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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Midsummer Midweek

An eclectic assembly of guests joins
David Aaronovitch for lively conversation in a specially themed programme for American Independence Day. Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Book of the Week: Even as We Speak

Written and read by Clive James. 3: Noble Talking Heads. When the Lords was televised, some stars were born. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Clive James.

: Daily Service

With Christine Morgan. Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise, My Soul); Job 42, wl-6; 0 Lord of Every Shining Constellation (Leddington Wright ); 0 Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go (St Margaret). Directors of music Gordon Stewart and Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Christine Morgan.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Gordon Stewart
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Spar Boys

When Detective Sergeant Billy Murdoch was a boy he and his friends would hang around outside the local shops. Overthe years other gangs have come and gone outside the Spar in South Bradford. In the first of two programmes Murdoch traces former members to find out what has happened to them. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Sergeant Billy Murdoch
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Smelling of Roses

French Connections. Simon Brett 's sitcom about the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 2: Rosie and the team organise a twinning ceremony for a town on the south coast of England with a town on the north coast of France. It turns out to be a huge setback for Anglo-French relations.
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 and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

The natural history quiz, hosted by Lionel Kelleway , continues in the huntforthe "wildbrain of Britain". The first of the semi-finals comes from the field studies council's headquarters at Preston Montford. Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Preston Montford.
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dear Gerald

Alyson Hallet 's moving dramatised documentary is based on the letters of 12-year-old Gerald
Meadows which he sent back to his parents in England when he was evacuated to South Africa for the duration of the Second World War. The letters, lost for 60 years, recall the rites of passage of a boy growing up in wartime South Africa. Featuring Gerald Meadows.
YoungGerald JackShute Gerald 's mother Elaine Claxton Director Pete Atkin. Producer Martin Weitz


Unknown: Alyson Hallet
Unknown: Gerald Meadows.
Unknown: Younggerald Jackshute Gerald
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Director: Pete Atkin.
Producer: Martin Weitz

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster are guests of Rhuddlan Castle Women's Institute. With chairman Eric Robson.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Five Stories by Elizabeth Bowen

3: Tears, Idle Tears. Plucky widow Mrs Dickinson can cope with just about anything except her seven-year-old son's uncontrollable outbursts of crying.
When mother and son take a walk in a London park, help materialises from an unexpected quarter. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Dickinson

: Medicine Machines

2: The ECG. The electrocardiogram has helped to diagnose heart disease, saving thousands of lives. But the early versions were heavy and cumbersome and restricted to the medics who could afford to have them specially designed. Now the flicker of the heartbeat on the machine is a familiar sight in hospitals and medical television dramas alike. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores the potential of the human mind and 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 Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's six-part comedy set in hell.
4: Satan is deeply offended when he discovers that
WB Yeats described him as a " rough beast slouching towards Bethlehem". He decides to visit WB in hell's poets' corner. Meanwhile, Thomas and Scumspawn try writing some poetry of their own. 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 Mulville
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan

: The Archers

The lovebirds can be together. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Theatre de Complicite's new show about
Shostakovich is one of the subjects examined by Rosie Goldsmith. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 3: The young squire Arthur Donnithorne pays a visit to Hall Farm - and the seeds of love are sown.
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Arthur Donnithorne
Hetty: Katherine Igoe
Mr lrwine: Crawford Logan
Rachel: Noreen Lelghton

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Claire Fox , Ian Hargreaves , Janet Soskice and David Starkey 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Soskice
Unknown: David Starkey
Producer: David Coomes.

: It's a Funny Old World

A light-hearted look at the week in Westminster, with Simon Hoggart. EditorAnne Tyerman. Rptd from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Editoranne Tyerman.

: Science Friction

Vishwa Jit Gupta 's fossil finds threatened to rewrite the history of the Himalayas - until he was found to be a fraudster. Gerry Northam investigates. Producer Roland Pease. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Vishwa Jit Gupta
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Roland Pease.

: Midsummer Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Book at Bedtime: Back When We WereGrownups

Anne Tyler 's latest novel. 3: Rebecca goes back to her home town. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anne Tyler

: One Night Stanza

Rory Motion and Matt Harvey entertain an audience at The Shed, in North Yorkshire, with their poems, a few jokes and a song or two. In this concluding programme they contemplate growth movement, counterculture and chutney.


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

: Late

Coldly comic scenes from the city late at night. This week: the labour ward, the police station, a late-night train, and a lonely man wonders whether to phone the woman of his dreams. Featuring
Julie Balloo , Julian Clary , Paul Merton , Meera Syal , Tilly Vosburgh and Richard Wilson.
Producer Sarah Parkinson. Music Rex Brough and Robert Katz


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Even as We Speak

Clive James reads from his new collection of essays.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James

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