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: Prayer for the Day

The Rev Peter Francis.


Unknown: Peter Francis.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day The Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: 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 process, from dilemma to makingthe choice and living with the consequences. Producer Christine Morgan. Rptd 9.3opm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: The Reference Library

Simon Fanshawe concludes an investigation into the histories of five great reference books.
Palgrave's Golden Treasury. In 1861, professor of poetry at Oxford, Francis Turner Palgrave , brought together in a single volume what he considered the best lyrical poems in the English language. It was a personal selection - some would say an eccentric one - but it has become the best-loved book of poems ever published. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Francis Turner Palgrave
Producer: Peter Everett

: Book of the Week: Diaries - Into Politics

Read by Michael Cochrane.
2: 1975-78 - The Coven Have Disappeared For details see yesterday


Read By: Michael Cochrane.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Of the Father's Heart Begotten
(arr David Wilcocks ); Isaiah 11, wl-9; The Spirit of the Lord (Makinson); Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Cruger). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Unknown: David Wilcocks
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: No Ice in Weymouth byvanessa Rosenthal. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Solitude

Two programmes looking at people's experiences of beingalone.eitherthrough choice or circumstances beyond their control. 1: Choosing to Be Alone
Peter France talks to people who have chosen a solitary life-monks, hermits, "normal" people who make a deliberate choice to spend some or part of their lives alone. Aloneness, as distinct from loneliness, can bring great benefits to the creative and religious sides of life, as well as being a time of healing from tragedy, Producer Mary coiweii


Talks: Peter France
Producer: Mary Coiweii

: Tim's Comedy Links

Tim Brooke-Taylor concludes his exploration of the colliding worlds of golf and comedy, with a trip to St Andrews in Scotland, where golf was born and where Tim, like generations of comedians before him, was installed as rector of the university. From the comedy archives, he unearths Peter Cook , John Cleese , Bernard Braden , Tom Lehrer , Les Dawson , and other heroes and collaborators. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Les Dawson
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: You and Yours

PM With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Under African Skies

Three programmes in which Robin Denselowtalks to African musicians about the development of their music and the way it impinges culturally and politically in their countries. 2: Baaba Maal had to overcome prejudice to become a singer in Senegal. Denselow explores why this African singer is celebrated by western musicians as well as being a superstar in his homeland. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Robin Denselowtalks
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Plays of the Severn

Three plays charting the course of Britain's longest river, through history and landscape.
1: A Magnificent Prospect of the Works by Peter Roberts , with poetry by Alex Jones. An artist looking for inspiration clashes with an obsessed inventor at the birth of the steam age.
Music composed by Anthea Gomez (piano). Cello Jill Heartfield and clarinet Sally Wyatt. Director Peter Leslie Wild Just Another Tunnel is tomorrow at 2.15pm


Unknown: Peter Roberts
Unknown: Alex Jones.
Composed Byanthea: Anthea Gomez
Cello: Jill Heartfield
Clarinet: Sally Wyatt.
Director: Peter Leslie
Voice of the River: Jane Lapotaire
Richard: Stephen Tomlin
Charles: Nick Fletcher
Old Charles: Jeffery Dench
Elizabeth: Alison Pettitt
Reynolds: James Thackwray
Priscilla: Marian Kemmer

: 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
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: John Lennon Anniversary Stories

2: The Dark Corners by Jeff Young , read by Paul McGann. In 1963 Liverpool was a pretty desolate city. When the Beatles came along it seemed as though they banished some of the gloom. Four men called John, Paul, George and Ringo came into our lives and changed my corner of the world." Producers Katherine Beacon and Susan Roberts For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jeff Young
Read By: Paul McGann.
Producers: Katherine Beacon
Producers: Susan Roberts

: When Knights Were Bold

2: Kings, Queens and Peasants, Inthe New
Forest, Captain Marryat's children fought fortheir king, but 100 years later Geoffrey Trease 's Merry men fought for a peasants' republic. Who won the war for young minds? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Geoffrey Trease

: Nice Work

I Philippa Lamb looks at the issues that change and shape our working lives, from switching
I careers to spicing up our working days.
Producers Penny Haslam and Lesley McAlpine


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Unknown: Lesley McAlpine

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty talks to author and playwright Tariq Ali , and Jamaican dub poet Jean Binta Breeze, about their favourite books. Producer Miles Warde. Repeated Sunday llpm


Talks: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Tariq Ali
Unknown: Jean Binta
Producer: Miles Warde.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's first quality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pullout sections.
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
Roland White 's radio review: page 64


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
Producer: Roland White

: The Archers

The lights go on. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a reassessment of the art of EH Shepard, best known for his illustrations for Winnie the Pooh and The Wind in the WillOWS. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: No Ice in Weymouth

By Vanessa Rosenthal. 2: Plays and Novels
Jane treats one niece to a trip to see
Edmund Kean at the theatre and another niece to some telling advice on howto succeed as a novelist. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.
Unknown: Edmund Kean

: File on 4

Gerry Northam with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite.

: 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

It is natural for us to forget things as we get older, but when does memory loss become a problem and are there any simple things we can do to improve our memory? 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

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Pobby and Dingan

By Ben Rice. 2: Ashmol gets everyone to look for his sister's imaginary friends - Pobby and Dingan - who
! are missing, presumed dead. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Ben Rice.

: The Motion Show

Dr Phil Hammond chairs the comic debating programme, tackling the weighty issues of the day. With Hugh Dennis , Jenny Eclair and guests. Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare (R)


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producers: Adam Bromley

: Wizard

It is 100 years since L Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With the help of the children of Oz - such as John Lahr, whose father Bert played the cowardly lion in the classic MGM film - lyricist and dramatist Dick Vosburgh resurrects and rejoices in the story's many incarnations. Producer Frances Byrnes (R)


Unknown: Frank Baum
Unknown: John Lahr
Dramatist: Dick Vosburgh
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: News

: The Late Book: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

By Jerome K Jerome. 2: On Cats and Dogs. Idle thoughts on Gustavus Adolphus , Tittums and other assorted four-legged friends. For details seeyesterday(R)


Unknown: Jerome K Jerome.
Unknown: Gustavus Adolphus

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