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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Iftikhar Awan.


Unknown: Iftikhar Awan.

: 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
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: When I'm 64

Fellow 64-year-olds talk to writer Hunter Davies about their lives, hopes and expectations. In this concluding programme, Nobel Peace Prize-winning politician John Hume recalls growing up in Northern Ireland during the war. Producer Miles Warde. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: John Hume
Producer: Miles Warde.

: Brain Waves

The first of a new series in which Claudia Hammond examines the brain's chemical messengers.
Acetylcholine. The brain chemical that helps us solve problems while we Sleep. ProducerMarya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Written and read by Penelope Lively. Part 2. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Penelope Lively.

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Lord God, Your
Love Has Called Us Here (Ryburn); John 13, w2-5, W12-17- Most Glorious Lord of Lyfe! (Lloyd
Webber); 0 Jesus I Have Promised (Wolvercote). Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: John Powell.

: Woman's Hour

Britain is a leader in the developed world with its proportion of mixed-race relationships. Yasmin Aiibhai-Brown joins Jenni Murray to discuss the impact of the children of this generation on our national identity. Drama: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious MrsAphra Behn by Alison Joseph. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Yasmin Aiibhai-Brown
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mrsaphra Behn
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Elements of Surprise

Oxygen's Poisonous Life Force. Modern chemistry started with the discovery of the gas that is essential for life-oxygen. Adam Hart-Davis learns howthis remarkable element was first isolated by three chemists in three different countries at the same time, and that only a little less oxygen in the atmosphere would suffocate life, while only a little more would cause massive fires to sweep the globe. Reader Crawford Logan. producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Reader: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: What about the Workers?

The War. First in a new four-part series looking at Workers Playtime, the classic radio variety show which was broadcast live to factories all over Britain. Destined to run for six weeks in 1941 it eventually finished in 1964, and featured such entertainers as Eve Boswell, Tommy Handley , Harry Secombe , Peter Sellers , Diana Coupland , Peter Goodwright , Nicholas Parsons , Janet Brown and Sheila Tracy. Presented by Mervyn Stutter. Producer Jayne Gibson


Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Sheila Tracy.
Presented By: Mervyn Stutter.
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Soul Music

The series examining pieces of music known for their emotional impact. The Lark Ascending. Vaughan Williams 's famous piece forviolin and orchestra is an evocation of a lark rising in an English summer sky at the turn of the century. Violinists
Tasmin Little and lona Brown discuss what it is like to perform this most English Of works. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Violinists: Tasmin Little
Violinists: Lona Brown
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Treasure of Sierra Midrumbie

In Simon Little's drama Willie Crawford strikes gold as he digs for a gas main. In the panic that follows, he is preyed upon by various vultures, including councillors, development agency executives, loan sharks and geologists. That's before the council disputes ownership of the mineral rights.
Director Dave Batchelor


Writer: Simon Little
Director: Dave Batchelor
Willie: Rodney Matthew
Ruby: Ann-Louise Ross
Shelley: Meg Fraser
Burke: John Ramage
Hare: Andrew Clark
Reporter: John Buick

: Home Planet

The programme that examines 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

: Comic Fringes

2: The Ex-magician from the Minhota Tavern by Murilo Rubiao , read by Steven McNicoll. When a man can't stop producing lions, snakes or free lunches out of thin air-what Can he do? For detailssee yesterday


Unknown: Murilo Rubiao
Read By: Steven McNicoll.

: Starry Starry Night

2: Rockin' Humber Delta Blues. Memories of the night Big Bill Broonzy sang the blues in Hull, and afterwards ordered "double whisky and chips" at a greasy spoon. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bill Broonzy

: Nice Work

Radio's essential guide to work, presented by Philippa Lamb. Does performance-related pay motivate you to work harder? Producer Penny Haslam


Presented By: Philippa Lamb.

: A Good Read

Journalist Jeremy Clarke and legendary record producer Sir George Martin discuss their recommended books with Louise Doughty. Producer Peter Everett. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Jeremy Clarke
Producer: Sir George Martin
Unknown: Louise Doughty.
Producer: Peter Everett.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Right Time

A sketch show about modern life, starring
Eleanor Bron. With Paula Wilcox , Roger Blake and live music from Neil Innes , and Ronnie Gold and the Rex. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Eleanor Bron.
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Ronnie Gold
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Peggy makes cutting remarks. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Thomas Morris


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The History of the Life and Memoirs of theLate Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn

By Alison Joseph. 2: Marriage to a Pantaloon
To keep Aphra out of trouble, her mother marries her off to an ancient Dutch merchant.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Roots of Homophobia

"Batty boy", an abusive term for a a homosexual, has become a familiar chant on British streets. The term originates in Jamaica where violent, homophobic lyrics are an integral part of dancehall music; a Jamaican song calling for gay men to be burnt topped Radio 1's ragga chart last month. Writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair journeys to the island of his mother's birth to confront the homophobia used in music, and to find out where it comes from.
Homosexuality remains a crime in Jamaica, but as Beadle-Blair discovers, even in this environment, gay people are beginning to exert themselves.
Producer David Prosser.
Repeated Sunday 5pm


Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair
Producer: David Prosser

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White.
Producer Cheryl Gabriel. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Most households have a first-aid box tucked away somewhere, but how many of us know anything about first aid? There are courses to attend, but do we always remember what we have been taught? Would we know what to do if someone had a heart attack, for example? Dr Graham Easton investigates. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: When I'm 64

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

David Suchet reads part seven of JG Ballard's hallucinatory thriller. For details see yesterday


Unknown: David Suchet

: Dave Gorman's Year at the Edinburgh Festival

Comedian and storyteller Dave Gorman has spent every August for the last 12 years at the Edinburgh Festival, first as a penniless student and later as a sell-out performer. As 12 Augusts make up a whole year, in this one-off programme Gorman looks back on his "year" at the Fringe, and at some of the comedians who have influenced his style since his first trip to Edinburgh.


Presenter: Dave Gorman
Producer: Danny Wallace

: Howling at the Moon

The remarkable tale of the late eccentric blind composer and poet Moondog, alias Louis Thomas Hardin, who was a regularfixture on Manhattan's streets in the sixties and seventies dressed as a Viking. Presented by Brian Morton. Producer Neil George (R)


Unknown: Louis Thomas
Presented By: Brian Morton.
Producer: Neil George

: News

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see yesterday 9.45am

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