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: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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 of their decisions.
Producer Jane Beresford


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Adventures in Science

Ben Silburn presents the series that explores the ends of the universe, the centre of the Earth and the depths of the human body. His final adventure follows the different stages of the journey that a musical note makes from an orchestra to the ear, and he finds out how to block out the coughing and sniffing of the person next door. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Book of the Week: Bad Blood

By Lorna Sage , read by Maureen O'Brien. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lorna Sage
Read By: Maureen O'Brien.

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Riled with the Spirit's Power (Farley Castle); John 17, w20-26; Ubi
Caritas (Durufle); Love Is His Word, Love Is His Way (Cresswell). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Actress and director Liv Ullmann talks to
Jenni Murray about directing her latest film, which centres on a casual infidelity from
Ingmar Bergman 's life. Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Liv Ullmann
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman

: A Revolution in Five Acts

Power: the Repeal of the Corn Laws, 1846. An ear of corn is at the heart of the second programme in the daily series. Ian Hislop charts an Act that established the city of Manchester as a force in the nation, shattered the Conservative Party, and had precious little effect on the price of corn. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: The Iron Road....

... to Comedy. Alexei Sayle takes to the rails in a new four-part series looking at the influence of the train through film, literature and music, this week disembarking at comedy central. Producer Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: 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

Sue Cook concludes the series which looks at the role of music and musicians in sea journeys across the ages, from epic voyages of discovery to luxury cruises.
The Only Way to Cross. From the early thirties to the end of the fifties, luxury liners enjoyed a golden age where music played an essential part in sumptuous shipboard life. The programme's guests relive musical moments from a bygone era of elegance, in the ballroom of the QE2. ProducerClareCsonka


Unknown: Sue Cook

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fallen

By Philip Palmer.
Raymond Thomas was the youngest bank manager in south Wales. But then he had an affair; he stole money; he lost his job; he went to jail. Can his family and the town accept him back after he has so betrayed their trust?


Writer: Philip Palmer
Director/Producer: Toby Swift
Raymond Thomas: Owen Teale
Mary Thomas: Francine Morgan
Ivor Thomas: Robert Pugh
Jeff Thomas: Steven Meo
Becky Thomas: Nia Jermain
Megan Thomas: Eluned Jones
Lucy: Jasmine Hyde

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Producer: Chris Burns

: Victorian Love Stories

2: A Little Grey Glove by George Egerton , read by Simon Tait. A rich man, with a passion forfishing, meets a mysterious woman on a river bank in Kent. For details see yesterday


Unknown: George Egerton
Read By: Simon Tait.

: Victoria's Children

Daniel Snowman continues the story of Queen Victoria's children from 1940 to 1944.
2: Marriage Plans. "Itisanawfulmomenttohave to give one's innocent child up to a man, be he ever so kind and good - and to think of all she must go through!" With Annette Crosbie as Queen Victoria. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: Annette Crosbie

: 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

: The Learning Curve

LibbyPurves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world of learning.
Producer Anne Freeman. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Clare English.


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: Acropolis Now

The concluding episode of Lynne Truss 's six-part comedy about sex, squid and Socratic dialogues in the smelly but convivial surroundings of the Acropolis Fish Restaurant, 408 BC.
Sheep. Socrates, Plato and friends do battle in the Intellectual Olympics, but Heraclitus only has eyes for his woolly Cassandra
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Producer: Brian King
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates: Robert Hardy
Oracle: Rosemary Leach
Plato: Tom George
Xanthippe: Rachel Atkins
Shepherd: Gavin Muir

: The Archers

Brian plays the inquisitor. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme, including an investigation of novels constructed largely from dialogue. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Young Victoria

By Juliet Ace, based on the diaries and letters of Queen Victoria. 2: Lookingfor Love
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

A new series in which Gerry Northam explores major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad.
Producer Mike Hally. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Mike Hally.

: 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

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but what do we know about how to prevent it? Dr Graham Easton looks at new tests which could help predict who could develop heart problems. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. ACTION LINE: [number removed] E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: A Revolution in Five Acts

Repeated from Ham

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Constant Gardener

Written and read by John le Carre. 7: Justin is in Canada to meet Dypraxa's inventor, Dr Lara Emrich. For details see yesterday


Read By: John Le Carre.
Unknown: Dr Lara Emrich.

: Revolting People

Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses 's comedy series set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution. 3: Even More Storm Clouds. Samuel's crooked brotherturns up and inveigles Joshua into a prize fight against the "Cockney Monster". Can Samuel and Sergeant McGurk stop Joshua being killed? with Michael Fenton Stevens. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jay Tarses
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
Uncle Dan: William Hootkins

: News

: The Shark Net

By Robert Drewe. 2: Eleven-year-old Robert meets Eric, his father's new handyman, and worries about the prowler targeting his mother. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Robert Drewe.

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