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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Catherine Cowley.


Unknown: Dr Catherine Cowley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Anna Varle


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Anna Varle

: 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 the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: The Reith Lectures

4/4. A New Politics of the Common Good Professor Michael Sandel calls for a new politics of the common good and says we need to think of ourselves as citizens, not simply consumers. Sue Lawley introduces the lecture and chairs an audience debate at George Washington University in Washington DC.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Michael Sandel
Producer: Jim Frank

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. From Heaven You Came (The Servant King). John 13, vv2-8, 12-15. Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick, arr Leddington Wright ). He Who Would Valiant Be (Monks Gate).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week: The Last Champion: the Life of Fred Perry

2/5. First Signs of Greatness. Many of the killer shots Perry perfects to win the world table tennis championships in 1929, he adapts and applies to the tennis court. Jon Henderson 's biography. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jon Henderson

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Sacred Hearts 2110

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

: A Social Selection

2/2. Concluding this two-parter examining the 11-plus system, Andrew Bomford assesses the social effects of the selection process on schools in Buckinghamshire and asks whether current testing methods provide an adequate measure of the ability of pupils from different backgrounds. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Bomford

: Sitting for Fay

Best known for her evocative landscape shots, photographer
Fay Goodwin's career began with taking portraits of eminent writers for their book jackets. Christine Finn examines the Godwin archive and finds out about her relationship with her sitters, including Ted Hughes , Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Christine Finn
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Call You and Yours

Consumer issues with Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] 0444 (Lines open from 10am) email: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Settling the Score

Tim Blackmore looks at the relationship between composer and commissioner, and asks if setting boundaries to the creative process is a help or a hindrance. He looks at the case of Debbie Wiseman , who has been commissioned by the National Theatre to write the music for Feather Boy, which will be performed in workshop-style in July. Her commissioner is the director Anthony Banks. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Sat at 3.30pm


Unknown: Tim Blackmore
Unknown: Debbie Wiseman
Director: Anthony Banks.
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dignity

Laura McDaid 's semi-autobiographical piece based on the experience of one young couple. One half of that couple gives an unflinching account of the painful turmoil that led her partner to take the route of assisted suicide.
Producer/Director John Simpson


Unknown: Laura McDaid
Director: John Simpson
Lauren: Niki Doherty
Finn: Robert Sheehan
Dr Steiner: Wolf Kahler
Tom: Mark Lambert
Liam: Luke Griffin
Margaret: Julia Dearden
Caller/Doctor: Patrick Fttzsyroons
Nurse: Miche Doherty
Femalevolunteer: Brigitte Brosit

: Making History

13/13. Vanessa Collingridge and the team explore themes from Britain's past through listeners' queries. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: One More Year

1/3. Maia In Yonkers. Following her husband's death, Maia finds work in New York, but although she is able to send money back home, her teenage son is full of resentment at her absence. Sian Thomas reads the first of three stories by Ukrainian writer Sana Krasikov about the experiences of immigrants to the US from the former Soviet Union. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Sana Krasikov
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: America, Empire of Liberty

82/90. Reagan and the "Evil Empire"
President Reagan makes progress with a new Cold War strategy - combining tough anti-communist talk with a willingness to negotiate over nuclear arms. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

3/4. Weekly report on developments in the legal world, Introduced by Clive Coleman.
Producer Ben Crighton Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Introduced By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Ben Crighton

: A Good Read

5/9. Newsreader Emily Maitlis and the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan join Kate Mosse to talk about their favourite paperbacks. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Emily Maitlis
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Secret World

4/5. Comedy series examining the bizarre and surprising private lives of public people. Starring Jon Cuishaw , with Margaret Cabourn -Smith, Lewis Macleod , Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Jon Cuishaw
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jess Robinson
Unknown: Duncan Wisbey.

: The Archers

There's trouble in paradise for Alan and Usha. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, who talks to writer Glen David Gold, whose new novel focuses on the life of Charlie Chaplin and the early years of Hollywood.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Sacred Hearts

2/10. Songbird. Serafina reluctantly helps Suora Zuana in the dispensary, but by night her heart exults as a man's voice sings outside the convent walls. By Sarah Dunant. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Suora Zuana
Unknown: Sarah Dunant.

: File on 4

6/10. With payouts in clinical negligence cases expected to reach a record E700 million next year, Miriam O'Reilly investigates the no-win no-fee lawyers allowed to charge up to E800 an hour bringing claims against the NHS. Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Paul Grant

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

6/8. Following the Lord Bradley Review of the Criminal Justice System, Claudia Hammond takes a look at the recommendations for people with mental illness who end up in police custody. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Accidental Volunteer

Sian Parri Huws visits a town in mid-Wales that, at first glance, seems to be run entirely by volunteers. She talks to Caroline John , who initially volunteered for "a few hours a year" but now manages a staff of seven. She is one of the many people who give up their time for free, contributing a staggering E40 billion to the economy. Producer Rachael James


Unknown: Sian Parri Huws
Unknown: Caroline John
Producer: Rachael James

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spy Game

7/10. Ten-year-old Anna glimpses something that is truly shocking. By Georgina Harding. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Georgina Harding.

: Mark Watson Makes the WorldSubstantially Better

6/6. Mark sets out the importance of virtue, with stand-up comedy on the subject of humility. He's joined by assistants Tim Key and Tom Basden , who modestly offer up their poems and songs. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Tom Basden
Producer: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Champion: the Life of Fred Perry

2/5. By Jon Henderson. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: Jon Henderson

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