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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Craig Gardiner.


Unknown: Craig Gardiner.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr is joined by authors Arundhati Roy and Karen Armstrong.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Arundhati Roy
Guest: Karen Armstrong
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Stalin's Nemesis

1/5. At the time of the Moscow trials, Leon Trotsky had been exiled from the Soviet Union and was unwelcome in almost every country in Europe. As 1937 dawned he found himself on a Norwegian oil tanker bound for Mexico. By Bertrand M Patenaude. Read by Nigel Anthony , abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Repeated at12.30am RT DIRECT: Stalin's Nemesis is available for C18.00 (RRP £20.00) inc p&p. Call 0[number removed]44 (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Leon Trotsky
Read By: Nigel Anthony
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Put Peace into Each Other's Hands (St Columba). Romans 12, W12-21. Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace (Rutter). Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Deo Gracias).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Sacred Hearts

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

: The Criminal Mind

Joshua Rozenberg meets the neurologists and psychologists who are studying the brains of young offenders, identifying areas of damage caused by neglect during infancy. Should young offenders whose brains show abnormality be held responsible for their behaviour? Producer Brian King


Unknown: Joshua Rozenberg

: Newfangle

6/6. Trees in the Forest. Newfangle accidentally offends the elders of the tribe, who order the others to savage him. But the hominid finds his words have great power.
Adam Rosenthal and Viv Ambrose 's comedy.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Rosenthal
Unknown: Viv Ambrose
Producer: Adam Bromley
Newfangle: Russell Torey
Snaggle: Pippa Evans
Crag: Gabriel Vick
Coco: Maureen Lipman
Alf: Hugh Bonneville
Lucy: Amy Siiindler

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/6. Adele Geras , Conn Iggulden , Christopher Luscombe and Simon Pearsall exchange quotations and anecdotes. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Producer Sam Bryant Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Adele Geras
Unknown: Conn Iggulden
Unknown: Christopher Luscombe
Unknown: Simon Pearsall
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: In Mates

Michelle from Orpington sends audio tapes to her new penpal Randall, who lives on Death Row. Michelle's a happy woman, with a lovely social life, and poor Randall could do with this outlet, surely. Or at least, that's how the year begins. By Sue Teddern , starring Pauline Ouirke.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole


Unknown: Sue Teddern
Unknown: Pauline Ouirke.
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Michelle: Pauline Ouirke
Joyce: Gillian Wright
Kirsty: Lizzy Watts
Pavel: Benjamin Askew
Brian: Malcolm Tierney
Chrissie: Annabelle Dowler

: Archive on 4: Did Not interview the Dead

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: America, Empire of Liberty

86/90. Sole Superpower, Edgy
Americans. Bill Clinton presides over a grubby and divisive period in the political arena, but at the same time, new technology bolsters the American economy.
David Reynolds continues his epic narrative history Of America. Producer Rosamund Jones
RT DIRECT: America, Empire of Liberty series 2 is available on CD for E16.25 (RRP E24.47) inc p&p.
Call [number removed]9799 (BT landline calls cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: David Reynolds
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

6/13. Ernie Rea and his guests discuss the theological roots of the Orange Order, the largest Protestant organisation in Northern Ireland. Producer Karen Maurice


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Karen Maurice

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. Jack Dee is in the chair and the panellists are Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy. From the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton. Producer Jon Naismith Rptd on Sun at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 10 is available on CD for E6.99 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per minute: mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: Jon Naismith Rptd

: The Archers

Lilian's cloud gets a silver lining.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including a report on the first volunteers to appear on the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, as part of Antony Gormley's work One & Other.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Antony Gormley
Producer: Robyn Read

: Sacred Hearts

6/10. Miracle. SuoraZuana administers a strong remedy to calm Serafina's convulsions - but is it too much? Sarah Dunant 's novel set in a 16th-century Italian convent, dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated from 10.45am
RT DIRECT: Sacred Hearts is available in hardback for E13.49 (RRP E14.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed]
(national rate) quoting RT or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect. com and enter RT on checkout


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Dramatised By: Rachel Joyce.
Producer: Clive Brill
Abbess: Eileen Atkins
Zuana: Geraldine James
Serafina: Natalie Dormer
Umiliana: Sian Thomas
Appolonia: Hannah Waddingham
Letizia: Ayesha Antoine
Magdalene: Helen Ryan

: The 99

DJ Bobby Friction tells the story of the psychologist Naif Al-Mutawa , who has created the world's first collection of Muslim comic-book superheroes - the 99 - who are sweeping the Arab world and are due to arrive in Europe soon. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Naif Al-Mutawa
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Analysis

6/7. Inspiring Green Innovation. What innovations need to be nurtured to fight global warming? Tim Harford examines the different ways to inspire the creators and inventors who will lead the way in this field.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tim Harford

: Frontiers

5/6. Gareth Mitchell visits an experimental facility in California that is using giant laser beams to initiate nuclear fusion. If it works, nuclear fusion could become a real solution to energy needs. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Gareth Mitchell
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: To Heaven by Water

1/10. Now that his wife is dead and he has retired from his job as anchorman for a 24-hour news channel, David Cross is building a new life. But his children don't like his new image. Bill Nighy reads
Justin Cartwright 's touching and amusing portrait of a family dealing with the loss of its matriarch. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall.
RT DIRECT: To Heaven by Water is available for E15.29 (RRP E16.99) inc p&p. Call 0[number removed]44 (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: David Cross
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Justin Cartwright
Produced By: Jane Marshall.

: OH the Page

5/7. Falling on Your Sword. Journalists
Anthony Howard and Toby Young , with author Anne Atkins , join Dominic Arkwright to explore the concept of honour through their writing and discussion. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Anne Atkins
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Stalin's Nemesis

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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