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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Agricultural news and issues, presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anne Marie Bullock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anne Marie Bullock

: Today

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


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests, including Amos Oz, Miri Rubin, Alistair Crooke and Penny Woolcock, set the cultural agenda for the week. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Miri Rubin
Guest: Alistair Crooke
Guest: Penny Woolcock
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. Teach Me, 0 Lord, Thy Holy Way (Solothurn).
1 Corinthians 9, vv24-27. Fight the Good Fight (Gardner). Forth in Thy Name (Song 34).


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Book of the Week:Constable in Love ...

1/5. When John Constable fell in love with Maria Bicknell , he little knew that it would be seven long years before he could marry her. The impediment to their marriage was simple: "that necessary article - cash . in the interim, he became one of the greatest painters of the 19th century. Martin Gayford 's biography is read by Anton Lesser. Abridged by Lu Kemp. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 1230am RT DIRECT: To pre-order Constable in Love (released 26 Feb) for D8.00(RRP £20.00) incp&P, call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: John Constable
Unknown: Maria Bicknell
Unknown: Martin Gayford
Read By: Anton Lesser.
Abridged By: Lu Kemp.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Heartburn 1/5
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.

: Gangs, Guns and Families

Jon Silverman presents this unique take on youth gangs and violent crimes from the perspectives of a mother who lectures on criminology and her teenage son who has first-hand experience of gangs and prison life. Producer Vera Frankl


Unknown: Jon Silverman
Producer: Vera Frankl

: The Yellowplush Papers

3/5. Deuceace. The comic memoirs of a canny Regency footman. Charles finds himself in Paris in attendance on a young aristocrat of very dubious morals who nas fled England to escape his creditors. By
WM Thackeray , adapted by Stephen Wyatt
Director Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: Wm Thackeray
Adapted By: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Charles: Adam Buxton
Deuceace: Chris Pavlo
Crabs: Trevor Peacock
Lady Griffin: Jill Cardo
Matilda: Laura Molyneux
Bailiff: Dan Starkey

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/6. Nigel Rees quizzes Celia Walden ,
Katharine Whitehorn , Richard Coles and Simon Singh on the sources of a range of quotations in exchange for amusing sayings that they have personally collected. The reader is Peter Jefferson.
Producer Sam Bryant Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Celia Walden
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Simon Singh
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Nine Days Queen

In 1553 Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen of England at the age of 16. Nine days later she was in the Tower. Within a year she was dead. Amanda Whittington tells the story of her trial for high treason.
Producer Luke Fresle


Unknown: Lady Jane Grey
Unknown: Amanda Whittington
Producer: Luke Fresle
Jane: Loo Brealey
Nurse Ellen: Emma Stansfield
Frances: Helen Schlesinger
Young Jane: Aqnes Dromgoole
Katharine Parr: Janice Acquah
Henry: Paul Rider
Guildford: Robert Lonsdale
Northumberland: Stephen Critchlow
Gentleman gaoler: Chris Pavlo
Judge: Stephen Hogan

: Archive on 4: Agony

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: America, Empire of Liberty

56/90. From Boom to Bust. The story of the Wall Street Crash, the Great Depression and the failure of Herbert Hoover. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. Producer Rosamund Jones
RT DIRECT: America: Empire of Liberty Vol I CD is available for E17.00 (RRP E25) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (standard rate) quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Herbert Hoover.
Presented By: David Reynolds.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

12/13. Ernie Rea discusses faith in the world today, exploring experiences and values. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

9/12. Chairman Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Radio Theatre, London, by Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Sheila Hancock and new boy David Mitchell for the panel game that rewards those with the gift of the gab and the cheek of the Devil.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: Justa a Minute: the Best of 2008 CD is available for E8.83 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(standard rate), quoting [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: David Mitchell
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Walls have ears for Matt and Chalkman. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson and guests review The International, a film starring Clive Owen as an agent investigating a global bank.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Heartburn

1/5. Rachel Samstat , a successful cookery writer and broadcaster, is seven months pregnant when she discovers her husband, a Washington columnist, is having an affair. Sparks fly. Nora Ephron 's sassy story of a marriage break-up is adapted by Michelene Wandor.
Producer/Director Sara Davies Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rachel Samstat
Unknown: Nora Ephron
Adapted By: Michelene Wandor.
Director: Sara Davies
Rachel: Lorelei King
Mark/Charlie: William Hope
Betty: Laurence Bouvard
Mother/Vera: Liza Ross
Julie/Nurse: Debora Weston
Jonathan: Jonathan Taller
Richard/Man: John Guerrasio
Det Nolan/Arthur: Garrick Haqon
Father/Leo: Vincent Marzello

: It's My Story: the Boxing CivilServant

Miranda Carter , a high-flying civil servant, astonished friends and family when she announced that she was applying for a licence as a boxing promoter. By day she continues to work in Whitehall. But in the evenings and at weekends she mixes with the raucous boxing crowd of York Hall, Bethnal Green, in London's East End. Jackie Ashley tells the story of how one of her closest friends took up a new career in her 50s. Producer Richard Clemmow


Unknown: Miranda Carter
Unknown: Jackie Ashley
Producer: Richard Clemmow

: The Bottom Line

Rptd from Saturday at 5.30pm

: Islam and Science

2/3. A series of damning reports has shown up the dismal state of science in Islamic countries. Speaking to young scientists in Pakistan, Ehsan Masood assesses whether new investment in scientific research is having an effect, and asks whether science could once again play a key role in the fortunes of the Islamic world. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Ehsan Masood
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The White Tiger

1/10. Sagar Arya reads Aravind Adiga 's biting satire on contemporary India. Balram Halwai, the son of a rickshaw puller, escapes the poverty of his village for the bright lights and corruption of the city. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer Paul Dodgson RT DIRECT: To pre-order The White Tiger (published
1 March) for E7.59 RRP £7.99) inc pSp. Call [number removed] (national rate)quoting RT,or visit wwwrt.direct.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Sagar Arya
Unknown: Aravind Adiga
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Off the Page

1/6. Former director-general of the British Council David Green, poet Attilla the Stockbroker, and writer Jay Griffiths join presenter Dominic Arkwright to discuss the word "organisation". Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jay Griffiths
Presenter: Dominic Arkwright

: Today in Parliament

A report of the day's business in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Constable in Love

1/5. By Martin Gayford. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Martin Gayford.

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