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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day
With Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: Midweek

Lively and entertaining conversation with LibbyPurves and guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. On Jordan s Bank
(Winchester New). Mark 1, vv1-8. Tidings
That Be True (Lessons). Of the Fa her s Heart
Begotten (Piae Cantiones arr Willcocks).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Book of the Week:Nelia Last's Peace

3/5. It is now January 1946. Nella says goodbye to some of the Polish airmen she has come to know through her wartime work and, closer to home, the breakdown of a friend's marriage gives her cause to consider her own marital state of affairs. Read by Imelda Staunton. For details see Monday Shortened repeat at 12.30am


Read By: Imelda Staunton.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: In Living Memory

4/4. "The little three-wheeler with a big future," said the Daily Mirror. But within wppks the Sinclair C5 had become a national joke and production ceased.
Jolyon Jenkins asks whether it was really as bad as all that or whether it was just ahead of its time. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: A Charles Paris Mystery: the Dead Side of the Mic

2/4. A job with the BBC radio rep coincides with the mysterious death of a studio manager and a chance meeting with Charlotte Green. Written by Simon Brett and adapted by Jeremy Front. Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Charlotte Green.
Written By: Simon Brett
Adapted By: Jeremy Front
Producer: Sally Avens
Charles: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Juliet: Tilly Gaunt
Maurice: Jon Glover
Tom: Nicky Henson
Steph: Emily Raymond
Edwin: Chris Pavlo
Charlotte: Green Herself
Jamie: Alex Lanlpekun
Nick/Train driver: Dan Starkey
Kasia/Beth: Jill Cardo
Verity: Donnla Hughes

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: 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

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Pilgrim: Gainst All Disaster

4/4. Sebastian Baczkiewicz's drama about a man cursed with immortality. In his toughest adventure, Pilgrim is forced to help Joseph of Arimathea, held captive by a very malevolent angel.


Writer: Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Producer: Marc Beeby
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Pilgrim: Paul Hilton
Styler: Paul Rider
Joseph: David Calder
Sylvie: Anna Wing
Doris: Susan Engel
Freya: Alex Tregear
Arianhad: Helen Schlesinger
Guard: Gunnar Cauthery
Girl: Agnes Bateman

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Georgian
Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Tapertime

3/5. The Concert. The man-of-war does not have the support of the locals, so some entertainment in the evening warmth is called for. Romesh Gunesekera 's story is read by Jim Norton. For details see Monday


Unknown: Romesh Gunesekera
Read By: Jim Norton.

: Blind Man Seeks Work

3/5. Rock Star. Peter White was once a member of an all-blind school band. He asks ex-Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones where he and the band went wrong and Jones suggests ways he could have created a unique image, focusing on their blindness. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter White
Singer: Paul Jones

: 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

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Will Smith's Mid-Life Crisis Management

New series 1/6. Even though he has always felt middle-aged, Will is going through a mid-life crisis at the age of 35. Luckily his godfather Peter is on hand to help him through this period of doubt. Peter invites George, a Tory MP, to help Will speak his mind. Comedy by Will Smith and Roger Drew.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Comedy By: Will Smith
Unknown: Roger Drew.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Will: Will Smith
Peter: Roger Allam
George: Geoffrey Whitehead
Woman at a party: Jill Cardo
Neighbour/Teenage yob: Gunnar Cauthery
Will's dad: Malcolm Tierney
Helpline woman/Neighbour: Donnla Hughes
Teenage yob: Robert Lonsdale
Doctor/Man at a party: Dan Starkey

: The Archers

Alistair refuses to take a gamble.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson. Producer Rachel Simpson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rachel Simpson

: A Small Town Murder

3/5. Sue starts to disagree with her boss Di Long about the identity of the killer. By Scott Cherry. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Di Long
Unknown: Scott Cherry.

: The Moral Maze

5/5. Michael Buerk chairs a 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

: The Draftsman's Contract

2/2. Shaun Ley examines the work of the people who actually write our legislation - the Parliamentary draftsmen - and whether laws should be gender-neutral, simpler and fewer. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum Rptd

: World on the Move: Great AnimalMigrations

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Christmas Carol

3/10. Scrooge is visited by the first of the three spirits, the ghost of Christmas Past. David Jason reads Charles Dickens 's tale. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Cornwell Estate

New series 1/4. Dave Kafka. Life on a fictional housing estate told from the perspective of four of Phil Cornwell 's creations. Dave Kafka tells everyone he has just been inside for a stretch. But as he swaggers around the estate telling people he's been doing "jobs" that he heard about inside, he gets an unwelcome visit from a jobseeker's allowance officer. With
Felix Dexter , Tony Gardner , Daisy Haggard and Geoffrey Hutchings. Written by Andrew McGibbon. Broadcast simultaneously as a film on BBC Interactive.
Director Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Dave Kafka.
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Dave Kafka
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Daisy Haggard
Unknown: Geoffrey Hutchings.
Written By: Andrew McGibbon.
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Dave: Phil Cornwell
Wayne: Felix Dexter
Mr Shirley: Tony Gardner
Jade: Daisy Haggard
Syd: Geoffrey Hutchings

: The Ladies

New series 1/4. Pippa tries to work out why she is dating a manic depressive. Comedy set in a ladies' toilet, written by and starring Emily Watson Howes , with Kate Donmall , Suzanne Hislop and Fran Moulds. Producer Mark Talbot


Unknown: Emily Watson Howes
Unknown: Kate Donmall
Unknown: Suzanne Hislop
Producer: Mark Talbot

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby reports on the day's developments in Westminster.


Presented By: David Wilby

: News

: Book of the Week: NellaLast's Peace

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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