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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 MacGregorand James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: MacGregorand James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation. Producer Alison Hughes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Let Us, With a Gladsome Mind (Monkland); Revelation 5, wll-14; The Heavens Are Telling (Haydn); Angel Voices, Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: High Hopes

Written and read by Ronnie Corbett. 3: The Two Ronn/es remembered. For details see Monday


Read By: Ronnie Corbett.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murraywith lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: My Career Goes Bungby Miles Franklin. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murraywith

: A Class Act

The conclusion of a series following the progress of the Charter School in London. This week headteacher Pam Bowmaker prepares forthe first day of term, frantically pursuing architects and contractors who had promised to complete buildings on time. The experiment is being watched with interest by government officials and ministers. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Pam Bowmaker
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Sketches by Boz

Mr Watkins Tottle. The concluding episode of Charles Dickens 's four comic tales, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. All MrTottle wants is to enter the blessed state of matrimony, but the course of true love never did run smooth.
Director Sally Avens (R)


Unknown: Mr Watkins Tottle.
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Sally Avens
Boz: Nicholas Farrell
Watkins: David Collings
Gabriel: John Hartley
Fanny: Jenny Howe
Miss Lillerton: Patience Tomlinson
Rev Timson: Christopher Scott

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Hidden Treasures

Another series of the antiques quiz presented by Lars Tharp. This programme comes from
Chatsworth in Derbyshire, known as the Palace of the Peak. An 18th-century treasure made by sailors held as prisoners of war in England is among the puzzles forthis week's panellists to solve. Producer Elizabeth Abrahams


Presented By: Lars Tharp.
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Good Samaritan

- By Stephen Wakelam. A shy young clergyman arrives at a Cambridge college to find his life invaded by an eccentric and loveable character; a brilliant historian who has ceased to write, a great preacher who no longer preaches. By turns comic, warmhearted and moving, the play charts the development of an unusual and enduringfriendship.
Producer Catherine Bailey. Director John Burgess


Unknown: Stephen Wakelam.
Producer: Catherine Bailey.
Director: John Burgess
Spencer: Alec McCowen
Old Rooney: Charles Kay
Young Rooney: Adam Kotz
Stephen: Mark Tandy
Provost: Stephen Rashbrook
Train guard: John Hartley

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Nigel Colborn and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from
Northern Ireland. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Wives

3: A Wife Again! by Francine Pascal , read by Lorelei King. Alice believed that maturity, patience and trust were the special ingredients that made her second marriage a success - until she found evidence forcing herto take a closer look at "trust". For details see Monday


Unknown: Francine Pascal
Read By: Lorelei King.

: Living by Design

3: Office Society. Man's natural workplace is in and around the home. The office is a blip in history. Modern technology is helping to transform that functional space into a more social forum where we meet to create and share ideas. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Amitai Etzioni , sociologist and former White House advisor, about his ground-breaking new book in which he investigates the meaning of the "Third Way". Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Amitai Etzioni
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Changing Places

Panning for Rust. Howard Stabbleford travels to the North East to meet two ex-mining communities battling against pollution from closed-down mines. The biotechnology of the wetlands and the expertise ofthe University of Newcastle are bringing remarkable solutions to the villagers of Skinningrove in Cleveland and Quaking Houses in County Durham. Producer Sandra Sykes. PHONE: [number removed] for more information. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 E-MAIL:changing.places@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Howard Stabbleford
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Audio Diaries

A five-part comedy by Kay Stonham. 4: Jack the Lad. What happens when Jack, a rich and corrupt antiques dealer, gets a blow to the head and finds he can no longer be dishonest? How will this affect his family who loved him the way he was?
Producer Jane Berthoud (R)


Comedy By: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Jack: Ray Brooks
Dulcie: Kate Williams
Tom: Kevin Eldon
Sylvia: Kay Stonham
Solicitor: Rupert Vansrttart
Margaret: Liz Smith
Brad: Dane John Barry
Janine: Camille Codurl

: The Archers

Kathy takes a hard line. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock gives the verdict on Billy Elliot , Stephen Daldry 's film about a young working-class boy's ambition to become a ballet dancer, despite his father's disapproval. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Billy Elliot
Unknown: Stephen Daldry
Producer: Katie Hunter

: My Career Goes Bung

By Miles Franklin. 8: Sybylla is betrayed by her friend Gaddy, the noisome Big Ears threatens to commit suicide over his love for her and news comes from home that her beloved Pa is ill.


Unknown: Miles Franklin.

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern. 4: Twelve Good Men and True Is the jury system delivering the best possible justice? With commissioners Marjorie Wallace , Trevor Phillips and Mark Wood.
Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Marjorie Wallace
Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Mark Wood.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: Cuba! Cuba!

In 1519 Frank Canosa 's ancestors took part in a mass under a tree to celebrate the founding of Havana. In the first of a three-part series, he considers the enigma that is Cuba and what lies ahead for the only Communist country in the Western world. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown . Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Frank Canosa
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Frontiers

Could a fighting spirit combat illness or speed up the healing of wounds? Scientists have long been sceptical of the idea that mere thoughts or emotions could have an impact on our health. Peter Evans examines new research which suggests that the mind could play a key role in influencing our immune system.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. Email: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Charlie Lee Potter.


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter.

: Book at Bedtime: Marrying the Mistress

Barbara Flynn continues reading
Joanna Trollope 's novel. Part 8. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Joanna Trollope

: On the Job

James MacLoughlin 's six-part comedy drama charts the exploits of Chief Constable Bill Burscough. 4: While attending the opening of the new
Millennium Block at Penwick Prison, Richard and Viveca get a taste of life at Her Majesty's pleasure.
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: James MacLoughlin
Unknown: Bill Burscough.
Director: Tracey Neale
Bill: Tony Haygarth
DI Chan: David Yip
Viveca: Carolyn Pickles
Richard: Jeff Rawle
Clint Eastwood/Governor: Ron Cook

: Sketches from the House

Nick Utechin explores the history and art of the Parliamentary sketch-writer.l. Early Days Producer Viv Black (R)


Producer: Viv Black

: News

: The Late Book: Corpsing

By Toby Litt , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 8.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Toby Litt
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

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