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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

Father Timothy Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys in conversation with six successful people who have weathered storms in theircareers. Controversial British artist TraceyEmin talks about drink, depression and what she thinks of people who fail to see why her stained, debris-strewn bed should be considered a work of art.
Producer Brian King. Editor Andrew Thorman. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Brian King.
Editor: Andrew Thorman.

: Rare Books, Rare People

Rick Gekoski tells the story behind 20th-century literary masterpieces. 2: Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov The last thing that the aristocratic and scholarly
Nabakov wanted when Lolita was published was a scandal. But when an American publisher said it should be buried under a stone for 1,000 years, Lolita's notoriety had begun. Producer IvanHowlett


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov

: Daily Service

With the Very Rev Ken Riley. Jesus Stands among Us (Caswall); Acts 1, wlS-17, 20-26; Jubilate
Deo (Britten); Take My Life, and Let It Be (Emma). With the Paul Leddington Wright Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Singers: Paul Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: The Measure of a Man

2: Departures. Sidney Poitier 's parents are tomato farmers, but owing to an American embargo from the Bahamas they are forced to abandon their home and move to Nassau. Here they are confronted with biting poverty, and Sidney isjailed for stealing corn. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sidney Poitier

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: Cricket

Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy
Commentary on the first quarter-final, introduced by Peter Baxter (Draw 11 July). Including News at 1.15. *Approximate times

: Stone Age Sound

The Passage Grave at Newgrange in Ireland, built around 5,000 years ago, is one of the most well-preserved Neolithic sites of its kind. Archaeologist Aaron Watson and acoustics expert Dave Keating visit the site and conduct a series of tests to try to determine how Neolithic man might have experienced such a monumentthrough sound. Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Aaron Watson
Unknown: Dave Keating
Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Best Sellers

Four programmes marking the 21st anniversary of the untimely death of Peter Sellers , presented by Phill Jupitus. 1: 1925-1951. New and rare recordings chart the development of this comic superstar. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Presented By: Phill Jupitus.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White. including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Playing Stalin's Tune

Three programmes examining the relationship between music and politics in the Soviet Union, presented by Bridget Kendall. This week she looks at the way in which music of all kinds was made to praise the Soviet cause in the years following Stalin's rise to absolute power. Producer Martin Smith


Presented By: Bridget Kendall.
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: No Future in Eternity

A comedy by mother and daughter writing partnership Linda Cotterill and Timandra Harkness. When God is forced to downsize the heavenly host, two angels have no choice but to try their luck on Earth, where they discover that having to choose a gender and deal with free will can get a little confusing. Producer Steve Doherty


Producer: Steve Doherty
Asphael: Phelim McDermott
Zorephonithuel: Emma Kennedy
Phil: Henry Naylor
Adam: Hugh Dennis
God: Rodney Bewes
Lucifer: Dave Lamb
Assistant: Timandra Harkness

: Home Planet

Queries and concerns about the environment, presented by Richard Daniel. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Richard Daniel.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Sleeping Arrangements

By Madeleine Wickham. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham.

: Pier People

Llandudno pier is half a mile of Victorian splendour, spoiled only by the astroglide and video arcades necessary to help pay for its upkeep. For details see yesterday (R)

: Shop Talk

As the summer holiday kicks in, Heather Payton and guests discuss the "tweenie" consumer, what they're buying and why they're buying so much. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

An intelligent guide to learning, with LibbyPurves. ProducerAnne Freeman. E-MAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Produceranne Freeman.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Big Town All Stars

The concluding part of the comedy devised by Bill Dare. 4: The Ballad of Kenny and Christine
The new love of Kenny's life is clever and beautiful, and she loves singing so much she wants to join the band. This would be wonderful news if only Nelson, Johnny and Lorelei didn't hate her. With Bill Dare Dave Lamb and Giles New Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Bill Dare.
Kenny: Stephen Tompkinson
Lorelei: Nicola Walker
Johnny: Adrian Scarborough
Nelson: Brian Bovell
Christine: Debra Stephenson

: The Archers

Roy swings into action. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front ROW

With Mark Lawson. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Little House on the Prairie

By Laura Ingalls Wilder. 2: The Ingalls have reached the high prairie. Now they must decide where to build their house. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: File on 4

Next year's Commonwealth Games in Manchester will be one of the biggest sports events ever staged in Britain. But after a leaked report warning of financial problems ahead Mark Whitaker asks whether taxpayers are set to be the Games' main losers.
Producer Jenny Chryss. Editor David Ross. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Jenny Chryss.
Editor: David Ross.

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White. Producers Jayne Egerton and Mohini Patel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producers: Jayne Egerton
Producers: Mohini Patel

: Case Notes

I n the last two decades many have turned away from modern medicine towards complementary and alternative therapies. But are they mutually exclusive? Graham Easton investigates whether a new discipline of integrated medicine can capture the best of both worlds.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm
Dr Mark Porter on complementary medicine: page 20


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: An Impossible Marriage

By Pamela Hansford Johnson. Christine is to marry a man 14 years her Senior. Part7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson.

: One Hundred Years of Altitude: John Hegley InColombia

Last June's International Poetry Festival in Colombia's second largest city Medillin witnessed packed venues. Several of John Hegley 's poems were specially translated and he even performed some of them in Spanish himself. But what did the inhabitants of the women's prison make of his homage to the potato? Producer Nigel Piper (R)


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Nigel Piper

: Songtines

The stories of songs that have entered the collective memory. Danny Boy. David Stafford explores the origins of the Celtic song of love, loss and yearning, with Ronnie Drew from the Dubliners, and Henry Kelly. Producer David Prest (R)


Unknown: Danny Boy.
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Ronnie Drew
Unknown: Henry Kelly.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: Book of the Week: The Measure of a Man

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am

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