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: World News

: Prayer for the Day-With

the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and John Humphys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: John Humphys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

A six-part series looking forthe past behind the present, with Jonathan Freedland. 2: The Tory Party Split. This programme revisits the scene of a split in the Conservatives which left the party shut out of powerforthree decades. Contributors include
Michael Ancram , John Fortune , Michael Gove , Boyd Hilton and Emma Nicholson.
Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at9. 30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland.
Unknown: Michael Ancram
Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Boyd Hilton
Unknown: Emma Nicholson.
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Brain Waves

The second of a series in which Claudia Hammond examines the brain's chemical messengers that tell us how to feel, react and move.
Beta-endorphins. Claudia Hammond finds out whether endorphins are responsible forthe high obtained by exercise and how they work as natural pain-killers. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of MrKurtz

In Michela Wrong's vivid account of the history of Zaire, Congo president Mubuto is reminiscent of Kurtz, the enigmatic subject of Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness (read in Book at Bedtime tonight at 10.45pm). Abridged in five episodes by Katie Campbell and read by Janice Acquah. Part 2. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Janice Acquah.

: Daily Service

L Wanly
From Emmanuel Church, led by Denis Nowlan.
Make Me a Channel of Your Peace; Proverbs 25: wl7-25; Ubi Caritas (Plainsong); Help Us to Help Each Other, Lord. Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: ClayBullby StewartConn. Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claybullby Stewartconn.

: Nature

The Cane Toad - Pest in Paradise. Since being introduced to Queensland in 1935 to combat an agricultural pest. the cane toad has begun to spread across Australia's Northern Territory.
Emma Rigney investigates how new technology and research might provide the information scientists need to control this most prolific of pests. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Emma Rigney

: What about the Workers?

A series looking at Workers' Playtime, the classic radio variety show which was broadcast live from factories all over Britain. Winds of Change. After the war, Workers' Playtime was still entertaining audiences around Britain and still broadcasting live. Those who took part in the shows talk about their experiences. Presented by Mervyn Stutter.


Presenter: Mervyn Stutter
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson. including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Soul Music: 4: Zadok

Six-part series examining pieces of music known for their emotional impact.

Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet were two of the lesser-known characters from the Old Testament, until Handel wrote this anthem for the coronation of George II. Composer Guy Wolfenden and conductors Robert King and Simon Halsey explain why it has became a favourite for choral societies and church Choirs throughout the world.


Speaker: Guy Wolfenden
Speaker: Simon Halsey
Speaker: Robert King
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Home and Dry

Kicking the habit is a fantastic feeling. Your whole life suddenly opens up. But what about the people who kept you going throughout the bad years; the partner who put up with all the rubbish? Ed Jones 's drama takes a darkly humorous look at how a relationship survives change.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Ed Jones
Director: Polly Thomas
Carla: Maxine Burth
Eddie: Ken Bradshaw
Jeremy: James Nickerson
Rob: Gary Martinelli
Fergus: Gary Martinelli

: 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

: Ruth Rendell Stories

2: The Wink. An elderly woman exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was a teenager. Read by Kathy Staff. For details see yesterday.


Read By: Kathy Staff.

: Dearly Beloved

Padre Stephen Robbins from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst discusses delivering sermons about service and leadership to 800 trainee officers For details see yesterday


Unknown: Padre Stephen Robbins

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at new industries and jobs, 21st-century Style. Producer Penny Haslam

: A Good Read

Critic Barry Norman and historian Ben Pimlott discuss their recommended books with Matthew Parris. Producer John Byrne. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Ben Pimlott
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: John Byrne.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

A sketch show about modern life for the more mature mind. Starring Eleanor Bron , Paula Wilcox ,
Roger Blake and Clive Swift , with live music from Neil Innes , and Ronnie Gold and the Rex. Producer Helen Williams


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

: The Archers

Christine pushes ahead. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Clay Bull

By Stewart Conn. 2: Ellen agrees to teach Joseph the grocery boy to read in exchange for his teaching Gordon about the animals and people of South Africa. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Faith and the State

A new three-part series looking at the relationship between faith and the state in three countries.
1: Egypt- Modem Islam. The Egyptian government has staked its economic and political destiny on being a moderate Islamic state. Yet recently there has been a visible resurgence of interest in Islam on the streets of Cairo which may prove hard to manipulate. Presented by Mike Wooldridge. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Presented By: Mike Wooldridge.
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White.
Unknown: Producercheryl Gabriel.

: Case Notes

Many people worry about being anaesthetised, even though the alternative is far worse. Presuming such fear to be due to ignorance of how anaesthetics work, Dr Graham Easton investigates how anaesthetists can be compared to airline pilots, why Queen Victoria is famous for her use of anaesthetics and how we can all look forward to a pain-free future. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Heart of Darkness

Redmond O'Hanlon reads Joseph Conrad 's story in which Marlowe is played by Anton Lesser. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Played By: Anton Lesser.

: The Small World of Dominic Holland

First in a series in which comedian Dominic Holland inspects the comic minutiae of life. Written and performed by Dominic Holland , with Simon Greenall , Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: Angels at the Ritz

Four programmes celebrating the art of the lyricist. 1: Style and Sincerity. A look at the English style of writing lyrics for songs. With John Moffatt. Written and compiled by David Benedictus. Producer Enid Williams
Pianist and musical director Michael Haslam. (R)


Unknown: John Moffatt.
Unknown: David Benedictus.
Director: Michael Haslam.

: News

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of

Mr Kurtz Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see yesterday 9.45am


Unknown: Mr Kurtz

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