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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev JimThompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: Brunelleschi's Dome

By Ross King. 3: The practical problems of construction force Filippo to devise a machine which will one day become one of the mechanical wonders ofthe Renaissance. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ross King.

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. I Am a New Creation (Bilbrough); Romans 6, wl-8; 0 Be Joyful (Rutter); Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now (St Albinus). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray isjoined by mathematics prodigy Sarah Flannery to talk about her award-winning coding forthe internet. Drama: Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Getting On

The baby-boomers of the 1960s who defied convention and gave youth a new identity are now in theirfifties and sixties. What is life like forthem now in a society that, partly through their own efforts, worships youth? In two programmes, JennyCuffe finds out. 1: New Identities Producer Ronni Davis


Producer: Ronni Davis

: Millport

A six-part comedy written by Lynne Ferguson.
3: Ardour. The Minister reveals to Irene a secret yearningfor Moira. Afterthe initial shock, she realises this unlikely romance could prove advantageous. 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!

Chris Stuart hosts the quiz about scientific discoveries and inventions played by a celebrity panel. Joining him in the Science Museum are Lewis Wolpert , Adam Hart-Davis , Neil Johnson and Tracey Logan. Producercaroi smith


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Neil Johnson
Unknown: Tracey Logan.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: In Care

Shauna, at 13, knows it all. Jamana Prem , 50 years older, has a lot to learn. Does wisdom come from experience, or vice versa? with Terry Molloy , Sunny Ormonde. Malcolm McKee , Shirley Dixon ,
Alex Jones and Christopher Trenfeld . Director Sue Wilson (R)


Unknown: Jamana Prem
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: Malcolm McKee
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Alex Jones
Unknown: Christopher Trenfeld
Director: Sue Wilson
Jamana: Charubala Chokshi
Shauna: Cathy Purcell
Meera: Zita Sattar

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from Warwickshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: The Spring Collection

Brave Girl by Peter Ho Davies , read by Honeysuckle Weeks . A young girl spends time with her dentist father before her parents separate and learns some painful truths about trust and honesty. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Ho Davies
Read By: Honeysuckle Weeks

: Surgery for the Sake of It?

3: Removing Tonsils. Tonsillectomy was the most frequently performed operation when the NHS was set up in 1948. Today surgeons are much more reluctant to operate. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Man of the millennium William Shakespeare is Stratford's most famous son. Laurie Taylor meets some of the citizens who are currently putting the town on the national and international map. Series producer Jane Jeffes


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jane Jeffes

: The Healers

A look behind the scenes at those who offer care and cure. This programme takes the lid off pathology. Are pathologists medical detectives or just backroom boys and girls? Presented by Niall Dickson.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk (R)


Presented By: Niall Dickson.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: PM

With Claire English and Charlie Lee Potter.


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's six-part comedy series. 1: This week they are visited by the chairman of the Conservative Party
. Starring Siobhan Hayes , Jeremy Clyde , Tony Gardner , Simon Greenall , Martin Hyder and Beth Chalmers. Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Clarrie is in a flap. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Erin Riley

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. 8: As Yu-i's baby is born in Berlin in 1922, her husband demands she sign divorce papers.
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. 3: Bribes and Busybodies. Government corruption is rife and yet does not lead to sackings. Those working in public office routinely expect bribes to be offered to oil the wheels.
Walker gives the example of what it cost him to get his visa renewed - a price equivalent to the return airfare to and from the UK, paid to an official chewing a toothpick and with a penchant for practising golf shots in his office.
He also encounters the handsome young
Balinese men who target the growing number of middle-aged Australian women settling on the island. Having paid for the weddings and their husbands' new businesses, they often find their spouses'libido being exercised elsewhere. Repeated from Sunday 5.40pm


Unknown: Robert Walker

: Killing the Killers

At the end of June, the world's last known batches of the smallpox virus are due to be destroyed. As recently as the sixties, smallpox killed two million people a year. By 1980, the disease had been eradicated. But would destroying the remaining stocks of the virus protect the world or place it at greater risk? Jolyon Jenkins reports. Producer SarahLewthwaite(R)


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation. Shortened repeat of9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book at Bedtime: Theresa Desqueroux

By Francois Mauriac , read by Juliet Aubrey.
3: As Therese nears home, she still does not fully understand what tipped the balance against Bernard. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francois Mauriac
Read By: Juliet Aubrey.

: Struck Off and Die's Family HealthCompanion

The award-winning comedy sketch show. Doctors Tony Gardner and Phil Hammond demystify all things medical with their unique brand of dark and irreverent humour. Producer Helen Williams


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

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo Ishuguro. 3: His mother's commitment to abolishing the opium trade is making Christopher's father's life impossible. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kazuo Ishuguro.

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