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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. producer Anne-Marie Bullock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie. My Beatles mania: page 14
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: The House I Grew Up In

New series. 1/5. Disability campaigner Baroness Jane Campbell returns to New Malden, Surrey, where she remembers her dream of being no different from her able-bodied friends. Presented by Wendy Robbins. Producer Smita Patel Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Baroness Jane Campbell
Presented By: Wendy Robbins.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Lost, Stolen or Shredded

4/5. The Cradle of Civilisation. A little-reported but culturally significant effect or the Iraq war is the country's loss of ancient artefacts. From Baghdad's Iraq Museum alone it is estimated that 15.000 objects have disappeared. Antiquarian Rick Gekoski examines how and why these were looted and speculates on their fate. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Angela Hind

: Book of the Week:Newton and the Counterfeiter

2/5. The foundation of the Bank of England and the first bank notes provide a new business opportunity for arch-counterfeiter William Chaloner. By Thomas Levenson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Chaloner.
Unknown: Thomas Levenson.

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. Now Is Eternal Life (Christchurch). Romans 6, vv 5-9; 12-14. God Forgave My Sin in Jesus Name (Owens, arr Wilson). To God Be the Glory (Doane).


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Writing the Century

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

: Nature

3/9. The Sea of Cortez. The Sea of Cortez (also known as the Gulf of California) is a hotspot where the widest variety of cetaceans on Earth can be found. As well as having close encounters with whales, Tessa McGregor reflects on the prophetic words of Ed Ricketts and John Steinbeck in The Log from the Sea of Cortez, a narrative account of their 1940 boat expedition.
Producer Tessa McGregor Repeated tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Tessa McGregor
Unknown: Ed Ricketts
Unknown: John Steinbeck
Producer: Tessa McGregor

: Twice Ken Is Plenty: The Lost Script of Kenneth Williams

A recently unearthed script written for Kenneth Horne and Kenneth Williams in 1966 is given its first radio performance before an audience by Robin Sebastian as Williams and Jonathan Rigby as Horne, with Charles Armstrong as the Announcer. introduced by the script's finder Wes Butters. Producer Stephen Garner

Twice Ken Is Plenty: The Lost Script of Kenneth Williams 11.30 am Radio 4
You never know what weird and wonderful stuff you can find on eBay. Late in 2005, Wes Butters came across papers put up for auction by the godson of Kenneth Williams (above, with Kenneth Horne). Among the memorabilia, Butters found a 1966 script, Twice Ken Is Plenty, written by Kenneth Horne and Mollie Millest, that had never been broadcast. But not for long. Actors Robin Sebastian and Jonathan Rigby revive the two Kens in front of an audience, who are clearly having fun, at the BBC Radio Theatre. The story pivots around the duo's attempts to infiltrate the inner recesses of Broadcasting House, meaning a great deal of doors get opened (cue those familiar sound effects), a welter of bad puns, Light Programme in-jokes and buckets of innuendo. Like all nostalgia, it can disappoint at times, but mostly, it is a joyous, glorious titterfest that will have you groaning in bad-pun heaven.


Introduced by: Wes Butters
Kenneth Williams: Robin Sebastian
Kenneth Horne: Jonathan Rigby
Announcer: Charles Armstrong
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Call You and Yours

Phone-in presented by Julian Worricker. PHONE: [number removed] (Lines open from 10am) EMAIL: [web address removed]


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Soul Music

New series. 1/5. A look at how Allegri's
Miserere changed the course of four people's lives. Producer Rosie Boulton Rptd on Sat at 3.30pm


Producer: Rosie Boulton Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: I Wish to Apologise for My Part In the Apocalypse

Bill Nighy stars in Duncan Macmillan 's romantic comedy about the end of the world, a woman who falls in love with the moon, and her husband, who falls back in love with her.
Producer/Director Sam Hoyle


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Duncan MacMillan
Director: Sam Hoyle
Keith: Bill Nighy
Tilda: Amelia Bullmore
Oscar: Harry Child
Neighbour: Joan Walker
Anchor: Liz Sutherland
Neighbour 2/Anchori: Stephen Critchlow
Neighbour3/Anchor4: Sarah Adams
Neighbour 4/Anchor 3/Soldier 3: Nyasha Hatendi
Anchors: Helen Longworth
Soldier I/Loudhailer: Chris Pavlo
Soldier2: Ben Crowe

: Home Planet

9/13. With Richard Daniel. Address: [address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: The Heart of Saturday Night

J/3. Come On Up to the House. Peter Capaldi reads AL Kennedy 's story, the first of three based on the music of Tom Waits. A powerful tale of a man on the edge who finds himself reaching out to a perfect stranger, inspired by Waits's track of the same name. Producer Justine Willett


Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Unknown: Al Kennedy
Producer: Justine Willett

: 1 Was a Child Prodigy

2/5. Two musical prodigies reflect on their fortunes since leaving school. For details see yesterday

: A Small Business

2/3. Family Business. Liz Barclay examines whether keeping it in the family makes for better business. What happens if junior doesn't want to take over the reins? And is sacking dad an option? Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Great Lives

5/9. Rolf Harris nominates Anglesey-born painter Kyffin Williams , a charming man who originally took up art on the advice of a doctor. Producer Beatrice Fenton Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Rolf Harris
Unknown: Kyffin Williams
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

2/6. Comedy sketch show starring
David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including Make Me a Celebrity Centaur, an exciting new reality show that features cutting-edge surgery and some horses. With Sarah Hadland , Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: That Mitchell and Webb Sound series 1-3 is available for E32.00 (RRP E48.93) inc p&p. Call
[number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Sarah Hadland
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: James Bachman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

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

: Twenty20 Cricket

England v Australia
Commentary on the second fixture of the two-match series at Old Trafford.
For commentators see Sunday 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 6.45pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood. Producer Timothy Prosser


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Margaret Atwood.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Writing the Century

2/5. Week Nine: Tom and Stella. It is 1965 and Jewish drama student Stella encounters disapproval from her parents after telling them she is in a relationship with an older man. For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am

: Divided Britain

Headteacher Mike Tull attempts to bridge ethnic divisions through education, as part of a scheme to tackle underachievement in struggling Lancashire mill towns. With Gerry Northam. Producer Sally Chesworth Rptd on Sun at 5pm


Unknown: Headteacher Mike Tull
Unknown: Gerry Northam.
Producer: Sally Chesworth Rptd

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

7/10. Mark Porter traces the rise of the use of ultrasound in medicine. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The House I Grew Up In

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Until 10.15pm. Presented by Ritula Shah.


Presenter: Ritula Shah

: Book at Bedtime: Love and Summer

2/10. A chance encounter stirs a heart. By William Trevor. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William Trevor.

: Heresy

5/8. Victoria Coren chairs the comedy debate show. With David Baddiel , Germaine Greer and Rufus Hound. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Victoria Coren
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Hollow Men

5/6. Sketch show written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: News

: Book of the Week:Newton and the Counterfeiter

2/5. By Thomas Levenson. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Thomas Levenson.

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