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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Tunnel Visions

Journeys of an Underground Philosopher By Christopher Ross. 3: Time and motion - and the commuter's warped perception of both. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Christopher Ross.

: Daily Service

With Leslie Griffiths. God Is Love: Let Heav'n Adore Him; Hebrews 10, wl9-25; God So Loved the World; My Song Is Love Unknown. Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn by Alison Joseph. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Mrs Aphra
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: All Play and No Work

The changing impact of work over a year in the life of four generations of the same family. This week the Wilsons face a tragedy which rocks their lives - and their work. With Sara Parker. Producer MaryWard Lowery


Unknown: Sara Parker.
Producer: Maryward Lowery

: Tales from the Tower

The concluding episode of a four-part comedy-drama written and performed by David Holt.
One Good Turn. From his position on top of the tower, Bob watches the progress of one of Blackpool's top acts - Donna Dee and Tony - as they make their way slowly and painfully up the promenade, carrying an amplifier, several mike stands and a couple of extension leads. Their van has failed its MOT and Donna is not a happy woman. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: David Holt.
Unknown: Donna Dee
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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 journalists Ann McElvoy and Chris Moncrieff. Producer Steve Doherty


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: National Velvet

The Race. The concluding part of Enid Bagnold 's tale of passion and ambition. Velvet and Mi enter the piebald for the Grand National, the greatest horse race of all time. Although women riders are banned, Velvet has a plan. For detai I s see yesterday


Unknown: Enid Bagnold

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Roy Lancaster tackle gardening's most frequently asked questions, including a guide to combatting slugs and snails.
With Chairman Eric Robson. Shortened rptfrom Sunday 2pm


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

: Four New Shorts

New stories by established and emerging writers. 2: Rushpool by Jane Gardam , read by Anna Massey. A farmer has vivid memories about his land and golden cattle, but that was back then ... For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Read By: Anna Massey.

: Jewellery Tales

A look at the development of Birmingham's jewellery quarter, from the mid-18th century, when Matthew Boulton petitioned Parliament forthe city's own assay office, to its heydayjust before the First World War.
For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Matthew Boulton

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortravels round Britain to meet authors of renowned research, discovering what impact theirwork has made on society.
Race, Community and Conflict. Professors John Rex and Robert Moore return to Sparkbrook in Birmingham where they first documented the effects of institutional racism back in the sixties. Producer Elizabeth Senior. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortravels
Unknown: John Rex
Unknown: Robert Moore
Producer: Elizabeth Senior.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Faithful Departed

The final part of Christopher Fitz-Simon 's 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
Ita: Anna Manahan
Bridgey: Marcella Riordan
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Finbar: Mark Lambert
Jeff: Neil Brand
Aloysius: Harry Towb

: The Archers

Grumpy old men steal the show. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson examines the reputation of JB Priestley , as a season of his plays is launched at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Jb Priestley

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

By Alison Joseph. 8: Whigs and Tories. Aphra's outspoken political views get her into trouble and she narrowly avoids a spell in the Tower. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: The Law in Question

Marcel Berlins chairs the programme in which members of the public pittheirwits against the legal professionals. Parole. How is it decided who can leave prison and who must serve out theirfull sentence behind bars?
Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: Power

Historian AJP Taylorwas fascinated by the changing role of the prime minister. Here,
Professor Peter Clarke , Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, presents obscure recordings of Taylor's university lectures. 2: David Lloyd George. A look at the prime minister who was outmanoeuvred by General Haig during the First World War- a mistake not lost on Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
Producer Matt Thompson. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Professor Peter Clarke
Unknown: David Lloyd George.
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Producer: Matt Thompson.

: Living with Pain

The last in the series in which Geoff Watts explores the different ways people react to the experience of pain. Chronic Pain. From back pain to arthritis to cancer, much of the process of coping with pain is a mental one. Watts finds out how pain management clinics are helping chronic pain sufferers use a wide variety of techniques, from medication to art therapy and acupuncture, to enable patients to live as normal a life as possible.
Producer Alexandra Feachem. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

David Suchet reads from JG Ballard's hallucinatory thriller. Part 13. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Suchet

: The In Crowd

A six-part sketch show from Manchester, starring Smug Roberts , Kate Ward , Robin Ince and Helen Moon. "My Dad would fill his mouth with conkers then he'd drink vinegar and sour wine to harden the shells. Next time when he nutted somebody, he splintered their heads." Producer Graham Frost


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 Science This week he sets out to prove that science will eventually make the natural world, humans included, entirely redundant. With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby , 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.
Director: Toby Swift

: Absolute Power

Mark Tavener 's comedy stars Stephen Fry and John Bird. In the last of the series Charles is outdone by a rival PR woman. With Siobhan Hayes , Tony Gardner , Tamsin Greig , Beth Chalmers and Clare Corbett. Producer Dawn Ellis. Executive producer Paul Schiesinger (R)


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Tunnel Visions

Repeatedfrom 9.45am

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