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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Tony Rogers.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.

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 John Bell.

8.31 (LW only) Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: John Bell

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Sacre Cordon Bleu

3/5. Late autumn at Le Cordon Bleu and it's time for the Basic Cuisine exam. But will Michael remember the dishes, let alone the ingredients, without a recipe book in sight? By Michael Booth. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Booth.

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Prayer Is the Soul's Sincere Desire (Song 67). Matthew 6, vv9-15. Notre Pere (Duruflé). What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Converse).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Black Narcissus

: Three Men in a Float

Relying on the kindness of strangers to recharge their battery, Ian Vince , Dan Kieran and Prasanth Visweswaran set off to travel from Lowestoft to Land's End in a second-hand milk float. An antidote to the modern world's fixation with speed and time. Producer Kim Normanton
Radio choices: pages 134-135


Unknown: Ian Vince
Unknown: Dan Kieran
Unknown: Prasanth Visweswaran

: Potting On

New series 1/6. Stones. Pam and Gordon Grant are a couple at odds who run a garden centre. While Pam still feels young, Gordon wants to dive, slippers first, into middle age. She wants to go to a rock gig, but he wants to join the bowls club. Let battle among the begonias commence! Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones See panel


Writer: Chris Thompson
Writer: Peter Reynolds.
Producer: Claire Jones
Pam Grant: Pam Ayres
Gordon Grant: Geoffrey Whitehead
Roy: Trevor Bannister
John: Trevor Bannister
Dave: Karl Theobald
Carol: Alex Tregear

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Britain in a Box

1/5 Kittens or Bananas. Paul Jackson discovers the secrets behind some of TV's cult classics, beginning with Rising Damp. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Poetry for Beginners

According to WH Auden "poetry makes nothing happen". But in Kathryn Simmonds 's comic drama it gives rise to lustful urges, ruthless artistic ambition and simmering rivalries - all in the context of a residential writing course deep in the Shropshire countryside producer/Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: Kathryn Simmonds
Director: David Jackson Young
Celia: Joanna Tope
Fran: Emma Currle
William: Crawford Logan
Moira: Ann Scott- Jones
Nick: Nick Farr

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood answer listeners' gueries sent in bv post and email. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
And at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Stories from the Bath Literature Festival

3/5 Mathilda. "I was born in the worst winter ever. It was said that the ground was so hard, the air so cold, the snow so thick, my heart froze the moment I was brought into the world And then I was brought up by a cat." Hattie Naylor 's story is read by Alison Reid. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Read By: Alison Reid.

: Mine All Mine

3/5 My Music. It started with sampling - cheeky chancers making new records out of other people's old ones. Then the music industry was shaken by the internet.
Chris Ledgard asks why anyone should pay for music now that there is free music available online. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chris Ledgard

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm
See also Check Up tomorrow at 3pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Curiosity

2/6. Ben Elton , Eran Beauman and Professor Gary Sheffield donate some amusing and fascinating exhibits to John Lloyd and Bill Bailey 's vast, imaginary museum. producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner


Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Eran Beauman
Unknown: Gary Sheffield
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Mike gets a new perspective.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Black Narcissus

3/5. The New Chapel. It is Christmas in the newly established convent, and Mr Dean is having an unsettling effect on the nuns. By Rumer Godden.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Dean
Unknown: Rumer Godden.

: The Moral Maze

7/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Melanie Phillips , Michael Portillo , Clifford Longley and Sarah Dunant 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
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Lent Talks

3/6. Writer Mary Loudon challenges society's attitudes to mental illness in her appreciation of Jesus's dealings with the demon-possessed and outcast. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Mary Loudon
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

2/40. Brett Westwood and Philippa Forrester keep an eye on the millions of birds heading north through Africa towards Britain. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Taking Pictures

3/5. Here's to Love. An Irish expat, living in Paris, is prompted to reflect on the life choices she's made when she is visited by an old flame. Anne Enright 's story is read by Dervla Kirwan. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anne Enright
Read By: Dervla Kirwan.

: Terry Pratchett's Night Watch

New series 1/5. Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch falls through time and arrives in his youth. Terry Pratchett 's Discworld novel is dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer/Director Claire Grove
Radio choices: pages 134-135


Unknown: Sam Vimes
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Claire Grove
Sam Vimes: Philip Jackson
Young Sam: Carl Prekopp
Career: Paul Ritter
Fred Colon: Sam Dale
Jocasta Wiggs: Clare Corbett
Sgt Knock: Matt Addis
Dr Lawn: Ben Onwukwe
Willikins: Peter Marinker

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Sacre Cordon Bleu

3/5. By Michael Booth. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Booth.

: News

: The Kremlin and the World

today's conflicts in Russia (3/4)

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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