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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Murdoch.


Unknown: Alison Murdoch.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Alistair Bruce-Ball
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Alistair Bruce-Ball
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Book of the Week: The Heart of the Dales

3/5. Yorkshire schools' inspector Gervase Phinn recalls a conversation about the relationship between humans and animals. Further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Gervase Phinn

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Psalm 55, Wl-8, 22-23. Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

With Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 Five Days in July The Woman's Hour
_ drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: International CricketEngland v West Indies

Commentary from Jonathan Agnew ,
Tony Cozier and Mark Saggers on the second one-day international, at Edgbaston.
Producer Adam Mountford *approximate time Highlights are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Mark Saggers
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Spinning Yams - a Historyof the Cotton Industry

4/4. Paul Mason discusses how the decline of the cotton industry shaped Lancashire just as dramatically as its birth. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Paul Mason
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

3/8. Introducing Colonel Marquand. Events take a dangerous and mysterious turn at the Villa Negara. By Francis Durbridge. Producer Patrick Rayner RT DIRECT: To order the CD Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery for £15.99 (RRP £17.99) call [number removed] or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at checkout


Unknown: Francis Durbridge.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Langland
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Col Marquand: Angus MacInnes
Olaf: Nick Underwood
Victor: Michael MacKenzie

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley


Unknown: Shaun Ley

: Quote.... Unquote

6/6. Eleanor Bron , Stella Duffy , Alistair Beaton and Christopher Matthew are this week's panellists who are quizzed on quotations. Hosted by Nigel Rees.
Repeated from Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Nigel Rees.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Climb

As the Tour de France makes its first ever start in London, Lance Goodman 's drama-documentary follows two competitive cyclists as they face the biggest challenge of their sport: the hill climb. Meanwhile, jazz musician Soweto Kinch talks about the similar challenges presented by jazz improvisation. Clive JohnFlltcroft Billy Paul Clarkson Music by Soweto Kinch Producers Peter Leslie Wild and Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Lance Goodman
Talks: Soweto Kinch
Unknown: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Carole Baxter and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Tweeddale in the Scottish borders. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Defining Moments

3/5 Hair. For one woman the traumatic loss of her hair "comes to a head" while hosting an important event in her husband's career. Karen Gillece 's story is read by Cathy Belton. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Karen Gillece
Read By: Cathy Belton.

: The Making of Music

23/30. The French Revolution. James Naughtie looks at the music inspired by the French Revolution, including the birth of the French national anthem Reader Laurence Fox. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie
Reader: Laurence Fox.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears surprising tales from a Peruvian anthropologist on how Amazonian Indians make friends. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All In the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: His Master's Voice

New series 1/4. A political satire by Mark Tavener , set in the offices of The Blue Touch Paper, an archaic Tory magazine. The paper has lost its touch: its readership is down due to an old approach, old age and death, so it's time to appoint a new editor who favours the Cameron version of Conservatism. With Beth Chalmers , Simon Treves and Eve Webster Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Simon Treves
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Lord Malan: Robert Hardy
Keith: Tony Gardner
Anna: Amelia Bullmore
Giles: Michael Maloney
Katrina: Rachel Atkins

: The Archers

Alice draws the battle lines.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from the Manchester International Festival, including a new drama starring Johhny Vegas as a man trying to sell his house. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Johhny Vegas

: Five Days in July

3/5. Zipper takes her great gran, Mary, shopping and Gray comes along too. By Mike Walker.
For cast and further details see Monday Rpt from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: The Moral Maze

4/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Rptd on Saturday at 1015pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Phil Pegum Rptd

: Great Political Myths

2/3. Did James Callaghan really ask "Crisis?
What crisis?" Simon Hoggart takes a humorous journey through politics to investigate the truth behind myths. Other famous examples of political urban mythology include Michael Foot turning up to the cenotaph on Remembrance Day in a donkey jacket.
Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


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

: Rise of Resistance

1/2. Resistance to antibiotics is well known and deaths from MRSA continue to rise. But many other conditions such as cancer and malaria are now fighting back. Dr Mark Porter investigates why the drugs don't work. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Engleby

3/10. By Sebastian Faulks. Just as Mike finds he is getting closer to Jennifer, something truly terrible happens. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks.

: Double Science

Colin and Kenneth are two science teachers at a sixth-form specialising in drama, whose comfy world is turned upside down when the head of Science is replaced by a woman determined to revitalise the department. Comedy, written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Producer: Adam Bromley
Colin: Ben Willbond
Kenneth: Justin Edwards
Alison: Rebecca Front
Danny: Raza Jaffrev

: Today in Parliament

Highlights of the day's events, including the first time Gordon Brown takes Prime Minister's Questions. Presented David Wilby.


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheHeart of the Dales

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Hong Kong Ten Years On


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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