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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrea Rea.


Unknown: Andrea Rea.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With Evan Davis and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Francine Stock and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Book of the Week:

Femme Fatale: a Biography of Mata Hari 3/5. Heartbroken after the death of her son, Margaretha moves to Paris where she intends to reinvent herself. By Pat Shipman. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Pat Shipman.

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Philip Sumner. Let Saints on Earth
(Dundee). Acts 11, vv27-end; 12, vv1-5. Cast Me Not Away (SS Wesley). For All the Saints
(Sine Nomine). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Fr Philip Sumner.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 43 Years in the Third Form 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Poland: Spies, Secrets and Lies

Locked away in Poland's cities are secret dossiers left by the Communist regime that contain the names of millions of Poles said to have spied on their fellow citizens. But some of it is false information. Now the government wants to open the files and "cleanse" the country.
Tim Whewell finds out how Poland's complex history is returning to haunt it. Producer Julia Rooke


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Julia Rooke

: Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery

6/8. A Message from Sir Graham. Paul and Steve have a dangerous rendezvous on the River Nile.
Producer Patrick Rayner
RT DIRECT To order the CD Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery for £15.99 (RRP £17.99) call [number removed]
(landline 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: River Nile.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Fraser: Eliza Langland
Harold: Richard Greenwood
Olaf: Nick Underwood
Patrick: Gareth Thomas
Sidney: Wendy Seager
Zoltan: Angus MacInnes
Tom: John Paul Hurley

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports presented by Stuart Flinders and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Stuart Flinders
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

2/7. Keeping Up Appearances. Attila the Stockbroker tackles "that awful Bucket woman", Susannah Jowitt dissects the Tory party A list, and James Delingpole aims a punch at the British stiff upper lip. Presented by Dominic Arkwright.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Susannah Jowitt
Unknown: James Delingpole
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Icarus, Falling

Jonathan Davidson 's play is about a contemporary painter from Cornwall who wants to refresh his vision, so he takes up gliding - much to the astonishment of his wife and his gallery owner.
Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Jonathan Davidson
Director: Tim Dee
Peter: Jay Villiers
Susan: Eleanor Tremain
Painting: Eve Matheson
Gerry: Billy Wallis
Gliding Instructor: Cameron Stewart

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions from gardeners in Buckinghamshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Opening Lines

3/5. The Police Is Your Friend. Pastor
Ayo Olusola waits for his paperwork at a Nigerian Police station below a poster stating "The police is your friend" but with friends like these, who needs enemies! Katchi A Ozumba reads his own story, with Anthony Adesida.
Producer Justine Potter For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ayo Olusola
Unknown: Anthony Adesida.
Producer: Justine Potter

: The Singer Not the Song

3/5. The Blues. The blues singer has to be the master of the quick emotional change, possess a voice that can knock down houses, and unless they have a story to tell, they won't have much of a future. The blues grew from the experiences of the African-American, but does the blues singer have to be poor and black? For further details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

5/5. Lord Owen joins Raj Persaud to discuss the effect of mental ill health on heads of government. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: His Master's Voice

4/4. Lord Malan decides he wants a globalisation special with a celebrity angle, much to Keith's disgust. The political satire, set in the office of a weekly magazine for the thinking Tory, created by Mark Tavener and written by Steve Punt.
With Steven Critchlow Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Written By: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Steven Critchlow
Lord Malan: Robert Hardy
Keith: Tony Gardner
Anna: Amelia Bullmore
Giles: Michael Maloney
Katrina: Rachel Atkins
Beverly: Saskia Wickham

: The Archers

David eats some humble pie.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. His guests include bestselling authors Lee Child and Frederick Forsyth. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth.

: 43 Years In the Third Form

3/5. It's 1976 and Elizabeth's sister-in-law, Mary, is coping with the onset of puberty, helped only by the advice in Jackie. By Jane Purcell.
For more cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Purcell.
Mary: Catherine Harvey
Linda: Georgina Osen
Mandy: Dani Acors
Kevin: Pax Baldwin
Pete: Johnny Weldon
Voice of Jackie: Jane Purcell

: The Moral Maze

7/7. Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with panellists Ian Hargreaves , Michael Portillo , Clifford Longley and Melanie Phillips.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Talking to Terrorists

2/2. Alastair Crooke discusses his experience of negotiating with terrorist organisations.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Alastair Crooke
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Xtreme Everest

1/2. In an ambitious research study on Mount Everest, the effects of low oxygen levels on the human body were measured. The results may have revolutionary implications for the treatment of patients in intensive care units.
Graham Easton follows some of the volunteers as they adjust to high altitude. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Consequences

8/10. At the age of 43, Molly walks into a new life, but fate hasn't finished with her yet. By Penelope Lively. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: Ross Noble on ...

3/4. From the Opera House, Manchester. The Geordie comedian discovers that Mancunian audiences are not the most punctual, despite the unconventional efforts of the Opera House's ushers. Producer John Pidgeon
RT DIRECT: To order the CD Ross Noble on.... for E10.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Producer: John Pidgeon
Unknown: Ross Noble

: Today In Parliament

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


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week

:Femme Fatale: a Biography of Mata Hari
3/5. By Pat Shipman. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Globesity

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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