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: Prayer for the Day

With Robert Rietti.


Unknown: Robert Rietti.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the 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 Clair Jacquis. Ah, Holy Jesus (Herzliebster Jesu ); Luke 22, w54-62; Before the Cock Crew Twice (Hallgrim); Jesus le Christ (Taize). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Clair Jacquis.
Unknown: Herzliebster Jesu
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Travels in Celluloid

Written and read by Terence Davies.
3: "Hollywood was my solace, my refuge from the torment Of school." For details see Monday


Read By: Terence Davies.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Phelps. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: Quiet Revolution

A series about people who have used their talents to rejuvenate their local communities.
4: The Gaelic Solution.Twenty years ago the Isle of Skye was in serious decline. The population was at an all-time low, and its language and culture were in danger of dying out. Today it is a bustling island, half of whose children are being taught in their native tongue - Gaelic. Felicity Finch investigates. Producer Kate Murphy


Producer: Kate Murphy

: Sunny Side Up

A comedy series by Scott Cherry set in the cut-throat world of barbershop.
3: The Glee Boys get a strange job in the local shopping centre. Daphne and Lionel go on their first date. Will this mean a romantic opportunity for Bill and Rita too?
Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Scott Cherry
Director: Clive Brill
Bill: Keith Barren
Lionel: Bryan Pringle
Tom: Clive Swift
Melvyn: David Ross
Daphne: Thelma Barlow
Rita: Susan Brown
Pugh: Bill Cashmore
Kelvin: Scott Cherry

: 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.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz, with Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins for the South of England taking on Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecott forthe North. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Pause between Acts

By Mavis Cheek.
When Jack leaves Joan after less than a year of marriage, she is determined to harden her heart against any other romantic involvement. But then she meets Finbar and he grabs her attention by spouting Shakespeare on the neighbours' patio on New Year's Eve.
Gradually, and despite her better judgement, she finds herself drawn by his flamboyancy, his talent and his handsome appearance.
Fighting off the attentions of a teacher colleague in-between Finbar's unpredictable visits, Joan is finally won over when she hears Finbar admit on a chat show that there is a "significant other" in his life, a certain west London school teacher. However, Joan is about to discover just how blind love can be...


Writer: Mavis Cheek
Director: Alison Hindell
Joan: Nichola McAulliffe
Finbar: Simon Armstrong
Robin: Lestyn Jones
Mrs Ellis: Christine Pritchard
Mr Ellis: Richard Mitchley
Geraldine: June Barrie
Jack: Richard Nichols
Jimbo: David Middleton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of gardeners from Dorset. With chairman trie Robson. Repeated trom Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Still Rain

By Arnold Fanning, read by Luke Griffin. A boy who has been deafened by his father's blows waits to take his revenge. Director Pam Brighton


Read By: Luke Griffin.
Director: Pam Brighton

: Hicks in the Sticks

3: Phoenix Rising. Bryan Forbes looks at one of the tiny independent cinemas -the Phoenix in East Rnchley-also chosen by film director Neil Jordan for his film The End of the Affair. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Director: Neil Jordan

: Thinking Allowed

The advent of the Premier League, the influx of foreign players into the British game and increased revenues from television companies have changed aspects of football beyond recognition. Laurie Taylor is joined by sociologist Dominic Malcolm and football expert James Walvin to explore these issues and to look at what might be in store for this increasingly popular sport.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Dominic Malcolm
Unknown: James Walvin
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Poetry and philosophy help us to deal with the emotional side of death, but no one tells us about the practical details. Graham Easton looks at what to do if someone close to you dies, and how to prepare for your own death. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Like They've Never Been Gone

A six-part comedy series by Mike Coleman. Thirty years aftertheir first bid for fame, musical double act Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr get a second chance. Starring Roy Hudd and June Whitfield , with Pat Coombs , Julian Eardley and Edward Halsted. 1: Trouble with the Credit Card
Music Frido Ruth. Producer Steve Doherty (R)


Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Tommy Franklin
Unknown: Sheila Parr
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Julian Eardley
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Phil remembers the old trout. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

In the arts programme, Mark Lawson reports on how John Updike has reworked characters from Hamletin his new novel, Gertrude and Claudius. Producer Claire Holland


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Updike
Producer: Claire Holland

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Phelps. 3: Wednesday. The rivalry with the Royal steps up following complaints concerning the Nightingale's ambitious senior cardiologist.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: 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.

: Hindsight

Four polemical columnists reassess their views. Final part.
Producer Lucy Willmore. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Lucy Willmore.

: The Lover's Mind

Two people meet. They are attracted to one another. Perhaps they fall in love. It happens all over the world, but what is actually going on in the brain of the lover? What attracts us to a potential mate? What is the difference between lust and love? And in a more sinistervein, what is different about the mind of a sex offender?
Dee Palmer investigates the mind of the lover and examines the latest discoveries from high-tech brain scanners.
Producer Martin Redfern. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dee Palmer
Producer: Martin Redfern.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Long Hot Summer

By Barbara Anderson. read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Barbara Anderson.
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.

: The Remains of Foley and McColl

A comedy series with award-winning double act Sean Foley and Hamish McColl - the Right Size. With Rose English, Count Arthur Strong, Chris Larner and Mark Stevens. Part 2. Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl
Unknown: Chris Larner
Unknown: Mark Stevens.
Producer: Lissa Evans

: News

: The Late Book: Beneath the Skin

By Nicci French, read by Abigail Davies. Part 3.
For details see Monday


Read By: Abigail Davies.

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