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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

Jonathan Freedland presents the series which finds the past behind the present. 3: Offa's PennyThe first single European currency is not the euro - it was Offa's penny, the common coinage throughout Britain and Europe over 1,200 years ago. Freedland explores the controversy then and now. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: The Takeaway

Seafood crepes, beef Wellington and lemon chiffon pudding - a gourmet meal in seconds, and all that one need do is lightthe oven. Simon Parkes concludes his series by visiting Black Tie Foods, one of a growing number of "door to door" food companies, to find out about the takeaway with a difference. ProducerGillianGray


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: Book of the Week: High Hopes

Written and read by Ronnie Corbett. 2: The move to London and the world of show business. For details see yesterday


Read By: Ronnie Corbett.

: Daily Service

With Dr Lavinia Byrne. Heavenly hosts in Ceaseless Worship (Abbot's Leigh); Psalm 148, w7-14; Benedicite in F(Dyson); All Creatures of Our God and King. Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Barbara Windsor joins Martha Kearney on the topical discussion programme. Drama: My Career Goes Bungby Miles Franklin. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Long Live the Dead Parrot

In October 1969 a Sunday night religious television programme was replaced by a new comedy show. Carol Cleveland , who worked with the team from the beginning, presents the insider's guide to Monthy Python. With contributions from John Cleese , Michael Palin , Terry Jones , Neil Innes , Stephen Fry and Harry Secombe among Others. Producer Mark Rickard (R)


Unknown: Carol Cleveland
Unknown: Monthy Python.
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Producer: Mark Rickard

: You and Yours

WithTrixie Rawlinson and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Withtrixie Rawlinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party Conference.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Dances with the Devil

The Tango. Born in the bars and brothels of Buenos Aires, the tango was almost banned when it reached Europe - its provocative movements were seen as too suggestive in a public dance hall. In the concluding episode of the series, dancer and writer
Wendy Buonaventura reveals how the wildness of the tango has still not been tamed. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Wendy Buonaventura
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Breakfast

Julia Schofield 's humorous portrait of life in the catering trade was awarded a special prize in the 1998 Alfred Bradley Awards. Tasty Toasty is a naive breakfast chef in the crazy world of a seaside town hotel kitchen, staffed by a lively and disparate group of young people. He ambles through staff intrigue, naked ambition, grand passion and a potentially disastrous management takeover as he struggles to buy a car to impress the girls.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Julia Schofield
Unknown: Alfred Bradley
Director: Polly Thomas
Bender: Michael Begley
Toasty: Denny James Smith
Marmite: Daon Bruni
Mr Dixon: Graeme Hawley
Sunshine/Mrs Stringfellow: Fenella Woolgar
Jim/George: David Crellin

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Wives

2: lyabo's Weddingby Buchi Emecheta, read by Janice Acquah. lyabo dreams of becoming a stunning Yoruba bride, but the man she has chosen prefers a much less honorable arrangement. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Read By: Janice Acquah.

: Living by Design

2: From Waste to Wealth. The world celebrated when sewers were installed, but what was never foreseen was the level of pollution which was destined to follow in the wake of flushing loos.
Modern treatment systems have helped, but now good design is going some way to transforming the 150 litres each of us wastes each day into happy homes for fish. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests discuss how business and technology shape 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 your views. Producer Dorothy Stiven. Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

The return of the comedy series where, each week, a well-known comedy name will reminisce, entertain and amuse. This week Roy Hudd tells anecdotes about his long and varied career and Shares his love Of the music hall. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Alistairconfirmsthe bad news.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes as he returns to the theatre with a new play by Nick Whitby , To the Green Fields
Beyond, the tale of a tank crew preparingto go into battle. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Director: Sam Mendes
Play By: Nick Whitby

: My Career Goes Bung

By Miles Franklin , adapted in ten parts by Annie Caulfield. 7: Sybylla seems to have won the affections, or at least the attentions, of Sydney's leading carouser. She embarks, tentatively, on herfirst liaison.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miles Franklin
Unknown: Annie Caulfield.

: The New World of War

Radio 4's series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace.
4: The New Peace Makers. Edward Stourton looks at two war-torn parts of the world - Sierra Leone and The Balkans. He investigates the powerful new instruments that might be deployed in the fight for peace. Guests include Dr Mary Kaldor of the London School of Economics and Lt Col Tim Spicer of Sandline. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Dr Mary Kaldor
Unknown: Lt Col Tim Spicer
Producer: Sue Davies.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: The Artist's Mind

Dee Palmer examines the sensory world of art and music, and looks at how it reaches the deepest parts of our minds. Producer Martin Redfern (R)


Unknown: Dee Palmer
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope , read by Barbara Flynn.
7: Jack and his grandfather find common ground. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: Man of Soup

A comedy series by David and Caroline Stafford. 2: In which Klepke stands for president against Boris the Warlord.
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 Sandi Toksvig. Producer Jo Clegg (R)


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Late Book: Corpsing

By Toby Litt , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 7.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Toby Litt
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

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