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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Clair Jaquiss.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with Francine Stock and guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Jesus Calls Us! O'er the Tumult (St Andrew). Matthew 6. vv19-24. My Eyes for Beauty Pine (Howells). Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbots Leigh). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Teenage:the Creation of Youth 1875-1945

3/5. The Depression of the 1930s left many adolescents angry but the allure of the silver screen offered an escape into the dreamworld of Hollywood glamour. By Jon Savage. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jon Savage.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Life Class 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

3/4. Paul Mason continues his exploration of the Lancashire cotton industry by examining the myth that life in the county's mill towns was dull and uneventful. Eager to demolish this fallacy, he argues that workers at the time had the benefit of the most developed leisure economy in the world.


Presenter: Paul Mason
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

2/8. Interlude at Augusta. By Francis Durbridge. During their stopover in Sicily. Paul and Steve sense someone is following their trail.
Producer Patrick Rayner
RT DIRECT: To order the CD Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery for E15.99 (RRP E17.99) 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: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Loqan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Langland
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Mr Constantine: Angus MacLnnes
Steward: Nick Underwood
Receptionist: Lucy Paterson

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

6/6. Eleanor Bron , Stella Duffy , Alistair Beaton and Christopher Matthew are quizzed on a selection of quotations and share amusing anecdotes. Presented by Nigel Rees.
Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Presented By: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daphnis and Chloe

By Longus, adapted by Hattie Naylor. This story of two naïve young lovers, beset by pirates, aided by supernatural forces and the power of love, has been popular since it was translated from the Greek more than 500 years ago.
Music by Sarah Moody
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Adapted By: Hattie Naylor.
Music By: Sarah Moody
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Longus: Adrian Scarborough
Chloe: Lyndsey Marshal
Daphnis: Ben McKay
Lamo: Kim Wall
Megacles: Kim Wall
Myrtale: Tracy Wiles
Philetas: Geoffrey Beevers
Love: Simon Trinder
Dryas: Anthony Glennon

: Gardeners' Question Time

Further coverage of the show's special 60th anniversary Summer Garden Party, held in Sparsholt College in Hampshire. With Chris
Beardshaw. John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and Peter Gibbs. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm
Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 48 Lavender collections: page 161


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

: Bottled Air: Death of a Ladies' Man

3/5. By Ian Macpherson. A statusesque American shows an interest in Florette's poetry. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ian MacPherson.

: The Making of Music

18/30. Rameau and the Philosophes.
James Naughtie explores the war of ideas in 1750s when the Paris Opera House became the centre of the Battle of the Fools. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Thinking Allowed

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

: All in the Mind

1/5. Dr Raj Persaud watches Formula One drivers race and discovers how the sport is using neuroscience to prepare its stars for the track. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: Down the Line

The phone-in show returns for a one-off special on Tony Blair 's legacy, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas ). With
Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter , Charlie Higson , Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. producers Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Gary Bellamy
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse.
Producers: Charlie Higson
Producers: Paul Whitehouse

: The Archers

Alice has a rude awakening.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. including an interview with the American law professor and novelist
Stephen L Carter. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Unknown: Stephen L Carter.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Life Class

8/10. Penny Leicester's adaptation of Pat Barker 's story. Paul's artistic ambitions are soon forgotten as he struggles to survive the daily horrors of the hospital. Narrated by Sian Thomas. For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Pat Barker
Unknown: Sian Thomas.

: The Moral Maze

3/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Phil Pegum Rptd

: Great Political Myths

1/3. Simon Hoggart takes a humorous journey through the jungle of political mythology to investigate the truth behind myths such as President Bush greeting Tony Blair with the words "Yo, Blair", James Callaghan asking
"Crisis? What crisis?", and Michael Foot wearing a donkey jacket to the cenotaph on Remembrance Day.
Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: James Callaghan
Unknown: Michael Foot
Producer: Mandy Baker

: Fly Me to the Moon

2/2. Former astronaut Jeff Hoffman investigates the space race as four different countries prepare for lunar reconnaissance missions next year. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: 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

8/10. Dave is dumped by girlfriend Jess. so Jack invites his friend for a night out in London to cheer him up. But an evening quickly becomes a week when Jack takes Dave home to the mansion he shares with his scary wife Rita and their adopted son. By Jon Canter. Read by Stephen Mangan.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jon Canter.
Read By: Stephen Mangan.

: 4 in a Field: Radio 4 at the GlastonburyFestival

Half an hour of top-class stand-up from comedians at the Glastonbury festival.
Featuring performance poet Rory Motion and Glaswegian raconteuse Janey Godley ,
Phil Nichol , who was last year's Perrier/if.commeddies award winner, and special guest Sean Hughes. Hosted by Ed Byrne. Producer Fred Stirling


Unknown: Rory Motion
Unknown: Janey Godley
Unknown: Phil Nichol
Unknown: Sean Hughes.
Unknown: Ed Byrne.
Producer: Fred Stirling

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, highlighting
Prime Minister's Questions. With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Teenage:the Creation of Youth 1875-1945

3/5. By Jon Savage. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jon Savage.

: News

: Coming Out

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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