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: Prayer for the Day

With Father Paul Clayton-Lea .


Unknown: Father Paul Clayton-Lea

: Farming Today

Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare 's first subject is
Kamlesh Bahl , formervice president of the Law Society. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Kamlesh Bahl

: Book of the Week: An Accidental MP

Written and read by Martin Bell . What Is an Independent? Final part. For details see Monday


Read By: Martin Bell

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Woman's Hour

Author PhilippaPearce joins Jenni Murray to celebrate her 80th birthday and to talk about the film adaptation of her classic children's novel
Tom Midnight Garden. Drama: Feelings Under Siege by Bridie Canning. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Bridie Canning.

: Lines of Steel

Dominique Sutton was one of thousands of artists living in England and strugglingto earn a living from her work. At 27 she moved to Sydney, Australia, where she found herself the winner of a nationwide trawl for sculptors for a two-million-dollar arts project. She was commissioned to place three 12-metre-high steel sculptures on top of the second highest building in the Southern Hemisphere. PeterO'Brien narrates her story. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Dominique Sutton
Producer: Karen Rose

: Four Joneses and a Jenkins: August - Harvest Home

The conclusion of Sue Limb's six-part story of sheep, sin and scholarship in the shadow of the Long Mynd.


Writer: Sue Limb
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Mr Jones: Geoffrey Whitehead
Ma Jones: Lisabeth Miles
Megan: Rebecca Front
Owen: Matthew Morgan
Bootle: Michael Fenton Stevens
Jenkins: Nickolas Grace

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: X Marks the Spot

A countrywide treasure hunt designed to celebrate our history, geography and literature. Presented by Pete McCarthy. Final part. Producer Lisa Williams. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Lisa Williams.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Dead House at Para

By Michael Hastings. The third programme in the four-part Walks of Protest series. A poor Brazilian famiiyjoins a peasant march to reclaim unused farm land. But can they occupy a haunted house?
Director Peter Kavanagah


Unknown: Michael Hastings.
Director: Peter Kavanagah
Geraldo: David Thorpe
Cecilia: Suzanna Hamilton
Police chief: Terence Edmond
Celestine: Sarah Niven
Madelina: Clare English

: Check Up: [number removed]

Diabetes. If you are suffering from excessive thirst, tiredness and blurred vision, you could be among the estimated one million people in Britain with undiagnosed diabetes - a complicated condition which increases the risk of ill health and premature death from heart disease, stroke and kidneyfailure. If diabetes is affecting your life and you have a question you would like answered, contact Barbara Myers - who will be talking to experts on the condition. Producer AliAyres. E-MAIL: checkup@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/health/


Unknown: Barbara Myers

: The Scarlet Feather

Niamh Cusack reads the final part of Maeve
Binchy's novel. Scarlet Feather approaches the end of its first rollercoasteryear in business and much has Changed. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Niamh Cusack

: Next to Godliness

In the final programme about cleanliness and purity in world faiths, Kate Saunders attends a fire ceremony in London's Hampstead and finds out why Zoastrians belive their means of disposing of the dead is both hygenic and an act Of Charity. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Kate Saunders

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter talks to Muriel Spark about her latest novel, Aiding and Abetting, based on Lord Lucan's story- and Radio 4's Book at Bedtime forthe past two weeks-and he meets
Dick Francis , whose new novel celebrates the Queen Mother's 100th birthday. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Dick Francis

: The Message

Alex Brodie and guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the last in the current series of topical sketches and stand-up comedy, including their own irreverent preview of the summer Olympics. Featuring Matt Lucas as Marjorie Dawes.
Producer Ashley Blaker. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Marjorie Dawes.
Producer: Ashley Blaker.

: The Archers

Kathy wants the lot.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Louise Gifford Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Louise Gifford
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patlkas
Tommy: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Solicitor: Graham Padden

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts programme and meets Thunderbird's creator Gerry Anderson as his famous craft lifts off for a new generation. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Feelings Under Siege

By Bridie Canning. Bullies and Bigotries. Bridie gives an impromptu dance lesson and faces prejudice against her Irishness from unlikely quarters. Final part.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bridie Canning.

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs the last in the series of debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. "Farmers deserve no special treatment." From the Memorial Hall, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. Producer Nick Utechin. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]
To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]
LINES OPEN at 8.45pm until 2.30pm tomorrow Maximum call cost lOp. Rptd Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Southland

By DJ Britton. In 1629, the Dutch ship Batavia was wrecked on islands off Western Australia. In the ensuing mayhem over 120 passengers were slaughtered by mutineers before a rescue ship could arrive. When the veneer of civilisation was destroyed, what drove those who survived? Composer lain Gradage Singer Taryn Fiebig Theorbo Matthew Joes
Director Alison Hindell


Director: Alison Hindell
Lucretia: Penny Downie
Jan: Oliver Ryan
Pelsaert: John Woodvine
Cornelisz: Andrew Wincott
Jacobsz: Rhodri Hugh
Zwaantie: Adrienne O'Sullivan

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: [email address removed] WEBSITE: [we address removed]


Presenter: Robin Lustig
Editor: Prue Keely
Editor: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Aiding and Abetting

By Muriel Spark. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd presents the sports programme from the Olympic host city of Sydney, Australia.
Over the next three weeks, she will be discovering the delights of Sydney while keeping an eye on the Olympic events, with interviews and features On its winners and losers. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Beowulf

SeamusHeaney with a final reading from his translation of the great Anglo-Saxon poem. The Funeral Of Beowulf For details see Monday (R)

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