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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: 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, 8.25Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Daily Service

Soldiers of Christ! Arise (From
Strength to Strength); 2 Corinthians 4, vl6 - 5, v5; By and By (Spiritual); We Rest on Thee (Finiandia). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Serial: Barry Cryer: You Won't Believe This But....

Read by Barry Cryer. Part 3 . For details see Monday


Read By: Barry Cryer.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Fire in the Heart- work by John Keats. Part 8 of 15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: John Keats.

: The Internet: the Last 20th Century Battleground

In the first of two programmes Douglas Adams offers his vision of the digital future. Today he predicts an explosion in communication across the globe with all the opportunities and the risks that the virtual world presents.


Presenter: Douglas Adams
Producer: Mark Rickards

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post - Douglas Adams: So long and thanks for all the scripts 29 May 2016

: Stockport ... So Good They Named It Once

A comedy drama series by Jim Poyser andDamian Lanigan following the lives of the Conroys, a family living in Stockport. 2: The Agony and the Ecstasy.
Gran is losing her legs, and Eddie is trying not to lose his patience ... or his fare to Gay Pride. with Anne Rye, Stefan Escreet. Jo-Anne Knowles and Chris Pavio. Music Big George Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Unknown: Stefan Escreet.
Unknown: Jo-Anne Knowles
Unknown: Chris Pavio.
Jason: Dominic Monaghan
Maureen: Beverley Callard
Eddie: John McArdle
Michael: Jason Done

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker. Editor Chris Burns
PHONE: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Hidden Treasures

Lars Tharp presents this edition of the antiques quiz from one of Great Britain's most comprehensive treasure houses - Burghley House in Lincolnshire.
Producers Elizabeth Abrahams and Anne Bristow


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producers: Elizabeth Abrahams
Producers: Anne Bristow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Complete Adventures of Claudine

Four complete plays by John Peacock , based on the novellas of Colette, and starring Claire Skinner as Claudine.
1: Claudine at School. In her last year at school, Claudine is seduced by the temptation of love. with Sally Baxter , Honeysuckle Weeks, Deborah Berlin. Teresa Gallagher , John Hartley , Richard Pearce and Tom Bevan. Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: John Peacock
Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Sally Baxter
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Tom Bevan.
Colette/Mme Sergent: Jill Balcon
Aimee: Paloma Baeza

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by members of the Solihull Flower Club. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Brushstrokes

2: Oil. Artists David Shepherd and Simon Callery enthuse about their chosen medium, seeing oil paint as sensuous, lush, muscular and tactile
- a medium steeped in history but capable of modernity. Producer Jenny De Yong


Artists: David Shepherd
Artists: Simon Callery
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: This Sceptred Isle

3: 1903 - Naval Build-Up, Free Trade and the Empire
For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor finds out about life in Luton. Producer Jane Jeffes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare explores the limits and potential of the human mind and throws light into the hidden shadows of the psyche.
Producer Charlie Taylor
Phone: [number removed]44 for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie LeePotter.


Unknown: Charlie Leepotter.

: How Tickled Am I?

A six-part series exploring the tradition of the northern comedian.
2: Mark Radcliffe takes a look at
Jimmy Clitheroe, Britain's shortest comedian, who made his name starring in the longest-running situation comedy on radio.
Producer Bernadette McConnell Repeat


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: The Archers

Time to lay off the coffee. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on Hollywood's big-screen adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Producer Tony O'Shaughnessy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: Fire in the Heart

John Keats 's poems and letters, adapted and reconstructed by Robin Brooks. Part 8.
Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Robin Brooks.

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern. 2: Rationing in the National Health Service. Commissioners: Lord
Haskins, Professor Sheila McLean and Matthew Taylor.
Producer Helen Wilson. Rptd Saturday 10.20pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Professor Sheila McLean
Unknown: Matthew Taylor.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: I'll Try It for a While

Repeated from Sunday

: Selling Space

Two programmes in which Leo Enright meets the scientists and entrepreneurs who hope to make space exploration profitable. 1: Low Cost Launchers. A launch into space costs millions of dollars. The new space race is to find a cheap way of getting into orbit. Producer Sandy Raffan


Unknown: Leo Enright
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Elective Affinities

A love story by Goethe. Despite his wife's revelation, Eduard will not-cannot - give up Ottilie. Part 8. For details see Monday

: The Kodo Finish

By Hamish McColl and Sean Foley. An unconventional look at the art of massage with the award-winning comedy duo the Right Size. with Stephen Critchlow. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Hamish McColl
Unknown: Sean Foley.
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Director: Sally Avens
Randolph: Sean Foley
Richard: Hamish McColl

: The Musical Side of the Family

Art historian Alison Smith talks about her marriage to Donald Swann and his surge of creative energy when stricken with cancer. With songs specially recorded by baritone Richard Lloyd-Morgan . Producer Bill Lloyd Repeat


Talks: Alison Smith
Unknown: Donald Swann
Baritone: Richard Lloyd-Morgan
Producer: Bill Lloyd Repeat

: News

: The Late Book: Dancing Away

Read by the Royal Ballet's principal dancer Deborah Bull from her diary. 3: It is 1998, and some tough decisions lie ahead.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Deborah Bull

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