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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Graham Daniels.


Unknown: Graham Daniels.

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: 1968: the Year of Revolutions

1/2. John Tusa visits Prague and is joined by some of the key witnesses of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia 40 years ago.
Producer Louise Adamson Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Father Philip Sumner. Will You Come and Follow Me
(Kelvingrove). Ephesians 2, vv13-22. Sing unto the Lord (Tye). Ye Know That the Lord Is Gracious (Hyfrydol). With Manchester Baroque. Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Father Philip Sumner.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week:Corvus: a Life with Birds

2/5. Esther's daughter gets a cockatiel for her birthday. By Esther Woolfson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Esther Woolfson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Writing the Century 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Computer with a Poker Face

Simon Singh witnesses the first man-versus-machine poker championships in Vancouver, Canada. Artificial intelligence has already beaten human skill in chess, but poker - with its unpredictable random elements - is the ultimate challenge for Al.
Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: From the Ban to the Booker

2/2. Bestselling author Val McDermid continues tracing the development of the lesbian novel. She samples early literature that wasn't entirely positive in its portrayal of lesbian life, such as Satan Was a Lesbian, and examines the influence of feminist publishing houses on the growth of lesbian-themed books. And writer Sarah Waters discusses the importance of television dramas that have helped bring lesbian fiction from the margins into the mainstream. Producer Nicola Swords


Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Sarah Waters

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in on consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Npws and analysis nrpspnted bv Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Why Do We Sing?

1 Why and when did humans start to sing? Choirmaster Gareth Malone mixes science and cultural history to explore the role that singing has played in our development. Drawing on the latest research suggesting that early man sang possibly even before he spoke, he finds out what this new evidence tells us about human communication. Including contributions from Steven Mithen , author of The Singing Neanderthals (2006).
Producer Emma Kingsley Rptd on Saturday at 3.30pm


Choirmaster: Gareth Malone
Unknown: Steven Mithen
Producer: Emma Kingsley Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Alan and Jean's Incredible Journey

A couple spend their holiday in the unusual surroundings of their bedroom. Comedy drama by Ian Kershaw, with George Costigan.


Writer: Ian Kershaw
Producer/Director: Gary Brown
Alan: George Costigan
Jean: Julie Hesmondhalgh
Dawn: Rina Mahoney
Barbara: Melissa Jane Sinden
Kid: Daniel Rogers

: Home Planet

8/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. Producer Toby Murcott
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Sunshine and Showers

2/5. Goodnight Mrs Tanner By Rosie Thomas. A coastguard tries to persuade an old lady that her house on the clifftops is at risk from extreme weather conditions. Read by Susan Brown. Producer David Hunter For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mrs Tanner
Unknown: Rosie Thomas.
Read By: Susan Brown.
Producer: David Hunter

: Team Spirit

2/5. Continuing her look at the psychology of team dynamics, Claudia Hammond visits the Jockey Morris Men as they dance around Birmingham's city centre on Plough Day. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Word of Mouth

3/7. Peggy Reynolds investigates the world of language guardians. Former frequenters of newspaper letters pages, they now have the internet, where battles continue to rage on language blogs. Plus a look at how French phrases are misused in English.
Producer Chris Ledgard Repeated on Monday at llpm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Great Lives

3/9. Robert Hooke. David Attenborough nominates 17th-century inventor and scientist Robert Hooke , who helped design the dome of St Paul 's and claimed to have arrived at some of Isaac Newton 's groundbreaking laws before Newton himself. Presented by Matthew Parris.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Hooke.
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Robert Hooke
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Isaac Newton
Presented By: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Miles Warde

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Two planes collide over the town of Holt in Norfolk. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: 4 at the Fringe

1/2. Comedy highlights from this year's Edinburgh Fringe, presented by Michael Mclntyre , featuring Liverpudlian comic John Bishop , Kerry Godliman , Ed Byrne , and Rich Hall as his alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw. Producer Paul Russell


Presented By: Michael McLntyre
Unknown: John Bishop
Unknown: Kerry Godliman
Unknown: Ed Byrne
Unknown: Rich Hall
Unknown: Otis Lee Crenshaw.
Producer: Paul Russell

: The Archers

Will bids an emotional farewell.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Director Shane Meadows 's new film, Somers Town, is reviewed. Presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Laura Thomas


Director: Shane Meadows
Presented By: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Writing the Century

2/5. Week Five: Hostages to Fortune
Marianne is angry at the restrictions she has to endure as an "enemy alien", and Grace's marriage is under strain.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: The Hidden Crime of Hate

In spite of some high-profile crimes against disabled people, Geoff Adams-Spinks asks why the criminal justice system is failing to address the problem and apply the law. He examines three of the worst cases in recent years and asks why none of them was labelled as a disability hate crime.
Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Geoff Adams-Spinks

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

4/9. The Government announced a national screening programme for aneurysms in the abdomen, which kill more than 2,500 people in the UK every year. More than half could be saved by surgery. Dr Mark Porter investigates. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: 1968: the Year of Revolutions

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Addition

2/5. Seamus asks Grace out to dinner. But the number of toothbrush bristles needs to be counted. By Toni Jordan. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Toni Jordan.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/6. Nigel Rees hosts the quotations quiz, with panellists Alison Baverstock , Clive Coleman , Gwyneth Lewis and Arabella Weir. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Alison Baverstock
Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown: Arabella Weir.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Spiritual Centre

3/4. The Seer and the Child. Bharathasto convince the Asian community that he is not a baby hater. Comedy by Suk Pannu.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Suk Pannu.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bharat: Vincent Ebrahim
Henry: Tim Key
Mrs Sidhu: Shelley King
Priya: Archie Panlabi
Ravi: Nitin Ganatra
MrVarma: Dharma Patel
MrsVarma: Ayesha Dharker

: News

: Book of the Week:Corvus: a Life with Birds

2/5. By Esther Woolfson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Esther Woolfson.

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