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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

With Steve Peacock. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Steve Peacock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: 1968: the Year of Revolutions

2/2. John Tusa visits Chicago to meet some of the anti-Vietnam War protesters who, in August 1968, made the Democratic Convention there an event mired in violence. Producer Louise Adamson Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Still Throned in Heaven (Addington Village). Kings vv3-11. Prevent Us, 0 Lord (Byrd).
Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

2/5. Family. The Nicolson family's life at Sissinghurst may have seemed idyllic from the outside, but inside lay a deep unhappiness. By Adam Nicolson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 2/10 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Jatropha the Wonder Plant

Jatropha is a wild plant that used to be used in medicine as a remedy for malaria, but has been cultived on a massive scale for use as biofuel. Chandy Nath visits India to explore why this extraordinary plant may be the solution to the world's energy needs. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Chandy Nath
Producer: Angela Hind

: Caught on Film

Our cinematic heritage is rotting away. Movie critic Matthew Sweet explores the vulnerability of film stock, and discovers why many cinematic gems and documentaries are rotting away.


Presenter: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Ali Serle

: Call You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: 40 Years from Folsom

One of the most famous gigs recorded, Johnny Cash 's 1968 concert at Folsom
- prison was witnessed by Gene Beley , a reporter who captured the whole thing on his tape recorder. Matthew Bannister hears those tapes, and from Beley himself.
Producer Jo Meek Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Johnny Cash
Unknown: Gene Beley
Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: International One-Day Cricket

England v South Africa
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Arlo White and Henry Blofeld on the second one-day international at Trent Bridge. With expert analysis by Shaun Pollock ,
Alec Stewart , Dougie Brown and Vic Marks.
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 2.15pm TV highlights are on Five at 12 midnight


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Arlo White
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Shaun Pollock
Unknown: Alec Stewart
Unknown: Dougie Brown
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Afternoon Play: Thrift

By Rebecca Trick-Walker . Gwen sits on a cliff-top in Pembrokeshire trying to do a watercolour painting of the flower thrift. Instead she finds herself thinking about her 40-year marriage and its recent end, and how her story mirrors that of Morwen, the Maiden of the Sea.
Producer/Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Rebecca Trick-Walker
Director: Kate McAll
Gwen: Sian Phillips
Richard: Richard Mitchley
Jack: William Thomas
Storyteller: Dorien Thomas

: Home Planet

9/13. 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

: Opening Lines

2/5. Teeth. By Drew Gummerson. Plagued by his lack of teeth, Rodney hatches a plan to get himself the ultimate set and with it, his son's respect. Read by Nick Ball. Producer Fiona Keicher For details see yesterday


Read By: Nick Ball.
Producer: Fiona Keicher

: A Guide to Garden Birds

2/5. Titmice. Brett Westwood is joined by ornithologist Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson to offer advice on how to spot members of the titmice family, including blue tits, great tits and long-tailed tits. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson

: Word of Mouth

4/7. Michael Rosen presents the series examining vocabulary, language and the ways people use words. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: Great Lives

4/9. Alan Freed. DJ Bob Harris nominates the first rock 'n' roll disc jockey, Alan Freed , for great-life status. Freed's career was cut short in the 1960s after allegations of payola (commercial bribery) and he died a penniless alcoholic. Can Matthew Parris be convinced that this champion of black rhythm and blues led a truly great life? Producer John Byrne Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Bob Harris
Unknown: Alan Freed
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: John Byrne

: 1968: Day-by-Day

The Democratic convention opens in Chicago. Series recalling the events of the year through archive and music. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: 4 at the Fringe

2/2. Michael Mcintyre introduces highlights from this year's Edinburgh Fringe, including performances by Jon Richardson , Jeff Green and Alun Cochrane. Producer Paul Russell


Introduces: Michael McIntyre
Unknown: Jon Richardson
Unknown: Jeff Green
Unknown: Alun Cochrane.
Producer: Paul Russell

: The Archers

There's a brush with disaster at Brookf ield. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Authors Jill Paton Walsh , James Hamilton and John Sutherland discuss the art of finishing off someone else's book. With Mark Lawson. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Jill Paton Walsh
Unknown: James Hamilton
Unknown: John Sutherland
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Jack Soper

: The Golden Notebook

2/10. Anna becomes embroiled in the conflict between Molly and her ex-husband Richard over their son Tommy's future. By Doris Lessing. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: Crime Hotspots

Nick Ross investigates claims that online crime maps of every neighbourhood in England and Wales will be inaccurate, and may encourage police to under-record crime. Producer Michelle Martin Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Michelle Martin

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

5/9. DrMark Porter examines some of the latest treatments for urinary tract problems, and hears about the diagnosis of conditions that can affect the kidneys and bladder. Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Erika Wright

: 1968: the Year of Revolutions

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

2/10. Puzzled by the similarity between a photo of a long-dead terrorist and a man he interviewed recently, Nick Roker goes to a friend who might explain it. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Roker
Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Quote.... Unquote

6/6. Michael Aspel , Ann Leslie , Kate Mosse and John Julius Norwich exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: The Spiritual Centre

4/4. The Favourite. Bharat receives a visit from his leader, the Sri Vasanth, who travels to Westgate from his mountain cave to carry out a spiritual audit. Comedy by Suk Pannu. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Suk Pannu.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Bharat: Vincent Ebrahlm
Henry: Tim Key
Mrs Sidhu: Shelley King
Priya: Archie Panjabi
Ravi: Nltin Ganatra
Sri Vasanth: Art Malik
Dev/Policeman: Sartaj Garewal

: News

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

2/5. By Adam Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson.

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