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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell.


Unknown: Dr Jeff Cuttell.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. When Morning Gilds the Skies
(Laudes Domini); Matthew 5, wl-12: Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Franconia); The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

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

By Nathaniel Philbrick. 3: The Essexis attacked and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nathaniel Philbrick.

: 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 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Rags to Rights: Breaking Out

Peter White concludes a chronicle of the movement which has transformed the expectations of disabled people in Britain over the past 100 years.

Though the successes of the US civil rights movement gave fresh impetus to activism in Britain and led to new anti-discrimination laws, some suspect that attitudes to disability have not changed that much since 1900. (R)


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Smelling of Roses

Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials of Rosie Burns and herevent management company.
3: Positive Thinking. This week In Any Event arranges the Brighton leg of the lecture tour by Californian positive thinkingguru Lyndon Merchant. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland ,
Alison Skilbeck and Kerry Shale. 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: Alison Skilbeck
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.

: The Write Stuff

Author of the week Agatha Christie tests the sleuthing skills of Sebastian Faulks , John Walsh and Jane Thynne in this edition of the literary quiz. With chairman James Walton providing the clues. Reader Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: James Walton
Reader: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Teahouse Detective

The Body in the Barge. Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy , dramatised by Michael Butt. When a a rotting body is found on a potato barge on the Thames, a blackmail victim appears to have the motive - but the truth is more complex and sinister.
Director John Taylor (R)


Stories Of: Baroness Orczy
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Man in corner: Bernard Hepton
Polly: Suzanne Burden
Smethurst: John Benfield
MrsKershaw: Eve Karpf
ABC woman: Ruth Stillers
Ingle wood: Michael Cochrane
Prosecutor: Jeff Nuttall
Tremble: Ian Brooker

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by staff, pupils and parents at Ripley St Thomas Church of England High School in Lancaster. With chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Brief Encounters at the Brighton Festival

A group of writers celebrate the short story at the Brighton Festival. Presented by Simon Fanshawe. Part 3. For details see Monday


Presented By: Simon Fanshawe.

: A Day at the Races

Jo Morris meets ten-year-old Jenna Barnes and her family. Three generations of Barnes' have been smashing and crashing their way around stock-car racing circuits.Their wives and daughters watch but does the fear of hurting themselves spoiI their enjoyment? For details see Monday


Presenter: Jo Morris
Subject: Jenna Barnes

: Thinking Allowed

There was a time when stocks, shares, speculation and investment portfolios were the preserve of the wealthy. Laurie Taylor is joined by sociologist Dr Ron Martin from Cambridge
University to discuss the recent explosion in small-scale shareholding across the population. Martin has examined the rise of small investment clubs, which have jumped from less than 300 in numberthree years ago to almost 4,000 today. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Dr Ron Martin
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: 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. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Coming Alive

Another chance to hear the six-part drama series by Jim Eldridge. Coming Out. Terry King is an ex-convict, an ex-con man with a chance to prove himself and find his feet again. His challenge is to inject life into a run-down community centre with the support of a social worker who has a warm heart and an unhappy past. This is the story of how two people fall in love in spite of themselves.
Music played by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imrie (R)


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Unknown: Terry King
Played By: Jacqueline Dankworth
Played By: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Wade: Geoffrey Whitehead
Preston: David Holt
George: Chris Pavlo
Wizzer: Giles Fagan
Hobb: Harry Myers

: The Archers

Debbie says thank you. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Mike Harris. Part 8. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Mike Harris.

: The Reith Lectures

Respect for the Earth
I In a special programme recorded at Highgrove, the Prince of Wales presents his views on sustainable development. The distinguished individuals who have delivered their lectures over the past five weeks will also be present to listen and to discuss how their theories can be made to work in practice. James Naughtie presents and chairs the discussion.
Producer Sheila Cook. Editor Gwyneth Williams
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm. The lectures are published on: www.bbc.co.uk/reith2000


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Sheila Cook.

: Frontiers

n The Time of Our Lives. Now that we know where our biological clocks are located, can we learn to control them? The newly discovered mechanisms underlying our 24-hour body rhythms could hold the key to shifting hunger pangs, altering the time when a baby is born or reducing the risk of an early-morning heart attack. Peter Evans examines the fast-moving field of chronobiology. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Ghost Stories

By John Connolly. 3: Mr Gray 's Folly. The foundations of an unsightly building in the grounds of a country house hide an ancient and irresistible Secret. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: John Connolly.
Unknown: Mr Gray

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough presents a series looking at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations. 2: This week McGough is recorded in performance with musician Andy Roberts at the Bath Festival. Producer Sara Davies


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

: Beyond the Pole: 2: Wind

A comedy series by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
Will the lure of Russian vodka prove more attractive than the potential glory of reaching the Pole? Probably.
Director Marion Nancarrow (R)


Unknown: Paul Barnhill
Unknown: 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: Bad Land

Written and read by Jonathan Raban. 3: Heavy
Weather. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Read By: Jonathan Raban.

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