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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.

: 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
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include the director Peter Hall on his season at the Theatre Royal, Bath, and the director Katie Mitchell on her production of Parthenogenesis.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Peter Hall
Guest: Katie Mitchell
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: The Locust and the Bird

1/5. Hanan al-Shaykh tells her mother's story in a tender memoir that opens windows on the lives of Arab women in mid-20th century Lebanon. She begins by reflecting on her uneasy relationship with her mother. Read by the author with Sirine Saba as Kamila. Translated by Roger Allen and abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Elizabeth Allard Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Locust and the Bird is available for E13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Translated By: Roger Allen
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard Rptd

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. When I Need a Neighbour (Carter). Acts 4, vv32-37. Love One Another (Wesley). A New Commandment (Benson).


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Pillow Book 1/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Governors Needed

2/2. Reeta Chakrabarti visits Cheltenham Ladies College and schools in Rugby and Pinewood to explore the role of school governors in the independent sector. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabarti
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Newfangle

2/6. Changing Tunes. Newfangle and Crag discover the blues and the troop of proto-humans go ape for it. But then the band splits and the hominid's dreams are shattered until he meets a mysterious primate impresario. Comedy by Adam Rosenthal with Viv Ambrose.
Producer Adam Bromley


Comedy By: Adam Rosenthal
Unknown: Viv Ambrose.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Newfangle: Russell Tovey
Snaggle: Pippa Evans
Crag: Gabriel Vick
Coco: Maureen Lipman
Alf: Hugh Bonneville
Lucy: Amy Shindler

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

New series. 1/6. Beryl Bainbridge , Ekow Eshun, Anthony Howard and Francesca Simon are the guests of Nigel Rees who quizzes them on the sources of quotations and sayings. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Producer Sam Bryant Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Francesca Simon
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: How You Feeling, Alf?

The winter of discontent, 1979: the Conservative Party has forced a motion of no confidence on the Labour government. As every vote counts, will Labour stalwart Alf, ill and dying in his Leeds hospital bed, be able to make it down to London to cast his crucial vote? By James Graham.
Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: James Graham.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh
Alf: David Ryall
Tilda: Annabelle Dowler
Jim: Malcolm Tierney
Patient: Malcolm Tierney
Humphrey: Pip Tonens
Michael: David Hargreaves
Waiter: Paul Rider
Taxi Driver: Paul Rider
Whiskers, Speaker of the House: Philip Fox
Fitt: Stephen Hogan
MP: Stephen Hogan
Spriggs: Stephen Hogan
Johnson: Stephen Hogan
Waiter: Stephen Hogan
McGoire: Matt Addis
Presenter: Matt Addis
Station master: Matt Addis
Presenter: Lizzy Watts
Train announcer: Lizzy Watts
Nurse: Lizzy Watts
Woman: Janice Acquah

: Archive on 4: Bill Buckley: Mr Right

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: America, Empire of Liberty

66/90. The Back of the Bus. Schools are ordered to become racially mixed. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. Producer Rosamund Jones


Presented By: David Reynolds.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

2/13. Ernie Rea and his guests discuss traditional African beliefs, the faith system of the new President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. Producer Karen Maurice


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Unknown: Jacob Zuma.
Producer: Karen Maurice

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

Australia v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the third match at Trent Bridge by Glen Mitchell and Simon Mann with expert analysis from Geoff Lawson and Dougie Brown. Producer Steve Houghton 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 5.15pm


Unknown: Glen Mitchell
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoff Lawson
Unknown: Dougie Brown.
Producer: Steve Houghton

: The Museum of Curiosity

6/6. Clive James , Ben Miller and Philip Pullman offer weird, surreal but interesting and amusing exhibits to the world's most eclectic museum. Hosted by John Lloyd and curated by Sean Lock. Producers Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: The Museum of Curiosity series one is available on CD for £11.69 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p by calling [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) or visit bbcsnop.com and enter [number removed]


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.
Producers: Dan Schreiber
Producers: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Kenton has a bad case of itchy feet. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including an interview with writer Peter Bowker , whose TV drama Occupation looks at the effects of the Iraq war on three British soldiers. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Bowker

: The Pillow Book

1/5. Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon - the tenth-century Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting to the Empress Teishi. It has been nine months since Lieutenant Yukinari and Lady Shonagon solved the crimes in the palace - and nine months since they parted. A chill wind brings ominous news, and a blood-stained letter from Yukinari. By Robert Forrest. Producer Lu Kemp Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Forrest.
Producer: Lu Kemp
Shonagon: Ruth Gemmell
Yukinari: Mark Bazeley
Tadanobu: Liam Brennan
Masamitsu: Ralph Riach
Oshika: Nick Underwood
Emperor: Simon Ginty

: The Ian Blair Years

1/2. Last year the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner stepped down after blaming a lack of support from London Mayor Boris Johnson. Danny Shaw examines how the officer became embroiled in a bitter dispute. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Boris Johnson.
Unknown: Danny Shaw
Producer: Smita Patel

: Analysis until 8.45pm

2/7. Economy on the Edge. Martin Wolf of the Financial Times examines the current state of the global financial markets and asks financial experts what the future may hold. Producer Sandra Kanthal Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Martin Wolf
Producer: Sandra Kanthal Rptd

: Frontiers

New series. 1/6. Alcohol. Sue Nelson looks at the physiological effects of alcohol. She talks to experts and learns that understanding the actual mechanisms in the body remains under-researched and underfunded. Producer Erika Wright


Producer: Erika Wright

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day

1/10. A bittersweet romantic comedy by David Nicholls that follows the friendship between Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew. It begins on the day after graduation, the morning after they have spent the night together. Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt .
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters.
RT DIRECT: One Day is available for £11.69 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Comedy By: David Nicholls
Unknown: Emma Morley
Unknown: Dexter Mayhew.
Read By: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Off the Page

1/7. Welcome to the Real World. Oliver Jame , Annie Caulfield and Agnes Poirier discuss reality and delusion. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Oliver Jame
Unknown: Annie Caulfield
Unknown: Agnes Poirier

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheLocust and the Bird

1/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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