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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day Clive Lawton
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clive Lawton

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson cuts through the jargon to get to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses the law.
Producer Cathy Packe. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe.

: Song Lines

David Stafford presents a five-part series which considers the origins of some of our best-known songs. 1: Ilkley Moor Bah 'tat
Producer David Prest Repeat


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: Daily Service

Ah, Holy Jesu, How Hast Thou Offended; Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake; What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Serial: Radio 4 at the

2: Grape Jelly, written and read by Jan Morris. For details see yesterday


Read By: Jan Morris.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Drama: The Cry of the Bittern. Part 27. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Chambers

Clive Coleman 's four-part comedy series set in perhaps the country's least spectacular set of chambers.
3: Outward Bound. An outward-bound weekend turns into a nightmare. Starring John Bird , James Fleet. Sarah
Lancashire, Jonathan Kydd , Natalie Walter , Simon Greenall , Chris Pavlo and Tracy Ann Oberman. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Natalie Walter
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Musical Side of the Family

Art historian Alison Smith talks about her marriage to Donald Swann , his dislike of the Hippopotamus Song, his pacifist work during the war and his remarkable surge of creative energy when stricken with cancer.
Songs recorded by baritone Richard Lloyd-Morgan Producer Bill Lloyd
* Brian Kay's Pick of the Week: p38


Talks: Alison Smith
Unknown: Donald Swann
Baritone: Richard Lloyd-Morgan
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The End of the World Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Michelle Holmes stars as downtrodden Lynda in Julie Wilkinson 's comedy about the healing power of Mancunian hedonism. When Lynda is told that the world is going to end, she decides to save friends and family from eternal torment - using any means. with Kelly Greenwood. Robert Pollard ,
Anne Rye , Malcolm Raeburn , John Lloyd Fillingham , Debra Penny , Diane Whitley , Andrew Pope. Leyland O'Brian and Roberta Wilkinson Director Martin Jameson


Unknown: Michelle Holmes
Unknown: Julie Wilkinson
Unknown: Kelly Greenwood.
Unknown: Robert Pollard
Unknown: Anne Rye
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: John Lloyd Fillingham
Unknown: Debra Penny
Unknown: Diane Whitley
Unknown: Andrew Pope.
Unknown: Leyland O'Brian
Unknown: Roberta Wilkinson
Director: Martin Jameson
Manny: Vincent Davies
Naz: Kulvinder Ghir

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Eddie Mair invites your views on today's topical issue. Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: The New Recruit

2: Museum Curators
For details see yesterday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

57: A Damp Squib, a Bible and Widow Thirkittle 's Cussing
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Widow Thirkittle

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu is joined by award-winning science fiction writer
Brian Aldiss and author and palaeontologist Dr Richard Fortey to discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Felicity Goodhall


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Brian Aldiss
Unknown: Dr Richard Fortey
Producer: Felicity Goodhall

: Shop Talk

Entertaining conversation from the world of business with Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Mammon

The last episode in the sitcom that puts a satirical spin on the world of money, politics and media manipulation.
6: The Corporation is given the chance to run the honours system on a more commercial basis and help the government reform the House of Lords. Starring Jonathan Aris, Mathew Bell, Julian Dutton.
Wayne Forester. Sally Grace and Sally Wallis. Written by Nick Hildred , Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Aled Evans Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Wayne Forester.
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Sally Wallis.
Written By: Nick Hildred
Written By: Hugh Rycroft
Written By: David Spicer.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

"Baby, come back." Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Cry of the Bittern

Tim Jackson. Part 27.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tim Jackson.

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.
Editor Graham Ellis. WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London. W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Virus - the Unseen Enemy

James Erlichman 's final exploration of the life of the virus. 4: As new viruses are uncovered and HIV continues to teach us the dreadful lesson of benign animal viruses turning into a human plague, we are set for possibly the biggest gamble of all - transplanting animal organs. This week's programme also looks at the possibility of a vaccine to treat cervical cancer.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: James Erlichman
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Radio 4 at the Word

2: Best Wishes from Jemima Shore by Antonia Fraser , read by Patricia Hodge. During a rather unsuccessful book-signing tour, TV presenter and amateur sleuth Jemima Shore is suddenly presented with an alarming request from an admirer. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
Unknown: Jemima Shore

: Do Go On

Three comic conferences of confab and controversy. Ainsley Elliot and guests chew the fat around the big table. 3: Freedom
Producer Paul B Davies Repeat


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Producer: Paul B Davies
Ainsley Elliot: Griff Rhys Jones
Jasper Fortnum: Graeme Garden
Ray Buffler: Geoffrey McGivern
Ann Wimsipole: Melanie Hudson
Jude Prentiss: Melanie Hudson
Wang Woo: David Yip

: News

: The Late Book: Raymond Carver Short Stories

2: They're Not Your Husband. Earl needs to find a job: but first he wants his wife to lose weight. For details see yesterday

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