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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn 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 John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm on FM


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week:My Father's Country

3/5. WibkeBruhns traces her family's history in Germany during the 1930s. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter). Mark 14, vv3-9. If Ye Love Me (Tallis). God Is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him (Abbot's Leigh).


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: In Living Memory

New series 1/4. In 1953 the rabbit population in Britain was costing
CHOICE farmers a fortune. Myxomatosis had been used in Australia to keep the numbers down but the British Government was not so sure that the public would accept it as an answer. Chris Ledgard explores the battle between those who wanted to spread the disease and the so-called "the Beatrix Potter lobby". Producer Chris Ledgard See panel


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Potting On

2/6. Taking a Break. Pam decides she wants to go on an exciting adventure holiday, but Gordon would much prefer the usual caravanning. Comedy by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones


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

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Britain In a Box

2/5. Welcome Aboard. Paul Jackson tells the story behind the making of TV classics such as Six-Five Special. Aimed at teenagers, that new emerging species, the programme broke with tradition by putting the audience in front of the camera for the first time. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: New Metamorphoses

3/5. Myrrha. Left inside a plastic bag as a baby, Myrrha has been raised in a small Irish town by Fr Michael and his sister. Now a teenager, Myrrha is in the grip of a frightening passion that is to chanae everything. By Colin Teevan.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Fr Michael
Unknown: Colin Teevan.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Ovid: Toby Jones
Orpheus: Gerard McSorley
Myrrha: Marcella Plunkett
Fr Michael: Niall Buggy
Mary the Priests: Derbhle Crotty
Mick the Fix: Jonathan Forbes
Mick the: Brick Bencrowe
Peadar: Chris Pavlo
Mary: Liz Sutherland
Fr Mike: Peter Marlnker
Mary Mac: Kate Blnchy

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Chipping Sodbury Wl in Gloucestershire. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Liverpool Locations

3/5. 1 Saw Her Standing There. A romantic liaison at the Cavern Club 40 years ago provides inspiration for a lonely man. Roy Carruthers reads Ray Connolly 's story. Producer Justine Potter For details see Monday


Unknown: Roy Carruthers
Unknown: Ray Connolly
Producer: Justine Potter

: The FBI at 100

3/10. A Good War. Tom Mangold recalls the organisation's battle to avert the Nazi threat on its own side of the Atlantic, and take the fight into South America. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Mangold

: 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

: Am I Normal?

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Main


Presented By: Eddie Main

: The Museum of Curiosity

3/6. Comedian and writer Arthur Smith , professor of history Ronald Hutton and professor of physics Frank Close donate exhibits to an imaginary museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and Bill Bailey.
Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Bill Bailey.
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Nic lacks the driving force.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news and reviews. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Writing the Century

3/5. Week Two: Keep the Home Fires Burning Ada has teenage tantrums to contend with, while politician Lloyd George continues his rise to prime minister. By Vanessa Rosenthal. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lloyd George
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: The Moral Maze

8/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Rptd Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Lent Talks

4/6. Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford
Smith draws on his experience of representing prisoners on Death Row to reflect on the Story Of Jesus. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Clive Stafford
Producer: Norman Winter

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

3/40. The migration of animals from all over the world. With Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: 1.00-4.30* Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the second day of the First Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Arabella

3/10. Mr Beaumaris 's supper may be hot but his manner is distinctly cold. By Georgette Heyer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Beaumaris
Unknown: Georgette Heyer.

: Terry Pratchett's Night Watch

2/5. Sam Vimes of the City Watch has been thrown back in time - when the old Watch was a lacklustre bunch of corrupt policemen. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
(FM only)


Author: Terry Pratchett
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Producer/Director: Claire Grove
Sam Vimes: Philip Jackson
Young Sam: Carl Prekopp
Career: Paul Ritter
Fred Colon: Sam Dale
Nobby Nobbs: Clare Corbett
Sgt Knock: Matt Addis
Dr Lawn: Ben Onwukwe
Captain Swing: Peter Marinker

: Today In Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: My Father's Country

3/5. By Wibke Bruhns. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the second day of the First Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times

: News

: Pirates


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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