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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

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


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: The House I Grew Up In

2/6 Mona Siddiqui , Professor of Islamic Studies at Glasgow University, takes Wendy Robins back to her childhood home in Huddersfield. Producer Smita Patel Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Mona Siddiqui
Unknown: Wendy Robins
Producer: Smita Patel

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

2/5. American satirist Joe Oueenan meets a decluttering expert who claims to have sold feng Shui books to the Japanese. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. I Want to Serve the Purpose of God (Altrogge, arr Leddington Wright ). Genesis 41, vv1, 8, 14-16, 38-43. Be Thou My Vision (Chilcott). For the Healing of the Nations (Alleluia, Dulce Carmen).


Leader: Mgr Tony Rogers

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

3/5 Rumba City. Grevel learns the rumba with Maria. Later, he visits Juanchito, a town completely devoted to salsa. By Grevel Lindop. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Grevel Lindop.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Pillow Book 3/5 The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Forbidden Families

2/3. The only woman to be tortured in the Tower of London, Anne Askew became a Protestant martyr. Bettany Hughes uncovers her story as a well-born woman who, in the tail end of Henry Vlll 's reign, left her family behind because of her faith. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Anne Askew
Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Unknown: Henry Vlll
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Kicking the Habit

New series 1/6. As I Was Braying
Brother Luke has returned from his sojourn in Dublin and can't stop talking about it. Someone has asked to have his ass (or is it a donkey?) blessed. And the organ seems to have a "baggy swell box !
Christopher Lee 's gentle comedy about a community of Carmelite Friars.
Friars and pilgrims played by Alan Shearman ana Matthew Wolf
Producer Jarvis Ayres; Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Brother Luke
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Father Bertie: Alfred Molina
Brother Martin: Roy Dotrice
Father Michael: Martin Jarvls
Brother Luke: Darren Richardson
Mave: Rosalind Ayres
Father Lawrence: Kenneth Danziger
Gwynneth: Moira Quirk

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Off the Page

7/7. Con-Fusion. Is the real thing always the best, or could it be true that all we need is a great big melting pot? Dominic Arkwright talks to lovers and haters of the fashion for fusion - record producer Joe Boyd , the Telegraph cookery writer Xanthe Clay and the Guardian writer Aditya Chakrabortty. Producer Beth o'Dea


Talks: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Joe Boyd
Unknown: Aditya Chakrabortty.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mother Spy

The true story of Britain's most unlikely agent, Janet Chisholm. She was a housewife and mother of three who smuggled out Khrushchev's nuclear secrets during the Cuban missile crisis and helped avert a nuclear war. Written by John Fletcher.
Music by Jules Maxwell ; Producer/Director Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Janet Chisholm.
Written By: John Fletcher.
Music By: Jules Maxwell
Director: Charlie Taylor
Janet Chisholm: Juliet Aubrey
Ruari Chisholm: Anthony Calf
Oleg Penkovsky: Stedhen Critchlow
Janie Chisholm: Rosie Day
Tessa Chisholm: Skye Bennett
Harold Shergold: John Rowe

: Gardeners' Question Time

Peter Gibbs is in the chair as Pippa Greenwood. Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw answer questions posed by members of the Emsworth Horticultural Society in Hampshire. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Mothers and Sons

3/5. The Name of the game 1/2. Themountain of debt left by Nancy's dead husband seems insurmountable, until a winning business idea is presented to her. Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibin 's Story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Colm Toibin

: A Dollar a Day

3/5. India. Mike Wooldridge looks at the problems faced by India's growing, and increasingly destitute, elderly population. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Imagination and the Countryside. In the first of three special editions, Laurie Taylor brings together novelist Joanna Trollope , sociologist Howard Newbyand ethnographer Martin Phillips to discuss the rural idyll.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Howard Newbyand
Unknown: Martin Phillips
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1968: Day-by-Day

The Greek prime minister escapes an assassination attempt. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

New series 1/6. Comedian Mark Watson promotes the virtues, beginning with courage. He is joined by Tim Key and Tom Basden , who provide poetry, music and feats Of cowardice. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Watson
Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tom Basden
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Tom's commitment is called into question. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports from this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Pillow Book

3/5. Shonagon has been assigned guide and assistant to Lieutenant Yukinari as he investigates the thefts. By Robert Forrest.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: Inside the Ethics Committee

2/4. A panel of experts examine personal testimonies to assess the moral foundation of how decisions are made in hospitals every day. Presented by Vivienne Parry.
Producer Pam Rutherford Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Vivienne Parry.

: Bowing Out Gracefully - theBrandreth Rules on Standing Down

3/3. Down and Out - and in Again
Gyles Brandeth looks at MPs who have successfully made comebacks after losing their jobs, and those who wouldn't make a return under any circumstances.
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandeth

: Dead Sea Scrolls Revisited

2/2. In his re-examination of one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, Roger Bolton finds that, 60 years after they first appeared, the first-century Jewish texts are still yielding fresh new insights. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Norman Winter

: The House I Grew Up In

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Good Plain Cook

3/5. Tensions are growing at Willow Cottage as Ellen's first foray into the kitchen doesn't go too well. Meanwhile, Kitty is asked out to go dancing. By Bethan Roberts. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bethan Roberts.

: Bespoken Word

5/6. Performance poetry from London's
Troubadour Coffee House, featuring Murray Lachlan Young. Presented by Mister Gee. Producer Graham Frost


Presented By: Mister Gee.
Producer: Graham Frost

: Fabulous

5/6. Lucy Clarke's comedy about the neurotic Faye, who believes modern-day women have it all and achieve it effortlessly, and can't understand why she is unable to do the same. Starring Daisy Haggard, with Adam Buxton, Joanna Scanlan, Joanna Neary, Matthew Holness, Eve Dallas, Katy Brand and Olivia Colman. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Lucy Clarke
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Joanna Scanlan
Unknown: Joanna Neary
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Katy Brand
Unknown: Olivia Colman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Music Group

1/5. Phil Hammond invites guests Benjamin Zephaniah , Lynn Barber and Arthur Smith to play the track of their choice and offer frank opinions on each other's selections. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: Lynn Barber
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: News

: Book of the Week:Travels on the Dance Floor

3/5. By Grevel Lindop. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Grevel Lindop.

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