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: Prayer for the Day

With Amanda Russell-Jones .


Unknown: Amanda Russell-Jones

: 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 the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to individuals who have, through conviction or circumstance, taken a stand against something significant. He examines their motives and looks at the results oftheirdecisions.
Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Adventures in Science

Ben Si Iburn presents the series that explores the ends of the universe, the centre ofthe Earth and the depths of the human body. This week he examines a tiny subatomic particle called a proton as it races around an accelerator deep below the ground. Its journey ends in a violent collision-the resultingdebris may helpto provide us with the fuel of the future as well as answering questions about how the universe was created. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Daily Service

With Michael Wakelin. Since By Man Came Death (Handel); John 4, w46-54; Be Still forthe
Presence of the Lord (arr How); Sing Praise to God (Palace Green). Director of music Louise Marsh.


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Louise Marsh.

: Book of the Week: Next Exit Magic Kingdom

Written and read by Rory MacLean. 2: Miami Beach. This year's gay dog is the English bulldog. Last year it was the Shar Pei. The lesbian dog of the year is the pug. For details see yesterday


Read By: Rory MacLean.
Unknown: Shar Pei.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Mind Teacherby Alex Ferguson. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mind Teacherby
Unknown: Alex Ferguson.

: Nature: Desert Rhinos of Namibia

Nearly a quarter of the world's black rhinos live in the remote deserts of north-western Namibia.
Mark Carwardine joins experts from the Save the Rhino Trust as they track these endangered animals on foot. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: There's a Funny Thing

Hugh Dennis unearths comedy gems from the BBC archives. In this concluding programme, he looks at that perennial favourite of writers and comedians-thedoctor-and-nurse sketch.
Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Music Afloat: Musical Encounters, Maps ... and Mutiny

Sue Cook presents a series which looks at the role of music and musicians in sea journeys across the ages, from epic voyages of discovery to luxury cruises.

Musicians played a crucial part in Captain Cook's historic expeditions, both on ship and on shore. William Bligh insisted on daily dancing for the crew, but did that contribute to the Mutiny of the Bounty?


Presenter: Sue Cook
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Miss Kilmansegg and Her Precious Leg

A dramatisation by Martyn Wade of Thomas Hood 's satirical poem about the corrupting effects of money which comically investigates why a famous society lady -the owner ot a renowned golden prosthetic leg - is found battered to death, a victim of her own obsessive greed.


Dramatist: Martyn Wade
Writer: Thomas Hood
Director: Cherry Cookson
Bailey: James Grout
Miss Kilmansegg: Rachel Atkins
The Count: Stephen Critchlow
Bodkin: David Thorpe
Hood: Andrew Wincott
Lady Kilmansegg: Richenda Carey
Jane: Jasmine Hyde
Dr Blood: Thomas Arnold

: The Exchange: [number removed]

Call Wendy Austin for an exchange of experiences and views on today's topical issues. Producer Chris Burns. UNES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Chris Burns.

: Interpreter of Maladies

By Jhumpa Lahiri , read by Indira Varma. 2: When Mr Pirzada Came to Dine. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jhumpa Lahiri
Read By: Indira Varma.
Unknown: Mr Pirzada

: Ghost Houses

Today Charlotte Smith visits Workington Hall in Cumbria to meet the people who witnessed the ruination of this ancient family seat. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charlotte Smith

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty and guests, novelist
Candida Clark and literary editor of The Observer, Robert McCrum , discuss three of their favourite books. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Candida Clark
Unknown: Robert McCrum
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: PM

With Clare English.

: Acropolis Now

Sex, squid and Socratic dialogues by Lynne Truss. In the smelly but convivial surroundings of the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, 408 BC, great
Athenians confront the eternal verities and also eat a lot. 4: Heroes. Things become frenzied in Athens when notorious traitor and all-round glamour puss Alcibiades returns to town and pretends to be dead.
Socrates Robert Hardy Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Alcibiades: Gavin Muir
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Oracle: Rosemary Leach
Plato: Tom George
Xanthippe: Rachel Atkins

: The Archers

Kathy wa nts to be friends. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. 2: Annie has begun hertraining as an educational psychologist, but has been so busy with her course work that she has not noticed her own goddaughter's emotional distress.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
John: Jon Strickland
Barman: Kenny Blyth

: The Consultants

Fat cats who act like gods, spend theirtime on the golf course, and never make mistakes? Edi
Stark concludes her look at the work of surgeons, physicians and other consultants working in hospitals in Britain. They talk about the pressures of the job which have been compounded by government demands and public criticism. Producer Elizabeth Burke. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: In Touch

Peter White with news, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Does your job make you ill? What is the best way to maintain good mental health? This week
Dr Graham Easton looks at the cost of working long hours and has some practical advice on how to stay sane under pressure.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. ACTION LINE: [number removed] E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: 2001 - a Space Odyssey

By Arthur C Clarke , read by William Roberts. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Read By: William Roberts.

: Revolting People

A six-part historical comedy written by Andy Hamilton and JayTarses. The year is 1770 and Baltimore shopkeeper Samuel Oliphant has much to worry about. 1: Storm Clouds with Penelope Nice and Michael Fenton Stevens Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)


Written By: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Samuel Oliphant
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Felicity Montagu
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake

: News

: The Late Book: Barry Cryer - You Won't Believe This but...: Part 2

Written and read by Barry Cryer.
(For details see yesterday)


Author/Reader: Barry Cryer

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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