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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Helen Brown


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Helen Brown

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With Norman Winter. I Sought the Lord; How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter);
Matthew 26, w6-13; Let Your Behaviour Change (Walker); Amazing Grace (Amazing Grace). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Music: Christopher Walker.

: Book of the Week: A Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor 's award-winning book is read in five parts by Samuel West. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Unknown: Samuel West.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and debates from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Chapters and Verses: Treasure of the British Library - the Marie Stopes Storytold by Maggie Allen. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Marie Stopes Storytold
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: Everybody Has a Dream

Michael Robinson follows the progress of four new businesses over the course of a year.
3: The Comic. Enid Blyton 's daughter, Gillian Baverstock , is backing a new venture - children's comic called BlueMoon. It is the brainchild of editor Tim Quinn. On a tight budget, they have printed 100,000 copies of the first issue - but will it sell? Producer Sally Ratman


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Unknown: Enid Blyton
Unknown: Gillian Baverstock
Editor: Tim Quinn.
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week they attempt the impossible -the relaunch of The Sun newspaper as the beacon of the pro-Euro movement while retaining the paper's traditional readership. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Roger Blake and Neil McCaul. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil McCaul.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young presents the quiz which looks at the noteworthy and the notorious from history. Team captains Fred Housego and Francis Wheen are joined by guests Amanda Foreman and Maria McErlane. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Amanda Foreman
Unknown: Maria McErlane.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bluethroat Morning

The second of two plays by Tony Ramsay is set 100 years ago on the Norfolk marshes and tells the story behind a murder.
The Rev Marchant arrives on the north Norfolk coast seeking a bluethroat for his collection, at any cost. He offers to pay and orders the local people out onto the marshes to kill every bird in sight in the hope that one will be a white-spotted bluethroat.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Tony Ramsay
Unknown: Rev Marchant
Director: Janet Whitaker
Marchant: Ronald Pickup
Jess: Alison Pettitt
Dan: Sean Baker
Bale: David Redgrave
Betty: Judy Parkin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer 12 of the most frequently asked gardening questions. With chairman Eric RobSOn. Shortened repeated of Sunday 2pm


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

: Ghost Stories

3: Mr Gray 's Folly. The foundations of an unsightly building in the grounds of a country house hide an ancient and irresistible secret. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Gray

: The Village School

3: Winter 1914 and the country is at war. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor discusses the West's rising fear of Islam with Professor Jorgen Nielsen - director of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations - and Robert Fisk of the Independent. They examine the causes of western fears and their effect on both cultures.
Producer Chris Berthoud. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Jorgen Nielsen
Unknown: Robert Fisk
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: The Healers

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure. This week Niall Dickson meets the plastic surgeons who not only make our dreams come true but who are able to help rebuild lives and faces aftertragic accidents.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk(R)


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: PM

With Chris Loew and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Loew
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Some of Our Pilots Are Missing

John Waite and Rory Bremner present a spoof compilation of outtakes from pilot shows never intended for broadcast. Including Robin Day's Funny Phone-Calls, Murray Walker 's
Badgerwatch and Prince Philip's appearance on Desert Island Discs. Producer Robert Katz (R)


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Murray Walker
Producer: Robert Katz

: The Archers

Do Hayley and Roy want the same thing? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, including an investigation into the art of cooking On Stage. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library - the Marie Stopes Story

Told by Maggie Allen. Part 8.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Told By: Maggie Allen.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents debates about important issues of the day.
2: More Prosperity in the South East Means More Housing. Proposals for housing in the South East could see development on the scale of six towns the size of Southampton in the next 16 years.
Should growth be allowed to continue unchecked in the region? Residents, house builders, planners and residents from Ashford in Kent thrash it out.
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or to disagreee on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of lOp
Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: Rough Magic

Four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor. 1: Bags. If you were to arrive on this earth from another planet, what would be the thing that would strike you most about humans? Our need for bags, perhaps? Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Steven Connor.

: Origins: the Genesis Factor

In three programmes Paul Davies reveals the remarkable theories and discoveries that will ultimately transform our understanding of the origin of life.
2: The problem of how something as complicated as a living cell ever came into existence from a soup of lifeless chemicals leads Davies on a quest to unpick the fundamental question of biogenesis. Music Geoff Proudley. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Paul Davies
Music: Geoff Proudley.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: The O'Show

A comedy sketch show, featuring the cream of Ireland's new comedians, that promises no nuns, no priests, no diddly-eye music, no potatoes and no cabbage, but a lot of laughs instead. Starring Jason Byrne , Colin Murphy , Kevin Gildea , Paul Tylack , Patrick McDonnel , Mark Docherty and Pom Boyd. Producers Bill Dare and Steven Lock


Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Kevin Gildea
Unknown: Paul Tylack
Unknown: Patrick McDonnel
Unknown: Mark Docherty
Unknown: Pom Boyd.
Unknown: Steven Lock

: News

: The Late Book: Ingenious Pain

By Andrew Miller. 8: Dyertravels to St Petersburg to treat Catherine the Great. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Miller.

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