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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kate Coleman.


Unknown: Dr Kate Coleman.

: Farming Today

Presented by Moira Hickey. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Greg Wood.
7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Greg Wood.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The House I Grew Up In

3/4. Ian Paisley Jr , son and political heir to stentorian-voiced Dr Ian Paisley , takes Wendy Robbins on a tour of his childhood home in the loyalist heartland of east Belfast. On the agenda are power sharing with Sinn Fein, religion and controversial views on homosexuality. Producer Mark Alden Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Paisley Jr
Unknown: Dr Ian Paisley
Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Mark Alden

: 24/7

4/5. Vera Frankl looks at how the traditional 9-5 work day is disappearing as more people take their work home with them, becoming cash rich but time poor. Producers Rebecca Hodson and Vera Frankl


Unknown: Vera Frankl
Producers: Rebecca Hodson
Producers: Vera Frankl

: Book of the Week: Singled Out

1/5. Miriam Margolyes reads Virginia Nicholson 's account of the portrait of a generation of women who were bereft of men after the carnage of the First World War. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Justine Willett Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Singled Out for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed], call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Virginia Nicholson
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Justine Willett

: Daily Service

An act of worship from St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, led by the Very Rev Graham Forbes. Isaiah 42, vv5-9. With the trebles of the Cathedral Choir.


Unknown: Graham Forbes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Crowded Street
6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme
- visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: The Challenge of Gorton Mount

The failing Gorton Mount primary school in Manchester has undergone a regeneration under the headship of Carol Powell , who abandoned the national curriculum in favour of the Montessori method. As Sheila McClennon discovers, it's had some interesting results for the parents and teachers, as well as the children themselves. Producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Carol Powell
Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly

3/4. Poirot suspects that Lady Stubbs's disappearance could be linked to the boat-house murder. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
SirGeorge: Michael Cochrane
MrsFolliat: Rosalind Knight
Inspector Bland: Simon Treves
Miss Brewis: Liza Sadovy
Sally: Jenny Funnell
Michael: Dominic Colchester
Turtle-shirt man: Jot Davies

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

10/12. The south of England try to stop the Midlands' success in the cryptic quiz. Featuring Rosalind Miles , Stephen Maddock , Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins. Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Stephen Maddock
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Withered Arm

Thomas Hardy's short story, dramatised by Louise Doughty, is a play of psychological suspense that tells the tale of two women in the grip of passions beyond their control.
Producer/Director Claudine Toutoungi


Writer: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Louise Doughty
Director: Claudine Toutoungi
Gertrude: Victoria Hamilton
Rhoda: Susan Jameson
James: Ewan Bailey
Edward: Nick Sayce
Mr Mason: Nick Brlmble
Ida: Ella Smith
Dairy Man: John Cummins
Hangman: Gerard McDermott
Landlord: Wayne Foskett
Serving Girl: Ayesha Antoine

: Inside Money

Rptd from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Overheard

1/5. The Fledgling. A stranger's remark prompts an elderly woman's memories as she sits in a hospital waiting room. Eileen McCallum reads Frederic Lindsay 's story, the first of five to take as its starting point a snatch of overheard conversation. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Unknown: Frederic Lindsay
Producer: David Jackson Young

: On Being Inferior

1/4. Michael Rosen explores what being inferior means, beginning by looking at situations in the home. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

6/11. Clement Freud and Paul Merton are this week's panellists. From the Pleasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Ambridge gets a touch of glamour.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine show, which includes a review of Knocked Up, the hit American comedy about pregnancy. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Crowded Street

6/10. Winifred Holtby 's novel, set in gentrified Yorkshire. It's 1915 and Muriel's sister, Connie, unexpectedly returns home with startling news. Dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Pianist Stephen Reynolds
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Winifred Holtby
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Pianist: Stephen Reynolds
Director: Pauline Harris
Muriel: Claire Goose
Mrs Hammond: Bright Forsyth
Mr Hammond: David Fleeshman
Connie: Joanne Froqgatt
Bobby: Sam Curtis
Lady Grainger: Daryl Flshwick
Young man: Steven Rostance
MrTodd: Paul McCleary
MrsTodd: Deborah McAndrew
Ben: Graeme Hawley
Alice: Tahlra Dar
Godfrey: James D'Arcy

: Romany Roads: a Gypsy History

2/2. Beset by changes in land use and legislation that made nomadic life difficult, Gypsies recount their history in Britain since the Second World War. Simon Evans explores the problems they face today, even on their own land. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Simon Evans

: Crossing Continents

7/9. China's Children. Young Chinese people speak frankly about the ramifications of being the first generation to be born under China's one-Child policy. Repeated from Thursday

: Wild Arabia

New series 1/3. Three Continents Clash
Tessa McGregor explores the strategies that flora and fauna have evolved to survive and thrive in the Middle East, one of the harshest environments on Earth. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Tessa McGregor
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: The House I Grew Up In

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Testament of Gideon Mack

1/10. When a hand-written manuscript is found in the Highlands it reveals the strange story of a Church of Scotland minister who has lost his faith and found the Devil. James Robertson 's novel is read by Stuart McOuarrie. Producer Kirsty Williams RT DIRECT: To order The Testament of Gideon Mack for E7.99 incl p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct
Book Offers to [address removed], call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: James Robertson
Read By: Stuart McOuarrie.
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Unknown: Gideon MacK

: Word of Mouth

3/6. Guest presenter John Lloyd takes a close look at language and the ways people speak. Producer Chris Ledgard Rptd tomorrow at 4pm FM


Presenter: John Lloyd
Producer: Chris Ledgard Rptd

: Don't Hang Up

1/2. Night Lines. Alan Dein randomly calls telephone boxes all over the world. Tonight he encounters a security guard in the Florida Everglades. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week: Singled Out

1/5. By Virginia Nicholson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Virginia Nicholson.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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