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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Gopinder Kaur.


Unknown: Gopinder Kaur.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.
Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

2/5. Sue MacGregor discovers a complex series of relationships, fuelled by accusations of underhand dealings, when she reunites five of the people who were key to the foundation of the National Lottery in the UK. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: Cold Cream

5/5. Ferdinand Mount's memoirs in which the writer relives a dramatic moment in political history, and reflects on his return to a rather more sedate life. Read by Oliver Ford Davies. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Oliver Ford Davies.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Love My Rifle More than You The Woman's 's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Child Preachers

I John McCarthy investigates the belief held by some parents in America that God is using their children as evangelists to save souls. But is it the parents who are really the driving force and what could be the long-term effects on the children? Producer Kirsten Dwight


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Kirsten Dwight

: The Casebook of Inspector Steine

3/6. The Smallest Show on Earth. InLynne
Truss's comedy drama, set in 1950s Brighton, a police open day featuring firearms and weapons exhibits goes wrong due to a shorttrousered boy with an obsession with guns.
Producer/Director Karen Rose


Director: Karen Rose
Insp Steine: Michael Fenton Stevens
Sgt Brunswick: John Ramm
PC Twitten: Matt Green
Mrs Groynes: Sam Spiro
Rudi: Ethan Brook
Maisie: Carla Mendonca
Ventriloquist Vince: Kim Wall
Doris: Rachel Atkins
Roy: Will Keen

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Message

3/5. Jenni Murray discusses media trends and the way they affect everyday life.
Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On Mardle Fen

3/4 Dark Horse. Samuel lugs a foul-smelling object into the restaurant. It carries with it a dark tale of the twisted eel that seems about to be repeated. Bv Nick Warburton.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Claire Grove
Warwick: Trevor Peacock
jack: Sam Dale
David: Chris Pavlo
Fay: Liza Sadovy
Marcia: Kate Buttery
Zofia: Helen Longworth
Samuel: John Rowe

: Ramblings

4/5. Walking through Time. Clare Balding strides out on to the moors behind Haworth in the footsteps of the Brontes with her companions Ann Dinsdale and Judith Bland.


Presenter: Clare Balding
Guest: Ann Dinsdale
Guest: Judith Bland
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: An Audience with Dan Leno

5/5. A Cabinet of Curiosities. Dan Leno has become the most highly paid music-hall artist in the land; but he yearns to play Hamlet. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dan Leno

: The Single Life

5/5. The loneliness of the single life after the loss of a lifetime partner is explored as well as the prospect of starting a new relationship again. For details see Monday

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have recently died.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Polish director Andrzej Wajda talks to Francine Stock about his films "Ashes and Diamonds", "Man of Iron" and "Katyn", his new film about the Second World War massacre of Polish soldiers by Soviet troops.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Guest: Andrzej Wajda
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Greeks protest at the ruling junta. For details see Saturday

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

7/8 Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis carve out some comedy slices from the week s news.
With Mitch Benn , John Holmes , Laura Shavin and special guest Frankie Boyle.
Producer Katie Tyrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: John Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Frankie Boyle.
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

Opinions are divided at St Stephen's.
Writer Nawal Gadalla : Director Kate Oates
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Sid: Alan Devereux
Inlpno: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Telfer
Taylor: Jonathan Keeble
Clerk of the court: Ian Brooker
Foreman of the jury: Susan Jeffrey

: Front Row

John Wilson has the first-night verdict on Tony Harrison 's new play Fram, based on the life of the Norwegian Polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Love My Rifle More than You

5/5. Kayla Williams reflects on her year of service within the US Army in Iraq, doubting whether it's possible for anyone to really understand what life was like out there.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Kayla Williams

: Any Questions?

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke , author Frederick Forsyth and Liberal Democrat spokesman on children, schools and families David Laws answer topical questions from an audience in Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire. Presented by Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: David Laws
Presented By: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Clive James offers reflections on a topical issue. Producer Adele Armstrong Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James

: The Friday Play: An Unhappy Countess

Mary Eleanor Bowes, a young woman in 1786 England, is pursued by devious men who resort to kidnap and rape in the hope of embracing more than just her famous bosom when she is left a coal-mining fortune of £600,000 - the equivalent nowadays of £47m. This novel investigation by documentary filmmaker Paul Watson reveals a seedy lifestyle among those of fame and fortune in 18th-century England.
Director Paul Watson


Writer/Director: Paul Watson
Lady Strathmore: Susannah Harker
Stoney: John Lynch
Paddy's Progress: Robert Glenister
Walker: Russell Floyd
Gray: Nicholas Farrell
Mary: Joanne Froggatt
Mingay: Ian McNeice
Bate: Ian McNeice
Dorothey: Sara Markland
Landlady: Sara Markland
Battie: Ian Masters
Erskine: Ian Masters
Judge: Keith Drinkel
Peacock: Keith Drinkel
Constable Smith: Andrew Branch
Vicar: Andrew Branch
Lucas: Sam Dale
Witness Hull: Sam Dale
Witness Foot: Ian Shaw
Landord: Ian Shaw
Servant: Tom Watson

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Soldier

5/10. Ford Madox Ford's tale of passion and deceit, set during the early 20th century. Dowell reveals his wife's devious nature.
Read by Toby Stephens. For details see Monday


Read By: Toby Stephens.

: Great Lives

3/9. PaavoNurmi. Matthew Parris examines the career of the athlete, who has been nominated for great-life status by Steve Cram. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Steve Cram.

: His Master's Voice

4/4. Lord Malan decides he wants a globalisation special with a celebrity angle. For details and cast see Tuesday

: News

: Book of the Week: Cold Cream

5/5. By Ferdinand Mount. Rptd from9.45am


Unknown: Ferdinand Mount.

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