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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Rev Maggie Dawn.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longiey.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longiey.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week:My Name Is Daphne Fairfax

1/5. Arthur Smith reads his memoir reflecting on the nature of comedy and his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey, a wild-haired undergraduate, a road sweeper, an English teacher, a failed rock star, a boozed-up sexual adventurer and an intensive-care patient who has been told never to drink again. Producer David Roper Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: My Name Is Daphne Fairfax is available for £17.09 (RRP £18.99) inc pSp. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: David Roper

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Oh, the Love of My Lord (White). 1 John 4, vv7-16a. Thy Perfect Love (Rutter). There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds, arr Thorne).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Girl at the Lion d'Or

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

: Britain's Oldest New Mum

In March 2008, 57-year-old Sue Tollefsen had her first baby. Dinah Lammiman follows the new mother for the year after the birth and discovers that, despite having a supportive group of friends and family around her. not everyone is comfortable with Sue's situation. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Rudy's Rare Records

3/4. Get Up, Stand Up. Three generations of men collide over Bach, beer and gourmet burgers in Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell 's comedy set in a Birmingham record shop.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Adam: Lenny Henry
Rudy: Larrington Walker
Richie: Joe Jacobs
Tasha: Natasha Godfrey
Clifton: Jeffery Kissoon
Alison: Tracy-Ann OBErman
DJ Karel: Andrew Brooke
Dexter the landlord: Gresby Nash
Diabolicus: Adam Deville

: You and Yours

With Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Counterpoint

10/13. Paul Gambaccini chairs the first semi-final of the eclectic music quiz.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bad by Default

Tanya has stolen her mother's credit card and taken off to Jamaica. She's looking for her dad - the man her mother said abandoned them. A coming-of-age comedy by Leah Chillery.
Producer Gary Brown


Comedy By: Leah Chillery.
Producer: Gary Brown
Tanya: Carla Henry
Lawrence: Everal A Walsh
Grandmadda: Kay Purcell
Si: Marcus Hercules
Colleen: Nicola Gardner

: Archive on 4: John Barbirolli:Angel of the North

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Bad Habits

1/5. Richard Herring explores bad habits that affect our working lives. Far from being a bystander, Herring claims varying levels of expertise in these habits. Today he looks at workaholism and talks to a city lawyer who works 20 hours a day. Jon Ronson also confesses to being a confirmed workaholic. Producer Lucy Greenwell


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Jon Ronson
Producer: Lucy Greenwell

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Traveller's Tree

4/6. The Niche Holiday. Katie Derham explores the increasing popularity of breaks that cater for unusual hobbies and interests, and the range of opportunities that are provided by specialist tour operators. Patricia Lalla travels to Portugal on a wolf-watching holiday and Dan Cruikshank talks about his experience of following in Captain Cook's footsteps to New Zealand. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Katie Derham
Provided By: Specialist Tour
Unknown: Patricia Lalla
Talks: Dan Cruikshank
Producer: David Prest

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Museum of Curiosity

2/6. John Lloyd and Sean Lock dust off their empty plinths for three new exhibits in the world's most inclusive museum. Tim FitzHigham , Simon Singh and Gavin Pretor-Pinney donate Don Quixote , a pigeon-spattered telescope and an extremely rare cloud. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT Dl RECT- The Museum of Curiosity Series one is available on CD for £11.69 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p by calling [number removed] (iandlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter RTD330


Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Tim Fitzhigham
Unknown: Simon Singh
Unknown: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Unknown: Don Quixote
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

David objects when Jill goes up in the world. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with Edna O'Brien , whose new play Haunted opens in Manchester this week. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Edna O'Brien

: The Girl at the Lion d'Or

1/5. Sebastian Faulks 's bittersweet love story, the second in his France trilogy, set in the years between the two world wars. Faulks explores the world where war is on the horizon through the hopes, fears and passions of a few individuals. Dramatised by Rachel Wagstaff.
Producer/Director Frank Stirling Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Dramatised By: Rachel Wagstaff.
Director: Frank Stirling
Charles: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Anne: Jessica Raine
Christine: Catherine Cusack
Andre: David Westhead
Etienne: Toby Jones
Mme Bouin: Jane Whittenshaw
Mle Patron: Jonathan Oliver
Mireille: Avril Clark

: A Baby Asbo

The Government believes that targeting children close to the age of criminality could set them on a better path in life. Winifred Robinson follows the intensive work in Coventry with a group of nine-to-13 year olds already in trouble with the police or in danger of being excluded from school. The youngsters are on the Youth Justice Board's "inclusion support programme", with activities from fishing to family therapy aimed at addressing their behaviour. She also follows a scheme piloted in London that addresses wider groups of youngsters before they start secondary school. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: The Wall: an Essay by David Hare

One of Britain's leading playwrights provides a personal view of the physical, political and psychological impact of the combination of trenches, ditches, watchtowers, checkpoints, concrete and razor coil that may one day form a border between Israel and Palestine. Producer Philip Sellars


Producer: Philip Sellars

: Costing the Earth

6/8. Tom Heap takes a look at older people and their carbon footprint. Producer Maggie Ayre Rptd on Thursday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Maggie Ayre Rptd

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn

1/10. An Unlooked-for Offer
Niamh Cusack reads Colm Toibfn 's novel about an Irish girl who leaves her Enniscorthy home behind in the early 1950s to pursue a new life in New York. When a priest comes home from America for a holiday he sees both Eilis's plight and her potential.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di speirs RT DIRECT: Brooklyn is available for E1619 (RRP £17.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Colm Toibfn
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Word of Mouth

5/6. Words and language series, presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Today in Parliament

The first of the week's daily reports from Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:My Name Is Daphne Fairfax

1/5. By Arthur Smith. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Arthur Smith.

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