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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With James Naughtie and Justin Webb.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Canon Giles Fraser.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Canon Giles Fraser.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr talks about the art of the curator with Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist; terrorism with Audrey Kurth Cronin, Professor at the US National War College; and Jewish history with Shlomo Sand, Professor of history at Tel Aviv University. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Hans Ulrich
Guest: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Guest: Shlomo Sand
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Bert Tosh from St Martin's Church, Belfast. Psalm 78, vv 1-8.


Unknown: Bert Tosh

: Book of the Week:

The Magnetic North
1/5. The Arctic Defined. Adjoa Andoh reads the book by Sara Wheeler in which she journeys to the collar of lands round the Arctic Ocean. Having considered what the Arctic means to the rest of the world, she begins her travels in the semi-inhabited fringes of Asian Russia, nine time zones from Moscow. Abridged by Elizabeth Reeder. Producer Eilidh McCreadie Repeated at 12.30am


Book By: Sara Wheeler
Abridged By: Elizabeth Reeder.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Our Mutual Friend

- The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Radio features: pages 116-117

: Calling Time on Student Bars

Alcohol sales in student unions have halved in the past decade. Some bars have closed, others have downsized. Comedian Ed Byrne visits Glasgow to find out whether the student union bar has had its day.


Presenter: Ed Byrne
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: Beauty of Britain

6/6. Beauty and the Beast. Beauty is looking after the elderly Mr Easterby , who is behaving like a lovesick teenager. Comedy by Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Mr Easterby
Comedy By: Christopher Douglas
Comedy By: Nicola Sanderson.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Beauty: Jocelyn Jeeesien
Sally: Felicity Montagu
Karen/Girtonstretcher: Nicola Sanderson
MrsGupte: Indira Joshi
Anil: Paul Sharma
Mr Easterby: Leslie Phillips
Mrs Mason: Liz Baser
Kewin/Cab man/Steve: Christophef Douglas

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Brain of Britain

5/17. Russell Davies hosts the fifth heat of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Gilda and HerDaughters

A comic story about a mother and her three daughters who gather at their family home after the death of the father. Carine Adler 's comedy drama about sibling rivalry, maternal love and the elusiveness of truth.
Trumpet played by Jamie Prophet Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Carine Adler
Played By: Jamie Prophet
Gilda: Sian Thomas
Amy: Pippa Haywood
Natalie: Kathryn Hunt
Clarissa: Claire Bleasdale
Therapist/Frank: Jonathan Keeble

: Archive on 4: This Is the Army,Mr Jones

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: Whatever Happened to the Teapots?

RT CHOICE 1/5. In the 1980s, Roger Law of I Spitting Image fame went to
Stoke-on-Trent to get some character teapots made in the likeness of Margaret Thatcher. They were a huge hit. Thirty years later, Roger returns to the Potteries of Stoke to meet up with the people who helped him get a handle on Mrs T. producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Roger Law
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Click On

6/6. Simon Cox visits Arnisdale in the Scottish Highlands to discover why this rural community is not willing to wait on the telecoms industry and is building its own high-speed broadband network. Producer Peter McManus


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Peter McManus

: 1989: Day-by-Day

East Berlin's party chief declares all citizens can leave immediately. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair.

: The Unbelievable Truth

6/6. David Mitchell is joined by Arthur Smith , Phill Jupitus , Tony Hawks and Graeme Garden , who are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Matt gets a tough ultimatum.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson, who hears a review of Ang Lee's film Taking Woodstock.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Our Mutual Friend

1/20. Charles Dickens 's last completed novel. A father and daughter are on the Thames at night. Tied to their boat is a lifeless shape bobbing in the water. Dramatised by Mike Walker.
Other roles played by Janice Acquah and Paul Rider
Music by Roger Goula ; Directors Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from 10.45am Radio features: pages 116-117


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Played By: Janice Acquah
Played By: Paul Rider
Music By: Roger Goula
Directors: Jessica Dromgoole
Directors: Jeremy Mortimer
Charles Dickens: Alex Jennings
Bella: Daisy Haggard
Lizzie: Liny Watts
John: Carl Prekopp
Eugene: Patrick Kennedy
Mortimer: Matt Addis
Nicodemus: Jason Watkins
Mrs Boffin: Pauline Quirke
PaWilfer: Philip Fox
Ma Wilfer: Annabelle Dowler
Charlie: Adam Arnold
Gaffer: Malcolm Tierney
Silas: Lee Ross
Aenus: Stephen Hogan
Rogue: Jamie Foreman

: Child of the State

Poet Lemn Sissay was in children's homes in Lancashire from the ages of 11 to 17 - growing up as a child of the state. Here, he tracks down the people, including staff, social workers and old friends, who remember him so that he can fill in the gaps in his memory. Producer jo Wheeler


Unknown: Lemn Sissay

: Analysis

8/9. Death to the Deficit! in the face of a growing deficit, Frances Cairncross explores the UK's options and asks whether the forthcoming cuts in public service spending could be an opportunity rather than a disaster. Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: Aping Evolution

2/2. Steve Jones , professor of genetics, challenges the controversial science of evolutionary psychology. Can Stone Age man's behaviour explain modern social problems? Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

1/10. Greta Scacchi reads Simon Mawer 's novel about modernism, architecture and 20th-century Europe. At the beginning of the 1930s, Viktor and Liesel Landauer are honeymooning in Venice. Soon, they will return to newly created Czechoslovakia, where they will build an extraordinary family home. Abridged by Jeremy Osborne. Producer Rosalynd Ward


Unknown: Greta Scacchi
Unknown: Simon Mawer
Unknown: Liesel Landauer
Abridged By: Jeremy Osborne.
Producer: Rosalynd Ward

: With Great Pleasure

9/10. Comedian Robert Webb presents a selection of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose, including the first piece of writing to make him laugh and a poem that captures his feelings about being a father. The readers are Abigail Burdess and Jonathan Dryden Taylor. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Abigail Burdess
Unknown: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: TheMagnetic North

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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