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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: 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 Stephen Shipley. Blessed Jesus, at Your Word (Liebster Jesu); Matthew 26, w36-46; I Will Take the Cup of Salvation (Cummins); Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (Toplady). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Christopher Walker.

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

Diane Jacobs 's biography of early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. 3: A Passionate Affair For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Diane Jacobs
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Memories of Gascony by Pierre Koffman. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Pierre Koffman.

: How to Make Love to Your Partner for the900th Time and Still Enjoy It

A celebration of the long-term relationship, presented by Edi Stark. In this concluding programme she asks the million-dollar question - do you need good sex to have a good marriage? Producer Fiona Couper Chill out and hang loose: Health, page 17


Producer: Fiona Couper

: Tales from the Tower

A new four-part comedy written and performed by David Holt. Bob Braithwaite is a "watcher" -from the top of the Blackpool Tower where he is caretaker, he sees everything through high-powerbinoculars. 1: Penne Arabiata No Chips. Bob observes Clinton J Beesley , self proclaimed "King of the Weddings", who is hosting a dinner for his 25th wedding anniversary. Afteronetoo many drinks at the local Italian, Clinton's wife Janet reveals more than anyone had bargained for. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: David Holt.
Unknown: Bob Braithwaite
Unknown: Clinton J Beesley
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Parliamentary Questions

The parliamentary panel game that reveals the lighter side of life around the dispatch box.
Steve Richards takes the speaker's chairto call order on opposing team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP . Their guests this week are journalists Ann McElvoy andChris Moncrieff . Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK Mp
Unknown: Ann McElvoy
Unknown: Chris Moncrieff
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Devil's Music

Three plays by Alan Plater inspired by the Women's Jazz Archive.
1: Roll, Jordan, Roll. Rehearsing for the Brecon Jazz Festival, Megan keeps playing a certain melody, but where does it come from? Her musical detective trail leads to the 1880s and the visit to Swansea of a choir of emancipated slaves.


Author: Alan Plater
Director: Alison Hindell
Megan 5: Rakie Ayola
Megan 3: Margaret John
Megan 1: Helen Griffin
Loudin: Don Warrington
Owain: Phylip Harries
Rev Davies: Rhodri Hugh
PC Thomas: Arwyn Davies

: Gardeners' Question Time

Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm

: Under the Southern Cross

3: Lady Weare and the Bodhisattva by Kylie Tennant , read by Darlene Johnson. Lady Weare prayed the way other women knitted. She filled in odd moments and kept herself busy." " For details see Monday


Unknown: Kylie Tennant
Read By: Darlene Johnson.

: Cross Talk

Colin Dexter and guests examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Colin Dexter

: Thinking Allowed

A new series of summer specials celebrating landmark studies of society. Laurie Taylortravels round Britain to meet authors of renowned research, discovering what impact their work has made on society. This week he visits Liverpool with Professor Howard Parker , author of View from the Boys, a study of inner city youth in the seventies. What happened to the boys he observed and how different is life for the next generation?
Producer Elizabeth Senior. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortravels
Unknown: Professor Howard Parker
Producer: Elizabeth Senior.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Faithful Departed: Part 3

Christopher Fitz-Simon's six-part drama.
When Frances Butler hears of a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork she thinks her financial worries are over. But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her.


Writer: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
P.J. Neary: T.P. McKenna
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Ita: Anna Manahan
Bridgey: Marcella Riordan
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Finbar: Mark Lambert
Jeff: Nell Brand
Aloysius: Harry Towb

: The Archers

Shula is a woman of mystery. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

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


Presented By: Rosie Goldsmith.

: Memories of Gascony: 3

Pierre Koffman's autobiographical cookbook, dramatised by Rod Dungate.

The long school summer holiday sees Pierre back on the farm for the slog and fun of the harvest, yet he still finds time to discover some fascinating local history in the dusty tomes of the town hall.
(For details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Pierre Koffman
Dramatised by: Rod Dungate

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Joanna Bogle , Claire Fox , Janet Radcliffe-Richards and David Starkey cross-examine "witnesses" who hold passionate but conflicting views on a moral dilemma from one of this week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Joanna Bogle
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Unknown: David Starkey
Producer: David Coomes.

: Tails of the Tiger

Two of Ireland's best-known political commentators reflect on the political and social implications of the country's economic success. This week, after the defeat of the referendum on the Nice Treaty by Irish voters, Fintan O'Toole , a columnist at the Irish
Times, considers the political issues surrounding welfare provision in the Republic of Ireland. Producer Rachel Wright. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Fintan O'Toole
Producer: Rachel Wright.

: Connect

How science and technology affect our lives.
Bumper to Bumper. Over the next ten years, traffic on Britain's already congested roads is expected to grow by a staggering 30 percent. Short of building more roads, what can be done to ease the jams?
Quentin Cooper meets the people in the front line of traffic control in Birmingham, talks to researchers in Berkshire and California, and goes for a ride in a "smart" carthatcan sense the traffic flow around it and adjust its speed accordingly. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Midsummer Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: Book at Bedtime: On the Road

Jack Kerouac 's s Beat Generation classic. 8: Leaving Denver. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jack Kerouac

: The In Crowd

A six-part sketch show from Manchester, starring Smug Roberts , Kate Ward , Robin Ince and Helen Moon. Olive: "Ooh, I am shattered. You've really got to punch those old ladies hard if you want any bargains at the church jumble sale nowadays. I saw Vicar Simms headbutt that Mrs Knowles to get a blazer. Arthur, what are you doing in my tights?" Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon.
Unknown: Vicar Simms
Unknown: Mrs Knowles
Producer: Graham Frost

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

Cartoonist Steven Appleby 's six-part series takes a distinctly abnormal look at everyday life in the 21st century by looking each week at one of life's fundamental topics. Normal Love. Today he goes in search of love. Starring Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Paul McCrink
Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Betts
Unknown: Rosalind Paul.
Producer: Toby Swift

: Absolute Power

Mark Tavener 's comedy series. This week the masters of wheeze have to put a failed novelist at the top of the best-sellers list. Starring Stephen Fry , John Bird , Beth Chalmers , Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greig , Ewan Bailey and Emma Kennedy. Producer Dawn Ellis. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Dawn Ellis.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

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