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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 Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
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 the Rev Tony Burnham. Jesus, Stand Among Us (Jesus, Stand Among Us); Isaiah 60, w3-7; We Are Called to Be God's People (Festival). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Bad Blood

By Lorna Sage , read by Maureen O'Brien. Part 3. For details see Monday


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

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: A Revolution in Five Acts

The third of five daily programmes looking at acts of Parliament which helped redraw the lines between the state and society in Victorian Britain. Today Ian Hislop looks at the part played by sex, medicine and the rise of feminism during the turbulent years between the passing and repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Producer Tom Alban. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Victorian Britain.
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Tom Alban.

: Odd Balls

TheconcludingepisodeofDonHowarth's four-part comedy series.
Jack Acorn: Disputed Inheritance. When
Fred Melthorpe inherits an estate from his estranged father, he also inherits Jack Acorn , the general factotum. But Jack is not all that he seems and there are unpleasant discoveries to be made. Producer Sue Wilson . Director
Julie Beckett


Unknown: Fred Melthorpe
Unknown: Jack Acorn
Producer: Sue Wilson
Director: Julie Beckett
Jack: John Webb
Fred: Stephen Tomlln
Joey: Alex Trinder
MrsSimcock: Pauline Jefferson

: 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 joined by guests Gyles Brandreth and Alice Beer.
Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Mark Stephens
Unknown: Eileen Pembridge
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Alice Beer.
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Polish Soldier

By Gregory Evans. A disturbing memory of a man in uniform sets James on a search for the truth about what happened in his childhood. Jeremy Northam explores the mystery of a man's life. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Gregory Evans
Unknown: Jeremy Northam
Director: Ned Chaillet
James: Jeremy Northam
Marti: Teresa Gallagher
Mother: Jillie Meers
Tadeusz: Tom George

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny
Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Northumberland. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


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

: Victorian Love Stories

3: An Old Wife's Tale by Ellen T Fowler , read by Hilary Neville. A man recounts how he saved his wife-to-be in a house fire but could not save her
Sister. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ellen T Fowler
Read By: Hilary Neville.

: Victoria's Children

3: Family at War. "Oh! If Bertie's wife was only a good German and not a Dane! Not, as regards the influence of politics but as regards the peace and harmony in the family!" For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed: the Larger Map

Laurie Taylorvisits the Isle of Wight to talk to movers, shakers and doers who are creating a thriving community, full of individual energy and innovation. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Laurie Taylorvisits
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Case Notes

Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but what do we really know about how to prevent it and are there any new tests which could help us predict who could develop heart problems? Dr Graham Easton takes a look at the evidence. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Clare English.


Unknown: Eddie Mairand Clare

: Smelling of Roses

Simon Brett 's comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 5: Survival of the Fittest This week Rosie and her company, In Any Event, host a team-building course at a local hotel. It all goes well until the murder-mystery dinner prepared by Kate....
Producer Maria Esposito (R)


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Producer: Maria Esposito
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Kate: Arabella Weir
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland
Barry: Lee Simpson
Alex: Chris Pavlo
Dick: David Holt

: The Archers

Nigel needs help. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Martin Smith


Producer: Martin Smith

: Young Victoria

Juliet Ace's serial based on the diaries and letters of the Queen Victoria. 3: The Young Queen. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

As part of Radio 4's Victoria Season, Michael Buerk chairs a live debate from the Science
Museum in London, in front of an invited and participating audience. Janet Daley , David Cook , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting and provocative views on the roles of religion and science since the Victorian era.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Starkey
Producer: David Coomes

: Disease Dectectives

A new four-part series in which Jolyon Jenkins finds out how epidemiologists go about their job of linking illness, disability and death to particular behaviours. 1: The Broad Street Pump In 1854
, during a cholera outbreak in London, a local doctor, John Snow , realised the cases clustered around Broad Street, where there was a water pump. Hypothesisingthat the pump might be the source of the infection, he put it out of use. The epidemic declined markedly, apparently providing evidence that the disease was water-borne. Using Snow's journals and interviews with modern epidemiologists and medical historians, the story of the Broad Street pump is a gentle and accessible introduction to epidemiology. Producer Paul Arnold


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Unknown: John Snow
Producer: Paul Arnold

: A Revolution in Five Acts

Repeated from nam

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Constant Gardener

Written and read by John le Carre. 8: Sir Kenneth Curtiss of The House of Three Bees, requests a meeting with the local head of British Intelligence For details see Monday


Read By: John Le Carre.
Read By: Sir Kenneth Curtiss

: The Truck

A six-part series by Annie Caulfield.
4: The useless safari continues-though not quite as tour-leader Jim had planned, thanks to members of the group demanding to visit some allegedly scenic waterfalls. Director Toby Smith


Unknown: Annie Caulfield.
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 looks at life, love, happiness, heroes, villains and embarrassing relations. This week features the extended oriental epic, The
Spotted Unicorn, an idiosyncratic exploration of the world of Confucius. With musician Andy Roberts. Producer Sara Davies (R)


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

: News

: The Shark Net

By Robert Drewe. 3: A menacing stranger has started murdering local women. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Robert Drewe.

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