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: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Kieran Conry.


Unknown: Mgr Kieran Conry.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With Stephen Shipley. Hebrews 13, w8-15. Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Operation Overflight

By Francis Gary Powers. 3: After months of interrogation, Powers finally faces his trial for spying. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers.

: Woman's Hour

Yvonne Roberts discusses her latest novel with Jenni Murray. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 18. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Yvonne Roberts
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Rags to Rights

Peter White presents a three-part chronicle ofthe movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain over the past 100 years.
1: Outof Sight, OutofMind. Many disabled people in the 1900s were confined to Victorian-style institutions. Were there no attempts to find a better way of relating to their needs in the years before the First World War? Producer Peter Griffiths (R)


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Smelling of Roses

Simon Brett 's new six-part comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event-management company.
1: Wise after the Event. Rosie and her granddaughter Jo are shaken by the return of Rosie's daughter Kate. Starring Prunella Scales, Arabella Weir, Rebecca Callard, Duncan Preston, Annette Badland, Michael Fenton Stevens and Stephen Thorne. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Stephen Thome.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: 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 , Monica Grady and Peter McDonald. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Monica Grady
Unknown: Peter McDonald.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Book of Secrets

nThe long-vanished world of colonial East Africa is brought to life through the discovery of an old diary. The book belonged to a British officer, and as its pages begin to yield the secrets of the past and a complex web of relationships, so the connections between the past and present become apparent.
Director Mark Rickards


Director: Mark Rickards
Alfred: Tim Plgott-Smith
Pius: Nadim Sawalha
Rita: Shaheen Khan
Mariamu: Shaheen Khan
Mukhi: Renu Setna
Pipa: Vincent Ebrahim
Ali: Shiv Grewal
Thomas: Shiv Grewal

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are in Dorset as part of the Dorchester Festival. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Master Musicians

2: Tenor Robert Tear reads extracts from My Childhood by Carl Nielsen , the Danish composer's magical account of his early years in the Funen countryside. For details see yesterday


Tenor: Robert Tear
Unknown: Carl Nielsen

: Songlines

3: La Marseillaise. As accusations of racism and blood lust envelop the French national anthem, David Stafford seeks expert witness from Tony Benn MP, French scholar Malcolm Cook and lyricist Charles Hart. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Malcolm Cook
Unknown: Charles Hart.

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Preston, the administrative centre of Lancashire, to discover how the town fits on to the larger map. Producer Nick Minter


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Nick Minter

: Case Notes

Can a person buy good health? Does living below the poverty line mean that one is likely to be sick more often than someone who is wealthy?
Dr Graham Easton investigates whetherthe NHS is doing enough to close the health gap. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With 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 comedy series. This week they are set their toughest challenge so far-to substantially increase Radio 3's listening figures. Will this prove a wheeze too far for the wheezemaster generals? With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Rebecca Front, Roger Sloman , Philip Fox , Mark Tonderai and Beth Chalmers. Written by Mark Burton. ProducerPaulSchlesinger(R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: Mark Tonderai
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Written By: Mark Burton.

: The Archers

Ed has a change of barracks. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme and meets writer Amy Jenkins , creator of the highly successful television series This Life, who has jUSt published her first novel. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Amy Jenkins
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Daughters of Britannia

Four centuries of diplomatic life, as experienced by diplomats' wives and daughters. 18: Dangers. Veronica Atkinson was trapped in the British embassy during the Romanian revolution; Evelyn Jackson 's husband was kidnapped in 1970s Uruguay; and in 1976 the British ambassador was killed by a terrorist car bomb in Dublin. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Veronica Atkinson
Unknown: Evelyn Jackson

: 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 of the series the lecturers will cometogetherforafinal round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie.
4: Health and Population. In a globalised world, diseases can travel almost as fast as money.
Director-general of the World Health Organisation Gro Harlem Brundtland calls for a radical new approach to enable the planet to meet the basic needs of its six billion people.
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm. The lectures are published on: [web address removed]


Host: Kate Adie
Producer: Charles Sigler
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: 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. 3: In 1963 the water behind the Vaiont dam in Italy escaped, killing 2,600 people. Incredibly the dam itself held despite being subjected to a massive force, and it remains standingtoday.
Producer Sue Broom. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor Bill McGuire

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve. 8: Kathryn receives devastating news from Muire Boland. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Struck Off and Die's Family HealthCompanion

The last in the current series of the 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 look at medicine of the future, including doctorless surgeries, do-it-yourself surgeries and the virtual reality hospital. With Philippa Fordham and David Wolstencroft. Producer Helen Williams


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

: News

: The Late Book: Driving over Lemons

By Chris Stewart. 3: Sheep shearing and bridge building SOUth Of Granada. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Chris Stewart.

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