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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Sue Foster. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sue Foster.

: Serial: Other People's Shoes

3: Character and Context For details see Monday

: Daily Service

From St Aloysius's Church, Glasgow. Presented by hymn writer John Bell and members of the Wild Goose
Worship Group of the lona Community as part of the BBC's Music Live festival. Director of music John Bell.


Unknown: John Bell
Music: John Bell.

: Woman's Hour

Susie Orbach talks to Jenni Murray about the relationship between therapist and client. Drama: Volunteers by Donna Franceschild and Simon Little. Part 3. Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see Monday


Talks: Susie Orbach
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Donna Franceschild
Unknown: Simon Little.

: National Assembly Service

A service in the presence of the Queen on the occasion of the inauguration of the National Assembly for Wales at Llandaff Cathedral. Commentary by Chris Stuart.


Commentary By: Chris Stuart.

: Drug Court USA

Fast-track drug courts started in Miami. A pilot scheme in Wakefield, designed to treat addicts rather than jail them, is now a year old. David Jessel investigates from Florida and Yorkshire. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: David Jessel
Producer: Susan Marling

: Bristow

Last in a six-part comedy based on Frank Dickins 's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk. The Great Escape. Bristow has the holiday of a lifetime - in Mudsea. with Dora Bryan. Owen Brenman , Jon Glover , Katy Odey. Simon Schatzberger. Carol Starks. Christopher Benjamin and David Ryall. Music by John Whitehall. Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Frank Dickins
Unknown: Dora Bryan.
Unknown: Owen Brenman
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Katy Odey.
Unknown: Simon Schatzberger.
Unknown: Carol Starks.
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: David Ryall.
Music By: John Whitehall.
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker. Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]5145 to raise issues for investigation


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

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

A countrywide treasure hunt designed to celebrate our history, geography and literature. Presented by Pete McCarthy. Producer Matthew Burgess


Presented By: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Matthew Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cloudberries

By Elaine Feinstein. On the bicentenary of his birth, this is the story of Alexander Pushkin , the father of Russian literature. He was the son of a feckless aristocrat and descended from the African slave of Peter the Great. A rebel, an exile and a reckless libertine, he died in the snow in a duel defending the good name of his wife. with Nicholas Farrell , Kenneth Cranham , Iwan Thomas and Tessa Worsley. Director Erin Riley


Unknown: Elaine Feinstein.
Unknown: Alexander Pushkin
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Tessa Worsley.
Director: Erin Riley
Pushkin: Linus Roache
Natalya: Emily Mortimer

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm

: Alone

3: Last year Geoff Smith tried to set a world record for being buried alive. For details see Monday


Unknown: Geoff Smith

: This Sceptred Isle

103: Patronage and the Fall of Walpole For details see Monday Repeat

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode ideas that shape our society. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Galton and Simpson Radio Playhouse

Four comedies by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson celebrating the 50th anniversary of their writing partnership. 2: Naught for Thy Comfort. If, having been dumped by your wife, you decide to commit suicide, you would think someone would try to stop you.
However, the milk of human kindness is not what it used to be. with Les Clack. Simon Greenall.
Robert Harley , Jennifer Piercey. Matilda Thorpe and Nick Wilton. Producer Mark Robson Repeat


Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Les Clack.
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Jennifer Piercey.
Unknown: Matilda Thorpe
Unknown: Nick Wilton.
Producer: Mark Robson
Richard: Robert Dawes
Linda: Nina Wadia

: The Archers

Nigel just cannot wait. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports live from Glasgow as the city hosts the BBC Music Live festival and the year-long celebration of architecture and design. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Volunteers

Part 3.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday

: Continental Drift

Edward Stourton chairs a series of debates about the future of the European Union.3:
The Goal of the European Union Should Be to Build a Common European Identity.Producer Sue Davies
Repeated on Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: From the Badlands and Beyond

Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm

: Frontiers

GM Foods and Safety. In the first of a two-part special, Peter Evans examines how genetically modified foods are tested for safety and looks at the sophisticated technologies trying to identify any potential problems. Producer Paul Arnold
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: The Captain's Daughter

By Alexander Pushkin. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alexander Pushkin.

: The Nation Tapes

First in a six-part comedy series in which impressionist Steve Nallon reveals the secrets of MI5 tape recordings of Britain's powerful. Producer Turan Ali


Unknown: Steve Nallon
Producer: Turan Ali

: Beyond the Pole

A six-part comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 1: Why? Brian and Mark have all it takes to walk to the Pole - sponsorship by a suet manufacturer and a tampon firm. Will they ever set off? with Neil Warhurst. Kim Wall , Adjoa Andoh and Becky Hindley. Director Marion Nancarrow


Comedy By: Paul Barnhill
Comedy By: Neil Warhurst.
Unknown: Neil Warhurst.
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Becky Hindley.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Narrator: Sam West
Brian: Paul Barnhill

: The World as We KnOW It

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: White Cargo

By Felicity Kendal. 3: Made in India For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Felicity Kendal.

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