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: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
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 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 repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde. 3: The beginning of Wilde's fascination with Lord Alfred Douglas-a doomed love, it seems, that must end in disaster. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas-A

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Franconia); Matthew 5, wl-12; Rejoice in the Lord (Leddington Wright ); There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Sussex). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Vagabond by Colette. Part8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Turning the Tide

Concluding his series, Max Pearson hears how individuals and communities are affected by our changing environmental thinking. The Ouse
Washes in Cambridgeshire are one of the most important sites for birds in Europe. But what happens when a major energy companywants to build huge wind turbines in this area? Can we reconcile the need to exploit renewable energy with the conflicting needs of our countryside? producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Max Pearson
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Beekeeper's Apprentice: 3: The Segregation of the Queen

by Laurie King, dramatised in four parts by Shaun Prendergast.
Miss Donleavy is ill and somebody is trying to kill both Holmes and Mary. The question is, which of Holmes's enemies would hate him enough to not only try and kill him, but his friends as well?


Author: Laurie King
Dramatised by: Shaun Prendergast
Director: Melanie Harris
Mary: Monica Dolan
Holmes: James Fox
Mr Thomas/Mycroft/Lestrade: Gavin Muir
Watson/Constable Fowler: Shaun Prendergast

: 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 the biographical quiz, with team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego. This weekthey 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: Purvis

A kindly vicar appoints a lonely widower as safety officer to his church, but the favour backfires as the appointee is accident prone! Health and safety degenerates into a programme of chaos under his supervision. The vicar, benign and much too reticent, refuses to tick off the tireless geriatric. But the real trouble is that the parish community can't help liking him and promoting him. John, not the most inspiring of preachers, is soon eclipsed by his disciple, and finally makes a resolve: one of them will have to go.


Writer: Nick Warburton
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Purvis: Peter Sallis
John: James Fleet
Rachel: Jasmine Hyde

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Norfolk. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: The Short Hello

By Susie Maguire. 3: The Tale of the Cat Burglar and the Hair of the Dog, read by Carol Ann
Crawford. "Being burgled was the most positive thingthat's happened to me since thedivorce ; I couldn't be more delighted with the outcome." For details see Monday


Unknown: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Carol Ann

: Passion Flowers

3: Charlotte Smith travels to the Malverns to meet people whose marriages are coupled with fuchsias. Fordetails see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Sir Michael Dummett , one of the world's most prominent campaigners for refugees, and asks him whether state policies are actually good for race relations.
Producer James Marshall. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Sir Michael Dummett
Producer: James Marshall.

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton investigates changes to our hair. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Test Match Special Report

Pakistan v England - the Second Test. Jonathan Agnew reviews the first day's play in Faisalabad.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Millport

A comedy series written by Lynne Ferguson.
3: Ardour. The minister reveals to Irene a secret yearingfor Moira. Afterthe initial shock she realises that this unlikely romance could prove advantageous. Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith (R)


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

: The Archers

David gets an idea. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Part 8.
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

: Connect

A A new four-part series connecting people with science and technology.
1: The Sweet Smell of Success. Quentin Cooper investigates the fragrance industry and uncovers a world of designer science in which artificial concoctions are dreamed up in laboratories, but are prohibited as pollutants in the corporated echelons ofthe USA and Japan. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Speaking with the Angel

3: The WonderSpotby Melissa Bank. Read by Julia Hills. From a new anthology of fictional monologues. For details see Monday


Read By: Julia Hills.

: Sean Lock -15 Storeys High

- Sean Lock returns with a new five-part series of his comic crawl on the urban underbelly. In the 15th-floor flat of a south London tower block, Sean is forced to engage with a world that is invariably at odds with him. Starring Sean Lock ,
Dan Freedman , Alex Lowe , Dan Mersh and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Written by Sean Lock and Martin Trenaman. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Dan Freedman
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Mersh
Unknown: Ann OBErman.
Written By: Sean Lock
Written By: Martin Trenaman.
Producer: Chris Neill

: Half Minute Melodies

Few tunes in the 20th century have entered the national consciousness like the signature tunes of favourite television programmes. But how does one compose those few seconds of music which have to announce the programme, say something about its content and keep the nation's fingers away from the off switch? Chris Serle talks to signature tune composers about this most specialised musical art. Producers Bob Carter and Mike Sampey


Talks: Chris Serle
Producers: Bob Carter
Producers: Mike Sampey

: News

: The Late Book: Best American Essays

3: One Violent Crime by Bruce Shapiro. An eyewitness account of a random knife attack in which seven people were stabbed in a coffee shop. For details see Monday(R)

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