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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins.


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker.
Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (Servant Song). Mark 10, vv35-45.
Expectans Expectavi (Wood). From Heaven You Came (The Servant King, arr Tanner).


Leader: Peter Whittaker

: Book of the Week Chocolate andCuckoo Clocks: the Essential Alan Coren

3/5. A selection of readings from the works of the humorist Alan Coren , one for each decade of his career. Today the 1980s readings are Tax Britannica and £10.66 and All That. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alan Coren

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jane Garvey discusses the issue of mental health with guest Ruby Wax.
10.45 The Color Purple 3/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presenter: Jane Garvey

: Byzantium Unearthed

New series 1/3. Bettany Hughes uses the latest archaeological evidence to rediscover the forgotten empire of Byzantium, which lasted for more than a thousand years.
Treasures found in the empire's capital, modern-day Istanbul, see the light of day for the first time in a millennium. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Inspector Steine

3/10. That's the Way to Do It When Vince the Ventriloquist moves his booth to a new pitch on the Brighton seafront he receives threats from an unknown source. But
Inspector Steine is more concerned with judging the knickerbocker glory competition. Cop comedy, set in 1950s Brighton, written by Lvnne Truss.
Music by Anthony May Producer/Director Karen Rose RT DIRECT: To order Inspector Steine on CD for Ell.99 (RRP E15 99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 5p per minute) quoting RTD265, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Inspector Steine
Music By: Anthony May
Inspector Steine: Michael Fenton Stevens
MrsGroynes: Jan Ravens
Brunswick: John Ramm
Twitten: Matt Green
Ventriloquist Vince: Kim Wall

: 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.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the programme about media in all its forms. Key players from within the industry help to shed light on the issues of the day. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: HMS Surprise

New series 1/3.
Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry loom large in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set in 1804-5 in England, India and on the high seas. Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish at sea and the French on land - but falls victim to enemies at home. Continues tomorrow.
Other roles played by members of the cast.


Writer: Patrick O'Brian
Dramatised by: Roger Danes
Producer/Director: Bruce Young
Capt Jack Aubrey: David Robb
Maturin: Richard Dillane
Killick: Jon Glover
Barret: David Timson
Sir Joseph: Struan Rodger
Sophie: Liz Sutherland
Lieutenant Pullings: David Holt
Lieutenant Simmons: Dan Starkey
Mrs Williams: Lesley Nicol
Cecilia Williams: Sarah Danes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Matthew Biggs and John Cushnie , with the help of West
Midlands Police Force, have compiled a list of plants that could help protect your property. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


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

: Made in England

3/5. Patrick Wright explores the theme of Englishness by looking at Broadway Market in East London. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Wright

: America, Empire of Liberty

18/30. Jefferson's Western Empire.
David Reynolds 's history of America considers the settlement of the country's vast interior. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Reynolds

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12J5am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Am I Normal?

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn .


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn

: The Castle

3/6. Sir William attempts to woo Lady Anne with a swearing cook and a chocolate fountain, and there is a world exclusive in What Ho! magazine. Sitcom written by Kim Fuller.
Producer David Tyler


Written By: Kim Fuller.
Producer: David Tyler
Sir John: James Fleet
Sir William: Neil Dudgeon
Lady Anne: Susan Earl
Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd
Lady Charlotte: Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry: Steven Kynman
Sam: Toby Ross-Bryant

: The Archers

The wait is over for Ed and Emma.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , who meets Liverpool-born director Terence Davies , whose new film Of Time and the City focuses on the changing face of his home town. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: John Wilson
Director: Terence Davies
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Color Purple

3/10. Celie falls in love with Mister's lover - the glamorous singer Shug Avery. By Alice Walker. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Singer: Shug Avery.
Unknown: Alice Walker.

: The Moral Maze

6/7. Panellists Claire Fox , Kenan Malik ,
Matthew Taylor and Will Self cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Producer Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Phil Pegum

: The Other Heartlands

Susan Hulme visits some of Britain's most remote constituencies to examine how history and landscape can shape political allegiances. She begins in Moray in north-east Scotland, where she finds out how the decline of the local fishing industry and the charisma of SNP MP Winnie Ewing helped create a stronghold for the nationalists.
Producer Susan Hulme Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Winnie Ewing
Producer: Susan Hulme Rptd

: World on the Move:Great Animal Migrations

30/40. Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: SentimentalEducation

3/15. Frederic flunks his exams and fails to understand the subtleties of society. But his devotion to Mme Arnoux increases. By Gustave Flaubert. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mme Arnoux
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: Tina C Goes Down Under:the Aborogynal Monologues

New series 1/4. Alice Springs. Country music icon and 2008 presidential hopeful Tina C (Christopher Green) looks at the Australian obsession with country music and the relationship with the indigenous owners of the land. Tina visits the little people of this vast continent, which is "damn big and kinda empty". Comedy by Christopher Green. Additional voices by Julia Morris. Music by Duncan Walsh Atkins Director Claire Grove


Comedy By: Christopher Green.
Voices By: Julia Morris.
Music By: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Director: Claire Grove

: The Exterminating Angels

1/4. Sitcom by Martin Shea , James O'Neill and Eamonn O'Neill set in a family-owned pest-control business that deals with everything from verbally abusive pigeons to grumpy squirrels. Starring Dan Antopolski and Karl Theobald , with Steven McNichol and Astrid Azurdia. Producer Gus Beattie


Unknown: Martin Shea
Unknown: James O'Neill
Unknown: Eamonn O'Neill
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Karl Theobald
Unknown: Steven McNichol
Unknown: Astrid Azurdia.
Producer: Gus Beattie

: Today in Parliament

Introduced by Sean Curran.


Introduced By: Sean Curran.

: News

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