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: World News

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Russell Stannard.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Russell Stannard.

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: The Pocket

3: The Preacher. Doris Lessing introduces the Book of Ecclesiastes. For details see Monday


Introduces: Doris Lessing

: Daily Service

Great Is the Darkness (Richards);
1 Timothy 2, wl-7; Father, Hear the Prayer We Offer (Sussex); Go Forth into the World in Peace (Rutter). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Drama: The Jury by Matthew Solon. Part 23 of 25. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: The Loneliness of the Last Lighthouse Keeper

In November, the last manned lighthouse will become fully automated, ending an age-old tradition. Some of the very last lighthouse keepers recount the perils and pleasures of the job during their final tours of duty. Producer Fay Sweet

: Comedy Classic: Up the Garden Path

A six-part radio version of the novel by Sue Limb , starring Imelda Staunton as Izzy. 3: The Ménage with Mike Grady. Sion Probert , Phyllida Nash , kerry Ann White , Sarah Doyle , Sam Smart. Mark Monero and members of the Anna Scher Theatre
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Repeat


Novel By: Sue Limb
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Mike Grady.
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Phyllida Nash
Unknown: Ann White
Unknown: Sarah Doyle
Unknown: Sam Smart.
Unknown: Mark Monero
Unknown: Anna Scher
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Maria: Marty Cruickshank
Michael!!!: Nicholas Le Prevost

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Inspiration

For the last time in the series, inventions are subjected to quizzical investigation by Chris Stuart ,
Lewis Wolpert , Adam Hart-Davis and guests. Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans Repeat


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Crispin Belcher
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Boarding House

Written by James Joyce. Dramatised by David Pownall. Mrs Mooney is a butcher's daughter who takes in lodgers out of necessity. Her daughter Polly's pregnancy by one of the better-class lodgers provides a golden opportunity for a woman who knows the price of a pork chop. with Jim Norton , Mark Lambert , Stephen Hogan , Hillary Reynolds and TP McKenna Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Written By: James Joyce.
Dramatised By: David Pownall.
Dramatised By: Mrs Mooney
Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: Mark Lambert
Unknown: Stephen Hogan
Unknown: Hillary Reynolds
Unknown: TP McKenna
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Doran: Dermot Crowley
Mrs Mooney: Doreen Keogh
Polly Mooney: Angeline Ball

: Gardeners' Question Time

With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Spots in History

3: The Pharaoh's Freckle. In the fashion-conscious world of ancient
Egypt, having a freckle could be a disaster. With Dr Salima Ikram.


Unknown: Dr Salima Ikram.

: Grace

Part 2.
For details see yesterday

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare presents the series on matters psychological and psychiatric.
Producer Bruce Whitney Low


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

: Rainer Hersch's All Classical Music Explained

With the help of Richard Thomas and guests, Rainer Hersch reveals why organ music is so boring and how to clap in the wrong places at concerts and look like you did it on purpose. 1: Opera, with Marilyn Hill-Smith ,
Lore Lixenberg and Patrick McCarthy. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Marilyn Hill-Smith
Unknown: Patrick McCarthy.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Has Janet been recycling? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Jury

By Matthew Solon. Part 23 of 25. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and his team cross-examine guests on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: Colloquies: Four Talks by Thomas Lynch

1: The British Way of Death Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm

: Evolution after Darwin

The Monkey Puzzle. In the first of a new series, John Gribbin looks at new molecular evidence which suggests that, far from man's being descended from the apes, it might be the other way round. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: John Gribbin
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Araby

Written by James Joyce. Read by Gabriel Byrne. A boy spies on his beautiful young neighbour and determines to buy her a present. Producer Peter Kavanagh


Written By: James Joyce.
Read By: Gabriel Byrne.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Hearing with Hegley

Poet John Hegley entertains, wielding a microphone and a book of verse. With Nigel Piper and the Popticians. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Goldfish Bowl

By Shaun Prendergast. The Grim
Reaper pays a visit to the bowl - could this be the end for Anton and Liam?
Final part. Starring Hamish McColl and Sean Foley of "the Right Size". With Shaun Prendergast and Sarah Parish Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Unknown: Hamish McColl
Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Director: Sally Avens

: King Stupid

With William Vandyck. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: William Vandyck.

: A Little Local Difficulty

With Labour MP Karen Buck.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Karen Buck.

: News

: The Late Book: Underworld

By Don DeLillo. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Delillo.

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