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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Craig Gardiner.


Unknown: Craig Gardiner.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: The Long View

New series. 1/4. Jonathan Freedland returns with the series that looks at the past behind the present. This week, he and his guests explore how a government can reduce unemployment, visiting the site of a 1930s labour camp set up to "recondition" the unemployed and prepare them for a return to work. Producer Julia Johnson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Musical Migrants

1/5. From Japan to Chicago. A series that demonstrates how music can be the force that leads people to cross borders and relocate their lives. After her mother's suicide, Japanese singer Yoko Noge followed her love of blues to its heartland in the north of America - Chicago. Producer Rachel Hopkin


Singer: Yoko Noge
Producer: Rachel Hopkin

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. Teach Me, 0 Lord, Thy Holy Way (Solothurn). Ecclesiasticus 38, vv34-39, v8. Who Can Express the Noble Acts of the Lord? (SS Wesley). God Is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him (Blaenwern).


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Stalin's Nemesis

2/5. Trotsky, in fear of his life, has settled at the home of artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in a village outside Mexico. By Bertrand M Patenaude. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Artists: Diego Rivera

: 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 Royal Show in Crisis

1/2. The Royal Show has been the gauge by which the health of British food and farming has been measured over the last 160 years. But recently the event at Stoneleigh Park,
Warwickshire, has been dogged by problems. Tom Heap was given exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes battle to try to save it, a battle that ended this April. Producer Lucy Lunt (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Tom Heap
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Morris and the Muslims

Who is this tall man wearing exotic flowing robes and a long unkempt beard? No, not an Islamic radical, but the doyen of 19th-century design, William Morris. Navid Akhtar discovers Morris's enduring relevance, and asks whether he is a role model for young British Muslims today. Producer lain Chambers


Design: William Morris.
Design: Navid Akhtar

: 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

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: John Mayall's Blues Adventures

Blues veteran John Mayall traces the explosion of the blues and R&B in Britain in the early 1960s. With contributions from Bill Wyman , Zoot Money and Eric Burdon. producer Sarah Cuddon Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: John Mayall
Unknown: Bill Wyman
Unknown: Eric Burdon.
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chameleon

Mo is being relocated under a police-protection scheme. He's to become a vegetarian postman living in an ex-council semi in Gretna - about as far from his fast-lane London lifestyle as you can get. By Vicky Meer. A new adventure is broadcast tomorrow.
Producer/Director Sue Roberts


Unknown: Vicky Meer.
Director: Sue Roberts
Mo: Navin Chowdhry
Gandhi: Navin Chowdhry
Vadim: Serge Soric
Charles: James Ouinn
Shahanah: Thushani Weerasekera
Donna Marie: Hilary MacLean
Jimmy: Glenn Cunningham
Svetlana: Christine Breman
Mrs C: Christine Breman

: Home Planet

New series. 1/13. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Address: [Address removed] email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed] 0400


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Bears of England

1/3. Spirit Bears. Ian Holm reads the first of three Mick Jackson 's stories that mix fantasy with folk tale and myth with history.
In the days before electric light and oil lamps, most of England was troubled by spirit bears. But one particular village believed itself to be plagued by an especially wicked gang Of them. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Mick Jackson
Producer: Karen Rose

: America, Empire of Liberty

87/90. Multiculturalism or Disintegration? The US grapples with new racial realities as waves of immigration from Latin America change its ethnic make-up. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

4/4. As more evidence emerges of child abuse by nuns and priests in Ireland, Clive Coleman examines a scheme set up to provide justice and compensation for victims. What lessons does it offer in dealing with institutional abuse, and why does it insist on protecting the identity of alleged abusers? Producer Helen Grady Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Helen Grady

: A Good Read

6/9. Actor Clive Swift and Thought for the Day contributor Indarjit Singh talk about their favourite paperbacks with Kate Mosse. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Indarjit Singh
Unknown: Kate Mosse.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Secret World

5/5. Bill Gates searches for a friend. Comedy with Jon Culshaw , Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Julian Dutton , Lewis Macleod , Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Bill Gates
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jess Robinson
Unknown: Duncan Wisbey.

: The Archers

Jim aims for life in the fast lane. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on producing live TV plays. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Sacred Hearts

7/10. Penance. The novice Serafina is given penance and starves herself for the Host. It seems all hope is lost. By Sarah Dunant
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: File on 4

7/10. Following a series of blunders by the authorities, who left a dangerous criminal free to murder two French students, Allan Urry asks whether government ministers can still justify their boast that Britain's system of public protection from violent offenders and convicted sex abusers is among the best in the world. Producer Rebecca Woodward Rptd on Sun at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Rebecca Woodward Rptd

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

7/8. We don't know the cause, we don't have a cure, but we know that soon more than a million of us will suffer from dementia. Claudia Hammond investigates the science and the healthcare needs behind the figures. Producer Fiona Hill Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: To Heaven by Water

2/10. Ed and Lucy are concerned that their father is too thin. And now he has started going to the gym. By Justin Cartwright. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.

: Arthur Smith's Balham Bash

New series. I/A. Arthur Smith invites an audience into his home for music and comedy. With Paul Sinha , Milton Jones and Glenn Tilbrook . Loretta Maine (Pippa Evans ) lends a hand. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Paul Sinha
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Glenn Tilbrook
Unknown: Loretta Maine
Unknown: Pippa Evans
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Today in Parliament

News from Westminster. With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Stalin's Nemesis

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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