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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With Evan Davis and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Our Food Our Future

3/4. Tom Heap continues his look at the impact of the global food crisis on the UK. Arable farmers were encouraged to protect the environment, but now scarcity is forcing them to squeeze as much food out of the land as they can. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Top of the Class

3/4. John Wilson meets Lauren Child, creator of the Charlie and Lola children's books. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Book of the Week:

Travels on the Dance Floor
1/5. Cuba Libre. Grevel Lindop goes to Havana in search of the heart of salsa and meets Geldys, who recalibrates his centre of gravity forever. Grevel Lindop reads extracts from his book, abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order Travels on the Dance Floor tor £13.49 incl p&p (RRP E14.99), call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than Bp a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Grevel Lindop
Unknown: Grevel Lindop
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Any Dream Will
Do (Lloyd Webber). Genesis 37, vv3-11. Lead Me,
Lord (SS Wesley). Lead, Kindly Light (Alberta).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Pillow Book 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Fourth Test from the Oval in London.
For commentators see Saturday -approximate time TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm

: It's My Story:The Son of a Preacher Man

Darcus Howe investigates what it is like to share afatherwithacongregation. producer TomAiban


Unknown: Darcus Howe

: Baggage

5/6. Human Doings. Ruth jumps off the wagon when her boyfriend's past catches up with him. 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: Adie Allen
Preston: Roaer May
Miriam: Nicola Grier

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs programme, presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.
1.30 Round Britain Quiz
8/12. Teams from Wales and the Miaianas compete in the cryptic quiz show, hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday, 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Two-Pipe Problems

1/2. A Streetcar Named Revenge Now living in a retirement home, former actors William and Sandy still nurse an affectionate animosity towards one another that harks back to the 1960s when they starred on TV as Holmes and Watson. Here. two characters from their past return to haunt them. Drama by Michael Chaplin. Part two of Two-Pipe Problems is tomorrow at 2.15pm Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Michael Chaplin.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Sandy: Stanley Baxter
William: Richard Briers
Hatty: Edna Doré
Angel: Linda Broughton
Mary: Jillle Meers
Edgar: David Shaw-Parker
Karen: Tracy Wiles
Ronnie: Nickolas Grace
Marie: Susan Wooldridge
Hugo: Rad Lazar

: Alvin Hall's World of Money

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Mothers and Sons

1/5. Famous Blue Raincoat. When Lisa's son shows an interest in her earlier career as a singer in a folk band it triggers uncomfortable memories. The first in a selection of stories from Colm Toibin 's recent collection is read by Frances Tomelty and abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Read By: Frances Tomelty
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: A Dollar a Day

1/5. Kenya. Almost half the world's population lives on less than a dollar a day. By talking to the real people living in these conditions, Mike Wooldridge captures the humiliation, powerlessness and hardship that this statistic fails to convey. He begins in western Kenya where he meets a large family struggling to survive on seven to ten dollars a month. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Ruth Evans

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

11/13. Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Leonard Cohen appears on a BBC radio programme called Top Gear. For details see Sat


Unknown: Leonard Cohen

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

3/10. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair at the Latitude festival in Southwold, where the panellists are Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Ross Noble and Robin Ince.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Robin Ince.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

David suffers from foot in mouth.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with veteran Hollywood screenwriter
Budd Schulberg , who won an Oscar for On the Waterfront. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Budd Schulberg
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Pillow Book

1/5. By Robert Forrest. A thriller and love story set in tenth-century Japan, inspired by the diary of Sei Shonagon. A series of disturbing crimes throws Empress Sadako's court into confusion and Shonagon's brilliance and wit is called upon for more than her Empress's amusement.
Producer Lu Kemp Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.
Unknown: Sei Shonagon.
Producer: Lu Kemp
Shonagon: Ruth Gemmell
Narimasa: John Rowe
Empress: Laura Rees
Tadanobu: Benedict Cumberbatch
Saisho: Caroline Martin
Emperor: Richard Madden
Yukinari: Mark Bazeley
Tozammi: Colette O'Neil

: 1968: The Sixty-Eighters at 60

2/2. David Aaronovitch travels to Berlin to discover how the legacy of 1968 shaped the Germany of today, talking to leading German Sixty-Eighters about the "year of revolutions".


Presenter: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Crossing Continents

Rptd from Thursday

: To Err Is Human

There are claims that many patients die each year because doctors and nurses, although technically skilled, don't always spot a potentially life-threatening error. GP Dr Phil Hammond investigates. Producers Richard Bannerman and Jane Feinmann


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Producers: Richard Bannerman
Producers: Jane Feinmann

: Our Food Our Future

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Jane Hill.


Unknown: Jane Hill.

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Plain Cook

1/5. By Bethan Roberts. Kitty, a young woman with little domestic experience, applies for her first job as cook to a bohemian household during the summer of 1936. Abridged by Elizabeth Burke and read by Sian Thomas. Producers Nigel Lewis and Kate McAII
RT DIRECT: To order The Good Plain Cook for E9.99
(RRP £10.99) incl p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Bethan Roberts.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Burke
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Producers: Nigel Lewis
Producers: Kate McAii

: Word Of Mouth

Repeated from Tuesday

: Tomorrow, Today!

2/9. To the Moon and Back. The actors use the success of the futuristic radio soap to secure lucrative advertising deals. Comedy by Christopher William Hill.
Producer Liz Webb


Comedy By: Christopher William Hill.
Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Colin: Paul Richard Biggin
Waitress: Miranda Keeling

: News

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

1/5. By Grevel Lindop. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Grevel Lindop.

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