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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Tim Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Tim Bartlett.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Claire Phillips


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Claire Phillips

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rhidian Brook.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and - BBC Radio Newspod at [web address removed]


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Rhidian Brook

: Unmasking the English

3/4. Andrew Marr continues his look at quintessentially English characters. Today it is the turn of RS Surtees's Mr Jorrocks. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Mr Jorrocks.
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

3/4. Betchworth Quarry, Surrey. Matthew
Sweet learns how the makers of Blake's 7and Doctor Who managed to find alien worlds in the Home Counties. Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Surrey. Matthew
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Book of the Week:Rudolf Nureyev: the Life

1/5. My Vagabond Soul. By Julie Kavanagh. The celebrated dancer, born on a train in Siberia in 1938, grew up in poverty before studying ballet and scrambling to the top at the Kirov Ballet. Read by Jamie Glover and abridged by Miranda Davies. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Toorder the hardback book Rudolf Nureyev : the Life from RTDirectfor only £22.50(rrp £25.00) including p&p,sendachequepayabletoRT Direct Book offers, to: [address removed], call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Julie Kavanagh.
Read By: Jamie Glover
Abridged By: Miranda Davies.
Producer: Amber Barnfather
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins from Albany Road
Baptist Church, Cardiff, with Avril Harding conducting the Welsh Chamber Singers.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Albany Road
Unknown: Avril Harding

: Woman's Hour

With Ritula Shah.
10/45 The Draw 1/5. The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day s programme
- visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: The Sex Lives of Us: Moving out

When a wife discovers her partner is gay, she is typically left feeling betrayed, confused and isolated. Sheila McClennon examines marriages destroyed by male homosexuality. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

3/4. Mortal Memories. A Burns Night celebration brings back shared memories.
Liz Lochhead 's comic drama continues this series of plays starring Stanley Baxter. Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Stanley Baxter.
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

2/17. Peter Snow chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. Repeated on Saturday at 11pm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Captain Corelli's Mandolin: 1/4: A Pea in the Ear

By Louis de Bernieres. Romantic tale set on the island of Cephalonia during the Second World War. Narrated by Tom Goodman-Hill. Dramatised by Katie Hims.
Spoken word choices: page 121


Author: Louis de Bernieres.
Dramatised By: Katie Hims
Mandolin music composed and performed by: Alison Stephens
Producer: David Hunter
Narrator: Tom Goodman-Hill
Pelagia: Celia Meiras
Dr Iannis: Stephen Greif
Carlo: Anthony Psaila
Mandras: Chris Pavlo
Velisarious: Alexi Kaye Campbell
Father Arsenios: Alex Zorbas
Lemoni: Ania Gordon
Francesco's Mother: Liza Sadovy
Stamatis: Sean Baker

: Money Box Live

Financial questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Jennifer Clarke PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Strange Things Done In theMidnight Sun

1/5. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Five famous narrative poems, beginning with The Pied
Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning. Read by Stephen Campbell Moore. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Robert Browning.
Read By: Stephen Campbell Moore.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: The Making of Music

6/30. Exotic Paris. James Naughtie examines the works of Claude Debussy.
Producers Rosie Boulton , Sara Conkey and Lucy Lunt See also The Making of Music at 4pm on Radio 3


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Lucy Lunt

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

New series 1/6. Simon Cox discovers how satellite tracking is assisting natural history research. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Monise Durrani

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

10/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the stopwatch comedy panel game from the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, where the panellists include Clement Freud.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Jolene's match-making skills are put to the test. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on A Mighty Heart, a film about the search for kidnapped journalist Daniel Pearl. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Daniel Pearl.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Draw

1/5. Twenty-two-year-old Chloe is introduced to an online gambling site that promises big wins. She becomes increasingly fixated by the allure of internet betting, hoping her winnings will finance her forthcoming marriage. Drama written by Brian B Thompson.
Additional characters played by Chris Donnelly , Joanne Lancastle and John McAndrew
Producer Sara Davies Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Brian B Thompson.
Played By: Chris Donnelly
Played By: Joanne Lancastle
Played By: John McAndrew
Producer: Sara Davies
Chloe: Clare Corbett
Helen: Sarah Lawton
Paul: Daniel Ableson
Mum: Dee Sadler

: Defiance In Dewsbury

In 1987 a group of white parents opted to teach their children in a pub rather than accept places at a predominantly Asian school.
Twenty years on, the former BBC education correspondent Wendy Jones returns to find OUt What happened. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Wendy Jones
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: The Learning Curve

2/9. Presented by Libby Purves.
Producer Louise Coriey Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Louise Coriey

: Nature

2/8. The Sounds of Britain -Islay. Writer and naturalist Paul Evans and sound recordist Chris Watson travel to Islay to capture the atmosphere of the Scottish island.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Unknown: Chris Watson

: Unmasking the English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Bridget Kendall.


Unknown: Bridget Kendall.

: Book at Bedtime: Damage

1/5. MP Stephen Fleming becomes romantically involved with Anna, who is engaged to his son Martyn. Their secret comes to the fore the night before the wedding. Josephine Hart 's dark novel about a complex sexual triangle is read by Ciaran Hinds. Part of the Sex Lives of Us season.
RT DIRECT: To order Damage by Josephine Hart for £6.99 inc 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: Stephen Fleming
Unknown: Josephine Hart
Read By: Ciaran Hinds.
Unknown: Josephine Hart

: Another Case of Milton Jones

1/6. Comedian Milton Jones sets himself up as an expert in his chosen field - despite having no ability whatsoever. He begins by claiming to be a feted visionary architect. Music by Guy Jackson ; Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones
Music By: Guy Jackson
Producer: David Tyler

: Take Two

2/3. Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Diaghilev Richard Coles and his guests discuss the collaborations of Stravinsky and Diaghilev. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Sergei Diaghilev
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Adam Fowler

: News

: Book of the Week:Rudolf Nureyev: the Life

1/5. By Julie Kavanagh. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julie Kavanagh.

: News

: The Clinton Years


: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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