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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Mark Coffey.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: 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: Paper Houses

Michele Roberts reads from her memoirs, recording the moment when she had her first taste of success with the publication of her debut novel. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Daily Service

Led by Monsignor Tony Rogers. Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire (Veni, Creator
Spiritus). Acts 13, vv1-12. Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Temple, arr Leddington Wright ).
Lord, for the Years (Baughen). Director of music Simon Lole. Organist James Davy.


Unknown: Monsignor Tony Rogers.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: James Davy.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Family Man 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Spinning Yarns - a History of the Cotton Industry

New series 1/4. In this series charting the rise and fall of the Lancashire cotton industry, Paul Mason visits Cromford Mill to discover how cotton ushered in the Industrial Revolution and grew to dominate British exports for more than a century.


Presenter: Paul Mason
Producer: Geoff Bird

: The Spiritual Centre

4/4. The Favourite. Guru Bharat receives a visitation from his leader, the Sri Vasanth, who travels to Westgate from his mountain cave to carry out a spiritual audit. By Suk Pannu.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Suk Pannu.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bharat: Vincent Ebrahimr,
Henry: Tim Keysr
MrsSidhu: Shelley Kingdi
avi: Nitin Ganatra
ri Vasanth: Art Malik

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs reports, with Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

4/6 Philippa Gregory , Richard Ingrams , John Mortimer and Arabella Weir are this week's panellists. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Man Cut In Slices

Paul Tate goes for a job interview and finds himself splashed across the world media. He is unwittingly cast as the symbol of Londoners' defiance in the face of terrorism after an office block is blown up. When America comes calling, Paul goes primetime. By Adrian Penketh.


Writer: Adrian Penketh
Producer/Director: Toby Swift
Paul: Raymond Coulthard
Andy: John Guerrasio
The Man: John Dougal
Bob Brenner/Caller: Colin Stinton
Jim O'Grady: Tom Clarke-Hilif
Paul Shapiro: Walter Lewis
Caroline/Julia: Bonnie Engstrom
lane: Jasmine Callan
TV journalist: Anthony Glennon
Policeman: Rachel Bavidge

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness visit the Birmingham Botanical
Gardens and Glasshouses at Edgbaston.
The chairman is Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


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

: Back Chat

3/5. The Wall. Julie Myerson 's story, read by Niamh Cusack , describes how a girl's relationship with her father determined the frailities of her spine as an adolescent. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Read By: Niamh Cusack

: The Making of Music

8/30. Venice. Andrea and Giovanni Gabrielli wrote music that filled St Mark 's Basilica, using the space as a stage for many voices. Reader
Laurence Fox. Written and presented by James Naughtie. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Giovanni Gabrielli
Unknown: St Mark
Reader: Laurence Fox.
Presented By: James Naughtie.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the 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

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

5/6. David Baddiel chairs debate that aims to question the veracity of received wisdom, with the aid of panellists.


Presenter: David Baddiel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

News travels fast at Home Farm.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and an interview with Eoin McNamee , whose new novel depicts conspiracies and plots leading to the death of Princess Diana in 1997. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Eoin McNamee
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Family Man

3/5. With the press camped outside the door. MP's daughter Isobel faces a difficult day at school. By Mike Bartlett.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Bartlett.

: The Moral Maze

1/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips, Steven Rose, Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
(Rptd on Sat 10.15pm)


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador

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 Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: Frontiers

6/6. Contemporary scientific evidence for climate change was published 30 years ago. Peter Evans asks why it has taken so long for there to be general recognition of the issues, and how accurate those early predictions were. 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: Travels with My Aunt

8/10. Henry meets Wordsworth when he delivers the photograph for Aunt Augusta, and finds her later in a villa with no furniture awaiting the imminent arrival of Mr Visconti. By Graham Greene. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Visconti.
Unknown: Graham Greene.

: Fabulous

5/6. Lucy Clarke 's comedy about the neurotic Faye, who believes modern-day women have it all and achieve it effortlessly, and can't understand why she is unable to do the same. Starring Daisy Haggard wxith Adam Buxton ,
Joanna Scanlan , Joanna Neary , Matthew Holness , Eve Dallas, Katy Brand and Olivia Colman. Music by Osymyso; Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Joanna Scanlan
Unknown: Joanna Neary
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Olivia Colman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Tina C's State of the Union Tour

2/2. Eastern Europe. Country music sensation Tina C continues to probe the EU. "I'm in one of the latest states to join but is it Latvia or Lithuania, Slovakia or Slovenia?" Written and performed by Christopher Green.
Music by Duncan Walsh Atkins and Ian Hill Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green.
Music By: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Music By: Ian Hill
Producer: Claire Grove

: Today in Parliament

David Wilby presents an analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: David Wilby

: News

: Book of the Week: Paper Houses

By Suk Pannu. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Suk Pannu.

: News

: The Treasury War


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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