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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25SportsNews
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: The House I Grew Up In

5/6. Shaun Bailey , founder of youth charity
My Generation, was raised by his Jamaican family on a rough west London housing estate, where he returns with Wendy Robbins. Producer Smita Patel Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Shaun Bailey
Unknown: Wendy Robbins.
Producer: Smita Patel

: A Wonderful Way to Make a Living

5/5. Joe Oueenan heads to Venice where he meets a lawyer who retrained as a gondolier when he no longer wanted to make a living out Of people's problems, Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Producer: Miles Warde

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. The Kingdom of God (Out Skerries). John 7, vv 45-52. Let Justice and Judgement (Handel). Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (Song 1),


Leader: John Forrest

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

3/5. Paul Theroux travels from Amritsar in northern India to tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka. For details see Monday Repeated at IZ.Juam


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Sri Lanka.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 8/10 The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Strange Case of OliverCromwell's Head

To mark the 350th anniversary of Cromwell's s death, the gruesome story of his severed head. In 1661, the former Lord Protector s body was exhumed and his head cut on, displayed on top of Westminster Hall.
Mark Whitaker reveals what happened to it during over the centuries. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Westminster Hall.
Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Kicking the Habit

4/6. Carbon Dating. The Friary needs to take responsibility for its carbon footprint, ana Father Michael has been invited to an important conference. By Christopher Lee.
Other characters are played by Kenneth Danziger , Alan Shearman and Matthew Wolf Director Pete Atkin
Producers Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis


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

: Tracing Your Roots

3/6. Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt look at how to unravel the secrets of wartime and discover untold tales of military intelligence, undercover missions and unsung heroes. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt
Producer: Moira Hickey

: The Archers

(Repeated from yesterday at 7pm)

: International

One-Day Cricket
England v South Africa
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Arlo White and Mark Pougatch on the fifth one-day international from Cardiff. Analysis from Shaun Pollock , Angus Fraser and Steve Watkin. See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 2.15pm
TV highlights on Five at 12 midnight 'approximate times


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Arlo White
Commentary By: Mark Pougatch
Unknown: Shaun Pollock
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Steve Watkin.

: Afternoon Play:Lemon Meringue Pie

Katie Davies is 16 and in love, or possibly lust. Her mother would have a fit if she found out who with, but then Mrs Davies has a secret of her own. By Rachel Tresize. Producer/Director Kate McAII


Unknown: Katie Davies
Unknown: Mrs Davies
Unknown: Rachel Tresize.
Director: Kate McAii
Katie: Stephanie Parker
Ryan: Liam Harries
Bronwen: Sara McGaughey
Tudor: Morgan Hopkin
Callum: Michael Aubin
Schoolteacher: Rhys Jennings
Luke: Matthew Aubrey
Hospital receptionist: Megan Roberts
Art teacher: Elin Phillips
Nurse: Amy Morgan
Nurse receptionist: Amy Morgan

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions in the East Riding of Yorkshire. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Alan Sillitoe Short Stories

3/5. Chicken. Dave finds a chicken fallen off a truck and takes it home to mother. But his slaughtering technique leaves much to be desired and the chicken - head or no head - seems to have a mind of its own. For details see Monday

: The Drawings on the Wall

3/5. Irish Illusions. George Nash visits County Meath in Ireland where strange patterns adorn the walls of the Fourknocks Passage Grave. What do the they mean? For details see Monday


Unknown: George Nash

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

4/6. Mark Watson sings the praises of virtue with stand-up on the subject on honesty. Tim Key and Tom Basden lie, cheat and steal in order to perform their poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden


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

: The Archers

The future of Bridge Farm hangs in the balance. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Richard Attenborough discusses his memoir with Mark Lawson. Producer Debbie Sheringham


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Debbie Sheringham

: The Golden Notebook

8/10. When Anna's daughter goes off to boarding school, she loses her last grip on reality. Her new lover Saul is equally unstable, and it is only when she buys a golden notebook that Anna begins to see a way out of her chaotic life. By Doris Lessing. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/7. Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the ethical issues behind the week's news. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Condensed History of Political Parties

2/3. The Liberal Party gets the condensed treatment from Adam Long, co-founder of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Along with two friends, two guitars and a violin he takes an abridged tour of Liberal landmarks from Earl Grey to Nick Clegg - in 15 minutes flat. Producer Mandy Baker Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Adam Long
Unknown: Nick Clegg
Producer: Mandy Baker Rptd

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: The House I Grew Up In

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

News, presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

8/10. Nick goes back to Sri Lanka to uncover the truth. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Strangers on Trains

2/6. Writer Nat Segnit is fascinated by people who sit alone in carriages, so he decides to talk to some of them, asking strange men about their faith and beliefs. Comedy by Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright. producer Steven Canny


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

: All Bar Luke

2/6. The Date. Luke tries to move on from Hayley by going on a dinner date with an older woman. Comedy by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barwell

: The Music Group

5/6. Comedians Alexei Sayle and Sue Perkins and music journalist Mark Ellen are invited to play the track of their choice to the delight or disdain of the others. Hosted by Phil Hammond. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: Phil Hammond.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: News

: Book of the Week:Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

3/5. By Paul Theroux. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Paul Theroux.

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