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: Prayer for the Day

With Michael Malik.


Unknown: Michael Malik.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

With John Forrest. 0 Word of God Incarnate
(Nyland); Colossians 1, wd.5-20; Christus Factus Est (Anerio); Let All the World (Vaughan Williams). Director of music Deborah Catterall.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Deborah Catterall.

: Book of the Week: Houdini's Box

Michael Fenton Stevens reads extracts from Adam Phillips 's book about the life of Harry Houdini and our fascination with ideas of escape. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: Harry Houdini

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and LOU Wakefield. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield.

: Leaving Home

A true story of rescue, betrayal and reunion. Peter White 's early experience of institutionalised care in a boarding school for the blind made him determined that when he started a family of his own he and his wife Jo would offer a "real" home to a child from a children's home. That is how Fiona came to live with them - but five years later Peter White sent her back. What went wrong and what happened next is the subject of this moving programme. Producer Jane Ray
Peter White 's poignant family revelation: page 15


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Jane Ray
Producer: Peter White

: The Leopard in Autumn

Life is colourful chaos for the ruling family of Renaissance Italy's most inconsequential city-state in Neal Anthony 's comedy drama.
5: Prince Ludovico does battle with his enemies in the local tavern and his wife Princess Plethora attempts to reconcile her quarrelsome sons.
Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: 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
DrDolfini: Kim Wall

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

Sebastian Faulks , Tracey Macleod , John Walsh and Gary Younge are quizzed on all things literary by chairman James Walton. Author of the week is John Updike. Reader Becky Hindley. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Gary Younge
Unknown: James Walton.
Reader: John Updike.
Reader: Becky Hindley.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Golden Triangle

A drama in three parts by Robin Brooks.
2: The Order of Release. Ruskin and his wife Effie go on holiday on a sketching tourto Scotland with the painter Millais. Passions are aroused and their lives will never be the same again.
Director Clive Brill (R)


Unknown: Robin Brooks.
Director: Clive Brill
Brian Sewell: Himself
Ruskin: Bob Peck
Millais: David Tennant
Effie: Sharon Small
William: Andrew Alston
Jeannie: Helen Adle
Elizabeth: Kate Paul

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are the guests of the John Innes Centre, Norwich. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


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

: Over Hill and Dale

Gervase Phinn reads from his memoirs about his life as a primary school inspector in the North Yorkshire Dales. Part 3. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Gervase Phinn

: Breaking the Law

3: Law and the Church. Can you still be sentenced under church law? Is blasphemy and heresy still a crime? And what are the legal implications of buying property which includes a church on your land? Deborah Bull investigates.

: Thinking Allowed

Councils loathe it, parents despair, grown men snigger but skateboarding is here to stay.
Laurie Taylortalks to cultural historian Ian Borden about his new book on skateboarding. Despite its reputation he argues that skateboarding deserves the credit for providing young people with a healthy, anti-drugs and sociable environment.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Ian Borden
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Wonderland Girls

Marianne Carey 's five-part comedy drama is set in the offices of an Edinburgh insurance company.
1: Lothian Rock is celebrating its centenary, but the employees of the marketing department face an uncertain future. with Monica Gibb , Jenny Ryan. John Shedden and Tom Smith
Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Unknown: Monica Gibb
Unknown: Jenny Ryan.
Unknown: John Shedden
Unknown: Tom Smith
Producer: David Jackson Young
Maxine: Fiona Bell
Debbie: Gayanne Potter

: The Archers

Practice makes perfect. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and the verdict on Hollywood's attempt at a Silicon Valley thriller-a young computer programmertakes on his corrupt bOSS in AntiTrust. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Ladies of Letters Log On

Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama. 3: Irene joins her old friend Vera as co-presenter of Dales Diaries, the television chat show.
Karen MlaSoteriou
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Karen Mlasoteriou

: 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 this concluding lecture from the International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. New Directions
"We are at a turning point. The decisions we take in the next few years will have far-reaching consequences forthe state of future society." Producer Sheila Cook. Editor Gwyneth Williams WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2001 Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Tom Kirkwood
Producer: Sheila Cook.
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: It's a Funny Old World

A light-hearted look at the political week, with Simon Hoggart. Editor Anne Tyerman. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Editor: Anne Tyerman.

: Frontiers

The human body has amazing powers of recovery, yet wound healing is little more than a quick patch-up job. Processes in the skin seem to go into overdrive and leave behind disfiguring scars, while some wounds, such as leg ulcers, refuse to close up at all. But new research is pointing the wayto faster, smoother healing. Peter Evans meets the scientists who are working towards a future where surgeons can repair wounds perfectly, with no unsightly scars, and no need to go back for repeat skin grafts on burns. Producer Sarah Griffiths. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sarah Griffiths.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Shooting Sean

Adrian Dunbar reads Colin Bateman 's comic thriller.
8: Dan is in Amsterdam, franctically seeking Sean. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Colin Bateman

: Radio Shuttleworth

The semi-detached world of John Shuttleworth comes direct from his front room in Sheffield.
Katrina Leskanich drops in this week and it seems that she always buys new socks as she does not know howto darn. John decides to teach her the important skill of darning so she need not be so wasteful. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Dawn Ellis (R)


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.

: News

: Book of the Week: Houdini's Box

Michael Fenton Stevens reads from Adam Phillips 's book about our fascination with ideas of escape. Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Adam Phillips

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