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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Caroll.


Unknown: Lesley Caroll.

: 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
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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: William's Crowded

Martin Jarvis performs five Richmal Crompton stories. 3: William and the Begging Letter. One of the arcane financial arrangements of adults is cracked open by a chance visitor to the Brown household. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Love's Redeeming Work is Done (Savannah); Romans 6, w3-11; Hallelujah!
(Handel); Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing (Truro). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Candice de Long, FBI special agent rumoured to be the role model for Clarice Starling (Hannibal), joins Jenni Murray. Drama: The Right of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jane Gardam.

: The Psychology of Fame

Three programmes investigating the phenomena of fame and why we are fascinated by the famous. The Outer Circle. This week Dr Raj Persaud examines the media's relationship with stardom and looks at how publications and programmes Shape Our perception Of fame. Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Leopard in Autumn: 3: The Coining of the Capricorn

Life is colourful chaos for the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state in Neal Anthony's six-part comedy drama.
Prince Ludovico plans to introduce a new currency to his 16th-century Italian domain.


Writer: Neal Anthony
Producer: Helen Williams
Ludovico: David Swift
Plethora: Sian Phillips
Francesco: Graham Crowden
Salvatore: Nick Romero
Alessandro: Paul Bigley
Guido: Christopher Kelham
Rosalie: Saskia Wickham

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

Radio's literary quiz is chaired by James Walton , with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined this week by guests Jonathan Myerson and Jane Thynne. Author of the week is
Graham Greene. Reader Becky Hindley. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Unknown: Jane Thynne.
Reader: Graham Greene.
Reader: Becky Hindley.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bye Bye Miss America High

Marie Forbes has a wedding to organise in Vanessa Rosenthal 's drama. The last thing she needs is
Simone, a ghost from the past, distracting her from the preparations. But Simone will not go away.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal
Director: Melanie Harris
Marie: Sarah Parks
Rebecca: Juliet Ellis
Simone: Naomi Radcliffe
Robert/Photographer: Rob Pickavance

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special Easter edition of the programme from Versailles, with John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness, and chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


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

: Marriages Are Made in Heaven

Shaheen Khan reads Dina Mehta 's short story. Matchmaking can be an arduous pursuit in any family, but when a potential bride seems determined to turn down every suitor, her mother begins to despair.
Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Shaheen Khan
Unknown: Dina Mehta
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: Under the Zoo

3: Metamorphoses. Amongthe zoo's collection of rare manuscripts lies a copy of Maria Sybilla Merian's Metamorphoses of the Insects of Surinam. For Merian this ground-breaking work involved an epic journey crossing social and physical barriers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Maria Sybilla

: Thinking Allowed

The Third Way is an ideology that is most closely associated with Laurie Taylor 's guest - director of the London School of Economics, Professor Anthony Giddens. Third-Way thinking has now taken root in left-of-centre governments globally - -the subject of his new book - but why has the idea caught on in Korea and Brazil but not in continental Europe? Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Anthony Giddens.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of ... ThingsSpiritual

What do Bill Cosby , Jennifer Saunders , Mel Brooks and John Cleese have in common? They all feature in Simon Fanshawe 's series in which classic comedy meets the best in satirical writing in a unique exploration of some of life's essential themes, from foreigners, class and health to love and the sporting life. With Anne Bryson and Peter Gunn. Producer Karen Rose (R)


Unknown: Bill Cosby
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anne Bryson
Unknown: Peter Gunn.
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Archers

Debbie has not told the whole truth. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Thriller writer James Ellroy is in conversation with Mark LawSOn. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: James Ellroy
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam 's novel is set in a postwar North
Yorkshire seaside town in 1946. 3: Hetty plans her escape. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam

: The Reith Lectures 2001: the End of Age

Professor Tom Kirkwood , this year's Reith lecturer, explores the topic of ageing. Professor of Medicine and head of the department of gerontology at the University of Newcastle, he examines the impact of science on the human lifespan - both now and in the future. Sue Lawley introduces each of the five lectures from various venues. 3: Sex and Death
From the Edinburgh International Science Festival. " Does sex shorten our lives? Can it be, as some have suggested, that ageing and death are the price we pay for sex?"
Producer Charles Sigler. Editor Gwyneth Williams WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood
Producer: Charles Sigler.
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: It's a Funny Old World

A light-hearted look at the political week, presented by Simon Hoggart.
Producer Manisha Vadhia. Editor Anne Tyerman Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Presented By: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Manisha Vadhia.
Editor: Anne Tyerman

: High Resolution

A unique blend of storytelling about some of the most tantalising scientific tales, presented by Adam Hart-Davis . Lord Kelvin's Bedspring
The structure of foam was first worked out by a blind Belgian scientist and his wife in the 1870s. Now it is being used to capture stardust, tickle our taste buds and slow down jumbo jets. The "foam age" has arrived. Producer Louise Dalziel


Presented By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Miss Garnet's Angel

Salley Vickers 's novel is read by Eileen Atkins.
3: Julia makes friends with a pair of twins and the Angel Raphael. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Salley Vickers
Read By: Eileen Atkins.
Unknown: Angel Raphael.

: Radio Shuttleworth

The semi-detached world of aspiring singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth comes direct from his front room in Sheffield. In this programme John hopes Richard Whiteley will host a special
Shuttleworth edition of Countdownwith wife Mary acting as Carol Vorderman - but only after he has helped with the washing up. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis(R)


Singer-Songwriter: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Richard Whiteley
Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Unknown: Graham Fellows.

: Summer School

Bernstein, Bruckner and Beer. Amateur orchestral players from all over Britain put a brave face on a wet week in Harlech, north Wales. Fordetails see yesterday

: News

: Book

of the Week: William's Crowded
Martin Jarvis performs five Richmal Crompton stories. 3: William and the Begging Letter Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

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