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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clive Lawton

: Farming Today

: Today

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


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

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Shelf Lives

Nigel Cassidy traces the curious histories of products and services which shape our lives. 4: Up in Smoke. Invented to help submarine crews survive weeks without a smoke, nicotine chewinggum and similar products such as the patch have seen sales soar. Cassidy looks at a multimillion-pound industry. Producer NeilKoenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: Daily Service 0 Come, 0 Come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel);

Isaiah 9, w2-7; For unto Us a Child Is Born
(Handel); Long Ago, Prophets Knew (Personent Hodie). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Florence Nightingale in Egypt

4: Read by Joely Richardson. For details see Monday


Read By: Joely Richardson.

: Woman's Hour

WithJenni Murray and guests. Drama: Her Infinite] Variety by Juliet Ace. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Withjenni Murray
Unknown: Juliet Ace.

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matterto people around the world. Norway's reputation as a beacon of liberalism and tolerance is under attack from members of its ethnic minorities who saythey suffer from blatant discrimination. The issue has convulsed this normally placid nation. Meriel Beattie investigates. ProducerHugh Levinson


Unknown: Meriel Beattie
Unknown: Producerhugh Levinson

: Stradivari

Tasmin Little investigates the legacy of Antonio Stradivari , the Italian violin, viola and cello maker, whose name is a byword for supreme craftsmanship. She talks to musicians who play his instruments and those of his competitor-
Guarneri del Gesu. The maiden voyage of a violin in Cremona and a meeting with virtuoso violinist
Salvatore Accardo lead herto believe that reports of the death of Stradivari may be exaggerated. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Antonio Stradivari
Violinist: Salvatore Accardo
Producer: Paul Evans

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: Open Country

With Richard Uridge.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: Afternoon Play: A Distinctive Child

By Lavinia Murray. Born with a severe squint, 14-year-old Rachel is clumsy, poorly sighted, intelligent and different. She wants the world to know who she is.
Director Melanie Hams


Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Director: Melanie Hams
Rachel: Laura Rogowski
Lucy: Ebuwa Uwubamwen
Marie: Victoria Connett
Teacher: James Qulnn
Doctor: Janice McKenzle

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]0444

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Snapshots in the Dark

4: Eddie Adams - Execution of a Vietcong
Suspect, 1968. Credited with ending the Vietnam war, this photograph was reproduced in newspapers around the world within hours of it being taken. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eddie Adams

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

74: 1981 - the SDP, and IRA Hunger Strikes For details see Monday

: Law in Action

One Thousand Years of Law. Marcel Berlins discusses the great cases which have shaped the law today. Producer Gudrun Dalibor. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor.

: The Material World

Lake Vostok. Cut off from the rest of the earth for over a million years, Lake Vostok lies four kilometres beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and may harbour ancient species of microbes as yet unknown to science. Quentin Coopertalks to the researchers who are trying to penetrate the ice. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew reports live from St George 's
Park, Port Elizabeth, on the first day's play in the Second Test between South Africa and England.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: St George

: In the End

Mark Tavener 's six-part satirical comedy thriller. 4: Rupert Thresher arouses Cragge's suspicion as the hunt for the killer continues. Meanwhile the PM is once again depressed as his approval rating falls below 50 per cent for the first time. with Simon Greenall. Jessica Oyelowo , Michael Fenton Stevens , Peter Woodthorpe , Hugh Parker. Neil McCaul , Chris Pavlo and Beth Chalmers. Music Paul Mottram
Producer Dawn Ellis. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Rupert Thresher
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Unknown: Jessica Oyelowo
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Hugh Parker.
Unknown: Neil McCaul
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Music: Paul Mottram
Producer: Dawn Ellis.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
George Cragge: Michael Williams
Superintendent Jefferson: Barry Foster
Prime Minister: Jonathan Coy
Charles Prentiss: Stephen Fry
Martin Griffiths: John Bird
Crichton Potter: Anton Rodgers
Marcia Mallon: Rebecca Front

: The Archers

An embarrassment of Santas. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on Terence Stamp's latest big-screen venture The Limey, in which he plays a British ex-con on a vengeful mission to LOS Angeles. Producer Olive Clancy


Producer: Olive Clancy

: Her Infinite Variety

By Juliet Ace. 4: And All That Jazz. Count Orso offers a modern Viola a spectacular twelfth night, with a wardrobe beyond most cross-dressers' dreams. Starring Bette Bourne as Vi. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bette Bourne

: Murder on Embassy Row

Isabel Letelier 's Search for Justice. For over 20 years Isabel Letelier has been trying to find the truth behind the murder of her husband Orlando who was killed in a car bomb a mile from the White House. Now the man she holds responsible - General Augusto Pinochet - is under house arrest in London. Steve Bradshaw investigates the crime that brought terrorism to the streets Of Washington. Producer Anne Koch


Unknown: Isabel Letelier
Unknown: Augusto Pinochet
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Producer: Anne Koch

: Analysis

Live and Let Live. Toleration is central to liberal democracy, but is there a point where it becomes self-defeating? Do we need a collective agreement on certain moral or political values to hold society together? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto examines the limits to toleration.
Producer Anthony Dworkin. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Producer: Anthony Dworkin.

: Fabled Creatures

From the yeti in the Himalayas to a brontosaurus in the Congo, reports of creatures that have eluded science can be found in most countries. In a new four-part series Mark Carwardine investigates these stories and looks at the biological evidence for the existence of some of these beasts.
1: Living Dinosaurs. Could huge reptiles from the Jurassic still roam the earth, and what is the truth behind the Loch Ness mystery? Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Book at Bedtime: Fasting, Feasting

By Anita Desai , read by Sudha Bhuchar. Part 4.


Unknown: Anita Desai
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar.

: The Weekend Starts Here

A comedy series by Bill Matthews.
4: The populartelevision programme Antiques Forum visits Shipcombe Green village.
with Tom Marshall and Tom George. Music composed and performed by Terry Davies. Director Paul Miller


Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Tom Marshall
Unknown: Tom George.
Unknown: Terry Davies.
Director: Paul Miller
Marina: Diana Hardcastle
Terence: Philip Bretherton
MrsThorogood: Gillian Barge
MrThorogood: Rupert Vansittart
Christine: Susan Brown
Norman: Gavin Mulr
Felicity: Gemma Saunders
Robbie: Tim Treloar

: News

: The Late Book: Ocean Sea

By Alessandro BaricCO. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco.

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