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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Fresh-Air Fiend

By Paul Theroux , read by Stuart Milligan. 3: Tasting the Pacific. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Christ forthe World, We Sing! (Leddington Wright); John 3, wl-15; Os Justi (Bruckner); Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is
Mine (Blessed Assurance). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by guests for lively and topical interviews and conversation from a woman's point of view. Drama: Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.

: Ideal Homes

Jonathan Glanceytellsthe story of Fairford Leys in Buckinghamshire, the new housing estate deliberately designed as a ready-made village.
Architects, builders and residents describe how it feels to be involved in the birth of a new, complete community. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Jonathan Glanceytellsthe
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Millport

A comedy series written by Lynne Ferguson.
2:Lineage.Big brother Gordon has returned to Millport. But Irene wonders why anyone would return there once they have had the chance to escape. Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith


Written By: Lynne Ferguson.
Producers: Lucy Bacon
Producers: Kathy Smith

: 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.

: Inspiration!

From Archimedes to Stephen Hawking , penicillin to viagra, Chris Stuart returns with a celebrity panel at the Science Museum in the quiz that explores the world of discovery and inventions. With Lewis Wolpert , Adam Hart-Davis , Johnny Ball and Kevin Warwick. Compiled by Crispin Belcher.

Inspiration (1.30pm R4) returns today after an 18-month interval. Its aim is to demystify science and make it jolly and accessible. Carol Smith, the producer, insists that her eminent professorial contestants should make everything comprehensible to someone like her, who boasts of no scientific qualifications beyond CSE biology. Lewis Wolpert and Adam Hart-Davis (of Local Heroes on BBC 2) chair the teams. Their guests are Johnny Ball, father of Zoe and the man who was always asking us to Think of a Number, and the cybernetics guru Kevin Warwick - who recently had to buy an extra plane ticket for his robot cat. SG


Presenter: Chris Stuart
Panellist: Lewis Wolpert
Panellist: Adam Hart-Davis
Panellist: Johnny Ball
Panellist: Kevin Warwick.
Compiled by: Crispin Belcher
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beyond the Canvas: 3: Nevermore

by Nicholas McInerny.

Paul Gauguin's wife gave birth to a child who died when only a few days old while the artist was living in Tahiti. His response was to paint one of his most striking paintings, which depicted his wife in the classical pose of a nude Venus but in a tropical setting, with a raven gazing over the scene. Professor John House explores the painting.

(For details see Monday)


Writer: Nicholas McInerny
Gauguin: Anton Lesser
Pau'ura: Inika Leigh Wright
Fr Bechu: Graham Padden

: Gardeners' Question Time

Live from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford. With
Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew ,
Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Latin Shorts

3: Don't Tell Her You Love Herby Senel Paz , read by Joseph McFadden. A passionate story about politics and young love set against the backdrop of the newly formed Cuban Republic. For details see Monday


Unknown: Senel Paz
Read By: Joseph McFadden.

: Curiouser and Curiouser

3: Croquet with the Queen of Hearts. When Alice played croquet in Wonderland she used a live flamingo forthe mallet and the balls were hedgehogs. Some people think the real game is just as eccentric today but in Victorian times it was a useful place to lose your head over a girl. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, believes that economic change is having a profound effect on life in our cities. He tells Laurie Taylor that the shift to short-term patterns of employment has altered the way we use the urban environment. Modern cities, he says, have become neutral places which fail to provide physical stimulation for their inhabitants.
E-Mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Guest: Richard Sennett
Producer: John Watkins

: The Healers

What motivates a person to become a dentist? Is it the thought of a highly profitable dental practise, or do dentists worry about the poor and the disabled -the people society often neglects? Niall Dickson investigates. ProducerGeraldineFitzgerald(R)


Unknown: Niall Dickson

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

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

Last instalment of Jim Poyser and Damian Lanigan 's s comedy drama about the Conroys, a family living in Stockport. Organathon. Eddie goes forthe English record for continuous playing, while Jason receives a mysterious letter. with Jo-Anne Knowles , Brian Poyser and Chris Pavio Music Big George. Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Unknown: Damian Lanigan
Unknown: Jo-Anne Knowles
Unknown: Brian Poyser
Unknown: Chris Pavio
Music: Big George.
Producer: Neil Mossey
Mr Owen: Richard Davies
Michael: Jason Done
Jason: Dominic Monaghan
Maureen: Beveriey Callard
Eddie: John McArdle

: The Archers

Sid gets some Shut-eye. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on the new film adaptation of Jane Austen 's Mansfield Park, and John Wilson meets Lou Reed , the man behind Walk on the Wild Side and Perfect Day. ProducerZahid Warley


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Lou Reed

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. 3: At 13, Yu-i sees her husband's face for the first time. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.

: 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.

: Letters from the Morning of the World

Composer Robert Walker describes life on the Indonesian island of Bali, to which he emigrated in 1992, settling in the village of Karangasem.
2: Gongs Galore. Walker is eagerto join the gong players in the village, but he soon declares himself hopeless in the face of the staggering virtuosity of the native performers. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Robert Walker

: This Snowball Earth

Seven hundred million years ago the world froze over. Temperatures dropped to 50-below-zero and the oceans turned to ice a kilometre deep.
Gabrielle Walker talks to the scientists who have only recently unravelled this story and who have discovered how it may have kick-started the emergence of animal life.
Producer Roland Pease. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Roland Pease.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Map of the World

By Jane Hamilton , read by Liza Ross. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Hamilton
Read By: Liza Ross.

: Struck Off and Die's Family Health Companion

Six new episodes of the award-winning comedy sketch show. Have you ever wondered whether alternative healing really works, what the best ways of dealing with stress are, or why the speculum is always so cold? Doctors Tony Gardner and Phil Hammond demystify all things medical with their unique brand of dark and irreverent humour.


Comedian: Tony Gardner
Comedian: Phil Hammond
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: By the Light of My Father's Smile

By Alice Walker. 8: Magdalena has died, but her pain and bitterness is still affecting her whole family. For details see Monday


Author: Alice Walker

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