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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphreys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
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 Diane Reid. The Heavenly Child in Stature
Grows (Wiltshire); Luke 2, W41-51; 0 Mary, Where Is Your Baby? (Spiritual); Can a Mother Forget Her Little Child? (Baker). With the Bryant Ensemble. Director of music Mark Bryant.


Unknown: Diane Reid.
Music: Mark Bryant.

: Book of the Week: Hunting Pirate Heaven

3: Of witches and tropical paradise. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Exes by Emma Donoghue. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Emma Donoghue.

: The Aboriginal Cricket Tour of England 1868

The first overseas cricketers to visit England were a team of Australian Aborigines. They were among the few remaining members of their clans, most having been wiped out by white settlers and imported diseases. Although the quality of their cricket surprised the crowds, they were never paid. They were marketed as racial freaks and only three ever played again. No Aborigine has played for his country since. Written and presented by Mark Whitaker. Producer Mark Whitaker (R)


Presented By: Mark Whitaker.
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Tales from the Tower

A four-part comedy-drama written and performed by David Holt. From his eyrie on top of the Blackpool Tower where he is caretaker, Bob Braithwaite sees everything through high-power binoculars.
2: The Last Waltz. During an afternoon's ballroom dancing at the Anaglypta hotel, the tea machine malfunctions are causing everythingto taste of lemon parazone. Old women afraid of poisoning distract the hotel proprietor as he dons a WAAF uniform for his Alice Faye spectacular later on. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: David Holt.
Unknown: Bob Braithwaite
Unknown: Alice Faye
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: 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 the Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Foreign Affairs Menzies Campbell MP and former Conservative Education Secretary Gillian Shephard MP. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Gillian Shephard
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Devil's Music

Three plays inspired by the Women's Jazz Archive, by Alan Plater.
2: The Great Pork Pie Mystery
Megan is tracing the path of a melody she can't stop playing. Perhaps the answer lies in the Kohinoor tearoom, Swansea, during the twenties.


Author: Alan Plater
Director: Alison Hindell
Guitar: Paula Gardiner
Piano: Richard Roberts
Megan 5: Rakie Ayola
Megan 3: Margaret John
Megan 2: Karin Diamond
Megan 1: Helen Griffin
Mickey: Joe Caffrey
Kelsey: Rhodri Hugh

: Gardeners' Question Time

Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm

: Edinburgh International Book Festival

3: The Blue Hen by Des Dillon. "The chicks soon passed that wee lovely stage and turned into these prehistoric monsters". Two young men on a housing estate in Glasgow decide to better themselves by breeding Chickens. For details see Monday


Unknown: Des Dillon.

: Great Inspirations

Baroness Williams, Deputy Leader of the Liberal
Democrats in the House of Lords, talks to political journalist Anne Perkins about why the economic historian Karl Polanyi was her great inspiration. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Unknown: Karl Polanyi

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortravels round Britain to meet authors of renowned research, discovering what impact their work has made on society.
Family and Kinship in the East End. Did predictions that post-war housing programmes would destroy Cockney communities come true?
Producer Elizabeth Senior. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortravels
Producer: Elizabeth Senior.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Faithful Departed

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's six-part drama. When
Frances Butler hears of a windfall from a deceased aunt in County Cork she thinks herfinancial worries are over. But then she discovers the truly unusual nature of the legacy that awaits her. Part 5.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan (R)


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Frances Butler
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
PJ Neary: Tp 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

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: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Exes

3: The Conspiracy. Why is Paul's girlfriend Nuala lunching with his ex? They must be up to something. with Eileen McCloskey and Eleanor Methven
Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Eileen McCloskey
Unknown: Eleanor Methven
Paul: Darragh Kelly
Adam: Richard Dormer
Nuala: Eva Blrthistle

: The Law in Question

Marcel Berlins chairs the first in a new series of the legal debate in which members of the public compare their idea of the law with the professionals' view. Health. This week, who should receive expensive medicines, and when is the doctor at fault? Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: Tails of the Tiger

The concluding programme reflecting on the political and social implications of Ireland's economic success. As Ireland comes to terms with its recent political past, Kevin Myers reflects on the legacy of Charles Haughey who has been the dominant force in Irish political life for almost three decades, while Malachi O'Doherty considers how the Catholic Church is adjusting-or not-to a more pluralist political climate.
Producer Stephen Douds.


Unknown: Kevin Myers
Unknown: Charles Haughey
Producer: Stephen Douds

: Living with Pain

The first in a new series in which Geoff Watts explores the different ways people reactto the almost universal experience of pain. 1: The Agony and the Ecstasy
An investigation into the purpose of pain reveals it is an essential, if unwelcome, part of being human which fascinates artists and scientists alike. Producer Paula McGrath. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Midsummer Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

JG Ballard's thriller. Part 3. For details see Monday

: The In Crowd

A six-part sketch show from Manchester, starring Smug Roberts, Kate Ward, Robin Ince and Helen Moon.
Macey: "Cellulite? Cellulite? Tripe. If you ask me, it's careerwomen coming from up north for a bit of rumpy pumpy on t' historic cobbles, then passing the dents off as toxic fat."


Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Producer: Graham Frost

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

Cartoonist Steven Appleby takes an abnormal look at everyday life in this comedy series. Normal Kids
Steven unearths an alien conspiracy to turn the world into a holiday camp for children. With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins, Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Director Toby Swift


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

: Absolute Power

Continuing Mark Tavener 's comedy, starring
Stephen Fry and John Bird. The masters of spin take on a contract to discredit the chancellor and make the look good. With Siobhan Hayes , Tamsin Greig , Tony Gardner , Beth Chalmers , Sue Elliott -Nicholls, Terence Edmond and Kenny Blyth.
Producer Dawn Ellis. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird.
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Sue Elliott
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Kenny Blyth.
Producer: Dawn Ellis.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: Book of the Week: Hunting Pirate

Heaven Repeated from 9.45am

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