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: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: 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 Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation. Producer AlisonHughes. Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

With the Rev Leslie Griffiths. In the Cross of Christ I Glory (Love Divine); Colossians 1, w
24-28; The Secret of Christ (Shepherd); Prayer of St Patrick (Rutter). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Mauve

By Simon Garfield. 3: The Mauve Measles Perkin's mauve is all the rage, even in the highest circles. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Garfield.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Michael fie/dby Moya O'Shea. Part8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Turning the Tide

In a new three-part series, Max Pearson hears how individuals and communities are affected by our changing environmental thinking.
1: Is organic farming a middle-class fad or the farming of the future? John Pawsey hopes that the latter is true as he converts a large part of his Suffolk farm to organic production. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Max Pearson
Unknown: John Pawsey
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Beekeeper's Apprentice: 1: The Beekeeper's Apprentice

A new series by Laurie King, dramatised in four parts by Sean Prendergast
starring Monica Dolan and James Fox
with Sian Thomas and Shaun Prendergast
The great detective comes out of retirement, takes on a young apprentice and tackles a spy in this witty and humorous homage to Conan Doyle.


Author: Laurie King
Dramatised by: Sean Prendergast
Director: Melanie Harris
Mary: Monica Dolan
Holmes: James Fox
Donleavy: Sian Thomas
Mr Barker/Porter: Gavin Muir
Mrs Barker/Mrs Hudson: Elaine Claxton
Watson/Howell: Shaun Prendergast

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young hosts the biographical quiz, with team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego. This week they are joined by special guests Claire Rayner and David Aaronovitch. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Don't Die Wondering

By Emma Donoghue. Saoirse Allen 's private life is her own affair, or at least it is until she comes home to Ballyagen. But the politically incorrect folk of Saoirse's home town cannot cope with a lesbian in the kitchen at Doheny's bar, and she is forced to embark on a one-woman protest.
Director Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Emma Donoghue.
Unknown: Saoirse Allen
Director: Lisa Osborne
Saoirse: Pauline McLynn
Ger: Frances Tomelty
John: Gary Whelan
Kneezer: Tony Rohr
Barbara: Nicola Redmond
Sergeant: Terence Edmond
MrsDunne: Richenda Carey

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

By Grant Allen , performed by Martin Jarvis.
3: The Episode of the Old Master. Will Sir Charles be "framed" this time?
For details see Monday


Unknown: Grant Allen
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: Paper Gardens

3: The Holy Suburb -Cookham . Stanley Spencer described Cookham as his "holy suburb of heaven". Leslie Forbes peers behind the privet hedges seeking Spencer's Eden. For details see Monday


Unknown: . Stanley Spencer
Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Professor Tim O'Shea , from the steering group planning Britain's first "e-university". The £200m public/private partnership will be ready by 2002 offering graduates around the world a virtual place at some of Britain's top universities. Is this the future of higher education? Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Professor Tim O'Shea
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Test Match Special Report

The Rrst Test- Pakistan v England. Jonathan Agnew reviews the first day's play in Lahore.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Millport

A six-part comedy written by Lynne Ferguson.
1: The Storm. Irene believes the disappearance of a local pensioner could be due to strange phenomenon at work on the island - something biggerthan the Loch Ness monster! Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith (R)


Written By: Lynne Ferguson.
Producers: Lucy Bacon
Producers: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

Fallon learns the truth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson examines the role of the pub in literature. ProducerRob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. 8: The Fields's new work is received to great acclaim. For details see Monday. Further cast details across the week
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
John: Tom George
Newsagent: Roger Walker
Woman shopper: Moya O'Shea

: Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate in which
Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook cross-examine witnesses who have conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's controversies.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook
Producer: David Coomes.

: It's a Funny Old World

Simon Hoggart returns with a light-hearted look at the political week.
Editor Anne Tyerman. Producer Jess Atkinson Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: Anne Tyerman.
Producer: Jess Atkinson

: Laboratories of Power

Second in a three-part series about scientists who are able to move political mountains. Underpinned by research, the World Health Organisation runs campaigns all over the world to eradicate disease. What happens when scientists' plans meet the real world? Richard Black investigates. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Black
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

By Trezza Azzopardi , read by Sian Thomas.
3: Frankie finds a way out of his troubles, but there is a price to pay. For details see Monday


Unknown: Trezza Azzopardi
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: 2000 Years of Radio

A six-part 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.
5: Mad- Georgian Radio. This week it is the Age of Enlightenment and Britain is going Enlightenment crazy. With more DJ madness from Steve-in-the-Afternoon as he presents his show from Bedlam. 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?

In six programmes, Lady Margaret Oswick entertains visitors at Winsley Towers, for a soiree of sophisticated songs and cultural banter, aided by her musical nephew Penkivil. Written and performed by Ralph Oswick and Christopher Dickins , with members of the Natural Theatre Company. 5: Culture. This week, in the library, there are songs entitled Dear Diary and Fringe Cringe, there is a visit to Tate Modern and a feature on the Winsley Contemporary Poetry Circle. Producer Tony Staveacre


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

: News

: The Late Book: The Code Book

Written and abridged by Simon Singh.
3: Codes of War. For details see Monday


Abridged By: Simon Singh.

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