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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: John Bell.

: The House I Grew Up In

2/5. Head of University College London's biology department Professor Steve Jones takes Wendy Robbins to his childhood home in west Wales, where he reveals the youthful Passions that inspired him to dedicate his life to scientific discovery.
Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: Wendy Robbins
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Lost, Stolen or Shredded

S/5. The Destroyed Portrait of Winston Churchill. Graham Sutherland 's portrait of Winston Churchill , commissioned by Parliament on the occasion of his 80th birthday - was destroyed after his death by his wife, Clementine, because she hated it so much. Photographs taken before its demise, show him hunched with age and dark in mood. Rick Gekoski tells the story behind this lost portrait and asks if the Churchills had a moral right to destroy it. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Graham Sutherland
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Angela Hind

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze . Seek Ye First (Lafferty, arr Wilson). Matthew 13, w44-46. 0 How Glorious Is the Kingdom (Harwood). The Kingdom Is upon You! (Wolvercote).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Book of the Week:William Golding: the Man Who WroteLord of the Flies

2/5. After being demobbed in 1945, Golding returns to life as a provincial school teacher and begins writing in his lunch hour. John Carey 's biography is read by Christian Rodska. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Carey
Read By: Christian Rodska.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Au Pairs 2/5. Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Nature

4/9. Manx Marine Nature Reserve. The authorities on the Isle of Man are planning to designate part of its coastline as a marine nature reserve, protecting such species as the basking shark. Brett Westwood considers how feasible it would be to set up a conservation area in the sea. Producer Brett Westwood Rptd tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Brett Westwood Rptd

: Winnie the Who?

Michael Rosen hunts down the Russian TV cartoon version of Winnie the Pooh, one of the best-known and best-loved creations of the Soviet era. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Tom Alban

: 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 ,

2/5. Testimonies from people whose personal memories of love and loss are forever linked to Hal David and Burt Bacharach 's lilting ballad The Look of Love, sung by Dusty Springfield on the soundtrack of Bond film Casino Royale in 1967. Producer Karen Gregor Rptd on Saturdayat at 130pm


Unknown: Hal David
Unknown: Burt Bacharach
Sung By: Dusty Springfield
Producer: Karen Gregor Rptd

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Meryl the Mounted

Meryl is a mounted police constable with an unhealthy love for her horse. Aidan is a young stablehand with an unhealthy love for Meryl.
When their sergeant is found murdered, the pair investigate. A black comedy by Colin Hough.


Writer: Colin Hough.
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Meryl: Rosalind Sydney
Aidan: Scott Fletcher
Perry/DCI Butler: Robert Jack
Bunty: Una McLean
Sgt Singer/Mahogany: Bob Scanlan
Dean: James Young

: Home Planet

10/13. With Richard Daniel. Address [address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: The A to Z of Dr Johnson: Johnson's Miscellany

1/3. The first of three readings of extracts from Samuel Johnson 's major works, read by Michael Pennington and introduced by Johnson's biographer David Nokes. This episode features his early biography The Life of Richard Savage, and his best-known work A Dictionary of the English Language. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Read By: Michael Pennington
Unknown: David Nokes.
Producer: Joanna Green

: The Test of Time

2/5. As you check the time boiling an egg or rushing to work, you are making a Babylonian calculation. Anne Curtis of the National Physical Laboratory discovers the origins Of base 60. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anne Curtis

: A Small Business

3/3. Late in Life Liz Barclay meets three people who retired from their previous careers to pursue another one. She meets a former member of Special Branch who now protects dignitaries and celebrities on visits to the UK, a man who gave up a career as a banker to focus his attention on lawn care, and a woman who left teaching to Start up an insect circus. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Great Lives

6/9. The A to Z of Dr Johnson Special
Boris Johnson , Mayor of London, chooses Samuel Johnson , writer of the great dictionary for great-life status. Though they're not related, there are many similarities between them. With biographer Peter Martin and presenter Matthew Parris. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Peter Martin
Presenter: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

3/6. This week's sketches include a horse making his own packed lunch and advice on how to become the next Zorro. A boy's effectiveness as a wolf early-warning system is compromised, and an evangelist refuses to tell people about
Jesus. With James Bachman , Olivia Colman and Sarah Hadland. Producer Gareth Edwards RT DIRECT: Pre-order That Mitchelland Webb Sound series 4 for E10.00 (RRP E15.65) inc p&p. Call
[number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: James Bachman
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Sarah Hadland.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: Mitchelland Webb

: The Archers

Mike sees the other half live at Ambridge Hall. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with news of the Booker Prize shortlist and an interview with songwriter and novelist Nick Cave.


Presenter: John Wilson
Guest: Nick Cave
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Au Pairs

2/5. Alvy and Dorika have a night off. And that's just their first mistake. By David and Caroline Stafford.
For cast and details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Caroline Stafford.

: Top Dogs: Britain's New SupremeCourt

From October 2009, the UK Supreme Court replaces the House of Lords as the highest court for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and - in civil matters - Scotland. Yet hardly anyone knows who its justices are, why the reform has been made and how it will change our lives. Joshua Rozenberg goes behind the scenes to find out. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Joshua Rozenberg
Producer: Simon Coates

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information for the blind and partially sighted. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

8/10. Mark Porter discovers how timely intervention can help reduce problems caused by brain damage. Producer Paula McGrath Rptd tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath Rptd

: The House I Grew Up In

Rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Love and Summer

7/10. The dog days of August and Florian realises there is less time left than he had imagined. By William Trevor. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William Trevor.

: Heresy

6/8. The Rev Richard Coles , journalist Matthew Norman and comedian Mark Steel debate the veracity of received wisdom. Presented by Victoria Coren. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Matthew Norman
Unknown: Mark Steel
Presented By: Victoria Coren.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Hollow Men

6/6. 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: William Golding: the Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies

2/5. By John Carey. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: John Carey

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