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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Julia Letts


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Julia Letts

: Today

With Winifred Robinson and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With the Most Rev David Hope. Forty Days and 40 Nights (Aus der Tiefe); 1 Peter 5, w6-ll;
Emendemus in Melius (Byrd); Lord Jesus, Think on Me (St Paul's). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: David Hope.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Writing at the KitchenTable

Helena Bonham Carter reads from Artemis Cooper 's acclaimed biography of cookery writer Elizabeth David. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Unknown: Elizabeth David.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray isjoined by awarding-winning
Russian cellist Nina Kotova. Drama: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Nina Kotova.
Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: Lay Magistrates: without Fear or Favour

Sallie Davies presents two programmes about the work of lay magistrates. 1: Putting Yourself on the Line. The rigours of selection and training with a group of new recruits.
Producer Ann Gilmartin.
Repeated Sunday 9pm
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/education/magistrates
Polly Toynbee on magistrates: pagel6


Unknown: Sallie Davies
Producer: Ann Gilmartin
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: The Big Town All Stars

The last in a four-part comedy by Bill Dare. The band is on the road to play at a big party. It would be more fun if it were not Lorelei's ex's engagement party. As it covers the miles the band uncovers old scores. Starring Stephen Tompkinson , Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker and Adrian Scarborough. With Rachel Preece , 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: Rachel Preece
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Matthew Little.
Director: David Firman.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Points of Law

Richard Evans chairs the quiz played by legal wits in Gray's Inn.
Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Richard Evans
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sabina!

A romantic comedy by Chris Dolan. Plain Sandra Hamilton from Glasgow bets herflatmate that she will have more luck with the opposite sex if she pretends to be the exotic Sabina Vasiliev , the raven-haired temptress from eastern Europe.
Director Bruce Young


Comedy By: Chris Dolan.
Unknown: Sandra Hamilton
Unknown: Sabina Vasiliev
Director: Bruce Young
Sandra/Sabina Fiona Bell: Matthew Liambrennan
Tereza Cara Kelly Reporter: David Nisbet

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ray Broughton , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members of the Castle Horticultural Society, Winchester.
With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Ray Broughton
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Father! Father! Burning Bright

Written and read by Alan Bennett. 3: As Midgley's father lingers on his deathbed, falls to Midgley to summon the relatives.
For detail see Monday


Read By: Alan Bennett.

: Open on a Palm-Fringed Beach

Hugh Dennis continues his journey through the worlds of marketing and advertising. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our society today. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: John Watkins.

: 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 Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Stockport ... So Good They Named It Once

A six-part comedy drama by Jim Poyser and DamianLanigan following the lives of the Conroys, a family living in Stockport.
3: Dib Dib Dib. Jason has to face life without
Debbie. Can Michael and the Sweater Girls' first gig take his mind off being single?
with Emma Clarke , Stefan Escreet , Jo-Anne Knowles , Jim Poyser and Damian Lanigan. Music Big George . Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Unknown: Dib Dib Dib.
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Stefan Escreet
Unknown: Jo-Anne Knowles
Unknown: Jim Poyser
Unknown: Damian Lanigan.
Music: Big George
Producer: Neil Mossey
Mr Bickerstaffe: Dan Maier
Maureen: Beverley Callard
Michael: Jason Done
Eddie: John McArdle
Jason: Dominic Monaghan

: The Archers

Elizabeth calculates the odds.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the work of the 18th-century French artist Chardin who concentrated on simple still-life paintings in an age when much art was heroic in subject, or highly decorative in style. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: John Goudie

: Sister Carrie

By Theodore Dreiser. 3: Carrie's desire for a fine life overcomes her misgivings about living in sin.
Drouet swiftly seduces her, but Carrie insists they marry. Meanwhile Hurstwood is beguiled by her, and she is equally enthralled by the older man's sophistication.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Theodore Dreiser.

: The Moral Maze

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

: A Caribbean Blue

Head North from London and Turn Right
The first of two talks by Jamaican-born Pat Cumper , who has a mix of Scots, northern
English and Caribbean blood in herveins. She describes her arrival in Britain and her first year at Cambridge University amid the political turmoil of the early 1970s.
Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Pat Cumper

: Frontiers

All Gas and 'Gators. Frozen gas at the bottom of the sea and alligators in the Arctic Circle: did a greenhouse-gas attack from beneath the waves melt the poles and change the course of evolution 55 million years ago? Peter Evans finds out about new discoveries which shed light on our past. Producer Roland Pease
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Foreign Country

By Francine Stock , read by Deborah Findlay. Part 8.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Francine Stock
Read By: Deborah Findlay.

: The Goldfish Bowl

ShaunPrendergast's comedy series about two goldfish, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Anton decides that Liam must be put into training when he is threatened by a piranha.
Susan Tracy Ann Oberman Struan Shaun Prendergast Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl.
Unknown: Susan Tracy Ann OBErman
Director: Sally Avens

: Hearing with Hegley

"How long is your dog?" asks comic poet John Hegley this week. He may also reveal a little-known ocular fact regarding prospective candidate for Lord Mayor of London. With Keith Moore on double bass.
Producer Nigel Piper


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Keith Moore
Producer: Nigel Piper

: News

: The Late Book: Archangel

By Robert Harris. 3: In an abandoned Moscow garden Kelso finds the spot where Papu Rapava buried Stalin's notebook in 1953. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.
Unknown: Papu Rapava

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