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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Norman Ivison


Unknown: Norman Ivison

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill


Unknown: Anna Hill

: 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 Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: The Other Side of the Dale

By Gervase Phinn. 3: " Do you believe in Standards?" boomed the Earl. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gervase Phinn.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernest Rea. Hail to the Lord Who Comes (Old 120th); When to the Temple Mary Went (Eccard); What a Friend We Have in Jesus
(What a Friend). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray isjoined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. Drama: Private Papers by Margaret Forster. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Forster.

: Tuning into Children

Kirsty Wark examines issues affecting five- to nine-year-olds.
2: Because I Say So. What children think ofthe rules that govern their lives at school and at home.Their views are also heard as they try to sort out right from wrong, and make the difficult distinction between conventionality and morality. Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris. For details of the accompanying book and cassette phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Producers: Angie Mason
Producers: Merilyn Harris.

: 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 are set their hardest challenge so far-to increase substantially Radio 3's listening figures. Will this prove a wheeze too far for the wheezemaster generals? With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner ,
Rebecca Front, Roger Sloman , Philip Fox , Simon Greenall , Mark Tonderai and Beth Chalmers. 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 Sloman
Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Mark Tonderai
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
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 hosts the biographical quiz which looks at the famous through 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: About Colin

A comedy by Robert Shearman.
Two women meet in a restaurant. Phillipa uses Chanel perfume, Mandy uses Tesco's own, so the pair don't appear to have a lot in common - except for Colin that is. Over the years, as their relationship to Colin waxes and wanes, the pair keep meeting in different restaurants. Eventually they meet for Colin's wake. Could there be life - and even friendship - after Colin?


Writer: Robert Shearman
Director: Janet Whitaker
Philippa: Linda Marlowe
Mandy: Gemma Saunders

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests ofTameside
Metropolitan Borough Council, Manchester.
With chairman EriC RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Pan-Caribbean

3: Songof Roland by Jamaica Kincaid , read by Josette Bushell-Mingo . A sensual and magical love story about an Antiguan stevedore and the women in his life. For details see Monday


Unknown: Songof Roland
Unknown: Jamaica Kincaid
Read By: Josette Bushell-Mingo

: Down to Earth

3: The Hampden Project. Ray Brown joins members s of the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group as they probe a windswept field near RAF Digby in search of a Handley Page Hampden bomber which crashed in 1940. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ray Brown

: Thinking Allowed - the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor meets three people who are putting Walsall on the larger map. Series producer Jane Jeffes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare explores the potential and the limits of the human mind and throws light into the hidden shadows of the psyche. Producer Joanna Rahim
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Yes, Sir, I Can Boogie

The first in a three-part sketch show for people who are a little bit different. Enter a world where theatres have wheelchair access only and the odd-job man pops round to praise your carpets. Starring Kevin Eldon , Leila Hackett ,
Simon Greenall , Daryl Beeton , Mat Fraser and Emma Kennedy. Producers Ash Atalla and Helen Williams (R)


Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Leila Hackett
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Daryl Beeton
Unknown: Mat Fraser
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Producers: Ash Atalla
Producers: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Roy has a birthday. Siobhan manages without. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Private Papers

By Margaret Forster , dramatised by Juliet Ace. Part 8. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Dramatised By: Juliet Ace.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a new series of the debates in which Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves ,
David Starkey and David Cook cross-examine guests who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: Rough Magic

The last of four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor. Sweets. All magical objects are objects out of time. Sweets are intensely anachronistic and always belong to our past. Why and how do they hold time Up? Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Steven Connor.

: Origins: the Human Factor

Aubrey Manning presents a history of human evolution in Africa six million years ago.
2: Humans Go Global. Bands of early humans venture out of Africa for the first time and expand their territory into Asia and Europe. The big-brained Neanderthals take the stage in Europe, but what happens when they encounter invaders from Africa? These early pioneers showed, for the first time, glimpses of the attributes of humans today. Manning hears from archaeologists about life and technology just under a million years ago in Europe-which, apart from the occasional wooden spear, was dominated by an oval-shaped stone tool, "the Stone Age equivalent of the Swiss army knife."
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker. E-MAIL: [web address removed]


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson

: Book at Bedtime: The Fencing Master

By Arturo Perez-Reverte . 3: The lessons begin amid political turmoil. Foi details see Monday


Unknown: Arturo Perez-Reverte

: The Goldfish Bowl

The first in a new series written by Shaun Prendergast , starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Anton and Liam -the Eric and Ernie of the fish fraternity- are back with more underwater wit and fishy frivolity.
Susan Tracy Ann Oberman Struan Shaun Prendergast Director Sally Avens


Written By: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl.
Director: Sally Avens

: Hearing with Hegley

Performance poet John Hegley returns for a new series in which he tries to unravel one of Southampton's more enduring mysteries: did King Canute get his feet wet or not? Plus an investigation of the joyous possibilities of flannel, fennel and funnel. With comedian
Simon Munnery. Producer Nigel Piper


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Simon Munnery.
Producer: Nigel Piper

: News

: The Late Book: White City Blue

By Tim Lott. Reader Jack Davenport. Part 3.
For details see Monday


Reader: Tim Lott.
Reader: Jack Davenport.

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