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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and Nick Robinson.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Nick Robinson.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Our Food Our Future

New series 1/4. Tom Heap examines the impact of the global food crisis on Britain to see if butter mountains and groaning grain silos might be a thing of the past as soaring food prices hit the family budget. He asks if this is a transient blip or the beginning of a dramatic change in the consumption of food. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated at 9.30pm


Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Top of the Class

New series 1/4. Former leader of the Transport and General Workers' Union Bill Morris returns to the company in Birmingham where he worked for nearly 20 years before he rose through the union ranks, and meets some of the people who set him on the road to success. Presented by John Wilson. Producer Sarah Taylor


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Daily Service

Led by Christine Morgan. 0 the Love of My
Lord (As Gentle as Silence). Deuteronomy 4, vv32-34; 37-40. Long Since in Egypt's
Plenteous Land (Parry). Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love, arr Bertalot).


Unknown: Christine Morgan.

: Book of the Week

Crap at the Environment. 1/5. A year ago comedian Mark Watson was blissfully ignorant about the environment and irritated by all the talk about the need to be "eco-friendly". When he saw the error of his ways he decided to chronicle his efforts to get to grips with the problem. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better (released 14 August) for £11.99 (RRP E15.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), quoting RTD255, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter RTD255 at the checkout


Unknown: Mark Watson
Produced By: Jane Marshall.
Unknown: Mark Watson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Inside the Whale 1/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: A Failure to Provide?

Yasmeen Khan examines the provision of care for elderly Asians in Britain. She asks if the complex cultural, nutritional and religious needs of the elderly are being met and who should be responsible for them - the families, Asian communities, local councils or the Government. Producers Neil Gardner and Yasmeen Khan


Unknown: Yasmeen Khan
Producers: Neil Gardner
Producers: Yasmeen Khan

: Baggage

3/6. The Regeneration Game. It's Edinburgh, it's spring and new beginnings are imminent. Caroline's adoption journey stalls when her social worker, Miriam, and Fiona's baby, April, insist on arriving early. Comedy by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Comedy By: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Gladys: June Watson
Nicholas: Moray Hunter
Miriam: Nicola Grier

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

6/12. Wales takes on the south of England. The chairman is Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Goldengrove

Frances Byrnes 's drama set in Derbyshire farming country in the 1970s about an unusual relationship between a girl and the much older woman who transforms her. producer/Director Kate McAII


Unknown: Frances Byrnes
Director: Kate McAii
Margaret: Jill Balcon
Narn: Jessica Jolleys
Narn (now): Sirlol Jenkins
Josie: Beccy Alexander
Fred: Brendan Charleson

: Alvin Hall's World of Money

Rptd from sat

: The Further Adventures of the First King of Mars

1/5. Ninety Seconds of Terror. By Nick Walker. The first manned spacecraft to Mars is plummeting towards the planet. Will the crew survive touchdown? Read by Peter Capaldi. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Nick Walker.
Read By: Peter Capaldi.
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Centre of Our World

1/5. Carl Chinn tours Birmingham, visiting a cross-section of community centres serving different minorities. Starting with the Irish Club, he asks why its members decided to emigrate and what they make of Britain's second city. Producers Rosie Boulton and Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Carl Chinn
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Nicola Humphries

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

9/13. Ernie Rea explores the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Civil Rights activist, Black Panther and US presidential candidate Eldridge Cleaver speaks. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Black Panther
Unknown: Eldridge Cleaver

: Just a Minute

New series 1/10. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair for the stopwatch comedy show from the Latitude Festival in Southwold, Suffolk. With guests Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Ross Noble and Phill Jupitus. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani Rptd

: The Archers

Will is given cause for optimism.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Catherine Tate in David Eldridge 's play Under the Blue Sky. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Catherine Tate
Unknown: David Eldridge
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Inside the Whale

1/10. The Absolute Beginning of Things
Tragi-comedy by Jennie Roonie about two elderly former lovers who look back over their interlocked yet sadly separate lives. Adapted by Penny Leicester .
Rptd from 10.45am


Author: Jennie Roonie
Adapted by: Penny Leicester
Producer: David Chilton
Producer: Di Speirs
Stevie: Penelope Wilton
Michael: David Troughton
Anna: Emma Noakes
Young Stevie: Lizzy Watts
Young Michael: Carl Prekopp
Vivien/Eva/Doreen: Rachel Atkins
Father: Gerard McDermott
Alf/Brendon/Jonathan: Ashley Cook

: Petrov's Dilemma

Former Soviet commander Stanislav Petrov speaks of the decisions he made when, in 1983, his nuclear bunker received a signal warning of an imminent US missile attack. Producer Emily Williams


Unknown: Stanislav Petrov
Producer: Emily Williams

: Crossing Continents

3/11. Guatemala and Canada Gold Rush. As the price of gold rises rapidly, gold-mining companies are reaping the benefits. Bill
Law travels to Guatemala to investigate the impact of one such mine on the indigenous people. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Canada Gold Rush.

: Life's Soundtrack

Trevor Cox explores how our voice and hearing changes during the course of our lives, from the womb to our dying breath, and how these changes affect Who we are. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Trevor Cox
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Our Food Our Future

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: God's Own Country

1/10. Teenage Sam Marsdyke tends his father's sheep on the remote Yorkshire moors when his attention is caught by the young daughter of a new family from London who have moved in next door. Ross Raisin's unsettling, darkly comic novel is read by Matt Smith and abridged by Viv Beeby.
RT DIRECT: To order God's Own Country for £13.50
(RRP £14.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit [web address removed] UK delivery only


Author: Ross Raisin
Reader: Matt Smith
Abridged by: Viv Beeby.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Word of Mouth

3/4. Peggy Reynolds looks at words, language and the way we Speak. Producer Beth O'Dea


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: The Pain of Laughter:the Last Days of Kenneth Williams

1/2. Kenneth Williams 's inner circle of friends give their insights into the comic's passions and private world in the period leading up to his death. Presented by Rob Brydon. Part two is tomorrow at 11.30pm. Producer John Sugar


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Presented By: Rob Brydon.
Producer: John Sugar

: News

: Book of the Week

Repeated from 9.45am

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