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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 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 at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of Mr

Kurtz In Michela Wrong's history of Zaire, president Mubuto is reminiscent of Kurtz in Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness. Abridged in five episodes by Katie Campbell and read by Janice Acquah. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


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

: Daily Service

L W only
Presented by Stephen Shipley from Emmanuel
Church. The King of Love My Shepherd is; Proverbs 26, wll-19; Wash Me Throughly; Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us. Director of Music: Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Stephen Shipley
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: ClayBullby Stewart Conn. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: All Play and No Work

The changing impact of work over a year in the life of fourgenerations of the same family. The Wilsons find that John's death has changed the way they think about theirwork. With Sara Parker. Narrated by Paul Dodgson. Producer MaryWard Lowery


Unknown: Sara Parker.
Unknown: Paul Dodgson.
Producer: Maryward Lowery

: A Whole 'Nother Story: 1: Older

A new four-part comedy-drama series about a friendship between a man and a woman.
Cassie: "I'm all alone. I've been on the shelf so long, I have to be taken down for dusting. Even Ugly Paula's getting married. Okay, to someone on a life-sentence in a Kentucky prison. "It's still a white dress and bridesmaids".
With Debra Stephenson and David Lamb.


Unknown: Debra Stephenson
Unknown: David Lamb.
Producer: Graham Frost

: 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.

: X Marks the Spot

A new six-part series of the quiz show in which contestants race against the clock to locate a mysterytreasure where the 'X' crosses. Presented by Pete McCarthy with guests John Sergeant ,
Hilary Kay and Robin Bush. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Presented By: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Hilary Kay
Unknown: Robin Bush.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Moderniser

By Steve Waters. When a journalist attempts to uncover the truth about a missing MEP she discovers the obsession and madness that can lie underneath modern politics.
Produced by Mairi Russell


Unknown: Steve Waters.
Produced By: Mairi Russell
Mary: Rosy Stonham
Michael: Jonathan Tafler
Claire: Kay Stoneham
Tim: Jonathan Keeble
Alex: Jonathan Keeble
Peter: Phillip Joseph
Martin: Phillip Joseph
Amanda: Clare Corbett

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in west Somerset. With chairman Eric Robson. Shortened rpt from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Ruth Rendell Stories

A week of stories by one of Britain's leading crime writers. 3: Computer Seance. A medium comes face-to-face with her dead brother. Read by Lesley Joseph. For details see Monday


Read By: Lesley Joseph.

: Dearly Beloved

A weekday series about modern-day sermons. Reverend Jenny Barnes is a chaplain at
Featherstone Prison near Wolverhampton. Her work among the 600 male prisoners includes trying to deliver simple sermons about love and redemption to people who have often never heard this message before. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jenny Barnes

: Thinking Allowed

The last off this year's summer specials celebrating landmark studies of society looks at social relations in a secondary school. Laurie Taylor takes David Hargreaves , now Chief Executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, backto Salford where he spent a year in the sixties observing life in a secondary modern school.
Producer Elizabeth Senior. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: David Hargreaves
Producer: Elizabeth Senior.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Another chance to hear the 12-part comedy that launched Douglas Adams's career as an author in 1978. Fit the Rrst: In which the Earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins. Producer Simon Brett (R)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Primary and Secondary Phase, are available on cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and [Web Address Removed]. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Producer: Simon Brett
The book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Prosser: Bill Wallls
Captain: Bill Wallls
LadyCynthia: Jo Kendall
Barman: David Gooderson

: The Archers

Joe and Bert beat ploughshares into swords. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Clay Bull

By Stewart Conn. 3: After attending her mother's funeral in Edinburgh, Ellen returns to her home in the South African bush. The contrasts are startling for Gordon, who relishes his return to Africa, and in particular, his friendship with Joseph. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Commission

First in a new eight-part series in which Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence on and offer solutions to an issue of current concern. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: Power

Historian AJP Taylor's interest in the changing role of the British prime minister is revealed in a series of newly discovered recordings of lectures for university students. Introduced by Professor Peter Clarke , Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
3: Baldwin. Master of the sound-bite and the intimate radio talk, Baldwin took the bitterness out of Tory politics and the war between the working and ruling classes. Less successful in dealing with the rise of Nazism, his reputation waned to such an extent that he was afraid to be seen in London. Producer Matt Thompson


Introduced By: Professor Peter Clarke
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Serendipity of Science

A new three-part series about the happy accidents that have led to revolutionary discoveries in science. 1: Things That Go Flash in the Night. Presenter
Simon Singh focuses on four discoveries relating to strange glows -from phosphorus to will-o'-the-wisps - and reveals their startling implications. The reader is James Bryce.
ProducerAmanda Hargreaves. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Simon Singh
Unknown: James Bryce.
Unknown: Produceramanda Hargreaves.

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Heart of Darkness

Redmond O'Hanion reads Joseph Conrad 's story in which Marlowe, played by Anton Lesser , travels in search of the enigmatic Mr Kurtz. Abridged in five parts by Katie Campbell. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Played By: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Mr Kurtz.
Unknown: Katie Campbell.

: The In Crowd

A six-part sketch show from the Comedy Store in Manchester, starring Smug Roberts , Kate Ward ,
Robin Ince and Helen Moon. "I used to love shopping supermarkets, me. 'Specially that free cheese you get on the way in. But I always seem to get a piece that has a bit Of WOOd in it." 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. The Normal
Mind. Steven takes advantage of modern surgical techniques to reveal the inner workings of the creative artist's brain. With Rachel Atkins , Paul McCrink , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Director Toby Swift


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

: Mark Steel Lecture

Beginning a repeat of five comedy lectures exploring the lives of passionate men whose ideas shaped theirgeneration. This week the romantic poet Lord Byron. With Martin Hyder and Melanie Hudson.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Executive producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Melanie Hudson.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of

Mr Kurtz Rptd from 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am


Unknown: Mr Kurtz Rptd

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