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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
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 Brian Draper.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: Midweek

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

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Immortal-
Invisible (St Denio). Ezekiel 1, v1; vv4-14; 26-28. From the Highest of Heights (Story). The Father's Song (Redman).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Book of the Week:The Settler's Cookbook

3/5. Now that Asians have seemingly secured a place in Ugandan society, life is good for schoolgirl Yasmin and food is plentiful and sumptuous. But independence for Uganda looms and the atmosphere for Ugandan Asians begins to grow com. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown reads her memoir. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Writing the Century 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Tin Men

Jolyon Jenkins explores the story of South
Crofty, the last working tin mine in Cornwall.
Closed in 1998, it has now reopened but is not yet producing ore. Jenkins hears why tin remains at the heart of Cornish politics as well as in the hearts of Cornishmen. Producer Lizz Pearson


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Lizz Pearson

: Clare in the Community

4/6. Its Good to Talk. Social worker Clare
Barker is in her early 30s, white, middle class and heterosexual. all of which are occasional causes of discomfort to her. In this episode an old university friend visits with a confession to make. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Salty Phillips
Brian: Alex Lowe
Helen: Liza Tarbuck
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Megan/Nali: Nina Conti
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Michael: Chris Pavlo
Carol: Donnla Hughes

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: 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: Homesick

Jeff's mundane life changes when he is struck by an actual bolt from the blue. He starts hearing a voice in another language and then he meets a girl and falls in love. But does Nicole love him, or the voice in his ear? Anita Sullivan 's gentle comedy about the nearness of stars and the distance of people. Part of the cross-channel BBC Radio science-fiction season.
Producer Karen Rose ; Director Anita Sullivan


Unknown: Anita Sullivan
Producer: Karen Rose
Director: Anita Sullivan
Alien: Mark Heap
Jeff: Paul Ritter
Nicole: Maxine Peake
Pat: Susan Jameson
Hopper: Ewan Bailey
Other roles: Mia Soteriou

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Martin Bedford
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Martin Bedford

: Abroad

2/3. Sisters. The memory of a childhood incident leads to a dramatic revelation for May. Sorcha Cusack reads another edgy story by Virginia Gilbert. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sorcha Cusack
Story By: Virginia Gilbert.

: Wildlife and the Marine Bill

3/5. Kelvin Boot visits a wind farm on the Lancashire coast, where the discovery of a huge flock of sea-duck has underlined conflicts between human activities and the interests of wildlife conservationists, offering a way forward. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kelvin Boot

: 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

: Am I Normal?

3/4. Vivienne Parry looks at the menopause. She investigates the attendant stigma that goes right back to the ancient Greeks, and asks if it still exists today. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

6/6. Marcus Brigstocke invites Sandi Toksvig to try new experiences. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Archers

Matt gets a glimmer of hope.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on how comedy shows make the move from radio to television. Producer Rachel Simpson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rachel Simpson

: Writing the Century

3/5. Week Eight: 1948-53: Starting from
Scratch. Hazel is saved from an unpleasant fate by Granville, a knight in shining armour she met at a bus stop. But he is sent off for
Army Reserve training and she is alone again. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Decision Time

New series 1/4. The BBC political editor
Nick Robinson gathers together a panel of politicians, civil servants, professional practitioners and advisers to investigate how problems of government are addressed and resolved behind Whitehall's closed doors. The panel begin by debating what counts more: political advantage or the national interest? Producer Patrick Gregory Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Editor: Nick Robinson
Producer: Patrick Gregory

: Lent Talks

2/6. Crave for Less. Recalling the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness, well-known figures explore ideas of the absence of God from their own perspective. The Most Rev Richard Holloway , formerly the Bishop of Edinburgh, and a well-known supporter of liberal causes, searches for the reality of God's presence in absence.
Producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Holloway
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Chi Chi - Panda Ambassador

Science journalist and naturalist Henry Nicholls researches the story of Chi
Chi, a panda who caused panda-mania when zoologist Desmond Morris brought her to London Zoo. She is now a stuffed exhibit in the National History Museum. Nicholls looks at the events in her life and the global panda-breeding projects. Producer John Taylor


Unknown: Henry Nicholls
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Producer: John Taylor

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Family Money

3/10. Fanny's decision to sell her house gets a mixed reception from her children. Is someone watching her? By Nina Bawden. For details see Mon


Unknown: Nina Bawden.

: Josie Long: All of the Planet's Wonders

4/4. In her quest to better herself, comedian Josie Long aims to explore the planet's wonders in detail. This week she tries to learn about propriety, plants, grandparents, and growing your own. Her special guest is actress and comedian Isy Suttie. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Isy Suttie.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: One

4/6. Comedy show in which no sketch features more than one voice. Written by David Ouantick and starring Dan Maier , Lizzie Roper , Graeme Garden , Deborah Norton , Andrew Crawford , Dan Antopolski , Simon Greenall and Kate Gielgud , with Bill Oddie and Jeremy Clarkson as themselves. Producer JonNaismith


Written By: David Ouantick
Unknown: Dan Maier
Unknown: Lizzie Roper
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Andrew Crawford
Unknown: Dan Antopolski
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kate Gielgud
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Settler's Cookbook

3/5. By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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