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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Chartres.


Unknown: Richard Chartres.

: Fanning Today

Anna Hill presents a round-up of rural affairs. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie 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 Professor Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Professor Mona Siddiqui.

: 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 Nigel Swinford. Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing (Truro). Acts 11, vv19-30.
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace (Temple, arr Leddington Wright ). Lord, Thy Church on Earth Is Seeking (Abbot's Leigh).


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week: The Locust and the Bird

3/5. Following her forced marriage, Kamila risks everything when she secretly resumes her affair with her beloved Muhammad. By Hanan al-Shaykh . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Pillow Book 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Ireland: from Boom to Bust

WB Yeats described the Irish character trait as an abiding sense of tragedy that sustained people through temporary periods of joy. Olivia O'Leary tells the story of the biggest economic crisis Ireland has ever known and the country's search for a post-crash identity.


Presenter: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Spread a Little Happiness

3/6. A recent jog to work seems to have affected more than Hope's and Jodie's muscles, judging by the number of breakfast baps they are selling. John Godber and Jane Thornton 's comedy drama.
Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Jane Thornton
Producer: Chris Wallis
Hope: Suranne Jones
Jodie: Susan Cookson
Dave: Neil Dudgeon
Ray: Shaun Prendergast
Ben: Ben Crowe

: 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, with key players from the industry helping to shed light on the issues Of the day. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Puddle

Sam, a successful advertising agent, has mislaid the woman he loves. Peter Souter 's feel-good comedy about a man feeling bad.
Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Peter Souter
Producer: Gordon House
Sam: Rory Kinnear
Gemma: Tamsin Greig
Fats: Nicky Henson
V0: Laura Molyneux
Bella: Laura Molyneux
Girl2: Laura Molyneux
Charlotte: Joannah Tincey
Aaron: Kerry Shale
Noodle: Kerry Shale
NoNeck: Kerry Shale
Customer: Kerry Shale

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: More Love in the Afternoon

2/3. A Fortnight in Tuscany. When a high-flying business executive signs up for a cookery course in Tuscany, it is not just her knife skills that improve. Candida Benson reads Katie Fforde 's short story. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Candida Benson
Unknown: Katie Fforde

: America, Empire of Liberty

68/90. Black Power. Despite the gains of the civil rights movement, African-American frustration at the slow pace of change results in riots and the emergence of militant leaders. David Reynolds 's epic narrative history of the US continues. For details see Monday


Leaders: David Reynolds

: 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

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: World Twenty20 Cricket

India v Ireland
Commentary from John Kenny and Arlo White on the Group A match at Trent Bridge. With analysis by Sunil Gavaskar and Dermot Reeve. producer Steve Houghton *approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 5.15pm


Unknown: John Kenny
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Dermot Reeve.
Producer: Steve Houghton

: Spoon, Jar, Jar, Spoon - the Two Sides of Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper admirer Rob Brydon explores two different sides to this unique British performer: his humour and his love of magic. Cooper epitomised bumbling ineptitude in both magic and comedy, but behind the crazy manic onstage persona was a man with a genuine talent for magic. Producer John Sugar


Unknown: Tommy Cooper
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Producer: John Sugar

: The Archers

The boys go out - Kenton-style. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including the verdict on new productions of The Cherry Orchard and The Winter's Tale, both directed by Sam Mendes, with a cast including Ethan Hawke and Simon Russell Beale.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Pillow Book

3/5. Yukinari is convinced one of three Lords of the Palace is the leader of a rebellion that threatens the life of the emperor, the Sun God , himself. By Robert Forrest. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Sun God
Unknown: Robert Forrest.

: The Moral Maze

2/8. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer PhilPegum


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik

: Street Circus

Midge Ure goes to Cape Town to visit Zip Zap School of Circus Arts for Social Change, set up to teach circus skills to children from all walks of life. He also sees the work of its outreach programme, which improves the lives of children born with HIV and ostracised by their communities. Producer Melissa Fitzgerald


Unknown: Midge Ure
Producer: Melissa Fitzgerald

: Nature

8/8. Pollination. Honey bees aside,
Paul Evans asks if we are doing enough to conserve the other 260 species of bees in the UK. Repeated from yesterday at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day

3/10. Dexter's career in television seems to be taking off, but as they move into the early 1990s Emma is still wondering what to do with her life. A dilemma not softened by Dexter's endless parade of girlfriends. By David Nicholls. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Nicholls.

: Self Storage

4/6. Dave's family try therapy to halt his descent, but he can't see the point - what's wrong with living in a storage unit? Sitcom by Tom Collinson and Barnaby Power.
Producer Ed Morrish


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
Dad: Philip Jackson

: Strangers on Trains

1/6. Nat Segnit conducts light-hearted interviews with people who sit alone on the train. Today he talks to them about their jobs. Co-written by Stewart Wright. Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Stewart Wright.
Producer: Steven Canny

: Today in Parliament

News, views and analysis, including Prime Minister's Questions, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheLocust and the Bird

3/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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