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: Farming Today

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

Libby Purves in conversation with a lively and diverting array of guests.
Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Between the Woods and the Water

By Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Samuel West reads the sequel to A Time of Gifts which continues Leigh Fermor's account of his journey from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Leigh Fermor

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. Father and God, from Whom the World Derives (Ellers); Ephesians 3, wl4-19; 0 Rest in the Lord
(Mendlessohn); Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (Song
13). With the Bryant Ensemble. Director of music Mark Bryant.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Mark Bryant.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with topical interviews from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Journal of Mrs PepyS by Sara George. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mrs Pepys
Unknown: Sara George.

: Twin Cities

Jonathan Glancey examines the relationships between five pairs of cities around the world. 5: Moscow/St Petersburg-East or West? In 1713 Peter the Great moved his capital from Moscow, a landlocked city a long way from Europe to the Baltic at St Petersburg. Both were forced into line during the communist regime, but today their rivalry is re-emerging, as President Putin has suggested that perhaps it is time to move some political power to the old capital. At the heart of the debate is the conundrum of where Russia's destiny lies - to the East, or with the West?


Presenter: Jonathan Glancey
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Sketches by Boz

1: The Tuggses at Ramsgate. seems that money cannot buy you love in the first of five comic stories from the pen of Charles Dickens. With Nicholas Farrell as the voice of Boz.
Director Sally Avens (R)


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Director: Sally Avens
Mr Tuggs: Christopher Hancock
Mrs Tuggs: Frances Jeater
Charlotte: Colleen Pendergast
Simon: Julian Rhind Tutt
Captain Waters: Sean Baker
Stranger: Sean Baker
Belinda Waters: Tracy Ann OBErman

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs the cryptic quiz with Alan Taylor and Michael Alexander for Scotland v
Marcel Berlins and Fred Housegoforthe south of England. Producer Paul Bajoria. E-MAIL: rbq@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Michael Alexander
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Fred Housegoforthe
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Founders Day

By Vanessa Rosenthal. Mitzi Lucas and Meera Bhima are worlds apart - the middle-aged successful feminist writer and the 12-year-old environmentalist. What binds them is their school. When Mitzi returns to face her demons as honorary guest speaker, her encounter with Meera is an unexpected boost for both.
School days may not always be the best days, but thev are your days.
Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Unknown: Mitzi Lucas
Unknown: Meera Bhima
Producer: Polly Thomas
Fiona: Brigit Forsyth
Headmistress: Brigit Forsyth
Jenny: Janice McKenzie
Nadine: Sharl-Anne Bewry
Meera: Siara Mian
Carol: Christine Pritchard
Rex: James Quinn
Liz: Noreen Kershaw

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Nigel Colborn and Carole Baxter answer some of the questions posed by gardeners from Wigtownshire. Presented by Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Presented By: Eric Robson.

: The Scarlet Feather

Niamh Cusack reads from Maeve Binchy's bestselling new novel.
3: Scarlet Feather is about to be launched, but Cathy's life is complicated bythe arrival other husband's nine -year-old twin cousins, Maud and Simon. For details see Monday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack

: Celluloid Psychiatrists

Mark Thomas investigates how our perceptions of psychiatrists have been moulded by the entertainment media.
3: There Is Actually No Rule against Eating Your Patients. Dr Evil rides again. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Thomas

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Bath to discover the people who drive the city's cultural image and those who are less concerned with it. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Changing Places

Sowing the Seeds of Success. In the first of five programmes Howard Stableford travels to
Knowsley in Liverpool, where the opening today of the National Wildflower Centre is seen as a major stepping stone in the campaign for landlife. Plus, in Kirby, clean-up work is bringing full time jobs to the long-term unemployed.
Producer Sandra Sykes. PHONE: [number removed] for information. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4. E-MAIL:changing.pl aces@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Audio Diaries

Afive-part comedy series by Kay Stonham.
1:Bog Standard. A look at the people who make fly-on-the-wall documentaries.
Producer Jane Berthoud (R)


Unknown: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Louis: Kevin Eldon
Vim: Simon Greenall
Miwy: Ronnie Ancona
Joyce: Camille Coduri
Controller: Geoffrey McGivern
Karen: Deborah Stephenson
Gerry: Gerard O'Hare
Diana: Liz Webb
Rita: Kay Stohnham

: The Archers

Fallon has to face up to reality. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show and meets Blake Morrison, who has just published his first novel, The Justification of Johann Gutenberg, which charts the turbulent life of the founding father of the printing press.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Interviewee: Blake Morrison
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: The Journal of Mrs Pepys

By Sara George. Part 3.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sara George.

: The Commission

- In a new eight-part series Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern.
1: The Trouble with Boys. Commissioners: Sue
Slipman, Dr Graham Farmelo and Matthew Taylor. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Dr Graham Farmelo
Unknown: Matthew Taylor.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: Allegories for the Present Day

Michael Charlton reflects on his interview with Adolf Hitler 's courtier and architect Albert Speer. Producer Liz Mardall. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Unknown: Albert Speer.
Producer: Liz Mardall.

: The Ocean Planet

Ocean Health. Professor Jacquie McGlade examines the dangers of interferingwith the oceans. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Professor Jacquie McGlade
Producer: Julian Hector

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Aiding and Abetting

ByMuhelSpark. Part 3. For details see Monday

: On the Job

By James MacLoughlin. The first of a six-part comedy drama charting the exploits of Chief Constable Bill Burscough and his attempts to stay in the job - despite fishbones, finances, politically correct females and an ambitious MP.
Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: James MacLoughlin.
Unknown: Bill Burscough
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Bill Burscough: Tony Haygarth
Viveca Campbell: Carolyn Pickles
Richard Bennett: Jeff Rawle
CI Chan: David Yip
David Cray: David Timson
Johnny Spender: Paul Brennen

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

A six-part sketch show that takes a comical view of lifestyles, families and relationships.
Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens play Radio 4's answer to Richard and Judy. They are joined by Roger Blake , Toby Longworth and Emma Kennedy. 1: Mike and Sue are nominated for an award.
Written by Steve Punt from a format by Bill Dare Music Mark Burton. Producer Aled Evan (R)


Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Written By: Steve Punt
Music: Mark Burton.
Producer: Aled Evan

: News

: The Late Book: Beowulf

Seamus Heaney reads from his translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem. 3: Beowulf's first encounter with the evil monster Grendel. For details see Monday.(R)


Unknown: Seamus Heaney

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