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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Mark Wakelin.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The Reunion

3/5. Sue MacGregor meets British veterans of the Korean War and finds out just how close we all came to a third world war between 1950 and 1953. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week: You'll Win Nothing with Kids

5/5. "Today is the county cup final. There will be a crowd, a match-day programme and sausage and chips for the players afterwards. It really is that big." Written and read by Jim White. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Jim White.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 A Nightingale Sang in Fernhurst Road 5/5. The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.

: China on a Plate

2/2. Lars Tharp follows the 500-mile journey from Jingdezhen south to Canton (modern-day
Guangzhou) taken by more than a million pieces of blue-and-white porcelain during the 18th and 19th centuries, which were then shipped to
Europe to end up in our stately homes, where
Lars discovers they miraculously survived such a journey in one piece. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Castle

2/6. An unexpected lion and the world's s first satellite dish spell trouble for Anne and Sam Tree 's ongoing relationship. Historical sitcom written by Kim Fuller with additional material by Matt Kirshen and Nick Doody. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Sam Tree
Written By: Kim Fuller
Unknown: Matt Kirshen
Unknown: Nick Doody.
Producer: David Tyler
Sir John: James Fleet
Sir William: Neil Dudgeon
Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd
Lady Anne: Susan Un
Lady Charlotte: Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry: Steven Kynman
Sam Tree: Toby Ross-Bryant

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

6/6. Guests join Steve Hewlett for lively conversation on media trends.
Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dreaming in English

Magda has made a good life for herself in Hull, very different from the one she would have had in Poland. But now her brother is coming to stay and she has to try to fit her two lives together. It's not going to be easy. Written by John Godber and Jane Thornton.
Producer/Director Mary Ward-Lowery


Written By: John Godber
Written By: Jane Thornton.
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Dan: Robert Angell
Priest: David Barrass
Rat: Rad Kalm
Madga: Natasha Radskl
Suzie: Amy Thompson
Woman: Jane Thornton

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Miriam O'Reilly travels to Iceland to hear how politicians have slashed cod quotas in a bid to combat depleted fish supplies in the UK. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: The Uncommon Reader

5/5. Alan Bennett reads the final part of his story. The Queen makes a life-changing decision, much to the consternation of her Prime Minister. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: The Making of Music

Wagner's theatre at Bayreuth came to be a magnet for every philosopher, artist and musician. James Naughtie explores the composer's influence on the development of classical music. The readers are Tom Hollander and Simon Russell Beale. For further details see Monday


Musician: James Naughtie
Unknown: Tom Hollander
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, reflecting on the lives of the famous, the unsung and the extraordinary.
Producer Stephen Hughes Rptd on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Stephen Hughes Rptd

: The Film Programme

Juliette Binoche, star of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, talks to Francine Stock about her new film A Few Days in September.


Guest: Juliette Binoche
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

5/6. Armando Iannucci welcomes you and your ears to some topical piffie as he and his guests poke about a bit at the news and things in general. Producer David Tyler Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Producer: David Tyler Rptd

: The Archers

Emma's selective with the truth.
Written by Joanne Toye
Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Joanne Toye
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Alan: John Telfer
Wendy: Alison Belbln

: Front Row

Actor David Thewlis , who has just published a novel set in the art world, talks to Mark Lawson.
Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: David Thewlis
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: A Nightingale Sang In Fernhurst Road

5/5. Would You Like to Kiss Me? September 1945. Life gets complicated for Guy when everybody's suddenly kissing everybody else. Ballroom-dancing lessons from a poodle don't help. By Christopher Matthew.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Matthew.

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the topical discussion in Dunfermline, Fife. Panellists include the Times columnist and former editor of the Scotsman Magnus Linklater , and children's author
Katie Grant. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Magnus Linklater
Unknown: Katie Grant.
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd

: A Point of View

3/8. Tim Egan , of the New York Times presents a reflection on a topical issue.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Tim Egan
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Number Ten

2/5. And Raise Them to Eternal Lie
Prime Minister Adam Armstrong tries to keep a manifesto promise to eliminate Britain's carbon footprint, but plummeting ratings and union pressure force a rethink. ByJonathan Myerson.
Producer/Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Adam Armstrong
Unknown: Byjonathan Myerson.
Director: Clive Brill
Prime Minister: Antony Sher
Monica: Sasha Behar
Polly: Haydn Gwynne
Colin: Colin McFarlane
Steve: Stephen Mangan
Frank: Anthony O'Donnell
Lord Cairns: James Laurenson
Nigel: Christopher Ettridoe
Rebecca: Flora Montgomery
Conrad: Nick Rowe
Mrs Austen: Claire Perkins
Journalist: Alice Arnold

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Reeta Chakrabati.


Presented By: Reeta Chakrabati.

: Book at Bedtime: Revolutionary Road

10/10. The morning after Frank's confession, all is calm in the Wheeler household until the tragic horror of April's plan unfolds. By Richard Yates. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Yates.

: Great Lives

David Rowntree , formerly the drummer with Blur, joins Matthew Parris to discuss the life of Lord Denning one of the great judges of the 20th century. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: David Rowntree
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: US Comics Confidential

2/3. Phyllis Diller , the mistress of the barbed one-liner - usually aimed at herself, talks about her life, influences and long career in the year that she turns 90. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Phyllis Diller
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: News

: Book of the Week: You'll Win Nothing with Kids

5/5. By Jim White. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jim White.

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: We're No Angels

Karin Wells investigates controversial Polish laws that required over 35s to prove they never collaborated with Communists

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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