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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Thought for the Day Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Religious service led by the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

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

5/5. His body crippled by the years of on-stage clowning, Grimaldi is forced finally to Pass the baton to his son. Determined to fill the family's pockets, he stages a last farewell on 28 June 1828. Barely able to stand, he staggers on to the stage of a packed Drury Lane Theatre. By Andrew McConnell Stott. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew McConnell Stott.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Writing the Century

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


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Lives In a Landscape

6/6. Alan Dein travels to the Hebridean island of Canna to hear about the survival of a tiny community of 18 souls trying to put down roots. Producer Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: The Richest Man in Britain

6/6. Trillionaire rocker Dave Mabbutt buys some last-minute holiday Euros and promptly brings down the entire international monetary system.


Writer: Nick Hornby
Writer: Giles Smith
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Dave: Mark Williams
Dom: Russell Tovey
Mr Green, the bank manager: Geoff McGivem
Ken, the maintenance man: Phil Cornwell
The Chancellor of the Exchequer: Oriane Messina

: You and Yours

With Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presenter: Peter White
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

New series. 1/6. Politicians, journalists and pressure groups beware! Tim Harford and the team are back surveying the numerical landscape, ready to pounce on rogue polls, bogus statistics and dodgy data.
Producer Richard Knight Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Number Ten

5/5. Immortality at Last. The removal men are in. Adam Armstrong is finally standing down as PM and the Conservative leader, Simon Laity , is moving in at Number Ten. it seems the whole team will be out of a job, but there's a last-minute offer from an unexpected quarter. By Jonathan Myerson.
Reporters played by Scott Cherry and Theo Fraser Producer/Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Adam Armstrong
Leader: Simon Laity
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Played By: Scott Cherry
Played By: Theo Fraser
Director: Clive Brill
Adam: Antony Sher
Monica: Sasha Behar
Polly: Penny Downie
Steve: Stephen Mangan
Simon: Damian Lewis
Bill: Bill Paterson
Dr Crawston: David Shaw Parker
Miss Janey: Charlotte West Oram
Susan, from the FCO: Flora Montgomery
Toby in Number 10: Jo Kloska

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are the panellists for this edition, which comes from Wallasey,
Merseyside. Eric Robson is in the chair. Featuring a look at the restoration of Liverpool's Stanley Park, and the first of Matthew Wilson 's two-part examination of classic garden literature. Including at


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Matthew Wilson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Howard Shannon Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Howard Shannon

: Darwin: My Ancestor

4/4. Concluding her investigations into the life of her great-great-grand father Charles Darwin , the poet Ruth Padel explores his abilities as a writer, which enabled him to explain his complex scientific theories in readable prose. She also looks at his legacy and the power of his books. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Ruth Padel

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have died recently. Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock looks back at Federico Fellini's classic film Eight and a Half, which is the subject of a new musical remake called Nine, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the role made famous by Marcello Mastroianni.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1989: Day-by-Day

The forced repatriation of the Vietnamese Boat people begins. For details see Saturday

: PM

News and analysis with Eddie Mair. Editor Nick Sutton


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin.
Producer Julia McKenzie Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The Now Show Book of WorURecords is available for E13.49 (RRP £14.99) inc pSp. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

Caz finds herself in the presence of a pro.
Writer Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Fiona Kelcher Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/marchers


Unknown: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Fiona Kelcher
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Bert: Eric Allan
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Robert: Graham Hockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Coriander: Alexandra Lilley
Leonie: Jasmine Hyde
Lewis: Robert Lister
Leon: Nicholas Osmond
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including news of major new openings on Broadway.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Writing the Century

5/5. 1963-1966 All My Trials. Amy is living alone in London following the death of her sister. In 1965 she decides to visit an old friend. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the topical debate from
Bracknell, Berkshire, where the panel includes Ben Goldacre and Amanda Platell.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Ben Goldacre
Unknown: Amanda Platell.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: A Point of View

With Clive James.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James.
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Then We Cameto the End

A dysfunctional company of misfits in an advertising agency try to come to terms with the effects of the downturn, as boom turns to bust and the lay-offs begin. Joshua Ferris 's tragicomic novel is dramatised by Jeff Young
With music by Ed Millington ; Producer/Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Joshua Ferris
Dramatised By: Jeff Young
Music By: Ed Millington
Director: Kate McAll
The Voice: James Marsters
Tom: Gregory Itzin
Benny: Stuart Pankin
Benny's dad: Alan Mandell
Karen: Sandra Tsinqloh
Hank: Chuma Gault
Marcia: Sarah Rafferty
Lynn: Susan Sullivan
Chris: Fred Willard
Coordinator: Jeanie Hackett
Carl: Kyle Colerider-Krugh
Marilynn: Shannon Cochrane
Joe: Reed Diamond
Genevieve: Jen Dede

: The World Tonight

Presented by Ritula Shah. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Riceyman Steps

10/10. Henry learns that his wife Violet died shortly after being operated on, and that her undernourished state contributed to her death. The shock galvanises him into a final nocturnal visit to his office where he discovers that Elsie has violated the sanctity of his safe. By Arnold Bennett. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett.

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: ThePantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

5/5. By Andrew McConnell Stott. Rptdfrom9.45am


Unknown: Andrew McConnell Stott.

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