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: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 DayWith 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.

: Book of the Week: The Boys Are Back inTown

By Simon Carr. 3: The King of the Bed. Carr's eldest son Hugo joins the household. The three of them invent a new game played on and off the bed. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Carr.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Christians to the Paschal Victim (Victimae Paschali); Acts 13, w26-33; Christ the Lord Is Risen Again (Rutter); Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing(Truro). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Mind feacterby Alex Ferguson. Part8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alex Ferguson.

: Patient Progress - Stressed Out

Stress is now the second most common cause of absence from work in Britain. Nine out often people claim to be under stress. in her concluding programme on the subject Sue
Armstrong discovers why psychologists think our stress levels are rising, and asks what we need to do to Stay in control. Producer Louise Dalziel (R)


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Odd Balls

A four-part comedy series by Don Howarth.
3: Stan Rooker, Night Receptionist. Late one
Saturday night, Wilfred Parkin brings a man with a strange problem to the hospital reception.
Stan Rooker seems strangely reluctant to call the doctor.
Producer Sue Wilson. Director Julie Beckett


Unknown: Don Howarth.
Unknown: Wilfred Parkin
Unknown: Stan Rooker
Producer: Sue Wilson.
Director: Julie Beckett
Stan: Terry Molloy
Wilfred: Paul Copley
Knight: Barry Farrimond

: 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.

: Points of Law

Richard Evans presents the legal quiz, with veteran lawyers Mark Stephens and Eileen Pembridge , and guests Tim Brooke-Taylor and barrister Gary Herbert. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Eileen Pembridge
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Gary Herbert.
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Peacemakers

The Priest by David Johnston. The conceding drama in the Peacemakers series is based on the seige in 1996, in which the Peruvian revolutionary group Tupac Amaru took hostage all of the guests attending a party at the Japanese
Embassy in Lima. it is the story of hostage Father Juan Julio Wicht. priest and economist, who, when given the opportunity to leave, chose to remain with the other hostages.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: David Johnston.
Unknown: Tupac Amaru
Unknown: Juan Julio Wicht.
Director: Mary Peate
Priest: Stanley Townsend
Terrorist 1: Martin Marquez
Gri nga: Yolanda Vasquez
Japanese Ambassador: Togo Igawa
Father 1: Robin Hooper
Woman hostage: Jasmine Hyde
Politician/Radio announcer: Kenny Blyth
Ambassador: Alex Tender

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions sent in by post. With Chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeatfrom Sunday 2pm


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

: Up Against the Wall

3: Robert Crawford , a willing latter-day barbarian from St Andrews in Scotland, writes a poem about the continuing force of Hadrian's Wall as an image of division and tension. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Robert Crawford
Unknown: St Andrews

: From Crocodile Dung to Electrocution

Caroline Quentin examines the bizarre history of contraception. 3: Inside Story For details see Monday


Unknown: Caroline Quentin

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylor visits Birmingham, much praised in recent years for its reinvention, to talk to the movers and shakers who are doing much to promote thecity'S new image. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Case Notes

When planning to have a baby should men as well as women prepare their bodies in advance? Is this common sense or hype? Dr Graham Easton investigates. 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. 4: Sleeping Partners
This week In Any Event arranges the activities for the delegates' partners of a major finance company. Kate thinks this is her ticket back into a high-flyingjob. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Debbie Norman and Alan Cowan. Producer Maria Esposito (R)


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Debbie Norman
Unknown: Alan Cowan.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The Archers

Eddie is caught red-handed. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock visits a new exhibition which re-evaluates the young painters who worked in Rome 400 years ago, including Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Peter Paul Rubens.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Mind Teacher

By Alex Ferguson. 8: Annie prepares to go on a school trip to assess a teacher and a pupil, but her husband Pete still has not rung from Brazil. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Further cast details across the week


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Kerry: Teresa Gallagher
Mrs Baleford: Sandy Walsh

: The Countryside Debates

Edward Stourton concludes his series of debates, this week focusing on the proposition that: "It is the newcomers to the countryside who are saving its traditional way of life. Set amid the rural charm of Flatford Mill in Suffolk, country sports enthusiasts, philosophers of the countryside, ramblers, landowners and day trippers argue overtheircompeting visions of rural life. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies.

: Hindsight

Four polemical columnists reassess theirviews. (R)

: Signs of Life

The last of three drama-documentaries exploring the metaphors of illness.
The New Controller -Anorexia Nervosa. A drama written by Nicholas Mcinerny , with documentary from Dr Jill Welbourne and Esther Gluck. A new controller has taken overthe factory- she is beautiful, fascinating, inspiring. So why does everything start going wrong?
Producers Rosie Boulton and Sara Conkey


Written By: Nicholas McInerny
Unknown: Dr Jill Welbourne
Unknown: Esther Gluck.
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Sara Conkey

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Constant Gardener

Written and read by John le Carre. 3: Officers from Scotland Yard continue their interrogation of Sandy Woodrow. For details see Monday


Read By: John Le Carre.
Unknown: Sandy Woodrow.

: The Truck

A six-part series by Annie Caulfield. 2: The safari continues, at least until grouchy driver Menelek reveals some terrible news about the truck.
Director Toby Smith


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

: Sounding Off with McGough

Roger McGough looks at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations. This week, in performance with musician
Andy Roberts at the Bath Festival, McGough looks askance at the world around him, and the animals - human and otherwise - who inhabit it. Producer Sara Davies (R)


Unknown: Roger McGough
Musician: Andy Roberts
Producer: Sara Davies

: News

: Barrow Boys

By Fergus Fleming , read by Samuel West.
3: The story of 11 ice-bound months in the Arctic. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fergus Fleming
Read By: Samuel West.

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