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: Prayer for the Day

With Mary Elizabeth Kirke.


Unknown: Mary Elizabeth Kirke.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in ParliamentLWon/y


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.

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. John 18, w33-38. Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Over Hill and Dale

Written and read by Gervase Phinn. Part 3. For details see Monday


Read By: Gervase Phinn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearneywith news, views and culture presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Music and Silence. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearneywith

: Quiet Revolution

Six people who have used their talents to rejuvenate their local communities tell their stories. 1: Middlesbrough's Beirut. Middlesbrough's Grove Hill - once compared to Beirut and a joyrider's paradise - is now an estate where people are choosing to live. Felicity Finch meets the residents who have tackled unemployment and poor housing by building their own homes and transforming not only the estate, but the lives Of the local people. Producer Cathy Drysdale


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Smelling of Roses

The concluding episode of Simon Brett 's comedy which follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company.
6. A Good Cause. The company is given the task of putting together a charity gala concert in aid of the Afghans. But there seems to be some confusion as to whether it is forthe people orthe dogs. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston ,
Annette Badland , Celia Imrie , Joanna Monro and Simon Brett. 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: Celia Imrie
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Jane Thynne and Harry Ritchie for this week's literary quiz. The teams are asked to write pastiches in the form of a comic monologue for Ronnie Corbett. With chairman James Walton and reader Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Ronnie Corbett.
Unknown: James Walton
Reader: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Teahouse Detective

The Edinburgh Mystery. Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy , dramatised by Michael Butt.
When an attractive woman is hired to take care of Lady Donaldson 's ingenuous son, events lead to betrayal and murder. Director Celia de Wolff


Stories Of: Baroness Orczy
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Lady Donaldson
Director: Celia de Wolff
Man in corner: Bernard Hepton
Polly: Suzanne Burden
David: Jack Tarlton
Lady Donaldson: Elspet Gray
Edith: Frances Grey
Tremlett: Jennifer Piercey

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and BunnyGuinness answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric RobSOn. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Bridges

3: Red Meccano Set by Ruth Thomas , read by Deborah Rndlay. Jane is driving her young niece Chloe to a family reunion in Scotland, but she finds it difficult to make a connection with the eight-year-old. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Deborah Rndlay.

: Left on the Shelf

3: The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen (1895). Whatever she did, does she deserve herfate?
What was the woman problem of the time and what was the anti-marriage league? For details see Monday


Unknown: Grant Allen

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor asks what role the social sciences can play in developing practical responses to our changing society. Anthony Giddens , director of the London School of Economics, pinpoints the major economic and political shifts and argues the case for social science to provide solutions to some of society's key problems.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Anthony Giddens
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Ten per cent of all hospital patients become infected with deadly bacteria, costing the NHS millions in treatment every year. As we face the growth of infectious diseases, Graham Easton investigates cheap and easy measures that could reverse the trend. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee-Potter


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Coming Alive

By Jim Eldridge. 4: Plumbing the Depths. Terry and Steve rise to the challenge of bringing neighbourhood talent to the community centre and help comes from unexpected quarters.
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
Ellie: Prlyanga Elan
Bert: Geoffrey Whitehead
Woman: Frances Jeater

: The Archers

Debbie cannot see the joke. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts programme. Producer Tanya Hudson


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Tanya Hudson

: Music and Silence

By Rose Tremain. 3: With the king away, Kirsten can play. Life at the Danish court in 1629 is revealed in all its tempestuousness, passion and frustration. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: 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
Andrew Duncan meets Michael Buerk : page 8


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

: Hindsight

Four polemical columnists reassess their views. 1: This week Max Hastings looks back at the leader he wrote for the London Evening Standard in 1973, in which he found himself so moved by the spirit of the Israelis during the war in the Middle East that he wanted to take up arms and fight for them.
Producer Lucy Willmore. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Max Hastings
Producer: Lucy Willmore.

: Frontiers

Sensitive Minds. Teenage mood swings and rebellious urges are often blamed on raging hormones. But the truth may lie in the brain itself, as researchers now believe that adolescent minds still have many physical changes to make in developing good judgement and self-control. Peter Evans examines new evidence forthis crucial phase of brain development.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Graduate

By Charles Webb , read by William Hope.
3: "Now I have wasted 21 years of my life. And that is a hell of a lotto Waste." For detailssee Monday


Unknown: Charles Webb
Read By: William Hope.

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough presents a series looking at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations.
5: This week the perennially fruitful topic of love, accompanied by musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Sara Davies

: Beyond the Pole

A comedy written and performed by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 5: Brian decides to finish with Sandra. and Mark is devious with a woollen sock.
Director Marion Nancarrow (R)


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

: News

: The Late Book: Secrets of the Flesh -a Life of Colette

Rebecca Front reads Judith Thurman 's biography of Colette. Part 3. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Judith Thurman

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