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: Prayer for the Day

AM With the Rev Peter Francis.


Unknown: Peter Francis.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys.
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.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Ernie Rea. The Lord Will Come (St
Stephen); Malachi 3, wl-A; 4, wl-2; And He Shall Purify (Handel); Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddian). Director of music Louise Marsh.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.
Music: Louise Marsh.

: Book of the Week: Diaries - Into Politics

Read by Michael Cochrane.
3: 1980-81 - Damn, Damn, Blast For details see Monday


Read By: Michael Cochrane.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: No Ice in Weymouth by Vanessa Rosenthal. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: Soaps on the Couch

Soap operas are the most popular programmes on British radio and television. In the first of two programmes Tina Baker investigates what it is about them that makes them addictive to so many people? Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Tina Baker
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Beekeeper's Apprentice: 4: A Battle Royal

by Laurie King, dramatised in four parts by Shaun Prendergast.
In the aftermath of another bomb and with their lives in grave danger, Mary and Holmes formulate a tactical plan to catch the killer. But will they outwit the devious mind behind the bombs? Final part.


Author: Laurie King
Dramatist: Shaun Prendergast
Director: Melanie Harris
Mary: Monica Dolan
Holmes: James Fox
Donleavy: Sian Thomas
Lestrade/Mr Douglas: Gavin Muir
Watson/Constable Fowler: Shaun Prendergast

: You and Yours

PM With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts a new six-part series of the panel game about politics and politicians. Team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack are joined by guests Neil Kinnock and journalist Anthony Howard. Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Anthony Howard.
Written By: Hugh Rycroft
Written By: David Spicer.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Plays of the Severn

2: Just Another Tunnel by Christopher Denys , with poetry by Alex Jones. Boatman Skiff Morgan respects the riverthat gives him his livelihood. But debts tempt him tojoin the gangs excavating the Bristol tunnel. He feels that it is a violation, but can he resist and will there be a price to pay?
Director Sue Wilson. For details see yesterday A Little Bit O'Bacon Fat is tomorrow at 2.15pm


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Alex Jones.
Director: Sue Wilson.
Voice of the River: Jane Lapotaire
Skiff: John Duttlne
Lambert: Sion Probert
Thomas/Warwick: Lennox Greaves
Gaynor: Anna Mountford
Sir John Hawkshaw/Gypsy Joe: Robert Uster
Catsmeat/FightingJack: Kim Durham

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancasteranswerquestions posed by gardeners from South Wales. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancasteranswerquestions
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: John Lennon Anniversary Stories

3: Lennon's Music, Right from the Start, written and read by AL Kennedy. Off school with a cold, her mother out at work, the author hears the news on Radio 1. A personal account of the day Lennon was Shot. Producer Susan Roberts. For details see Monday


Read By: Al Kennedy.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: When Knights Were Bold

3: Empire's Finest. Half the world is coloured red as we march with Henty and Kipling to India, and Haggard to Africa. What happened to children's books after the Union Jack came down on the Empire? For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Professor Fred Halliday about his new book The World at 2000 in which he sets out his predictions for the future. An expert in international relations at the LSE, Halliday claims that despite economic prosperity and advances in medicine and technology, many continents face the prospect of war, environmental deterioration and despotic governments. Producer Tony Phillips
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Professor Fred Halliday
Producer: Tony Phillips

: 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 examines the evidence.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Millport

A comedy series written by Lynne Ferguson.
4: Derek Dodds Is Dead. Afterthe unexpected death of Derek Dodds , Irene decides to seize the day. But the island's equilibrium comes under attack when the townsfolk decide to follow suit-pensioners juggling fire, water-skiing postmen and belly-dancing cafe owners to name but a few. Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith (R)


Written By: Lynne Ferguson.
Unknown: Derek Dodds
Producers: Lucy Bacon
Producers: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

There is a rustling in the bushes. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Rolf Harris who is about to unveil an exhibition of his art in Birmingham. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Rolf Harris

: No Ice in Weymouth

By Vanessa Rosenthal. 3: Love and Marriage One of Jane's nieces decides to marry against the better judgement of the family, while another seeks her aunt's advice and comes to an altogether more considered decision. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: 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 Anna Lloyd Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: Anne Tyerman.
Producer: Anna Lloyd

: Connect

A series connecting people with science and technology. This Won'tHurt.... Have you ever felt faint at the sight of a needle? Quentin Cooper looks atthe new technologies that could bring about the end of the injection. He investigates the future of drug delivery, examining painless ways of taking medicines. But will the best ideas make it to the NHS surgeries? Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and d iverse conversation. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book at Bedtime: Pobby and Dingan

By Ben Rice. 3: The search forthe two invisible missing persons continues. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ben Rice.

: Sean Lock -15 Storeys High

Sean Lock presents a series of his comic crawl on the urban underbelly.
2: Sean is called Sean. Howeverthe family of his friend Billy Two Nans thinks differently. Starring Sean Lock , Dan Mersh , Paul Putner , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Rob Rouse. Written by Sean Lock. Additional material by Martin Trenaman and Robert Fraser-Steele . Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Dan Mersh
Unknown: Paul Putner
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Rob Rouse.
Written By: Sean Lock.
Written By: Robert Fraser-Steele
Producer: Chris Neill

: News

: The Late Book: Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

By Jerome K Jerome. 3: On Being in Love. Some idle thoughts and salient comments on romance. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Jerome K Jerome.

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