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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Jonathan Romain.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
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: 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.

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Corvedale); Isaiah 40, w25-31; Praise Our Lord, All Ye Gentiles (Byrd); God Is Love: Let Heaven Adore Him (Rustington). Director of music Louise Marsh.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Louise Marsh.

: Book of the Week: River Town

3: came to China hoping to learn Chinese, but quickly I realised there was no such thing. 'Chinese' was whatever it took to communicate with the person you happened to be talking with." For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Frederick and Augusta by Lizzie Slater. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lizzie Slater.

: Kids in Committee

After a controversial meeting of the Liverpool
Schools Parliament, will honorable members - all under 15 -abandon the ballot box for the allure of the city-centre shops? And when will they get a chance to put their democratic demands into action? Producer Maud Hand

: Smelling of Roses

Romance Is Dead. Simon Brett 's six-part sitcom about the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 1: Rosie and the team have to organise the Brighton end of the Hearts of England Romance Tour. All the participants are wealthy Americans in their twilight years, so Kate seizes the opportunity to earn a quick buck!
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Producer: Maria Esposito
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Kate: Arabella Weir
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Bob: Duncan Preston
Tess: Annette Badland

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

The natural history quiz, hosted by Lionel Kelleway , continues in the hunt for the "wildbrain of Britain". This week's heat comes from the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and arboretum in Hampshire.
Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Sir Harold Hillier
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Kew Gardens

A sensual weave of music and Virginia Woolf 's text, dipping in and out of the conversations of people out for a stroll in Kew Gardens on a hot summer's day. Vignettes of thoughts and memories float languorously above the lawns and glasshouses of the magical gardens. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Ruth Webb 's introduction is read by Philip Joseph. Director Kate Valentine. Music composition Sylvia Hallett


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Ruth Webb
Read By: Philip Joseph.
Director: Kate Valentine.
Unknown: Sylvia Hallett

: Gardeners' Question Time

Highlights from the BBC Gardeners'World Live exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, with Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew ,
Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness , Roy Lancaster , Anne Swithinbank and chairman Eric Robson.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bunny Guinness
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

Hurrican Stories. Mia Soteriou reads another short story from Ana Menendez 's new collection. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ana Menendez

: Lend Me Your Ears

The Acoustic World of the Romans. Fiona Shaw conjures up the soundscape of an ancient Roman bathhouse - a one-stop shop where you can bathe, go shopping, get drunk and have your armpits plucked. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: Thinking Allowed

Exploring and exploding the ideas that shape our society, with Laurie Taylor.
Producer Tony Phillips. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the limits and potential of the human mind, and examines the arguments surrounding mental health.
Producers Marya Burgess and Cathy Drysdale
PHONE: [number removed]. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


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

: PM

With Jackie Long and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Jackie Long
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell.
3: The inhabitants of hell are joined by a health and safety officerwho says the lighting is inadequate. Satan has some sad and shocking news for the Professor. with Felicity Montagu. Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer (R)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Old Harry's Game is available now on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Murvllle
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan

: The Archers

Brenda hits the champagne. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

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


Presented By: John Wilson.

: Frederick and Augusta

Lizzie Slater 's drama about the founders of the gardens at Kew. 3: Shunned from the deathbed of his mother Queen Caroline, Prince Frederick finds solace in planting his new garden at Kew with Princess Augusta. Fordetails see Monday. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Slater

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe Richards , David Starkey and Harvey Thomas cross-examine "witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma from one of the week's stories. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe Richards
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Harvey Thomas
Producer: David Coomes.

: It's a Funny Old World

The return of the series in which Simon Hoggart takes a light-hearted look at the week in Westminster. Editor Anne Tyerman. Rptd from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: Anne Tyerman.

: Science Friction

Science, when its practitioners are honest, can make great strides. But sometimes there are cheats. Lovers Friedhelm Herrmann and Marion Brach were the stars of German cancer research - until 100 of their papers were shown to be as good as made up. In the first of three programmes, Gerry Northam investigates the harm done by fraudulent researchers. Producer Roland Pease. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk
Dr Mark Porter on medical fraudsters: page 22


Unknown: Friedhelm Herrmann
Unknown: Marion Brach
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Roland Pease.
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Thin Ice

Compton Mackenzie 's story of George Gaymer 's lifelong friendship with the brilliant and ambitious Henry Fortescue MP. Part 8. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: George Gaymer

: One Night Stanza

Rory Motion and Matt Harvey entertain an audience at the Shed, in North Yorkshire, with their poems, a fewjokes and a songortwo.
Sex, Relationships and Entomology Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Rory Motion
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Late

Bleak, funny, sultry, bitter, poignant - brief visits toa city, late at night. This week a lonely heart phones up her gay best friend for help, on the radio a jack of all trades hands out advice, a group of friends bicker over what makes a play, and a mother tries to soothe a crying baby. Featuring Julie Balloo , Julian Clary ,
Paul Merton , Liz Smith , Meera Syal , Tilly Vosburgh , Richard Wilson and Archie.
Producer Sarah Parkinson. Music Rex Brough and Robert Katz


Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Tilly Vosburgh
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Producer: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Robert Katz

: News

: Book of the Week: River Town

Peter Hessler 's humorous account of an American teacher's experiences of life in China.
Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Peter Hessler

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