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: Prayer

for the Day With Catherine Ogle.


Unknown: Catherine Ogle.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: 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 atthe results of theirdecisions. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: The Secrets of Maps

Simon Calder concludes a series looking at maps and their makers, uncovering maps' secrets, propaganda and influence. A City Divided
Before the Berlin wall came down maps of East
Berlin showed West Berlin as a white space. Calder investigates the difference between blatant map propaganda and disguise forthe sake of national Security. Producer Pam Rutherford. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Pam Rutherford.

: Daily Service

With Claire Campbell Smith. 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Richmond); Matthew 13, wlO-17; Master, Speak! (Whitbourn); May the Mind of Christ My Saviour (St Leonard's). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Book of the Week: Cornucopia

Paul Richardson journeys around the British Isles to discoverthe state of our national cuisine.
2: Westward to Wales with Lamb and Lava Bread For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul Richardson

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: Bayeux Tapestry. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Wood for the Trees

Britain was once a green and mostly wooded land; now trees have been pushed to the margins of almost all our lives. But British woodland is more dynamic now than perhaps ever before. Conifers planted gratuitously for cash are being replaced by native species, the revival of woodland crafts is allowing woods to pay for themselves and urban forests are oxygenating our cities. Jeremy Cherfas explores the reality of woodland in Britain today through the story of four woods. Bradfield Woods , Suffolk. Coppiced continuously for 750 years and still earning its keep without evicting its resident nightingales and dormice, Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Bradfield Woods
Producer: Tim Dee

: Stand-ups and Strumpets

Professor Alison Oddey presents a new six-part series talking to successful female actors and comedians about what makes them tick. This week Meera Syal explains why perfoming is a must for her.


Unknown: Professor Alison Oddey
Unknown: Meera Syal
Producer: Claire Jones

: 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 concludes his examination of sound in motion pictures. Eraserheads
This week he looks at perhaps the most fruitful of collaborations between a film director and sound editorwith the story of Alan Splet and David Lynch. With theirfirst film, Eraserhead, the two men jangled the eyes and ears of audiences - cinema never sounded the same again, Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Alan Splet
Unknown: David Lynch.
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Lockerbie on Trial

Peter Goodchild 's dramatised reconstruction of one of the most extraordinary trials in legal history. Few would have predicted the verdict when Megrahi was convicted and Fhimah acquitted of blowing up Pan Am flight 103. The prosecution were sure they had got their men, but a succession of cast-iron witnesses who proved to be CIA double agents, convicted terrorists and arms dealers with shady histories began to i undermine a case which was skilfully and passionately contested bythe defence. This is the story of the twists and turns of that epic Contest. Producers Jeremy Howe and Margaret Renn


Unknown: Peter Goodchild
Producers: Jeremy Howe
Producers: Margaret Renn

: The Citizens

2: France - Bernard Pivot. Revered across France for championing literature on television for nearly 30 years. Pivot's comments have a dramatic effect upon authors' sales - French and foreign. Producer Lucy Ash. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bernard Pivot.
Producer: Lucy Ash.

: 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

Libby Purves 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


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Anne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English and 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 masters of wheeze take on a contract to discredit the chancellor and make the Prime Ministerlookgood. With Siobhan Hayes , Tamsin Greig , Tony Gardner , Beth Chalmers , Sue Elliott-Nicholls ,
Terence Edmond and Kenny Blyth. Producer Paul schiesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Sue Elliott-Nicholls
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Kenny Blyth.

: The Archers

The Bishop is concerned. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Martin Smith

: Bayeux Tapestry

By Simon Armitage and Jeff Young. 2: Normandy Harold arrives in France and is captured by Count GuydePonthieu. Rescued by William, Duke of Normandy, Harold swears an oath of allegiance.
Further cast details across the week. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Jeff Young.
Unknown: Normandy Harold
William: Stephen Dillane
Cleric: Stephen Boxer
Horseman 1: Kevin McMonagle
Horseman 2: Treva Etienne
Aelfgyva: Rosle Cavallero
Little man: Andy Wear
Dogman: Thomas Arnold

: File on 4

With concern that many people are being priced out of the property market, Fran Abrams asks why some developers and local authorities are underminingthe Government's drive to build more affordable houses.
Producer David Lewis. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: David Lewis.
Editor: David Ross.

: 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

Modern Medical Dilemmas. Niall Dickson looks at the difficult choices healthcare professionals make. What is the best way for a doctor to break bad news? Dickson explores how open the medical profession should be, especially when admitting to mistakes or giving diagnoses. 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 Dud Avocado

By Elaine Dundy , read by Laurence Bouvard.
2: Sally Jay tries to end her affair with Teddy, the suave Italian diplomat. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Elaine Dundy
Read By: Laurence Bouvard.
Read By: Sally Jay

: Ringing the Changes

A chilling drama by Robert Aikman , dramatised by Jeremy Dyson and Mark Gatiss. "Gerald had told Phrynne that if they were to marry in June they couldn't honeymoon until October. He was all too aware of the perils of marrying a girl 24 years younger than himself to add to them by taking a conventional honeymoon." When Gerald and Phrynne arrive attheir destination, it is a curiously deserted seaside resort, where the church bells ring ... and ring ... and ring.
Music Joby Talbot . Sound design by 02. Producer Pauline Hams (R)


Unknown: Robert Aikman
Dramatised By: Jeremy Dyson
Dramatised By: Mark Gatiss.
Music: Joby Talbot
Producer: Pauline Hams
Gerald: George Baker
Phyrnne: Fiona Allen
MrsPascoe: Barbara Shelley
Commandant Shotcroft: Michael Cochrane
Narrator: Mark Gatiss
Mr Pascoe: Mark Gatiss

: Women at the Top

Dinah Lammiman talks to congresswoman Marcy Kaptur about what it means to be a woman in politics in the USA. Producer Jane Beresford (R)


Unknown: Marcy Kaptur
Producer: Jane Beresford

: News

: The Late Book: The River King

By Alice Hoffman. Part2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alice Hoffman.

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