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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Clean

3/5. Katherine Ashenburg documents the history of personal hygiene. In the 18th century it became fashionable for people to change their linen regularly and use copious amounts of perfume in preference to washing themselves. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Brother. Sister, Let Me Serve You (Servant Song).
Ruth 3, vv7-15. Do Not Be Afraid (Markland, arr Leddington Wright ). 0 Perfect Love (Barnby).


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane and Prudence 8/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: After the Floods: Hull - One Year On

The Apprentice 2006 winner Michelle Dewberry , a native of Hull, reports on the deluge of June 2007 that caused damage to more than 7,000 homes. She speaks to friends and family who were affected by the crisis, and talks to local MP
John Prescott , to council officials and to flood experts about the prospects for the future. Producer Fiona Cotterill


Unknown: Michelle Dewberry
Unknown: John Prescott
Producer: Fiona Cotterill

: Hut 33

3/6. Yellow. The staff are ordered to be vaccinated against yellow fever, but Charles refuses to be injected by an Australian. Archie is scared of needles and Gordon needs a note from his mum. Sitcom by James Cory.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cory.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Leo: Brendan Burns

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Quote ... Unquote

3/6. Guests Michael Aspel , Ann Leslie , Kate Mosse and John Julius Norwich are quizzed on quotations by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett
ADDRESS: Quote.... Unquote. Henry Wood House, London W1A 1AA; email: [address removed]


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Highest Tide

In Jim Lynch 's coming-of-age adventure, 13-year-old Miles escapes the fallout of his parents' impending divorce by taking his kayak out on the nearby mudflats at night looking for rare sea creatures to sell to the local aquarium. One night, he comes across a startling and remarkable sight.
Producer/Director Kate McAII


Unknown: Jim Lynch
Director: Kate McAii
Miles: Forrest Landis
Florence: Katherine Helmond
Angie: Missy Yager
Professor Kramer: David Selby
Mom: Shannon Cochran
TV reporter: Kirsten Potter

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biqgs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Suffolk. The chairman is Peter Gibbs.
At 3.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biqgs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.

: Spy Stories

3/5. A Double Double-Cross. By Peter Cheyney. A beautiful French spy and an affable British agent are caught up in a beguiling web of counter-espionage. However, it remains to be seen which of them is the more cunning. Read by Rosalind Ayres. Director Martin Jarvis For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Cheyney.
Read By: Rosalind Ayres.
Director: Martin Jarvis

: Cosmic Quest

8/30. Mathematics of the Sky. Heather Couper considers the contribution of Islamic scholar, poet and mathematician Omar Khayyam. For details see Monday


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Omar Khayyam.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Rptd on Saturday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor Rptd

: All in the Mind

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Scientologists are turned away from the UK. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Double Science

4/6. Field Trip. Forresters College is going on a trip to look at some wind farms, which gives teachers Colin and Kenneth something to look forward to, but as usual, things don't quite go to plan. Comedy written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Justin Edwards.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Colin: Ben Willbond
Kenneth: Justin Edwards
Danny: Raza Jaffrey
Alison: Rebecca Front
Donna: Margaret Cabourn-Smith

: The Archers

Clarrie catches the fighting spirit. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and reviews. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Jane and Prudence

8/10. By Barbara Pym. When Fabian hosts a tea party, Prudence hopes she'll get to pour. Narrated by Penelope Wilton.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Unknown: Penelope Wilton.

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which panellists cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Asking the questions in this first programme are Michael Portillo , Ian Hargreaves , Melanie Phillips and Clifford Longley. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: On Closer Inspection

1/2. Mandy Baker introduces professional cynic and satirist Marcus Brigstocke to some of his political targets on a whirlwind tour of Westminster. Armed with his cynicism,
Marcus's entire comedy act hangs in the balance as he reassesses his own prejudices about the character of politicians. See Choice on page 132. Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Introduces: Mandy Baker
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Producer: Mandy Baker

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

16/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists provide first-hand reports on the progress of animal journeys across the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett WestwOOd. Rptd from yesterday at 11am See the website: www.bbc.co.uk/worldonthemove


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: Helpless

8/10. By Barbara Gowdy. Nancy starts to face the unpleasant facts about her boyfriend Ron. Read by Kathryn Akin , abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . For details see Monday


Unknown: Barbara Gowdy.
Read By: Kathryn Akin
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

2/6. The Perrier Award-winning comedian presents a sketch-and-character series, aided by the voices of Ben Moor, Rosie Cavaliero and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson
RT DIRECT: To pre-order Laura Solon: Series 2 CD
(released 11/09/08) for E12.79 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD240, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD240 at the checkout


Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: Today in Parliament

David Wilby presents analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including Prime Minister's Questions.


Unknown: David Wilby

: News

: Book of the Week: Clean

3/5. By Katherine Ashenburg. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Katherine Ashenburg.

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