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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the DayWith Abdal Hakim Murad.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include writer Martin Amis, human rights activist Asma Jahangir and historian Quentin Skinner. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm.
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Martin Amis
Guest: Asma Jahangir
Guest: Quentin Skinner
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt

1/5. Joyce Tyldesley's biography of the highly intelligent monarch, stripping away the misconceptions surrounding the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty. After the death of her father Ptolemy XII Auletes, Cleopatra is forced to share the throne of Egypt with her ten-year-old brother. Read by Haydn Gwynne. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt for £18 (RRP £20) inc p&p, send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: Joyce Tyldesley
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow. With
Anna Magnusson and the Choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, directed by Oliver Rundell. Reading Ephesians 4, vv29-end; 5, vvl-2. Organist Christopher Nickol.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson
Directed By: Oliver Rundell.
Organist: Christopher Nickol.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Interpreter 111/5. 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/radio4/womanshour/listen


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Teenage Kicks

A profile of Patience Bush, who works to help families in Sheffield combat their children's anti-social behaviour. Producer Susan Mitchell


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Tomorrow, Today!

New series 1/6. Dr Chaotica and the Rise of the Atomic Man-Bees. It's 1962 and Hugo Kellerman is making a radio soap opera set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008. Today, suspicious deaths provoke mixed reactions. By Christopher William Hill.
Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Hugo Kellerman
Unknown: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Keith: Sam Pamphilon
Mrs Tinkler: Rachel Atkins
Graham: Lloyd Thomas
Delivery boy: Alex Lanipekun

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Garden Quiz

4/11 Anna Ford chairs the horticultural contest, pitting four contestants against each other in a knockout competition. producer Frank Stirling Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Anna Ford
Producer: Frank Stirling

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: How to Be a More Interesting Person

By Gary Ogin.
Donald is getting nowhere with Amy and is convinced he's just too boring for her. However, when Zak comes crashing into his flat he thinks his luck will change.


Writer: Gary Ogin.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Donald: David Thorpe
Zak: Danny Webb
Ellie: Maureen Beattie
The Nose: Ben Onwukwe
Boxer: Alex Lanipekun
Baz: John Dougall
Amy: Katy Cavanagh
Barman: Peter Marinker
Little girl: Anna Benqo
Librarian: Rachel Atkins
Cab controller: Laura Molyneux
Train manager: Sam Pamphilon

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE- [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs

1/5 The True Story of the Twelve Dancing
Princesses. By Morven Crumlish. Who says that the princesses were out dancing all night? In this quirky reworking of the traditional fairy tale, a soldier is exposed to the truth. Read by Shirley Henderson. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Morven Crumlish.
Read By: Shirley Henderson.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: A Voyage to Lundy

1/5 Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis travels a long way close to home to contemplate a change in the direction Of her life. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: Just a Minute

5/12 Nicholas Parsons is in the chair at Salisbury
Playhouse, with Paul Merton , Clement Freud ,
Marcus Brigstocke and Jenny Eclair. producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jenny Eclair.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Ruth prepares for the big day.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of the film Cloverfield, in which a monster attacks New York City. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Interpreter II

1/5. By Anjum Malik. The further adventures of freelance interpreter Nina Azmi (Archie Panjabi). Today Nina is called to interpret at a family court, where she hears a shocking revelation. Producer Nadia Molinari Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.
Unknown: Nina Azmi
Producer: Nadia Molinari

: Document: Broadcasts from the Bunker

2/3. At the height of the Cold War, the BBC devised a programme schedule, known as "Radio Ten", to be broadcast from the BBC's own secret bunker in the event of a nuclear attack.
Mike Thomson rediscovers the bunker and reviews the playlist, which was designed to boost the morale of survivors.


Presenter: Mike Thomson
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The Learning Curve

2/8. A guide to the world of learning.
Presented by Libby Purves. Producer Fiona Hill


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Fascinating Deaths

2/2. The Taung Child. Jessica Holm investigates the skull of a child from a two-million-year-old species that could be the missing link between apes and humans, to find out the cause of death. The answer came as quite a shock. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime:The Truth Commissioner

6/10. By David Park. Northern Ireland's recently appointed Truth Commissioner discovers a government minister and a former policeman may be implicated in the disappearance of a young boy several years earlier. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Gerard Murphy. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: To order The Truth Commissioner for £13.50 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, send a cheque, payable to [address removed], or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Gerard Murphy.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Quote ... Unquote

2/6. Barry Norman , Ben Moor , Michael Simkins and Stephanie Merritt are quizzed by Nigel Rees , and the reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Michael Simkins
Unknown: Stephanie Merritt
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt

1/5. By Joyce Tyldesley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Joyce Tyldesley.

: News

: Desperate Dreams


: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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