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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 Huw Spanner.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: 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 Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. 0 Love, how
Deep, how Broad, how High! (Eisenach); Luke 4, wl-13; The Temptations (40 Days); 40 Days and 40 Nights (Aus DerTiefe). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

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

Another episode from travel writer Stanley Stewart 's compelling account of hisjourney across Mongolia on horseback. Read by Bill Nighy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stanley Stewart
Read By: Bill Nighy.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: James Hanley.

: An Inspector Calls

Jenny Cuffe examines the work of three of Britain's frontline investigators. Crisis at Midnight
She follows the work of Manchester's out-of-hours emergency social work team as they struggle with the nightly demands of the city's vulnerable and needy. Editor David Ross (R)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: No Commitments: 5: The Wedding Party

Simon Brett 's comedy series about three sisters and sibling rivalry.
The news is out that Charlotte Graves, celebrity soap star, is having an affair with her leading man. Even Victoria wants to jump on the bandwagon of Charlotte's celebrity status by throwing a party for the screening of the long-awaited wedding episode.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Roger: Bill Nighy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Fran: Alison Sklillbeck
Chico: Bruce Alexander
Bruno: Bruce Alexander

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Board Game

Worked all your life to get to the middle?
Nigel Cassidy presents the quiz that looks at the funny side of business life today. With Peter Day,
Alastair Ross Goobey , Nicola Horlick and Steve Punt. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nicola Horlick
Unknown: Steve Punt.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Petrella

Four adventures of Michael Gilbert 's pensive south London detective, set in the postwar decade of rationed morality. Dramatised by Michael Butt. 3: Vengeance Foreseen. Detective Petrella is forced to take a dip into the darkest sluices of south London's netherworld in pursuit of a killer.
Director John Taylor (R)


Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Petrella: Philip Jackson
Burly: Nicky Henson
Sara: Mamta Kash
Lamson: Michael Cochrane
Jackie: Kelly Bright
Bruno: Donald Sinclair
Prophet: Richard Tate
Tony: Jonathan Tafler
Freddy: John Hollis
Donald: Keaton Henson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from
Sutton Bonington. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Sutton Bonington.
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Fictional Familiars

3: BigBrotherhy Des Dillon, read by Steven McNicoll. "Despise me if you like, but why should I be up for eviction this week?" The arch-schemer lago plots to keep his place in the Big Brother house. For details see Monday


Read By: Steven McNicoll.

: Out of the Fire

3: On the Tiles. Chris Blanchett , a member of the Tile Society, and Sebastian Wormwell , an archivist for Harrods, explain the decorative and practical use Of tiles. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chris Blanchett
Unknown: Sebastian Wormwell

: Thinking Allowed

According to Professor Jack Zipes from the University of Minnesota, the Harry Potterstories are sexist, tedious and part of the process by which we homogenize children. In Harry's defence, Sussex University's Nicholas Tucker sees the books as re-buildingthe bridge between children and adult's literature. With Laurie Taylor. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor Jack Zipes
Unknown: Harry Potterstories
Unknown: Nicholas Tucker
Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind, this week looking at the problems of homelessness and mental health. Producer Marya Burgess. ACTION LINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Bristow

A comedy series based on Frank Dickens 's classic cartoon strip, featuringChester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk and those who serve alongside him. 2: The Good, the Bad and the Temporary. There is a new girl in town and Bristow knows his office isn't big enough forthe two of them.
Music John Whitehall. Director Neil Cargill (R)
BBC Radio Collection: Bristowis available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Frank Dickens
Music: John Whitehall.
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes
Hewitt: Owen Brenman
Mrs Purdy: Dora Bryan
Perkins: Leslie Phillips
Miss Sunman: Katy Odey
Fudge: Jon Glover
Postboy: Simon Schatzberger
Stokes: David Battley
Sylvana: Jackie Neglia

: The Archers

Kate and Hayley have different ideas. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson examines the life and music of Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, in light of a new biography. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Abbess Hildegard
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Furys

James Hanley 's family saga. 3: Determined to avoid his mother, Peter leaves the house and gets caught up in a violent street protest.
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley
Professor Titmouse: Terence Mann
Desmond: James McMartin

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
David Cook , Janet Daley , Ian Hargreaves and David Starkey cross-examine witnesses on their controversial and conflicting views ofthe moral issues behind one ofthe week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


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

: Speakers Cornered

Nick Utechin explores the turbulent role ofthe Speaker of the House of Commons.
ProducerViv Black. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Nick Utechin

: Flesh and Chips

From the development of robotic arms for amputees to cockpits that can read a fighter pilot's mind, the connection between technological hardware and the human body is becoming ever more intimate. The idea of part-human part-machine is no longer confined to the realms of science fiction. In the first of two programmes Sue Nelson charts the rise ofthe cyborg. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Dud Avocado

By Elaine Dundy. 8: Sally Jay 's adventures with El Wheero and Bax. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elaine Dundy.
Unknown: Sally Jay
Unknown: El Wheero

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show

A comedy series by Uewella Gideon and Lynn Peters about an out-of-work actress.
2: Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow. In spite of her best efforts, Cynthia still has ajob in the worst office in the world. Starring Llewella Gideon. With Brian Bovell , Roger Griffiths , Mandy Knight and Jo Martin. Producer Gareth Edwards. MusicClem Ishmael


Unknown: Uewella Gideon
Unknown: Lynn Peters
Unknown: Llewella Gideon.
Unknown: Brian Bovell
Unknown: Roger Griffiths
Unknown: Mandy Knight
Unknown: Jo Martin.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.
Producer: Musicclem Ishmael

: Tales from the Backbench

A series by Peter Tinniswood , starring Leslie Phillips as Sir Plympton Makepeace.
2: Naming Things. The useless and forgetful MP recalls ajuicy scandal involving an eminent politician and the Third Lady. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Sir Plympton Makepeace.
Director: Enyd Williams

: News

: The Late Book: The River King

By Alice Hoffman. Part 8. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Alice Hoffman.

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