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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

With Ashley Gething.


Unknown: Ashley Gething.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: 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: Just William 2000

By Richmal Crompton , performed by Martin Jarvis. 3: William's Wonderful Plan For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. This Joyful
Eastertide; Acts 10, yj38-A3; My Beloved Spake (Hadley); Love's Redeeming Work Is Done
(Savannah). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon. Amanda Vickery travels to Preston to visit the famous local walks. Drama:
Daughters of Britannia. Part 13. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: High Contrast

What happens to a plane full of people stuck at the end of a runway for nine hours, or a man trapped in a snow hole with no foreseeable hope of rescue? A programme exploring the experiences of people who have undergone trying Circumstances. Producer Matt Thompson


Producer: Matt Thompson

: Millport

The conclusion of Lynne Ferguson 's comedy. The Letter. A letter arrives for Irene which promises to change her life. But when push comes to shove, is she ready to leave this dismal little backwater she so unlovingly calls home? Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith


Unknown: 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. Joining him are Lewis Wolpert , Adam Hart-Davis , Neil Johnson , and Tracey Logan. Producer Carol Smith


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Not like Enid Blyton

A play for all the family by ValSyms. It's 1956, and 11-year-olds Brenda and Pat are planning to spend Sunday having adventures. But Pat's mum insists they take baby Dominic along.... This never happened to the Famous Five!
Director Chris Wallis


Director: Chris Wallis
Brenda: Natalie Lynch
Pat: Victoria McGovern
Pat's mum: Melissa Sinden
Pat's dad: Russell Dixon
Sergeant: Terence Mann
Spiv: Vincent Davles
Amanda: Vickie Smith
Footballer: Sean Mason
: Vanessa Rosenthal

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special Easter edition of the programme from the Algarve. Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions and discover the secret Portugal the holidaymakers never see. With Chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Holes

By Louis Sachar , read by William Hootkins. Part 3. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Louis Sachar
Read By: William Hootkins.

: Lost Voices

3: Journalism. Lesley Riddoch reflects on how the language of the newsroom has evolved in her lifetime. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor examines whetherwe can expect a crisis of democracy in modern Britain iftoday's politically uninterested youth carry their attitudes into middle age. Ron Johnston , professor of geographical sciences at the University of Bristol, unearths disturbing trends in political indifference in societytoday. And philosopher Ted Honderich asks if democracy isthe best way to govern an increasingly apathetic society.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Ron Johnston
Unknown: Ted Honderich
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: 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 have their children immunised against potentially lethal diseases. Dr Graham Easton explores the confusion surrounding the whole business of vaccination. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Charlie Lee Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mairand
Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week the PR agency with contacts at the highest level of government is asked to come up with a strategy to increase church congregations around the country. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , John Rowe and Alys Torrance. ProducerPaul Schlesinger(R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: John Rowe

: The Archers

The Grundys need some hot, sweet tea. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme and meets writer William Nicholson , best known for Shadowlands. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: William Nicholson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Daughters of Britannia

Four centuries of diplomatic life as experienced bydiplomats' wives and daughters.
13: Keeping Healthy. In Constantinople,
Mary Wortley-Montagu trusts the Turkish vaccination against smallpox for her son. Isabel is plagued with rampant Brazilian boils.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Wortley-Montagu

: The Reith Lectures

Respect for the Earth
Five eminent thinkers speak from around the world on different aspects of the complex theme of sustainable development. At the end ofthe series the lecturers will come together for a final round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie.
3: Business. Chief executive of BP-Amoco Sir
John Browne examines the challenges faced in a world where demands are increasing and resources are limited. The lecture focuses on examples of positive change which have been and are being delivered. But while business can and should offer new choices, the power of decision lies with individuals and governments. From the Dynamic Earth Centre in Edinburgh. Producer Charles Sigler. Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
The lectures are published on: viww.bbc.co.uk/reith2000


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Unknown: John Browne
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: Disasters in Waiting

Earth scientist Professor Bill McGuire looks at what has been learnt about the future from four catastrophes which have taken place in the last 100 years.
2: Turkey is in an earthquake zone, as shown only too painfully last year in the city of Izmit. If the Mamara sea fault moves again, the capital city Istanbul maygetjust seven seconds warning. Producer Tristan Chytroschek. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor Bill McGuire
Producer: Tristan Chytroschek.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve. 3: Kathryn hears that her husband's plane crash is being attributed to pilot error. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: 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. This week a peek behind the doors ofthe General Medical Council and a preview ofthe new 750-part fly-on-the-wall documentary Ward 12, Male Urology. With Philippa Fordham and David Wolstencroft. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: David Wolstencroft.
Producer: Helen Williams

: A History of the Voice

Alistair McGowan looks at how we have manipulated our voices across the ages for purposes ranging from the devotional to the recreational. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Alistair McGowan

: News

: The Late Book: Acting Strangely

Written and read by Martin Jarvis.
3: GoodLuck, Please! For details see Easter Monday (R)


Read By: Martin Jarvis.

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