Vernon God Little. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Mapp and Lucia

8/10. Mapp on the Offensive. Lucia has her revenge, and it is Miss Mapp who takes a back seat, much to her chagrin. By EF Benson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Reith Lectures

5/5. In his final Reith Lecture, recorded in Edinburgh, home of the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment, the economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs calls for a new Enlightenment to help make globalisation work for all. Laying out a blueprint for global co-operation in the 21st century, he urges the world to fulfil what he calls our Millennium promises - to tackle climate change, to agree non-nuclear proliferation and to end extreme poverty by the year 2015. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Producer: Jim Frank

: Getting What We Deserve

2/2. Anne McEivoy , 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 McEivoy
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Frontiers

New series 1/6. In the last few years a field of science has emerged from the backwaters of biology to become one of the most exciting areas of scientific research. Peter Evans explores the study of ageing and longevity and discovers that understanding how and why we age has opened up a new field of medicine - one that will not only be able to prevent diseases of ageing like Alzheimer's and cancer, but could also extend the human lifespan by 10, 20 or even 30 years. Producer Pam Rutherford


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

8/15. Major changes have taken place in the lives of Nat, Libby, Harry, Anthea and Jack. On 30 December 1999, as the millennium draws to a close, they reflect on the deaths and new beginnings preoccupying their thoughts. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Blake Morrison.

: The Exterminating Angels

4/4. The pest-control business tackles a highly strung pest with artistic pretentions. Comedy starring
Dan Antopolski and Karl Theobald. Written by Martin Shea , James and Eamonn O'Neill. Producer Gus Beattie


Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Karl Theobald.
Written By: Martin Shea
Unknown: Eamonn O'Neill.
Producer: Gus Beattie

: All Bar Luke

6/6. The Nightclub. Luke gets stuck outside a nightclub, while his friends and Hayley party inside. The last glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, designated driver for his so-called mates. Poignant, romantic comedy by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barwell

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

3/5. Written and read by Duncan Hewitt. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Duncan Hewitt.

: News

: The Cost of....

a Cup of Coffee (2/2) Stories of the workers at each stage of coffee production

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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