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: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: The Choice

At some point most of us are faced with a single choice which irrevocably alters our lives. Michael Buerk talks to people who have made such decisions and takes them through the whole process, from dilemma to making the choice and livingwith the consequences.
Producer Christine Morgan. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: The Reference Library

Simon Fanshawe investigates the histories of five great reference books. 2: A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English. Eric Partridge spent his life collecting the oddities of spoken English, from the language of Tiddlywinks to the jargon of the Rhodesian army. He first published his classic dictionary in 1937, but was still revising it at the time of his death over 40 years later. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Eric Partridge
Producer: Peter Everett

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here (Surrey). Galatians 3, w6-7, w21-22; Spirit of Faith (Little Stanmore). To God Be the Glory (To God Be the Glory). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Mauve

By Simon Garfield. 2: The Black Sludge. William Perkin 's search for artificial quinine yields unpromising results. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Simon Garfield.
Unknown: William Perkin

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's perspective.
Drama: Michael He/dbyMoyaO'Shea. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Unearthing Mysteries

The Amber Room. Given as a gift by the king of Prussia to Peter the Great in 1716, the Amber
Room was an intricately crafted jewelled room. It stood in Catherine's palace nearSt Petersburg until troops invaded in 1941. The Nazis took it piece by piece back to Germany and it has not been seen since 1945. In the second of a four-part series, Aubrey Manning talks to the people hunting down one of the 20th century's great missing art treasures.
Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Pam Rutherford.

: Tim's Comedy Links

New series. Tim Brooke-Taylor enjoys golf as much as comedy, and proves the point by combining 18 holes of golfing action with a selection of classic comedy moments from his friends and heroes. From Temple Golf Club in Berkshire, he explores in four programes, the maddening absurdity of golf (in competition with Jasper Carrott , Duncan Preston and Kenny Lynch ), while conjuring from the airthe comedy of Ted Ray , Bob Hope , WC Fields, Al Read, Stanley Unwin and Ellen Degeneres. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Kenny Lynch
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Unknown: Ellen Degeneres.
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Chanson

In two programmes Kit Hesketh-Harvey sets out to prove that you do not have to be French to write chanson - or do you? 1: Vive La Revolution! Producers Ian Docherty and Lynsey Moyes


Producers: Ian Docherty
Producers: Lynsey Moyes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Listen to Your Parents

By Benjamin Zephaniah.
A personal and moving drama from the perspective of a 10-year-old boy from Birmingham. Living with a violent father, Mark tries to recapture many of his thoughts in small, simple poems. He's a talented footballer and poet, and his skill for shaping and rhyming words, for collecting thoughts in patterns, is his coping strategy.


Writer: Benjamin Zephaniah.
Music composed by: Tayo Akimbode
Director: Pauline Harris
Mark Campbell: James Smith
Mum: Flo Wilson
Robert: Charlie Ryan
Dad: Burt Caesar

: 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

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

By Grant Allen , performed by Martin Jarvis.
2: The Episode of the Scottish Retreat. Is this a golden opportunity for Sir Charles? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Grant Allen
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: Paper Gardens

2: A Photographer's Eye. As a press photographer Don McCullin has seen more than his fair share of horror. Sitting in his beautiful Somerset garden he reveals to Lesl ie Forbes that angry skies give his soul peace. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Don McCullin

: 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 Anne Freeman
Action Line: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections, including Literaliiy, GastronimityandCruciality. Featuring Rebecca Front, Alexander Armstrong , Emma Kennedy , Simon Greenall ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Ewan Bailey , Melanie Hudson , Vicki Pepperdine , Andy Taylor , Alice Arnold and Chris Langham. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Andy Taylor
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Chris Langham.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Nigel Stands in. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. 7: A new century dawns and Katherine has to give her answer to Francis. Is this the end for Michael Field ?
For details see yesterday. Further cast details across the week Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Michael Field
BB: Mark Cavan
Mary: Tara Ward
Meredith: David Thorpe

: File on 4

Mark Whitakerwith major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer David Lewis. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitakerwith
Producer: David Lewis.

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Do you think every ache and pain is the first symptom of a serious illness and does that make you normal or a hypochondriac? For some, imaginary physical illnesses are really psychological symptoms, but how can you or your GPtell the difference? Dr Graham Easton investigates.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: The Choice

With Michael Buerk.
Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

By Trezza Azzopardi , read by Sian Thomas. 2: A gust of wind, a flicker of flame and a life Scarred. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Trezza Azzopardi
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: The Motion Show

"This house believes in fairies at the bottom of the garden." " Dr Phil Hammond chairs the comic debating programme, tackling the weighty issues of the day. With Tony Hawks, Simon Fanshawe and Steve Punt.
Producers Bill Dare and Adam Bromley (R)


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: Adam Bromley

: News

: The Late Book: The Code Book

Written and abridged by Simon Singh.
2: The Beale Ciphers For details see yesterday


Abridged By: Simon Singh.

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