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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: James Naughtie
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Robert Orchard
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: The Reunion

5/5. In the early hours of 12 October 1984, as Margaret Thatcher sat redrafting a speech in her room at Brighton's
Grand Hotel, an IRA bomb exploded killing five people and injuring many more. Sue MacGregor brings together both perpetrators and victims to see how their lives were changed for ever by this terrorist attack on mainland
Britain, and how some of them are building a sense or reconciliation after 23 years. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

5/5. Great change has brought about large-scale migration as people search for a better way of life. Concluding the look at life in a fast-changing China, written and read Dy former BBC China correspondent Duncan Hewitt. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Duncan Hewitt.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 10/10. Home Sweet Home ByEFBenson. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Shopkeepers of the Nation

2/2. Glaswegian writer and comedian Hardeep Singh
Kohli investigates the death of the corner shop. It's been estimated that by 2010 the convenience store win De a part of history, and not just because of the competition from the large supermarkets. Many Asian shopkeepers like Hardeep's mum, only went into business to give their r children the opportunities that they never had - the last thing they wanted for their offspring was to work in the family business! Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Hardeep Singh
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Falco: the Iron Hand of Mars

6/6. Just as he thinks his mission is drawing to a close
Falco has a fateful encounter with a missing legate and a giant Celtic bull. But he doesn't manage to close the case without the help of his resourceful girlfriend Helena, and the intervention of a small child. By Lindsey Davis , dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Helveticus: Gary Lewis
Justinus: Oliver J Hembrough
Lentullus: Dan Crow
Gracilis: Mark Straker
Xanthus: David Holt
Augustinilla: Sophie Samuda
Civilis: Michael Elwyn

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

6/6. Steve Hewlett and his guests discuss current media trends and how they affect everyday life.
Producer Ekene Akalawu Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dave - the Dead Lefty

The surviving members of a radica 1970s theatre group are reunited at the funeral of their former roadie. Old loves are rekindled, old wounds re-opened - and old secrets dug up. By Mervyn Stutter.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter.
Director: David Ian Neville
Muzo: Mervyn Stutter
Ingrid: Stella Forge
Topsy: Laura Doddington
Tim: Nick Farr
Vicar: Nick Farr
Mears: Kenny Blyth
Barman: Kenny Blyth
Derek: Finlay McLean

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Australia. The Great Drought seems set to become a permanent way of life in Australia, the driest country on the driest continent in the world. How is it going to manage its water supplies to ensure that its growing population has enough water in the future? Irrigators need to sell used water back to the government, and drastic measures are necessary to quench the country s increasing thirst. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Francis Coppola Presents

5/5. Cat Fancy. The story of a woman who, as a girl, was rejected by her mother and brought up by her grandmother - an act of kindness undermined by her being treated with the same conditional hospitality afforded a house pet. Kathryn Harrison 's story is the last in the series taken from the film director's literary magazine. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Kathryn Harrison

: Chinese In Britain: Peking Duck and Chips

10/10. Stories from the early days of Chinese restaurants around Britain when the idea of sweet and sour food was enough to make diners laugh.
British appetites were gradually won over with chow mein and chop suey - as long as they were served with chips!
(For further details see Monday)

: Last Word

John Wilson presents the programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased.
(Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm)


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sally Spurring

: The Film Programme

Director Danny Boyle, best known for Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, talks to Francine Stock about his latest movie Sunshine, and reveals the film he wishes he had made. Plus all the week's cinema news, releases and interviews.


Guest: Danny Boyle
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

3/8. Sandi Toksvig and Francis Wheen, Simon Evans, Andy Hamilton and Alan Coren trawl through the week's biggest and smallest news stories to present the topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and funny newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners.
(Repeated tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Peggy finds out the awful truth.
For cast see page 37 Written by Simon Frith
Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the National Theatre's staging of the Powell-Pressburger film Matter of Life and Death. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Mapp and Lucia

10/10. Home Sweet Home. The missing pair return to reclaim their thrones - and the mystery of lobster a la Riseholme unfolds. By EF Benson.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Manchester hosted by Eddie Mair , in which an audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures, including Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 8pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: John Hutton.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

5/8. 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: What I Heard about Iraq

"Today I heard...."
A radio dramatisation of the Los Angeles stage production of a global internet phenomenon: an article that has appeared on 100,000 websites that is simply a list of reported quotations from Americans, British and Iraqis, and from other sources that detail the war in Iraq.
Adapted by Simon Levy from the article by Eliot Weinberger.
Cast comprises Tony Pasqualini, Bernadette Speakes, Darcy Halsey, Marc Casabani and Ryun Yu.
Music by Jon Nicholls ; Producer/Director Tim Dee


Adapted By: Simon Levy
Unknown: Eliot Weinberger.
Unknown: Tony Pasqualini
Unknown: Bernadette Speakes
Unknown: Darcy Halsey
Unknown: Marc Casabani
Unknown: Ryun Yu.
Music By: Jon Nicholls
Director: Tim Dee

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presenter: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

10/15. By Blake Morrison. The story of the missing toddler continues to obsess Harry, and Anthea struggles with Nat's dependence on her. Read by Douglas Hodge , abridged by Jill Waters. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Blake Morrison.
Read By: Douglas Hodge
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: Look Away Now

Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: Getting Rich First

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


Read By: Duncan Hewitt.

: News

: Assignment

: The interview

: News

: Close Up

Tim Marlow looks at Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait with Monkey (3/3)


Unknown: Tim Marlow

: News

: Outlook

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