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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Michelle Marken.


Unknown: Michelle Marken.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Diverse conversation with Libby Purves ana guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Katherine Swynford: the Story of John of Gauntand His Scandalous Duchess

3/5. While Katherine is working in the household of John's new wife, he has effectively become the uncrowned ruler of England ana one of the most hated men in the country. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .
0 Worship the King (Hanover). Hebrews 10, W19-25. How Amiable (Vaughan Williams). Holy! Holy! Holy! (Nicea).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Island Blue 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Cleansing the Thames

2/2. Because of the amount of sewage spilling into the Thames, the Government has proposed the building of a "super sewer". Tracey Logan meets the engineers who will build it and asks whether it is worth its projected price Of £2bn.


Presenter/Producer: Tracey Logan

: Hazelbeach

2/6. In which Nick goes in search of his long-lost mother, and Ronnie tries to sell heart-rate monitors to Monty Python fans.
Comedy by Caroline David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Monty Python
Comedy By: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
Chloe: Tracy Wiles
James: John Dougail
Vince: Simon Treves
Andrea: Liza Sadovy

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Tracing Your Roots

2/6. Sally Magnusson explores more family history stories, and genealogist Nick Barratt offers tips and ideas on maximising the use
Of historical resources. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hands

Anissa Marie struggles to claim her ancestral gift - the power to heal with her hands. By Courttia Newland. producer Shabina Aslam


Unknown: Anissa Marie
Unknown: Courttia Newland.
Producer: Shabina Aslam
Anissa: Seroca Davies
Milan: Michael Obloro
Kavita: Pooja Ghai
Mum: Nadine Marshall
Dad: Nell Reidman
Jackie: Ayesha Antoine

: Gardeners'Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Ramsbury
Horticultural Society in Wiltshire. Including at 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: The Big Chill

3/5 The Sofa. An old Chesterfield sofa inherited from his mother present a dilemma for Nathan. Salley Vickers 's story is read by Paul Rhys. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Nathan. Salley Vickers
Read By: Paul Rhys.

: Ten Popes Who Shook the World

8/10 Pius XII. Struggling to remain impartial during the Second World War, Pius failed to speak out against the Holocaust.
Eamon Duffy asks if history has treated him fairly. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Pius Xii.
Unknown: Eamon Duffy

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues from the academic world. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Analysis of news headlines and reports, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

By Douglas Adams, dramatised by Dirk Maggs and John Langdon.
5/6. In which matters come to several heads, and the dead walk among us....
RT DIRECT: To pre-order Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency CD (released 8 November) for £11.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), or visit [web address removed] and enter [number removed] at the checkout.


Writer: Douglas Adams
Dramatised By: Dirk Maggs
Dramatised By: John Langdon
Music By: Philip Pope
Producer: Jo Wheeler
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Director: Dirk Maggs
Dirk: Harry Enfield
Richard: Billy Boyd
Janice: Olivia Colman
Susan: Felicity Montagu
DS Gilks: Jim Carter
Gordon: Robert Duncan
Electric Monk: Toby Lonqworth
Professor Reg Chronotis: Andrew Sachs
Michael Wenton Weakes: Michael Fenton Stevens
Porter: Andy Secombe
Officer: Jon Glover
Lady Magna: Tamsin Heatley
Announcer: John Marsh

: The Archers

Kenton takes things to the next level. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews the British premiere of the stage version of Hairspray, starring Michael Ball. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Michael Ball.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Island Blue

3/5. April's growing friendship with John provokes pangs of jealousy in Malky. By Ian Finlay MacLeod.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Ian Finlay MacLeod.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley ,
Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Art of Parliament

3/3. Building Britain. Michael Portillo looks at the murals that line the corridors of Parliament, decorated in a way that reflected the Victorian image of Britain. With Diane Abbott and Lord Falconer.
Producer Emily Palmer Repeated from Sun at 10.45pm


Unknown: Britain. Michael Portillo
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Producer: Emily Palmer

: The Sounds of Science

2/2. The Secret Life of Sound. Professor of acoustics Trevor Cox reveals some of the stranger places where acoustic research is carried out, including outer space, the singing sand dunes of Morocco and the nuclear power station at Chernobyl. Producer Rami Tzabar


Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost

8/10. Cold, clammy fear seizes the ghostwriter when he tracks a figure from Adam Lang 's past and finds himself caught up in a world of CIA agents and bull-necked hard men.
By Robert Harris. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Lang
Unknown: Robert Harris.

: Rubbish

New series 1/6. Insomnia. Martin Christmas works in the council's recycling department - an apt job as it reflects the rubbish going on in his personal life. Martin has a new boss who delights in winding him up. Comedy by Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Comedy By: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Martin: Reece Dinsdale
Barney: Matthew Cottle
John: Neil Dudgeon
Dawn: Emma Kennedy
Little girl: Nicole Shortland

: The Simple Pie Man

In the character of Mr Pastry, Richard Hearne entertained millions of people with his slapstick routines. Geoffrey Wheeler pays tribute to him. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Richard Hearne
Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Stephen Garner

: News

: Book of the Week: Katherine Swynford

3/5. By Alison Weir. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alison Weir.

: On Screen

: Outlook

: World Today

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