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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: 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 Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Call Yourself a Feminist

3/3. As a new generation of women embrace the feminist label, Bettany Hughes looks back at how definitions of feminism have changed since the 1960s. She is joined by journalist
Miranda Sawyer , the American writer Jessica Valenti , and the academic Rachel Bowlby. Producer Robyn Read Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Jessica Valenti
Unknown: Rachel Bowlby.

: The Prime Ministers

5/8. Nick Robinson looks at Benjamin Disraeli, who became Britain's first Jewish-born prime minister. Repeated on Sunday at 10.45pm


Presenter: Nick Robinson
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea. When I Needed a Neighbour (Neighbour). LukelO, vv30-37.
Let Him Who Speaks (Shepherd). Help Us to Help Each Other. Lord (Dunfermline).


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.

: Book of the Week:

The Tent, the Bucket and Me 2/5. The early years of the 1970s saw a series of disastrous family holidays for Emma and her parents. There was the trip to Hadrian's Wall in 1972 that saw rather a lot of cross-border matrimonial raids, all of which were doomed to end in tears. By Emma Kennedy. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Emma Kennedy.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 This Book Will Save Your Life 2/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Peace Work

Should we be training negotiators for peace. Northern Ireland is sending its politicians around the world to share their experience of conflict resolution. Mark Devenport rinas OUt how they fared. Producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Mark Devenport
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Alan Garner: the Return toBrisingamen

As a child, John Waite read The Weirdstone of Brisingamen in its woodland Cheshire setting of the Edge. Fifty years later, John returns to meet the author and literary hero of his youth, Alan Garner. He also visits Oxford to examine the book's original manuscript, ana to discuss Garner's work with fantasy writer Philip Pullman. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Alan Garner.
Unknown: Philip Pullman.
Producer: Geoff Bird

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in on consumer issues presented by Winifred Robinson.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

3/4. Benny Goodman. Benny Goodman , the King of Swing, was probably the finest clarinettist jazz has ever produced.
Ken Clarke explores his life, music and reputation with saxophonist Pete Long.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Benny Goodman.
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Produced: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Pete Long.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Witness:Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke

1/5. The Lake. The lake means everything to Peter and Andrew. How could they leave it behind? Nick Warburton 's play, the first of five in the weeks leading up to Easter, retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of those who witnessed it.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Nick Warburton
Jesus: Tom Goodman-Hill
Peter: Peter Firth
Andrew: Paul Copley
The Baptist: Stephen Greif
The Elder: Sam Dale
The Possessed Man: John Lloyd Fillingham
John: Simon Treves
Woman: Laura Molyneux
Tempter: Peter Marinker

: Home Planet

12/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the natural world. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Actors' Words

1/3. Le Rayon Vert. Tim Pigott-Smith reads his own story about the joy, noise and atmosphere of a blazing hot summer day in Biarritz. The first of three stories written and read by well-known actors. Producer David Roper


Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: David Roper

: Soundscape: the Lion Pride

2/5. The two nomadic male lions kill the cubs and mate with the lionesses to sire their own young, one of whom is Kidogu. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

10/11. Would it be a good idea if there was a half-way house between marriage and living together? In France, couples can sign Civil
Solidarity Pacts. In Scotland, cohabitants can have a claim on each other if they split up.
Clive Coleman asks which example England and Wales Should follow. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Simon Coates

: A Good Read

7/8. Musician Thea Gilmore and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini discuss their favourite paperbacks with Sue MacGregor.
Producer Toby Field Repeated on Friday at llpm


Musician: Thea Gilmore
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: PM

Analysis of news headlines and reports presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Cabin Pressure

5/6. Edinburgh. A passenger has disturbing effects on the pilots. By John Finnemore
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: John Finnemore
Producer: David Tyler
Carolyn: Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Richardson: Roger Allam
Captain Crieff: Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur: John Finnemore
Mr Birlinq: Geoffrey Whitehead
Philip: Adam G Goodwin

: The Archers

Ed finds someone in the know.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who reports from the opening night of the stage musical Priscilla,
Queen of the Desert, starring Jason Donovan. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jason Donovan.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: This Book Will Save Your Life

2/5. Richard Novak 's meals were once prepared for him by a nutritionist. Now he has remembered how tasty doughnuts are. Is his life falling apart or starting over? By AM Homes.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Richard Novak

: File on 4

10/11. Has Britain become a haven for torturers? Fran Abrams looks at the case for new laws and tougher policing to prevent alleged human rights abusers taking refuge in the UK. Producer Andy Denwood Rptd on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Andy Denwood Rptd

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Type A Meet Type B!

Early riser Andrew Brown , and "night owl" Louise Yeoman visit Denmark to unravel the science of what makes people early or late risers and to look at how society copes with those who don't fit the nine-to-five norm.
Producer Louise Yeoman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Brown
Unknown: Louise Yeoman
Producer: Louise Yeoman

: Call Yourseif a Feminist

Rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: It's Beginningto Hurt

2/5. Annals of the Honorary Secretary
An enigmatic and select society welcomes a promising new member. But Lucille's mysterious gifts generate unexpected sensations and revelations. Bill Paterson reads
James Lasdun 's Story. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: James Lasdun

: Arturart

New series 1/3. Classical Civilisation and Arturantiquities. Arthur Smith presents a series of comedy lectures on different aspects of the art world. He begins by looking at the origins of art with a visit to the oldest man-made image in Britain, then reveals the truth about Van Gogh 's ear. With help from Miriam Elia , Phil Nice and Paul Bahn. Producer Andy Foster


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Miriam Elia
Unknown: Paul Bahn.
Producer: Andy Foster

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

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