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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: 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 Anne Atkins.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: Best American Essays

One Violent Crime by Bruce Shapiro. Eyewitness accounts of a random knife attack in which seven people were stabbed in a coffee shop. Part 3 of 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bruce Shapiro.

: Daily Service

Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow); Acts 3, wl-10; With Loving Hands (Tredinnick); All Hail the Power of Jesus's Name (Diadem).
Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests, plus
Helen Mirren 's audio diary from South Africa. Drama: Speaking for Themselves - the Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill. Part 3 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Clementine Churchill.

: Murder, Magic and Medicine: 4: Easing the Pain

Dr Michael O'Donnell continues his exploration of the roots of modern drugs and medicine.

Although opium and cannabis may be firmly associated in most people's minds with drug culture, they also fulfil an important role as painkillers. Michael O'Donnell traces the development of analgesics and looks ahead to the intriguing possibility of doctors harnessing the body's own built-in painkillers.


Presenter: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Tomorrow at the Same Time

The continuing series of programmes in which Jeffrey Robinson looks at the serials which dominated American radio airwaves during the thirties and forties and which are the progenitors of today's television soaps.
Producer Dave Batchelor Revised repeat


Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Board Game

Nigel Cassidy chairs the business quiz. With panellists Peter Day , Greg Dyke , Steve Punt and Justin Urquhart Stewart. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Greg Dyke
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Justin Urquhart Stewart.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Portrait

By Michael Mundell. Sydney , 1944. William Dobell wins the Archibald Prize with a portrait of his friend and fellow artist Joshua Smith. But is it a portrait or a caricature? with Joy Mitchell , Denis Moore , Michael Carman. Julia Blake , Robin Cuming and Ben Grant Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Michael Mundell.
Unknown: William Dobell
Unknown: Archibald Prize
Artist: Joshua Smith.
Unknown: Joy Mitchell
Unknown: Denis Moore
Unknown: Michael Carman.
Unknown: Julia Blake
Unknown: Robin Cuming
Unknown: Ben Grant
Director: Janet Whitaker
Joshua Smith: Paul English
William Dobell: Richard Piper
James Macdonald: Frank Gallagher

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm

: The Speech Makers

Five programmes about people and their voices.
3: Jamie visits a speech therapist to find out why, at 17, his voice is still very squeaky.

: This Sceptred Isle

23: Magna Carta
For details see Monday Repeat

: All in the Mind

Continuing the series in which Professor Anthony Clare explores the potential and the limits of the human mind.
Producer Jane O'Rourke
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Like They've Never Been Gone

A comedy by Mike Coleman. Roy Hudd and June Whitfield star as Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr : former Eurovision winners who owe their renewed success to a cola commercial and their new-found status as gay icons. With
Ned Sherrin , Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley , Joshua Henderson , Edward Halsted , Chris Pavlo and Paul Rogan. Part 5. Music by Frido Ruth
Producer Steve Doherty Repeat


Comedy By: Mike Coleman.
Comedy By: Roy Hudd
Comedy By: June Whitfield
Unknown: Tommy Franklin
Unknown: Sheila Parr
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Julian Eardley
Unknown: Joshua Henderson
Unknown: Edward Halsted
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Paul Rogan.
Music By: Frido Ruth
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Sid is in training.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme.
Producer Robyn Read'


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Speaking for Themselves

The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill
Edited by Mary Soames. Part 3 of 10. Repeated from 10.45am


Edited By: Mary Soames.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and regulars
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook investigate the moral questions behind the week's news. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook
Producer: David Coomes

: Gerry's Bar

Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm

: Frontiers

Exploding stars viewed from a mountain-top in Chile show the Big Bang is still happening. Peter Evans pieces together what this means for our expanding universe. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sound of Trumpets

For details see Monday

: Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery

Sean Lock , winner of a Time Out
Comedy Award, presents the last of six programmes detailing a comic view of life from his tower block flat.
With Kevin Eldon and Hattie Hayridge. Producer Dan Freedman


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.
Producer: Dan Freedman

: For One Horrible Moment

A hilarious and disturbing account of a boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father. Written and performed by Peter Bradshaw. In this final part, the full and hideous truth is finally revealed. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Peter Bradshaw.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Cheese Shop Presents - the Butter Factor

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Lemona's Tale

For details see Monday

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