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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: What's the Point of.... Michelin Stars?

Quentin Letts takes a look at the food industry's equivalent of the Oscars, and asks if they are a guide to fine cuisine or just food snobbery.
Producer Rosemary Dawson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Letts
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Team Spirit ,

In her series looking at the psychology of team dynamics, Claudia Hammond hears from members of a small research group in the Antarctic, isolated during the permanently dark winter months, who use initiation ceremonies and celebrate Midwinter s Day to help bonding. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze . Christ,
Be Our Light (Farrell). John 3, vv19-21. Light of the World (Dankworth). Christ is the World's s Light (Christe Sanctorum).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Book of the Week:

The Making of Mr Hai 's Daughter
2/5. By Yasmin Hai. It's the early 1970s, and over the past decade Mr Hai has a good job, a wife and family. So now it's time to move from Holloway to a house in Wembley and embark on his mission to make his children English in every sense of the world. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mr Hai
Unknown: Yasmin Hai.
Unknown: Mr Hai

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 What I Think of My Husband 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

7/40. Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood report on animal movements around the globe.
Series producer Julian Hector Rptd tomorrow at 9pm


Producer: Julian Hector Rptd

: Rise of the Footnote

Ben Schott investigates the world or the literary footnote. Terry Pratchett and Lynne Truss are among those wno highlight the delights and delicacies of information lurking at the bottom of the page. Producer Nicola Barranger


Unknown: Ben Schott
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: Call You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
EMAIL: youandyoursUbbc.co.uk, PHONE: [number removed]
(calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Angelic Voices

Jeremy Summerly takes a look at the tradition of boy choristers, who have sung the daily liturgy in cathedrals and collegiate churches for 1,400 years.
Producer Cath McGhee Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Producer: Cath McGhee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Unpredicted

James Moore , standing for election to the newly formed Stormont parliament, is rattled when he is anonymously accused of murder and hypocrisy. A thriller by Annie McCartney. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: James Moore
Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan
Laura: Karen Ardiff
James: Richard Dormer
Sean: Robert Patterson
Anna: Marcella Riordan
Elise: Julia Dearden
Patrick: Robbie Gilmore
Maxine: Anne Bird
Shop assistant: Katy Gleadhill

: Making History

New series Vanessa Collingridge returns with the series driven by listeners' questions about our history. Today, writer Alison Weir offers guidance on the character of John Tiptoft - Renaissance man or15th-century murderer? producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Unknown: Alison Weir
Unknown: John Tiptoft
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Countryman's Cooking

2/5 Rook, Cormorant and Christmas
By WMW Fowler. An alternative roast dinner: "First, shoot your cormorant...." For details see yesterday


Unknown: Wmw Fowler.

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's History of Home

7/10 The 80s vogue for loft-living paved the way for swathes of inner-city regeneration. Llewelyn-Bowen goes to Manchester to see for himself. For details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

New series 1/8. Michael Rosen starts the new series on words, language and the way people speak with an examination of bad language. He asks what makes a word unacceptable in polite society. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Great Lives

New series 1/9. Peter Cushing. Actor and writer Mark Gatiss champions the life and work of one of his heroes of horror. Peter Cushing found fame with the Hammer films of the 70s, but his career stretched over 40 years, from Laurel and Hardy's stooge, to Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars. Presented by Matthew Parris. Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Cushing.
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Moff Tarkin
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: John Byrne

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Robert Kennedy reacts to Lyndon Johnson 's decision not to seek another term as president. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Robert Kennedy
Unknown: Lyndon Johnson

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. Ruth and Reconciliation. There could be romance in the air for Ed when he offends the daughter of a fellow writer. Comedy written by Chris Douglas with Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Ed Reardon: Chris Douglas
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Felix: John Fortune
Ruth: Morwenna Banks
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Headteacher: Matt Green
Copper: Simon Greenall
Jaz Milvane: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
The bookseller: Phil Nice
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Will's day takes a turn for the worse.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with writer Kate Summerscale , whose new book examines a true Victorian murder case.
Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kate Summerscale
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: What I Think of My Husband

2/5. Thomas Hardy , increasingly dependent on Florence, engineers a meeting between her and his wife, Emma. By Stephen Wakelam. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Stephen Wakelam.

: Inside the British Council

With its 75th anniversary looming, Emily Maitlis reports on that obscure branch of the Foreign Office, the British Council, which claims its job is to promote British values abroad.
Producer Kate Bland Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Emily Maitlis

: In Touch

Peter White with news for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

New series 1/8. Dr Mark Porter looks at a few of the more common problems with the thyroid glands and the effect they can have on the body's energy and hormone levels. Producer Deborah Cohen Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen Rptd

: What's the Point of ... Michelin Stars?

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Reeta Chakrabarti.


Presented By: Reeta Chakrabarti.

: Book at Bedtime: Mister Pip

2/10. By Lloyd Jones. Mr Watts promises to introduce the children to a Mr Dickens , which surprises them as they thought he was the only White man on the island. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lloyd Jones.
Unknown: Mr Watts
Unknown: Mr Dickens

: The Arts and How They Was Done

4/6. The Bronte Sisters and How They Done Their Novels. The National Theatre of Brent dramatises the lives of the Bronte sisters. Producer Liz Anstee : Director Martin Duncan


Producer: Liz Anstee
Director: Martin Duncan

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Making of Mr Hai's Daughter

2/5. By Yasmin Hai. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Yasmin Hai.

: News

: News

: Outlook

: The Word

: World Today

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