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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Producer Moira Hickey

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. This week she speaks to two people who have chosen to write to prisoners on death row in the United States and asks how they face the devastating consequences of their friendship. Lawyer Edmund Connybeare is currently writing to a man who as been on death row for 20 years. Pamela Thomas is a middle-aged, middle-class mother of three who says she acted on impulse because she wanted to reach out to someone in trouble. She eventually witnessed her penfriend's execution. Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at9. 30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Edmund Connybeare
Unknown: Pamela Thomas
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Lend Me Your Ears

Fiona Shaw journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. 3: Secrets and Whispers. Princes and ambassadors might expect a private audience at the court of Queen Elizabeth, but mere nobles had to hang around for a glimpse of the monarch as she went to dinner or chapel. Shaw speculates on the kinds of sounds such visitors might have heard. Producer Kate McAII


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

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. John 16, wl2-15. With the Australian Chamber Choir. Director of music Philip Matthias.


Music: Philip Matthias.

: Book of the Week: The Shark Net

Peter O'Brien reads extracts from the haunting memoir of Australian writer Robert Drewe.
2: Eleven-year-old Robert meets Eric, his father's new handyman, who teaches him the art of "moss pissing". The boy also worries about a prowler targeting his mother. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Peter O'Brien
Unknown: Robert Drewe.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith news, views and culture fromawoman'spointofview. Drama: Diaryofa Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith

: Benson and Hedges Cup: Quarter-Finals

Commentary and reports on all fourgames, plus the draw for the semi-finals.
Approximate times

: Nature

Australia. Central Australia has flooded forthe first time in 25 years. Peter Jacklyn visits an island in Lake Eyre North to watch the spectacle of thousands of breeding birds making the most of the rapidly evaporating water. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Peter Jacklyn

: There's a Funny Thing

Education. The series of programmes in which Hugh Dennis delves into the comedy archives to explore a selection of jokes and sketches. Producers Libby Cross and Gavin Fuller


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producers: Libby Cross
Producers: Gavin Fuller

: Benson and Hedges Cup: Quarter-Finals

Commentary and reports on all fourgames, plus the draw for the semi-finals.
Approximate times

: You and Yours

PM 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 explores how music is used in our best-loved novels.
5: In Women in Love, DH Lawrence showed his anguish at the direction British culture was taking during the First World War. Through thinly veiled portraits of his own friends, Lawrence had his characters dance to the music of the Russian Ballet, yet despaired that "art should interpret industry, as art once interpreted religion". With John Worthen, Miranda Seymour and Rob Stradling. Reader JodyElen Machin. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Miranda Seymour
Reader: Rob Stradling.
Reader: Jodyelen MacHin.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Before Your Very Eyes

By David Pownal Georges Mél iès, the father of film fantasy, paved the way for modern cinema back in 1890s Paris. In his most famous film a spaceship in the shape of a cannon shell lands in the eye of the man in the moon. A colourful new play which looks at this dazzling innovator and compulsive seducerwho typified the Belle Epoque.
Pianist Tim Sharp. Director Graham Frost


Pianist: Tim Sharp.
Director: Graham Frost
Smile: Henry Goodman
Melies: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Jehanne: Suzanna Dawson
Lumiere: Alex Lowe
Fairground barker: Nigel Lambert

: 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.

: Improvisations

2: Café by Adam Thorpe , read by Nigel Anthony. Bob and Myrtle's Greek island dream has not worked OUt the way they expected. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

: Kerala Quest

2: God's Own Country. Charles Handy explores how tourism can benefit the visited as well as the Visitors. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning. This week a look at chronic fatigue syndrome, the most common cause of long-term absence from school. Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed] E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English.

: Forty Nights in the Wildebeest

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


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

: The Archers

Lewis lays down the law. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Mike Harris. Part 2. Fordetails see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Mike Harris.

: Lost Leaders: Great Powers in an Age of Change

"What we are witnessing now is the chaos that must surely arise when the world is looking for a new wineskin ..."In the firstof a new three-part series, leading contemporary historian Paul Kennedy assesses the political leadership of three key nations in conversation with some of the best political and economic analysts in the world. 1: This week he looks at Japan. With Noriko Hama and Yoichi Masuzoe.
Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Paul Kennedy
Unknown: Yoichi Masuzoe.
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: 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

Everything from pollution and central heatingto super-clean homes and processed foods has been blamed for the rocketing number of allergies. Dr Graham Easton finds out about the latest research and offers advice.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: As It Is in Heaven

By Niall Williams , read by Owen Roe. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Niall Williams
Read By: Owen Roe.

: The Very World of Milton Jones

The comedy series written by and starring
Britain's funniest Milton. Producer David Tyler (R)


Producer: David Tyler

: News

: The Late Book: The Owl's Watchsong: Part 2

By JA Cuddon , read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Part 2.
For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: JA Cuddon
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

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