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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Helen Mark.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Helen Mark.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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 Clair Jaquiss. There's a Light upon the Mountains (There's a Light Upon the Mountains); Isaiah 64, wl(-)9; The Lord Hath Been Mindful of Us (Wesley); Forth in Your Name, 0 Lord, I Go
(Angels' Song). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: The Penguin Book of20th-century Essays

3: The Guilty Vicarage by WH Auden, read by John Shrapnel. Auden examines the addictive delights of the whodunit. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis. For details see Monday


Read By: John Shrapnel.
Produced By: Chris Wallis.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: Tuning into Children

In six programmes KirstyWark examines issues affecting five- to nine-year-olds. 5: On Your Marks How the race for academic achievement affects young children. And are boys more likelyto suffer than girls?
Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris. Fordetailsofthe accompanying book and cassette phone [number removed]


Producers: Angie Mason
Producers: Merilyn Harris.

: The Big Town All Stars

A four-part comedy by Bill Dare. 2: ThePerfect
Man. When Bozo takes a break from the band to settle an old boxing score, Kenny needs to find a replacement. But Nelson does not turn out to be a harmonising influence. Starring
Stephen Tompkinson , Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker , Adrian Scarborough and Brian Bovell. With Stephen Powell , Bill Dare and Matthew Little.
Musical director David Firman. ProducerGareth Edwards


Comedy By: Bill Dare.
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Clive Rowe
Unknown: Nicola Walker
Unknown: Adrian Scarborough
Unknown: Brian Bovell.
Unknown: Stephen Powell
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Matthew Little.
Director: David Firman.

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Points of Law

Richard Evans chairs the quiz played by legal wits. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Richard Evans
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hanna, I'll Find You

By Frances McNeil. Half-sisters Ushi and Hanna are parted during the war- Hanna has to flee Austria because of her Jewishness, and the girls lose touch. Believing that Hanna escaped the Nazis, Ushi searches obsessively for her after the war. But did Hanna escape? And what secrets might be revealed should Ushi find her sister?
with Rachel Atkins.


Writer: Frances McNeil
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Andy Jordan
Ushi: Jan Ravens
Roy John: Lloyd Fillingham
Hanna: Lou Gish

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by members of the Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.

: Architectural Marriages

3: Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor: Castle Howard. A tale of a flamboyant well-born playwright whose unlikely partnership with a humble architect produced a masterpiece. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our societytoday. Producer Chris Berthoud. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Berthoud.

: 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 Emma Selby
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Emma Selby

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Stockport.... So Good They Named It Once

A six-part comedy drama by Jim Poyser and Damian Lanigan following the lives of the Conroys, a family living in Stockport. 1: Barbie Eddie needs a loan to start up his own taxi business. Jason needs a better school report.
with Stefan Escreet. Emma Clarke , Jo-Anne Knowles.
Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser. Music Big George . Producer Neil Mossey (R)


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Unknown: Damian Lanigan
Unknown: Barbie Eddie
Unknown: Stefan Escreet.
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Jo-Anne Knowles.
Unknown: Damian Lanigan
Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Music: Big George
Producer: Neil Mossey
Jason: Dominic Monaghan
Maureen: Bevertey Callard
Eddie: John McArdle
Michael: Jason Done

: The Archers

While the cat's away Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson investigates why James Macmillan 's percussion concerto Veni Veni Emmanuel has received200 performances around the world in an age when modern compositions struggle to be heard. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: James MacMillan
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Hours

By Michael Cunningham. Part 3.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Cunningham.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves , David Starkeyand 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 Starkeyand David
Producer: David Coomes.

: Notes from an Exhibition

Three writers curate their dream exhibition or build a museum that could not exist and write an imaginary guide that takes listeners round the show. 2: Kevin Jackson leads a guided tour of a Library of Lost Books which contains all the great literature that has not come down to us.
Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Kevin Jackson

: Frontiers

New stories from the cutting edge of science.
Chasing the Wave. Mysterious ripples from deep space could open a new window on many of the universe's most cataclysmic events. As technology comes close to finally detecting elusive gravitational waves, Peter Evans examines the impact a new network of observatories could have on our map of the cosmos. Producer Adrian Washboume E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen , read by Felicity Kendal. Part8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Felicity Kendal.

: The Goldfish Bowl

ShaunPrendergast's comedy series about two goldfish, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Liam discovers that the world of the Tank is full of trouble and strife. Not to mention appalling cockney rhyming slang.
Susan Tracy Ann Oberman Struan Shaun Prendergast Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl.
Director: Sally Avens

: Hearing with Hegley

Comic poet John Hegley performs at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. He discovers that a poem does not necessarily want to be a poem, and he will attempt to answer some questions from the audience - if there is time. Producer Nigel Piper


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Nigel Piper

: There Should Be a Law against It

Max Cotton reports on an attempt by a backbench MPto protect the green belt.
Producer Peter Mulligan. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Peter Mulligan.

: News

: The Late Book: Dreamer

By Charles Johnson. 8: Plots to assassinate
Martin Luther King abound. The civil rights leader suspects that the FBI is doing nothing to foil them. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Johnson.
Unknown: Martin Luther King

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