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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Fanning Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
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: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr 's guests include the art critic
Matthew Collings and the tenor Ian Bostridge. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/starttheweek.shtml


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Matthew Collings
Tenor: Ian Bostridge.
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh , from St Martin's Church, Belfast. 1 Samuel 15, vv10-23.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh

: Book of the Week:The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

1/5. In 1612 Shakespeare gave evidence in a case concerning an unpaid marriage dowry, the only time his spoken words were recorded. Charles Nicholl 's part biography, part detective story is read by Imogen Stubbs. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Lodger for £18.50 (RRP E20.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Charles Nicholl
Read By: Imogen Stubbs.
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Dombey and Son 6/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visit www.bbc.co.uk/radi04/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Age-Old Dilemma

3/3. Most of us hope for a painless death, at home, surrounded by loved ones. But the majority of old people die in appalling conditions in a general hospital or nursing home. Despite the advances in palliative care, too many dying people face the end without pain control and other medication. Dr Michael O'Donnell investigates why. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Fordham and Lipson

3/4. Sketch show from Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson. With Alex Lowe and Laura Shavin. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Simon Lipson.
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Carol Smith

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

Peter Snow hosts the last of this year s heats in the general knowledge quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Horst Buchholz and Other Stories

George bets £1,000 on his team winning the pub quiz - money he doesn't have. But the other members have more pressing problems. By Matthew Wilkie.
Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Matthew Wilkie.
George: Sean Baker
Tim: Carl Prekopp
Jules: Samantha Spiro
Rich: Nicholas Boulton
Quizmaster: Philip Jackson

: Money Box Live

Listeners' financial questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlmes cost no more than 8p a minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Blake's Doors of Perception

1/5 No Trumpets Needed.
Michael Morpurgo reads his story, inspired by William Blake 's The Garden of Love, about the relationship between a cameraman filming on the West Bank and a shepherd boy. So begins a week-long series marking the 250th anniversary of William Blake 's birth, in which each tale is inspired by a quotation from Blake. Producer Lu Kemp
Spoken word choices: page 139


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: William Blake
Producer: Lu Kemp

: The Animals' VC

1/5 Brave Beginnings. Dylan Winter looks at the brave recipients of the PDSA Dickin
Medal - the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross - the first award going to some plucky carrier pigeons. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

5/8. Tim Hartford of the Financial Times looks at the power of numbers in the news and in everyday life. Producer Innes Bowen


Producer: Innes Bowen

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Jeremy Hardy joins Barry Cryer ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, and Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Peggy turns to the professionals.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Dombey and Son

6/20. Dombey is in deep mourning for his son. By Charles Dickens, adapted by Mike Walker.
Additional characters played by Alex Lanipekun and Simon Treves
Producers/Directors Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Mike Walker
Producer/Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Producer/Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Charles Dickens: Alex Jennings
Dombey: Robert Glenister
Edith: Helen Schlesinqer
Florence: Abigail Hollick
Capt Cuttle: Trevor Peacock
Mr Carker: Adrian Lukis
Major: Nicky Henson
Walter: Joseph Arkley
Mrs Brown I: Geraldine James
Mrs Skewton: Fenella Fielding
Susan: Nadine Marshall
Toots: Sam Pamphilon
Toodles: Ben Crowe
Rob: Lloyd Thomas
Additional characters played by: Alex Lanipekun
Additional characters played by: Simon Treves

: Arthur O'Connor's Last Flight

Gerry Northam tells the story of one woman's fight to discover the truth about her father, who died in a mysterious plane crash on the Cote d'Azur on 11 September 1968. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Crossing Continents

3/10. Germany. Eastern Germany is experiencing an alarming resurgence of far-right politics. Rosie Goldsmith hears from young neo-Nazis about what attracts them to the ideology and learns what others are doing to resist the rise of the right. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: The War of the Whales

2/2. Despite a 25-year ban on commercial whaling, Japan still hunts thousands of whales each year, supposedly in the name of science, though environmentalists believe otherwise. Roz Kidman-Cox finds out the truth. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Roz Kidman-Cox
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Burning Bright

1/10. The Kellaway family have arrived from Dorset to make a new life in Lambeth and find themselves living next door to the poet William Blake. Tracy Chevalier 's new novel is read by Jenny Coverack and abridged by Jane Greenwood. Producer VivBeeby
RT DIRECT: To order Burning Bright for E14.50 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: William Blake.
Unknown: Tracy Chevalier
Read By: Jenny Coverack
Abridged By: Jane Greenwood.

: Word of Mouth

2/6. Michael Rosen presents the series that looks at words and language.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's reports, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

1/5. By Charles Nicholl. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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