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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indaijit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: MacGregorand James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indaijit Singh.

: Between Ourselves

Two guests with similar experiences in Donversation with Olivia O'Leary.
Going Undercover. Two people who have lived life undercovertalk about the stresses and strains leading such a double life can invoke. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen . Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary.
Producer: Sera Lefroy-Owen

: Seventy Not Out

To tie in with this year's Reith Lectures, a series in which the over seventies share their experiences of growing older. SeeingMe Out. At the age of 80 is it self-indulgence or self-esteem that makes you buy a new overcoat? As you grow older does your attitude to money and possessions change? The over seventies share their feelings about indulgence and frugality in old age. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Book of the Week: The Grass Is Greener

Jeff Rawle reads Tom Fort 's book about our obsession with the garden lawn. 2: My Lawn Mower For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Unknown: Tom Fort

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (Bryn Calfaria); Acts 2, w29-40; Purify My Heart (Purify My Heart); Amazing Grace
(Amazing Grace). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Lesley Glaisterjoins
Jenni Murray to talk about her new novel. Drama: The Flight of the Maidens by JaneGardam.Part7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Nature

Foot and Mouth and Wildlife
With the British countryside in turmoil in the middle of a foot and mouth epidemic Mark Carwardine looks at the consequences for wildlife and the questions raised about how we manage wildlife in the countryside in the future. Rptd from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: The Borscht Belt

The story of the Borscht Belt comedians who worked the Jewish hotels and clubs in the Catskill Mountains. This week Tony Hawks meets veteran comics Freddie Roman and Mal Z Lawrence , and takes on the challenge of a spot at the Nevele
Hotel's famous Stardust Room. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Catskill Mountains.
Unknown: Freddie Roman
Unknown: Mal Z Lawrence
Producer: David Prest

: You and Yours

With Peter White and MarkWhittaker.
Including 12.30 Call You and Yours
PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Distant Chords

The conclusion of a series exploring the hidden musical worlds of immigrant communities in Britain. Music on a Mountain Wind
Reem Kelani meets amateur and professional musicians in London's Kurdish communities. In front rooms and community centres she hears how, forthe dispersed and displaced Kurdish refugees, music provides a bridge to the motherland, often referred to in their songs as "the beautiful woman". Producer Ne!! McCarthy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Machine Stops

EM Forster's story, written at the beginning of the last century, takes place in a future where people can only communicate through a machine - much like the internet today - and technology has become an all-powerful god.

A mother and son's attempts at real communication are the basis for EM Forster's harrowing vision of a subterranean future.

The Machine Stops
2.15pm R4 It is hard to believe that this short story was written by EM Forster before the First World War when it includes a mechanical system that can only be described as an early version of e-mail. The human race is living beneath the earth's surface, communicating via the multifaceted technologies of the great Machine. All physical and mental needs are catered for but not everyone is sated by this safe and unquestioning lifestyle. A man called Kuno has been "finding ideas" away from the remit of the Machine and wants to tell his mother what it is like on the surface of the earth. "Cannot you see... it is we that are dying and that down here the only thing that really lives is the Machine?" She loathes his act of rebellion but fears, equally, for his life. When the Machine begins to break down and humanity, finally, learns its lesson, mother and son discover they are not so very different after all.


Author: E M Forster
Dramatised By: Gregory Norminton
Director: Jane Morgan
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Sound designer: Wilfredo Acosta
Vashti: Gemma Jones
Kuno: John McAndrew
Computer: Jillie Meers
The four voices: Anne Carroll
The four voices: Christian Rodksa
The four voices: Connie Walker
The four voices: Fergus Webster

: Making History

Sue Cook gets to the bottom of historical mysteries, local legends, family curiosities and - architectural Oddities. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Round and Round the Garden

2: The Noisiness of Sheep by Diana Hendry , read by Sally Cookson. It is one thing to be followed by a snowy little lamb when you are seven, quite another to be stalked by a fat grubby ewe when you are 17, as Mary discovers. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Diana Hendry
Read By: Sally Cookson.

: In Father's Footsteps

2: Still in the Race. Lindsey and Sabrina Shaw - rally drivers. Fordetails see yesterday

: Nice Work

The essential guide to the world of work. This week a look at the dangers at work: jobs that could damage your health, bosses that endanger your safety, and how to ensure that taking sick leave does not harm your career. Presented by Philippa Lamb. Producer Lynne R Jones


Presented By: Philippa Lamb.
Producer: Lynne R Jones

: A Good Read

Children's writer Phillipa Pearce and president of the NFU Ben Gill discuss three favourite paperbacks with guest presenter Matthew Parris. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Phillipa Pearce
Unknown: Ben Gill
Presenter: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Revolting People

The return of the comedy setjust before the American Revolution, written in six parts by Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. 1: A wife returns, a daughter gives birth and Sergeant McGurk reveals the real reason the English won the Battle of Culloden.
Producer Paul Mayhew. Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jay Tarses.
Producer: Paul Mayhew.
Samuel: Jay Tarses
Cora: Penelope Nice
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Elizabeth: Susie Blake
Mary: Jan Ravens
Agnes: Selina Griffiths
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Bnmshaw: James Fleet

: The Archers

Brian Owns Up. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on The
Mexican, starring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt , where the latter is ordered to track down an antique - and possibly cursed - pistol. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Julia Roberts
Unknown: Brad Pitt
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam 's novel is set in a postwar North Yorkshire seaside town in 1946. 7: Deeper into wonderland. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam

: Lost Orders?

The Christian Brothers educated John Birt , Roger McGough and every Irish Taoiseach from Eammon de Valera to Bertie Ahern. Peter Stanford reports on how the order is facing up to a decline in vocations and the loss of its traditional role.
Producer Rosie Dawson. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: John Birt
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Bertie Ahern.
Unknown: Peter Stanford
Producer: Rosie Dawson.

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Doctors go on courses to learn how to get the most out of their patients - what can we do to getthe most from our doctors? Dr Graham Easton puts himself in patients' shoes and with the help of experts, offers a guide to choosing the right doctor, getting the most out of yourten-minute appointment and discovers how to help your doctor obtain the right diagnosis. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Shooting Sean

Adrian Dunbar reads Colin Bateman 's comic thriller.
2: In the hotel bar, Dan discovers that the delectable Alice is Sean O'Toole 's assistant. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Colin Bateman
Unknown: Sean O'Toole

: Big Town All Stars

Bill Dare's situation comedy, written by Jon Holmes and Andy Hurst. 4: Band of Gold. The band are on the road - up the Ml to play at a big party. But it would be more fun if it wasn't Lorelei's ex's engagement party. As they cover the miles the band uncover a lot of old scores. Starring Stephen Tompkinson. Clive Rowe , Nicola Walker and Adrian Scarborough. With Bill Dare , Matthew Little and Rachel Preece. Musical director David Firman. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)


Written By: Jon Holmes
Written By: Andy Hurst.
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson.
Unknown: Clive Rowe
Unknown: Nicola Walker
Unknown: Adrian Scarborough.
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Matthew Little
Unknown: Rachel Preece.
Director: David Firman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

: Book of the Week: The Grass Is Greener

2: My Lawn Mower
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am

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