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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

Moira Hickey follows a herd of cattle as they swim to their summer grazing.


Unknown: Moira Hickey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News Presented by Garry Richardson
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr 's guests include Sir Roy Strong on the future of parish churches, and James Fergusson on his book The Vitamin Murders. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: James Fergusson
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Book of the Week

Queuing for Beginners
1/5. Joe Moran takes a look at the key points of the day and investigates the habits and rituals that surround them. Read by Mark Bonnar and abridged by Polly Cole. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Queuing for Beginners (published on Thursday) for E13.50 (RRP £14.99) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Boo 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: Joe Moran
Read By: Mark Bonnar
Abridged By: Polly Cole.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Blood in the Bridal Shop1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary from Headingley on the fourth day's play in the Second Test.
For commentators and further details see Saturday at 11am TV highlights from today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: Fat Lads Don't Dance

Lilia Kopylova examines why dancing is unpopular among British males. She travels to her former celebrity partner Darren Gough s old cricket club, and talks to Lionel Blair. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Lilia Kopylova
Unknown: Darren Gough
Unknown: Lionel Blair.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Clement Doesn't

Live Here Anymore
3/6. Georgia on My Mind. Drastic money-raising measures are called for in the Dowie household. Comedy by Marc Haynes and Chris Heath. Producer Chris Neill


Comedy By: Marc Haynes
Comedy By: Chris Heath.
Producer: Chris Neill
Clement: Richard Ridings
Andrew: Steve Furst
Georgia: Amanda Abbington
Tina: Emma Fryer
Tom Foxley: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

11/13 Edward Seckerson chairs the second semifinal of 2007 in the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Keep Your Pantheon

The world premiere of David Mamet's new comedy of ancient Roman manners. Mamet's favourite themes of illusion, trickery and timing abound as an impoverished actor-manager and his troupe struggle to survive under an absurdly autocratic military regime. Members of the Tenth Legion played by members of the cast.

News, sport and spoken word: page 137


Writer: David Mamet
Director: Rosalind Ayres
Strabo: Martin Jarvis
Philius: Darren Richardson
Ramus: Morgan Sheppard
Titus: Kenneth Danziger
Lupus Albus: Lloyd Owen
Pelargon: Simon Templeman
Ouintus Magnus: Christopher Neame
Servant: Alan Shearman
Messenger: Matthew Wolf

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby.
Phone [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Vanilla Bright like Eminem

'"Don husband of Alice, father of Drew and Alees'ha, is very close to experiencing the happiest moment of his life." Richard Schiff reads Michel Faber 's beautiful and insightful story. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Richard Schiff
Unknown: Michel Faber
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Diplomatic Dinners

1/5. Avoiding the Crudites. Chris Bowlby tells of the men and women charged with eating for their country. Today, Stalin's consternation at British cutlery conventions and the awkwardness occasioned by the Americans over their asparagus. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

6/8. Andrew Dilnot explores the way numbers can influence different aspects of daily life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

6/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists tell lies to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents. With Sandi Toksvig , Dara O'Briain , Jo Caulfield and Graeme Garden.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


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

: The Archers

Fallon joins in with the boys. see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Artist Peter Blake , who celebrates his 75th birthday next month, talks to John Wilson. Producer John Goudie


Artist: Peter Blake
Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: John Goudie

: Blood in the Bridal Shop

1/5. Set a week before Lydia and Trevor's wedding, each episode see the events from a different person's point of view. Trevor wonders how his mother-in-law turned a small, private event into the wedding of the year. By Nancy Harris and Louise Ramsden.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild Repeated from 10.45am FM


Unknown: Nancy Harris
Unknown: Louise Ramsden.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Trevor: Stephen Darcy
Lydia: Beth Chalmers
Judy: Susan Wooldridge
Nicholas: Michael Elwyn
Rose: Jillie Meers
Tatiana: Miranda Keeling
Young Judy: Jalml Barbakoff
Young Nick: Oliver J Hembrough
Young Rose: Catherine Skinner

: Sleeping with the Enemy

2/3. Linda Pressly hears the stories of couples who dared to maintain their relationships and marry across the brutal political divide during Franco's dictatorship in the decades following the Spanish Civil War. Producer Tanya Datta


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Tanya Datta

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sun 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Nature

5/9. The Spring Blog. This colourful diary of spring, created by Paul Evans and the Nature audience on the programme's blog, helps start this year's Springwatch.
See www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/nature.
Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Shortened repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: In Cold Blood

6/10. The detectives get their first lead. Ed Stoppard and Kerry Shale continue to read Truman Capote's non-fiction novel that describes the multiple murders of the Clutter family in 1959. Abridged by Fiona McAlpine. Producer/Director Clive Brill
RT Direct: To order the paperback of In Cold Blood for
£8.99 incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed], call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Ed Stoppard
Abridged By: Fiona McAlpine.
Director: Clive Brill

: Quote.... Unquote

1/6. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with panellists Philippa Gregory , Richard Ingrams ,
John Mortimer and Arabella Weir. Rptdfrom Wednesday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Arabella Weir.

: Ha Ha Foreign Languages

1/3. How comedians use foreign languages as a source of material. Producer lanGardhouse

: News

: Book of the Week

: Queuing forBeginners 1/5. By Joe Moran. Rptd from 9.45am

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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