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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
I 7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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: To the Elephant Graveyard

ByTarquin Hall, read byMiles Anderson. 3: Night in the Brahmaputra Valley I For details see Monday


Read By: Miles Anderson.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Leslie Griffiths. The Voice of God (Blackbird Leys); Mark 13, w24-27, w33-37; There Shall Be Signs (Wadley); Wake, 0 Wake!
(Wachet Auf). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews i and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Bizarre Girl by Lizzie Slater Part3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Lizzie Slater

: Soaps on the Couch

In this concluding programme about soap i operas, Tina Baker examines whether they simply provide popular entertainment, or if their
! storylines have a powerful influence on the behaviourand opinions of the audience? Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Tina Baker
Producer: Anne McNaught

: The Cricket in Times Square

I George Selden 's classic children's novel is ! dramatised in two parts by Stuart Morris.
It tells of Chester, a musically gifted cricket from Connecticut who becomes stranded in New York. At first he is alone and afraid, but his unique talent and personality soon attracts admirers and ! friends. Parti.
Music performed by Thomas Kemp. Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: George Selden
Unknown: Stuart Morris.
Unknown: Thomas Kemp.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Chester: Richard Pearce
Tucker: Kerry Shale
Harry: Sean Barrett
Mama Bellini: Eve Karpf
Papa Bellini: Ed Bishop
Miss Smedley: Doreen Mantle
MrFong: David Yip
Mario: Nick Bottesini
Paul: David Thorpe

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts the panel game about politics and politicians. Team captains
Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP are joined by guestsjournalists Andrew Rawnsley and Matthew Parris. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Bridge at Cookham

By Sheila Goff. Three couples of three different generations joust in three simultaneous plays all set in the vicinity of the bridge overthe Thames at Cookham. Written specially forthe six actors who won the 2000 Carleton Hobbs BBC Radio Drama Bursary to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Radio Drama Repertory Company.
Ice Cream A 40-year-old couple come to terms with the fact that their second child has left home.
Swans A 22-year-old couple reach a clear turning point in their relationship down on the riverbank. Chris Jasmine Hyde
Nick Kenny Blyth
Sunburn A 15-year-old couple are messing around on the bridge, theirfutures before them. Teen Claire Corbett
Nicky AlexTrlnder
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Sheila Goff.
Unknown: Chris Jasmine Hyde
Unknown: Nick Kenny Blyth
Director: David Hunter
Christine: Helen Ayres
Nicholas: Thomas Arnold

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by members of the Stocksfield Plants and Gardens Society. With
Chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


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

: Ballet Stories

3: The Fire-Bird by Bonnie Greer.
Prince Ivan is so entranced by a beautiful bird of fire that he lies in wait in the forest to capture her. The lovely creature offers her captor a magical featherfor ransom. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Bonnie Greer.

: A Short History of Darkness

Dark Thoughts. This final audio essay examines the spiritual and elemental aspects of darkness, taking us from infant fears of the dark to a theory of the universe being filled with dark matter. New poems are performed by Collete Bryce and Ruth Padel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Collete Bryce
Unknown: Ruth Padel.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Bethan Marshall about her new book, English Teachers - the Unofficial
Guide. She discusses her new research which attempts to establish the effectiveness of the nation's English teachers.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL; thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Bethan Marshall
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

The new government agency, Nice, is supposed to ensure an end to post-code prescribing - but how successful is it? This week Dr Graham Easton looks at some of the issues that surround Nice - should it be considering complementary medicines and once a drug has been disallowed, can that decision ever be reversed? Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Millport

A comedy series written by Lynne Ferguson.
5: Culture. Irene fears the worst when a famous restaurant critic books a table at the Ritz Cafe. The reputation of Millport will be printed forthe whole world to see. Is he really coming to sample Alberto's food or does he have a secret agenda? Producers Lucy Bacon and Kathy Smith (R)


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

: The Archers

Lynda does not like her Christmas hamper. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on the latest Ham/etto arrive in our cinemas - this time the melancholy Prince of Denmark finds himself in hi-tech modern-day New York City. Producer Kirsty Pope


Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Bizarre Girl

By Lizzie Slater. 3: Though the Depression grips Britain, business booms and love blossoms for Clarice. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Slater.

: 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. The New Front Line. Geological and climatic changes have made Europe increasingly vulnerable to diseases and pests from all over the world. Quentin Cooper visits scientists at the front line to see how science and technology are being harnessed in ourdefence. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Bridges

3: Red Meccano Set by Ruth Thomas , read by Deborah Findlay. Jane is driving her young niece Chloe to a family reunion in Scotland, but she finds it difficult to make a connection with the child.
For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Deborah Findlay.

: Sean Lock -15 Storeys High

Sean Lock presents a comedy series of his crawl on the urban underbelly. This week Sean, his flatmate Errol and their friend Billy Two Nans are tangled in a conundrum of desperate dimensions. Starring Sean Lock , Dan Mersh , Paul Putner , Tracy-Ann Oberman and Rob Rouse. Written by Sean Lock. Additional material by Robert Fraser-Steele . Producer cnrisNeiii


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

: News

: The Late Book: The Pleasures of the Table

3: MFK Fisher. Liza Ross reads extracts from the work of the idiosyncratic American food writer. For details see Monday (R)


Reader: Liza Ross

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