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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. She asks writers in exile
Vincent Magombe and George Szirtes whether being an outsider is a help or hindrance to their work. Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Vincent Magombe
Unknown: George Szirtes
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Metro

Philip Sweeney travels the Paris Metro to explore the city's love affairwith the underground, past and present.
2: He looks at how the Metro has both reflected and defined the image of the city overthe 20th Century. Producer Sara Davies


Producer: Sara Davies

: Book of the Week: The Vintage Book ofWalking

Readings from an anthology which celebrates the literature of pedestrianism. 2: With Nature Fordetails see yesterday

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. Jesus Christ Is Waiting (Noel Nouvelet ); John 20, w24-29;
Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him (Jesus Calls Us); God Who Is Everywhere Present on Earth (Here'stothe Maiden). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Unknown: Noel Nouvelet
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with news, views and culture presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Inner Voices. 2: Bonfire Nightby Claire Dowie. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Claire Dowie.

: Nature

How Animals Dive. Standing on an ice flow above 3,000 feet of water, Julian Hector discovers how a hooded seal can dive to the bottom without holdi ng its breath. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Julian Hector

: Me and My Pal

Mark Radcliffe concludes a two-part tribute to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy , one of cinema's best-loved comedy duos. He looks at the late twenties in Hollywood, where the new world of talking pictures opened up exciting opportunities fortheir inventive comic genius. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Oliver Hardy
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Musical Side of the Family

In light of recent accusations of Holocaust denial, Czech-born dancer Helen Lewis tells the remarkable story of how she survived Auschwitz with the help of a waltz from Coppelia. Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Helen Lewis
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Danny's Wake

An award-winning black comedy by Jim Sweeney , from the 1999 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Two old schoolmates meet forthe first time in nearly 30 years to attend the funeral of a mutual friend.
Director Steve Doherty


Comedy By: Jim Sweeney
Director: Steve Doherty
Patrick: Jim Sweeney
Billy: Steve Steen

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Sukey Firth. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: The Orange Prize Winners Live from Hay

A sparkling selection of writing by the fourwinners of the Orange Prize, to celebrate the fifth award. Performed live in front of an audience at the literary festival in Hay-on-Wye. 1: Mason's Mini-Break by Helen Dunmore , read by Martin Jarvis. A self-important author meets his match in a young woman writer. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Alone

2: Twenty years ago Sister Anna left her religious community to live as a hermit on the coast of north Wales. She reflects on how being alone has given her a new understanding of the natural world and allowed her to come to terms with painful memories of Nazi Austria. For details see yesterday (R)

: 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 the guide to the world of learning, with education news, practical advice and your views.
Producer Anne Freeman. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: tne.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Claire English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fellah's Hour with The Cheese Shop

A comedy magazine hosted by Steve "not the snooker player" Davis, with regular features: Little Fellahs ; a motoring section called Don't
Slam It, It's Not a Ford; mysteries of the universe with Tony Rubini ; bigfat chef Brian Quimby ; and music from Victor Wood. Starring Gerard Foster ,
Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Little Fellahs
Unknown: Tony Rubini
Unknown: Brian Quimby
Unknown: Victor Wood.
Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Ruth returns. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts programme. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Inner Voices

Five comic pieces by women writer/performers. 2: Bonfire Nightwritten and read by Claire Dowie. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Read By: Claire Dowie.

: File on 4

Over 35 million people have taken best-selling drug Prozac. Gerry Northam investigates disturbing claims that it can trigger harmful changes in personality and can even lead some people to suicide.
Producer Sarah Lewthwaite. Editor David Ross
Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite.
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Fit for life, or fit for nothing- how much exercise should you take? Is it evertoo late ortoo early to start? And as more and more people take up exercise, Dr Graham Easton looks at sports injuries and how to prevent them.
Producer Geraldlne Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldlne Fitzgerald.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. She asks writers in exile
Vincent Magombe and George Szirtes whether being an outsider is a help or hindrance to their work. Repeated from 9am


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Vincent Magombe
Unknown: George Szirtes

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Anil's Ghost

By Michael Ondaatje. 7: Sailor's head is complete, but will it be possible to find out who he was? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje.

: In the End

Mark Tavener 's satirical comedy thriller stars Michael Williams as George Cragge and Barry Foster as Supt Frank Jefferson.
George Cragge attends the funeral of an old journalist friend who has supposedly committed suicide. Shortly afterwards a second journalist dies - and this time it is unquestionably murder. George and his old friend Supt Jefferson have a serial killer on their hands.
with Peter Woodthorpe. Hugh Parker. Neil McCaul , Chris Patio and Beth Chalmers. Music Paul Mottram. Producer Dawn Ellis (R)


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Music: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Prime Minister: Jonathan Coy
Chancellor: Simon Greenall
Crichton-Potter: Anton Rodgers
Maria: Jessica Oyelowo
Marcia: Rebecca Front

: There's a Funny Thing

In three programmes this week Hugh Dennis delves into the comedy archives to explore the eccentricities of British life. 1: Holidays. He finds out why the joys and pitfalls of the holiday season provide such a wealth of comedy moments. Producer Gavin Fuller (R)


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Gavin Fuller

: News

: The Late Book: The Other Side of the Dale

By GervasePhinn. 2: "Rabbits," criedtheangryfaced little lad. "They're a blasted nuisance." For details see yesterday (R)

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