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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz of the Religious Society of Friends.


Unknown: Kevin Franz

: Farming Today

With Melanie Abbott. Producer Sarah Swaddling


Unknown: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: Sarah Swaddling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: The House I Grew Up In

4/6. Joanna Briscoe takes Wendy Robbins to her isolated childhood home on Dartmoor. Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Joanna Briscoe
Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

4/5. The humorist Joe Oueenan finds himself in Gloucester in his search for ingenious ways of making money. There he joins a film crew blowing things up for the Doctor Who Christmas special. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Clair Jaquiss. A Brighter
Dawn Is Breaking (Nun lasst uns Gott).
Mark 1, vv40-45. Praise the Lord, 0 My Soul (Thorne). At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns).


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

3/5. Dealing with the Trust. Inorderto ensure the future of his family home, Adam realises he needs National Trust backing and support from the people who work at Sissinghurst. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 3/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Krystian Bala: When Fact and Fiction Collide

Crime writer Mark Billingham travels to Wroclaw to meet author Krystian Bala, whose first novel led to him being convicted in 2007 of orchestrating the murder of a local businessman.


Presenter: Mark Billingham
Subject: Krystian Bala
Producer: Colin Davies

: Kicking the Habit

3/6. The Business of Miracles. Concern grows for Brother Martin because his hearing doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be and he's been missing breakfast, but Mave argues seeing is believing. Comedy written by Christopher Lee , starring Roy Dotrice and Rosalind Ayres.
Friars and pilgrims played by Kenneth Danziger ,
Moira Quirk , Matthew Wolf and Alan Shearman
Producers Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Brother Martin
Written By: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Rosalind Ayres.
Played By: Kenneth Danziger
Played By: Moira Quirk
Played By: Matthew Wolf
Played By: Alan Shearman
Producers: Rosalind Ayres
Producers: Martin Jarvis
Director: Pete Atkin
Brother Martin: Roy Dotrice
Father Michael: Martin Jarvis
Father Bertie: Alfred Molina
Brother Luke: Darren Richardson
Mave: Rosalind Ayres

: You and Yours

With Stuart Flinders and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Tracing Your Roots

2/6. Sally Magnusson embarks on more ancestral detective work in the company of resident genealogist Nick Barratt. This week they explore Jewish immigration. Producer Rhona Brudenell


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt.
Producer: Rhona Brudenell

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From Lagos with Love

By Janice Okoh. A junior lawyer in a London law firm uncovers a major fraud in a Nigerian oil company - and falls in love with his contact in Lagos. Then she disappears.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Janice Okoh.
Director: Claire Grove
Femi: Nadine Marshall
Jeremy: Chris Pavlo
Kenneth: Stephen Critchlow
Jill: Helen Longworth
Beatrice: Syan Blake
Paul: Adetomiwa Edun

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Dorset. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. At 3.25 Gardeninq Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


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

: Opening Lines

3/5. Put the Radiator On, Get the Coffee
Going. By Anna Britten. A young decorator's encounter with a middle-aged divorcee and a dragonfly give him unexpected inspiration for a colour scheme. Read by Mike Bailey. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Britten.
Read By: Mike Bailey.

: A Guide to Garden Birds

3/5. Finches. In a Somerset spring garden,
Brett Westwood identifies for the listener the members of the finch family. For details see Mon


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Thinking Allowed

Imagination and the City. In the last of three special editions, writer Will Self, sociologist Richard Sennett and geographer Doreen Masseyjoin Laurie Taylor to discuss how reality and fantasy combine to create experiences of the modern city.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Richard Sennett
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubcek returns from Moscow and broadcasts an emotional plea to the nation. Narrated by JOhnTusa. For details see Saturday


Leader: Alexander Dubcek

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

3/6. The comedian continues his quest to outline the importance of virtue, this week with stand-up comedy on the subject of generosity. With poetry and songs by Tim Key and Tom Basden. Producer Katie Marsden


Songs By: Tim Key
Songs By: Tom Basden.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Ambridge enjoys an Indian wedding. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Golden Notebook

3/10. As Anna tries to shake off the painful memories of her unhappy affair with a married man, she finds herself turning it into a story about her alter ego, Ella. By Doris Lessing.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: Inside the Ethics Committee

4/4. When is it the right time to tell a child they have a serious medical condition? Vivienne Parry and her expert guests discuss a real-life case and debate the ethical issues it raises. Sarah has hepatitis B but her mother is adamant that she doesn't want her daughter to know.
Producer Beth Eastwood Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Beth Eastwood Rptd

: The Condensed History of Political Parties

1/3. Adam Long , co-founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, canters through the history of the Conservative Party from repealing Corn Laws to hugging hoodies - in just 15 minutes.
Producer Mandy Baker Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Adam Long
Producer: Mandy Baker Rptd

: Andy Cave's Expedition Underground

Following British mountaineer Andy Cave as he prepares for an expedition - underground. Last autumn he joined the team working to maintain the Thirlmere aquaduct - a Victorian system that uses only gravity to carry water for 94 miles from the Lake District to homes in Manchester. Producer Janet Graves


Producer: Janet Graves

: The House I Grew Up In

Rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

3/10. It seems it's not just Nick Roker who has an interest in the two sets of photographs. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nick Roker
Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Strangers on Trains

New series 1/6. Writer Nat Segnit has always been fascinated by people who
- sit alone on the train, so he decides to talk to them. These "interviews" have been conceived, scripted, and performed by Stewart Wright. Nat Segnit plays himself. Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Nat Segnit
Unknown: Stewart Wright.
Producer: Steven Canny

: All Bar Luke

New series 1/6. The Prang. Luke crashes his car and meets the perfect bystander.
Another evening from hell in the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall. Comedy by Tim Key. Producer SebBarwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.

: The Music Group

3/5. Poet John Hegley , design guru Stephen Bayley and cookery writer Rosamund Grant play the tracks of their choice - to the delight or disdain of the others. Hosted by Dr Phil Hammond. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Rosamund Grant
Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: News

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

3/5. By Adam Nicolson. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson.

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