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: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
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. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: The Secrets of Maps

Simon Caldercontinues his series looking at maps and their makers, uncovering maps' secrets, propaganda and influence.
The Peters Projection. In 1973 Arno Peters created a map which he claimed gave a fairer view of the world, showing the true area of all countries. Are his claims correct or is his map another piece of political propaganda? Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Caldercontinues
Unknown: Arno Peters
Producer: Pam Rutherford.

: Book of the Week: The Josephine BakerStory

Josette Simon reads extracts from Ean Wood 's biography of the starwho danced and sang her way to fame and riches in twenties Paris.
2: La Revue Negre. A new black revue opens in sensation-hungry Paris, and Baker takes the city by Storm. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Josette Simon
Unknown: Ean Wood

: Daily Service

With Canon Noel Vincent. Sing We the Praises of the Great Forerunner (Coelites Plaudant); Luke 3, w7-16; There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Beavan); When Jesus Came to Jordan
(Offertorium). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Telling Liddyby Anne Fine. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Liddyby Anne Fine.

: Nature: Winter Bird Flocks

Mark Carwardine explores the reasons why birds flock together and discovers the benefits of belonging to agroup. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: The Iron Road

To Romance. Alexei Sayle looks at the social influence of the train through film, literature and music. This week he makes a Brief Encounteron his way to Grand Central Station, with a little help from Porgy and Bess and Billy Strayhorn. Producer Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Billy Strayhorn.
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.

: Dancing Shadows

Christopher Cook continues his examination of sound in motion pictures with a journey into the extremes of combat. Sound and Fury
He examines Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line, which plunged audiences into two entirely different sonic worlds of violence and death. And veteran sound editor Frank Warner reveals the secrets of Raging Bull 's sound and fury. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Editor: Frank Warner
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Time That Was

D Hilary Fannin 's story of four Irish women - two mothers and two daughters- spanning two generations. Anne and Sim meet in Dublin at the end of the sixties when they are seven years old, brought up in a stifling pious suburbia. They never let go oftheirfriendship, forged across the years, in spite of radically different family values and two mothers whose lives and attitudes are poles apart.
Producer Marilyn Imrie. Director Edward Hall


Unknown: Hilary Fannin
Producer: Marilyn Imrie.
Director: Edward Hall
Anne: Mairead McKinley
Sim: Anne-Marie Duff
Anne's mother: Marcella Riordan
Evelina: Helen Ryan

: The Exchange: [number removed]

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


Presenter: Wendy Austin
Producer: Chris Burns.

: Long, Long Ago

2: How Evil Came into the World. A dramatic
African story retold by a Zulu shaman about the first malevolent spirit in the world and how his legacy lives on. Read by Hugh Quarshie. For details see yesterday


Read By: Hugh Quarshie.

: Pier People

2: Llandudno Pier is half a mile of Victorian splendour, but it is expensive to run - it needs to have the Astroglide and the video arcades, which tend to spoil its historic beauty. For details see yesterday

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


Producer: Anne Freeman

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week the machiavellian doctors of spin enlist the help of Ken Livingstone and Mel C to try and pull off the impossible - can they sell the study of philosophy as a sexy, happening subject? With Philip Fox ,
Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greigand Siobhan Hayes. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Anger in the school hall. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets dramatist Kevin Elyot , best known forhis much acclaimed play, MyNightwith Reg. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Dramatist: Kevin Elyot
Unknown: Mynightwith Reg.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Telling Liddy

Written and dramatised in ten parts by Anne Fine. Part 2. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anne Fine.

: Hie on 4

Mark Whitakerwith major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitakerwith
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite.

: 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

: Harsh Realities

rln the first of five programmes looking at difficult choices healthcare professionals make,
Niall Dickson asks how ethical are clinical trials? How informed is informed consent, and if we really understood what we were being asked to do, would we take part? Health professionals, medical ethicists and patients debate the issues. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

Tessa Peake-Jones reads the seventh part of an abridgement of Margaret Drabble 's novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Revolting People

Andy Hamilton and JayTarses's comedy series set in Baltimore just before the American Revolution. 5:A Helluva Lot of Storm Clouds.Cora discovers she is pregnant, which is embarrassing as she and Ezekiel have not yet consummated their marriage. Meanwhile Mary and Captain
Brimshaw can hardly control their passion.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Mary: Sophie Thompson
Brimshaw: James Fleet
Cora: Felicity Montagu
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Mrs Arbuthnot: Susie Blake
Dr Rutledge: Philip Pope
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis

: News

: The Late Book: The Darkroom at Longwood- a Voyage to St Helena

By Jean-Paul Kauffmann , read by Simon Russell Beale. Part 2. Fordetails see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Read By: Simon Russell

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