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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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.
Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gopsal); Philippians 4, w2-9; Rejoice in the Lord Alway (anon): Soldiers of Christ! Arise (St
Ethelwald). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

Violinist Tasmin Little reads from Rosa Burley 's volume of memories of herfriend, Edward Elgar. The disastrous first performance of The Dream of Gerontius renders the composer deeply depressed, his self-confidence battered. But cycling, simple friendship and the odd holiday do the trick.
For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Violinist: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Rosa Burley
Unknown: Edward Elgar

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 13 Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Duty Solicitor

The first of two programmes investigating the24-hour work of criminal defence lawyers on call at
- police stations and courts in Birmingham. "This difficult and sometimes harrowing work is a far cry from the well-paid comfort people associate with lawyers." Presented by David Jessel. Producer Susan Marling


Presented By: David Jessel.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Smelling of Roses

Trade Secrets. Simon Brett 's sitcom about the trials and tribulations of Rosie Burns and her event management company. 4: Rosie is asked to organise a top-secret conference to launch a new microchip, Kate is asked to organise a top-secret fashion show for a new collection and Jo is asked to organise a top-secret wedding anniversary. Three top secrets, but only one event in the end. Starring Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir , Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , Gillian Hanna , Edward de Souza and Simon Trinder. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Gillian Hanna
Unknown: Simon Trinder.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: 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 conclusion of the natural history quiz, hosted by Lionel Kelleway. The three finalists in the hunt for the "wildbrain of Britain" are tested on their knowledge of butterflies, moths, wild cats and ducks. The location is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire.
Producer Sheena Duncan. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Last Days of Desire

Torben Betts 's vision of the future. England has become an overpopulated, greedy, amoral culture, ruled by free marketers and awash with terrorists. Here women die for their adultery. So what of the writer in such a world?
Director Karen Rose


Unknown: Torben Betts
Director: Karen Rose
Frost: Lan Undsay
Anderson: Bill Stewart
Stenmng: Ian Pepperell
Law: Jennie Stoller
McCall: Carolyn Backhouse

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of Shamwick Gardening Club in Devon. With
Chairman EriC Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Sleeping Arrangements

Madeleine Wickham 's tale in which unexpected fellow guests sharing a Spanish villa embark on interesting recollections of previous meetings. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham

: Corncrakes for Breakfast

Mark Carwardine travels to Dorset hoping to see all six British reptile species in one day. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Thinking Allowed

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


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Merilyn Harris.

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud explores mental health issues. 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 Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Old Harry's Game

The conclusion of Andy Hamilton 's six-part comedy set in hell. The Professor and Thomas discuss the nature of beauty, and Satan introduces them to
Helen of Troy and her plain friend, Daphne. Then God turns up for a chat.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Old Harry's Game is available now from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Satan: Andy Hamilton
The Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
God: David Swift
Helen of Troy: Felicity Montagu
Daphne: Geraldine McNulty
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer(r)

: The Archers

Brian is stabbed in the back. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Rosie Goldsmith. Producer ZahidWarley


Presented By: Rosie Goldsmith.

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded. 13: The early hours of the morningon the day of the hanging.
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot
Adam: Thomas Arnold
Sheriff: James Bryce

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
David Cook , Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe-Richards 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
Andrew Duncan meets David Starkey : page 26


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Unknown: David Starkey
Producer: David Coomes.
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: David Starkey

: The Ones that Got Away

A colourful three-part look at those politicians who chose to leave politics to do something "more interesting instead". Presented by Rachel Wright. Producer Rachel Wright. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Presented By: Rachel Wright.
Producer: Rachel Wright.

: Connect

Monsters in the Mouth. There are 1,000 different species of bacteria in our mouths - some beneficial, some harmful. In the first of an eight-part series explaining science and technology and how it affects our lives, Quentin Cooper discovers how the latest research is changing dentistry and offering us potential perfectteeth. Producer Angela Hind
Dr Mark Porter on dental hygiene: page 17


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind
Producer: Dr Mark Porter

: Midsummer Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: An Impossible Marriage

Pamela Hansford Johnson 's novel set in thirties Clapham. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson

: I Think I've Got a Problem

Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero 's story about a man who cannot stop himself from breaking into song. 2: Having been arrested for inciting a near riot at a football match Tom is sentenced to do a stint of community service at an old people's home where he meets ageing banjo player Charlie, who can also see Tom's "imaginary band". Will he prove to Sadie that he's not going mad? Tom Suggs
Director Chris Neill. Producers Torquil MacLeod. Julian Mayers and Andrew McGibbon. Songs Andrew McGibbon , Nick Romero and Suggs


Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Nick Romero
Director: Chris Neill.
Producers: Torquil MacLeod.
Producers: Julian Mayers
Producers: Andrew McGibbon.
Songs: Andrew McGibbon
Songs: Nick Romero
Dr Boone: Bob Monkhouse
Sadie: Mika Simmons
Bouche/Charlie: Phil Comwell
Clammy: Michael Roberts
Jake: Andrew McGibbon
Monty: Nick Romero
Magistrate: Emma Clarke

: News

: Book

of the Week: Master Musicians
Readings by leading musicians to celebrate the start of the 2001 season of the Proms.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

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