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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby. 7-48 Thought for the Day WithMonaSiddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.

: 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 . Ye Servants of the Lord (Narenza).
Matthew 25, vv1-13. Hark a Herald Voice Is Calling (Merton). White Horse (Kendrick).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Book of the Week:The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

3/5. Grimaldi's performance in the Pantomime Mother Goose makes him a fully fledged superstar of the Georgian stage. Yet, With the dizzying excitement of success comes a resurgence of his old melancholy as he struggles to cope with this unexpected fame. By Andrew McConnell Stott. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew McConnell Stott.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Writing the Century

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

: In Living Memory

2/4. The Mapplethorpe Affair. When a Birmingham art student borrowed a book of photographs from her university library, she sparked a controversy that left the vice-chancellor facing a possible prison sentence. Chris Ledgard examines the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe , and opens the book West Midlands police wanted to burn. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Chris Ledgard
Unknown: Robert Mapplethorpe
Producer: John Byrne

: Ballylenon

3/6. 1959: Vera, who runs the exchange, has "overheard" a telephone conversation suggesting her franchise may be transferred to a new arrival in Ballylenon. Comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Comedy By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Muriel: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera: Stella McCusher
Phonsie: Gerard Murphy
Vivienne: Annie McCartney
Stumpy: Gerard McSorley
Guard Gallagher: Frankie McCafferty

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: The Media Show

Steve Hewlett presents the topical programme about media in all its forms, Producer Sally Spurring

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: One in a Million

Fast-moving crime thriller by Peter Kesterton about guilt, mathematical proof and statistics. Jonathan is a maths lecturer who is arrested for an attempted assault on a young woman. The case against him is overwhelming. Can he use his statistical knowledge to get himself off the hook?
Producer/Director Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Peter Kesterton
Director: Jolyon Jenkins
Jonathan: Andy Morton
Robinson: Christian Rodska
Chloe: Alex Tregear
Mrs Lambert: Pamell Benham
Katrina: Saskia Portway
Forensic scientist: Saskia Portway
Lawyer: Jilly Bond

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: Defining Moments

2/3. The Westlink Upgrade. A young couple begin to realise their relationship has changed: they have fallen in love. Ciaran McMenamin reads Colin Carberry 's story. Producer/Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Ciaran McMenamin
Unknown: Colin Carberry
Director: Gemma McMullan

: Darwin: My Ancestor

3/4. Continuing her investigations into the life of her great-great-grandfather Charles Darwin , the poet Ruth Padel explores how he coped with the losses in his life and how they shaped his view of the world. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Ruth Padel

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to key thinkers as he explores new research on how society works. Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Rptd from yesterday at 9pm

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Mikhail Gorbachev warns the Communist Party it faces the threat of extinction. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Laura Solon: Talking and Not Talking

4/6. Laura Solon's character-driven sketches. Unwelcoming neighbour Annabelle quizzes an unsuspecting soul over his wind-chimes, useless entrepreneur Carole takes another swing at selling her bad ideas, and someone travels back from the very near future to warn a man about his blind date. With Rosie Cavaliero , Ben Moor and Ben Willbond. Producer Colin Anderson
RT DlRECT:Laura Solon Talking and Not Talking series 2 on CD is available for £11.50 (RRP £15.65). Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; others vary) quoting RTD381, or visit bbcshop.com and enter code RTD396 at the checkout


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

: The Archers

Peggy keeps up appearances for Jack. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson, including advice for anyone in search of classical CDs as part of their Christmas Shopping.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Writing the Century

3/5. 1963-1966 All My Trials. Struggling to stay on top of her work at the Crown
Agents Office and find the money to pay for her sister's care in Trinidad, Amy decides to search for a nursing home in London.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

9/9. Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Michael Portillo , Claire Fox , Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik cross-examine expert witnesses on the ethical issues behind the week's news. Producer Phil Pequm Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Phil Pequm

: Political Roots: Labour

2/2. In an illustrated talk, Richard Reeves looks at the intellectual and philosophical roots of the current Labour leadership.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Richard Reeves
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Infinite Monkey Cage

Repeated from Monday at 4.30pm

: Midweek

Shortened repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Riceyman Steps

8/10. Miserly Henry tells Elsie she has been stealing food from him! But then he takes a turn for the worse and the doctor intends to take him to hospital. By Arnold Bennett. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett.

: The Ladies

4/4. Four girls experiment with illegal drugs, with horrendous consequences for one of them. Comedy sketches set in a ladies' public 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: 4/6: The Hen Night

Luke is trapped in the hen party from hell when the love of his life appoints him chief bridesmaid. Another desperate evening in the disastrous social life of Luke
Walsall. Poignant romantic comedy written and performed by Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Writer: Tim Key
Producer: Seb Barwell
Luke Walsall: Tim Key

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, including Gordon Brown 's response to MPs' queries during Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: ThePantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

By Andrew McConnell Stott. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Andrew McConnell Stott.

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