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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth ,


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Long View

The series which finds the past behind the present.5: The Gotham Tales.
Jonathan Freedland explores the most popular jokes in British history, a bestselling collection of stories about a village of fool on the fringes of Nottingham which dates back to the 13th century. With Fiona Shaw and guests. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm
Roland White's Radio Review: page 45


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Forbidden Planet

Lisa Jardine meets acclaimed, cutting-edge artists whose work is inspired by technological discovery and unites them with leading scientists to hear of the latest research in their chosen fields. 3: Installation artist Cornelia Parker.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk (R)


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Artist: Cornelia Parker.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Oft in Danger, Oft in Woe
(University College); Luke 13, v22,w31-35;
Almighty and Everlasting God (Gibbons); We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Terence Rattigan - the Man and His Work

By Michael Darlow. 2: Based on his experiences as an RAFair-gunner, Rattigan's 1942 play Flare Path catches the public mood of wartime Britain. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Darlow.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with interviews and discussions takingawoman's point of view. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: When a Kestrel Hies

Today the kestrel is a familiar sight, hovering high over motorways. In the past, this roadside commuter has been an inspiration to poets and writers, and prized by falconers. Lionel Kelleway traces the history of this successful and adaptable bird of prey. Producer Sarah Blunt (R)


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Leading Ladies

Actor Christopher Lee presents the second of two programmes about leading ladies of American wit and comedy in the first half of the 20th century. He tells how they made the transition from radio to Hollywood in the thirties, tracing their arrival on television in the fifties. Featuring the stories of Lucille Ball , Eve Arden , Jane Russell , Frances Langford , Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall.


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Stories Of: Lucille Ball
Stories Of: Eve Arden
Stories Of: Jane Russell
Stories Of: Frances Langford
Stories Of: Marilyn Monroe
Stories Of: Lauren Bacall.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Writing Music

In a newsix-part series Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels.
1: He enters the world of Jane Austen 's Pride and Prejudice with musician Derek McCulloch , actress Judith French and historical dance expert Madeleine Inglehearn to discoverwhether
Darcy's observations that "a woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing and dancing" was sound advice or a monumental insult. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Jane Austen
Musician: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Madeleine Inglehearn
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Limits of Dominion

By Arnold Bennett , dramatised by Elizabeth Baines. A young engineer is offered the chance to make his fortune, but his father stands in the way.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Baines.
Bennett: Gerry Hinks
Ralph: Stefan Escreet
Maidie: Rachel Smith
Dinah: Eve Steele
Miss Hummel: Eve Steele
Mary: Susie Hawthorne
Lady Eleanor: Susie Hawthorne
Father: John Jardine
SirThomas: John Jardine
Swell: Marc Goodall
Harvey: Marc Goodall

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Eddie Mairforan exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Eddie Mairforan
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Ovid Metamorphosed

2: The Elysium Lifestyle Mansions by Margaret Atwood , read by Maureen Lipman. Sibyl, prophet and millionaire proprietor of a Californian retirement home, recalls the perils of asking a god for immortality.
For detailssee yesterday. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Read By: Maureen Lipman.
Producer: Jill Waters

: The Tereentenarians

Today Trevor Baylis visits the Black Country forge run by the Folkes family. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Trevor Baylis

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb presents the programme that takes a look at everything which affects ourworking lives. Producers Marcia Hughes and Sandra Kanthall


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producers: Marcia Hughes
Producers: Sandra Kanthall

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with advice columnist
Virginia Ironside and Jeremy Lewis , editor of The Oldie magazine. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Virginia Ironside
Unknown: Jeremy Lewis
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Forty Nights in the Wildebeest

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero return for a second six-part comedy series in which they will be pushing the pun count beyond the pain threshold. Including Buffet the Vampire Salad, Dr Seuss and the Darleks, and Tarbuk, Lord of the Jungle. Music is performed by the Gents. Producers Jayne Gibson and Julian Mayers

: The Archers

Jolene is going cold turkey. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the work of Trinidadian author CLR James , who wrote about race, class, politics and Cricket. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Clr James
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Daughters of Britannia

2: Leaving Home. The women begin arduous journeys to reach their postings. Ella must trek across war-torn Europe in 1915. Isabel embarks on a wild and lawless life in Brazil.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Whitehall Village

In the second of two reports
Romola Christopherson explores the future of the civil service. How will it change, and will Sir Humphrey still have a role?
Producers Martin Cox and Gordon Hutchings. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Romola Christopherson
Unknown: Gordon Hutchings.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large saeto [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

In the first of a 26-part series, Dr Graham Easton looks at whether the medical treatments we regularly receive are based on evidence or whim. To unpick this thorny question, he talks to Dr Anna Donald, the deputy editor of the journal
Clinical Evidence, who is frustrated by the slow pace of change. GP Chris Cates explains how he puts his ideas into practice by showing his patients that there is often no evidence for the treatments they have become used to.
See tomorrow's choice on page 124.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: [email address removed] Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Presenter: Dr Graham Easton
Interviewee: Dr Anna Donald
Interviewee: Dr Chris Cates
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

By Isabel Allende. 2: "Joachin was not a man of many words, but Of action." For details see yesterday


Unknown: Isabel Allende.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

Last in a variety-comedy-sketch show about flatmates surrounded by a host of strange neighbours.
Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine, with Martin Hyder and Jim North.
This week the cast of Friends comes to visit.


Writer: Mel Hudson
Writer: Vicki Pepperdine
Performer: Martin Hyder
Performer: Jim North
Producer: Claire Jones
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo Ishiguro. 7: Christopher agrees to go away with Sarah, but Inspector Kung 's news leads him into the war zone. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro.
Unknown: Inspector Kung

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