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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the

Day With Father Nicholas James.


Unknown: Father Nicholas James.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Big Bang Day: Today

Andrew Marr and Tom Feilden report from
Geneva, where scientists are ready to switch on the Large Hadron Collider or LHC. With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr David Wilkinson.


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Tom Feilden
Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.

: Big Bang Day: Engineering Solutions

Adam Hart-Davis takes a look at Cern's atom-smashing Large Hadron Collider, meeting scientists and engineers from the project. Producer Roland Pease Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Roland Pease

: Book of the Week: Making Money

3/5. Bandwagon. Once someone gets rich, everyone wants the same. Evan Davis introduces writings by various authors. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Introduces: Evan Davis

: Daily Service

Led by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Give to Me, Lord, a Thankful Heart (Gatescarth).
Mark 4, vv21-25. Fight the Good Fight with All Thy Might (Gardner). 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Day of Rest).


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.

: Big Bang Day: Woman's Hour

A report on how to encourage girls to take an interest in science. With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Balance of Power 3/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Big Bang Day: Physics Rocks

Brian Cox , Cern physicist, meets celebrity enthusiasts of particle physics, including
Alan Alda , John Barrowman and Ben Miller. He contemplates the Big Bang with Eddie Izzard and discusses the universe's shape with Dara O'Briain. Producer Alexandra Feachem Brian Cox answers One Final Question: p146


Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: John Barrowman
Unknown: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Dara O'Briain.
Producer: Alexandra Feachem
Producer: Brian Cox

: Kicking the Habit

5/6. Yours Sincerely. Appearances can be deceptive. Comedy by Christopher Lee.
Other characters are played by Kenneth Danziger , Alan Shearman and Matthew Wolf
Producers Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis Director Pete Atkin


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

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Tracing Your Roots

4/6. Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt explore myths surrounding Irish family-history research. Producer Rhona Brudenell


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Big Bang Day: Torchwood: Lost Souls

In a special radio edition of the sci-fi TV drama, Torchwood goes to Geneva, where Martha Jones is working as a doctor for a UNIT task force at Cern. A giant particle accelerator is about to be activated for the first time, but scientists are hearing voices and collapsing with a strange illness.
By Joseph Lidster.


Writer: Joseph Lidster
Music: Ben Foster
Music: Murray Gold
Producer/Director: Kate McAll
Captain Jack: John Barrowman
Gwen: Eve Myles
Ianto: Gareth David-Lloyd
Martha: Freema Agyeman
Professor Johnson: Lucy Montgomery
Dr Harrington: Stephen Critchlow
Leon Foiret: Mark Meadows

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw answer questions from gardeners in Hampshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Love of the World

3/5. Harkin's cruelty towards Kate plumbs new depths. John McGahern 's story is read by Jim Norton. For details see Monday


Unknown: John McGahern
Read By: Jim Norton.

: Big Bang Day: Five Particles

3/5. The Antiparticle. Every elementary particle has an antiparticle, composed of antimatter. Simon Singh reports on the Cern physicists trying to understand the significance Of this antimatter. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Singh

: 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

7/9. Common Hair Problems. Dr Mark Porter looks at new genetic research on the fungus that causes dandruff and asks why people lose their hair colour as they age. Producer Paula McGrath


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

5/6. Mark sets out the importance of diligence. He's joined by Tim Key and Tom Basden , who pay great attention to detail in their poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden


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

: The Archers

Elizabeth plays the fairy godmother. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Big Bang Day: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to playwright
Tom Stoppard and American composer John Adams about how physics has been represented in the arts. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: John Adams
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Balance of Power

3/5. Abigail arranges for the leader of the Opposition to visit Queen Anne in private.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Morai Maze

2/7. Michael Portillo , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik 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: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Condensed History of Political Parties

3/3. Adam Long , his two friends and their guitars turn their hand to Labour. Starting with Keir Hardie , they embark on a whistle-stop tour through the wilderness years and a winter of discontent until things could only get better, and ending up with Gordon Brown , a moral compass and a golden rule.
Producer Mandy Baker Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Adam Long
Unknown: Keir Hardie
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Producer: Mandy Baker

: Big Bang Day: The Great Big Particle Adventure

New series 1/3. Physicist-turned-comedian Ben Miller travels to Switzerland to discover what the Cern atom smasher is all about. He looks at the Higgs Particle, which enables the existence of atoms, molecules, people and the whole world. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Ben Miller
Producer: Roland Pease

: Big Bang Day: Engineering Solutions

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Someone at a Distance

3/10. On returning home, Louise discovers that her mother's social climbing on her behalf has committed her to helping her former lover's wife at a charity fete. By Dorothy Whipple. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple.

: Strangers on Trains

3/6. Writer Nat Segnit is fascinated by people who travel alone. He decides to talk to some of them, asking strange men about sex and dating. 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

3/6. The Engagement. After his brother proposes to Hayley at Newmarket, Luke takes a harrowing cab journey home. Comedy by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.

: Big Bang Day: The Genuine Particle

A comedy set underground in the Large Hadron Collider where a wormhole, an ID card and an electric buggy loom large. Written by Steve Punt.
Producer David Tyler


Written By: Steve Punt.
Producer: David Tyler
Ed: Reece Shearsmith
Shale: Geoffrey Whitehead
Alice: Nicola Walker
Nathalie: Inqrld Oliver
Professor Heimlich: Adrian Scarborough
Raymond: Ben Willbond

: News

: Book of the Week: MakingMoney

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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