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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Anna Hill investigates how agriculture is providing a new way of developing medicines.


Unknown: Anna Hill

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.
John Peel : page 14


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.
Unknown: John Peel

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests setthe cultural agenda for the week. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Roy Jenkins. Thine Be the Glory (Maccabeus); Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness (Lledrod); Light's Glittering
Morning (Lasst Uns Erfreuen); Luke 24, wl-8. With CorCaerdydd. Conductor Gwawr Owen.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Conductor: Gwawr Owen.

: Book of the Week: Just William 2000

Martin Jarvis chooses and performs five Richmal Crompton stories featuring the heroic though often misunderstood William Brown , as well as his long-suffering family, a rich assortment of relatives and eccentrics and the unforgettable Violet Elizabeth Bott. 1: William and St Valentine Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: William Brown
Unknown: Violet Elizabeth
Director: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney discovers more about Madame Butterflyand the women in Pucccini's life. And this week historian Amanda Vickery visits the forgotten centres of Georgian social life. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 11 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Madame Butterflyand
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Inventors Imperfect

Adam Hart-Davis uncovers the lives and inventions of four unacknowledged pioneers of science. 1: The Flying Man of Chard. The first powered ftight took place not in America in 1903 with the Wright Brothers, but in the Somerset town of Chard some 50 years earlier. Hart-Davisgoes in search of the obscure life of the Victorian pioneer John Stringfellow. Producer Hilary Field


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: John Stringfellow.
Producer: Hilary Field

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Nick Warburton. 4: Winnie Bailey. Winnie nurses her beloved husband in the peaceful Cotswolds village.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Unknown: Winnie Bailey.
Director: Claire Grove
Winnie: Marlene Sidaway
Donald: Terence Edmond
Phil: Teresa Gallagher
Jenny: Rachel Atkins
Percy: Geoffrey Greenhill

: You and Yours

Mark Whittaker is joined at the Natural History museum by a panel of guests to discuss whether our galleries provide us with an adequate service.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Counterpoint

Three more semi-finalists battle it out for a coveted place in the grand final of the musical quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Deep Blue Sea

By Terence Rattigan. Hester Collyer , wife of Sir
William, is discovered slumped, apparently dead, in front of agas fire in herdingy West London flat. What has brought an attractive, well-liked woman to such a low ebb? A play exploring the damaging effects of repressed emotions and unrequited love.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Terence Rattigan.
Unknown: Hester Collyer
Director: Mary Peate
Hester: Alexandra Gilbreath
Freddie: Adam Kotz
William: Hugh Quarshie
Mr Miller: Jon Strickland
Jackie: Paul Ritter
Philip: Tim Treloar
Ann: Diane O'Kelly
Mrs Elton: June Watson

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on savings and investment. LINESOPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Holes

By Louis Sachar , read by William Hootkins. Abridged in five parts by Richard Hamilton. 1: StanleyYelnats is off to Camp Green Lake- but there is no lake, and it isn't green. A juvenile detention centre in Texas is the unlikely location forthe magical novel awarded the Newbery Medal in the USA, entertaining children and parents alike. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Louis Sachar
Read By: William Hootkins.
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Lost Voices

Five specialists offer their views about how manners and modes of speech have changed within different professions. 1: Medicine. Would
Mistura Tussis Nigricans have been as effective if it were labelled Black Cough Mixture? And how has the management-speak which has infiltrated the NHS affected the doctor-patient relationship? Dr Michael O'Donnell investigates. Producer Joanna Rahim


Unknown: Mistura Tussis Nigricans
Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: The Food Programme

With Sheila Dillon. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests assess different attitudes to teenage culture across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Steve Evans.


Unknown: Steve Evans.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Richard Griffiths , Royce Mills, Christopher Matthew and Michael Wood. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Reader: Michael Wood.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Sid has egg on his face. Repeatedtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets composer and lyricist
Stephen Sondheim , who is 70 this year. They discuss a career which includes musicals as diverse as A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Sweeney Todd.
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Daughters of Britannia

The story of four centuries of diplomatic life, as revealed in the private letters, diaries and memoirs of British diplomats' wives and daughters. 11: At Home Abroad. The women try to maintain good diplomatic relations at home with their domestic staff. In Peking. Susan Townley finds more than a fly in her soup.
Directors Hannah Andrassy and John Dryden. Rptd from 10.45am


Directors: Hannah Andrassy
Directors: John Dryden.
Mary: Lucy Briers
Elizabeth: Sandy McDade
John: Robin Cameron
Anne: Caroline Trowbridge
Mrs Vigor: Helen Hobson
Marie-Noele: Saskia Bosch

: The Black Vote

Black and Asian voters form about 25 percent of the electorate in this month's polling for a London mayor and assembly. In the first of two programmes, Gary Younge examines the challenge that Ken Livingstone presents to the traditional Labourvote and asks whether these elections provide a unique opportunity for a new form of identity politics. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Gary Younge
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Producer: Sue Davies

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer visits the Philippines, where the Roman Catholic Church and women's rights activists are clashing over birth control. The country has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world and experts say family planning is essential to lifting it out of poverty. Pettifer meets the health workers who are risking the wrath of the church by encouragingbirth control. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Expert Instinct

The last of the series in which Jolyon Jenkins examines the skills that animals have developed and asks how humans can learn from their examples. Australian ants produce a powerful antibiotic which they use to paint the walls of their homes to prevent the spread of infection. As we run out of drugs to combat the increasing problem of antibiotic resistance in human bacterial infections, scientists are turning to animals for the next generation of anti-microbial drugs. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve , read in ten parts by Joanna David. 1: In the early hours of the morning,
Kathryn Lyons is awakened by a knock which
Changes her life. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Anita Shreve
Unknown: Joanna David.
Unknown: Kathryn Lyons
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Rptd from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: Acting Strangely

Martin Jarvis reads five extracts from his autobiography in which he reveals some of the more bizarre things that have happened to him in his varied life as an actor. 1: Look, Move, Speak Director Pete Atkin (R)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Director: Pete Atkin

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