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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Claire Campbell Smith.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer George Edmonds


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: George Edmonds

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The House I Grew Up In

6/6. Baroness Mary Warnock takes Wendy Robbins back to her idyllic childhood in Winchester.
Producer Smita Patel Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Baroness Mary Warnock
Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Smita Patel

: The Backstreet Business

3/3. Nicola Heywood Thomas turns down a cobbled street in Edinburgh and finds a bowls repair workshop where Ronnie Scott is trying to keep his business going after changes to the sport's rules. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Producer: Steve Groves

: Daily Service

Led by Father Philip Sumner. The Call (Come, My Way). John 14, vvl-7. Thou Art the Way (Steel). Rejoice! the Lord is King (Gopsal).


Unknown: Father Philip Sumner.

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

3/5. Eleanor Bron reads Michael Holroyd 's biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. After a triumphant tour of America, Irving and Terry's relationship deepens. Then the death of the father of Ellen's two children changes the course of the actors' romance. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Ellen Terry.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Dig 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Trouble with Scousers

According to the stereotype, Scousers are a tight-knit bunch who'll rob you then tell you a joke to cheer you up. But does this have any truth to it and if so, why?
Winifred Robinson returns to her native city to talk to Liverpudlians Willy Russell , Paul Farley and Bel Mooney to see which of the characteristics stand up to scrutiny and which they would rather see the back of. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Paul Farley
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Kicking the Habit

6/6. Calendar Boys. When a famous artist arrives to paint the pictures for next year s friary calendar, tensions arise that give
Father Michael more than one reason for concern. By Christopher Lee.
Father Bertie Alfred Molina Gwynneth
Other characters played by Kenneth Danger , Alan Shearman and Matthew Wolf
Producers Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis Director Pete Atkin


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

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Tracing Your Roots

5/6. Sally Magnusson and genealogist Nick Barratt explore how private diaries and oral-history accounts, handed down through the generations, can offer a new slant on history. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Unknown: Nick Barratt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Tokyo Murder

2/3 By John Dryden and Miriam Smith.
Daisy Whitelock 's desire to scratch beneath the surface of Japanese society leads her to shun the companionship of the other expat teachers in her shared apartment and exposes her to the terrifying reality of a disturbed mind. Concludes tomorrow. For cast and details see yesterday


Unknown: John Dryden
Unknown: Miriam Smith.
Unknown: Daisy Whitelock

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie answer questions from gardeners in Nottinghamshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 3 25 Gardeners' Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie

: In Bookshops Now

3/5 The Far West. Nigel Lindsay reads
The Far West, by Julian Maclaren-Ross , a hard-drinking literary denizen of Fitzrovia in the 1940s and 1950s. This story is set in France and portrays the casual cruelty of small boys. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nigel Lindsay
Unknown: Julian MacLaren-Ross

: America, Empire of Liberty

3/30. Borderlands of the Spanish Superpower After the Spanish colonised Central and South America, the lure of gold and silver encouraged some to try their luck to the north. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

8/9. Dr Mark Porter discusses the human papilloma virus that causes verrucas, warts and cervical cancer. With Dr Anne Szarewski. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: Dr Anne Szarewski.

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better

6/6. Mark sets out the importance of virtue, with stand-up comedy on the subject of humility. He's joined by assistants Tim Key and Tom Basden , who modestly offer up their poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden


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

: The Archers

Matt takes the bull by the horns.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including an interview with satirical artist Gerald Scarfe , whose new book focuses on his drawings of political leaders. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Artist: Gerald Scarfe
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Dig

3/5. As Peggy's husband leaves the site to discuss finds with the British Museum, Rory Lomax arrives at Sutton Hoo and introduces her to the nightingale's song. By John Preston. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rory Lomax
Unknown: Sutton Hoo
Unknown: John Preston.

: The Moral Maze

3/7. Michael Buerk chairs a discussion on the ethical issues behind the week's news, with contributions from Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Matthew Taylor.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Matthew Taylor.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: In the Think Tanks

1/3. With politics in a state of flux, how do
Britain's think tanks position themselves to maximise their influence? Dennis Sewell outlines the thinking in some key organisations and talks to think tank bosses and researchers about their quest to get their thoughts turned into policy.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Great Big Particle Adventure

2/3. Comedian and physicist Ben Miller continues his look at what Cern are hoping to learn from the Large
Hadron Collider atom smasher. This week he finds out what scientists know about dark matter, the invisible material believed to fill the universe. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Ben Miller
Producer: Roland Pease

: The House I Grew Up In

Rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

With David Eades.


Unknown: David Eades.

: Book at Bedtime:Someone at a Distance

Avery thinks divorce is the only possible course of action left to him, and Ellen is convinced he is in love with Louise. By Dorothy Whipple. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple.

: Strangers on Trains

4/6. Writer Nat Segnit asks a succession of lone male passengers on a train about what "home" means to them. Comedy co-written by Stewart Wright. Producer Steven Canny


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

: All Bar Luke

4/6. The Hen Night. When Luke is appointed a chief bridesmaid, he finds himself trapped in the hen party from hell. Poignant comedy by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barwell

: American Dreams

2/4. James Naughtie travels to Houston,
Texas, to examine the impact of increasing immigration on one of the most racially mixed cities in America. Continues tomorrow. For details see yesterday


Unknown: James Naughtie

: News

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

3/5. By Michael Holroyd. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.

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