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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

3/5. Brit Art. Sue MacGregor gathers together Tracey Emin , Gavin Turk , Mat
Collishaw, Abigail Lane and Gregor Muir , some of the Young British Artists who created a new art scene in the Brit Art Movement that emerged in the early 1990s. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Tracey Emin
Unknown: Gavin Turk
Unknown: Abigail Lane
Unknown: Gregor Muir

: Act of Worship

Religious service led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: The Lost Mona Lisa

5/5. Vincenzo Peruggia is arrested and the Painting is returned to France. End of story? Well, not exactly.... RA Scotti 's account of the theft of the Mona Lisa is read by Nickolas Grace. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vincenzo Peruggia
Unknown: Ra Scotti
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Read By: Nickolas Grace.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Lady Audley's Secret

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


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Anthropology at War

Over the last 18 months the US Army has been using anthropologists and other social scientists in combat brigades in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The hope is that they will teach the military to behave in more "culturally appropriate" ways and reduce the need for lethal force. But three young academics have died and the American Anthropological
Association has condemned the initiative as unethical. Mark Whitaker reports from Washington DC. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Chain Reaction

1/6. Talk show in which one well-known public figure chooses another to interview. The following week, the interviewee becomes the interviewer, and so on. Today comedian Marcus Brigstocke interviews barrister and broadcaster Clive Anderson. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

2/6. Author, economist and Financial Times journalist Tim Harford presents the programme that investigates numbers that are everywhere. Editor Richard Vadon Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford
Editor: Richard Vadon

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 3000

Around 3,000 unaccompanied displaced children arrive in the UK each year. Based on research, Anna Symon 's play dramatises the experience of one such child, Mehrab, a 15-year-old Afghan boy who arrives in London in the back of a truck.
Producer/Director Nick Russell-Pavier


Unknown: Anna Symon
Director: Nick Russell-Pavier
Mehrab: Donald Slack
Jahandari: Qaseem Ansari
Uncle Farrid: Tahmoures Tehrani
Mr Fielding: Jot Davies
Immigration officer: Sudha Bhuchar
Tam: Romesh Navaratnasingham
Young Mehrab: Parea Tehrani

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer listeners' queries sent in by post and email. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Includes at approximately


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sMen of Fashion

15115. The Clothes We're in - the State of Men's Fashion Now. In women's fashion the hemline acts as a social and economic barometer, going up and down in tune with the fortunes of the stock market. Laurence finds out what current men's fashion says about the state we're in. Producer Emily Palmer For details see Monday


Producer: Emily Palmer

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have died recently. Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

As well as the success of Slumdog Millionaire, the last year has seen a raft of impressive films by first-time directors. Among Francine Stock 's guests talking about the renaissance of British cinema is the film-maker Kevin Macdonald who made his debut with The
Last King of Scotland, and is about to release his first Hollywood movie, State of Play.
Producer Stephen Hughes Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Kevin MacDonald
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Joanna Carr


Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Now Show

8/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Lloyd Langford.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The Best of the Now Show is available for £6.11 (RRP £8.80) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (landline cost 5p per min; mobiles vary), quoting [number removed] or visit www.bbcshop.co.uk


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Lloyd Langford.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Lilian calls in the professionals.

ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Messageboard: [web address removed]


Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Rkhard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Kathy: Hedll Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Will: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Brenda: Amyshindler
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Anabelle Dowler
Alan: John Telfer
Usha: Souad Faress
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Writer: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Lady Audley's Secret

5/10. Robert leaves the splendour of Audley Court to search for his missing friend at a hilltop inn. By Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair for the topical discussion programme in Berkshire. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Consideration

Eleanor did not hesitate to donate a kidney to her husband when he needed it. But two years later Peter left her and their children for another woman. Now Eleanor is suing him for the return of her kidney. Is her motivation purely vindictive? By Robert Messik.
Peter's barrister/Mary Tracy Wiles
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Robert Messik.
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Director: David Ian
Eleanor: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Peter: Paul Bown
Eleanor's barrister/Simon: Richard Derringon
Alexia/MissTonnel: Alison Pettitt
Tony/Judge: Andrew Sachs
Dr Rosen/Ben Grant: David Bannerman

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Budget Statement

Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman Vincent Cable responds to the Budget.

: Book at Bedtime: Anybody CanDo Anything

10/10. Mary tells a publisher about Betty's wonderful new book. It's news to Betty too! By Betty MacDonald. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week:The Lost Mona Lisa

5/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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