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: Prayer for the Day

With Amanda Russell-Jones .


Unknown: Amanda Russell-Jones

: Farming Today With

Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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 Judy Merry. We Cannot Measure How You
Heal (Angelus); John 5, wl-13; Go, Tell It on the Mountain (arr Bertalot); Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Next Exit Magic Kingdom

Written and read by Rory MacLean. 3: Gator's Tale Florida is the fastest growing state in America - more and more buildings are being built on former swamps. As a result, more and more alligators are turning up on people's patios. For details see Monday


Read By: Rory MacLean.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view.
Drama: The Mind Teacherby Alex Ferguson. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Patient Progress - Stressed Out

In the first of two programmes, Sue Armstrong measures the impact of stress on our bodies and minds. As stress-related complaints spiral upwards, scientists are discovering that the toll taken by stress can last a lifetime. New research reveals that stress is a major influence on our health from before birth to old age. Producer Louise Dalziel (R)


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Odd Balls

A four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.
2:Bill Bosun- Speedily to School. Bill Bosun is the highly popular driver of the country school bus whose speed at the wheel makes school journeys a hazard and an adventure.The big, jolly man's weakness is his unwillingness to see anyone in ajam. Against instruction, he waits for late pupils and gives lifts to all kinds of people and their dogs, ducks and hens. To the children, he is a loved and admired friend. The school governors and local councillors have a different view and his future is in their hands.
Producer Sue Wilson. Director Julie Beckett


Unknown: Don Howarth.
Unknown: Bill Bosun
Producer: Sue Wilson.
Director: Julie Beckett
Bill: Shaun Curry
Narrator: Peter Meakin
Headmaster: Russell Dixon
Mrs Cupboard: Jillie Meers
Mrs Gasper: Gillian Goodman
Mr Pilchard: Graham Colclough
Micky: David Thorpe
Freddie: Barry Farrimond
Jenny: Holly Grainger
Charlie: Will Haigh

: 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.

: Parliamentary Questions

Steve Richards hosts the panel game about politics and politicians. Team captains
Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP are joined by guests journalist John Cole and novelist and former MP Rupert Allason. Written by Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacK
Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Rupert Allason.
Written By: Hugh Rycroft
Written By: David Spicer.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Peacemakers

Summer 76by Annie Caulfield. The second drama in the Peacemakers series. In Belfast in the summer of 1976 an IRA gunman was shot by British soldiers. His car smashed into a mother, killing her three children. Thousands of women took to the streets.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Annie Caulfield.
Director: Claire Grove
Graine: Diane O'Kelly
Helen: Dillie Keane
Belfast woman: Anny Tobin
John: David Thorpe
Republican: Gavin Muir
Soldier: Kenny Blyth

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster are guests of the Medieval Hall in Salisbury. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Interpreter of Maladies

By JhumpaLahiri, read by Indira Varma.
3: Interpreter of Maladies. For details see Monday


Read By: Indira Varma.

: Ghost Houses

Today Charlotte Smith visits a car park in Acton,
London to find out about the grand old house that Stood there until 1985. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charlotte Smith

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylorvisits windswept South End out of season to talk to the movers and shakers who are keeping it alive during the winter months. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylorvisits
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton looks at the cost of working long hours and has practical advice on how to stay sane under pressure. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English.

: Smelling of Roses

Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 3: Positive Thinking
This week In Any Event arrange the Brighton leg of the lecture tour by Californian positive-thinking guru Lyndon Merchant. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Alison Skilbeck and Kerry Shale. Producer Maria Esposito (R)


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Lyndon Merchant.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Alison Skilbeck
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Robert has trouble with his neighbours. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer John Goudie


Producer: John Goudie

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. 3: Annie makes home visits to two families who have appealed against the schools their children have been offered.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Loren: Clare Corbett
MrDnscoll: Ben Crowe
Julie: Nicola Wall

: The Countryside Debates

Edward Stourton chairs three debates, this week focusing on the proposition that: "Rural people suffer because they have no control over the levers of power." SetinGrantham, Lincolnshire, one of the most rural counties in England, regional chiefs, community groups and landowners argue overwho really has political control in rural areas - local people or townies. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: Women at the Top

Dinah Lammiman concludes four discussions with high-ranking women politicians around the world about what it means to be a woman in Parliament. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Signs of Life

Three drama-documentaries exploring the metaphors of illness. 2: The Wrong Target-
Multiple Sclerosis. A drama written by Nicholas Mcinerny , with documentary from
Dr Giles Ellrington and Wendy Tindell-Shepherd . Agent 1 is debriefing Agent 3 after a seemingly successful assignment. So why is Agent 2 behind the mirror watching? Producers Rosie Boulton and Sara Conkey


Written By: Nicholas McInerny
Unknown: Dr Giles Ellrington
Unknown: Wendy Tindell-Shepherd
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Sara Conkey

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: 2001 - a Space Odyssey

ByArthurC Clarke, read by William Roberts. Part8. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: William Roberts.

: The Truck

A new six-part series by Annie Caulfield. 1: A nervous Helen sets off on what she hopes will be a life-changingjourney - a budget safari to East Africa with her bubbly flatmate Perry.
Other parts played by members of the cast. Director Toby Smith


Unknown: Annie Caulfield.
Director: Toby Smith
Helen: Melanie Hudson
Jim: Stuart Graham
Menelek: Vincent Ebrahim
Susan: Richenda Carey
Brad: Andrew Wincott
Perry: Clare Corbett
Graham: Thomas Arnold
Karen: Helen Ayres

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough presents a six-part series looking at life. love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations. 1: This week, some poetic reflections on the business of poetry. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: The Late Book: Barry Cryer - YouWon't Believe This but....

Written and read by Barry Cryer. Part 3. For details see Monday


Read By: Barry Cryer.

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