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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrea Rea.


Unknown: Andrea Rea.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 L Wanly Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: Between Ourselves

Facial Surgeons. In the last programme in the series of debates, two of the world's most eminent maxillofacial surgeons discuss with Olivia O'Leary the finer points of operating on the human face.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Invisible People

3/5. Urban historian Joe Kerr visits the Ordnance Survey's headquarters in Southampton. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by the Rev Sharon Grenham -Toze. The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King (Aeterna Christi Munera). Acts 1, W15-17; 20-26. Blessed Are All Those Who Fear Him (Mendelssohn). Disposer Supreme (Old 104th). For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Sharon Grenham

: Book of the Week: Femme

Fatale: a Biography of Mata Hari
2/5. Tragedy strikes Margaretha's family in Indonesia. By Pat Shipman. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Pat Shipman.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 43 Years in the Third Form 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Dead Sea Scrolls Revisited

2/2. In his re-examination of one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, Roger Bolton finds that, 60 years on from their first unveiling, the 1st-century Jewish texts are still yielding fresh insights. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Norman Winter

: The Wikipedia Story

Wikipedia is one of the fastest-growing sites on the internet. It's mission, according to its founder Jimmy Wales , is "to give free access to the sum total of human knowledge". Anyone can contribute, edit and correct. But it is controversial. Charges of inaccuracy and bias are countered with the claim that it is a forum for genuine intellectual democracy.
Clive Anderson talks to key players in the debate. Producer Simon Hollis
Pick of the week: page 128


Unknown: Jimmy Wales
Talks: Clive Anderson
Producer: Simon Hollis

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The World of Womad

Marking the 25th anniversary of the World of Music, Arts and Dance, or Womad festival as it is known, musician and producer Nitin Sawhney examines the festival's history. Contributors include Peter Gabriel , Thomas Brooman and Charlie Gillett.
Producer Julia Hayball Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Producer: Nitin Sawhney
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Thomas Brooman
Unknown: Charlie Gillett.
Producer: Julia Hayball

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rapture

Carol Ann Duffy 's startling and passionate set of love poems, which won the TS Eliot Prize in 2005, adapted for radio by the author, and read by Fiona Shaw. The work tells the story of a tumultuous relationship, linking the main events and emotions with the changing seasons. Featuring original music composed by Eliana Tomkins. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Read By: Fiona Shaw.
Composed By: Eliana Tomkins.
Producer: Graham Frost

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel chairs a debate on concerns over the environment. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: Home Planet, PO Box 3096, Brighton BNI 1PL email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Opening Lines

2/5. The Perfect Fit. The purchase of a pair of dance shoes offers hope to a troubled young couple. Julie-Ann Rowell 's story is read by Emily Chennery. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Julie-Ann Rowell
Read By: Emily Chennery.

: The Singer Not the Song

2/5. Folk. In a genre where storytelling ability is paramount, is having a beautiful voice a blessing or a burden? Norma Waterson and music academic Vic Gammon discuss the artistry of the folk singer. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Norma Waterson
Unknown: Vic Gammon

: Law In Action

9/10. Barrister Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories in the news. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

8/9. Comedian and Young Bond author Charlie Higson and The House of Tiny Tearaways' clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron join presenter Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Dr Tanya Byron
Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

Introduced by Eddie Mair.


Introduced By: Eddie Mair.

: About a Dog

3/6. Sarah and her dog Jack are stuck on a cramped canal boat all day with a narrow-boating nerd. By Graeme Garden. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: Jon Naismith
Jack: Alan Davies
Sarah: Claire Goose
Adrian: Darren Boyd
Muriel: Deborah Norton
Laszlo: Simon Greenall
Dr Ally Katz: Andy Taylor

: The Archers

Ruth and David get some inside information. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine programme, introduced by Mark Lawson. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Introduced By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: 43 Years In the Third Form

2/5. It's 1968 and Elizabeth is taking her
12-year-old daughter Bee to an interview for a scholarship, if she can only get her to get her nose out of Bunty. By Jane Purcell.
For more cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Purcell.
Elizabeth: Colleen Prendergast
Bee: Jenny Veal
Headmistress: Mla Soteriou
Voice of Bunty: Alexandra Knapp

: File on 4

9/10. Ministers believe investment, not aid, is the key to eradicating world poverty. Fran Abrams finds out if it's true that you help Kenya's economy ifyoubuyabunchof Kenyan roses.
Producer Samantha Fenwick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm
Podcast available at http://news.bbc.co.Uk/1/hi/ programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All In the Mind

5/5. David Owen joins Raj Persaud to discuss the effect of mental ill health on heads of government. Trained as a doctor, Lord Owen has had a keen interest in the intoxication of power and what he has dubbed the "hubris syndrome".
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Raj Persaud
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Consequences

7/10. What Had Happened to Youth? By Penelope Lively. As the "winter of discontent" turns into her daughter's A-level summer, Molly wonders if the most compelling life experience going has passed her by. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: Edge Falls

3/5. Pilates in the car park and a separate "fat" section in the restaurant mean the retail village is getting health-conscious. But that doesn't help one desperate man who just wants to return a sales item. Comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Comedy By: Paul Barnhill
Comedy By: Neil Warhurst.
Director: Sally Avens
Mick: Mark Benton
Sonya: Sarah Lancashire
Rez: Emil Marwa
Valerie: Sarah Hadland
Rick: Anthony Glennon
Miranda: Lindsay Allen
Victor: Nell Warhurst
Jim: Nell Warhurst
Karl: Paul Barnhill
Woman: Rachel Bavidge

: Today In Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: FemmeFatale: a Biography of Mata Hari

2/5. By Pat Shipman. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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