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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. 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 Martin Palmer.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Presented By: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: 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: Queuing for Beginners

3/5. Joe Moran asks if it really is true that the British are the world's best queuers. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joe Moran

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Enemy of Apathy
(Thainaky). Ephesians 3, vv14-21. Spirit of God (Skye Boat Song, arr Thorne). 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Director of music David Swinson. With the Alumni Choir.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: David Swinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Blood in the Bridal Shop 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Red Nostalgia

From Tito's Blue Train and Hungary's Szoborpark, home to statues of communist leaders, there's a nostalgic thirst in Eastern Europe for the symbols of the old regimes. Louise Puck Hansen travels in former eastern bloc countries to trace the relationships between Red retro-chic and a hankering after former ideologies. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Louise Puck Hansen
Producer: Alan Hall

: O The Spiritual Centre

2/4. All in a Good Cause. In order to rescue the spiritual centre from financial trouble, Bharat needs to impress Westgate's wealthiest and most influential resident, Mrs Prakesh. Comedy by Suk Pannu.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Mrs Prakesh.
Comedy By: Suk Pannu.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bharat: Vincent Ebrahim
Henry: Tim Key
Mrs Sidhu: Shelley King
Priya: Archie Panjabi
Ravi: Nitln Ganatra
Mrs Prakesh: Jamilla Massey
Mr Rampal: Renu Setna
Mrs Kendall: Richenda Carey

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

2/6 Frances Fyfield , Naomi Gryn ,
George Layton and Brian Sewell are the guests in the veteran game hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson.
Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Naomi Gryn
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dickens Confidential

5/6 Foundry. By Mike Walker. Dickens asks his chief reporter to investigate the death of a young boy at an iron foundry, but the story hits Dickens uncomfortably close to home.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: Tracey Neale
Charles Dickens: Jamie Glover
Jack: Freddy White
Agnes: Jasmine Hyde
Mr Fell: Jonathan Keeble
Widow: Charlie Brooks
Billy: Harry Eden
Joseph Paxton: John Dougall
Factory owner: Sam Dale

: Gardeners' Question Time

Eric Robson chairs the horticultural forum from the Hay Festival, with panellists Bob Flowerdew, John Cushnie and Chris Beardshaw. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie

: Writing from Hay

2/4 Brussels for Beginners. Alexander McCall
Smith reads his short story Brussels for
Beginners An Italian civil servant is promoted to a new position in Brussels, where he finds the demands of his job to be less than strenuous. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Alexander McCall

: Diplomatic Dinners

3/5 Medallions deCuerres. Devilish Soviet shenanigans are thwarted by the great British sandwich. Presented by Chris Bowlby. For further details see Monday


Presented By: Chris Bowlby.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

4/7 Dr Mark Porter investigates the many reasons for caesarean sections and the medical consequences for mothers and babies. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

3/6 David Baddiel chairs a debate that aims to
Question the veracity of received wisdom, with the aid of guests panellists. producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Elizabeth says her last goodbyes.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who meets the renowned minimalist composer Philip Glass, whose work this year includes an Oscar-nominated soundtrack for the film Notes on a Scandal. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Blood in the Bridal Shop

3/5. The father of the bride tries to summon up the courage to speak his mind over an unexpected matter. By Nancy Harris and Louise Ramsden. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nancy Harris
Unknown: Louise Ramsden.

: Unreliable Evidence

3/4. The Attorney General. While the future of his role is investigated by MPs, Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, joins Clive Anderson and his panel of critics and supporters to discuss the arguments for dismantling his job. Should the "guardian of the public interest" on legal matters be done by someone independent of politics instead of a senior politician?
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador

1/4. Sir Christopher Meyer , former British ambassador in Washington, examines what it takes to do the job, reveals the tricks of the trade, and explores the role of diplomacy in a rapidly changing world.
Producer Rob Shepherd Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Producer: Rob Shepherd Rptd

: Frontiers

4/6. Two decades ago, materials were discovered that could conduct electricity at high temperatures without loss of energy, causing a revolution in physics. Peter Evans finds out what happened once the excitement died down and asks if these high-temperature superconductors are living up to expectations. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: In Cold Blood

8/10. The murderers are finally picked up and the lengthy interview process begins. And then, finally, a vital clue emerges. By Truman Capote. For further details see Monday

: Fabulous

3/6. Faye is still trying to live up to the "have-it-all" female ideal - the great job, the great husband, the great kids - and still failing, greatly. Comedy by Lucy Clarke , starring Daisy Haggard , with Adam Buxton , Katy Brand , Eve Dallas, Jot Davies and Olivia Colman. Music by Osymyso; Producer Simon Nicholls


Comedy By: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Jot Davies
Unknown: Olivia Colman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Wheeler's Fortune

3/4. Bom to Be Wired. It's the late 1960s, and Creighton takes LSD to keep his affliction under control - despite the terrifying side-effects.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Ha Ha Science

3/3. Nick Baker investigates science and its teaching as a source of comic material. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nick Baker

: News

: Book of the Week

: Queuing forBeginners 3/5. By Joe Moran. Rptd from 9.45am

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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