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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock reports from the annual Oxford Farming Conference. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

News, interviews and comment.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 30 December at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: Swindled:from Poison Sweets to Counterfeit Coffee

5/5. The food swindlers continue to find ever more sophisticated ways of adulterating our food. Scientists are now reSorting to DNA analysis - "food forensics" - to police the food we eat. By Bee Wilson. For details see New Year's Eve Repeated at 12.45am


Unknown: Bee Wilson.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.


Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Writing the Century 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Thank You

Is there one person in your life to whom you would like to say "thank you"?
Kim Normanton explores the phenomenon of human gratitude as people tell how their "ves were changed by the care of others.
Normanton records several such meetings, including a man who thanks the surgeon who changed his life and a Tube driver who thanks the woman who taught her to read. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Kim Normanton
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

2/6. Car Boot. In his search for an antique to take to the Antiques Roadshow, Arthur sets UP a meat-and-theatrical memorabilia stall with Wilf the butcher. Comedy, written by and starring Steve Delaney , with Sue Perkins , Alastair Kerr and Dave Mounfield. Producer John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Alastair Kerr
Unknown: Dave Mounfield.
Producer: John Leonard
Producer: Mark Radcliffe

: You and Yours

Consumer and topical issues reports,
Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Analysis of current affairs reports presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Message

5/6. Guests join Jenni Murray for lively conversation on media trends.
Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies'Detective Agency

4/4. Talking Shoes. A new detective takes on a case for the Agency and Mma Ramotswe has a problem with high-blood pressure. By Alexander McCall Smith.
For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Mma Ramotswe
Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith.
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni: Ben Onwukwe
Mma Potokwani: Janice Acquah
Boitelo Mampodi: Adjoa Andoh
Violet Sephoto: Anna Bengo
Mma Botumile: Noma Dumezweni
Dr Moffat: William Gaminara
DrLuenga: Chuk Lwuji
Mr Polopetsi: Paterson Joseph
Teenie Magama: Naomi Taylor
Mr Botumile: Ben Thomas

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Treasure Island

5/5. The Treasure Hunt. By Robert Louis Stevenson. Jim and the pirates search for
Flint's buried treasure. For details see New Year's Eve


Unknown: Robert Louis

: The Estuary

5/5. Peter France considers the 21st-century threats to the Wash. For details see New Year's Eve


Unknown: Peter France

: Last Word

Celebrating the lives of notable people who have recently died.
Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

James Schamus, head of one of the most important American independent studios, producer of Ang Lee's films and a film professor, talks to Francine Stock.


Guest: James Schamus
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Now Show

6/6. With Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , helped by Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Annabelle shows her considerable talents.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
Daniel: Dominic Davies
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Nigel: Graham Seed
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Debbie: Tamsin Grelg
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
William: Philip Molloy
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Coriander: Alexandra Lilley
Prof Lloyd: John Rowe
jason: Brian Miller
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Nic: Becky Wright
Annabelle: Julia Hills

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: John Wilson

: Writing the Century

5/5. Week One: And Is There Honey Still for Tea? Ada Reece and Rudyard Kipling rejoice in their respective children's bright futures as George V is crowned but clouds of war start to gather over mainland Europe.
For cast and details see New Year's Eve Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Ada Reece

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby at Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, where the panel includes John Denham , Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Denham
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Historian David Cannadine reflects on topical events.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Cannadine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Ariel

Maggie and Elaine are volunteers for a rape-counselling service. Their aim is to accompany police raids to liberate women trafficked into the sex industry in Britain.
But why can't they? David Spencer 's play is based on factual research. Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: David Spencer
Anja: Natasha Radski
Irina: Larissa Kouznetsova
Maggie: Sarah Parks
Elaine: Barbara Marten
Neville: George Costiqan
Becky: Carla Henry
Trafficker: Renny Krupinski

: The World Tonight

News and comment, presented by ReetaChakrabati. Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Nine Tailors

10/10. By Dorothy L Sayers. It's Christmas at Fenchurch St Paul, where the weather is turning nasty. As the f loodwater rises,
Wimsey finally grasps who killed the man in Lady Thorpe's grave. For details see Christmas Eve


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers.

: Great Lives

3/7. Alfred Russel Wallace.
Repeated from New Year's Day at 4.30pm


Unknown: Alfred Russel Wallace.

: California Dreaming

2/2. Life in the Fast Lane. Andy Parfitt hears how the focus shifted from New York to Los Angeles as the global capital for the music industry. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andy Parfitt

: News

: Book of the Week:Swindled: from Poison Sweets toCounterfeit Coffee

5/5. By Bee Wilson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bee Wilson.

: News

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up

Akram Khan (1/2)

: News

: Outlook

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