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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: Thought for the Day


: In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg and guest discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Lean Times

Jeremy Cherfas looks at the efforts of pig farmers to support one another and their campaign to save their livelihood. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: Serial: The VanishedWorld

4: Brst Employment. Bates becomes a cub reporter on the local newspaper but discovers that journalism has little to do with becoming a serious writer. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life;
Ephesians 1, w3-12; We Rejoice to
Be God's Chosen; For the Fruits of His Creation. Director of music
Christopher Walker.


Music: Christopher Walker.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Under One Roof by Mike Walker. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mike Walker.

: From Our OwnCorrespondent

The news behind the world headlines.

: Old Dog and the Partridge

A sitcom by award-winning writer Joe Turner.
Jack and Nicola are struggling to re-establish their father-daughter bond. When she breaks his favourite bowl, she worries that she might have broken something else.


Writer: Joe Turner
Producer: Liz Anstee
Jack: Michael Williams
Nicola: Lisa Coleman
[Actor]: Cherry Morris
[Actor]: Simon Greenall
[Actor]: Toby Longworth

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Hidden Treasures

The antiques quiz visits the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Presented by Lars Tharp. With expert help from Hugo Morley-Fletcher and Victoria Leatham.
Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Anne Bristow. Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Albert Museum
Presented By: Lars Tharp.
Unknown: Hugo Morley-Fletcher
Unknown: Victoria Leatham.
Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams
Producers: Anne Bristow.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Head of Medusa

By George Brandt. Benvenuto Cellini 's Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa is one of the masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture. Drawing on Cellini's colourful autobiography, the play reveals the story of its creation. with Nick Moore , Paul B Davies. Sheila Hannon , Andrew Hitton , John Talfer and Professor Marcello Bellini. Director Sara Davies


Unknown: George Brandt.
Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Unknown: Nick Moore
Unknown: Paul B Davies.
Unknown: Sheila Hannon
Unknown: Andrew Hitton
Unknown: John Talfer
Unknown: Professor Marcello Bellini.
Director: Sara Davies
Benvenuto Cellini: Tim Pigott-Smith
Piera: Pamela Miles

: Call You and Yours:[number removed]

Consumer debate on issues affecting our daily lives. With Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The Melting Pot

Tom Jaine travels to Croatia to learn how rural traditions are keeping an ancient cuisine vibrant.
Producer Jessica Mitchell


Unknown: Tom Jaine
Producer: Jessica Mitchell

: This Sceptred Isle

4: Canute and Edmund Ironside For details see Monday Revised repeat


Unknown: Edmund Ironside

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and language. Morsels of Execration. A cornucopia of old
English words and phrases which may be best left forgotten or richly deserve a renaissance. Also a challenge to the assumption that our speech is drifting further into the mid- Atlantic. Producer Jane Ray
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips plays Doctor Dolittle to discover how animals communicate and what they talk to each other about. Producer Bruce Whitney Low
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Worriers

The comedy series about a business set up to ban stress from people's lives by doing the worrying for them. This week, Toby Longworth and Niall Ashdown worry about setting up a business. With Joanna Brookes , Debra Stephenson , Simon Greenall and Lewis MacLeod. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Niall Ashdown
Unknown: Joanna Brookes
Unknown: Debra Stephenson
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

A six-figure sum?
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts programme, including a reassessment of the screen's favourite sharp-talking, soft-hearted tough guy -
Humphrey Bogart , who was born 100 years ago. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Under One Roof

By Mike Walker.
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: Case History

Professor Roy Porter reconsiders the performance of some of the leading political figures of the 20th century by looking at their health. How dangerous was the world when
Reagan and Brezhnev held the reins of power in the 1980s? Producer Ian Bell Repeat


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Political Euro

The European single currency has been launched this week. But it's not just about money. It is a major political step towards European integration. Gordon Brewer assesses the implications.
Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Gordon Brewer
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Testbeds

Plastics for Everything - Including TV Screens. Vanessa Collingridge checks out the technologies that will shape our future.
Producer Roland Pease
E-Mail: [address removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Roland Pease

: In Our Time withMelvyn Bragg

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

By Emile Zola.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Emile Zola.

: World of Pub

Tony Roche 's four-part comedy series returns, with Dodgy Phil and another of his schemes to fill the pub with punters. Special guest Edith Piaf. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Tony Roche
Unknown: Dodgy Phil
Unknown: Edith Piaf.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Experimental Feature:Mercian Hymns

Geoffrey Hill 's epic poem is a hymn celebrating the English Midlands, from King Offa to Spaghetti Junction, adapted for radio by Jonathan Davidson. With Simon Russell-Beale , David Bradley , Sonia Ritter and the children of Counden Primary School, Coventry. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Geoffrey Hill
Unknown: Jonathan Davidson.
Unknown: Simon Russell-Beale
Unknown: David Bradley
Unknown: Sonia Ritter
Producer: Tim Dee

: News

: The LateBook: The Restraint of Beasts

By Magnus Mills. read by Gavin Muir. For details see Monday


Read By: Gavin Muir.

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