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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Dr Barry Morgan.


Unknown: Dr Barry Morgan.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Start the Week

The cultural agenda for the week presented by Andrew Marr. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Sisters of Sinai

1/5. In 1892, twin sisters Agnes and Margaret Smith found, hidden in the monastery library on Mount Sinai, a manuscript that remains to this day one of the earliest known copies of the Bible. By Janet Soskice , abridged by Libby Spurrier. Read by Stella Gonet. Producer Joanna Green Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Sisters of Sinai is available for £1705 (RRP E18.99) inc p&p. Send a cheque, payable to Sparkle Direct, to: [address removed]call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdrrect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Margaret Smith
Unknown: Janet Soskice
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Read By: Stella Gonet.
Producer: Joanna Green

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Ford. All Glory, Laud and Honour (St Theodulph). Matthew 21, vvl-9.
Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes). Ride
On Ride On in Majesty (Winchester New).


Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon.
10.45 Restless 1/10
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The Price of a Pint of Milk

Derrick Weaver , a milkman in Birmingham for
44 years, begins his working day at 2.15am.
He provides an insight into his job, which involves being chased by dogs and asked by elderly people to change light bulbs - as well as discovering the Odd corpse. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Derrick Weaver
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Hazelbeach

4/6. Ronnie sets a honeytrap, and Nick is arrested. By Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Ronnie: Jamie Foreman
Nick: Paul Bazely
Chloe: Tracy Wiles
Whore: Liza Sadovy
policeman: Simon Treves
Second policeman: Jot Davies
Monty Don: John Dougall

: You and Yours

With Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

the fifth heat of 5/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the fifth heat of the eclectic music quiz, with contestants from Worcester, Newcastle and Kirkaldy.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Feather

Fern believes in magic: she believes in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy, but one comes once a year and the other, only when you lose a tooth. Feathers, though, are everywhere. You can wish on feathers and Fern has an important wish to make. Written by Rachel Joyce.
Producer/Director Tracey Neale


Written By: Rachel Joyce.
Director: Tracey Neale
Fern: Maisie Cowell
Lucy: Claire Price
Flyn: Shaun Dooley
Lloyd: Jot Davies
Grandma: Richenda Carey
Sam: Rachel Bavidqe
Cayleigh: Morgan Gayle

: Archive on 4: From Midpoint to Endpoint: Talking with John Updike

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's Men of Fashion

1/15. Henry VIII - the King Must Wear Gold. The interior designer traces the history of male peacockery through the ages, looking at what clothes symbolised in terms of power, philosophy, taste, sexuality and personal expression for the men who wore them. Today he focuses on Henry VIII. producer Susan Marlinq
Radio features: pages 126-127


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Henry Viii.
Producer: Susan Marlinq

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

5/6. Clare English visits the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to discover how computer modelling is playing a part in the ship's conservation. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Cutty Sark
Producer: Monise Durrani

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: The Unbelievable Truth

3/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists Lucy Porter , Chris Addison , Clive Anderson and Graeme Garden are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

An old friend comes to visit.
For cast see Good Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents an audio diary from artist Grayson Perry , as he judges the Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Artist: Grayson Perry
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Restless

1/10. When Ruth visits her mother's country cottage, she embarks on a dark, dangerous journey into the past. William Boyd 's fast-paced thriller, dramatised by Melissa Murray , is also an exploration of the nature of deception.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: William Boyd
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray
Director: Marc Beeby
Sally: Eileen Atkins
Eve: Eileen Atkins
Ruth: Fenella Woolgar
Hamid: Akbar Kurtha
Jochen: Gene Goodman
Veronica: Lizzy Watts
Anna: Lizzy Watts
Lucas: Adrian Lukis
Teacher: Philip Fox
Morris: Philip Fox
Ludger: Matt Addis
Joos: Jonathan Taffler
Bobby: Malcolm Tierney
Porter: Malcolm Tierney
DC Frobisher: Benjamin Askew
Mason: Sam Dale

: Document

3/3. Mike Thomson investigates why soldiers from the Senegalese Tirailleurs, who had formed two thirds of de Gaulle's Free French army in the Second World War. were excluded from the troops that liberated Paris in 1944. Documents written at the time indicate how far the Allies went to ensure that the troops entering the capital were white, despite having fought against the racist ideology of Nazi Germany. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Crossing Continents

3/9. The Kingdom of Kids. A report on the impoverished children living in the sub-
Saharan nation of Swaziland. Rptdfrom Thursday

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/8. Antarctic Treaty. Tom Heap investigates the success of the Antarctic
Treaty, a beacon of global co-operation that was signed 50 years ago. He considers whether Antarctica will remain a scientific preserve, free from military activity, in the face of pressure from tourists, bioprospectors and energy companies searching for scarce resources.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Post Office Girl

1/5. Postwar Austria. Christine, who once enjoyed a comfortable middle-class existence, finds herself reduced to poverty and forced to work as a low-ranking official in the local post office. Then, unexpectedly, a telegram arrives from her rich American aunt. Emma Gregory reads Stefan Zweig 's novel, abridged by Jennifer Howarth. Producer Kate McAll ; Director Nigel Lewis
RT DIRECT: The Post Office Girl is available for E7.59
(RRP E7.99) inc p&p. Send a cheque, payable to Sparkle Direct, to: [address removed], call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit www. rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Emma Gregory
Unknown: Stefan Zweig
Abridged By: Jennifer Howarth.
Producer: Kate McAii
Director: Nigel Lewis

: Off the Page

Author Terence Blacker , assertiveness trainer Tina Lamb and social commentator Shaun Bailey share their hopes and frustrations with Dominic Arkwright in a programme on the theme of ambition. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Tina Lamb
Commentator: Shaun Bailey
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Miles Warde

: What a Carve Up!

1/8. Jonathan Coe 's black comedy, adapted by David Nobbs , inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: David Nobbs
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Fiona: Fiona Allen
Hortensia: Flaminia Cingue
Tabitha: Flaminia Cingue
Mortimer: Charlie Higson
Alice: Lucy Punch
Pyles: Jeff Rawle
Michael's Mum: Geraldine McNulty
Lawrence: Gus Brown
Waiter: Gus Brown

: News

: Book of the Week: Sistersof Sinai

1/5. By Janet Soskice. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Janet Soskice.

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