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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock reports from the Northumberland Show. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News Presented by Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Presented By: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Between Ourselves

3/8. Olivia O'Leary talks to police officers who have routinely faced violent assaults while on duty, something that inevitably has taken a terrible toll on their lives. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: A Guide to Garden Birds

2/5. In his practical guide to identifying birds that visit Britain's gardens in spring,
Brett Westwood is joined by ornithologist
Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson to give advice on how to spot members of the titmice family, including blue tits, great tits and long-tailed tits. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson

: Book of the Week: Queuingfor Beginners

2/5. Joe Moran 's story of daily life - from breakfast to bedtime. Today, the terrors of commuting and the emergence of the "water-cooler moment". For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joe Moran

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Maggi Dawn. Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us (All for Jesus). Romans 8, v2; vv5-11. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (Carter). There's a Spirit In the Air (Lauds, arr Thorne). Director of music David Swinson.


Unknown: Dr Maggi Dawn.
Music: David Swinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Blood in the Bridal Shop 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Second Test at Headingley.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time For commentators see Saturday at 11am
TV highlights can be seen on Five at 7.15pm


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Name of the Father

The name Lloyd Webber is synonymous with both classical music and musical theatre, but William Lloyd Webber 's name is practically unknown. His sons, Andrew and Julian, Tim Rice , and concert pianist John Lill talk to Richard Baker to tell the story of the genius who spawned a musical dynasty. Producer Rowan Morton-Gledhill


Unknown: Lloyd Webber
Unknown: William Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Tim Rice
Pianist: John Lill
Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Rowan Morton-Gledhill

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay 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: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: From Berkeley to the Bronx

Roger Linn 's Drum MachinesIronically for a guitarist. Roger Linn invented the world's first drum machine 25 years ago. The actor and musician Gary Kemp tells the remarkable story of how Linn revolutionised popular music. Producer Peter Sale Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Roger Linn
Guitarist: Roger Linn
Musician: Gary Kemp

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Excluded

It's inspection week at a failing comprehensive and the headmaster is flapping. So he comes up with a great idea - get all the bad ads and lasses off campus. The problem is that the teacher he asks to do it has enough troubles himself. Producer Gary Brown


Producer: Gary Brown
Nick: Leigh Symonds
Ashley: Mikey North
Becky: Lucy-Jo Hudson
Khalid: Sacna Unawan
David: Howard Chadwick

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge follows up listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: Making History, BBC Radio 4, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 ITU; Email: making.history@bbc.co.uk; Telephone [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Writing from Hay

1/4. The Bad Shepherd. Awily Welsh shepherd draws on the traditions of his forefathers to save his flock from the forces of modern progress. Peter Ho Davies reads his story, recorded at this year's Hay Festival. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Peter Ho Davies
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Diplomatic Dinners

2/5. How the French reacted when the British served up a cheese called Waterloo. For further details see yesterday

: Law In Action

New series 1/10. Barrister Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories of the day and uncovers the ones yet to hit the headlines. producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: Great Lives

9/9 Comedian Dr Phil Hammond nominates the playwright, critic and political activist George Bernard Shaw as his great life. With Matthew Parris , from the Hay Festival. producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

4/4 This week, Milton is elected mayor of London, plays Twister at the UN, hosts the Olympics and floods Wandsworth. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. With Tom Goodman-Hill , Dave Lamb and Lucy Montgomery. Producer David Tyler


Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Robert and Lynda celebrate in style.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports on Dali & Film, an exhibition at Tate Modern in London that focuses on the surrealist painter's relationship with cinema. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Blood In the Bridal Shop

2/5. The mother of the bride tries to work out why the shop owner is behaving in such a curious manner. By Nancy Harris and Louise Ramsden. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am FM


Unknown: Nancy Harris
Unknown: Louise Ramsden.

: File on 4

New series 1/10. With an official inquiry under way into the capture of British sailors in the Gulf, Allan Urry asks if the Royal Navy is still an effective fighting force, and investigates the effects of budget cuts on Britain's senior service. Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Paul Grant

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

4/7. Nearly a quarter of all births in the UK are delivered by caesarean section. Is it because women are too posh to push or is it a necessity? Dr Mark Porter investigates the many reasons for C-sections and the medical consequences for mothers and babies.
Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Global news round-up, with Jackie Hardgrave


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave

: Book at Bedtime: In Cold Blood

7/10. By Truman Capote. Dick and Perry return to Kansas in the hope of stealing more money. For further details see yesterday

: Jon Ronson on ...

New series 1/6.The Internet Date from Hell. Jon Ronson meets Mary Turner
Thompson, who experienced "the worst internet date ever", which lasted seven years and wrecked her life. She tells of a love story between herself and a man named Will, who told her he was a CIA agent. But the most bizarre twist was Still to come. Producer Laura Parfitt News, sport and spoken word: page 137.


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Mary Turner
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Ha Ha Art

2/3. Nick Baker looks at how comedians find material in the world of art. For details see yesterday
12.00 News


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Book of the Week

: Queuingfor Beginners
2/5. ByJoeMoran. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: World Book Club-Wole Soyinka talks about Ake

The Years of Childhood

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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