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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The City - Is the Party Over?

After seven fat years, the City is being faced with the most serious convulsion to hit it in a generation. Sparked by the credit crunch, Greg Wood tracks the unfolding crisis through the capital's trading floors.
Producer Julia Johnson Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Greg Wood
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Jesus, Where er Thy People Meet (Wareham). Colossians vv9-12. Hear the Voice and Prayer (Tallis).
Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (St Hugh).


Unknown: John Forrest.

: Book of the Week:Waiting for Daisy

2/5. "It is one thing to think, 'Maybe I won't t have kids', and quite another to be told, 'Maybe you can't'." By Peggy Orenstein. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peggy Orenstein.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers 2/5. The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: A Life with....

2/3. Fruit Fly. For nearly 60 years, Max Levitan has recorded the gene adaptations of the fruit fly. Julian Hector finds out about this long-term study. Producer Jamie Merritt


Unknown: Max Levitan
Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Jamie Merritt

: Zine Scene

2/2. Jarvis Cocker concludes his history of zines and fanzines with insights into the worlds of DIY publications. Zinemakers an fanzine historians, including Dave Haslam uz Naylor, Roger Sabin and Teal Triggs , explain the survival of paper-based fanzines in the age of the internet. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Jarvis Cocker
Unknown: Dave Haslam
Unknown: Roger Sabin
Unknown: Teal Triggs
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Call You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White. Put your views on last summer's floods to
Michael Jack , chair of the select committee inquiry into flooding.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlinescost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from luam


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.
Unknown: Michael Jack

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Soul Music

3/4 Tainted Love. Originally a Motown song written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones , Tainted Love became famous on the Northern Soul scene in the late 70s. It was heard by Marc Almond and Dave Ball of Soft Cell, who recorded a version that went to number one in 17 countries. Producer Sara conkey Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Gloria Jones
Unknown: Marc Almond
Unknown: Dave Ball

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The ScarletPimpernel of the Vatican

Nazi war criminal Herbert Kappler had only one visitor in his cell - a Vatican priest, Mgr Hugh O'Flaherty - the man Kappler had so often tried to assassinate during the war. Robin Glendinning 's play explores their remarkable postwar relationship. Mgr O'Flaherty John Lynch Herbert Kappler Wolf Kahler
Producer/Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Herbert Kappler
Unknown: Mgr Hugh O'Flaherty
Unknown: Robin Glendinning
Director: Gemma McMullan

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Original Shorts

2/5. Blue Afternoon. Martin Jarvis reads Julia Stoneham 's moving account of a brother and sister's uneasy relationship. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Julia Stoneham

: The Backstreet Business

2/5 In her search for businesses flourishing off the beaten track, Nicola Heywood
Thomas finds a workshop attached to a cottage in the Cotswolds where David Law works. it is the centre of a network of tiny firms working together to help him create harpsichords. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Unknown: David Law

: Law in Action

New series 1/10 An update on developments in the legal world. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Simon Coates


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Simon Coates

: Great Lives

6/7. Jacqueline Wilson nominates Katherine Mansfield for great-life status. Biographer
Angela Smith joins Matthew Parris to assess the impact of Mansfield's career. producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Angela Smith
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: John Byrne

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Miranda Hart's House Party

4/4. After weeks searching for the ingredients for the perfect party, Miranda thinks she's hit on the solution - a celebrity. Starring Miranda Hart , with Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Bridget Christie and Kim Wall. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Miranda Hart
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Bridget Christie
Unknown: Kim Wall.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Jack gets trapped in the past.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including news of the nominations for this year's Oscars, which are announced today. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: A Concise Chinese-EnglishDictionary for Lovers

2/5. Z's lonely life in London changes when she is captivated by the smile of an English man, although there is much room for misunderstanding between them. By Xiaolu Guo. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Xiaolu Guo.

: File on 4

New series 1/10. Five years on from Lord Laming's damning inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie ,
Andrew Bomford asks why so many children are still dying at the hands of their parents or carers. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm See panel
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/file_on_4/default.stm


Unknown: Victoria Climbie
Unknown: Andrew Bomford
Producer: David Lewis

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

4/9. Dr Mark Porter is joined by Professor Tom Sanders , a nutrition expert from King's College, London, to discuss metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes and heart disease.
Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Professor Tom Sanders
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The City - Is the Party Over?

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime:The Truth Commissioner

2/10. Henry Stanfield , the Truth
Commissioner, is surprised to learn that a witness knows his estranged daughter,
Emma - and that she's pregnant. By David Park. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Henry Stanfield
Unknown: David Park.

: Hopes and Desires

2/3. Battersea Triangle. Spineless Dougie has become domestically embroiled with Angela, his boss at work. He's deeply regretting it. So when he meets passive, unconditionally adoring India, his problems seem to be over. Or are they just beginning? Romantic comedy drama by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Dougie: Mark Benton
Angela: Christine Kavanaqh
India: Indira Varma
Fiona: Emily Rose Smith

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Waiting for Daisy

2/5. By Peggy Orenstein. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Peggy Orenstein.

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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