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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

Presented by Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr David Wilkinson.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Evan Davis
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.

: In Our Time

The Trial of Charles I. Melvyn Bragg and his guests Justin Champion and Diane Purkiss discuss how the courtroom drama of Charles's trial unfurled at Westminster Hall in 1649. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Justin Champion
Guest: Diane Purkiss
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Spirit of Holiness (Blow the Wind Southerly, arr Leddington Wright ). Acts 4, W23-31 Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Harris). Gift of Christ from God Our Father (East Acklam).


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week:Jane's Fame

4/5. By the early years of the 20th century, the cult of Jane Austen had seized Britain and America. For the soldiers of the First World War, she came to represent an Englishness far from the horrors of life in the trenches. By Claire Harman. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Claire Harman.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Writing the Century

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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Scum

Critic and broadcaster Mark Kermode looks at the history and controversy surrounding the movie Scum. Originally made by the BBC in the late 1970s, its brutal depiction of life in the Borstal system was deemed too controversial for broadcast and it was banned by the Corporation. It was then remade for the cinema and became one of the most infamous British films of the 1980s. The programme investigates the accuracy of the film and offers a portrait of its director Alan Clarke. Contributors include screenwriter Roy Minton , actor Mick Ford , former director of BBC television Alasdair Milne and the producers of both the BBC and theatrical versions. producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Mark Kermode
Director: Alan Clarke.
Unknown: Roy Minton
Unknown: Mick Ford
Unknown: Alasdair Milne
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: OH the Page

New series. 1/7. Welcome to the Real World. What happens when you realise that your life is all going wrong? Clinical psychologist and author Oliver James is joined by writers Annie Caulfield and Agnes Poirier to discuss reality and delusion.
Dominic Arkwright is the presenter of this mix of new writing and debate.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Monday at 11pm
2.00 The Archers
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm


Unknown: Oliver James
Unknown: Annie Caulfield
Unknown: Agnes Poirier
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Miles Warde

: Afternoon Play: Avenues of Eternal Peace

By Lucy Caldwell. Kai-Liang and Chang Li meet and fall in love in their first year at university. Becoming increasingly involved in the world of student politics they join the protests in Tiananmen Square where their passions and ideas are put to the ultimate test.
Students played by Jonathan Chan-Pensley, Steven Lim, Monica Sayer and Alan Wai
Producer/Director Heather Larmour


Unknown: Lucy Caldwell.
Unknown: Chang Li
Played By: Jonathan Chan-Pensley
Played By: Steven Lim
Played By: Monica Sayer
Played By: Alan Wai
Director: Heather Larmour
Kai-Liang: David Tse
Student Kai-Liang: David Lee
Chang Li: Ping Ping Wong
Xie Huan Yue: Gabby Wong
Zhao Zïyang: Richard Woo
Mother: Su Lin Looi
Woman: Su Lin Looi
Grandmother: Pik-Sen Lim
Young Kai-Liang: James Ang
Documentary producer: Nick Hardin

: Ramblings

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Three Stories by Giovanni Verga

3/3. Wolf-hunt. Lollo says he's setting a trap for a local animal but everyone knows it is intended for a human. Someone close to his heart ... The last of the three stories by the Sicilian writer. For details see Tuesday

: America, Empire of Liberty

64/90. Korea - the Cold War Turns Hot
The US Army clashes with Chinese and Soviet-backed forces in Korea, while Senator Joseph McCarthy stokes up fears of communist spies back in America. Written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joseph McCarthy
Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents from the Hay
Festival in Hay-on-Wye, where she meets a selection of authors and talks to Monty Don about his five favourite books. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Monty Don

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper reports on the Cheltenham Science Festival, examining the latest ideas from the frontiers of research, including the origins of evolution and the future of Computing.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Hut 33

4/6. Where Boffins Dare. The group are threatened with being sent to Burma after making yet another mistake with a message. In an attempt to redeem themselves before their superiors, they set out to capture a German spy. Sitcom by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Wilhelm: Ben Willbond

: The Archers

Matt gets caught in the act.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Writing the Century

4/5. Linton worries about the situation in Hungary and Suez, while Pinkie argues for his retirement from the Yorkshire Post.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Report

9/10. Rob Walker travels to Somaliland to uncover the truth behind the hijack and ransom of a Danish ship, and asks who benefits from modern-day piracy. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Rob Walker
Producer: Lucy Ash

: The Bottom Line

2/8. Evan Davis talks to entrepreneurs and company bosses about workplace issues that matter, from the boardroom to the shop floor. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Saturday at 5.30pm Televised on the BBC News Channel on Sat at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

3/8. Even today, 150 years after it was first published, Charles Darwin 's theory of evolution is still controversial. Geoff Watts hears about an intiative to rescue Darwin from the crossfire between creationists and atheists. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Eades.


Presenter: David Eades

: Book at Bedtime: The Outlander

9/10. The railroad is up and running again after the landslide. Rifles across their backs, Mary's brothers-in-law are in town. Written by Gil Adamson. For details see Monday


Written By: Gil Adamson.

: Down the Line

6/6. Spoof talk-show with DJ Gary Bellamy
(Rhys Thomas ). With Amelia Bullmore , Simon Day , Felix Dexter , Charlie Higson , Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. 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.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week:

Jane's Fame 4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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