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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek .

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Claire Campbell
Smith. Just as I Am (Misericordia). Psalm 51, vvlO-17. Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake
(Farrant). Forty Days and Forty Nights (Aus der Tiefe). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Richard Tanner.


Music: Paul Leddington
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week:Heart of Darfur

3/5. Lisa French Blaker and her team engage in a terrifying confrontation with armed government troops. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Uncovering Pakistan: the Britistanis

1/2. Navid Akhtar meets Pakistanis living in Britain, including the very rich and the very poor. and considers whether Pakistan's s future has any relevance to their lives. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Navid Akhtar
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Clare in the Community

4/6. Carry On up the Amazon. Clare finds it difficult to resist interfering when she discovers Helen's son has been spending his gap year around the corner in a squat rather than in Borneo. Comedy, written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell
RT DIRECT: To order Clare in the Community Series
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Written By: Harry Venning
Written By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Megan: Nina Conti
Helen: Gemma Craven
Brian: Alex Lowe
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Chantelle: Alex Tregear
Gareth: Paul Chequer

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

4/6 Authors Francesca Beauman and Mark Billingham , poet Ian McMillan and journalist
Katharine Whitehorn exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Francesca Beauman
Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Death of a Pirate

John Hardwick 's play about a pirate radio celebrity who is delivering his final broadcast from a condemned tower block.
The man has decided to take matters into his own hands and plans to commit suicide by using a home-made bomb. Co-written by Michael Smiley and Jo Hartley.
Music composed by Joe Boswell
Producer Clive Brill ; Director John Hardwick


Unknown: John Hardwick
Unknown: Michael Smiley
Unknown: Jo Hartley.
Composed By: Joe Boswell
Producer: Clive Brill
Director: John Hardwick
Fin: Michael Smiley
Terri: Jo Hartley
Barry: Connor McLntyre
Carl: Dominic Coleman
Lol: Ian Puleston-Davies
Angry woman: Michelle Butterly

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank offer advice to gardeners in Warwickshire. With Eric Robson in the chair. And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Scene of the Crime

3/5 The Best Little Country in the World By Louise Welsh. A recently arrived Polish man contends with the language barrier on the streets of Glasgow. Read by Kenny Blyth. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louise Welsh.
Read By: Kenny Blyth.

: Art Made in China

3/5. Roger Law discovers the weird and wonderful world of Chinese installation art. For details see Monday


Unknown: Roger Law

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Bleak Expectations

5/6. Chapter the Fifth - a young love mercilessly dismembered. Pip falls in love with the beautiful but terminally feeble Flora Dies Early, while Pippa and Mr Parsimonius flee to the continent in the hope of escaping the evil clutches of Mr Benevolent. Mark Evans 's comic Victorian epic.
Additional characters played by James Bachman , Mark Evans , Sarah Hadland , Laurence Howarth , Susy Kane and Mark Perry
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Mr Parsimonius
Unknown: Mr Benevolent.
Unknown: Mark Evans
Played By: James Bachman
Played By: Mark Evans
Played By: Sarah Hadland
Played By: Laurence Howarth
Played By: Susy Kane
Played By: Mark Perry
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Young Pip Bin: Tom Allen
Mr Hardthrasher: Geoffrey Whitehead
Flora Dies Early: Martha Howe-Douglas

: The Archers

Ambridge works off its excesses.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: John Wilson.

: Daunt and Dervish

3/5. By Guy Meredith. An unexpected visitor leads the crime-solving duo to the conclusion that someone else also wishes to track down Belinda Lane.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Guy Meredith.
Unknown: Belinda Lane.

: The Moral Maze

4/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Politically Charged

3/3. Clive Anderson looks back at the so-called McLibel trial between McDonald's and two political campaigners.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Jane Ashley

: The Ice-Cream Man Cometh

Jerry Greenfield , the co-founder of the ice-cream brand Ben and Jerry's, is fostering youthful awareness of global warming by establishing a climate-change college taking young people to the Arctic. Tom Feilden follows their journey and asks Greenfield how a company that was bought out by Unilever can maintain the moral environmental high ground. Producer Claire Burgoyne


Unknown: Jerry Greenfield
Producer: Claire Burgoyne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Round-up of the day's news with David Eades.


Unknown: David Eades.

: Book at Bedtime: A Room with a View

3/15. Something Tremendous Has Happened By EM Forster. Juliet Stevenson reads the romantic novel set in England and Italy. Lucy dares to venture into Florence alone after an evening of Beethoven. Beneath the loggia an incident occurs. For details see Monday


Unknown: Em Forster.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: Oliver and Zaltzman: Transatlantic

Satirists John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman take a light-hearted look at the US
Presidential election primaries, the closing of the Bush era and how Britain is developing post-Blair. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

The day's developments, including Prime
Minister's Questions, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Heartof Darfur

3/5. By Lisa French Blaker.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker.

: News

: Pain


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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