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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie . 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 Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Midweek

With Francine Stock and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Awake, Awake to Love and Work (Sheltered Dale). 1 Thessalonians 4, vv2-12. Jesus, You Are Changing Me (Baker, arr Llewellyn). God Is Love: His the Care (Theodoric, arr Hoist). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Wlldwood:a Journey through Trees

3/5. Wood Jazz. By Roger Deakin. The writer's adventures continue in north Wales, as he celebrates the living outdoor sculptures of David Nash. He hears the story behind the creation Wooden Boulder, which the artist set free in a stream and followed for years. Read by Sean Baker. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Roger Deakin.
Unknown: David Nash.
Read By: Sean Baker.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Life Class 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Spinning Yarns - a History of theCotton Industry

2/4. Paul Mason examines how the Lancashire cotton industry changed the face of 19th-century British politics, beginning with a one-man re-enactment of the 1819 Peterloo massacre and ending at the American Civil War.


Presenter: Paul Mason
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

1/8. Having a Wonderful Time. An ordinary pair of spectacles spells trouble for detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve as they set off on a trip to Egypt. By Francis Durbridge.
Producer Patrick Rayner
RT DIRECT: To order the CD Paul rempleand the Sullivan Mystery for E15.99 (RRP £17.99) call [number removed]
(land-line calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], or visit www. bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Paul Temple
Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Langland
Joyce: Lucy Paterson
Victor: Michael MacKenzie
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Receptionist: Nick Underwood
Charlie: Greg Powrie

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/6. This week, Frances Fyfield , Naomi Gryn , George Layton and Brian Sewell share anecdotes they have collected, and are quizzed by host Nigel Rees on the sources of a selection of quotations. 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: Abel's Law

In 1875 Abel Ryder , a prosperous Oxfordshire shopkeeper, broke the law and refused to have his child vaccinated against smallpox. His stand led to his arrest, trial and a public uproar that helped change the compulsory vaccination law. By Hugh Costello.
Townspeople played by Kim Hicks , Chris Gamer and Amy Clifton ; Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Abel Ryder
Unknown: Hugh Costello.
Played By: Kim Hicks
Played By: Chris Gamer
Played By: Amy Clifton
Director: Jeremy Howe
Abel: Mark Meadows
The Magistrate: James Laurenson
Sophia: Kate Byers
Adelaide: Femke Wltney
Daniel: David Leonard
Dr Howard: Carl Prekopp
Margery: Hayley Doherty
Deiane: David Collins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness, Peter Gibbs and Eric Robson answer queries from visitors to the Summer Garden Party held at the GQT garden in Hampshire to mark the programme's 60th anniversary. Including at
3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: A Welsh Anthology

3/5. Making Perfume. In Laura Morris 's story, a child's fantasies turn sour in a single day. Read by Caryl Morgan. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Laura Morris
Read By: Caryl Morgan.

: The Making of Music

13/30. The Puritans. Cromwell may well have publicly disapproved of music in churches, but he employed the Royalists' composers to write works for him and the Protectorate. Written and presented by James Naughtie. For further details see Monday


Presented By: James Naughtie.

: Thinking Allowed

Jeffrey Weeks talks to Laurie Taylor about his new book, The World We Have Won, which claims that successive revolutions in erotic and intimate life since 1945 have led to the democratisation of every day life.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

7/7. In July, England bans smoking in enclosed public spaces. Dr Mark Porter assesses the possible impact of the ban, whether it will have any effect on the incidence of lung cancer, and asks how seriously we should take the threat of passive smoking.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: Heresy

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


Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Lynda is robbed of the glory.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the first-night verdict on Lord of the Rings, the musical. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Life Class

3/10. Summer 1914: Paul's affair with Teresa is increasingly overshadowed by the threat of Jack Halliday and his own insecurities and confusion over his feelings for Elinor. By Pat Barker.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Jack Halliday
Unknown: Pat Barker.

: The Moral Maze

2/7. Debate on ethical issues with Michael Buerk. Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador

4/4. An insider's guide to diplomacy.
Producer Rob Shepherd Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Producer: Rob Shepherd Rptd

: Fly Me to the Moon 1/2

Former astronaut Jeff Hoffman explores how the ambitions of different countries are fuelling their desire for space travel, and investigates upcoming projects in Japan, India, China and the US designed to stake their claim in our planet's closest neighbour.


Presenter: Jeff Hoffman
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Seeds of Greatness

3/10. Dave and Jack are teenage schoolfriends. Dave is good at lessons. But Jack, who's bottom of the class, has something that can't be learnt - charisma. Try as he might, his housemaster can't break Jack's self-confidence. By Jon Canter. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jon Canter.

: Fabulous

6/6. 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 , with Adam Buxton , Joanna Scanlan , Joanna Neary , Geoffrey McGivern , Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Eve Dallas, Katy Brand , Olivia Colman , Laura Solon , and Anne Reid. Music by Osymyso; Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Joanna Scanlan
Unknown: Joanna Neary
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Laura Solon
Unknown: Anne Reid.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Tina C's State of the Union Tour

2/2. Berlin. Country music sensation Tina C discovers David Hasselhoff sang "schlock-rock" as the Berlin Wall came down. Written and performed by Christopher Green. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: David Hasselhoff
Unknown: Christopher Green.
Director: Claire Grove

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Wildwood: a Journeythrough Trees

3/5. By Roger Deakin. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Roger Deakin.

: News

: Coming Out

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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