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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
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

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

By Justine Hardy. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Justine Hardy.

: Daily Service

Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast (Fulda); John 13, w2-8, wl2-15; An Upper Room (folk song arr Leddington Wright ); In Full and Glad Surrender
(Cherry Tree). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: If Only. Part 3. Lucy's Story by Mary Maher. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Mary Maher.

: Teaching the Teachers

In the first of two programmes,
Liz Carney follows the fortunes of three students over a year of teacher training at Manchester Metropolitan University. Will they survive the academic workload of the first term and the first chance to test themselves in front of a class of teenagers?
Producer David Ross


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: David Ross

: Some of Our Pilots Are Missing

John Waite and Rory Bremner present the last in a four-part spoof compilation of outtakes from pilot shows never intended for broadcast.
This week, Jeremy Paxman 's early attempt at hosting Top of the Form, and Geoffrey Boycott Talks Balls. Producer Robert Katz


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

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Write Stuff

James Walton returns to the chair for the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. This week, authors Nigel Williams and Lynne Truss join the proceedings. Author of the week is
William Shakespeare. Reader Becky Hindley. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Reader: William Shakespeare.
Reader: Becky Hindley.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Plum's War

By Michael Butt. Soon after his internment in wartime France,
PG Wodehouse begins, inexplicably, to broadcast on German radio - a phenomenon which provokes his contemporary, George Orwell , into a complete intellectual upheaval. with Gillian Barge, Stephen Boxer , Colin Baker. David Glover and Michael Tudor Barnes
Director John Taylor


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Pg Wodehouse
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Stephen Boxer
Unknown: Colin Baker.
Unknown: David Glover
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Director: John Taylor
PG Wodehouse: Benjamin Whitrow
George Orwell: Nicholas Farrell
Wemer Plack: Henry Goodman

: Gardeners' Question Tune

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Rowerdew answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Elementary My Dear Rankin

3: A Fair Cop. After the Second World War, a new mood of realism swept the crime fiction reading public. For details see Monday Repeat

: This Sceptred Isle

133: The End of Liverpool and George Canning
For details see Monday Revised repeat


Unknown: George Canning

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Connect

Digital Detective. Catching serial killers is one of the most daunting tasks the police ever have to tackle. Quentin Cooper reveals how investigators are frequently turning to technology in some of the most serious and disturbing cases. Prooducer Alison Ayres


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Prooducer Alison Ayres

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Leef otter.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Leef

: Chambers

Clive Coleman 's four-part comedy series set in the country's least spectacular set of chambers.
4: It's Only Words. John Fuller-Carp gets embroiled in a very costly bet with rival barrister Vernon Ames , and Ruth joins an exclusive dating agency. With John Bird, James Fleet, Sarah Lancashire , Jonathan Kydd , Jeremy Clyde , Simon Greenall , Ben Crowe , John Rowe and Emma Clarke. Producer Paul Schlesinger Repeat


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: John Fuller-Carp
Unknown: Vernon Ames
Unknown: Sarah Lancashire
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Emma Clarke.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Red faces at Grey Gables.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: If Only

3: Lucy's Story by Mary Maher , read by Sinead Cusack and Brett O'Brien. Lucy is totally useless as a helper in the women's centre. She is giggly, shallow, forgetful and in awe of her husband. Yet her pretty surface hides a secret. Rptd from 10.45am. For details see Monday


Story By: Mary Maher
Read By: Sinead Cusack
Read By: Brett O'Brien.

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley,
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Confessions of a Chat Show Host

Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm

: Frontiers

Body Banks. Growing tailor-made tissues and organs for transplant has long been the stuff of science fiction. Peter Evans reports on recent attempts to harness special cells to produce endless supplies of living tissue. Producer Paul Arnold
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne Mackenzie.


Presenter: Anne MacKenzie

: Book at Bedtime: Perch Hill

By Adam Nicholson. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Nicholson.

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events. With
Simon Evans , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Dave Lamb and Chris Pavlo.
Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: With Great Pleasure

Shirley Hughes chooses her favourite pieces of writing.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Shirley Hughes

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby. Part 3.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Nick Hornby.

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