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: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened rptat9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Killing Dragons

By Fergus Fleming. 3: Roll Up, Roll Up. The story of Albert Smith , the Victorian showman who brought the wonders of the Alps to the British stage - and inspired a movement. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fergus Fleming.
Unknown: Albert Smith

: Daily Service

With John Forrest. When in Our Music, God Is
Glorified (Engelberg); 2 Chronicles 4, vl9; 5, wl, 13-14; Be Still forthe Presence of the Lord (Be Still); Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sing of the Lord's Goodness. Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Vagabond by Colette. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Turning the Tide

Max Pearson hears how individuals and communities are affected by our changing environmental thinking.
2: John Bowers is an environmental economist who argues that the protection of rural coastal areas from flooding by the sea is a waste of money. How are his ideas received by landowners on the Essex Coast? Producer Nick Patrick


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

: The Beekeeper's Apprentice: 2: The Affair of the Senator's Daughter

by Laurie King, dramatised in four parts by Shaun Prendergast.
A second, more dangerous case for Holmes and his new apprentice, requiring deep disguise to rescue a kidnapped child.


Author: Laurie King
Dramatised by: Shaun Prendergast.
Director: Melanie Harris
Mary: Monica Dolan
Holmes: James Fox
Donleavy: Sian Thomas
Mrs Simpson/Woman: Elaine Claxton
Jessica: Hannah Kauffman
Senator/Policeman: Gavin Muir
Chief Inspector/Guard: Shaun Prendergast

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: 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 Gyles Brandreth and Sheridan Morley. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Sheridan Morley.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Rabbits of Godalming

By Peter Morgan. In 1726, fashionable London was taken by storm with the news that Mary Toft of Godalming had given birth to a large number of rabbits, along with three cats! The births were certified by George I's surgeon and thousands rushed to see Miss Toft and her new family.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Peter Morgan.
Unknown: Mary Toft
Director: Alison Hindell
Mary: Lynne Seymour
Manningam: Simon Armstrong
Howard: Richard Tate
StAndre: Brendan Charleson
Swann: Christian Rodska
Cath: Bethan Morgan
Earl Lambourne: Simon Ludders

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster and are guests of gardeners in Herefordshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Five Dahls

3: A Dip in the Poo/by Roald Dahl , read by Geoffrey Palmer. On a rough sea trip Mr Botibol thinks he can predict how fartheshipwill travel in 24 hours. But if the weather calms he will be in danger of losing his money. For details see Monday


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Read By: Geoffrey Palmer.
Unknown: Mr Botibol

: The ABC of Vitamins

3: Vitamin C. Claudia Hammond discovers that contrary to what we have always believed, taking large doses of Vitamin C may be harmful to us. For details see Monday (R)

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Professor Betsy Stanko , director of the Violence Research Programme, about her work exploring alarmingly high rates of domestic violence. Last year in London alone, 77,000 incidents were reported, while every three days a woman is killed. Professor Stanko examines why domestic violence is still not seen as "real" crime.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Betsy Stanko
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Millport

A comedy series written by Lynne Ferguson.
2: Lineage. Big brother Gordon returns to Millport, but I rene wonders why anyone wou Id come back once they have had the chance to escape. Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith (R)


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

: The Archers

Graham is thrown. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Sally Spurring

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Part 3.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: 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 presents a light-hearted look at the political week.
Editor Anne Tyerman. Producer Adam Grimley Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: Anne Tyerman.
Producer: Adam Grimley

: Laboratories of Power

The conclusion of a series about scientists who are able to move political mountains. The Codex
Alimentarius Commission is not well known, but it is the ultimate global authority on what is safe to eat and what is not. Its decisions are based on scientific advice, but where does the advice come from -the food industry, the universities or consumer groups? Richard Black investigates. Producer Deborah Cohen. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Black
Producer: Deborah Cohen.

: 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.
8: Forty years on, Dolores returns to Cardiff in search Of the truth. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Trezza Azzopardi
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: 2000 Years of Radio

Last of a series tapping 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 . Steaming - Radio Victoriana. Meet other dandies on the Dandy-Line, early Victorian ankle-pornography is exposed, and science is praised forthe invention of a gun that works only on non-Englishmen. 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 Margaret Oswick entertains visitors at Winsley Towers, for the concluding part of six cultural and musical soirees, aided by her piano-playing nephew Penkivil. Written and performed by Ralph Oswick and Christopher Dickins , with members of the Natural Theatre Company.
The Countryside. With songs on The Veggie Foxand Archie and Issie, bird impressions, rampaging llamas, and rural demos. Producer Tony Staveacre


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

: News

: The Late Book: Telling the Workersabout Science

3: The Colour of Radium by Eve Curie, read by Rachel Atkins. The remarkable scientific pioneer Marie Curie devoted her life to the purification of radium, leading to the breakthrough that gave us today's Marie Curie Cancer Care organisation. For details see Monday (R)


Read By: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: Marie Curie
Unknown: Marie Curie

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