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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: ThreeCups of Tea

3/5. Before work on the school in Korphe can begin, Mortenson and the villagers get to grips with the intricacies of constructing a suspension bridge. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Tis Good,
Lord, to Be Here (Carlisle). Matthew 17, vvl-8. 0 Nata Lux de Lumine (Tallis). Lord, the Light of Your Love Is Shining (Shine, Jesus, Shine).


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Ladies of Letters Go Green 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: In Living Memory

2/4. Although it began peacefully, the demonstration in London against the Poll Tax in 1990 ended in one of the worst riots the nation has ever seen. Jolyon Jenkins asks what the consequences of such anarchy were for policing in London. Producer Rachael Kiddey


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Rachael Kiddey

: Potting On

3/6. Curse of the Pharaoh. Gordon becomes addicted to a computer game. Sitcom by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones


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

: Budget Special

you and Yours and The World at One team up for coverage of this year's Budget with the Chancellor's Budget Speech live from
Westminster at 12.30pm. Introduced by Shaun Ley and Liz Barclay.
Producers Katy Johnstone and Amanda Lewis


Introduced By: Shaun Ley
Introduced By: Liz Barclay.
Producers: Katy Johnstone
Producers: Amanda Lewis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Investigating Mr Thomas

, When Time magazine printed a iwartsand-all article about poet Dylan Thomas in 1953, he sued them. They, in turn, hired a private detective to shadow Thomas in New York. Rob Gittins 's drama draws on archive material for this true story. producer Kate McAII See panel


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Rob Gittins
Producer: Kate McAii
Jimmy Cain: Trevor White
Editor: Doug Ballard
Beth: Genevieve Adam
Nora: Laurel Lemow
Taxidriver Rhys: Parry Jones
Guard: Richard Elfyn

: Gardeners' Question Time

Peter Seabrook , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer listeners' guenes at
Great Notley Gardens Club near Braintree in Essex. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Love in the Afternoon

3/5. Restoration Woman. A portrait in the National Gallery sparks an epiphany in a young widower. Elizabeth Buchan s story is read by Tom Goodman-Hill . For deals see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Buchan
Read By: Tom Goodman-Hill

: The FBI at 100

8/10. The Federal Bureau of Incompetence
The FBI fails to cope with the hi-tech computer age and discovers one of its own is a traitor
Presented by Tom Mangold. For detaiissee Monday


Presented By: Tom Mangold.

: Thinking Allowed

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


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor Rptd

: Am I Normal?

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Analysis of the day's news with Eddie Mair , including further debate and discussion on today's Budget Statement.


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: The Museum of Curiosity

4/6. John Lloyd and Bill Bailey open the doors of their vast, imaginary museum to comedian Kevin Day , former head of the BBC
Natural History Unit Alistair Fothergill and author Victoria Finlay in the new panel show. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner
Interview with Bill Bailey in Focus magazine, on sale 13 March, price £3.40


Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Kevin Day
Unknown: Alistair Fothergill
Unknown: Victoria Finlay
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner
Unknown: Bill Bailey

: The Archers

Jennifer shows her stubborn side.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Ladies of Letters Go Green

3/5 By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman. Irene almost blows her friend Vera up
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am Patricia Routledqe 's top TV and radio: page 153


Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.
Unknown: Patricia Routledqe

: The Moral Maze

9/11. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips , Sarah Dunant and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pegum Rptd Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Lent Talks

5/6. Ann Widdecombe MP meditates on the psychological agony of Jesus on the Cross in witnessing the suffering of those who had loved Him. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: World on the Move: GreatAnimal Migrations

Rptd from yesterday at 11am

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the first day of the Second Test at Wellington from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. With summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Mike Selvey and Vic Marks.
Producer Adam Mountford * approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statementby the Chancellor

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling explains his Budget.


Unknown: Alistair Darling

: Book at Bedtime: Arabella

8/10. Bertram has got himself in a dreadful mess. Can his sister help him? By Georgette Heyer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Georgette Heyer.

: Terry Pratchett's Night Watch

3/5. Having been thrown back in time, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch of Ankh-Morpork, teaches his younger self in the art of policing. Then he runs into his old enemy, the murderous villain, Career. The Discworld novel is dramatised by Robin Brooks Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Sam Vimes
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks
Director: Claire Grove
Sam: Philip Jackson
Young Sam: Carl Prekopp
Career: Paul Rltter
Fred: Sam Dale
Rosie: Clare Corbett
DrLawn: Ben Onwukwe
Tilden: Peter Marlnker
Lady Meserole: Rachel Atkins

: Today in Parliament

David Wilby reflects on Prime Minister's Questions and Alistair Darling 's first Budget Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Alistair Darling

: News

: Book of theWeek: Three Cups of Tea

3/5. By Greg Mortenson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Greg Mortenson.

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the first day of the Second Test at Wellington from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. With summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Mike Selvey and Vic Marks.
Producer Adam Mountford * approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: News

: Pirates


: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: until

: World Today

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