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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Craig Gardiner.


Unknown: Craig Gardiner.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
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 Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midweek

Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Stalin's Nemesis

3/5. Trotsky has fallen out with Diego Rivera and has to move. His staff locate a run-down house in the Avenue Viena and begin to turn it into a fortress. By Bertrand M Patenaude. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Diego Rivera

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. God Is Love (Ubi Caritas). Acts 2, W41-47. Sat Down under His Shadow (Bairstow). We Are Called to Be God's People (Festival).


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the opening day of the 2009 Ashes from Cardiff by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell. Summaries by Geoffrey Boycott , Vic Marks , Ian Chappell and Jason Gillespie. Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports extra from 10.25am TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Jim Maxwell.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Ian Chappell
Unknown: Jason Gillespie.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Sacred Hearts

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

: The Garden Room Girls

The Garden Room Girls are an elite band of secretaries that occupy the room at Downing Street looking out over the Prime Minister's garden. Some of these women who've worked at Number Ten over the past 50 years reveal their untold stories to Naomi Grimley. Producer Alicia Trujillo Radio features: pages 112-113


Unknown: Naomi Grimley.
Producer: Alicia Trujillo

: Baggage

New series. 1/6. Ashes to Auld Reekie It's a year since Fiona died, but an unexpected visitor, a skinny dip in the loch and an illicit kiss mean that scattering her ashes doesn't quite go according to plan. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon. Producer Gordon Kennedy : Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Ruth: Adie Allen
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Roddv: Robin Cameron
Gladys: June Watson
Nicholas: Moray Hunter
Miriam: Nicola Grier

: 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. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chameleon in Town

The continuing adventures of a couple in a witness protection scheme. When Mo takes on the gangster Simeon Gideon , who owns the meat-packing company that supplies the old folks' home where he works, he puts himself and Donna Marie in grave danger. By Vicky Meer. Producer/Director Stefan Escreet


Unknown: Simeon Gideon
Unknown: Donna Marie
Unknown: Vicky Meer.
Director: Stefan Escreet
Mo: Navin Chowdhry
Donna Marie: Hilary MacLean
DIBaldico: James Quinn
Ms Young: Kate Layden
Frieda: Kate Layden
Tariq: Seamus O'Neill
Simeon: Seamus O'Neill
Aftab: Archie Lal
SgtAdabie: Declan Wilson

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions are answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. Producer Lesley McAlpine PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Bears of England

2/3. Circus Bears. Ian Holm reads the second of three tales by Mick Jackson. The circus bears are deeply disgruntled at the extra risks being incorporated into their performance. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Mick Jackson.

: America, Empire of Liberty

88/90. America is under Attack. The era of relative peace following the Cold War comes to a violent end on 11 September 2001. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Presented by Laurie Taylor. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Look Away Now

2/3. Garry Richardson anchors the topical show that mixes sport and comedy - a bit like clowns playing tennis. With Laurence Howarth , Katherine Jakeaways , Dave Lamb and Richie Webb. Producer Ben Walker Rptd tomorrow at 11pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Katherine Jakeaways
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Ben Walker Rptd

: The Archers

The prodigal returns to Home Farm. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with John Wilson.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Sacred Hearts

8/10. Termites. With the great statue of Christ fallen, Zuana receives an unexpected visitor who provides her with a terrible predicament. By Sarah Dunant.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Dunant.

: The Moral Maze

6/8. 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 Phil Pegum Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


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

: Dave's Friends in the North

2/2. In the light of the June elections,
Anne McElvoy asks how well the Tories are really doing in coaxing enough northerners to leave behind the animosities of the 1980s and vote for them.
Producer Rebecca Stratford Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Producer: Rebecca Stratford Rptd

: The Mystery of the Marine Strandings

In June 2008, 26 dolphins were stranded and died in Falmouth Harbour.
After a year of speculation, the results of the autopsies are due to be published. Sue Broom investigates what could have caused this tragic event. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and comment, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: To Heaven by Water

3/10. David meets up with his old friend
Robin, senior partner in the law firm where his son Ed now works, and receives some unsettling news. By Justin Cartwright. For details see Monday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.

: Bespoken Word

2/2. More performance poetry, with Mister Gee. Scroobius Pip gives his take on a classic with Mr Otis Regrets. Also featuring Dockers MC and Matthew Duffy. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Scroobius Pip
Unknown: Mr Otis
Unknown: Matthew Duffy.
Producer: Graham Frost

: Strangers on Trains

5/6. Nat Segnit has always been fascinated by the people who sit alone in carriages. He decides to talk to some of them about death in this character comedy, written by Nat Segnit and Stewart Wright. Producer Steven Canny


Unknown: Nat Segnit
Written By: Nat Segnit
Written By: Stewart Wright.
Producer: Steven Canny

: Today in Parliament

Highfighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week:Stalin's Nemesis

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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