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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer AlasdairCross


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
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 the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Reith Lectures

3/4. American Dreams. At the Asian Society in New York, Professor Jonathan Spence discusses the relationship between the USA and China over the last two centuries, and considers whether America should be wary of the East Asian superpower or whether the two economic and military giants can co-exist happily and peacefully. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Jonathan Spence
Producer: Jim Frank

: Book of the Week: The Pain and the Privilege: the Women in Lloyd George's Life

2/5. Lloyd George marries Maggie Owen just as his political career is taking off. Ffion Hague reads from her new biography. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Author/Reader: Ffion Hague

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker.
Long Ago, Prophets Knew (Theodoric, arr Hoist).
Hebrews 1, vvl-4. Psalm 90 (Flintoft).
O God, Our Help in Ages Past (St Anne).


Leader: Peter Whittaker
Director of music: Stephen Jackson
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 2/15 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

18/40. Wildlife experts, zoologists and conservationists report on the progress of animals as they make their annual journeys around the world. Presented by Philippa Forrester and Brett Westwood.
Series editor Julian Hector Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Editor: Julian Hector

: Free Cinema

Simon Hoggart tells the story of Free Cinema, a series of documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre, London, 1956-59. Free Cinema's informal style and its focus on ordinary people, helped kick-start the careers of several directors who became known as the British New Wave, including Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson. Cinematographer Walter Lassally shows how new technology made realist films possible.


Presenter: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Walter Lassally
Producer: Susan Marling

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. EMAIL: [address removed],
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute). Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Tuning into the Enemy

Paul Erasmus , a policeman of the South
African Security Branch, was one of the first to testify to the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission after the end of the apartheid regime. His confession of murder and arson in the name of the State led to a chance to develop a friendship of sorts with a man whose career he destroyed: musician Roger Lucey. Lucey visits his former tormentor on his farm. Producer Judith Kampfner Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Paul Erasmus
Musician: Roger Lucey.
Producer: Judith Kampfner

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Foundling

By Nick Warburton. A man famous for finding lost people arrives in a small town, and a serving woman offers him her life savings to help her find her child.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Laura: Emma Fielding
Roach: Peter Marinker
Gilbert: Ben Crowe

: Making History

Vanessa Collingridge and the team follow up listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: [address removed]. Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Unaccustomed Earth

2/5 Unaccustomed Earth 1/2. Ruma's mother dies, leaving an unfillable hole in the relationship between Ruma and her father. Indira Varma reads a story from Jhumpa Lahiri's new collection. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Concludes tomorrow. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Indira Varma
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: Cosmic Quest

17/30. The Milky Way. Heather Couper recounts the tortuous struggle to develop knowledge about the nature of the Milky Way and our place within it. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Heather Couper

: Law in Action

4/10 Clive Coleman finds out what the police and prosecutors can do when witnesses of crimes are too frightened of reprisals to give evidence in court. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

3/9. Satirist Alistair Beaton and writer Valerie Grove join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite books.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Frederick West , Britain's first heart transplant patient, remains critical. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Frederick West

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Footlights at 125: a Retrospective

New series 1/3. Steve Punt celebrates writing from the Cambridge Footlights. With material by Peter Cook, David Mitchell, Griff Rhys Jones, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson performed by Mel Giedroyc, Lucy Montgomery, James Bachman, John Finnemore, Geoff McGivern and Simon Munnery.


Presenter: Steve Punt
Writer: Peter Cook
Writer: David Mitchell
Writer: Griff Rhys Jones
Writer: Stephen Fry
Writer: Emma Thompson
Performer: Mel Giedroyc
Performer: Lucy Montgomery
Performer: James Bachman
Performer: John Finnemore
Performer: Geoff McGivern
Performer: Simon Munnery
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Attack is the best form of defence for Will. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a report on a major retrospective exhibition of work by the 80-year-old American painter CyTwombly. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Way We Live Right Now

2/15. Flex faces the wrath of Jason Crumb. Anthony Trollope 's novel is dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Jason Crumb.
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By: Jonathan Myerson.

: File on 4

5/9. Gerry Northam investigates reports that thousands of elderly dementia patients are being given powerful psychiatric drugs that they don't need and which can have devastating or even fatal side-effects.
Producer Jane Beresford Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Jane Beresford

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

3/8. Claudia Hammond reports on the latest developments in psychology, psychiatry and mental health. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Random Edition

3/4. News of the World, Sunday 26 June 1887. Peter Snow looks at how Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee festivities were reported in the News of the World.


Presenter: Peter Snow
Producer: Andrew Green

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Things Fall Apart

7/10. Okonkwo is forced into exile and returns to his mother's clan with his three wives and 11 children. By Chinua Achebe. ReadbyChuklwuji. For details see yesterday

: Political Animal

2/6. Political stand-up comedy, hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Producer Alison Carpenter


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman.
Producer: Alison Carpenter

: Today in Parliament

Events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Pain and the Privilege: the Women in Lloyd George's Life

2/5. Ffion Hague reads from her new biography. Repeated from 9.45am

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