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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Vishvapam.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.

: The Choice

6/8. Michael Buerk talks to Cathy O'Dowd about the choice she had to make when she came across a dying climber on Mount Everest. Producer Dawn Bryan Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Cathy O'Dowd

: Pilots That Never Flew

1/3. For every successful TV or radio show there are ideas that never make it. Paul Roseby talks to Alistair McGowan , Bea Holland and Samantha Sanns - three comedy performers at very different points in their careers - about the pilots that never got off the ground. Producer David Roper


Talks: Paul Roseby
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Bea Holland
Unknown: Samantha Sanns
Producer: David Roper

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

2/5. Family Favourites. Deference, respectability, conformity, restraint and trust: the core values of family and society begin to fray at the edges. By David Kynaston. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.3Uam


Unknown: David Kynaston.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Nicholas Bundock. Who Would
True Valour See (Monks Gate). Romans 13, vvl-5. The God of Wisdom (Gibbons).
The Kingdom Is upon You ( Wolvercote).


Unknown: Nicholas Bundock.

: 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: Restitching the City

Rosie Goldsmith looks at how Berlin's infrastructure was rebuilt after the fall of the Wall, searching out the men and women involved in reunifying the city below street level, and examining how the transport, phone, water and electricity systems were reconnnected. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Fallout from the Shore

Libby Purves discovers how Nevil Shute clashed with film director Stanley Kramer over the adaptation of his novel On the Beach.
She meets Shute's daughter to hear how the conflict affected her father, and Kramer's widow tells of the difficulty her husband met in getting the film made. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Nevil Shute
Director: Stanley Kramer
Producer: Paula McGinley

: 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 Nightingale of the Nile

Songwriter and world music expert
Justin Adams travels to Cairo, where he grew up, to explore the life of Umm Kulthum , whose voice and skilful handling of the media made her one of the most prominent celebrities of the Arab world in the 1940s and 1950s
Producer Russell Finch Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Justin Adams
Unknown: Umm Kulthum
Producer: Russell Finch

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cobwebs

Greg is just getting his life back together after the death of his wife. But then his house is broken into when he's asleep. Nothing is taken, but it destroys Greg's mental equilibrium and his peace of mind. A psychological drama about grief by David Hodgson.
Producer Gary Brown


Unknown: David Hodgson.
Producer: Gary Brown
Greg: Kevin Doyle
Cathy: Fiona Clarke
Louise: Helen Longworth
jenny: Beth Palmer
PC Morgan: Roy Carruthers
Denny: Mark Winstanley

: Home Planet

New series. 1/8. Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the environment. Address: [Address removed] Email: [web address removed] Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Richard Daniel
Producer: Toby Murcott

: An Important Passenger

1/3. Miss Pearman Takes the Tram.
Artemis Pearman is a spinster of a certain age with a fondness for detective stories. Setting off on a weekend to Paris, reading Murder on the Orient Express, and observing her fellow passengers, she lets her mind wander. Christobel Kent 's story is the first of three celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of Agatha Christie 's Murder on the Orient Express. Read by Anna Massey. Producer David Roper


Unknown: Artemis Pearman
Unknown: Christobel Kent
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Read By: Anna Massey.
Producer: David Roper

: A Very Scottish Homecoming

2/5. Aasmah Mir visits the Open golf championship to discover whether the sport invented by Scots is still a valid theme for celebration. For details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

2/9. Michael Rosen investigates coded language. Producer Beatrice Fenton


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: A Good Read

8/9. Poet Kate Clanchy and the director of the Natural History Museum Michael Dixon join Sue MacGregor to discuss their favourite paperbacks. Among the works selected is the novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Kate Clanchy
Unknown: Michael Dixon
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Alexander Dubcek makes his first public appearance in Prague for 21 years. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Alexander Dubcek

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Jo Caulf ield Won't Shut Up

3/4. Jo Caulfield fails to shut up about
Scotland in general, Scotsmen in particular, and a little teashop in Dundee. With Zoe Lyons , Nick Revell and Paul Sneddon. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Zoe Lyons
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Paul Sneddon.
Written By: Jo Caulfield
Written By: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Ian gets an exercise in diplomacy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the shortlists for this year's Costa Book Awards.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Our Mutual Friend

12/20. Rogue Riderhood comes face to face with fate on a dark night. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: File on 4

8/10. With around 8,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the UK, hospitals have begun to consider using the elderly, smokers, cancer sufferers and drug abusers as donors. Gerry Northam investigates the dilemmas this choice poses for doctors, and assesses the risks to transplant patients.
Producer Paul Grant Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Paul Grant

: In Touch

With Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

4/8. Allowing adopted children access to their birth parents is the norm, but some think that when maltreatment is involved, contact causes long-term psychological harm. Claudia Hammond hears why.
Producer Fiona Hill Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Fiona Hill

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Notwithstanding:Stories from an English Village

2/5. The Auspicious Meeting. A chance meeting brings together two keen but lonely musicians. By Louis de Bemieres. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Louis de Bemieres.

: Vent

New series. 1/6. Ladies and Gentlemen: We Are Floating in Space. Ben makes the ambulance journey back home to begin life in a wheelchair. On the way he remembers an argument about cheesecake, invents a panel game and meets Buzz Aldrin. By Nigel Smith.
Producer Gareth Edwards ; Director Nigel Smith


Unknown: Nigel Smith.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Director: Nigel Smith
Ben: Neil Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Nurse: Jo Martin
Derek: Stephen Frost
Marley: Spencer Brown
Chairman: Robert Webb
Buzz Aldrin: Peter Banks
Announcer: Bruce Alexander
Bea: Scarlett Milburn-Smith

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

2/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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