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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Caroll.


Unknown: Lesley Caroll.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas and the latest issues, with lively and topical conversation. Producer Ariane Koek
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book of the Week: William's Crowded Hours

Martin Jarvis chooses and performs five Richmal Crompton stories featuring the immortal Just William. 1: The Outlaws and the Tramp. William Brown and his faithful Outlaws are concerned with making provisions fortheirfuture careers. Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: William Brown
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin.

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, presented bythe Rev Bert Tosh. With the Grosvenor Chorale directed by Edward Craig.


Unknown: Bert Tosh.
Directed By: Edward Craig.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Parti of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jane Gardam.

: Spy in the Holy Land

The strange story of military maverick
Orde Wingate 's activities in the Middle East before the Second World War. Using previously unseen papers and interviews with former members of the Special Night Squads, this revealing portrait sheds new light on the man Churchill once described as "a man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny".
Producers Stewart Henderson and David Prest


Unknown: Orde Wingate
Producers: Stewart Henderson
Producers: David Prest

: Lucia In London: 1: Lucia Bereaved

EF Benson's delightful comedy of manners captures the mood and flavour of English life in the twenties, described engrossingly and with a rapier wit. Dramatised in four parts by Ned Sherrin.

Enter Lucia, queen of Risholme, the creme de la creme of social climbers.
Producer Celia de Wolff


Author: E.F. Benson
Dramatised by: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Celia de Wolff
Lucia: Belinda Lang
Benson: Nickolas Grace
Daisy: Sarah Badel
Georgie: Guy Henry
Mrs Boucher: Gaye Brown
Oiga: Anna Quayle
Robert: Alan Leith
Mrs Antrobus: Elizabeth Morgan
Piggy: Janice Cramer

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

The quiz that covers all types of music, from classical to jazz and show tunes to pop. This week three more semi-finalists pit their wits against host Ned Sherrin.
Producer Dawn Ellis
To apply to be a contestant in the next series send your name, address and daytime telephone number to: Counterpoint, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Genevieve

Adrian Bean adapts William Rose's screenplay of the classic 1953 film - probably the first British road movie as well as a wonderful romantic comedy. It tells the story of two men desperate to beat one another on the annual London-to-Brighton car run and the women who accompany them.


Screenplay: William Rose
Adapted by: Adrian Bean
Director: Tracey Neale
Alan: Michael Maloney
Wendy: Amanda Root
Ambrose: Robert Bathurst
Rosalind: Samantha Bond
Miss Windsor: Jennie Stoller
Commentator: David Holt
Roger: Kenny Blyth
Policeman: Phillip Joseph
Harry: Jonathan Keeble
Mechanic: Alex Trinder
Old gent: Gordon Reid
Sidney: Jack Miller

: Under the Zoo

A five-part look at the headquarters of the London Zoological Society, exploring an uncharted trove of treasures among its archives. Presented by Chris Packham. 1: The Ark in the Park
From its earliest beginnings in 1826 London Zoo has attracted controversy, intrigue and passion. Who were the men who founded the zoo and gathered the animals from around the empire? Reader Freddie Jones , Producer Mark Burman


Presented By: Chris Packham.
Reader: Freddie Jones
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

From politics to popular culture, sports to science, and art to anthropology, Gavin Esler and guests roam the international agenda. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joanne Harris is among the guests joining Nigel Rees at the Komedia in Brighton to exchange quotations and anecdotes. Reader Patricia Hughes. Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Ed phones a friend. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Every writer has a distinctive stylistic "fingerprint" by which they can be identified, according to Professor Don Foster. H is methods have tracked down work by Shakespeare and unmasked Joe Klein as the author of Primary Colors. He reveals to Mark Lawson the secrets of literary detection. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Don Foster.
Unknown: Joe Klein
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam 's summertale, set in a postwar North Yorkshire seaside town in 1946, witnesses Hetty, Una and Lieselotte as they spend the months between school and university growing up. Abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester. Part 1.
Producer Di Speirs. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Producer: Di Speirs.
Narrator: Sian Thomas
Hetty: Alison Pettitt
Una: Tilly Gaunt
Lieselotte: Clare Corbett
Kitty: Elizabeth Bell
MrsSatterly: Becky Hindley
Ray: Tom George
Mr Feldman: Gavin Muir

: It's My Story: On the Edge

HeadteacherMoyraHealy likens her work with disruptive pupils to that of a doctor- "it's all about healing, she says. But how does her special unit achieve a level of success which is startling to other education professionals? Producer Vera Frankl


Producer: Vera Frankl

: Crossing Continents

Rwanda/Italy. In an Italian village atthe foothills of the Alps live 41 Rwandan children. They were brought there fortheir safety at the time of the genocide seven years ago. All have now been adopted by local families. But these children still have family in their homeland. Yet Italy says they are now Italians and will not be returned. The Rwandan government accuses them of kidnapping and is preparing a legal case to get them back. Olenka Frenkiel investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel

: Solitude

An examination of people's experiences of being alone, either through choice or circumstances beyond their control. Isolation. In this concluding programme Peter France explores the problems and insights of forced solitude. From the harrowing tale of an anti-apartheid prisonertothe lonely old lady down the road, loneliness can bring pain and despair. But forced solitude can also bring insight, a time to reflect and a deeper understanding of ourselves. Producer Mary Colwell (R)


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Miss Garnet's Angel

Salley Vickers 's subtle and absorbing novel is read in five parts by Eileen Atkins. 1: When retired schoolteacher Miss Julia Garnet is left a legacy, she takes the uncharacteristically bold decision to rent an apartment in Venice. Her narrow life is profoundly changed by the people and experiences she encounters there. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Salley Vickers
Unknown: Eileen Atkins.
Unknown: Miss Julia Garnet
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: William's Crowded

Martin Jarvis performs five Richmal Crompton stories. 1: The Outlaws and the Tramp, Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

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