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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Tina Beattie.


Unknown: Tina Beattie.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: What's the Point of ... the Arts Council?

After the recent controversy about funding for arts organisations, Ouentin Letts takes a witty and thoughtful look at the role of the Arts Council. Producer Rosemary Dawson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ouentin Letts
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Team Spirit

2/5. In her series on team dynamics, Claudia Hammond visits the Jockey Morris Men as they dance around Birmingham's city centre On Plough Day. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now (St Albinus).1 Corinthians 15, W19-26. Since by Man Came Death (Handel). The Strife Is O'er (Victory).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

2/5. The Peckham Prototype. In Peter Collinson 's ordered garden, many of Britain's favourite flowers first bloomed. Andrea Wulf 's book asks how Britain became a nation of gardeners. for details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Collinson
Unknown: Andrea Wulf

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Cheri 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

6/40. Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood report live on animal migrations.
Series producer Julian Hector Rptd tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Julian Hector Rptd

: Love, Death and the Lady: the Lifeand Music of Shirley Collins

A profile of the folk singer and collector who in the 1950s and 60s helped revive many traditional forms of folk music. Verity Sharp talks to Shirley Collins and to some of those she has influenced, and previews her new show On London's South Bank. Producer Julian May


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Shirley Collins

: Call You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
EMAIL: [address removed], PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

4/4. Bud Powell. Bud Powell was the outstanding exponent of the bebop style on the piano. Ken Clarke is joined by writer and pianist Brian Priestley to explore his music and life. Producer Paul Evans Rptd Saturday 3.30pm


Unknown: Bud Powell.
Unknown: Bud Powell
Piano: Ken Clarke
Pianist: Brian Priestley
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Lost In Plain Sight

A teenager struggling to remain sane turns a corner when emails promising to change his life get mysteriously personal. A darkly comic drama by Donna Franceschild.
Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Donna Franceschild.
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Angel: Jimmy Chlsholm
Kevin Finn: Den Hertoq
Teacher: Louise Ludqate
Liam: Richard Madden
Louie: Amy Manson
MrMcNabb: Gavin Mitchell
Mum: Katy Murphy

: Home Planet

13/13. Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment. Producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: The Reading Group Stories

2/5 The Card Shop. An elderly man is surprised to find he has something in common with a young card collector.
Nicola Monaghan reads her own story, commissioned by the Claverley
Reading Group. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nicola Monaghan

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sHistory of Home

2/10 Llewelyn-Bowen looks at two early 1930s blocks of flats, High Point and the Isokon Building in London, where the modernist social experiment came close to being realised. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

10/10. If your reputation is attacked, should you go to court or turn the other cheek and sell your story? Clive Coleman asks where the law on defamation now stands. producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

8/8. Former head of MI5
Stella Rimington and writer
Terence Blacker join Kate Mosse to discuss their favourite books. producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Stella Rimington
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Irish airplane disaster. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Ed Reardon's Week

1/6 January 31. With reports of his death greatly exaggerated, Ed struggles with the dreaded tax return and surprises the literary world by being, well, alive. Acerbic comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Chris Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Ed: Chris Douglas
1st Asst: Rachel Atkins
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Newsagent: Simon Greenall
Ping: Sally Hawkins
postman: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Glazier/Policeman: Geoffrey McGivern
Elvis: Tom Price
Tracey: Nicola Sanderson
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Ed and Oliver play the waiting game. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, reviews and an interview with William Boyd , author of a new collection Of short Stories. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: William Boyd
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Cheri

2/5. Lea has to face the harsh reality of her young lover Cheri's marriage to another woman. Colette's poignant study of love, women and ageing.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: File on 4

10/10. An essential component of the converters that clean up car emissions, platinum is now twice the price of gold.
Angus Stickler investigates claims that, as mining companies rush to exploit South Africa's reserves, traditional farmers are being forced off their ancestral lands. Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: Angus Stickler
Producer: Andy Denwood

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially Sighted. ProducerCherylGabriel


Unknown: Peter White

: Am I Normal?

4/4. What is the right amount of sleep? Margaret Thatcher claimed that four hours was enough for her. Vivienne Parry investigates whether the "normal" eight hours is just a 19th-century myth. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Erika Wright

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Third Test at Napier.
For commentators see Saturday 'approximate time

: What's the Point of ... theArts Council?

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outcast

7/10. Sunday. Any hopes of a brave new beginning for Lewis have already been dashed. Emma Fielding continues to read Sadie Jones 's novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sadie Jones

: The Arts and How They Was Done

3/6. The Taj Mahal and How It Was Done The award-winning National Theatre of Brent recreate 17th-century India, and recount one of the greatest love stories ever told. Starring Peter Barlow and John Ramm. Producer Liz Anstee ; Director Martin Duncan


Unknown: Peter Barlow
Unknown: John Ramm.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Director: Martin Duncan

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

2/5. By Andrea Wulf. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Andrea Wulf.

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Third Test at Napier.
For commentators see Saturday 'approximate time

: News

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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