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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Allan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midsummer Midweek

Sue Cook talks to Donald Harstad , a former Iowa state sheriff who is now an author. Producer Simon Clancy. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Donald Harstad
Producer: Simon Clancy.

: Daily Service

UN only
With Andrew Graystone. Love Divine, All Loves
Excelling (Love Divine); John 2, wl-11; Jubilate
Deo (Leddington Wright ); Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Luckington). With the Coventry
Cathedral Chapter House Choir. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Sidetracks

By Richard Holmes. 3: Boswell Among the Tulips The young James Boswell is sent to Holland for moral improvement. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Holmes.
Unknown: James Boswell

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with topical interviews from a woman's point of view. Drama: Dear Little Burney by Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 13.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Twin Cities

Jonathan Glancey examines the relationships between five pairs of cities around the world.
2: Rio de JaneirolBrasilia - the Best Laid Plans. In 1960, Brasilia was inaugurated as the new capital of Brazil. It had taken just three years to build in the virtually uninhabited interior of the country. Why and how did it happen and what has been its impact on Rio? Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Coming Alive

Six episodes of Jim Eldridge 's drama series about a likeable ex-con who is trying to make good. 4: Where the Action Is. Terry faces violence on the streets of the estate and there is a clash between youth and age at the community centre. But things between him and Sandra look very promising indeed.
Music Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Music: Jacqueline Dankworth
Music: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Mrs Baxter: Riehenda Carey
Andy: Tom George
Scaggs: Clinton Mullings Dodson
Annie: Alison Pettitt
Jerry: David Thorpe

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz. This week
Polly Devlin and Brian Feeney for Northern Ireland take on Philippa Gregory and Brian J Ford forthe Midlands.
Producer Paul Bajoria. E-MAIL: rbq@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Brian Feeney
Unknown: Brian J Ford
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Last Piano Player

By Eric Pringle.
It is 2020, and technology rules supreme. One of its successes is The Simon Swain Show, in which contestants fight for survival in a desperate bid to justify their existence. Meanwhile, in an empty Norfolk seaside resort, a lone piano player plays to his dead wife. His life is transformed when he is invited on to the show.


Writer: Eric Pringle
Piano: Stuart Hutchinson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Jack: Bernard Cribbins
Simon: Philip Jackson
Kate: Becky Hindley
Paul: Andrew Wincott

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special edition of the programme from
Normandy in the grounds of the Chelsea gold-medal winning Chateau de Bosmelet. On the panel are Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


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

: Comic Fringes

3: YearZero by Lynne Truss. A couple argue about their previous relationships and suddenly their house fills up with former lovers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lynne Truss.

: Sense the Difference

3: Taste the Difference. Claudia Hammond asks if men's taste buds are better able to deal with spicy food. And why don't women buy fine wine? For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Bradford to discover the intellectual and cultural heart of a city faced with the task of self-reinvention after the death of the textile industry. From academics working with young Asian women to a man juggling
Frankenstein's eyeballs, Taylorfinds a city intent on rebuilding itself. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: All in the Mind

DrRaj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind and examines the arguments surrounding mental health. Producer Cathy Drysdale
For more information PHONE: [number removed]
Repeated Sunday 9pm


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: PM

With Clare English and Steve Evans.


Unknown: Steve Evans.

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

A comedy by Barry Grossman about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.
2: TV Stars. Su is setto appear on television. Abraham is not impressed - or so it seems.
Music Max Harris. Producer John Fawcett Wilson (R)


Comedy By: Barry Grossman
Music: Max Harris.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Rabbi Su Jacobs: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Rabbi Abraham Fine: David de Keyser
Sadie: Doreen Mantle
Melvin: Henry Goodman
Brian: Jonathan Kydd
Su'smum: Sheila Steafel
Fiona: Rebecca Gethings
Gareth: Peter Landl

: The Archers

Phil needs his beauty sleep. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets renowned American novelist Norman Mailer at the Edinburgh Book Festival. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Norman Mailer
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Dear Little Burney

By Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. 13: Flight from Paris. As Napoleon advances on Paris, Fanny flees, disguised as a servant. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents a four-part series of lively debates about the important issues ofthe day. 2: "Waste incineration and recycling can work together." This week Diana is in Wrexham, north-east Wales, which has one ofthe lowest recycling rates in the country and is planning to build an incinerator to cope with the growing waste mountain.
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or to disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of 10 pence Producer Jo Glanville. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Jo Glanville.

: Empowering Britain

Charlie Leadbeater concludes his three-part examination ofthe knowledge revolution. Why Change Is Bad for Us Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Charlie Leadbeater

: The Big C

As smoking in the west declines, will the tobacco industry respond by expanding its customer base elsewhere? Countries such as Tanzania are expecting an explosion of lung cancer, but what treatments are available to those unlucky enough to develop the condition?
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk¡R)


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Midsummer Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev. 8: A new arrival in town brings disaster.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Edinburgh Fringes

In the second of three programmes,
Boothby Graffoe presents the highlights and unexpected pleasures of all the festival's comedy, theatre and music, from the Pleasance.
Producers Dave Batchelor and Wilma Gardiner-Gill


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Producers: Dave Batchelor
Producers: Wilma Gardiner-Gill

: News

: The Late Book: Basil Street Blues

Written and read by biographer Michael Holroyd.
Part 3. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.

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