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: Prayer for the Day

The Rev Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament LW only


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Mo Triumph, No Tragedy

Peter White ta!ks to German po)it!c!an Wolfgang Schaub !e, who was paratysed for tife when he was shot through the spine at an e!ectionra!!y!n 1990. ProducerSueM!tcheh. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Wolfgang Schaub

: The Meiting Pot

The !ast of the series sampling the vibrant cuisine of the Baikans. Tom Jaine shares a gourmet meai in the Slovenian Alps with one of the country's most famous pop stars. Atthis family restaurant they make their own wine, kiit their own pigs and revive traditiona) national recipes, producer Jessica Mitchell (R)


Unknown: Tom Jaine
Producer: Jessica Mitchell

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

2: Stephen Cleobury, director of music at King's College, Cambridge, reads from the writings of J.S. Bach concerning the trials and tribulations of his years as cantor of St Thomas's, Leipzig.
(For details see yesterday)


Reader: Stephen Cleobury

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. Immortal, invisible, God Only Wise: Exodus 34. w29-35; O Nata Lux; Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Our Village by Mary RuSSeit Mitford. Part2. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Mary Russeit Mitford.

: NatWest Triangular Series

(or until close of play)
West Indies v Zimbabwe
Commentary from Canterbury by Henry Blofeld, Donna Symmonds and Tony Cozier. Expert comment from Sir Viv Richards, Andy Pycroft and Mike Selvey. Scorer B!ill Fhnda!!. Including at 2.20 News. *Approximate times

: The Plant Hunters

In Llanarthne in rural Wales it has taken three years to turn the old, neglected estate of Middleton Hall to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, the first to be built in the UK for over 200 years. With its innovative architecture and an agenda of research, conservation and education, it aims to provide the model for a 21st-century botanical garden. Kerry Ten Kate investigates. Producer Gwenan Thomas

Choice: The National Botanic Garden of Wales has just opened in Carmarthenshire (above). Kerry Ten Kate introduces The Plant Hunters (11.00am R4 FM) who have been travelling the world looking for plants to stock it. These include Dr Wolfgang Bopp, part of whose job is to simulate bush fires with a blow-torch, in order to facilitate the regrowth of trees from south west Australia. A scary new series begins tonight. It Couldn't Happen Here (9.00pm R4) we think, when reading of the effect of West Nile fever on New York last summer. But, actually, it could. Sue Armstrong counsels eternal vigilance: in the global village, we're only a bad plane-trip from disaster. More cheerfully, it's nearly the Queen Mother's 100th birthday. Centenary tributes start now in A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving (11.30am R4 FM) from St Paul's Cathedral. SG


Unknown: Kerry Ten Kate
Producer: Gwenan Thomas

: A Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving in Honour of the 100th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Nicholas Witchell presents a service in St Paul's Cathedral on the day the nation gives thanks to God for the Queen Mother's long life and many years of public service. The Cathedral Choir is directed by John Scott. Organist Huw Williams. The service will be preceded and followed by interviews and archive footage, and include observations on Her Majesty's role as a former monarch and family person.


Directed By: John Scott.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

FM only With Tim Franks.

: Playing Hitler's Tune

A series of programmes looking at how music and musicians were manipulated to further the political aims of Hitter's Nazi regime. 2: The laws prohibiting non-Aryan musicians from earning a living in Nazi Germany had two effects: the few with foresight and connections were able to emigrate, but the vast majority were condemned to the death camps. Valentine Cunningham speaks to cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who survived the camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau and Belsen. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Anita Lasker
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Songs That Houses Sing

2: The House in Tamworth Park by Josephine Corcoran.
The second of four ptays set in houses which sing their secrets.
Alice, a writer, lives in a flat in a big old house. All the tenants are made an offer to move out, but Alice stays and begins to trace the story of a couple who lived in the house nearly 100 years ago - a story of buried treasure.
Director Josephine Corcoran


Writer: Josephine Corcoran
Director: Josephine Corcoran
Alice: Mia Soteriou
Phillippa: Sarah Rice
John: Joshua Towb
Iris: Allison Pettitt
Gus: Paul Copley

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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

: Shaggy Dog Stories

/t Partner for Life by Kate Atkinson , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Gerard has never met a woman who comes close to evoking the same affection which he feetsforthe dog. Then he joins a dating agency ... For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

: Wild Tales

The wiidiife encounters of people who work and live Close to nature. Part 2. For detail see yesterday

: Shop Talk

With Heather Payton and guests, producer Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents the iearningguide. ProducerAnne Freeman. ActmnUne: [number removed] E MA)L: the.tearnfng.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Produceranne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English.

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts a pane) game about potitics. with team captains Roy Hatterstey and Sir Patrick CormackMP. This week's guests are journalist Juiia Langdon and broadcaster James Cox. Producer Steve Doherty (R)


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hatterstey
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacKmp.
Unknown: Juiia Langdon
Unknown: James Cox.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

The happy COUpie returns. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. producer Enn Riley


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Enn Riley

: Our Village

By Mary Russell Mitford. 2: "The sketch of our village beau." An evocative portrait of rural romance in 19th-century Berkshire.
(For details see yesterday)
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Unknown: Mary Russell Mitford

: Hie on 4

Julian 0'Hai!oran reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer J[m Booth.Repeated Sunday 5pm

: in Touch

Peter White with news for visuai!y impaired people. Producer Chery! GabneL PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a targe sae to[address removed]


Unknown: Peter White

: it Couidn t Happen Here

!n a new three-part series, Sue Armstrong reveats just how vu)nerab!e we are to new and reemergingdiseases. 1: tVestM/e Story. The story of a dramatic outbreak of a mystery disease !n New York City !ast summer shows how a virus, never seen before in the Americas. can emerge across the world. Readers Pau)Birchard and Nora E)we!i-SuttOn. Producer Louise Dalzfel


Producer: Louise Dalzfel

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Spring Collection

2: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Super-Stork by Helen Dunmore, read by Emma Fielding. Susie and Pat are both pregnant, but Pat's baby is legal and ordered from the Michelangelo brochure. Will Susie's secret be discovered? For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Emma Fie

: Ectoplasm: 1: The Curse of Tutancommon

A four-part comedy by Dan Freedman and Nick Romero about the exploits of Lord Zimbabwe, occultist and adventurer.
Lord Zimbabwe travels back to ancient Egypt to uncover the mystery of the tackiest of the pharaohs.


Writer: Dan Freedman
Writer: Nick Romero
Producer: Helen Williams
Lord Zimbabwe: Nick Romero
Dr Lilac: Dan Freedman
Prof Cockcroft: Sophie Aldred
Theremin: Peter Donaldson
Schrodinger: Tom Out Of Tom And Jerry

: News

: The Late Boot<; The Tr!ata of


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