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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Philip Robinson.


Unknown: Philip Robinson.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith , Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Canon Dr Alan Billings.

: Start the Week

Tom Sutcliffe talks to musician Nitin Sawhney , director Stephen Poliakoff and historian Harriet Ritvo.
Producer Eleanor Garland Shortened repeat at 9.30pm Stephen Poliakoff 's point of view: page 12


Talks: Tom Sutcliffe
Musician: Nitin Sawhney
Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Unknown: Harriet Ritvo.
Producer: Eleanor Garland
Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff

: Book of the Week: Stirred but Not Shaken: the Autobiography

115. Celebrity chef Keith Floyd 's I autobiography, written with James Steen , is read by Michael Cochrane. With his trademark bow tie and a glass of wine in hand, Floyd, who died in September, led the field in filming cookery programmes on location. Abridged by Libby Spurrier. Producer Joanna Green Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: James Steen
Read By: Michael Cochrane.
Abridged By: Libby Spurrier.
Producer: Joanna Green Rptd

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings. 0 Lord of Every Shining Constellation (Highwood). Genesis 1. W26-31. Achieved Is the Glorious Work (Haydn). Praise and Thanksgiving (Bunessan). With Manchester Baroque. Director of music
Christopher Stokes. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: 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

: The Probate Game

There is a lucrative industry around intestate property, with solicitors and genealogists trying to establish who should inherit the estates of those who die without making a will. Jolyon Jenkins investigates. Producer Rachael Kiddey


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Rachael Kiddey

: Tickets Please

New series. 1/4. Mark Maier 's comedy about the emotional lives of a group of staff and passengers on a train journey from
London to Exeter. Ticket inspector Robin is oblivious to trolley attendant Carol's flirtations, but has a doomed attraction to restaurant car chef Nadine.
Other parts played by Joseph Cohen-Cole and Philip Fox Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Mark Maier
Played By: Joseph Cohen-Cole
Played By: Philip Fox
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Robin: Jeremy Swift
Nadine: Alex Kelly
Peter: Malcolm Tierney
Carol: Tessa Nicholson
Carl: Nicholas Boulton
Diana: Melissa Advani
Linda: Kate Layden
Keith: Stephen Hooan

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Presenter: Julian Worricker

: The World at One

News and analysis with Edward Stourton.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Brain of Britain

6/17. Russell Davies presents heat six of the general knowledge quiz as four contestants from the north of England compete. producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Forty Three, Fifty Nine - Wake

Comedy by Katie Hims. Jess and her mother are on a quest to bid farewell to the past and start afresh - armed with a disguise, a cover story and a change of name.
Producer John Dryden ; Director Toby Swift


Comedy By: Katie Hims.
Producer: John Dryden
Director: Toby Swift
jess: Claire Rushbrook
Avril: Rachel Davies
joe: John Lightbody
Shane: Tom Meredith
Tara: Emily Beecham
Fiona: Kate Fitzgerald
Taxi driver: David Webber

: Archive on 4: Radio Hollywood

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 8pm

: The Garden

RT CHOICE 1/5. Peter France narrates the story of a fictional Oxfordshire garden set against a backdrop of sounds specially recorded by Chris Watson. Throughout winter, robins have had the area to themselves, but now in early spring, they are joined by wrens, blackbirds and great tits. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Chris Watson.

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Debating Animals

1/2. Rod Liddle looks at our differing responses to related animal species and tries to establish what those responses tell us about ourselves. He begins with otters and mink: one, a beloved emblem of rural Britain, the other, a voracious invader.
David Attenborough and ecologist Johnny Birks are among those helping Rod separate fact from fiction. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Rod Liddle
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Johnny Birks
Producer: Tom Alban

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Foreign secretary Douglas Hurd crosses the Berlin Wall and South Africa's president announces that its beaches are to be opened to all races. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Douglas Hurd

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

New series. 1/6. Jack Dee chairs the antidote to panel games from London's Old Vic Theatre , with panellists Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and guest Rob Brydon. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Rptd on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Vic Theatre
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Rob Brydon.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith Rptd

: The Archers

Helen gets a baptism of fire at Casa Nueva. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including the verdict on the film Glorious 39, written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, and set on the eve of the Second World War.
Stephen Pollakoff 's point of view: page 12


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Our Mutual Friend

6/20. By Charles Dickens , adapted by Mike Walker. Bella Wilfer confides in her father.
Music by Roger Goula ; Directors Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Mike Walker.
Adapted By: Bella Wilfer
Music By: Roger Goula
Directors: Jessica Dromgoole
Directors: Jeremy Mortimer
Charles Dickens: Alex Jennings
Bella: Daisy Haggard
Lizzie: Lizzy Watts
John: Carl Prekopp
Eugene: Patrick Kennedy
Mortimer: Matt Addis
Betty: Lynn Farleigh
Sloppy: Benjamin Askew
Mrs Boffin: Pauline Quirke
Pa Wilfer: Philip Fox
Pleasant: Annabelle Dowler
Charlie: Adam Arnold
Bradley: Nell Stuke
Silas: Lee Ross
Venus: Stephen Hogan
Jenny: Nicola Miles Wlldin
Rogue: Jamie Foreman
Jennys father: Paul Rider
Radford: Jonathan Tafler

: Document

New series. 1/3. Mike Thompson looks at evidence that shows how British intelligence bases in North Africa used brainwashing techniques on prisoners in the Second World War-and that prime minister Harold Macmillan misled Parliament in 1960 when he denied that this had happened. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Mike Thompson
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Analysis

9/9. Divorcing Europe. Chris Bowlby considers the possible consequences of Britain opting to leave the European Union, posing challenging pros and cons to those on both sides of the debate.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Frontiers

New series. 1/6. Sue Broom visits the UK's first specialist placenta clinic to discover how scientists are trying to prevent premature birth and miscarriage. Producer Paula McGrath


Producer: Paula McGrath

: Start the Week

Shortened rpt from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

6/10. By Simon Mawer. German troops are advancing across Europe. How long can the Landauers, and their new nanny Kata, stay in what is left of Czechoslovakia? Read by Greta Scacchi. Abridged by Jeremy Osborne. Producer Rosalynd Ward


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

: With Great Pleasure

10/10. Honor Blackman presents a selection of prose and poetry that has inspired her acting career. The readers are Eleanor David , Nickolas Grace and Honor herself. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Eleanor David
Unknown: Nickolas Grace
Producer: Christine Hall

: Happy Feet

An Australian tap dancer investigates the history of her dance Steps. Producer Rachael Kiddey


Producer: Rachael Kiddey

: News

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