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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Midsummer Midweek

An eclectic assembly of guests joins David Aaronovitch for I ively conversation.
Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. Lord, forthe Years (Lord of the Years); Colossians 1, w9-20; 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore); Come, Ye Faithful , Raise the Anthem (Neander). With the John Powell Singers. Directorof music John Powell.


Unknown: Ye Faithful
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Written and read by Penelope Lively. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Penelope Lively.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Jenni Murray.
Drama: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn by Alison Joseph. Part 3. (Drama repeated at 7.45pm)


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Author (The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn): Alison Joseph.

: All Play and No Work

Is work about the pursuit of dreams or paying the mortgage? In the first of a new three-part series Sara Parker examines the changing impact of work over a year in the life of four generations of the same family. John and Sue have escaped the rat race to live in Cornwall. John's brother Hamilton has spent all his working life as a manager with the same bank. Which of them has got the balance right?


Presenter: Sara Parker
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: 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.
3: Complete with Wipeable Cover. This week Bob spies on Nadine Kirkman , the gently warbling voice behind Victoriana Trinkets, the business that sells everything Victoriana - from the Mr Grimsby Easter pussycat fish slice to the Victorian chimney sweep glow-in-the-dark- teasmade. But someone is determined to ruin her reputation. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: David Holt.
Unknown: Bob Braithwaite
Unknown: Nadine Kirkman
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Charlotte Smith.


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 chair to call order on opposing team captains Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormack MP. Their guests this week are Times columnist Anthony Howard and former
Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Nigel Lawson.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Devil's Music

The conclusion of Alan Plater's three dramas, inspired by the Women's Jazz Archive.
Beacons. Megan's search for the roots of a melody she keeps playing comes full circle when her grandmother arranges a surprise.


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
Loudin: Don Warrington
Michael: Phylip Harries
Mickey: Joe Caffrey

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster answer questions putto them by gardeners in Merseyside. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened repeat from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Comic Fringes

3: Ted Hughes and the Fancy Rabbit by Patricia Hannah , read by Vivienne Dixon. A pet goes missing duringa poetry readingjust as the buffet serves rabbit tartlets. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Patricia Hannah
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.

: Starry Starry Night

3: Les Copains d'Abord. Troubador
Georges Brassons makes a rare appearance outside France to work his magic in Cardiff. For details see Monday


Unknown: Georges Brassons

: Thinking Allowed: Tradition and Change

Laurie Taylor travels round Britain to meet authors of renowned research, discovering what impact their work has made on society.

How two surveys of Banbury reveal the social forces that have shaped life in our towns over the past 50 years.
E-Mail: [email address removed]


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Elizabeth Senior

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mairand

: Faithful Departed

The conclusion of 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.
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
ta: Anna Manahan
Bridgey: Marcella Riordan
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Finbar: Mark Lambert
Jeff: Nell Brand
Aloysius: Harry Towb

: The Archers

Eddie has pigs rampant. Rptdtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

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

By Alison Joseph. 3: The She-Spy. Aphra is sent to Antwerp by Charles II to spy on the Dutch in the Anglo-Dutch wars. For details see Monday. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: The Law in Question

Marcel Berlins chairs the programme in which members of the public pittheirwits against the professionals. Planning. The law comes to your own backyard in decisions about planning and the environment. But how does it work?
Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: Power

Legendary historian AJP Taylor was fascinated by the changing role of the prime minister.
Professor Peter Clarke introduces recently unearthed recordings of the great man's lectures for university students. William Ewart Gladstone. Gladstone started as a high Tory and became a radical when he advanced into old age. Producer Matt Thompson


Introduces: Professor Peter Clarke
Unknown: William Ewart Gladstone.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Living with Pain

An exploration of the different ways people react to pain, presented by Geoff Watts. Acute Pain. Be it the pain from childbirth, sports injuries or migraines, Watts looks at the ways in which people cope with pain, and the variety of methods used to combat it, from drugs to behavioural strategies to hypnosis. Producer Paula McGrath. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk
Health: page 18


Presented By: 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

ByJG Ballard. Part 8. For details see Monday

: The In Crowd

A six-part sketch show from Manchester, starring Smug Roberts , Kate Ward , Robin Ince and Helen Moon. "My dad said William Tell had shot the apple off Newton's head just as it hit him, so Newton thought gravity was a sideways force -that's why we slide about in bed." Producer Graham Frost


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

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

Cartoonist Steven Appleby takes an abnormal look at everyday life in this comedy series. Normal Death This week he sells his soul to the Devil in the hope of securing eternal life. The main side effect is that he becomes rather like a certain Hollywood icon. With Mark Perry as Steven Appleby , featuring
Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Betts
Unknown: Rosalind Paul.
Director: Toby Swift

: Absolute Power

Mark Tavener 's comedy stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. This week Charles decides to help the case for prison reform, while Martin takes on the much greater challenge of helping Delia Smith change her image. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greig , Beth Chalmers and Clare Corbett.
Producer Dawn Ellis. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Mark Tavener
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird.
Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tamsin Greig
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Clare Corbett.
Producer: Dawn Ellis.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Repeated from 9.45am

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