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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Indarjit Singh , editor of the Sikh Messenger.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh

: Midweek

Libby Purves talks to guests including athlete Roger Black. Producer Ronni Davis
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Libby Purves
Unknown: Roger Black.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Serial: Amazonians

3: Lesley Downer - Hard Currency For details see Monday


Unknown: Lesley Downer

: Daily Service

Hark, What a Sound (Highwood); 2 Corinthians 3, w4-ll; Sing We
Merrily (Campbell); Fill Thou My Life, 0 My God (Richmond). Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Postcards: Basic Magic. Part 3. Postcards repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Messages to Myself

The fourth of five programmes bringing alive the personal diaries of ordinary people. John Cockhill's diary is a striking portrait of the experiences of a young man in the Second World War. Extracts read by Christian Rodska.
Producers Susan Breen and Martin Weitz


Read By: Christian Rodska.
Producers: Susan Breen
Producers: Martin Weitz

: The Radio Detectives

Five programmes about popular radio detectives. 3: Sexton Blake , the Other Baker Street Detective. Blake was an instant hit when he was made resident of Baker Street in the very month
Sherlock Holmes was "killed off". His career, like that of his faithful assistant, Tinker, spans 100 years. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Sexton Blake
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: Jon Rolph

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Guess What?

Barry Took presents a revised version of the popular radio parlour game Twenty Questions. Regular team member Geoffrey Durham is joined by Frances Edmonds and Nigel Dempster. Written by Michael Dines. Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Nigel Dempster.
Written By: Michael Dines.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cinderella D-Day

Samantha Bond stars as Alice Todd in Julia Stoneham 's three-part series. continuing the story of a group of Land Army girls during the Second World War. Part 2. with Elaine Claxton , Becky Hindley , Deborah McAndrew , Tilly Vosburgh , Rachel Lewis. Cathy Murphy , Bill Wallis , loan Meredith.
Sam Collings , David Jarvis , Dominic Taylor , Tessa Worsley , Janet Maw , Elaine Pyke and Joanna Monro. Producer Tracey Neale Repeat


Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Alice Todd
Unknown: Julia Stoneham
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Deborah McAndrew
Unknown: Tilly Vosburgh
Unknown: Rachel Lewis.
Unknown: Cathy Murphy
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sam Collings
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Dominic Taylor
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Elaine Pyke
Unknown: Joanna Monro.
Producer: Tracey Neale
Rose: June Barrie
Georgina: Louise Lombard
Christopher: Adrian Lukis

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team is grilled by members of the All-party Gardening Club at the Palace of Westminster.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm

: The Things We Do

3: Yes, I Do Come Here Often... A study in flirting.
For details see Monday

: Scenes from Childhood

By David Benedictus , read by Emma Fielding. When Deborah makes her recital debut, her sister Cecile is asked to turn the pages of the score - but she believes she should be the star. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Unknown: David Benedictus
Read By: Emma Fielding.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Case Notes

With Graham Easton.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton.

: Thinking Allowed

Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Alan Davies Show

Alan Davies stars in his own six-part sitcom. Alan Francis and Ronnie Ancona play his long-suffering friends. Part 3. Written by Alan Davies. Tony Roche and Ben Silbum. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Written By: Alan Davies.
Written By: Tony Roche
Written By: Ben Silbum.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Bert takes charge.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock charts the life and work of Dame Ninette de Valois, the founder of the Royal Ballet, who celebrates her 100th birthday on Saturday. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Alison Perks

: Postcards: Basic Magic

By John Peacock. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: John Peacock.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and his team of regulars cross-examine "witnesses" about their views on the moral questions behind one of the week's headlines. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: American Voices

The Bridge and Tunnel Syndrome Patricia Duarte is the last of four
American writers who reflect on the special flavour of their patch of country. Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Patricia Duarte

: Costing the Earth

Most people think that global warming is due to the weather, but it is actually the oceans that hold the key to changes in our environment. Computer modelling has been used to investigate the past, monitor the present and predict future changes in our oceans. This programme looks at the science behind the models, how they work and who uses them. Presented by Guy Linley Adams. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Guy Linley Adams.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Midweek

Revised repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Quest of the Holy Grail

Read by Sir Derek Jacobi. Part 8. For details see Monday


Read By: Sir Derek Jacobi.

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events from Sanjeev Bhaskar , Simon Evans and Dave Lamb.
Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: The Cheese Shop Presents ...

The Butter Factor The third of six new programmes from the comedy team of Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. On tonight's show, the Tiny Little Gay Man from New Zealand. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.

: News

: The Late Book: Even the Stars Look Lonesome

3: Godfrey Cambridge and Fame and Poetic Passage
For details see Monday


Unknown: Godfrey Cambridge

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