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: Prayer

for the Day With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests.
Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: All That Really Matters

Campbell Armstrong's moving memoir about his first wife Eileen and the daughter she gave up for adoption is read by Brian Cox. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Brian Cox.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing(Arden); John 8, w52-59; Gloria (Thorne); Son of God, Eternal Saviour (Everton).
With Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music David Swinson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: David Swinson.

: Woman's Hour

Germaine Greer , author of The Obstacle Race, and Laura Doyle , the controversial anti-feminist and proponent of "surrendering to your man" are Jenni Murray 's guests today. Drama: Manuscripts Don't Burn by Yelena Bulgakova. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Laura Doyle
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Yelena Bulgakova

: Family Soap

At a Lancashire soap-powder factory workers benefit from a unique scheme aimed at helping them combine their work and family life. In this concluding programme childcare co-ordinator Sue Holt helps a young mother return to work after maternity leave and meets a father coping with his son's difficult behaviour. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Sue Holt
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Who Me?

The conclusion of a three-part satire by Janey Preger about the fickle world of instant stardom. Susan discovers that life istough at the top. Just as she finds she needs a friend, her 15 minutes of fame are over. But can she ever go back to her old life? Will she ever be ordinary again?
Other parts played by members of the company Director Wits Wilson


Unknown: Janey Preger
Director: Wits Wilson
Susan: Charlie Hardwick
Linda: Jill Halfpenny
Bill: Trevor Fox
Carmen/Vicky: Fenella Woolgar
Feargal/Alastair: Joe Caffrey
Tallulah: Christine Brennan

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
1.30 The Board Game
The quizthat looks at the funny side of business life today. With Stephen Bayley , Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey , Lord Haskins and chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Maleficium

Witches, curses and spells are the ingredients of Liz Lochhead 's drama, named after the old word for an act of witchcraft. The play draws on real accounts of witches' trials and confessions to create voices for three imaginary characters - Alice, Margery and Jinnet-afarm hand, a housewife and an elderly "cunningwoman". Two of them are brought to tragedy when they are accused of witchcraft by the third. The story explores the historical debate about the existence of witches, balancing-the women's voices with the coldly rational voice of the Skeptick and the imagined voice of the devil himself. Director Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Director: Rob Ketteridge

: Gardeners' Question Time

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


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

: Thicker than Water

3: Everything but by Nick Burbridge , read by Paul Moriaty. Paul's acting career is failing fast as he struggles with his new roles of stepfather and househusband. When Lisa falls dangerously ill the relationships are put to the test. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Nick Burbridge
Read By: Paul Moriaty.

: Adventures in Science

This afternoon's programme examines a tiny subatomic particle called a proton as it races around an accelerator deep below the ground. Its journey ends in a violent collision -the resulting debris may help to provide us with the fuel of the future, as well as answering questions about how the universe was created. For details see Monday (R)

: Thinking Allowed

This week internationally renowned political philosopher Professor John Gray from the London School of Economics discusses his new book The
Two Faces OfLiberalismviWn Laurie Taylor. ProducerTony Phillips
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Professor John Gray
Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Producertony Phillips

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud celebrates 100 years of psychology in Britain with a look at the future and asks whetheryour computer can keep you sane. Producers Marya Burgess and Cathy Drysdale ACTION LINE: [number removed]


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

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of.... ThingsForeign

What do Bill Bryson , Billy Connolly , Eddie Izzard and PJ O'Rourke have in common? They all feature in the programme in which classic comedy meets the best in satirical writing.
Presented by Simon Fanshawe , with Anne Bryson and Peter Gunn.
Producer Karen Rose (R)


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Presented By: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anne Bryson
Unknown: Peter Gunn.
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Archers

Kathy's probation is up. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interviews, news and reviews, presented by John Wilson.
Producer Stephen Hughes


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Manuscripts Don't Burn

The diaries of Yelena Bulgakova. 3: A ball at the American embassy is a novelty, but government spies are everywhere.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Yelena Bulgakova.

: 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

: It's a Funny Old World

A light-hearted look at the political week, with Simon Hoggart.
Producer Jess Atkinson. Editor Anne Tyerman


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Jess Atkinson.
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: High Resolution

A unique blend of storytelling about some of the most tantalising scientific tales, presented by Adam Hart-Davis . The Big Sleep
The latest ideas on what goes on when animals shut down forthe winter and how this work is impacting on medicine - from organ storage to space travel. Producer Louise Dalziel


Presented By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Shortened repeatfrom 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Best of Bombeck

Erma Bombeck takes the lid off life in the American home. Read by Maureen Lipman. 3: Household Drudge For details see Monday


Unknown: Erma Bombeck
Read By: Maureen Lipman.

: On the Road with the Nualas

A documentary series looking at the Irish singing sensation on their UK tour, introduced by Mike Harding. This week, touring and its demands. Producer Steve Doherty


Introduced By: Mike Harding.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: News

: Book of the Week: All That Really

Campbell Armstrong's moving memoir is read by Brian Cox. Part 3.


Read By: Brian Cox.

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