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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell.


Unknown: Dr Jeff Cuttell.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: 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 Christina Rees.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Learytalks to two people who have had similar experiences. Crime writers Ian Rankin and Sarah Dunant discuss the modern detective hero and the differences between female and male detective stories.
Rankin has written a series based on an Edinburgh detective called Inspector John Rebus , which is currently being adapted fortelevision. He explains what it is like to have a character realised, and possibly ruined, by someone else.
Dunant talks about Hannah Wolfe , the female
Los Angeles-based private eye at the centre of her series of novels. She also explains why she will no longer write Hannah Wolfe novels and why her books are becoming noticeably darker. Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Learytalks
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: John Rebus
Unknown: Hannah Wolfe
Unknown: Hannah Wolfe
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Lend Me Your Ears

In the last of the series, Fiona Shaw journeys into the past as she recreates the sounds of England during the time of William Shakespeare. Within the Wooden 0. We know how a Shakespeare play sounds when performed today, but what would listeners have heard in 1600? Shaw imagines the plight of actors and their audiences on the South Bank, an area described by visitors as one ofthe noisiest in the city. Producer Kate Mcaii


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

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael); Isaiah 65, wl7-19, w23-25; We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness (McKie); Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Westminster Abbey). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: In the Heart of the Sea

By Nathaniel Philbrick. 2: The ill-fated journey of the Nantucket whaling ship, the Essex, continues as the Crew makes its first kill. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nathaniel Philbrick.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: Diaryofa Provincial Lady by EM Delafield. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Nature

The current crisis in British agriculture is accompanied by a wildlife crisis. Both have the same cause - a system of farm subsidies which works neither for farmers nor for the environment. Brett Westwood talks to farmers, conservationists and countryside minister Elliot Morley to discover the way ahead and whether high levels of food production in a countryside rich in wildlife is simply a dream. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Talks: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Elliot Morley

: There's a Funny Thing

Food. The last in the series ofprogrammes in which Hugh Dennis delves into the comedy archives to explore a selection of jokes and Sketches. Producers Gavin Fuller and Libby Cross


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producers: Gavin Fuller

: 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.

: Writing Music

Peter Stead concludes his series exploring how music is used in our best-loved novels. In Grace Notes Bernard MacLaverty paints the portrait of a young Belfast composer struggling to come to terms with her background, motherhood and artistry. His use of music, from the 17th century to the modern day, illustrates the artistic process and struggle. With the author, Frances Hendron and composer Deirdre Gribbin. producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Unknown: Frances Hendron
Unknown: Deirdre Gribbin.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Zero Tolerance

Lloyd Evans. With trade advantages, increased tax revenue and a handy mathematical superiority over the Pope's insistence on Roman numerals, should the Doge of Venice declare war on the Vatican, particularly considering the Doge's interest in his mathematician's wife?
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Lloyd Evans.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Doge: Nicky Henson
Pope: Ronald Pickup
Lorenzo: Tom George
Matilda: Alison Pettitt
Bastiano: Roger Walker
Cardinal: David Thorpe

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Brief Encounters at the Brighton Festival

A group of writers celebrate the short story at the Brighton Festival. Presented by Simon Fanshawe. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Presented By: Simon Fanshawe.

: A Day at the Races

Jo Morris meets 17-year-old Sarah Stanmore as she prepares to tackle the English Schools Cross Country championship. Two years ago Stanmore came in the top ten but will a mystery virus prevent herfrom reaching hertrue potential in this year's race? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jo Morris
Unknown: Sarah Stanmore

: 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, with education news and practical advice.
Producer Anne Freeman. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Forty Nights in the Wildebeest

Dan Freedman and Nick Romero conclude 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

Betty can't believe it. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme, includingthe verdict on The Virgin Suicides, directed by Sofia Coppola. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Directed By: Sofia Coppola.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Mike Harris. Part 7. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Mike Harris.

: Lost Leaders: Great Powers in an Age ofChange

Leading contemporary historian Paul Kennedy assesses the political leadership of three key nations and their impact on the rest of the world. 2: This week the focus is on Russia. Kennedy talks to defeated presidential candidate Grigori Yavlinski and to Yeltsin's biographer
Lilia Shevstova. Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Paul Kennedy
Unknown: Grigori Yavlinski
Unknown: Lilia Shevstova.
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

Do you have trouble nodding off, and do sleeping tablets leave you feeling groggy at work? Has your baby still not learnt the difference between night and day? Dr Graham Easton looks at treatments for insomnia and the latest research on sleep. ProducerPaula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Unknown: Producerpaula McGrath.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to crime writers Ian Rankin and Sarah Dunant. Repeated from 9am


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Sarah Dunant.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Ghost Stories

By John Connolly. 2: MrPettinger's Demon. A country priest, sent to take up his new position at a remote parish church, finds an unpleasant legacy left by his predecessor. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: John Connolly.

: 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: Bad Land

Written and read by Jonathan Raban.
2: Worsell's StoryFordetailsseeyesterday(R)


Read By: Jonathan Raban.

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