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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Jonathan Bartley.


Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Between Ourselves

New series 1/8. A male escort and a female prostitute talk with Olivia O'Leary about their experiences of working in the sex industry.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Enigma I Will Not Explain

4/4. Having depicted 13 of his friends in the Variations,
Elgar used the final movement for a self-portrait. Ruth Padel concludes her search for the man behind the Enigma variations by asking what the enigma is that lies at the heart Of the work. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

2/5. John Major continues to read from his book about cricket. Today's episode follows the game through the 18th century. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Major

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. God Is Working His
Purpose Out (Benson). John 12, vv20-26. Now the Green Blade Riseth (trad French, arr Lindley). 0 Jesus,
I Have Promised (Wolvercote). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist James Davy.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: James Davy.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Confidential Agent (Retired) 2/5. By Nick McCarty. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Nature

3/9. Unearthing Buried Rivers. For centuries humans have covered up their urban waterways and built over the too 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Rebecca's Daughters

In her time Daphne du Maurier was dismissed by critics as a Romantic novelist, but she's greatly admired by writers who have followed in her footsteps. Justine Picardie discusses her legacy with novelists Sally Beauman ,
Sarah Dunant and Michele Roberts , critic Helen Taylor and Anne Willmore , a bookseller who discovered a new du Maurier story. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Justine Picardie
Unknown: Sally Beauman
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Helen Taylor
Unknown: Anne Willmore
Producer: Sara Davies

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson 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: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Lost Albums

3/3 Sing Slowly Sisters. Robin Gibb talks for the first time about a collection of songs that he denied existed until five years ago. Sing Slowly Sisters was recorded by Robin in 1970 when the Bee Gees had split up. Pete Paphides reassesses the music and plays unreleased material for thefirsttime. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Talks: Robin Gibb
Unknown: Pete Paphides
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Henry's Girls

Based on historical fact. this fast-moving Restoration romp explores why Purcell, one of Britain's best-loved composers chose not to write his opera Dido and Aeneas for the professional theatre but opted instead for it to be staged at a girls' boarding school. Written by Alan Stafford , the production includes many of Purcell's choruses and arias from the opera performed by a girls' choir and members of the cast.
Director Dirk Maggs


Written By: Alan Stafford
Director: Dirk Maggs
Henry Purcell: Robert Glenlster
Mrs Purcell: Chloe Annett
Josias Priest: Robert Duncan
Mrs Priest: Nichola McAuliffe
Charlotte's father: Brian Bowles
Charlotte: Naoko Mori
Jenny: Catherine Shepherd
Molly: Saskia Butler

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up more listeners' historical questions to reveal further insights into our past. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Making History. BBC Radio 4. PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 ITU; email: making.history@bbc.co.uk; Telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Last Night I Dreamed

2/5. Daffodil Dell. The pokey suburban dentist's surgery has now become a Dental Care Facility where a tax-payer can exercise customer choice in her treatment. But the customer is not always right.... By Zoe Fairbairns , read by Jenny Coverack. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Zoe Fairbairns
Read By: Jenny Coverack.

: Me and My Poison

2/3. Professor Stanley Feldman has spent 50 years studying curare, the plant poison used by Amazonian
Indians for their blow darts. Synthetic versions of curare are now a major component of modern anaesthesia.
Professor Feldman tells Jolyon Jenkins how curare has made the journey from feared poison to beneficial drug. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Professor Stanley Feldman
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: Transcending the Troubles

Politics in Northern Ireland has found a new compromise, but in a place like Londonderry, has the old power of marching, murals and bitter memories faded?
Chris Bowlby revisits Derry, where "the Troubles" first began, to see how the future is being shaped by a fresh approach to history. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: Great Lives

7/9. A leading figure in the Harlem renaissance of the 1920s, poet Claude McKay gave a voice to the anger and growing confidence of African-Americans, yet he died in poverty and obscurity. Theatre director, actress and writer Yvonne Brewster nominates him for greatness, but will Matthew Parris be convinced? Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Claude McKay
Unknown: Yvonne Brewster
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

3/4. This week Milton Jones decides he's a world-famous jockey who begins his career on the sands of Blackpool beach and ends in a thrilling photo finish in Dubai. Starring Milton Jones , with Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. 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.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Home Farm takes advantage of Tom. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Including an interview with renowned American singer Bobby McFerrin. With Mark Lawson. Producer Laura Thomas


Singer: Bobby McFerrin.
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

2/5. When a troubled businessman fails tc show up for a meeting, alarm bells begin to ring. By Nick McCarty. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Gridlocked

Using barges to carry goods through congested cities is one of the best ways to cut pollution, so why do small waterways businesses feel they are no longer wanted?
Gerry Northam finds out what the UK's waterways could do to take loads of the roads.
Producer Kathy Flower Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: 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

About 85,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Dr Mark Porter explores how this disabling disease is managed, what drugs are available, and new treatments currently being trialled. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Between Ourselves

See today's choice. Rptdfrom9am

: The World Tonight

Global news round-up, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

12/15. Nat feels abandoned, Harry's son Stephen gets into trouble, and Jack has a dinner date. Blake Morrison 's novel is read by Douglas Hodge. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Blake Morrison
Read By: Douglas Hodge.

: Cowards

5/6. 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

Rachel Hooper presents news, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper

: News

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

2/5. John Major continues to read from his book about cricket. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Major

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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