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: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Russell Stannard.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Russell Stannard.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Wordsworth - a life: 3: The Wanderer

By Juliet Barker.
Coleridge enters Wordworth's life and together with William's sister Dorothy they travel to Germany. Ford etails see Monday


Author: Juliet Barker

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Help Usto Help each Other, Lord (Dunfermline); Luke 16, wl9-31;
The Beggar (Beggar's Mantle); Christ Is the King! (Gelobt Sei Gott). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Usto Help
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Sheila Kitzinger tells Jenni Murray how doctors have reduced birth to a medical process in which the mother is degraded. Drama: The Weight of Waterby Anita Shreve. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila Kitzinger
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Waterby Anita Shreve.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future with Douglas Adams

Concluding a series designed to help us make sense of the digital world. This week Adams reveals his personal vision of the way in which technology may co-evolve with us. Producer Mark Rickards


Producer: Mark Rickards

: Stockport, So Good They Named It Once

By Damian Lanigan and Jim Poyser. A comedy series following the lives of a family living in Stockport. 4: Siege. Michael accepts the toughest night shift in Manchester.
Music Big George. Producer Neil Mossey


Unknown: Damian Lanigan
Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Producer: Neil Mossey
Jason: Andrew Knott
Maureen: Beverley Callard
Eddie: John Henshaw
Michael: Jason Done
Debbie: Jo-Anne Knowles
Jim: Jack Smethurst

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young hosts a six-part biographical quiz show, with team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego. They are joined by special guests Jonathan Meads and Vivienne Parry. producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Unknown: Jonathan Meads
Unknown: Vivienne Parry.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 2000 Tales

Nisha. the waitress at the Four Seasons
Services, starts to feel scared by the eerie nature of some of the tales she has heard. The Teacher's Tale
By Glyn Maxwell. A class is disturbed by the arrival of a strange supply teacher who forces the children to confess to a crime they did not commit. With Joseph Rennes.
The Quiet Gentleman's Barber's Tale
By Jeremy Front. Jazz musician Laurence tells of a quiet barber whose gangster friends save his business from the clutches of a greedy aristocrat. With Warren Mitchell. The Slapper's Tale
By Sarah Daniels. Angela tells the story of how she was knocked for six by the revelation that her mother had an illegitimate child duringthe war. With Lesley Manville. Director Mary Peate. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Glyn Maxwell.
Unknown: Warren Mitchell.
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.
Unknown: Lesley Manville.
Director: Mary Peate.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Carbrooke Village Millennium Green Trust. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Never Trust a Rabbit

By Jeremy Dyson. 3: A Last Look at the Sea. The tide goes out for George and Tessa on a trip to
Cornwall, in more ways than one. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Dyson.

: Métro

3: Philip Sweeney continues his exploration of the Metro with stories of resistance and political Struggle. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Philip Sweeney

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Bhikhu Parekh , professor of political theory at the University of Hull, about his new book which analyses one of the most difficult ideas in contemporay politics -multiculturalism. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Bhikhu Parekh
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Life before Birth

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Sean Lock - 15 Stories High

A comedy series by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. 3: Thwarted by inertia, Sean has never allowed his dreams and ambitions to come true - until the local supermarket shows him the way. Starring Sean Lock, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Peter Serafinowicz and Martin Trenaman.
Producer Chris Neill (R)


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

A black eye causes trouble for Sid and Kathy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson examines a new book revealing the secrets of the Lord Chamberlain, Britain's theatrical censor until the sixties, whose blue pencil rewrote manyfamous plays. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve , dramatised in ten parts by Beatrice Colin. Part 3.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve
Unknown: Beatrice Colin.

: The Commission

Concluding the series, Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern. Doctors in the Dock. An examination of cover-ups in the medical profession. With commissioners Sheila McKechnie , John Monks and Gerald Butler. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sheila McKechnie
Unknown: John Monks
Unknown: Gerald Butler.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: Home Life at No 10

Anthony Howard looks at the often turbulent domestic lives of prime ministers over the last 100 years. Producer Mark Savage. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Frontiers

The Shape of Things to Come. What causes the origin of species? Darwin believed it was the gradual accumulation of tiny mutations. The fossil record, however, shows something completely different-the sudden emergence of whole new species with no apparent ancestors. By studying the genes that control whether an organism develops into a fruit fly or a mouse, a new branch of science is trying to answer evolution's biggest puzzle. Peter Evans reports. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens , read by Ian McDiarmid. Part 13. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.

: 2000 Years of Radio

A series that taps into the radio archive of a bygone age, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Claire Downes , Stuart Lane , Al Holloway , Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell.
2: Dark Age FM. It is AD 500, history's most miserable time, when Britain was invaded twice a week and the country was run by a bloke called Arthur. But there was always Steve in the Afternoon to help Britons through these difficult times. Producers Paul Dodgson and Sean Grundy


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Claire Downes
Unknown: Stuart Lane
Unknown: Al Holloway
Unknown: Danny Robbins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producers: Paul Dodgson
Producers: Sean Grundy

: One Lump or Two Lady?

Lady Margaret Oswick entertains visitors at
Winsley Towers, her historic pile, for a soiree of songs and cultural banter. Written and performed by Ralph Oswick and Christopher Dickins , with members of the Natural Theatre Company.
2: Outand About. Featuring songs about flight attendants and exchange students, a report from the Winsley Naturist Club and a telephone link with a Colombian baron.
Producer Tony Staveacre. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: staving@dircon.co.uk


Unknown: Lady Margaret Oswick
Unknown: Ralph Oswick
Unknown: Christopher Dickins
Producer: Tony Staveacre.

: News

: The Late Book: Operation Overflight

By Francis Gary Powers. 3: After months of interrogation, Powers finally faces his trial for Spying. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers.

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