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: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Karen GregOr. Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Karen Gregor.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Charles Handy.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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 Dr David Cook. Crown Him with Many Thorns (Diademata); Acts 2, w22-23, w32-36; The
Easter Song of Praise (Shephard); Christ Is Alive! Let the Christians Sing (Truro). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Dr David Cook.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Sir Viv

3: The Test of Strength. Viv is now a star on the international Test cricket scene, but he sees even more stars after an encounter with Dennis Lillee. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dennis Lillee.

: Woman's Hour

Bestselling American author Mary Higgins Clark joins Jenni Murray to talk about her scary psychological novels. Drama: Music and Silence by Rose Tremain. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Mary Higgins Clark
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: Quiet Revolution

Six people who have usedtheirtalentsto rejuvenate their local communities tell their stories. 2: Harbour Place. In Grimbsy, Dilly Barlow visits a day centre for the homeless set up four years ago by Sister Hilda Baxter. In spite of limited funds and an uncertain future, there are now over 40 people who use it on a regular basis to receive food, clothes and emotional support. The centre provides a calm environment where people can tryto improve their situation and is used by men and women of different ages and from a variety of backgrounds. Producer sue Mitchell


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Hilda Baxter.

: Sunny Side Up

A new six-part comedy by Scott Cherry set in the cut-throat world of barbershop.
1: The Glee Boys, now national champions, must decide whether or not to continue the struggle to keep in close harmony. Director Clive Brill


Comedy By: Scott Cherry
Director: Clive Brill
Bill: Keith Barron
Lionel: Bryan Pringle
Tom: Clive Swift
Melvyn: David Ross
Daphne: Thelma Barlow
Rita: Susan Brown
Hannah: Lucy Robinson
Hypnotist: Scott Cherry
Ballonist: John Baddeley
Pickpocket: Leon Chambers

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

James Walton presides overthe last in the present series of the literary quiz, with Evelyn Waugh as author of the week. Louise Doughty and Imogen Stubbs field the questions alongside regulars Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. Reader Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Reader: John Walsh.
Reader: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Teahouse Detective

The Brighton Mystery. Based on the stories of Baroness Orczy , dramatised by Michael Butt. An American heiress begins to get blackmail letters from the husband she thought was dead.
Director John Taylor


Stories Of: Baroness Orczy
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Man in corner: Bernard Hepton
Elizabeth: Barbara Barbara
Skiner: Christian Rodska
Francis: Danny Webb

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from Devon. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Histories of Nothing

3: A Short Story, read by Frances Tomelty. A literary speculation about the life of Caroline Crachiami , the "smallest of all persons mentioned in the records of littleness". For details see Monday


Read By: Frances Tomelty.
Unknown: Caroline Crachiami

: House of Little Horrors

Lionel Kelleway continues his exploration of the uninvited wildlife guests that lodge in our homes. 3: The Bathroom. FordetailsseeMonday(R)

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to sociologist Lynne Jamieson who explores what it means to be a single person in the 21st century. The early twenties is now an age group in which not being married is statistically normal. Has being permanently single lost its stigma and has it become a lifestyle choice which many of us are increasingly embracing?
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Lynne Jamieson
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Graham Easton looks at howto grow old healthily. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: PM

WithEddie Mairand Charlie Lee-Potter.


Unknown: Eddie Mairand

: Coming Alive

By Jim Eldridge. 5: Hostage to Fortune. Terry loses confidence and Sandra knows that he needs her, as they both face danger and confront someone else's unhappiness.
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
Ed: Harry Myers
Superintendent: Rachel Atkins
Mr Preston: David Holt
Officer: Giles Fagan

: The Archers

"This desirable plot.. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on Hollywood's long fascination with alcoholism, which continues this week with the release of 28 Days, starring
Sandra Bullock as a writer who checks in to a rehabilitation unit. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Sandra Bullock

: Music and Silence

By Rose Tremain. 8: Can King Christian forgive
Kirsten's amour with Count Otto Ludwig of Salm? And will Peter convince Emilia of his love? For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rose Tremain.
Unknown: Count Otto Ludwig

: 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 Frances Fyfield. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: Hindsight

Four polemical columnists reassess their views. 2: Will Hutton looks back at a column he wrote in 1996 in which he asserted that the extreme poverty he saw in Chicago would challenge American conservatism and undermine the American dream. Producer Lucy Willmore. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Lucy Willmore.

: Frontiers

The continuing confusion over whether mobile phones are linked to ill health and news that a nuclear facility doctored its safety records, illustrates the apprehension we have about radiation. But recent studies have reported that exposure to low levels are actually beneficial and not associated with increased riskto cancer.
Peter Evans investigates the arguments for and against. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Graduate

By Charles Web , read by William Hope. 8: "You tell me to leave one minute, then tell me to stay the next-you're a phoney, Elaine." For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Web
Read By: William Hope.

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough concludes a series looking at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations. McGough reads a selection of work from his new book The Way Things Are, accompanied by musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies


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

: Beyond the Pole

Last in a comedy series written and performed by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst.
Finished. As the Walking Warriors approach the Pole, Brian decides to go out....fora bit.
Russian crew
Ben Crowe/Harry Myers
Director Marion Nancarrow(R)


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

: News

: The Late Book: Tulip Fever

By Deborah Moggach , read by Emma Fielding and William Gaminara. Part 3. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Read By: Emma Fielding
Unknown: William Gaminara.

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