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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Farming 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 Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson , former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars, is joined by a panel of experts to scrutinise and demystify key legal issues of the day.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Cathy Packe.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Sporting Mind Games

Three of Britain's greatest rugby players - Gareth Edwards of Wales, Brian Moore of England and Jon Jeffries of Scotland -give a unique insight into the mental battles they fought to win at the highest levels of international competition. During the Six Nations championships they reveal the steely determination and discipline that gave them the edge over their opposite numbers. ProducerTomAlban


Unknown: Gareth Edwards
Unknown: Brian Moore
Unknown: Jon Jeffries

: Book of the Week: In the Empire of Genghis Khan

Another episode from travel writer Stanley Stewart 's account of his journey across Mongolia. Read by Bill Nighy. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Stanley Stewart
Read By: Bill Nighy.

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. He Who Would Valiant Be (Monks Gate); Jeremiah 26, w8-15; Lamentations of Jeremiah (Tallis); Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

WithJenni Murray and guests. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Withjenni Murray
Unknown: James Hanley.

: Wood for the Trees

Jeremy Cherfas explores the reality of woodland in Britain today through the story of fourwoods. Thames Chase, Essex. This is a "made-up" wood, one of Britain's new "communityforests" growing on the degraded landfill sites of Essex. Within earshot of the noisy M25, Thames Chase is transforming the landscape and the lives of the local people. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Tim Dee

: Stand-ups and Strumpets

Professor Alison Oddey talks to successful female actors and comedians about what makes them tick. This week she talks to Jenny Eclair about being a woman stand-up comedian and a writer, and explores how the theme of motherhood has infiltrated her work. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Professor Alison Oddey
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
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.

: The Patrons

Composer Gerard McBumeytells the story offour different kinds of musical patron, looking at who pays for new music. He examines how often surplus income and good taste have coincided. Winnie Singer, Princesse de Polignac, combined an American inheritance from a sewing-machine fortune with a taste for the modern in life and art, as a visit to her salon in Paris reveals. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Gerard McBumeytells
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: First Love

Samuel Beckett 's darkly comic and little-known short story offers fascinating insights into his life. The piece focuses on a first love affair and the primary loves that influenced Beckett's life and writing: his dead father, his delight in language, and his profound need for isolation. The 39-year-old narrator looks back to when he was 25 and talks about the eviction from his childhood home, his life as a vagrant in Dublin and meeting his first love, "Lulu", the prostitute. Stephen Dillane reads extracts from the story, with commentary by actress Billie Whitelaw , biographer James Knowlson , and publisher John Calder. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Stephen Dillane
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: James Knowlson
Unknown: John Calder.
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: The Exchange

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.

: Fictional Familiars

2: Thank God It's Fridayby Sian Preece , read by Jimmy Chisholm. "How long had this guy been here? Five years we'd been on the island and never heard a peep about any neighbours!" For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sian Preece
Read By: Jimmy Chisholm.

: Out of the Fire

2: Ceramic Germ Busters. Engineer and Doulton collector Anthony Kenny and social historian
Mark Jenner tell the story of how Doulton's idea of using clay pipes instead of wooden ones revolutionised the health and sanitation of major Cities like Paris and London. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anthony Kenny
Unknown: Mark Jenner

: 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 Dorothy Stiven. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Dorothy Stiven.

: 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 Charles, against his betterjudgement, decides to help the case for prison reform, while Martin takes on the much greater challenge of helping Delia Smith to change her image. With Beth Chalmers ,
Clare Corbett , Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greig and Siobhan Hayes. Producers Dawn Ellis and Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe
Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Clare Corbett
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes.
Unknown: Paul Schlesinger

: The Archers

Shula and Daniel make a Lenten decision.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Furys

James Hanley 's family saga. 2: Peter is terrified oftelling his motherwhyhe has been expelled by the priests from college.
Sheila Eileen Walsh Further cast details across the week. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley
Unknown: Sheila Eileen Walsh

: File on 4

Ten years ago, Iraqi invasion forces fled as Kuwait was liberated. Gerry Northam reports on the country's faltering moves towards democracy and asks if hopes raised by the allied victory have been dashed.
Producer David Edmonds. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Edmonds.
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

Modem Medical Dilemmas
Does biotechnology discriminate against disability? Niall Dickson discusses the implications of genetic screeningwith Professor Ian Craft , ethicist Bobbie Farsides and Rachel Hurst from Disability Awareness in Action. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Unknown: Ian Craft
Unknown: Bobbie Farsides
Unknown: Rachel Hurst
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Dud Avocado

By Elaine Dundy , read by Laurence Bouvard. 7: Sally Jayjoins a house party in Biarritz and auditions for a film role. For details see yesterday


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

: Little Britain

Matt Lucas and David Walliams's sketch show examines ordinary life in Britain as lived by some less than ordinary British folk, including games inventor Matthew Waterhouse, ex-Olympic athlete turned business guru Denver Mills and diet-class leader Marjorie Dawes. With Jean Ainslie, Tom Baker, Samantha Power and Paul Putner. Producer Ashley Blaker. Music David Arnold


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Jean Ainslie
Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Samantha Power
Unknown: Paul Putner
Producer: Ashley Blaker
Music: David Arnold

: News

: The Late Book: The River King

Alice Hoffman 's gripping tale of death in a divided town, read by Liza ROSS. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alice Hoffman
Read By: Liza Ross.

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