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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. ProducerChrislmpey


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: Midweek . ,

Lively debate with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Before the World
Began (Incarnation). Daniel 7, vvi-3; 13-14.
E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (Manz). Hark the Glad Sound! (Bristol).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Book of the Week: Medical

London: City of Diseases, City of Cures
3/5. London has long been associated with conspicuous consumption, but indulgence has its consequences. In today's extract Richard Barnett explores the close-knit relationship between the flesh and its pains and pleasures. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Barnett

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Snobs 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: In Living Memory

2/4. Chris Ledgard tells the story of Alec Dickson who, in 1958, founded Voluntary Service Overseas. In its first year, just a handful of men were dispatched to West Africa and Borneo, but it was not long before VSO had become part of the fabric of British life. We hear from some of the first volunteers, and from colleagues and friends of Dickson. Producer Chris Ledgard


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Alec Dickson
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: The Art of Conversation

A A newly discovered, previously unbroadcast work by Dylan Thomas. This curio is a piece of wartime propaganda, found by Thomas's biographer Andrew Lycett in Austin, Texas. Written during a time when Thomas was employed by the BBC to write radio talks and features, it is a witty talk on the decline of conversation, with "contributions from the likes of Oscar Wilde , Aubrey Beardsley and Dr Johnson, which frequently reminds the listener that "careless talk costs lives". It resonates in its acerbic digs at empty chat and meaningless communication. With
Philip Madoc as the Lecturer. Other parts played by Janice Acquah , Jill Cardo ,
Gunnar Cauthery , Stephen Critchlow , Donnla Hughes , Robert Lonsdale , Manjeet Mann ,
Inam Mirza , Chris Pavlo , Paul Rider , Dan Starkey , Jonathan Tafler and Malcolm Tierney.
Music by Jill Cardo ; Producer/Director Alison Hindell Radio features: pages 120-121


Unknown: Dylan Thomas.
Unknown: Andrew Lycett
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Aubrey Beardsley
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Played By: Janice Acquah
Played By: Jill Cardo
Played By: Gunnar Cauthery
Played By: Stephen Critchlow
Played By: Donnla Hughes
Played By: Robert Lonsdale
Played By: Manjeet Mann
Unknown: Inam Mirza
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Paul Rider
Unknown: Dan Starkey
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Malcolm Tierney.
Music By: Jill Cardo
Director: Alison Hindell

: You and Yours

With Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms, with key players from within the industry helping to shed light on the issues of the day. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Pilgrim

2/4. Pilgrim is forced to help a young lad who has lain in a coma, surrounded by thorns, for seven years. To break the spell, Pilgrim must confront the presence beneath the mysterious Round Barrow of Willy Howe.
By Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Producer Marc Beeby


Writer: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Producer: Marc Beeby
Pilgrim: Paul Hilton
Noreen: Tricia Kelly
Darren: Robert Lonsdale
Tina: Jill Cardo
Joey: Benjamin Askew
Jaggs: Malcolm Tierney
Les: Paul Rider
Mulvahey: Paul Rider
Girl: Agnes Bateman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Chris Beardshaw and Bunny Guinness answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in Lancashire. Chaired by Eric Robson. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: John B Keane Readings

3/5. A Tale of Two Furs. Jack Murphy is about to learn that a woman's affection cannot be bought. Or can it? And at what price? For details see Monday


Unknown: Jack Murphy

: Street Science

3/5. Former chief scientific officer to the Government David King visits the Magic Cafe in Oxford to discuss genetically modified agriculture. For details see Monday

: 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

: All in the Mind

5/8. Two prominent bloggers talk about why they think the "blogosphere" is proving so important in mental health. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

5/6. My Funny Valentine. Brian is amazed to find that Clare has remembered to book a restaurant for St Valentine's Day. She hasn't, though. Sitcom by Harry Venning and David Ramsden. Producer Katie Tyrrell
RT DIRECT: To order Clare in the Community Series 3
CD for £12.99 (RRP £15.99) inc pSp, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RTD208, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Harry Venning
Unknown: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Megan: Nina Conti
Helen: Gemma Craven
Brian: Alex Lowe
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Water cooler man: Sam Pamphilon
Waiter: Ben Onwukwe

: The Archers

Peggy gets into the festive spirit.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the dramatist Tracy Letts , writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County, which receives its British premiere this week. Producer Jack Soper


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Dramatist: Tracy Letts
Producer: Jack Soper

: Snobs

3/5. As Edith settles into her privileged but dull existence, filming of a historical drama begins at Broughton Hall. Among the cast is the extraordinarily handsome Simon Russell , the movie's love interest. By Julian Fellowes. For cast and details see Mon Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Broughton Hall.
Unknown: Simon Russell
Unknown: Julian Fellowes.

: The Moral Maze

3/5. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Clifford Longley , Kenan Malik , Michael Portillo and Claire Fox cross-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: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Received Wisdom

2/2. What's the best way for politicians to deal with problem constituents? How do aspiring ministers climb the political ladder? Sketchwriter Simon Hoggart persuades MPs and former MPs to share their gems of wisdom. Producer Mandy Baker Rptd from Sunday at 10.45am


Unknown: Sketchwriter Simon Hoggart
Producer: Mandy Baker Rptd

: World on the Move: Great Animal

Migrations Repeated from yesterday at llam

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Orchids

8/10. Life at his public school is improved when Milton embarks on a risque business venture with some friends. But when their scheme is exposed, it's only Milton who faces the wrath of his bigoted headmaster. For details see Monday

: 15-Minute Musical

5/6. Papa Pia. Piers Morgan discovers his father is one of three reality show judges - will he find his father? Yes, he will, in this never-heard-before musical. Written by Richie Webb , David Quantick and Dave Cohen , starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine. Producer Katie Tyrrell
RT DIRECT: To order 15-Minute Musical CD for E9.99 inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RTDZ74, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Piers Morgan
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: David Quantick
Written By: Dave Cohen
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Self Storage

5/6. Dave's dad makes a surprise visit to the pod. Tom Collinson 's sitcom about a man living in a storage unit.
Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Tom Collinson
Producer: Ed Morrish
Dave: Reece Shearsmith
Geoff: Mark Heap
Ron: Tom Goodman-Hill
Judy: Rosie Cavallero
Sarah: Susan Earl
Dad: Philip Jackson

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: MedicalLondon: City of Diseases, City of Cures

3/5. By Richard Barnett. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Barnett.

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