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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk looks at how people make life-altering decisions, from the initial 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.
4: A look at thyroxine, a hormone which can have a devastating effect on the body if too little or too much is produced. Yet thyroid dysfunction is a surprisingly common problem, and now an increasing number of people believe that thyroxine supplements can help them feel better. Producer Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Serial: Scoop-Wallah - Life on a Delhi Daily

By Justine Hardy. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Justine Hardy.

: Daily Service

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
(Kingsfold); Luke 10, w38-42; The
Broken Body (English trad); 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Wolvercote). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Drama: If Only. Part 2. The Facts of Life by Katy Hayes.
Drama rptd at 7.45pm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Katy Hayes.

: Climate Story

Last in a series on the role played by climate during dramatic periods of ancient and modern history. Paul Simons explores the relationship between the evolution of man and the changing climate. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Paul Simons

: Did You Ever Notice?

Greg Proops presents a series on the history of modern American stand-up comedy. 3:Reagan, greed, Emo Phillips, and much more.Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Greg Proops
Producer: Ian Docherty

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Music for a While

Six musicians explore treasures at leading British music museums or collections. When German industrialist
Paul Hirsch fled the Nazi regime in the thirties, he brought to the UK his library of rare and important musical scores. The Hirsch Collection now resides at the British Library where composer John Rutter views some prize items. The Paul Hirsch story is retold by his grandson Desmond Hirsh.
Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Paul Hirsch
Unknown: John Rutter
Unknown: Paul Hirsch
Unknown: Desmond Hirsh.
Producer: Andrew Green

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Brighton Line 1

By Maggie Allen. From a Distance. Awardwinningjournalist Abi Maguire reluctantly returns to look after her ailing father in Brighton, only to discover her talents are needed there more than in London. with Tony Anholt , Geoffrey Whitehead , Jimmy Yuill , Barbara Atkinson and Sally Mais Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Unknown: Abi Maguire
Unknown: Tony Anholt
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Jimmy Yuill
Unknown: Barbara Atkinson
Unknown: Sally Mais
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Sam: Frank Windsor
Abi: Emma Fielding
Irene: Maggie Steed

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin

: Elementary My Dear Rankin

2: The Not-so-golden Age
For details see yesterday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

132: Suicide ofCastlereagh, Peel and Criminal Reform
For details see yesterday Revised repeat

: The Learning Curve Extra

In the first of three special programmes, Daire Brehan steers listeners round primary school potholes. Her parents' guide tackles everything from choosing the right school to dealing with homework.
Producers Anne Freeman and Dorothy Stiven ACTION LINE [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Producers: Anne Freeman
Producers: Dorothy Stiven

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu asks biographer Richard Holmes and novelist Hilary Mantel for their recommended good reading.
Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Producer: Sara Davies.

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Booked!

Mark Steel , David Stafford ,
Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith corrupt the world's revered literary works, under the eye of chairman Ian McMillan.
Producer Marc Jobst. Rptd Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Producer: Marc Jobst.

: The Archers

Elizabeth toys with Nigel. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets one of the most popular children's writers in the world - JK Rowling, author of the acclaimed Harry Potter books.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Interviewee: JK Rowling
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: If Only

2: The Facts of Life by Katy Hayes , read by Diane O'Kelly. Dierdre is 11, too young to be told the facts of life by her 13-year-old friends. So she goes to a dance to find out for herself.
Rptd from 10.45am. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Katy Hayes
Read By: Diane O'Kelly.

: File on 4

In Angola, more than 750,000 people have been forced from their homes and now face starvation after the resumption of civil war. Jenny Cuffe reports on the humanitarian crisis the world prefers to ignore. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite
Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: 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

: Beating the Bugs

Infectious diseases are now the world's biggest killer of children and young adults. And Europe is not immune from the devastation wrought byTB, Aids and polio. Esther Leneman talks to scientists and policy makers about this pressing health issue. Producer Emma Rippon


Talks: Esther Leneman
Producer: Emma Rippon

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Perch Hill

By Adam Nicholson. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Nicholson.

: Dan and Nick -the Wildebeest Years

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero 's hit comedy features Incy WincyQuincy-the spider pathologist - and great insect bands of the past. This week,
Stevie Woodworm. Plus music from the Gents.
Producer Julian Mayers Repeat


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Stevie Woodworm.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby. Part 2.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Nick Hornby.

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