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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins.


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Presenter: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Canon Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

New series Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda with politician Chris Patten , writer Xinran, historian Andrew Roberts and biographer Richard Holmes.
Producer Elaine Lester Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: Andrew Roberts
Unknown: Richard Holmes.
Producer: Elaine Lester Shortened

: Book of the Week:Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks:the Essential Alan Coren

1/5. On the anniversary of his death, a tribute to the humorist Alan Coren. A selection of his works from each decade of his career is read through the week by John Sessions , beginning in the 1960s with Under the Influence of Literature. Abridged by Robin Brooks. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am See also Remembering Alan tomorrow at 11.30am


Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: John Sessions
Abridged By: Robin Brooks.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow, with the Rev Laurence Twaddle and the choir of St Mary's Cathedral. Reading: Mark 5, vv22-24; 35-43.


Unknown: Laurence Twaddle

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Color Purple 1/10
Alice Walker 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel charting the adversities faced by a young black girl in the Deep South.
The Woman's Hourdrama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Unknown: Alice Walker

: The Oldest Bible

Roger Bolton tells the story of the Codex Sinaiticus Bible, which was discovered in a monastery in the Sinai desert in 1844, then split between Egypt. Russia, Germany and the British Library. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: David Coomes

: Ed Reardon's Week

New series 1/6. The Last Miaow. Ed has rekindled his relationship with author Mary Potter. Eigar the cat. however, is none too pleased. Curmudgeonly comedy by Christopher Doualas and Andrew Nickolds.
Other characters are played by Lewis MacLeog and Nicola Sanderson Producer Dawn Ellis
RT DIRECT: To order the CD of Ed Reardon 's Week for £11.99 (RRP E15.99) incl pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 5p per min), quoting RTD268, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD268 at the checkout


Unknown: Mary Potter.
Comedy By: Christopher Doualas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Played By: Lewis MacLeog
Played By: Nicola Sanderson
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Ed: Christopher Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Mary Potter: Sally Grace
Ray: Simon Greenall
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Stan: Geoffrey Whltehead

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

2/17. Robert Robinson chairs the second heat of the general knowledge quiz, featuring contestants from London.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Delayed Departures

Flight AE275 to Dubrovnik is delayed. The passengers are forced to wait - first in the departure lounge and, as the delay lengthens, in an airport hotel. Samantha Bond plays Laura Clarke, a doctor stuck in the past in Matthew Solon's story of lost love, broken promises, the Balkan War and a 14-hour flight delay.


Writer: Matthew Solon
Director: John Dryden
Laura: Samantha Bond
Alex: Matthew Solon
Glynn: Robert Gwilym
Other parts played by: Charlotte Mella
Other parts played by: Hana Bachankova
Other parts played by: Lois Tucker

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests offer listeners advice on their financial questions. Editor Stephen Chilcott
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Made in England

1/5. New writing on the theme of Englishness jointly commissioned by the BBC and Arts Council England. Andrew O'Hagan compares contemporary England with that described in a George Orwell essay published in 1941. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: America, Empire of Liberty

16/30. War and Terror David Reynolds continues his epic history of the US. America gets involved in the struggle for imperial dominance between Britain and France. Producer sue Ellis RT DIRECT: To order the CD America, Empire of Liberty, Vol I (released 13 Nov) for E17.50 (RRP £25.00) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 5p per minute) quoting RTD264, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: David Reynolds

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

6/6. Simon Cox explores developments in the world of IT.


Presenter: Simon Cox
Producer: Peter McManus

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Write Stuff

1/6. Lynne Truss and Mark Billingham are the guests in the literary panel show. James Walton presides over the teams led by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. The subject for pastiche this week is Raymond Chandler and the reader is
Beth Chalmers.
(Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm)


Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Reader: Beth Chalmers
Producer: Katie Marsden
Producer: Sam Michell

: The Archers

Maria makes her debut at The Lodge.
(For cast see Friday)
(Repeated tomorrow at 2pm)

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including an interview with comedian Frank Skinner.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Frank Skinner
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Color Purple

1/10. Celie is a young black girl born into poverty and segregation in the Deep South between the wars. This story charts her struggle against adversity. Alice Walker 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is dramatised by Pat Cumper.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Rptd from 10.45am RT DIRECT: To order The Color Purple for £6.64
(RRP £6.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Alice Walker
Dramatised By: Pat Cumper.
Director: Pauline Harris Rptd
Celie: Nadine Marshall
Nettie: Nikki Amuka-Bird
Mister: Eamonn Walker
Corrine/Kate: Lorraine Burroughs
Ma: Adjoa Andoh
Pa: Colin McFarlane
Shug: Nina Sosanya
Harpo: Ot Faqbenle
Sofia: Petra Letanq
Mister's daddy: Geoffrey Burton
Millie: Barbara Barnes

: 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? And what could be the long-term effects on the Children?


Presenter: John McCarthy
Producer: Kirsten Dwight

: The Learning Curve

2/8. Libby Purves presents the guide to the world of learning.
(Repeated on Sunday at 11pm)


Presenter: Libby Purves
Producer: Louise Corley

: Cleansing the Thames

2/2. The Government has proposed building a "super sewer" to cope with the alarming amount of sewage spilling into the Thames. Tracey Logan asks if the projected cost of £2 billion is worth it.


Presenter/Producer: Tracey Logan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presenter: Ritula Shah

: Book at Bedtime: Sentimental Education

1/15. Gustave Flaubert's story of passion and ambition set amid the turbulence and glamour of Parisian high society in the mid-19th century.
Young Frederic meets Madame Arnoux for the first time and begins an infatuation of a lifetime. Abridged by Sally Marmion.
RT Direct: To order Sentimental Education for £9.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit [web address removed]


Author: Gustave Flaubert
Abridged by: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Word of Mouth

2/2. Michael Rosen looks at language and how we use it.


Presenter: Michael Rosen
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Today in Parliament

A report on the day's business in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presenter: Susan Hulme.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

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