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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Father Nicholas James.


Unknown: Father Nicholas James.

: Fanning Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer George Edmonds


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: George Edmonds

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
Presented by Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Presented By: Clifford Longley.

: Fry's English Delight

3/3. Cliche. Stephen Fry presents another treat for lovers of the English language with a discussion of cliche. Producer Nick Baker


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Nick Baker

: Paymasters

3/3. James Pennethorneand Victoria Park, London. Pennethorne was the creator of the first people's park, Victoria Park in London s East End. It was set up after a petition of 30,000 names had been presented to Queen Victoria demanding an East End version of Regent's Park. Producer Erin Riley


Producer: Erin Riley

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. Your Words to Me Are Life and Health (Capel). Mark 4, vv1-9. Teach Me the Way, 0 Lord (Blow). Go Forth and Tell! (Yanworth).


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Book of the Week:Making Money

1/5. Greed. Everyone wants to get rich. The first instalment of this week's selection of fiction and non-fiction writings by various authors reflecting Britain's boom-and-bust economic cycle. Introduced by Evan Davis. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am


Introduced By: Evan Davis.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Balance of Power 1/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Textbook Diplomacy

French and German school pupils have started using the same history textbook - an example of a trend across Europe for using the teaching of history to overcome mistrust and conflict between nations. Mark Whitaker reports from France, Germany and Bosnia. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Dixon of Dock Green

2/5. The Captain. A series of burglaries on empty houses bears all the trademarks of one of Dock Green's most colourful characters but is Andy too keen to make an arrest? By Ted Willis. Adapted for radio by Sue Rodwell.
Producer/Director Viv Beeby


Unknown: Ted Willis.
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Director: Viv Beeby
PC Dixon: David Calder
PC Crawford: Hamish Clark
Maurie: Jonathan Tafler
Tom Carr: Jonathan Gunning
The Captain: Bill Wallis

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

12/12. Teams from Wales and the south of England compete in the last contest of the cryptic quiz show. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Books

Novelist Paul Sand died 20 years ago and now his wife has died too. At their seaside home her daughter and a university researcher meet. She needs to sell up and clear out: he wants to see what papers the great man has left behind. Written by Tessa Hadley.
Music composed by Geoff Nichols , Imogen Triner (oboe), John Welch (piano) Producer/Director Tim Dee


Unknown: Paul Sand
Written By: Tessa Hadley.
Composed By: Geoff Nichols
Oboe: Imogen Triner
Piano: John Welch
Director: Tim Dee
Mr Lascelles: David Collins
Paul: Philip Madoc
Chris: Adam Levy
Terry: Niamh Cusack

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Lesley McAlpine


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Love of the World

1/5. John McGahern 's short story in which
Kate falls for Guard Harkin - but her parents are worried about his character. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Jim Norton. Producer Anne Simpson ; Director John Simpson


Unknown: John McGahern
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Jim Norton.
Producer: Anne Simpson
Director: John Simpson

: Big Bang Day: Five Particles

1/5. The Electron. Big Bang Day on Wednesday will see the launch of the biggest ever scientific experiment at
Cern (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research). In this series of programmes,
Simon Singh examines the significance of five subatomic particles, beginning with the electron. Producer Adrian Washbourne Big Bang Day: page 116


Unknown: Simon Singh

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday

: Click On

2/6. The latest developments in the world Of IT, with Simon COX. Producer Peter McManus


Producer: Peter McManus

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

7/10. Nicholas Parsons presents the stopwatch comedy panel game from the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, where the panellists include Paul Merton , Sue Perkins and Chris Addison.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Chris Addison.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Love is on the cards for Alice.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with the American comic writer David SedariS. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Sedaris.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Balance of Power

1/5. For two years, Queen Anne has been happy to have Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, rule her court - and her heart. But now, in 1704, the young orphan Abigail arrives at St James's Palace. By Deborah Davis.
Other parts played by Dan Starkey and Ben Crowe Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Deborah Davis.
Played By: Dan Starkey
Played By: Ben Crowe
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Abigail Hill: Rebecca Callard
Oueen Anne: Lucy Cohu
Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough: Kelly Hunter
Robert Harley: John Rowe
Samuel Masham: Chris Pavlo
Mrs Trevor: Joan Walker
Lord Godolphin: Stephen Critchlow

: The Child Preachers

John McCarthy investigates the belief held by some parents in America that God is using their children as evangelists to save souls. But is it the parents who are really the driving force? Producer Kirsten Dwiqht


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: Kirsten Dwiqht

: Crossing Continents

9/11. Zimbabwe. With Julian Pettifer. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer.

: Big Bang Day: The Making of Cern

1/2. Quentin Cooper looks at the history of Cern, the European particle physics laboratory created after the Second World War, which on Wednesday will launch the biggest scientific experiment ever conducted. He talks to founder members who worked with people they'd been at war with only a few years earlier.
(Concludes tomorrow)


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Tom Alban

: Mind Changers

3/3. The Bobo Doll. Claudia Hammond looks back at the first experiment to alert people to the dangers of imitative behaviour, Albert Bandura 's 1961 "Bobo Doll" test. Producer Marya Burqess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Albert Bandura
Producer: Marya Burqess

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Someone at a Distance

1/10. Dorothy Whipple 's 1953 novel about the North family, whose comfortable life on the edge of a small country town is disrupted by a stranger's arrival. Abridged by Jill Waters. Read by Deborah Findlay. Producer Jill Waters RT DIRECT: To order Someone at a a Distance for £8.55 (RRP £9.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple
Abridged By: Jill Waters.
Read By: Deborah Findlay.

: Word Of Mouth

Repeated from Tuesday

: Tomorrow, Today!

6/9. Squab Is Not the Language of Love Radio writer Hugo defects to TV.
Producer Liz Webb


Producer: Liz Webb
Nigel: Peter Bowles
Sylvia: Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey: John Fortune
Sir Angus: Gary Waldhorn
Hugo: Joseph Kloska
Douglas: Jon Glover
Keith: Sam Pamphllon
Georgina: Carolyn Pickles
Burton: Peter Marlnker

: News

: Book of the Week: Making Money

1/5. Introduced by Evan Davis. Rptd from 9.45am


Introduced By: Evan Davis.

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