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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Charles Handy.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the dilemma to living with the consequences. Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: Raging Hormones

Claudia Hammond presents a beginner's guide to hormones.
3: Melatonin. Due to its ability to regulate sleeping habits, melatonin is exciting scientific interest and is available over the counter in America. Producer Jane O'Rourke
+ Dr Mark Porter : page 37


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke
Producer: Dr Mark Porter

: Daily Service

Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Westminster Abbey); Isaiah 5, wl-7; I Am the Vine (Vine and Branches); Judge Eternal , Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Judge Eternal
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: The Right Set

2: My Match against Mile Lenglen by Helen Wills , read by Barbara Barnes. A classic match, modestly recalled. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mile Lenglen
Unknown: Helen Wills
Read By: Barbara Barnes.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Stories for Olga by Anton Chekhov. Part 7.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Anton Chekhov.

: Climate Story

The role played by climate in dramatic periods of ancient and modern history. 3: Paul Simons looks back to when the Sahara was a land of lakes. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Paul Simons

: Did You Ever Notice?

Greg Proops presents a series on the history of modern American stand-up comedy. 2: Richard Pryor , Vietnam, drugs and the beginnings of the new club scene.
Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Greg Proops
Unknown: Richard Pryor
Producer: Ian Docherty

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Musical Moves

The last part of the series in which Christopher Cook talks to choreographers about the music that moves them to make dance.
David Bintley. The man who has made successful new full-length ballets for the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Producer Frances Bymes


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: David Bintley.
Producer: Frances Bymes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bodies and Souls

By Martyn Wade. Harry's long and tedious marriage to selfish Joyce reaches an all-time low when she begins to experience reincarnation.
Her claims that the simplest domestic item contains the soul of a long-lost loved one has Harry reaching for desperate measures. with Tessa Worsley and loan Meredith Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Loan Meredith
Director: Cherry Cookson
Harry: David Horovitch
Joyce: Marcia Warren
Uncle John: Gerard McDermott

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mair for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues.
Producer Sukey Firth
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Next to Godliness

2: Kate Saunders learns how and why Muslims make their ritual ablutions and looks at the significance of the hajj pilgrimage as a means of purification. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Saunders

: This Sceptred Isle

127: The First Madness of George III For details see yesterday Revised repeat


Unknown: George Iii

: The Learning Curve

"We are what we eat." But will our vitals make us more vital? And what is the best way to learn how to eat well? Libby Purves hosts a cerebral food feast. Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Lyn Webster

: 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.

: Booked!

A series of original writing and outrageous parody as Mark Steel , David Stafford , Miles Kington and Sophie Hannah gleefully corrupt the world's revered literary works, under the watchful eye of chairman Ian McMillan.
Producer Marc Jobst
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Ian McMillan.

: The Archers

Debbie relents.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, with reviews, interviews and news.
Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Stories for Olga

The comic stories of Anton Chekhov , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. Part 7. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Stories Of: Anton Chekhov
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. With Gerry Northam. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam.
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: 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

: Case Notes

In the last of the present series on the body and the health system, this programme looks at unusual ways of delivering health care. Producer Helen Sharp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producer: Helen Sharp

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions and takes them through the whole process, from the dilemma to living with the consequences.
Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Perch Hill

By Adam Nicholson. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Nicholson.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical look at life. With
Jane Bussmann , Dan Freedman , David Quantick , Nick Romero and Simon Munnery.
Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Simon Munnery.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley presents the film programme. Revised 5.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley

: News

: The Late Book: Close Range

2: The Bunchgrass Edge of the World Parti.
For details see yesterday

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