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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Murdoch.


Unknown: Alison Murdoch.

: Farming Today

With Moira Hickey. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Alistair Bruce-Ball
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Alistair Bruce-Ball
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. The Lord's My
Shepherd (Brother James' Air). Psalm 27, vvH6, 11-14. He Delivereth The Poor in His Affliction
(Parry). Tell Out, My Soul, The Greatness of The Lord! (Woodlands). Director of music David Poulter. Organist Philip Rushforth with the Chester Cathedral Choir.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Organist: David Poulter.
Organist: Philip Rushforth

: Book of the Week: The Heart of the Dales

1/5. Gervase Phinn , a Yorkshire schools' inspector, reads from the latest of his bestselling series of books about his life in the Dales. Abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Heart of the Dales for E15.50 (RRP E16.99) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to R[address removed]or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Abridged By: Jane Marshall
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Five Days in July 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: History's Witness

1/2. Following the work of the Historical Enquiries Team who investigate unsolved deaths attributable to the security situation in Northern Ireland between 1968 and 1998. Kevin Connolly talks to some of the families hoping for answers following decades of silence. Producer Rachel Hooper


Talks: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Hut 33

2/6. It's 1941 and war is hell, or at least annoying if you are forced to share a wooden hut with three people you hate. So when the chance to escape Bletchley Park and go to sunny Baghdad comes along, codebreakers Charles and Archie jump at the chance. Continuing James Cary 's sitcom.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Joshua: Alex MacQueen

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Round Britain Quiz

3/12 Teams from Northern Ireland and the north of England compete in the cryptic quiz, hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. The panellists are
Polly Devlin , Brian Feeney , Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at lipm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Brian Feeney
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Diana Collecott.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers


: Afternoon Play: The Midnight House

A period ghost story by Jonathan Hall that mixes fact and fiction, set in the Welsh tin-quarries that housed the nation's s treasures durinq the Second World War. (R)


Writer: Jonathan Hall
Music: Christopher Madin
Producer/Director: Polly Thomas
Ian: Roger Morlidge
Ruth: Caroline John
Nigel: James Nickerson

: Money Box Live

Listeners' financial questions are answered by Paul Lewis and guests. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Defining Moments

1/5 Gift. A week-long series of stories about liferhanainq events from emerging Irish writers begins with this story from David Frazer Wray.
Evangelos Patelis leads a solitary existence on an isolated Greek peninsula until he receives a parcel that has an unexpected effect on his life.
Read by Dimitri Andreas. Producer Heather Larmour


Unknown: David Frazer Wray.
Read By: Dimitri Andreas.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: The Making of Music

21/30 Mozart. James Naughtie continues his series connecting historical events and their effect on classical music with a look at Mozart and the varying fortunes of the system of patronage during the composer's lifetime.
Producers Rosie Boulton , Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt
RT DIRECT To pre-order the CD The Making of Music: Vol I
(released 16 July) for E17.99 (RRP E25.00) incl p&p, call
[number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 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: James Naughtie
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Lucy Lunt

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

3/13. Ernie Rea and guests explore faith in today's complex world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor from the New Wimbledon Theatre for more inspired nonsense. With Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.05pm


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Tony has a confession to make.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

As part of the Tom Stoppard season, Mark Lawson profiles the dramatist.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Tom Stoppard
Producer: Robyn Read

: Five Days in July

1/5. Mike Walker 's series of plays centre on a London family in the first week of July 2005, a week that began full of hope but ended in tragedy. it is followed by a feature-length play next
Saturday to mark the second anniversary of the 7th July bombings.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Paul: David Calder
Gracie: Margot Leicester
Mary: Elizabeth Spriggs
Zipper: Leanne Rowe
Imogen: Saskia Wickham
Manjit: Sameena Zehra
Ayeesha: Jane Slavin
Monk: Paul Panting
Gray: Ricci McLeod
Carrie: Jasmine Callan
Tanya: Rachel Bavidge
Saeed: Ash Varrez

: Blair's Endgame - the Backbench Diaries

The audio diaries of Labour MPs who have been privately recording their personal reactions to the pendulum of political fortune during Tony Blair 's final months in office. Producer Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Learning Curve

Liz Barclay presents the final edition in this series of the guide to learning.
Producer Louise Corley Repeated on Sunday atllpm


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Louise Corley

: Pleistocene Park

Since 1989 a Russian biologist has been trying to recreate an ice-age ecosystem. Welcome to Pleistocene Park in the Kolyama River Basin. Adam Fowler travels to Siberia to uncover the story of the park and explores the global importance of this extraordinary and groundbreaking experiment. Producer Jo Meek


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Jo Meek

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Engleby

1/10. Sebastian Faulks 's new novel tells the story of the life of Mike Engleby. In this episode he begins his second year at one of Britain's oldest universities where he is utterly captivated by fellow student, Jennifer Arkland. Abridged by Miranda Davies and read by Douglas Hodge. Producer Elizabeth Allard RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Engleby for E16.50 (RRP E17.99) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to[address removed] or call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RTor visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Mike Engleby.
Unknown: Jennifer Arkland.
Abridged By: Miranda Davies
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Quote ... Unquote

6/6. Eleanor Bron , Stella Duffy , Alistair Beaton and Christopher Matthew are this week's panellists who swap anecdotes and are quizzed on quotations. Hosted by Nigel Rees.
Producer Claire Bartlett Rptd on Wednesday at 1.30pm


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

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheHeart of the Dales

Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Winning the Peace


: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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