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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Tina Beattie.


Unknown: Tina Beattie.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Francine Stock and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Good
Christians All, Rejoice and Sing! (Vulpius).
Romans 6, vv6-13. Most Glorious Lord of Life (Harris). Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

3/5. The Naming of Plants. Linnaeus sends his brightest student to London to name the bizarre plants flooding in from the American colonies. By Andrea Wulf. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrea Wulf.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Cheri 3/5. Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: In Living Memory

4/4. The 1974 rugby tour of South Africa is remembered by Peter Hain , Willie John McBride and JPR Williams who join Chris Ledgard to look back at the rugby and the Politics. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Peter Hain
Unknown: Willie John
Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Potting On

5/6. Flab. Pam challenges Gordon to a dieting competition. Comedy by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones
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(landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD219 at checkout


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

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Britain in a Box

4/5. Shameless. Paul Jackson tells the story behind the making of Shameless. An off-beat TV drama-comedy centred on a seemingly dysfunctional family in a Manchester estate. He is joined by creator Paul Abbott and its stars David Threlfall and Maggie O'Neill. Producer Sara Jane Hall (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Paul Abbott
Unknown: David Threlfall
Unknown: Maggie O'Neill.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Fall

- When Angela falls pregnant, she decides to track down the mother who left her when she was 12. By Clare Duffy.
Other parts played by members of the cast Producer/Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Clare Duffy.
Director: Bruce Young
Angela: Lucy Ellinson
Jacqueline: Noreen Leighton
Will: Michael Goldsmith
The Voice: Lucy Paterson
Julie: Natalie Bennett
Derek: John Paul Hurley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Sleaford and District Flower Lovers' Club in Lincolnshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened repeat from Easter Day at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The Reading Group Stories

3/5. The Philosopher. A stressed office worker nips out in his lunch-break and meets a man who is to change his life. Will
Buckingham reads his own story, suggested by the Walsall Black reading group. For details see Easter Monday

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's History of Home

3/10 Llewelyn-Bowen visits a prefab and considers the ways in which the postwar government urged a reluctant public to embrace "good design".
For more details see Easter Monday


Producer: Emily Palmer

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Paul McCartney returns from meditation retreat. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Paul McCartney

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Curiosity

6/6. Comedian and actor Alan Davies , singer Martha Reeves and science writer John Gribbin donate exhibits to an imaginary museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and Bill Bailey. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner


Singer: Alan Davies
Singer: Martha Reeves
Unknown: John Gribbin
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Bill Bailey.
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Usha sees a different side to Alan.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reports from the opening night of God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, best known for Art.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Cheri

3/5. Returning dissatisfied from his honeymoon, Cheri yearns to know where Lea has fled. By Colette.
For details see Easter Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

11/11. Michael Buerk is joined by Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Michael Portillo to debate the ethical issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


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

: Boom or Bust?

3/3. In the last of his series on significant budgets, The Guardian's Michael White assesses the political impact of Norman Lamont 's 1992 pre-election Budget and the shadow Budget produced by John Smith.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Produced By: John Smith.
Producer: Jane Ashley

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

6/40. The live, year-long event following the migrations of animals from all over the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Presented By: Philippa Forrester
Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outcast

8/10. Temptation. Realising the danger
Lewis is in, Kit comes up with a daring but dangerous plan to provide him with an alibi. By Sadie Jones. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Sadie Jones.

: Terry Pratchett's Night Watch

5/5. Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-
Morpok's City Watch, thrown back into his own past, has little time there left to undo the harm done by his arch-enemy Career, before returning to his present. Discworld novel dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: Sam Vimes
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Sam: Philip Jackson
Young Sam: Carl Prekopp
Career: Paul Rltter
Colon: Sam Dale
Rosie: Clare Corbett
Reg: Joseph Kloska
DrLawn: Ben Onwukwe
Major Clive: Peter Marinker
Lady Mesarole: Rachel Atkins

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including
Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

3/5. By Andrea Wulf. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Andrea Wulf.

: News

: Return to Kurdistan

(1/2) Michael Goldfarb returns to visit the people of Kurdistan, in particular the Shawkat family

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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