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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Philip Robinson.


Unknown: Philip Robinson.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends with Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Justin Webb.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
AS Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

Diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze . Dear Lord, Where Are the Signs of Hope (Hill). Romans 14, vv13-21. When I Needed a Neighbour (Carter, arr Rose). There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Corvedale). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Graham Eccies.


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Graham Eccies.

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

3/5. Having set up his restaurant, Floyd's, in Bristol, Keith Floyd agrees to film a cookery slot for a local television show. Read by Michael Cochrane. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Read By: Michael Cochrane.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Our Mutual Friend

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

: The Herschel Space Telescope

RT CHOICE 1/2. Professor Matt Griffin of Cardiff
- University and his team are preparing a rocket to launch the biggest telescope ever sent into space. Jonathan Amos joins the engineers and astronomers as they get ready for lift-off. Producer Gareth Nelson Davies


Unknown: Professor Matt Griffin
Unknown: Jonathan Amos
Producer: Gareth Nelson Davies

: Hut 33

6/6. Entente Cordiale. French Resistance operative Marie-Anne is looking for resourceful and brave men to help her on an intelligence mission in France. Instead she meets the members of Hut 33. Sitcom by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Charles: Robert Bathurst
Archie: Tom Goodman-Hill
Minka: Olivia Colman
Joshua: Alex MacQueen
Mrs Best: Lill Roughley
Gordon: Fergus Craig
Marie-Anne: Tessa Nicholson

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs presented by Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

Analysis of current affairs reports presented by Martha Kearney


Presenter: Martha Kearney

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms.


Presenter: Steve Hewlett
Producer: Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Loop

Struggling with his first radio play, writer Nick Perry finds himself talking on the phone to a stranger - in New York in 1959 - who is also struggling to write the first episodes of a new TV series called The Twilight Zone. Nick Perry's gentle thriller plays with the possibilities offered by a hotline between 2009 and 50 years earlier.


Writer: Nick Perry
Producer/Director: Toby Swift
Nick Perry: Ivan Kaye
Jim Giller: Edward Hogg
Old man: Peter Marinker
Dolores: Emerald O'Hanrahan
Policeman: Rhys Jennings
Nick's wife: Melissa Advani

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Diane Richardson
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Scottish Shorts

2/3. Fifty-One. Clare Yuille reads Tat
Usher's short story. A teenage swimmer trains every evening until a familiar face puts her Off. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Clare Yuille

: The Garden

3/5. In summer the garden is alive with insects. Narrated by Peter France. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter France.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor presents the third of a three-part special about white-collar crime. With the help of the latest sociological research and testimonies from professionals, he investigates the influence of cultural factors that may motivate people to commit unlawful acts, and the reasons why these offences often go unpunished by the law.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Bulgaria witnesses its biggest demonstrations in 40 years, European leaders discuss the reshaping of Europe and rumours spread in Prague that police have killed a Czech Student. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

New series. 1/6. The comedian presents another series of sketches, character comedy, and one-liners, aided by the voices of Ben Moor, Rosie Cavaliero and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Mike and Vicky get some retail therapy. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including a report on a newly published novel by the late
Vladimir Nabokov, left unfinished when he died in 1977.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Our Mutual Friend

8/20. By Charles Dickens. Wegg comes to an agreement with Venus, and Bradley tries to do the same with Eugene Wrayburn.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Eugene Wrayburn.

: The Moral Maze

6/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which Claire Fox , Melanie Phillips , Matthew Taylor and Michael Portillo cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pequm Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Phil Pequm

: The Cases That Changed Our World

3/4. In 1934, farm labourer
Reginald Woolmington shot his wife dead with a sawn-off shotgun. His defence in court against the charge of murder hinged on whether he had intended to kill. Clive Coleman recounts the story of a case that eventually reinforced the presumption of innocence for all defendants. Producer Polly Hope Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Reginald Woolmington
Unknown: Clive Coleman

: The Eureka Years

1/4. 1650. Adam Hart-Davis tells the stories behind extraordinary years in the history of science. In 1650 the first coffee house opened in Oxford, ushering in a cafe society that was fuelled by coffee and powered the Age of Reason. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

8/10. As war rages in Europe, a letter from Hana brings news of what has happened to the Glass Room. Read by Greta Scacchi. For details see Monday


Read By: Greta Scacchi.

: The Ladies

1/4. Pippa tries to work out why she is dating a manic depressive. Comedy set in a ladies' toilet, written by and starring Emily Watson Howes, with Kate Donmall , Suzanne Hislop and Fran Moulds . Producer Mark Talbot


Unknown: Emily Watson
Unknown: Kate Donmall
Unknown: Suzanne Hislop
Unknown: Fran Moulds
Producer: Mark Talbot

: All Bar Luke

1/6. ThePranq. Luke crashes his car and meets the perfect bystander, after his brother delivers some shattering news.
Poignant romantic comedy from Tim Key , offering a glimpse into the disastrous social life Of Luke Walsall. Producer Seb Barwell


Unknown: Tim Key
Producer: Seb Barwell

: Today in Parliament

Report on the planned legislation outlined in the Queen's Speech. With Robert Orchard.

: News

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