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: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day Huw Spanner
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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.

: Book of the Week: Continental Drifter

Tim Moore follows in the footsteps of Thomas Coryate. Read by Michael Maloney. 3: All in Sea in Venice Fordetails see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Moore
Unknown: Thomas Coryate.
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Psalm 82 (Wilson); Matthew 10, w33-39; I'll Love the Lord (Macdowell); Beauty for Brokenness (Kendrick). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 8. 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. Final Demand In this concluding programme, she joins court recovery officers on the trail of fine defaulters in Leeds. Editor David Ross (R)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: No Commitments: Soap Bubbles

The conclusion of Simon Brett 's six-part comedy series about sibling rivalry.
Charlotte's off-screen romance is not going too well, which in the world of TV soap means disastrous repercussions for her on-screen character.


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Eddie: James Greene
Bobby: James Vaughan

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Board Game

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

The last of four adventures by Michael Gilbert about a pensive south London detective, set in the postwar decade of rationed morality.
Dramatised by Michael Butt. Outpacing the Rend Petrella's civilised sleuthing is stretched to breaking point when killers exploit his achilles heel.
Director John Taylor (R)


Adventures By: Michael Gilbert
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Petrella: Philip Jackson
Burly: Nicky Henson
Milo: Jamie Glover
Sara: Mamta Kash
Worseley: Christian Rodska
Mrs Hinn: Kristin Milward
Lempard: Joe Dunlop
Augie: Frank Kovacs

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by Bexhill Horticultural Society. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Budget Special

The Chancellor, Gordon Brown , delivers his fifth Budget. With Clare English and Eddie Mair. Editor Kate McAndrew


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kate McAndrew

: Broadcast from Bath

3: Water Under the Bridge by Eddi Woodbridge , performed by Stephanie Cole. When Mrs Sutton initiates a correspondence with her local water company, it is merely to try and reduce her water bills. By the time it ends, herwhole life has been transformed. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Eddi Woodbridge
Unknown: Stephanie Cole.
Unknown: Mrs Sutton

: The Take Away

Today Simon Parkes investigates the British taste for Indian food and goes behind the scenes at the Nawabi restaurant on the outskirts of Oxford. (R


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to author and director of the Industrial Society, Will Hutton , about his thoughts on golf. They examine the sport that inspires such love and hatred, that involves such camaraderie and yet is driven by class division, racism and sexism. Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Will Hutton
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind. With the Government's drive to increase the numbers of adoptive and foster parents, this week's programme investigates the problems faced byfoster parents. Producer Marya Burgess and Cathy Drysdale ACTION LINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair. Editor Kate McAndrew


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kate McAndrew

: Test Match Special Report

Sri Lanka v England. Jonathan Agnew in Kandy, the ancient capital, with news and views on the opening day of the Second Test.

: Bristow: 3: Chapter and Verse

A four-part comedy based on Frank Dickens's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk and those who serve alongside him.
While writing for the house journal, Bristow discovers the meaning of poetic justice.


Based on the comic strip by: Frank Dickens
Music: John Whitehall.
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes
Hewitt: Owen Brenman
Mrs Purdy: Dora Bryan
Miss Sunman: Katy Odey
Fudge: Jon Glover
Postboy/Red: Simon Schatzberger
Hickford: Roger Lloyd Pack
Liftboy: Ian Kelland

: The Archers

Jennifer offers her opinion. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, reviews and news, including a profile of the film music
Composer EnniO MorriCOne. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ennio Morricone.
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Furys

James Hanley 's family saga. 8: Peter begs his brother's wife to run away with him.
Cast details across the week. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley

: 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 of the moral issues behind one of the 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

In three programmes, Nick Utechin explores the turbulent role of the Speaker of the House of Commons. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Nick Utechin
Producer: Viv Black

: Flesh and Chips

From 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 longerjust science fiction. Concluding two programmes Sue Nelson Charts the rise Of the cyborg. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

With the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

: Book at Bedtime: Homestead

Rosina Lippi 's award-winning stories are read by Stella Gonet. 3: Johanna and the Soldier -1916
Love on the mountain top. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Rosina Lippi
Read By: Stella Gonet.

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show

A four-part comedy series by Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters about an out-of-work actress.
3: Body Beautiful. Is Cynthia putting on weight, or is she simply getting "bigger boned" as she gets older? Starring Llewella Gideon , with Brian Bovell , Roger Griffiths , Mandy Knight and Jo Martin. Producer Gareth Edwards. Music Clem Ishmael


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

: Tales from the Backbench

A four-part series by Peter Tinniswood , starring Leslie Phillips as Sir Plympton Makepeace. 3: The 1929 Committee
The useless and forgetful MP recalls his loathing of most politicians and their social proclivities, with the exception of one programme of events. Director Enyd Williams


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

: News

: The Late Book: Continental Drifter

By Tim Moore , read by Michael Maloney. Part 3.
Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Moore
Read By: Michael Maloney.

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