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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek

Returning after the summer break, Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and entertaining conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week:

This Is Not About Me
3/5. Rocked by the return of her older sister Cora, Janice faces another hurdle as she starts primary school. By Janice Galloway. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Janice Galloway.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze. Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Revelation 5, vv 11-14. Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Archer). Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Anthem (Neander).


Leader: Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Shattered3/5The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Lifeboats on the Thames

1/2. Horatio Clare joins the crews of ;ome of Britain's busiest lifeboats, ncluding the one at Tower Station next to Waterloo Bridge. Last year it was launched 265 times and rescued 92 people. He talks to the volunteers to find out about their lives and motivations. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Horatio Clare

: Inspector Steine

1/10. His Last Review. A famous London theatre critic is found dead in his seat after a performance of A Shilling in the Meter.
Lynne Truss 's comedy, set in 1950s Brighton.
Producer/Director Karen Rose
RT DIRECT: To order the CD Inspector Steine for £11.99 (RRP E15.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RTD265, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Director: Karen Rose
Inspector Steine: Michael Fenton Stevens
Mrs Groynes: Jan Ravens
Brunswick: John Ramm
Twitten: Matt Green
Cook: Allan Corduner
BBC announcer: David Holt
Johnnie: Jason Hughes
Ruby: Carolyn Backhouse

: 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

6/6. Sally Magnusson and genealogist
Nick Barratt look at how the manner of an ancestor's death can offer clues to the life they led and open up new avenues for the amateur sleuth to explore. Producer Moira Hickey


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Last Days of Grace

Easter Monday, 1908. And there's snow on the ground. An ageing icon, WG Grace contemplates another day in his lifelong cricketing obsession. He arrives at the Oval and can't quite bear to sit in the clubhouse to meet the usual people. Instead he trudges out into the cold to face a different type of questioning. By Nick Warburton.
GF Benedict Cumberbatch Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
WG Grace: Kenneth Cranham
Voice of cricket: Christopher Martin-Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs answer questions from gardeners in the West Midlands. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

3/5 After the Snow Queen. A modern conclusion for the famous fairy tale reveals what happened next for Gerda and her true love Kay after his release from the Snow
Queen's spell. Phyllida Nash reads Diana Hendry 'S Story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Phyllida Nash
Unknown: Diana Hendry

: America, Empire of Liberty

8/30.Awakenings and Nightmares
Religious revivals challenge the authority of the formal hierarchical churches. Meanwhile, slavery is now a vital part of the colonial economy. David Reynolds continues his history Of America. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Reynolds

: Thinking Allowed

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


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

9/9. Dr Mark Porter reports on medical and psychological aspects of abortion. He talks to John Spencer , medical director of Marie
Stopes International, to find out about a counselling phone line for women who have had an abortion. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Unknown: John Spencer

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Castle

1/6 Sir William De Warrenne returns from the Crusades and tries to buy a castle with combined dungeon/gym. Kim Fuller 's sitcom featuring knights, central heating, cakes, sex and a peasant. Additional material by Matt Kirshen and Nick Doody.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Sir William de Warrenne
Unknown: Kim Fuller
Unknown: Matt Kirshen
Unknown: Nick Doody.
Producer: David Tyler
Sir John: James Fleet
Sir William: Nell Dudgeon
LadyAnne: Susan Earl
Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte: Inqrld Oliver
Master Henry: Steven Kynman
Sam: Toby Ross-Bryant

: The Archers

Things go from bad to worse for Jack and Peggy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of the new play by the former Czech president Vaclav Havel. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Vaclav Havel.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Shattered

3/5. Tyler. Part-time fireman Tyler (
Brian Dick ) recalls what happened on the night of the fatal train crash, and tells how the disaster transformed his life. By Richard Monks. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Brian Dick
Unknown: Richard Monks.

: The Moral Maze

4/7. Michael Buerk is joined by Melanie Phillips , Michael Portillo , Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik to examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Phil Pegum

: In the Think Tanks

2/3. Dennis Sewell considers the influence of think tanks in modern politics.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Great Big Particle Adventure

3/3. Ben Miller concludes his look at the Cern atom smasher by looking at black holes and the beginning of time. He discovers that the creation of miniature black holes could help scientists explain the nature of the force of gravity and open the way to parallel universes. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Ben Miller
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Out of a Clear Sky

3/10. David seems to know more about
Manda than he ought to and his attentions are becoming unsettling. By Sally Hinchcliffe. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sally Hinchcliffe.

: Strangers on Trains

5/6. Writer Nat Segnit asks strange men about death. Comedy comprising of light-hearted interviews with people who sit alone on the train, co-written by Stewart Wright. Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Nat Segnit
Unknown: Stewart Wright.

: All Bar Luke

5/6. The Cruise. Luke gets stranded on his way home from Calais with a people-carrier full of wedding booze and a comatose groom-to-be. Another evening from hell in the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall. Poignant comedy by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Unknown: Luke Walsall.
Comedy By: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barwell

: Turned Out Nice Again!

1/2. Lancastrian comedian George Formby Sr was one of the highest-paid music hall performers of his day, but his namesake son, the ukulele-playing star of stage, screen and record, did even better for himself. With the help of fans and family members,
Allan Beswick tells the story of the two Formbys. Concludes tomorrow. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: George Formby Sr
Unknown: Allan Beswick
Producer: Libby Cross

: News

: Book of the Week:This Is Not About Me

3/5. By Janice Galloway. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Janice Galloway.

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