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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Mark Langham.


Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week:Miracles of Life

3/5. In London in the mid-1950s, JG Ballard meets his wife, Mary, and is mesmerised by the sensation surrounding the This Is Tomorrow art exhibition. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Teach Me, 0
Lord, Thy Holy Way (Fulda). 1 Peter 1, vv13-22. Lead Me, Lord (SS Wesley). 0 for a Heart to Praise My God (Stockton). Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist James Davy.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: James Davy.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Uncovering Pakistan: the Britistanis

2/2. British-born Navid Akhtar explores
Pakistani communities in formerly industrial parts of England, now hit by unemployment and high crime rates. He wonders whether the new generation will continue to wrestle with that piece of their identity that belongs with their parents' homeland or be able to move in new directions. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Navid Akhtar
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Clare in the Community

5/6. My Funny Valentine. Brian is amazed that Clare has remembered Valentine's Day and booked a restaurant. She hasn't though. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
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)


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy 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 Wlncott
Water cooler man: Sam Pamphilon
Waiter: Ben Onwukwe

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McLennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/6. Film critic and broadcaster Barry Norman , actors Ben Moor and Michael Simkins , and writer Stephanie Merritt exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett Repeated on Monday at 11pm


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Silver Street:It's Coming Home

When Mushtaq Jilani buys the local football club for a pound, the grocery king takes a bold step into an unfamiliar world. Taking on the club's massive debts, and with his family divided, Mushtaq's first months in the game test more than his bank balance. Sonali
Bhattacharyya's drama expands on a story from the BBC Asian Network soap Silver Street.
Producer/Director James Peries


Unknown: Mushtaq Jilani
Director: James Peries
Mushtaq: Paul Bnattacharjee
Zenab: Sudha Bhuchar
Rozena: Pooja Ghai
Jaggy: Jay Kiyani
Kennv: Brian Croucher
Michael: Simon Treves
Commentator: Ben Onwukwe
Dwayne: Lloyd Thomas
Chris: Sam Pamphilon

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Chris Beardshaw and Pippa Greenwood answer queries posed by listeners in East Sussex. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Cupid Strikes

3/5 Stupid Cupid. A woman gives her family a rather unexpected surprise for Valentine's
Day David Threlfall 's story is read by Victoria Wood , with Simon Treves as the newsreader. Producer Heather Larmour For details see Monday


Unknown: David Threlfall
Read By: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Simon Treves
Producer: Heather Larmour

: invisible People

3/5 Urban historian Joe Kerr visits the Ordnance Survey's headquarters in Southampton. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joe Kerr

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears tales of swearing barmaids and ruthless exploitation.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Bleak Expectations

6/6. Chapter the Last - a life sadly smashed then, happily, restored a bit. Pip faces an ever-so-slightly biased court case. Will he be hanged or will there be a last-minute escape? Charles Dickens spoof by Mark Evans.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mark Evans.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent: Anthony Head
Aunt: Lily Celialmrie
Judge Hardthrasher: Geoffrey Whitehead
Younq Pip: Tom Allen
Harry Biscuit: James Bachman
Lily: Sarah Hadland
Pippa: Susy Kane
Thomas: Mark Perry
Vicar: Mark Evans

: The Archers

Sid gets tough with the slimming club. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets actor and singer John Barrowman , who has just published an autobiography. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Singer: John Barrowman
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Kiss

3/5. The Kiss That NeverHappened. Tedthinks his time has come. He has imagined kissing
Liesl for several years, while she has dated, got engaged, married and mothered. But now he thinks her marriage is in trouble. By Katie Hims. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Liesl: Kate Ashfleld
Ted: Ben Crowe

: The Moral Maze

5/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Lent Talks

New series Reflections on the story of Jesus from personal and professional perspectives. Today Jude Kelly , artistic director of the South Bank, proposes a mandatory "40 days in the wilderness" for the rich and powerful. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Artistic: Jude Kelly
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: The Great Game in a Cold Climate:a Tale of Two Cities

Adam Fowler travels to Churchill in northern Canada to discover the potential benefits of global warming for this tiny community on the Hudson Bay. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Room with a View

8/15. I'd Rather Go through the Wood. Lucy and Cecil commence the expected rounds of Surrey society. ByEMForster. For details see Monday

: The Eliza Stories

3/4. Eliza the Mother While Eliza wants the best for her baby, her husband is more concerned with the unwelcome changes the birth of a son and heir has brought. 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
Gillivant: Guy Fearon
Bagshawe: David Belcher
Bunn: Samuel James

: The Age Old Dilemma

3/3. Dr Michael O'Donnell investigates why too many people face death without pain control or other medication. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: News

: Book of the Week:Miracles of Life

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Pain


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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