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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: 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 forthe Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

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

3/5. Joyce Tyldesley 's biography of the Monarch, examining the nature of her relationship with Julius Caesar. Legend has it the Egyptian ruler was held captive by the Roman general, but their liaisons were more complex than that. Read by Haydn Gwynne. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joyce Tyldesley
Unknown: Julius Caesar.
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Nigel Swinford. As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams
(Martyrdom). James 5, vv7-11. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Bairstow). Be Still, My Soul (Finlandia). Director of music Neil Taylor. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Neil Taylor.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Interpreter II 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: On the Trail of the Templars

Martin Palmer embarks on a guest around England to separate fact from fiction in the mysteries surrounding the Knights Templar. His destinations include Temple Church in London, Denny Abbey , Temple Balsall, Garway, and Templecombe. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Denny Abbey
Producer: Norman Winter

: Clare in the Community

3/6. And the Winner Is. It's nomination time for the Social Worker of the Year Award and, though Clare hates these bogus mutual back-slapping rituals, she uses all her powers of manipulation to influence the nomination.
Producer Katie Tyrrell
RT DIRECT: To order Clare in the Community, Series 3
CD for £10.99 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Meqan: Nlna Contl
Helen: Gemma Craven
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Ray/Charlie: Richard Lumsden
Simon: Andrew Wlncott
Stanley: Martin Hyder

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McLennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McLennon.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

3/6. Michael Winner , Jilly Cooper.
Simon Brett and Valerie Grove are quizzed by Nigel Rees on the sources of a range of quotations and anecdotes. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Jilly Cooper.
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Life - an Audio Tour

RT CHOICE Jules Home's play about a woman who is attempting to win her partner back following her disastrous affair.
She offers him an audio tour of the small Scottish town where they once lived and loved. in the hope of reuniting their lives.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Philip Howard See panel


Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Philip Howard
jenny: Sandy McDade
joe: Lewis Howden
Bella: Edith MacArthur
Bev: Alex Elliot

: Gardeners' Question Time

Eric Robson is in the chair in Berkshire as Bob Fiowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs answer horticultural questions.
And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs: Day-to-Day Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs

3/5 By Morven Crumlish. After a day spent consoling and listening to a stressed-out single mum, Rebecca sets about addressing some issues of her own. Read by Neve McIntosh. producer Ros Ward


Author: Morven Crumlish
Reader: Neve McIntosh
Producer: Ros Ward

: A Voyage to Lundy

3/5 Gwyneth Lewis discovers some paradoxical qualities on the island in the Bristol Channel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Bleak Expectations

4/6. Pip is saved from the workhouse after receiving money from a mysterious stranger. However, he still needs to deal with the cruel Beadle Hardthrasher. and his own new-found wealth may yet bring further pitfalls.
Additional characters played Dy James Hacnman , Mark Evans. Sarah Hadland , Laurence Howarth , Susy Kane and Mark Perry
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Beadle Hardthrasher.
Unknown: Dy James Hacnman
Unknown: Mark Evans.
Unknown: Sarah Hadland
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Susy Kane
Unknown: Mark Perry
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
AanesBin: Cella Imrie
Young Pip Bin: Tom Allen
Mr Hardthrasher: Geoffrey Whttehead

: The Archers

The support team arrives at Brookf ield. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with playwright Willy Russell. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Willy Russell.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Interpreter II

3/5. By Anjum Malik. Nina deals with a difficult family crisis when she is called to interpret for a couple whose child is set to undergo a heart transplant.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: The Moral Maze

3/11. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with Ian Hargreaves , Clifford Longley , Melanie Phillips and Michael Portillo.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Portillo.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Politically Charged

2/3. Clive Anderson recalls the 1971 trial of the editors of hippy magazine Oz, the second of three controversial legal cases that have left their mark on politics and the law, as well as the individuals involved.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Tulips on the Moon

Richard Hollingham looks at how scientists are making the idea of growing plants in space a reality. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:The Truth Commissioner

8/10. As the Truth Commission hearing of the Connor Walshe case approaches, the main players come under pressure from outside forces. By David Park. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Park.

: The Eliza Stories

2/4. Eliza at Home. Eliza's husband finds his patience sorely tried by the eccentricities of their new maidservant, and their attempts to cure her of her strange little ways are only partly successful. Not to mention the plague of flies and an alarming trick played on him in the office. By Barry Pain , adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Barry Pain
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Eliza: Rebecca Front
Her husband: Mark Heap
Parker: Maev Alexander
Harnet: Mark Evans
Bagshawe/Wyse: David Belcher

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard , including Prime Minister's Questions.


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

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

3/5. By Joyce Tyldesley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Joyce Tyldesley.

: News

: A Dollar a Day

(4/4) 2-30 On Screen

: World Today

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