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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian McKenzie.


Unknown: Ian McKenzie.

: Fanning Today

With Rachel Morgan. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Rachel Morgan.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Q& A

Could a Computer Do My Job?They play chess, write music, and solve complex problems, but can computers ever replace us? Jez Nelson finds out. E-MAIL: [address removed]
Producer Ruth Linton


Unknown: Jez Nelson
Producer: Ruth Linton

: Serial: The Spirit Wrestlers

4: Longevity in the Caucasus. The old Russians who claim to owe their long lives to the yeast they eat. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Be Still, For the Presence of the Lord (Evans); Hebrews 4, wl2-16; Jesu Dulcis Memoria (Victoria); Just as I Am. Director of music Ronald Frost.


Music: Ronald Frost.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world. Tim Whewell visits Iran 20 years after the revolution. As the country prepares for tomorrow's local elections, he discovers what life is like for ordinary Iranians - from the women pushing back the frontiers to the new green warriors of Tehran. Producer Jennie Walmsley


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: Fat Chance

By Jenny McDade. Weighty Matters. A television star turns up at Wendy Bottomley's slimming club and Graham divulges his secret to Lee - not a wise move. Part 3.
with Michael Troughton. Anne Reid , Julia Deakin ,
Tilly Gaunt. Harry Myers and Frances Jeater. Producer Sally Avens. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Unknown: Michael Troughton.
Unknown: Anne Reid
Unknown: Julia Deakin
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Frances Jeater.
Producer: Sally Avens.
Graham Pitscottie: Gareth Corke
Wendy Bottomley: Janine Duvitski

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge and Lindsay Cannon enjoy the fire and ice of a Highland winter.


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Unknown: Lindsay Cannon

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Assassins

The Virgin Knife. By David Pownall.
The first in a series of plays exploring the hearts and minds of three of history's most celebrated killers. On 13 July 1793, Charlotte Corday, a young woman from Caen in Normandy, travelled to Paris with the sole intention of killing Jean Paul
Marat while he sat in his bath. What drove her to such an extreme?
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Jean Paul
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Charlotte Corday: Samantha Bond
Jean Paul Marat: Gerard Murphy

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The Man with the Two-Stroke Engine

For many people, the two-stroke engine was a phenomenon of the fifties and sixties. Gordon Blair has devoted his working life to developing the device. He feels it has yet to reach its potential.
Producer Davy Sims Repeat


Unknown: Gordon Blair
Producer: Davy Sims

: This Sceptred Isle

39: Lancaster and Bolingbroke For details see Monday Repeat

: Law in Action

Guilty or not guilty? The people of Leeds tackle case studies from the magistrates' courts. Presented by Marcel Berlins.
Producers Sallie Davies and Jonathan Brunert
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.
Producers: Sallie Davies
Producers: Jonathan Brunert

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips talks to scientists who have been studying the effects of acupuncture.
Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Yes, Minister

Vintage sitcom by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn , starring Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey. The Devil You Know If Jim has really done all right, everything should turn out well. with John Nettleton , Arthur Cox and Stuart Organ. Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Jim Hacker
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: John Nettleton
Producer: Pete Atkin
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Annie: Diana Hoddinott

: The Archers

One year on. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: The Cry of the Bittern

By Tim Jackson. Part 9. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: On Tap: a History of Drinking Water

Mark Jenner explores the historical significance of water. 2: The Great Stink. The filthy condition of the Thames and outbreaks of cholera led to important reforms in sanitation in the 19th century. Profit-making water companies were eventually brought into public ownership. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Mark Jenner
Producer: Tessa Watt

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the New Statesman takes a looks behind the scenes at
Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Testbeds

Vanessa Collingridge explores the technologies that shape our lives. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge
Producer: Roland Pease

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Post Captain

9: Jack turns his back on love.
For details see Monday

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events.
Starring Simon Evans ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Dave Lamb and Chris Pavlo. Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and guests historian Niall Ferguson and broadcaster Armando lannucci discuss three favourite paperbacks.
Producer John Byrne Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Niall Ferguson
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: John Byrne

: News

: The Late Book: Sam Peckinpah: "If It Moves.... Kill 'Em"

4: Straw Dogs
For details see Monday

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