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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Tina Beattie.


Unknown: Tina Beattie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs: Stanley McMurtry

With former Daily Mail cartoonist Stanley McMurtry.
Repeated from Easter Day at 11.15am.


Castaway: Stanley McMurty

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

5/5. Loves of the Plants. Joseph Banks galvanises army officers, merchants, diplomats and missionaries to dispatch home to Kew any unusual plant they happen upon across the vast British Empire as Britain goes garden mad. By Andrea Wulf. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrea Wulf.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Oxford Mutiny

Olympic gold-winning oarsman
James Cracknell re-examines one of British sporting history's most controversial incidents - the 1987 Oxford Boat Race "mutiny". Producer Victoria Dando


Unknown: James Cracknell
Producer: Victoria Dando

: The Cavity Within

4/4. Business is booming again. But can the dental team sort out their emotional lives and fill the yawning cavity within? Comedy by Jim Poyser.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Comedy By: Jim Poyser.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Marty: Chris O'Dowd
Pete: Jeff Rawle
Daisy: Sara Crowe
Tim/Butch: Mark Straker
Anna: Christine Kavanagh
Mr Holmes: John Rowe
Sarah: Emma Noakes
Lady Fotherington-Dilkes: Tracy Wiles
Buck-toothed girl: Bethan Walker

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented byShaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, [address removed] Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cavalry

An adventurous political drama by Dan Rebellato. Four men are waxing saddles, cleaning spurs, polishing bridles and weapons. They are preparing for battle. But which one and which century are we in? Producer/Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Dan Rebellato.
Director: Polly Thomas
Claire: Frances Grey
Gary: Jeff Hordley
Sean: Graeme Hawley
Aleks: David Harewood
Mark: Kevin Harvey

: Ramblings

New series 1/5. In a series exploring routes that have resonances with the past and the future of our landscapes,
Clare Balding walks the Ridgeway with comedian, activist and stone circle enthusiast Mark Thomas. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Reading Group Stories

5/5 Catherine. This amusing tale, written and read by Mil Millington , about the one subject that unites all new parents - the desire for sleep - is the last of the stories commissioned by readers' groups from across the West Midlands. For details see Easter Monday


Read By: Mil Millington

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's History of Home

5/10. The interior designer profiles David Hicks, the most influential decorator of the 1960s. For details see Easter Monday

: Last Word

Obituary series with Matthew Bannister. Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Naomi Watts discusses her experiences working on Michael Haneke's shot-for-shot remake of his own Austrian movie Funny Games.


Guest: Naomi Watts
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Martin Luther King protests in Memphis. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Martin Luther King

: PM

With Eddie Mair . Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/8 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis look over the week's news, with Marcus Brigstocke.
Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Producer Katie Tyrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

It's a testing time for Nic.
Writer Joanna Toye ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor
Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Joanna Toye
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Alan: John Telfer
Nic: Becky Wright
Liaison officer: Alison Carney

: Front Row

Arts magazine programme, featuring a round-up of news and reviews, and guest interviews. Producer NickiPaxman

: Cheri

5/5. Set in Paris, 1912. Colette's story of an experienced older woman's final love affair with a much younger man. An unsentimental love story and a fascinating and poignant study of women and ageing. Cheri has returned to Lea but a questional mark still hangs over their relationship.
For cast and details see Easter Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical debate programme, which comes from the London Borough of Lambeth.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Adele Armstrong Rptd on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James

: The Friday Play: Forgiving

Tina Pepler 's story of a family torn apart by one act of violence explores the journey from grief and anger to the possibility of forgiveness and reconciliation. Woven through it are the voices of real people who are dealing with their own experiences of great pain and the struggle to forgive.
Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Tina Pepler
Director: Sara Davies
Kate: Hattie Morahan
Mary: Pippa Haywood
Richard: Richard Mitchley
Rob: Russell Boulter
Rachael: Hayley Doherty
Mehmet: Hemi Yeroham
Laura: Amy Clifton

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outcast

10/10. Resolution. Lewis has a reason to live - he now must find a way to save Kit. Emma Fielding concludes her reading of Sadie Jones 's novel. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Sadie Jones

: A Good Read

8/8. Former head of MI5 Stella Rimington and writer Terence Blacker join Kate Mosse to discuss their favourite books. The choices include books by John Banville and Hanif Kureishi , and Italo Calvino. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Stella Rimington
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: John Banville
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Italo Calvino.

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster, highlighting the work of Committees and key developments in Parliament. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

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


Unknown: Andrea Wulf.

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up

Latin American
Cinema (3/3)

: News

: Outlook

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