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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Philip Robinson.


Unknown: Philip Robinson.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapani.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: 1989: Simpson Returns

2/3. John Simpson returns to Prague to speak to people who lived through the Velvet Revolution and find out how they have fared in the succeeding two decades. With communism now finding renewed support, did the fall of the Wall deliver what they hoped for their country? Producer John Murphy Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: John Murphy

: Parting Shots

5/5. Plumbing the Leaks. In 2006 the outgoing ambassador to Italy, Sir Ivor Roberts, made a valedictory report so outspoken that the Foreign Office was forced to abandon the practice of allowing retiring diplomats to speak their mind. Matthew Parris marks the passing of the tradition in conversation with Roberts and others, looking at the dispatches that caused embarrassment.


Unknown: Sir Ivor Roberts
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Andrew Bryson

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Turn Back, u
Man (Old 124th). Joshua 23, vv6-13. The Lord Hath Been Mindful of Us (SS Wesley). All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

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

2/5. After a short-lived career in journalism and a stint in the army, Keith Floyd decides to become a full-time cook. His autobiography is read by Michael Cochrane. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Read By: Michael Cochrane.

: 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

: 1989: A German Story

3/3. Westernising East Berlin. Radio feature maker Jens Jarisch returns to five places in former East Berlin that he visited for the first time after the Wall fell in 1989. Some have changed and some have not. producer Jens jansch


Unknown: Jens Jarisch
Producer: Jens Jansch

: Gurinder, the Movie

On the set of her new film, director Gurinder Chadha talks about her life and career, and explains how her Asian-British culture has informed her films such as Bend It like Beckham. Producer Susan Marling


Talks: Gurinder Chadha
Producer: Susan Marling

: 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 Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: The Inner World of Music

Pianist Derek Paravicini is a musical savant - he possesses extraordinary musical gifts and has wowed audiences for 30 years, playing music in all styles. Yet he was born blind and with learning difficulties. Composer Matthew King learns about savant syndrome from experts who think that
Paravicini holds the key to understanding how humans make sense of music.
Producer Steven Rajam Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Pianist: Derek Paravicini
Unknown: Matthew King
Producer: Steven Rajam

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Secret Place

Andy and Safi's wedding is unusual: they won't even be sharing their marriage bed tonight because Andy is serving a life sentence for murder. By Clare Bayley.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Clare Bayley.
Director: Claire Grove
Andy: Paul Hilton
Sari: Helen Longworth
Leyla: Tracey Wilkinson
Patrick: Rod Arthur

: Making History

7/7. Vanessa Collingridge and the team research listeners' historical questions. ADDRESS: [address removed] EMAIL: [web address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presenter: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Scottish Shorts

1/3. One of Us. Football comes to the rescue of a young lad adrift in a new place. Simon Tait reads Julia Butler 's short story. producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Simon Tait
Unknown: Julia Butler
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: The Garden

2/5. it's spring now and swallows are returning to the fictional garden. Narrated by Peter France. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Peter France.

: Word of Mouth

New series. 1/9. David Edgar and Michael Rosen explore the language of communism and how the countries of the Eastern Bloc shed years of ideological euphemism after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Anne McElvoy shares her experiences with language in East Germany and Zoran Milutinovic examines how Serbo-Croat has changed since the break-up of Yugoslavia. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeated on Monday at llpm


Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Unknown: Zoran Milutinovic
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: A Good Read

7/9. Sue MacGregor is joined by Erica Wagner , literary editor at The Times, and her writer husband Francis Gilbert to discuss their favourite paperbacks, including American sci-fi writer Ursula K Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Erica Wagner
Unknown: Francis Gilbert
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 1989: Day-by-Day

A Labour peer declares the chances of catching Aids through heterosexual relations are statistically invisible and police in Prague beat protesters calling for reforms. For details see Sat

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Jo Caulfield Won't Shut Up

2/4. The waspish stand-up is joined by Zoe Lyons , Nick Revell and Simon Greenall to direct her unique brand of populist comedy toward the Daily Express, the Leicester
Herald, cheese-and-onion-flavoured crisps and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Zoe Lyons
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Joe has some kind words for a comrade. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews Alan Bennett, who discusses his new stage play, which centres on an imagined meeting between WH Auden and Benjamin Britten.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Alan Bennett
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Our Mutual Friend

7/20. By Charles Dickens. A new life for Lizzie Hexham, a new mentor for Charlie, and new complications.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: File on 4

7/10. As gold prices hit record highs,
Jenny Cuffe reports on illegal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo and investigates what the industry can do to stop gold being used to finance insurrection and terrorism.
Producer Samantha Fenwick Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

3/8. Psychologist Claudia Hammond investigates the workings of the brain, the mind and the wider mental health agenda. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: 1989: Simpson Returns

Rptd from 9am

: The World Tonight

Global news round-up.

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

7/10. By Simon Mawer. During the Landauers' first year in exile, Liesel makes a heartbreaking discovery. Read by Greta Scacchi. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Mawer.
Read By: Greta Scacchi.

: As Told to Craig Brown

5/5. The satirist offers up more comedy, narrated by Juliet Stevenson and Steve Wright , with John Humphrys , Ronni Ancona , Jon Culshaw , Lewis MacLeod , Ewan Bailey and Margaret Cabourn-Smith . Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Steve Wright
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Macavity's Not There: TS Eliot in the 21st Century

Writer and critic Michael Alexander asks what has become of TS Eliot's once-unassailable reputation as the high priest of English literature, as his complete writings are comprehensively edited for the first time. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Michael Alexander
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: News

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