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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Between Ourselves

5/8. Undercover Reporters. Donal Macintyre and Aniruddha Bahal join Olivia O'Leary to discuss the dangers and ethical dilemmas behind their undercover reporting work, before considering what motivated them to enter that particular field of journalism. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Reporters: Donal MacIntyre
Reporters: Aniruddha Bahal
Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: A Guide to Garden Birds

4/5. Ornithologist Stephen Moss and sound recordist Chris Watson join presenter
Brett Westwood to identify some of the species of birds visiting the woodland, including the skulking dunnock and the great spotted woodpecker. Producer Sarah Blunt


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

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Take My Life (Nottingham). Acts 11, vv19-26. Teach Me 0 Lord (Byrd). Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song 34). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Paper Houses

2/5 It's 1971 and cultural revolution is in the air; Roberts is immersed in the Women's Liberation movement and trying to become acclimatised to communal living. Michele Roberts continues to read from her memoir of three decades. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Family Man 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

7/9. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Sad Bells of Rhymney

Marking the 50th anniversary of Pete Seeger 's seminal folk song The Bells ofRhymney, Huw Williams presents a tribute featuring new versions of the track by Roger McGuinn , Mike Peters of the Alarm and Pete Seeger himself. Producer Darren Broome


Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Huw Williams
Unknown: Roger McGuinn
Unknown: Mike Peters
Unknown: Pete Seeger
Producer: Darren Broome

: 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.

: Take Two

2/3. Richard Coles and his guests discuss the creative storm whipped up by the collaboration between Diaghilev and Stravinsky at a time when modernism was reshaping art and The Rite of Spring was scandalising Paris. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Adam Fowler

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Brought to Book

By Joan Bakewell. Lucy has been appointed chair of the Widmerpool Prize for Fiction. She is determined to find the very best novel amid the mountain of submissions. But as pressures - both literary and personal - grow, pulling her one way then another, can her high ideals hold out against dreaded compromise?
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Lucy: Geraldine James
Gervase: Roger Allam
Adrian/Josh: Robert Bathurst
Hugo/Paul: Richard Katz
Miranda/Millie: Colleen Prenderqast

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge tries to get to the bottom of historical mysteries. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Making History, BBC Radio 4, [address removed] 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

: Back Chat

2/5. Since I've Been Away. A bored hospital patient in a body-brace daydreams about a situation that lands her in trouble. Nicci Gerard 's story is read by Rachel Atkins. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Nicci Gerard
Read By: Rachel Atkins.

: The Making of Music

7/30. The Counter-Reformation.
James Naughtie continues his series with the story of how the composer Palestrina became embroiled by accident in the politics of the Catholic church. Read by Simon Russell Beale. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: James Naughtie
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.

: Law In Action

3/10. Clive Coleman presents a weekly report on developments in the legal world. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

2/9. Marjorie Wallace , chief executive of Sane, and writer Richard Francis join Sue MacGregor to pick their favourite paperbacks, including a biography of resistance heroine Christine Granville , a psychological novel of the lives of New Yorkers by Benjamin Markovits , and a travelogue about Ethiopia. producer Peter Everett Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Marjorie Wallace
Unknown: Richard Francis
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Christine Granville
Unknown: Benjamin Markovits
Producer: Peter Everett

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

2/4. eBay. Jo tackles the world of eBay, charity shops and discovers her teenage diary, while her husband appears on Dragons' Den. Comedy, starring Jo Caulfield and Simon Greenall , Moray Hunter and Zoe Lyons. Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: Zoe Lyons.
Producer: Neil Mossey

: The Archers

The bubble bursts for Bert.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates whether green architecture is possible. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jack Soper

: The Family Man

2/5. When Isobel stumbles across her MP father's secret, their world explodes. By Mike Bartlett. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Bartlett.

: File on 4

3/10. As Gordon Brown heads for Number Ten, one of his key economic schemes, the Private Finance Initiative, is showing signs of strain. Is more than E100 billion on projects, including schools and hospitals, being wisely spent? Gerry Northam reports.
Producer Karen Kiernan Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Karen Kiernan

: 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

6/9. The Department of Health is soon to decide whether vaccines against some of the strains of human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer, should be offered in the UK. Already the prospect of giving this vaccine to young girls has created controversy. Dr Mark Porter explores the pros and cons of immunising against cervical cancer.
Producer Helena Selby Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helena Selby

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Travels with My Aunt

7/10. Henry receives a surprise message from his aunt asking him to collect a photograph from her flat and meet her in Paraguay. By
Graham Greene. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Graham Greene.

: Jon Ronson on ...

3/6. Uncontrollable Responses. Thejournalist talks to people who have experienced moments of no self-control, including comedian Robert Popper , who couldn't stop his drunken friend from putting their lives at risk, and a woman who survived the7 July bombings, who could not stop herself writing on message boards accusing her of being a government plant on one of the bombed trains. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Robert Popper
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events from
Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: PaperHouses

2/5. By Michele Roberts. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michele Roberts.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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