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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45,8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Serial: Adrian Mole - -the Cappuccino Years

By Sue Townsend. 5: Pensioners. Featuring Bert Baxter , Leicester's oldest and most objectionable man - a communist with an unstable alsatian called Sabre. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sue Townsend.
Unknown: Bert Baxter

: Daily Service

Continuing the series celebrating 1,000 years of spoken English, Judy Merry reflects on the way Christians use language to express theirfaith.
With the Royal School of Church Music Southern Cathedral Singers. Director of music John Wardle.


Unknown: Judy Merry
Music: John Wardle.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Nicholas Nicklebyby Charles Dickens. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nicholas Nicklebyby
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Come Fly with Me

Fifty years ago the world's first commercialjet plane, the Comet, was unveiled. Graham Boynton tells the story of the men who worked on the aircraft and looks back at the development of the British plane by the De Havilland company. He hears from the engineers who were responsible for its redesign after the disastrous crashes of 1954 and follows the dream of airtravel through to the development of Concorde. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Graham Boynton
Producer: Susan Marling

: Jerusalem

A three-part comedy drama by Simon Armitage , set in the fictional Yorkshire village of Jerusalem. 2: One week to polling day and a special election debate soon turns to debacle as the entertainment secretary candidates battle it out. But can love win the day? with David Frederickson , Michael Begley , Alison Darling. Geoffrey Banks , Malcolm Hebden and Ann Rye. Singing by the Colne Male Voice Choir. Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: David Frederickson
Unknown: Michael Begley
Unknown: Alison Darling.
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Malcolm Hebden
Unknown: Ann Rye.
Director: Pauline Harris
John Edward Castle: Tom Bell
Rose Castle: Brigit Forsyth
Wesley Castle: Julian Kerridge
Narrator: Colin Welland
MrSpoon: Russell Dixon
Census Taker: Geoff Wnslrff

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts the penultimate round of the cryptic quiz. This week Antonia Fraser and Brian J Ford of the Midlands take on the might of last year's champions, Patrick Hannan and Peter Stead of Wales. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Brian J Ford
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Peter Stead
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: Afternoon Play: Paupers and Pig Killers

The Diaries of William Holland , dramatised by Eric Pringle
1: Don't Look down Your Nose at Me, Sir
A popular account of life in a Somerset parsonage in the early 19th century. The parson once again has to deal with unruly parishioners, lazy farmers and his manservant Robert. with John Hartley , Tilly Gaunt. Giles Fagan and Ben Crowe Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: William Holland
Dramatised By: Eric Pringle
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt.
Unknown: Giles Fagan
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Director: Cherry Cookson
William Holland: Ronald Pickup
Mary: Rowena Cooper
Robert: Gavin Muir
Betty/Margaret/Little: Will Janewhittenshaw
Mr Amen: Gorden Gostelow
William/Farmer Morle: David Codings
Porter: Stephen Critchlow
Frost: David Timpson

: Logged On

Quentin Cooper provides light-hearted and helpful information about computers, whether you are deciding to buy a computer or whether you are already a diehard net-head.
Producer Gareth Mitchell. PHONE: [number removed]0444


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Gareth Mitchell.

: Strange Weather Days

5: Helen Young visits Dartmoorto rememberthe worst freeze this century and to hearthe story of the baby delivered by phone. For details see Monday (R)

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

45: 1952 - the Death of George VI For details see Monday

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a history celebrating
1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium.
3: A French Invasion. From Hastings in Sussex,
Bragg traces the course of the influence of French on the English language, from 1066 to the European Union. With Lisa Appignanesi , Dr Kathryn Lowe , Frank McLynn and JC Smith. Producer Emily Kasriel. Repeated Tuesday 1.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Unknown: Dr Kathryn Lowe
Unknown: Frank McLynn
Producer: Emily Kasriel.

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs the satirical topical quiz played by Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Nigella Lawson.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Played By: Alan Coren
Played By: Andy Hamilton
Played By: Jeremy Hardy
Played By: Nigella Lawson.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

The summing-up. with Barbara Flynn , Howard Ward. Norman Bird and Peter Meakin
Written by Louise Page and Graham Harvey. Director Julie Beckett. Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Howard Ward.
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Peter Meakin
Written By: Louise Page
Written By: Graham Harvey.
Director: Julie Beckett.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
David: Timothy Bentinck
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Skipp
Tommy: Tom Graham
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Usha: Souad Faress
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Jolene: Buffy Davies
Colin: Sean Baker
Jill: Patricia Greene
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Peggy: June Spencer
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Aunty Satya: Jamilla Massey
Judge: Maxwell Hutcheon
DrRose: Brian Hickey

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, including a report on Paul Farley 's week as a poet in residence with the army as part of the Salisbury Poetry Festival. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Paul Farley

: Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens. Part 5.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Any Questions?

Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: On the Eve of the Millennium

By Barrie Keeffe. Warren Mitchell stars in a new drama by the author of The Long Good Friday. In a comic and touching performance, Mitchell evokes the rich humanity of a father determined to pass on a hidden heritage to his son -when his bouts with Alzheimer's disease permit.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Barrie Keeffe.
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Director: Ned Chaillet
Thomas Dwyer: Warren Mitchell
Liam Dwyer: Karl Johnson
Kate: Cathy Tyson
Astronomer: Loan Meredith
Mickey Kay: Stephen Critchlow
Scottie: Tracy Wiles
Tony: Ben Crowe

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: Tara Road

By Maeve Binchy. Part 5. For details see Monday

: Seagulls Follow the Trawler

Charles Lambert presents entertaining sports diSCUSSion. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Charles Lambert

: News

: The Late Book: Speed of Sound

By Scott Eyman. 5: By 1930 the talkies have taken over. According to silent swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks , "The romance of motion picture ends here." For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Eyman.
Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks

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