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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pastor Lindsay Allen.


Unknown: Lindsay Allen.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Serial: Nathaniel's

3: Anglo-Dutch rivalry in the East Indies intensifies. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Go Forth and Tell (Go Forth); Genesis 8, wl4-22; I Am a New Creation
(Bilbrough); 0 For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Postcards, by Nick Darke. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Nick Darke.

: Inside Track

Stories of contemporary life as told by insiders. 2: Cowgirls. Jan Youren quit the American competitive rodeo circuit. Her body just could not take any more falls. Does her daughter Christen have the stamina to take her mother's place in this macho world?
Jennifer Chevalier joined the pair at the US Women's Professional Rodeo Association championships. Producer Nicola Barranger Repeat


Unknown: Jan Youren
Unknown: Jennifer Chevalier
Producer: Nicola Barranger Repeat

: Bristow

A six-part series based on Frank Dickins 's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.
2: Follow That Star. A food inspector is smuggled into chef's canteen. with Owen Brenman. Christopher Benjamin , Katy Odey. Jon Glover , Simon Schatzberger and Sheila Reid. Music by John Whitehall Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Frank Dickins
Unknown: Owen Brenman.
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: Katy Odey.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Simon Schatzberger
Unknown: Sheila Reid.
Music By: John Whitehall
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.
Phone: [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Presenter: Trixie Rawlinson
Presenter: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Points of Law

The legal battle continues in the Law Society as Richard Evans adjudicates. With guests Peter Carter-Ruck and Marcel Berlins.
Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Richard Evans
Unknown: Peter Carter-Ruck
Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: When We Were Queens

By Peter Straughan, winner of this year's Alfred Bradley Bursary Award.

A group of runaway teenage boys are briefly lifted above their daily hardships when they become Shakespeare's great queens.


Writer: Peter Straughan
Music: Neil Blenkinsop
Music: Dave Scott
Director: Melanie Harris
Becket: Leyland O'Brien
Jack: Dax O'Callahan
[Actor]: Kevin Knapman
[Actor]: Mark Bishop
[Actor]: Craig Moncur

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Nigel Colborn and John Cushnie answer questions put by gardeners from the Women's Common Room Club of the Queen's University, Belfast. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Naming the Universe

3: Pictures in the Sky. Constellations are a join-the-dots game in the sky, telling stories of myth and intrigue. For details see Monday

: This Sceptred Isle

83: The Kingdom of William and Mary For details see Monday Repeat

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore ideas that shape our society. This week, he talks to Dr Steve Reicher from St
Andrews University about his pioneering work on crowd behaviour. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Dr Steve Reicher
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: King Street Junior

Jim Eldridge 's six-part comedy drama stars Karl Howman as Mr Sims , and James Grout as Mr Beeston , the head teacher. 5: Incidental Music. And what of the Governor's plans for the future? with Vivienne Martin. Tom Watson.
Paul Copley , Deirdre Costello. Helena Breck and Aaron Keeling. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston
Unknown: Vivienne Martin.
Unknown: Tom Watson.
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Deirdre Costello.
Unknown: Helena Breck
Unknown: Aaron Keeling.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John

: The Archers

Mike tries to give Pat a lift. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Postcards

Flotsam and Jetsam
By Nick Darke. Neil and Sue meet to talk about their son's future. Sue wants Neil's wife out of her cafe. Part 3.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nick Darke.

: The 1999 Reith Lectures

Runaway World
Lectures about globalisation given by Anthony Giddens, director of the LSE. 4: The Family. Some of the most profound changes happening across the world are in people's personal lives. How best do we understand and cope with these changes? This lecture comes from the National Press Club, Washington and is followed by questions from an invited audience, including one from Hillary Clinton. Bridget Kendall is in the chair.
WEB SITE: [web address removed] Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Lecturer: Anthony Giddens
Unknown: Hillary Clinton
Host: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Altered States

Programmes in which Vivienne Parry looks at what goes on in our brain when we are in an altered state of consciousness. 2: A Trip to Death and Back. Every day in the operating theatre, anaesthetists delicately balance the consciousness of their patients, keeping them unaware but alive. Now it seems that brain waves are the key to turning this art into science. Producer Sandy Raffan
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeat


Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Presenter: Justin Webb

: Book at Bedtime: The Service of Clouds

By Susan Hill. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Susan Hill.

: Old Harry's Game

The concluding episode of Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell. 6: The Final Reckoning. God has heard that rules are being broken in hell and sends some archangels to investigate. with Philip Pope , Michael Fenton Stevens. Felicity Montagu and Nick Revell Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens.
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Nick Revell
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn: Roberts Duncan
Satan: Andy Hamilton

: I'm Glad You Asked

Me That The antidote to pre-millennial tension. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Biggest Elvis

By PF Kluge. Part 8. For details see Monday

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