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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Jonathan Bartley.


Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Inspired by Love and Anger (Salley Gardens), Luke 7, vv36-48. Praise His Holy Name
(Hampton), The Lord of the Earth Is a Holy God (Romero). With the choir of Abbots Bromley School for Girls. Director of music Colin Walker. Organist Neil Taylor.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Organist: Colin Walker.
Organist: Neil Taylor.

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

1/5. Former prime minister John Major 's book explores his passion for cricket, its past, its - characters and its moments of beauty and madness. Read by John Major , with additional readings by John Dougall. Producer Steven Canny Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Major
Read By: John Major
Unknown: John Dougall.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 A Confidential Agent (Retired)
1/5. By Nick McCarty. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Fighting Chance

Akaash Bhatia is Britain's only professional Sikh boxer and a rising star in the ring. Munira Mirza follows his progress as he prepares for his next big fight, and explores the changing ethnic face of boxing in Britain. Producer Tamsin Barber


Unknown: Akaash Bhatia
Unknown: Munira Mirza
Producer: Tamsin Barber

: Clement Doesn't Live Here Anymore

New series 1/6. Truly, Madly, Deeply Unacceptable. After several months away, Andrew and Georgia Dowie return to their rebuilt home to discover that not only is it half the size of the old one but that their ghostly sitting tenant is still in residence. Things don't improve when they find themselves trapped in the company of a virulent racist. Comedy drama by Marc Haynes and Chris Heath.
Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Marc Haynes
Unknown: Chris Heath.
Producer: Chris Neill
Clement: Richard Ridings
Andrew: Steve Furst
Georgia: Amanda Abbington
Sandy Craven: Roger Sloman
Policeman: Dan Mersh

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

9/13. Edward Seckerson is in the chair for the last of the heats, with contestants from the North of England tackling questions on music of all eras.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Ugly American

Mike Daisey , an American exchange student in London, is desperate to absorb the British theatrical tradition, but instead he falls into the shady fringe theatre and an even shadier love affair. A monologue by Mike Daisey , adapted from his own unsettling and comic stage play. Featuring students from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Producer Judith Kampfner


Unknown: Mike Daisey
Unknown: Mike Daisey
Producer: Judith Kampfner

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Last Night I Dreamed

1/5. Half-Sisters. Anna, living and working in Rome, is disturbed by dreams of her childhood and her half-sister Laura, whom she hasn't seen for two years. Why should the past wrench her back now? Sally Beaumont 's story, read by Lucy Briers , is the first in a series celebrating the centenary of Daphne du Maurier's birth, which takes its inspiration from one of the most famous opening lines in English fiction. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Sally Beaumont
Read By: Lucy Briers
Producer: Christine Hall

: Me and My Poison

1/3. India's snakes are the most deadly in the world, killing 50,000 people every year. Ian Simpson is one of the world's top experts on snake bites, and has emigrated to India to help look after snake-bite victims. Recently he discovered a new venomous Indian snake, to add to the four already known. Jolyon Jenkins meets him and his reptiles. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Ian Simpson
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: The Food Programme

What should be done to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly in care homes and the wider community? Sheila Dillon talks to pensioners, nutritionists and decision-makers about the best diet for the very mature. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Talks: Sheila Dillon

: More or Less

4/8. Andrew Dilnot explores the way numbers influence different aspects Of daily life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

4/6 David Mitchell hosts the game in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they can smuggle past their opponents. Tonight's guests are Sandi Toksvig , Dara O'Briain , Jo Caulf ield and Graeme Garden.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Jo Caulf
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Lilian finds a new hobby.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on David Fincher 's film Zodiac, which is based on the true story of a serial killer at large in San Francisco in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Fincher
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

1/5. Liz Parker is determined to mind her own business and to enjoy her freedom, but even in a remote part of France, life happens. By Nick McCarty.
Producers Jane Morgan and Frank Stirling; Director Jane Morgan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Liz Parker
Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Producers: Jane Morgan
Director: Jane Morgan
Liz: Jillie Meers
Jean: Robin Ellis
Mary: Marian Diamond
Penelope: Cheryl Campbell
Alicia: Valerie Sarruf
Michelle: Cosima Littlewood
Gloria: Jane Whlttenshaw
Nicholas: Philip Franks
Gallery attendant: Michael McStay
Guardien: Francois Domanqe
Receptionist: Frederigue Feder

: The Blonde Atomic Traitress

At 85, Joan Hinton must be one of the last surviving scientists who worked on the first atomic bombs, dropped on Japanese cities in 1945. At a dairy outside Beijing,
Gerry Kennedy meets her and traces the journey she and brother, William, undertook when they turned their backs on the postwar American Dream in order to savour the "fruits of the Struggle" of revolution in China. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Joan Hinton
Unknown: Gerry Kennedy
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Learning Curve

2/9. Libby Purves presents the guide to the world of learning. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Nature

3/9. Unearthing Buried Rivers. For centuries, all round the world, humans have covered up their urban waterways and built over the top. But now the buried rivers are being "daylighted" and brought back to life, as the realisation dawns that natural rivers flowing through cities can reduce flooding and pollution, and make better places for people and animals to live. Paul Evans investigates. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Global news round-up, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

11/15. 20 February 2001: Libby has just come back from visiting her dying mother, and Damian has some news for her. By Blake Morrison , abridged by Jill Waters , and read by Douglas Hodge. Producer Jill Waters
RT DIRECT: To order South of the River for E16.50 (RRP E17.99) 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: Blake Morrison
Abridged By: Jill Waters
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime

Stories from comedian Mark Thomas 's campaign against the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act (also known as Brian Haw 's Law) that requires anyone wishing to protest around Parliament to obtain a police permit in advance. So that's what Mark has done - hundreds of times. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Brian Haw
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster, reporting from the Commons and the Lords, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

1/5. Former prime minister John Major 's book explores his passion for cricket, its past, its characters and its
- moments of beauty and madness. Read by John Major , with additional readings by John Dougall. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Major
Read By: John Major
Unknown: John Dougall.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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