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: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Coverage of the second day's play in the Third Test at Galle.
For commentators see yesterday *approximate times

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Coverage of the second day's play in the Third Test at Galle.
For commentators see yesterday *approximate times

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: No WayHome: a Cuban Dancer's Story

3/5. A Fairytale Prince. At 18, Carlos Acosta is invited to dance as a principal with the English National Ballet in London. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Carlos Acosta

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Christ, Whose
Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Zephaniah 3, vv14-20.0 Clap Your Hands (Gibbons). Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gospal).


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Coverage of the second day's play in the Third Test at Galle.
For commentators see yesterday *approximate times

: New Kids on the Blog:How the American Media Is Changing

Matt Frei travels coast to coast across America to meet the foot soldiers of the digital revolution. Producer Naomi Grimley


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Naomi Grimley

: Baggage

3/6. The Regeneration Game. It's Edinburgh, it's spring and new beginnings are imminent. Caroline's adoption journey stalls when her social worker, Miriam, and Fiona's baby, April, insist on arriving early. Comedy by Hilary Lyon. Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Comedy By: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Gladys: June Watson
Nicholas: Moray Hunter
Miriam: Nicola Grier

: You and Yours until 12.15

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

3/6. Anything But Shy. Dominic Arkwright , himself no wallflower, asks why shyness - once considered to be a virtue - has become increasingly stigmatised. He's joined by sociologist Susie Scott and writers Carl Honore and Olivia Stewart-Liberty .
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Susie Scott
Unknown: Carl Honore
Unknown: Olivia Stewart-Liberty
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Witness:Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke

3/5. Jerusalem. The Galileans arrive in the capital city in triumph, but soon face danger and betrayal. By Nick Warburton.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Jonquil Panting
Jesus: Tom Goodman-Hill
Peter: Peter Firth
Judas: Paul Hilton
Caiaphas: Robin Soans
A rich man: Simon Treves
A pharisee: Alex Lanipekun
Martha: Joannah Tincey
Zacchaeus: Sam Dale
Tempter: Peter Marinker
Woman: Anna Bengo
Lawyer: Sam Pamphilon
Child: Skye Bennett

: Witness: behind Luke's Story

3/5. Ernie Rea explores how Jesus fell foul of the authorities. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ernie Rea

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood answer gardening queries in Wiltshire. Chaired by Eric Robson. And at
3.39pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Scottish Shorts

3/5. Lemon Ice Cream. By Kenneth Steven.
A young Italian emigre makes a life-changing decision when his family is thrown into crisis. Read by Michael Goldsmith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kenneth Steven.
Read By: Michael Goldsmith.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical issues from the academic world.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

6/6. Dr Raj Persaud looks at the latest developments in the world of psychology and psychiatry. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Play begins on the third day of the Third Test.

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: 4 Stands Up

2/4. A new stand-up show, featuring the luminaries of the comedy circuit. Hosted by Perrier nominee Michael Mclntyre. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Michael McLntyre.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Ambridge gets into the festive spirit. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on a new staging of Much Ado about Nothing, starring Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Russell Beale.
Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Flesh

3/5. By Tilly Black. Simon Channing persuades Alison to undergo cosmetic surgery.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Tilly Black.
Unknown: Simon Channing

: Unreliable Evidence

4/4. Youth Justice. Clive Anderson and key figures involved in youth justice discuss concerns that the system is in crisis, with record numbers of children now being brought to court. Should the age of criminal responsibility be raised from ten to 14?
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Stop the World

2/3. Kamran Nazeer talks to people whose views are at odds with the Zeitgeist.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Talks: Kamran Nazeer
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Frontiers

5/6. As forensic evidence plays an increasingly large role in deciding serious crime cases, Helena Kennedy QC ,
Angela Gallop of LGC Forensics, and Chief Constable Tony Lake debate how far scientific evidence can be relied upon to deliver justice and what can be done to protect the courts from bad Science. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Helena Kennedy Qc
Unknown: Angela Gallop
Unknown: Tony Lake
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Land of Spices

8/10. By Kate O'Brien. During the annual family holiday in the summer of 1913, Anna Murphy 's brother, Charlie, is drowned. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate O'Brien.
Unknown: Anna Murphy

: The Maltby Collection

2/6. David Nobbs 's museum-based sitcom continues with Rod trying to save the collection from closure and, in so doing, threatening his boss's early retirement.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: David Nobbs
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Julian: Ben Willbond
Wilf: Geoff McGivern
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Stelios: Chris Pavlo
Mark: Ben Moor
Rod's mum: Liza Sadovy

: A Life in Cans

Neil Innes tells the story of sound recordist
Peter Handford , whose career spans pre-war days, the Army Film Unit, and the digital era. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Peter Handford
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: News

: Book of the Week:No Way Home: a Cuban Dancer's Story

3/5. By Carlos Acosta. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Carlos Acosta.

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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