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: Prayer for the Day

The Rev Inderjit Boghal.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day The Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

Jonathan Freedland continues the series which finds the past behind the present.
2: Trial by Jury. As the government proposes radical changes to a system which is regarded by some as a historic and inalienable right,
Freedland looks at Bushell's case, a landmark trial of 1670, which has had a profound effect on i jury trials ever since. Civil rights lawyer Helena Kennedy , actor Michael Maloney , historians Richard Ireland and Paul Robertshore , and deputy chairman of the magistrates association, Rachel Lipscombe , debate the importance of the right to trial by jury.
Producers Virginia Crompton and Hilary Dunn. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Helena Kennedy
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Paul Robertshore
Unknown: Rachel Lipscombe
Producers: Virginia Crompton
Producers: Hilary Dunn.

: The Takeaway

Britain, so it is claimed, invented the takeaway. In the continuing series, Simon Parkes goes to
Balsamico in South London, to watch the pizzas prepared to order and to find out from customers and staff how pizzas are challenging the established takeaway market. Producer Gillian Gray


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Gillian Gray

: Book of the Week: The Learning Game

Written and read by Jonathan Smith.
2: Five Simple Dodges For details see yesterday


Read By: Jonathan Smith.

: Daily Service

With the Very Rev Ken Riley. Jesus, where'er Thy People Meet (Wareham); Matthew 22, wl5-22; Purify My Heart (Doerksen arr Whitbourn); Take My Life, and Let It Be (Nottingham). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with topical discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: My Career Goes Bungby Miles Franklin. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Nature

Butterflies. With the most comprehensive survey of butterflies evertaken in Britain and Ireland recently completed, Mark Carwardine investigates the issues and threats facing these most fragile and beautiful of insects. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Stanley, Albert and the Lion

From boy soprano to character actor and master of the comedy monologue - the career of Stanley Holloway is examined by Pete McCarthy. Producer David Prest (R)


Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: David Prest

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal Democrats Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Dances with the Devil

The Waltz. When first danced in public, the waltz provoked a huge stir in the press and there were calls for it to be banned. It was the first modern dance where couples moved in a close embrace. Dancer and writer Wendy Buonaventura presents her continuing series about dances which created scandals when first introduced into
Society. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Wendy Buonaventura
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Love Song to the Buses

By Sarah Woods. A drama-documentary about
Dimitris, a young autistic man, as he journeys on the West Midland buses. Starring Victoria Worsley and David Reubin . Music Anders Sodergren. Producer Sara Conkey Director Sarah Woods (R)


Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Unknown: Victoria Worsley
Unknown: David Reubin
Music: Anders Sodergren.
Producer: Sara Conkey
Director: Sarah Woods

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Scottish Shorts

2: Shakespeare's Hands by Paul R Hyde , read by Michael MacKenzie. A man encounters
Shakespeare in a dream and finds him to be a scoundrel, a rogue - and a waiter in Verona. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul R Hyde
Read By: Michael MacKenzie.

: The Gargoyle Club

2: "What Behaviour Is There in This Bott/e?"With Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud , art dominated fifties Soho. But theirpainting contemporaries found life quite different. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Lucien Freud

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss how business and technology shapes the world around US. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning, with advice, features and yourviews. Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the. learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Small World of Dominic Holland

The conclusion of Dominic Holland's series exploring the comedic minutiae of life. This week Holland points outthe pitfalls of growing up, becoming an adult and having children. With Simon Greenall , Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Meet the "New Eddie Grundie". Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, including a look at the new Oxford Guide to English Literature, with the help of its editor Margaret Drabble. Producer Claire Holland


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Editor: Margaret Drabble.
Producer: Claire Holland

: My Career Goes Bung

By Miles Franklin. 2: Sybylla finds to her astonishment, and to her mother's shame, that herfake autobiography has been published. It looks like it will bring Sybylla much fame - and notoriety. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miles Franklin.

: The New World of War

Radio 4's series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace.
3: The New Peace Makers. With the United
Nations stretched to breaking point, new forces are emerging to wage war against war. Edward Stourton visits Angola after 25 years of civil war to examine the peace-making impact of the multinational oil companies and the International Monetary Fund.
Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: In Touch

Peter White with news forvisually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. FACTSHEET: send a large saeto [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Man and Beast

Concluding the series, Graham Easton explores the relationship between animals and humans in research, and meets the first dog to benefit from a pioneering anti-cancer vaccine.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Long View

2; Trial by Jury. As the government proposes radical changes to a system which is regarded by some as a historic and inalienable right,
Jonathan Freedland looks at Bushell's case, a landmark trial of 1670, which has had a profound effect on jury trials ever since. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope , read by Barbara Flynn.
2: The sons hear of theirfather's decision to leave their mother after 40 years. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: Man of Soup

A six-part comedy by David and Caroline Stafford. 1: In which a hairless cat and a fuel dump prove an explosive combination.
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs (R)


Unknown: Caroline Stafford.
Music: David Stafford.
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Salome: Morwenna Banks
Lottie: Josle Lawrence
Ignatz: Adam Long
Lovac: Michael Roberts
Bangor: John Sparkes
Klepke: Andrew Sachs
Announcer: Bruno Matthews

: In Conversation with ...

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. This week he talks to Dale Winton. Producer Chris Neill (R)


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Dale Winton.
Producer: Chris Neill

: News

: The Late Book: Corpslng

By Toby Litt , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 2.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Toby Litt
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

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