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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


Unknown: Jonathan Wittenberg.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: ArthurConan Doyle: a Life in Letters

3/5. Forbes Masson and John Dougal read an extract from Conan Doyle 's correspondence to his mother. A decision is taken to "kill Holmes" and Jean Leckie enters the author's life. Abridged by Alison Joseph. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: John Dougal
Unknown: Conan Doyle
Unknown: Jean Leckie
Abridged By: Alison Joseph.

: Daily Service

An act of worship, led by Bishop George Stack. Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord).
2 Corinthians 8, vv9-15. My Soul, There Is a Country (Parry). 0 Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art! (Cornwall). Director of music
Christopher Stokes. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: George Stack.
Unknown: Lord Jesus Christ
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Short History of Longing 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Sullyingcom

3/3. Penny Marshall looks at whether internet safety and etiquette should be taught in schools - teaching about the impact of bullying, and fostering greater peer support.
She also speaks to the Minister for Children,
Kevin Brennan MP. about the protection of young people online. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Kevin Brennan

: Safety Catch

New series 1/4. Show Me You Care
Sitcom, starring Darren Boyd as Simon McGrath , a newspaper-recycling and animal-adopting blood donor who likes to see himself as a good person - but currently works as an arms dealer. n Sarah Smart
Worksasan armsdealer.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Darren Boyd
Unknown: Simon McGrath
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Simon: Darren Boyd
Anna: Joanna Page
Boris: Lewis MacLeod
judith: Sarah Smart
Simon's Mother: Brigit Forsyth

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

3/6. Dr Phil Hammond asks three guests to play the track of their choice and offer their frank opinions on each other's choices. Producer Alison Vernon Smith


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Producer: Alison Vernon Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Suing Mr Spargo

By Christopher William Hill. A student's parents attempt to sue her school after their daughter gets terrible A-level results, but questions are raised as to who is to blame.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Mike: Geoffrey Hutchinqs
Connie: Penelope Wilton
Harry: Philip Jackson
Gwen: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Harriet: Joannah Tincey
Kevin: Sam Pamphilon
Colin: Simon Treves

: Gardeners' Question Time

Peter Gibbs is in the chair as Bob Flowerdew ,
Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood answer queries sent in by post and email. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


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

: Walk the Blue Fields

3/5. A farmer is left to come to terms with unrealised love and possible near bankruptcy. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Dermot Crowley. For further details see Monday


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Dermot Crowley.

: The Making of Music

13/30. Out of Fashion. James Naughtie considers the shift in musical tastes following the First World War. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15pm


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: 28 Acts In 28 Minutes

A traditional variety show with a difference: the performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain the audience. Featuring familiar Radio 4 names, established stand-ups and some brand new talent. John Humphrys presides, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up.
Producers Rohan Acharya and Ed Morrish


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producers: Rohan Acharya
Producers: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Brian's prejudice comes to the fore.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Short History of Longing

3/5. Rowan and Catherine find that irresistible comedy lies beneath the quiet desperation of the personal ads.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/9. Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Melanie Phillips and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses as they discuss the ethical issues behind the week's news. Chaired by Michael Buerk.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Callaghan Factor

Michael White of The Guardian recalls the last time a Labour prime minister took over mid-Parliament, when in 1976 James Callaghan succeeded Harold Wilson. He also examines whether Callaghan's experience has any lessons for Gordon Brown today. Producer Leala Padmanabhan
Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: James Callaghan
Unknown: Harold Wilson.
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Producer: Leala Padmanabhan

: Connect

6/6. Ouentin Cooper examines the latest science behind demolition, discovering that months of planning between engineers and contractors is essential. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A ThousandSplendid Suns

3/10. By Khaled Hosseini. Mariam is forcibly married to a shoemaker, despite being just 15 years old. Her new life in Kabul is 650 miles away, and her new husband three decades her senior. Read by Seeta Indrani. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.
Read By: Seeta Indrani.

: 15-Minute Musical

2/6. The comedy takes on a Life on Mars-style theme when Noel Edmonds wakes up in 2007 and yearns to return to 1973. With Mel Hudson , Dave Lamb and co-writer Richie Webb. Also written by Dave Cohen and David Ouantick. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Written By: Dave Cohen
Written By: David Ouantick.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Self Storage

2/6. Still homeless and separated from his wife, Dave plans to move out of the Storage Garden.
Writers Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Tom Collinson
Unknown: Barnaby Power
Producer: Ed Morrish
Dave: Reece Shearsmith
Geoff: Mark Heap
Ron: Tom Goodman-Hill
Judy: Rosie Cavallero
Sarah: Susan Earl
Estate agent: Phil Nichol

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

3/4. Is honesty the best policy?
Adam Bloom thinks so, and takes us on a journey of betrayal and dishonesty. Written by and Starring Adam Bloom. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Adam Bloom.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: News

: Book of the Week

:Arthur Conan Doyle: a Life in Letters
3/5. Abridged by Alison Joseph. Rptd from 9.45am

: News

: From Conflict to Chrislam

John McCarthy considers the impact of the Nigerian Kaduna Declaration

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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