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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With 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 the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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: The Shark Net

By Robert Drewe. 3: At 16, Robert falls in love and kills a shark. Meanwhile, a menacing stranger has started to murder local women - but is he really a Stranger? For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Drewe.

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Mark 2, W14-17 . With the Australian Chamber Choir. Director of music Philip Matthias.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Philip Matthias.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Rags to Rights

Peter White presents a chronicle of the movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain overthe past 100 years.
2: Fit for Heroes?The impact of two world wars increased public understanding of disability, but legislation and a fair benefits system were
Strangely slow to follow. Producer Peter Griffiths (R)


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Smelling of Roses

Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 2: Out to Launch. Rosie's company is given the job of launching the autobiography of the country's most famous footballer, Lloyd Gratton. Starring
Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Jon Glover , Will Ing and Tracy Anne Oberman. Producer Maria Esposito Arabella Weir 's Kind of Day: page 130


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Lloyd Gratton.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Tracy Anne OBErman.
Producer: Maria Esposito
Producer: Arabella Weir

: 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.

: The Write Stuff

James Walton returns to the chair for a new series of the game of literary correctness, flanked by captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. This week novelists Lynne Truss and Sue Limb join the proceedings. Author of the week is Thomas Hardy. Reader Beth Chalmers.
Producer Dawn Ellis. See Return to Lyonesse 2.15pm tomorrow


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Reader: Thomas Hardy.
Reader: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ladies' Night at Finbar's Hotel

Written by Maeve Binchy , Clare Boylan ,
Emma Donnohue , Deirdre Purcell , Anne Haverty , Eilis Ni Dhuibhne and Kate O'Riordan , dramatised by Dermot Bolger. An imaginative Irish comedy that divulges the hidden secrets of each guest staying at Finbar's Hotel - a place where just about anything can happen. Director
Gemma McMullan


Written By: Maeve Binchy
Written By: Clare Boylan
Written By: Emma Donnohue
Written By: Deirdre Purcell
Written By: Anne Haverty
Unknown: Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
Unknown: Kate O'Riordan
Dramatised By: Dermot Bolger.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Emily: Sorcha Cusack
Terry: Dermot Crowley
Breda: Marie Jones
Sarah: Pauline McLynn
Carmel: Ger Ryan
Padraic: Liam Cunningham
Marie: Eleanor Methven
Ronnie: Angeline Ball
Neil: Luke Griffin
Deirdre: Julia Dearden
Detective: Joe Savino
Porter: John Hewitt
Receptionist: Nicola Duffy
Garda: Stephen Dean

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team answers questions posed by gardeners from Berkshire. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Improvisations

3: Missingby Adam Thorpe , read by Joanna Monro. Sally's visit to the standing stones is more revealing than she anticipated. For details see Monday


Unknown: Missingby Adam Thorpe
Read By: Joanna Monro.

: Kerala Quest

Hastening Slowly. Charles Handy asks how the people of Kerala can find a future that works. Final part. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Phil Mullan , author of The Imaginary Time Bomb: Why an Aging Population Is Not a Social Problem, explains to Laurie Taylor why this particular time bomb does not actually pose any real threat to the future of British society.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Phil Mullan
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Everything from pollution and central heating to 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. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as spin doctors Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in the last of Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week, what better way to increase the nation's feel-good factorthan for England to win a major sporting trophy? This is the impossible task set the specialists in government and media relations. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Simon Greenall and Beth Chalmers.
Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Clarrie can't believe her ears. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Mike Harris. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Mike Harris.

: The Reith Lectures

Respect for the Earth
The last of five eminent thinkers from around the world speaks about an aspect of sustainable development. Next week the lecturers will come together for a round-table discussion hosted by the Prince of Wales. Presented by Kate Adie from New Delhi. Poverty and Globalisation. Can we feed the world without using intensive farming techniques or genetically modified crops? Environmental campaigner Vandana Shiva argues that globalisation is robbing the poor and threatening the planet.
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm. The lectures are published on: [web address removed]


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

: Disasters in Waiting

The last in the series about catastrophes which have taken place in the past 100 years. The worst floods in Britain in the 20th century took place in 1953. Many died in the South East as the Thames rose, and the Thames Barrier was constructed to prevent a repeat of such floods. Bill McGuire looks at what has been learnt from this disaster and asks whether similar solutions can prevent flooding elsewhere in the world. Producer Jim Clarke. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bill McGuire
Producer: Jim Clarke.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: As It Is in Heaven

By Niall Williams , read by Owen Roe. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Niall Williams
Read By: Owen Roe.

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough presents a new six-part series looking at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations.1: This week some poetic reflections on the business of poetry, to the accompaniment of long-time musical collaborator Andy Roberts. Producer sara Davies


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Andy Roberts.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Beyond the Pole

A six-part comedy by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 1: Why? Brian and Mark have everything it takes to walk to the Pole, including sponsorship by a well known suet manufacturer and a tampon firm. But will they ever set off?
Director Marion Nancarrow (R)


Comedy By: Paul Barnhill
Comedy By: Neil Warhurst.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Narrator: Sam West
Brian: Paul Barnhill
Mark: Nell Warhurst
Graham: Kim Wall
Interviewer: Adjoa Andoh
Sandra: Becky Hindley

: News

: The Late Book: The Owl's Watchsong: Part 3

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


Author: JA Cuddon
Reader: Tim Pigott-Smith

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