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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Ashley Gething.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Between Ourselves

The first of a new eight-part series in which Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. Politicians Shirley Williams and Shaun Woodward both left their respective parties. They discuss loyalty, integrity and the price of conscience.
Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Shaun Woodward
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Lend Me Your Ears

Whether in the country or the town, one can never escape the drone of aeroplanes, the squeal of brakes and the hum of electrical equipment. In four programmes Fiona Shaw turns down the volume of 21st-century life and journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. 1: A Human Touch. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. The Strife Is
O'er, the Battle Done (Gelobt Sei Gott);
1 Corinthians 15, w51-57; The Trumpet Shall Sound (Handel); Onward, Christian Soldiers (St Gertrude). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Just William 2000

By Richmal Crompton , performed by Martin Jarvis. 2: The Outlaws and the Penknife For details see yesterday


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions taking a woman's point of view, and Amanda Vickery arrives in the Assembly Rooms in York. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Calcutta Stories

In three programmes Simon Parkes looks behind the images of poverty and squalor most often associated with Calcutta, where he has lived for the last year. 2: City of Scholars. Parkes visits the upper-middle-class schools bequeathed by the British, and the makeshift classrooms catering to the homeless street children based on platform one at the city's railway station. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Tony Phillips

: First Draft

Is a dazzling script enought to get into the sitcom hall of fame? In the second of two programmes Harry Thompson talks to comedy writers, actors and producers about the process ofgettinga beautifully crafted comedy script from VDU to video. producers Tom Alban


Talks: Harry Thompson
Producers: Tom Alban

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Writing Music

Peter Stead continues his exploration of how music is used in our best-loved novels.
3: Thomas Hardy 's rural idyll Under the Greenwood Tree reconstructs the musical world of early-19th-century rural Wessex, and in particularthe tradition of the Mellstock Band, threatened bythe introduction of an organ to replace them at church services. With musicians Bonny Sartin and Dave Townsend , and historian Jo Draper. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Musicians: Bonny Sartin
Musicians: Dave Townsend
Unknown: Jo Draper.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Reaper's Year

By Ivan Cutting. "You got a frog's bone in your pocket, you can do anything with a horse. Only that got to be the right frog's bone." The old secrets of a horseman clash with the power of the tractor in the years just before the Second World War.
Music written and performed by Pat Whymark Producer Nick Patrick. Director Ivan Cutting


Unknown: Ivan Cutting.
Unknown: Pat Whymark
Producer: Nick Patrick.
Harold: William Haden
John: Alex Harland
Frances: Jules Davison
Lizzie: Kate Burford

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Holes

By Louis Sachar , read in five parts by William Hootkins. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Louis Sachar
Unknown: William Hootkins.

: Lost Voices

2: The Law. Geoffrey Bindman scrutinises the language of the legal profession. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Geoffrey Bindman

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton starts the series by discussing the ins and outs of the business of cricket and asks whetherthe game is the forgotten national sport. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty discusses three favourite paperbacks with government education adviser Michael Barber and acclaimed first-time novelist
Zadie Smith. Producer Chris Marshall. Repeated Sunday llprr


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Michael Barber
Unknown: Zadie Smith.
Producer: Chris Marshall.

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Forty Nights in the Wildebeest

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero continue their comedy series. Music by the Gents. Producers Julian Mayers and Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Nick Romero
Producers: Julian Mayers
Producers: Jayne Gibson

: The Archers

Elizabeth says you can keep your sausages. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme. ProducerTim Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Producertim Prosser

: Daughters of Britannia

Four centuries of diplomatic life as experienced by diplomats' wives and daughters.
12: Eating and Drinking. In Chinese Turkestan, Catherine Macartney tastes sea slugs and ancient eggs, and Ella Sykes insists that cheese straws are served at her dinner parties. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Catherine MacArtney
Unknown: Ella Sykes

: Manifest Destinies

A series that takes the pulse of 21st-century
America in the run-up to the presidential election. 2: Salsa Outsells Ketchup. Bridget Kendall investigates the emergence of the country's fastest-growing minority- Latinos. With salsa outselling ketchup in America's supermarkets, Latino culture has become mainstream. Kendall meets the people who are redefining what it means to be American. Producer Sue Ellis. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Sue Ellis.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Tonight Sir John Mills talks about his life and the impact that macular degeneration has had upon him in his lateryears.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Talks: Sir John Mills
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Why are we so frightened of vaccines? Scare stories about possible links to serious illnesses surface every few months, followed by waves of anxious parents refusing to havetheirchildren immunised against potentially lethal diseases. Dr Graham Easton explores the confusion surrounding the whole business of vaccination. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Tonight's programme will be followed by a live web chat on: www.bbc.co.uk/health. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve. 2: Kathryn tries to come to terms with the fact that her husband has been killed in a plane crash. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: The Very World of Milton Jones

The second blast of the kindly comedy series written by and starring Milton Jones. Producer David Tyler (R)


Unknown: Milton Jones.
Producer: David Tyler

: A History of the Voice

Neanderthals could not pronounce the sound "ee' because of the shape of their face and the position of their larynx. Is this why they died out and we survived? The first of three programmes in which Alistair McGowan traces the evolution, developmenand USeS ofthe human voice. Producer Kerry McGeever (R


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Producer: Kerry McGeever

: News

: The Late Book: Acting Strangely

Written and read by Martin Jarvis. 2: Try to Look
Scared. For details see yesterday (R)


Read By: Martin Jarvis.

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