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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Archbishop of Cardiff.

: 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 Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Clair Jaguiss. At the Name of Jesus (EveIVns). Philippians 2, vv5-11. Praise
(Dyson). Jesus, the Name High over All (Lydia).


Unknown: Clair Jaguiss.

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

3/5. Pooky Quesnel reads Lilian Pizzichini 's s biography of novelist Jean Rhys. Jean becomes a chorus girl in Edwardian London and learns some lessons about love the hard way. Abridged by Jeremy Osborne. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lilian Pizzichini
Unknown: Jean Rhys.
Abridged By: Jeremy Osborne.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

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

: Petrov's Dilemma

Former Soviet commander Stanislav Petrov talks about the decisions he made in September 1983 when his nuclear bunker received a signal warning of an imminent Ub missile attack. Producer EmilyWilliams


Talks: Stanislav Petrov

: Murder Unprompted: a Charles Paris Mystery

4/4. Has Charles got time to solve a murder, win Frances's heart and make it on stage by curtain up? By Simon Brett , dramatised by Jeremy Front .
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Simon Brett
Dramatised By: Jeremy Front
Director: Sally Avens
Charles Paris: Bill Nighy
Frances: Suzanne Burden
Maurice: Jon Glover
Buffet Captain: Jon Glover
Alex: Danny Webb
PR: Danny Webb
Lucy: Jemima Rooper
Val: Liza Sadovy
Paula: Rachel Bavidge
SM: Rachel Bavidge
Juliet: Tilly Gaunt
Journalist: Tilly Gaunt

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man insidethe Suitcase

Drama by Judy Upton. Two friends attend auctions of unclaimed airport luggage hoping to find valuables to sell on the internet, involving themselves in the precarious business of other people's private lives.
Other parts played by Janice Acquah. Philip Fox. Paul Rider and Malcolm Tierney
Producer/Director Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Judy Upton.
Played By: Janice Acquah.
Played By: Philip Fox.
Played By: Paul Rider
Played By: Malcolm Tierney
Director: Gemma Jenkins
Helen: Claudie Blakley
Naomi: Victoria Hamilton
Katie: Lizzy Watts
Paul: Matt Addis
The auctioneer: Stephen Hogan

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Lost and Found

2/3. Blackberry Day. Rosalind Ayres reads Malachi Whitaker 's humorous account of a woman in the Yorkshire Dales finding it hard to come to terms with her husband's retirement from the mill. Director Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Rosalind Ayres
Unknown: Malachi Whitaker
Director: Martin Jarvis

: Musical Migrants

3/5. Spain. In 1992, Mark Shurey caught a TV broadcast of a flamenco guitarist from the Seville Expo. After that, Mark's life changed for ever and his days working for the NHS were numbered. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Shurey

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Case Notes

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: ElvenQuest

4/6. The heroes' quest for the Sword of Asnagar is interrupted when they take a diversion to rescue some sirens. Meanwhile, Lord Darkness's own pursuit of evil is also put on hold as he considers obtaining an heir for himself.
Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto 's Lower Earth comedy.
Producers Anil Gupta and Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Anil Gupta
Unknown: Richard Pinto
Producers: Anil Gupta
Producers: Paul Schlesinger
Sam: Stephen Mangan
Lord Darkness: Alistair McGowan
Vidar: Darren Boyd
Dean: Kevin Eldon
Kreech: Kevin Eldon
Penthiselea: Sophie Winkleman
Amis: James Bachman

: The Archers

Marshall gets a baptism of fire. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including an interview with songwriter Eg White , who has written hits with Will Young, Adele and Duffy. Producer Rachel Simpson


Unknown: John Wilson
Songwriter: Eg White
Producer: Rachel Simpson

: Falco: Poseidon's Gold

3/10. Falco and Helena visit Marina to see if they can discover what happened on Festus's last night in Rome. The detective is left with no choice but to seek out his estranged father. By Lindsey Davis.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lindsey Davis.

: Unreliable Evidence

3/4. The Law and Protest. Clive Anderson and the panel discuss the distinctions in law between citizens' rights to peaceful protest and police powers to prevent violence and disorder. The recent G20 demonstrations raised serious questions as to how acceptable it is for officers to tackle crowds using their powers under the Terrorism Act 2006, and whether the tactic of "kettling" is legal.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Letters to Mary

2/3. In the 1790 political pamphlet A Vindication of the Rights of Men,
Mary Wollstonecraft attacked aristocracy and the justification of a society founded on the passivity of women, while advocating republicanism. Richard Reeves , the director of independent think tank Demos, writes to the proto-feminist about how her ideas have advanced in the 250 years since her birth.
Producer Beaty Rubens Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft
Unknown: Richard Reeves
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 11am

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

International news round-up.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn

8/10. Too Far from Home. Niamh Cusack continues reading Colm Tóibín's novel. Eilis's new-found happiness in Brooklyn has been shattered by the news of her beloved sister's death back home in Ireland. Alone and bereaved, it appears Tony is the only one who can offer Eilis comfort. For details see Monday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack

: Self Storage

1/6. Sitcom starring Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap. Following the break-up of his marriage, Dave moves his possessions into
The Storage Garden, meeting security guard Ron and mysterious neighbour Geoff. By Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.
Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Reece Shearsmith
Unknown: Mark Heap.
Unknown: Tom Collinson
Unknown: Barnaby Power.
Producer: Ed Morrish
Dave: Reece Shearsmith
Geoff: Mark Heap
Ron: Tom Goodman-Hill
Judy: Rosie Cavaliero
Sarah: Susan Earl
Boss: Phil Nichol

: Peacefully In Their Sleeps

4/6. Geoff Peacock. Revered broadcaster Roydon Postlethwaite shines an exploratory beacon into the many lives and businesses of Britain's most amiable entrepreneur, uncovering tales of greed, revenge, conspiracy and plums. Written by Chris Chantler and Howard Read.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Geoff Peacock.
Unknown: Roydon Postlethwaite
Written By: Chris Chantler
Written By: Howard Read.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Roydon: Geoff McGiven
Geoff: Paul Putner
Peter: Benedict Wong
Moonsusan: Julia Deakin
Nigel: Robin Ince
Mrs Dench: Liza Sadovy

: Today in Parliament

Including PM's Questions. With Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:The Blue Hour

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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