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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 James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Presented By: Susan Hulme
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

3/5. John Major continues to read from his book about cricket and its history, and his own passion for the sport. Today's episode charts the rise of the institutions that still dominate the game. For further details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: John Major

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. The Kingdom of God (Hanover).
Matthew 13, vv31-34. Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick).
How Great Thou Art (trad Swedish). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Simon Lole.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Simon Lole.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Confidential Agent (Retired)
3/5. By Nick McCarty. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Limbo Babies

In Roman Catholic tradition, babies who died before baptism could not go to Heaven or be buried in consecrated ground. They went to Limbo, an in-between place where they would not see God or be reunited with their parents. Now, Pope Benedict 's advisers are recommending that the concept of Limbo be abandoned.
Olivia O'Leary talks to the families of the so-called Limbo babies. Producer Ophelia Byrne


Unknown: Pope Benedict
Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Ophelia Byrne

: No Commitments ....

6/6 New Beginnings. The family continue to bicker as they prepare for the birth of Emily's baby, and the struggle to untangle complicated love lives continues.
Concluding Simon Brett 's comedy drama.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Eddie: James Green
Nick: Kieran Hill
George: Bruce Alexander

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and current affairs reports, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: It's My Story: The Tic Lady

For nearly 20 years, "tic-lady" Pat Moore has been providing door-step loans to people on Tyneside's poorer estates. Fran Abrams follows Moore on her rounds and finds out why her regular clients still choose to borrow from her rather than look for lower interest rates elsewhere. Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Pat Moore
Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Dickens Confidential

3/6. High Society. Charles Dickens attends the state opening of Parliament by the young Queen Victoria.
Through his attendance there he finds himself rubbing shoulders with the great and good of the land and, in particular, the alluring Lady Kames. Will this elevation compromise his judgement as editor of The Herald, especially when a shocking and scandalous story emerges close to home? Written by Deborah Davis.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Written By: Deborah Davis.
Director: Tracey Neale
Charles Dickens: Jamie Glover
Jack: Freddy White
Agnes: Jasmine Hyde
Lord Henry Kames: Robert Bathurst
Lady Belinda Kames: Juliet Aubrey
William Percy: Bertie Carvel
Robert: John Dougall
James: Sam Dale
Mrs Slingsby: Melinda Walker

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from staff, pupils and friends of Sir William Borlase 's Grammar School in Marlow.
Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Sir William Borlase
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Last Night I Dreamed

3/5. Fugue. Marie, broken by sadness, is on her way to the place where she was happy in the past. What now lies ahead? Michele Roberts 's story is read by Barbara Kellerman. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Barbara Kellerman.

: Me and My Poison

3/3. Arsenic has been a popular method of poisoning people since the Middle Ages, but there are some life forms that thrive on it. Biologist Ron Oremland has discovered microbes in lakes in America that use it in the same way humans use oxygen. It's a discovery that could point the way towards cleaning up parts of the world where the water supply is heavily contaminated. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ron Oremland

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears surprising tales from a Peruvian anthropologist on how Amazonian Indians make friends. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

New series 1/6. David Baddiel chairs a debate, that aims to question the veracity of received wisdom, with the aid of guest panellists
Germaine Greer , Harry Enfield and Stewart Lee. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Stewart Lee.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Joe considers expanding the business.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm on FM

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

3/5. Penelope's husband is missing and she asks Liz to track him down. By Nick McCarty.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Unreliable Evidence

New series 1/4. Sentencing. The legal discussion programme, presented by Clive Anderson. A rise in gun and knife crimes has brought inevitable calls for tougher sentences against violent criminals, but there is little evidence to suggest there is a correlation between the severity of the sentence and the incidence of crime. A panel of senior judges, lawyers and academics debate the options available to courts, and to what extent the issue should be influenced by public and political views. Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Clive Anderson.

: Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador

1/4. Sir Christopher Meyer presents an insider's guide to being an ambassador, drawing on his experiences in the post in Washington to discuss what it takes to do the job, revealing the tricks of the trade and exploring the role of diplomacy in today's changing world.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: Frontiers

2/6. Scientists are finding many more sources of very high-energy gamma waves, opening a window on the universe. But what causes these cosmic explosions and what do they reveal about our galaxy? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: 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

13/15. Fresh off the plane from visiting her dying mother, Libby finds herself cooking for a dinner party at Damian's flat. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Blake Morrison.

: Fabulous

New series 1/6. Faye is anxious. She knows that today's women are fabulous: they have the job, the house, the colour-co-ordinated capsule wardrobe; they cope with singledom, marriage and having kids with peanut-allergies. And they all do it effortlessly, with nothing more than a copy of Prima and a poem by Pam Ayres to guide them. So why can't she pull it off? Comedy by Lucy Clarke , starring Daisy Haggard , with Adam Buxton , Katy Brand , Matthew Holness , Olivia Colman and Laura Solon. Music by Osymyso: Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Comedy By: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Wheeler's Fortune

1/4. Creighton's Calling. Brian Hayes tells the story of Andrew McGibbon 's comic creation Creighton Wheeler - everyman and victim of Splicer's Disease.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Michael: Buerk Himself
Violet/Ralph: Cameron Stewart
Sir Finchley: Toby Longworth

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

3/5. By John Major. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Major.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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