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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Archdeacon Philip Patterson.


Unknown: Philip Patterson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Start the Week

International lawyer Philippe Sands talks to host Andrew Marr about the use of torture. Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Philippe Sands
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. Gather Us In (Haugen). Genesis 28, vv10-17. Jacob's Ladder (Kallman). Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years).


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week:The Sky Is Always There

1/5. Camilla Carr and Jonathan James 's account of their 14-month ordeal when they were taken hostage by Chechen guerrillas in 1997. At midnight in July masked men burst into the couple's room. Read by Emma Cunniffe and Adrian Rawlins. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order The Sky Is Always There for £14.99 inc P&P. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Camilla Carr
Unknown: Jonathan James
Read By: Emma Cunniffe
Read By: Adrian Rawlins.
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Sara Davies

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 An Expert in Murder 6/10 The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Kenya: Healing the Rift

V2. Journalist Mike Wooldridge travels from Nairobi to the Rift Valley to examine the causes and aftermath of the shocking violence that erupted in Kenya at the turn of the year. He explores the role of the political talks brokered by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: General Kofi Annan.
Producer: Ruth Evans

: As Told to Craig Brown

2/6. Satirist Craig Brown presents a bundle of parody, social observation and nonsense in a romp through anything that's newsworthy and a good many things that aren't. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis McLeod , Sally Grace , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Lewis McLeod
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

6/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Rptd Sat 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dear Writer

Polly, a ten-year-old girl, sends an email to her favourite author asking her why there haven't been any new books recently. The writer responds that she is old and has run out of stories, but there are other, deeper reasons for her inability to conjure tales from her imagination. By Jane Rogers.


Unknown: Jane Rogers
Producer: Clive Brill
Writer: Anna Massey
Child: Leahverity White

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: An Italian Bestiary

1/5. At Home with Dormice. A series of stories, written and read by Julia Blackburn , of life and survival for the animals and people who live in a mountainous valley in Liguria in northern Italy, where Blackburn has made her home. "A family of dormice are sleeping in a crack in the outside wall of our house." Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Read By: Julia Blackburn
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

1/5. Capitalism allows anything to be turned into a money-making scheme. That's the belief of US satirist Joe Oueenan , who meets the pet psychics, naked yoga instructors and magicians of violence who prove his point. Here, he talks to the celebrants who, for
$600, will turn any event in your life into a milestone, and that includes divorce and losing your job. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes looks at scallop production in Brittany to see what the French can teach us. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: More or Less

4/8. Tim Harford investigates the numbers that are everywhere. Producer Innes Bowen


Unknown: Tim Harford
Producer: Innes Bowen

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Thousands of people march through London to protest against Enoch Powell 's speech. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Enoch Powell

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Write Stuff

6/6. James Walton hosts the literary quiz, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined by guests Peter Kemp and Andrew Davies. George Eliot is the subject for pastiche and Beth Chalmers is the reader. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Andrew Davies.
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Kathy finds a new direction.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster , who plays a reclusive author in her new film Nim's Island. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jodie Foster
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: An Expert In Murder

6/10. Penrose thinks he might have made a breakthrough in his investigation.
By Nicola Upson, dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Nicola Upson
Dramatised by: Robin Brooks
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Penrose: Jimmy Chisholm
Hedley: Simon Donaldson
Josephine: Meg Fraser
Fleming: Richard Greenwood
Lydia: Irene MacDougall
Johnny: Mark McDonnell
Fallowfield: Grant O'Rourke
Swinburne: Grant O'Rourke
Sister: Wendy Seager
Alice: Wendy Seager
Marta: Joanna Tope
Maid: Joanna Tope
Frank: Paul Young

: British Jews and the Dream of Zion

1/2. To mark the 60th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel,
Jonathan Freedland explores the complex relationship between British Jews and the Jewish homeland. The first programme traces the history of Anglo-Jewish attitudes to the Zionist project. Producer Helen Grady


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Helen Grady

: Crossing Continents

With 70 per cent of its population connected to high-speed internet, South Korea is the world's most "wired" country. But there is also a growing addiction to computer gaming. Julian Pettifer investigates. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Lucy Ash

: The Miracle Berry

Tom Mangold tells the story of a fruit that turns sour to sweet and the entrepreneurs who planned to market it in the States in the 1970s. Their dreams of producing a sweetener were shattered when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suddenly banned their product. Mangold investigates a tale of dirty tricks and industrial espionage in the far from sweet world of sugar and its artificial alternatives. Producer Adam Fowler
Berry good news for slimmers: page 129


Unknown: Tom Mangold
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The SecretScripture

1/10. Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future as she nears her 100th birthday at Roscommon mental hospital. Read by Doreen Keogh and Alex Jennings. By Sebastian Barry , abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
RT DIRECT: To pre-order The Secret Scripture for £15.29 inc p&p (released 12 June), call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Roseanne McNulty
Read By: Doreen Keogh
Read By: Alex Jennings.
Unknown: Sebastian Barry
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Happy Mondays: The Secret World

Exploring the bizarre and surprising private lives of public people. Starring Jon Cuishaw. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Cuishaw.

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Sky Is Always There

1/5. Camilla Carr and Jonathan James 's account of their 1997 hostage ordeal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Camilla Carr
Unknown: Jonathan James

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