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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: On the Ropes

2/4. Gillian Gibbons , the teacher who was arrested and held for two weeks in Sudan after her pupils decided, as part of a class project, to name a teddy-bear Mohammed, reflects on this frightening episode of her life with John Humphrys.
Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gillian Gibbons
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Head to Head

New series. 1/4. Edward Stourton presents a series celebrating great debates on the theme of freedom, combining archive of the original 1960s debate with expert analysis.
This first edition features a heated discussion between socialist Noam Chomsky 's argument with right-wing thinker William F Buckley on how the US justified its right to spread "freedom" around the world. Producer Dominic Byrne


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Noam Chomsky
Unknown: William F Buckley
Producer: Dominic Byrne

: Book of the Week: The Lost Mona Lisa

2/5. The theft of the painting goes undetected for more than 24 hours, but then uproar ensues! By RA Scotti. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ra Scotti.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea. Christ, Whose
Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Revelation 1, W1O-18. Sanctus (Palestrina). There Is a Higher Throne (Getty, arr Leddington Wright ).


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Lady Audley's Secret

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Nature ...

New series. 1/8. The Voqelkop Bowerbird Sculptor of beautifully ornate structures, singer of songs far beyond the vocal range of human beings - these talents combine in the courtship performance of the male Vogelkop bowerbird that lives in Western New Guinea, Indonesia. Wildlife film director Stephen Lyle watches this unparalleled artistic display. Producers Julian Hector and Stephen Lyle Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Director: Stephen Lyle
Producers: Julian Hector
Producers: Stephen Lyle

: Pieces of a Man

Lemn Sissay travels to New York to meet the musician, poet and activist Gil Scott-Heron , who was a pioneer in the struggle for racial equality. Scott-Heron discusses his life and four decades in the music business that saw him work with artists such as Stevie Wonder. Contributors include Benjamin Zephaniah and Chuck D. Producer Elizabeth Alker


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Gil Scott-Heron
Unknown: Stevie Wonder.
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah

: Call You and Yours

Presented by Julian Worricker.
PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Music Group

2/6. Phil Hammond asks three guests to choose a piece of music, for the delight, disinterest, or otherwise of the others.
Choosing the pieces this week are actor Don Warrington , journalist Decca Aitkenhead and Martyn Poliakoff , a pioneer in the field of green chemistry. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Don Warrington
Unknown: Decca Aitkenhead
Unknown: Martyn Poliakoff
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Available Means

David is a poet who deals in words. After witnessing the dark underbelly of an East European city, he is forced, at a lecture he gives, to choose his words particularly carefully. By Nick Warburton.


Writer: Nick Warburton
Producer/Director: Gordon House
David: Philip Jackson
Adam: Anton Lesser
Oksana: Lia Williams

: Making History

3/13. Military historian Richard Holmes explains how the militia worked in 18th-century Hampshire. With Vanessa Collingridge. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] Email: making.historySibbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge.
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Penelope's People

1/3. Divorcing Grandpa. Penelope
Keith performs a series of monologues in which three resourceful women respond very differently to big changes in their lives. With her husband "inside" for a white-collar crime, Eleanor must find new ways to pay her granddaughter's school fees. Should she perhaps break the law herself? By Roy Apps. Producer David Blount


Unknown: Grandpa. Penelope
Unknown: Roy Apps.
Producer: David Blount

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sMen of Fashion

12/15. Teddy Boys - Fashion for the Youthquake. In the 1950s, working-class men set the fashion agenda when Teddy
Boys imitated - and subverted - the styles of their social superiors of the Edwardian era. Producer Emily Palmer For details see yesterday


Producer: Emily Palmer

: Word of Mouth

3/6. Michael Rosen explores the teenage use of the word "like" and listens in on a radio station run by schoolchildren in an effort to promote literacy.
Producer John Byrne Repeated on Monday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: John Byrne

: Great Lives

3/8. Thomas Beecham. Politician and broadcaster David Mellor joins Matthew Parris to discuss the life and work of the conductor. Producer Chris Ledgard Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Thomas Beecham.
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Down the Line: Credit Crunch Special

The spoof phone-in returns for a one-off special on the credit crunch, hosted by DJ Gary Bellamy (Rhys Thomas ). Callers include Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter , Charlie Higson , Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. Special guest Mark Gatiss. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Gary Bellamy
Unknown: Rhys Thomas
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Simon Day
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse.
Unknown: Mark Gatiss.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: The Archers

Brian faces a crisis of conscience.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including an interview with members of the band The Manic Street Preachers. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Lady Audley's Secret

2/10. Young lawyer Robert Audley bumps into his old schoolf riend George Talboys , who has made his fortune in Australia. George is returning home to the wife he left behind, but there is an unexpected letter waiting for him in London. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Audley
Unknown: George Talboys
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: Twin Sisters, Two Faiths

Anna Scott-Brown meets identical twin sisters who have chosen to follow different faiths and finds out how their strongly held beliefs have affected their relationship within the family. Producers Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Anna Scott-Brown
Producers: Anna Scott-Brown
Producers: Adam Fowler

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

3/7. Mark Porter visits Glasgow, where doctors have pioneered a new treatment for stroke, a condition common in older people.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Anybody CanDo Anything

7/10. Betty discovers the Friendly Loan
Company isn't that friendly when she can't keep up her payments. By Betty MacDonald. For details see yesterday

: The Secret World

2/6. Comedy series examining the private lives of public people, with Jon Cuishaw. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Cuishaw.

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Lost Mona Lisa

2/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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