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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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
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 Vintage Book ofWalking

Readings from an anthology which celebrates the literature of pedestrianism. 3: On the Road For details see Monday

: Daily Service

With Lavinia Byrne. Ave Maria (Bruckner); Luke 1, W39-45; Magnificat (Lloyd); Ye Who Own the Faith of Jesus (Daily, Daily). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with news, views and culture presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Inner Voices. 3: The Horns of a Dilemma written and read by Carol Russell. Drama repeated at 7.45pm Jenni Murray 's Kind of Day: page 138


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Read By: Carol Russell.
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Academy

Gerry Northam presents thefinal programme following the progress of would-be chief constables through a six-month course for high-flyers at Bramshill Police College. This week, the Challenge Of leadership. Producer Liz Carney (R)


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Liz Carney

: Smelling of Roses

Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company.
5: Survival of the Fittest. This week In Any Event hosts a management team-building course at a local hotel. It all goes well until the murder-mystery dinner prepared by Kate. Starring
Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Lee Simpson , Chris Pavlo and David Holt. 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: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: David Holt.
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 Kingsley Amis tests the skills of Sebastian Faulks, John Walsh, Lynne Truss and Sue Limb in this edition of the literary quiz. Chairman James Walton provides the clues. Reader Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: James Walton
Reader: Beth Chalmers.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Teahouse Detective

The Dublin Mystery. Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy, dramatised by Michael Butt. A dying Dublin businessman appears to have settled his will, but revenge wreaks havoc in the family.
Director John Taylor


Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Man incomer: Bernard Hepton
Polly: Suzanne Burden
Molly: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Percival: Lorcan Cranitch
Brooks: Harry Towb
Murray: Daniel Rynn
Wethered: Norman Rodway
O'Neill: Noel Slattery
Gillian: Becky Hindley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by students, staff and parents at Netherhall School in Maryport, Cumbria. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: The Orange Prize Winners Live from Hay

2: An extract from Anne Michaels 's haunting
Fugitive Pieces, read by Garrick Hagon (
Simon Gerrard in The Archers) in front of a live audience atthe Hay-on-Wye literary festival. This book became a bestseller afterthe prize judges rewarded it for its unforgettably intense power. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anne Michaels
Read By: Garrick Hagon
Read By: Simon Gerrard

: Alone

3: Geoff Smith has been described as the human worm. He attempted to set a new world record for being buried alive by remaining for five months in a boxjust slightly biggerthan a coffin. He recalls the ups and downs of life six foot under. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Geoff Smith

: Thinking Allowed

This week Laurie Taylor talks to Roger Graef , writer and visiting professor of communications studies at Oxford University, about his new book, which seeks to look at victims of crime in a new way. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Roger Graef
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Fit for life, orfit for nothing- how much exercise should you take? Is it ever too late or too early to start? And as more and more people take up exercise, Dr Graham Easton looks at sports injuries and how to prevent them. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Coming Alive

By Jim Eldridge. 3: Runaway. As Sandra and Terry begin unwittingly to fall in love, Terryfaces a crisis of conscience and learns a bitter lesson.
Music played by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imrie (R)


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Played By: Jacqueline Dankworth
Played By: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Paula: Tilly Gaunt
Michelle: Elizabeth Conboy

: The Archers

Ed is intent on privacy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Inner Voices

Comic pieces by women writer/performers.
3: The Horns of a Dilemma written and read by Carol Russell.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Read By: Carol Russell.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs an investigation of the moral questions behind the week's news.
Witnesses face cross-examination from
David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes.

: On the Road

Cancer survival rates are higher in the United States. The Science and Technology select committee discovers why.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Editor Anne Tyerman Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Dinah Lammiman.
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: Frontiers

Space: the Lost Dimension. Scientists believe that there may be a whole new dimension in space of which we are not even aware - a dimension beyond the three we are used to. The problem is howto find it. Peter Evans investigates. Producer Roland Pease. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Roland Pease.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Shortened repeat of9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Anil's Ghost

By Michael Ondaatje. 8: Sailor gets a name. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje.

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough presents a series looking at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations.
4: This week he takes to the stage at the Bath Festival to introduce us to some of his more colourful friends and relations, accompanied by musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies


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

: Beyond the Pole

A comedy about a polar expedition written and performed by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 4: Blood. Brian has frostbite in all the wrong places, Mark struggles to be poetic, and a rival expedition is catching them up.
Director Marion Nancarrow (R)


Unknown: Paul Barnhill
Unknown: Neil Warhurst.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Narrator: Sam West
Brian: Paul Barnhill
Mark: Neil Warhurst
Ketil: Ben Crowe
Graham: Kim Wall
Interviewer: Adjoa Andoh
Sandra: Becky Hindley
Terje: Harry Myers

: There's a Funny Thing

2: Sport. This evening Hugh Dennis finds rich pickings to be had for comedians in search of material. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: News

: The Late Book: The Other Side of the Dale

By by Gervase Phinn. 3: "Do you believe in standards?" boomed the Earl. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Gervase Phinn.

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