The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Margaret Martyn.
with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tony Burnham.
An all-star cast read T S Eliot's 15 poems about an assortment of lovable and not so lovable cats over the next four days. 1: The Naming of Cats, The Old Gumbie Cat, Growltiger's Last Stand and The Rum Turn Tugger.
Today's readers are Alec McCowen , Anna Massey , Roger Daltrey and Richard Briers. Producer Glyn Dearman
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Talk to James Cox and his guest on an issue of the moment.
Producer James Herbert. LINES OPEN from 8.00am
A glorious company we sing (Gordon); Luke 24, w 15-24. An upper room (0 Waly, Waly); Go forth and tell (Yanworth). Director of Music Gordon Stewart.
The end of the A34 is in sight for Martin Wainwright as he chugs through Berkshire and Hampshire in his Reliant Kitten. This week, he explores this land of old money and equally old retainers and claims his Wayfarers' Dole in the promised land of Winchester. Producer Wendy Pilmer
with Brian Patten. Producer Viv Beeby
Introduced by Jenny Murray.
Serial: G Isfor Gumshoe by Sue Grafton. Buffy Davis reads the first of 12 episodes. "My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator, licensed by the state of California." Abridged by Meg Clarke
In the last of the series, Professor Anthony Clare takes a look at psychological exhibitionism: why are so many people prepared to reveal all on chat shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Kilroy and In the Psychiatrist's Chair?
Producer Lisa Shaw
In the last of the series, Nigel Rees discusses quotations and anecdotes with Paula Gosling , Prof Richard L Gregory , Bryan Magee and Ludovic Kennedy. Quotations are read by Patricia Hughes. Producer Kathy Smith
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by Phil Willmott.
What do you do if you're a 17-year-old boy growing up in south London and the best thing in your life is the love you have for another man? This love story follows Joe through the months leading up to the protest by the gay action group OutRage on 7 May this year.
Director Lucy Hackney
In the first in a new series, Tim Rice reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.
Producer Ray Abbott
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Gill Pyrah reads the Orange Tree by Carlos Fuentes and tackles this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised rpt at 9.30pm)
by D H Lawrence.
A grown-up family in a small mining town have never been able to escape the brutal influence of their father. Will the birth of a child bring a ray of light into their world? Read by Peter Meakin. Producer Rosemary Watts
Another chance to hear the five-part dramatisation of Peter Lovesey 's Golden Dagger Award-winning comedy-thriller set in 1920. With Ronald Pickup as Walter, Fiona Fullerton as Lydia, and Oona Beeson as Alma.
Dentist Walter Baranov is reluctant to accompany Lydia, his wealthy actress wife, to Hollywood, especially now that Alma has come into his life.
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews Director Matthew Walters
The programme which investigates major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Mark Halliley. Producer David Ross
Genetics or the Cosmos? Neandertals or dinosaurs? Peter Evans looks at the winners of this year's Rhone-Poulenc prizes for science books.
Juliet Alexander focuses on issues which relate to the lives of black and Asian people in Britain and connects with the diaspora in other countries. Producer Constance St Louis
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Tony Barringer. Producer Dave Harvey
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(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)
Second part of Sebastian Faulks 's novel.
Joanna Coles explores the week's events in the media.
Rory Maclean explores the journey behind the travel. One eighth of the world's population is on the move every day, and each traveller has a story to tell. Producer Mary Price