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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

Lord of all Hopefulness (Slane); 2 Kings 5, w6-14; Be Thou My Vision (Rutter); Restore, 0 Lord (Kendrick/Rolinson). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Serial: The Disappearance

3. The importance of friendship and of love in the year following the accident. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega , on tour in the UK, joins Jenni Murray live in the studio. Drama: Stories for Olga by Anton Chekhov. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Singer-Songwriter: Suzanne Vega
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anton Chekhov.

: Kosovo: the Seeds of Conflict

A three-part history of relations between the Serbs and the Albanians, presented by Allan Little. 2: The growing animosity between the Serbs and Albanians. Producer Zina Rohan


Presented By: Allan Little.
Producer: Zina Rohan

: Some of Our Pilots Are Missing

John Waite and Rory Bremner present a spoof compilation of out-takes from pilot shows never intended for broadcast. Including Robin Day's
Funny Phone-calls and Prince Philip's appearance on Desert Island Discs. Producer Robert Katz


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producer: Robert Katz

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: 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: Render unto Caesar

By Patrick J Power. An old man is dead and a large sum of money is missing. It is rural Ireland and the powers that be - the priest and the guards - move in. with Pat Laffan. Marie Jones. Mark Lambert. Michelle Forbes and John Olohan Director Pam Brighton Repeat


Unknown: Patrick J Power.
Unknown: Pat Laffan.
Unknown: Marie Jones.
Unknown: Mark Lambert.
Unknown: Michelle Forbes
Unknown: John Olohan
Director: Pam Brighton
Bridget: Pauline McLynn
Sergeant: Owen Roe

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Shadwell Horticultural Society, Leeds. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Index

3: The Great War. Christopher Bigsby rummages through some three million records of men who enlisted in the First World War, and finds his ancestors went AWOL.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

: This Sceptred Isle

123: Warren Hastings and Who Owns India?
For details see Monday Revised repeat


Unknown: Warren Hastings

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Professor Stuart Hall and assesses the enormous contribution he has made to British academic and intellectual life since arriving at Oxford from Jamaica as a Rhodes scholar in the early fifties. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Stuart Hall
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Chambers

Clive Coleman 's comedy set in the country's least spectacular set of chambers. 2: A Pain in the Back. John Fuller-Carp becomes distracted by the allure of one of his clients. With John Bird, James Fleet, Sarah Lancashire , Jonathan Kydd , Joanna Monro ,
Geoffrey Whitehead , Peter Gunn and Tilly Gaunt. Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: John Fuller-Carp
Unknown: Sarah Lancashire
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

George is recognised. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock investigates
Hollywood's latest obsession with remaking classic texts for the teenage market, as Taming of the Shrew is turned into Ten Things I Hate about You. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Stories for Olga

The comic stories of Anton Chekhov , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Stories Of: Anton Chekhov
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Ann Leslie ,
David Cook , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: How the Twins Got Out

Two talks contrasting the experiences of parents-to-be when it comes to the business of manufacturing infants. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm

: Frontiers

New Life - the Undiscovered Biosphere Peter Evans joins geophysicist Paul Johnson and his colleagues as they go in search of new life forms deep below the ocean floor. Producer Paul Arnold
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Paul Johnson
Producer: Paul Arnold

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Tulip Fever

By Deborah Moggach. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Deborah Moggach.

: The Nallon Tapes

A series in which comedian and impressionist Steve Nallon reveals the secrets of MI5 tape recordings of Britain's rich and powerful. 5: This week, Kenneth Williams is revealed as the world's most brutal agony aunt. Producer Turan Ali


Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Turan Ali

: Beyond the Pole

A comedy written and performed by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
5: Brian decides to finish with Sandra and Mark is devious with a woollen sock. with Kim Wall , Adjoa Andoh and Becky Hindley Director Marion Nancarrow


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

: With Great Pleasure

Novelist and biographer Margaret Forster traces her life through literature, with a feminist theme. She includes works by Emmeline Pankhurst and Virginia Woolf , and a letter from Mary Livingstone 's mother, the inspiration behind her current book. The readers are Joanna David and Phyllida Law. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Emmeline Pankhurst
Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Mary Livingstone
Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Phyllida Law.

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 8.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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