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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Katherine Meyer.


Unknown: Katherine Meyer.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue McGregor and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

A six-part series lookingforthe past behind the present, with Jonathan Freedland. 3: Mental Health Charles and Mary Lamb are known as adapters of Shakespeare, yet they each suffered from a depression that had disastrous consequences.
With Vanessa Redgrave as the voice of Mary Lamb and guests Elaine Showalter and Tim Lott. Producer Hilary Dunn. Repeated at9. 30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland.
Unknown: Mary Lamb
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Mary Lamb
Unknown: Elaine Showalter
Unknown: Tim Lott.
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Brain Waves

Claudia Hammond examines the brain's chemical messengers thattell us how to feel, react and move. 4' Serotonin. A look at whether we can harness our brain chemicals to enhance our mood and whether a serotonin-rich diet can really relieve depression. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Daily Service

From Emmanuel Church, led by Nigel Swinford.
Numbers 10, wl-10. Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: A Life's Work

Rachel Cusk 's account of the true nature of motherhood is abridged in five parts by Julia Butt and read by Abigail Cruttenden. 2: Motherbaby "Everytime she cries, my breasts appear like prison warders investigating a disturbance, two dumb, moon-faced henchmen closing in on her, silencing her, administering opiates. "The tyranny of breast-feeding. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rachel Cusk
Unknown: Julia Butt
Read By: Abigail Cruttenden.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield, adapted by Mike Harris. Part 2 Of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Adapted By: Mike Harris.

: Nature

Bats. There are 16 species of bat in the UK, yet the creatures remain shrouded in mystery. Why are they nocturnal, why do they hang upside-down and, most importantly, how are they coping with the changing landscape? Mark Carwardine discovers the latest in bat research and investigates their puzzling Swarming behaviour. Rptd from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: What about the Workers?

A series looking at Workers' Playtime, the classic radio variety show which was broadcast live to factories over Britain. 4: A Different World. Workers Playtime ended in 1964 and with it a unique style of entertainment. This final programme looks at how contemporary entertainment shows compare. Presented by Mervyn Stutter. Producer Jayne Gibson


Presented By: 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

Six-part series examining pieces of music known fortheiremotive power. 5: Over The RainbowThe song immortalised by Judy Garland. In 1939, lyricist Yip Harburg and composer Harold Arlen had completed the entire score for The Wizard ofOz, but struggled to write this opening number. Producer Sara Conkey.


Unknown: Judy Garland.
Unknown: Yip Harburg
Unknown: Harold Arlen
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Barbara Allen

The mystery of love's compelling power is explored in a drama by David Pownall , based on one of the best-loved of all folksongs, which tells the story of high-born Gemmy Grove's obsession with the beautiful young artisan Barbara Allen.
Director Peter Kavanagh. Continues tomorrow 2.15pm


Unknown: David Pownall
Unknown: Barbara Allen.
Director: Peter Kavanagh.
John: Keith Barron
Jemmy: Benedict Sandiford
Barbara: Honeysuckle Weeks
Silas: Adam Godley
Mrs Allen: Natasha Pyne
Mary: Jennie Stoller
Barnswell: Philip Joseph

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel chairs the debate series that discusses listeners' environment-related queries, concerns and fears. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Tales from East Anglia

2: The Vendor. Novelist and columnist
Terence Blacker reads his own story about a farmer who, beaten by economic forces, bureaucracy and animal disease, decides to sell up. Along comes a Londoner with dreams of a swimming pool, attic conversions andthegOOd life. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Terence Blacker

: Gappers

2: Homeless. Catriona Mahoney encounters drink and drugs and their tragic consequences as a volunteer at the Dinas Fechan Homeless Hostel in Swansea. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Catriona Mahoney

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb looks at diversity in the workplace. Producer Penny Haslam

: A Good Read

Film critic Barry Norman and historian Ben Pimlott discuss recommended books with Matthew Parris.
Producer John Byrne. Postponed from 4 September. Rptd Sunday llpm


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

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

A comedy sketch show starring Eleanor Bron ,
Graeme Garden , Clive Swift , Paula Wilcox and Roger Blake with live music from Neil Innes , and Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Neil Innes
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Helen takes Some beating. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Presented By: Mark Lawson.

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

2: Elizabeth leaves for America.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Elizabeth: Imelda Staunton
Mrs Blenkinsop: Mary Wimbush
Robert: Nicholas Le Prevost
Ella Wheelwright: Seretta Wilson
Vicar's wife: Sonia Ritter

: Faith and the State

A three-part series looking at the relationship between faith and the state in three countries.
2: Saffron v Secular. In 1947 the British relinquished control of India to an elite led by Jawaharlal Nehru and the Congress Party. The new rulers used secular nationalism to try to unite this huge and diverse country, and were more or less successful until the eighties when Hindu nationalism became a potent force in Indian politics. This programme looks at how Nehru's secularism sowed the seeds of Hindu nationalism and what the movement might mean for the future of India. Presented by Mike Wooldridge. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jawaharlal Nehru
Presented By: Mike Wooldridge.
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: 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

If the headlines are to be believed, the NHS is crumbling, the number of incompetent health professionals is increasing and hospitals are so dirty, patients are lucky to get out alive. But how does the NHS compare with health care systems in other countries? Dr Graham Easton analyses the facts and discovers whether British patients should travel to France for their operations or whether the British could learn something from the Americans. 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

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

By Helen Dunmore. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

: The Small World of Dominic Holland

Series in which the stand-up comedian inspects the minutiae of life, tonight focusing on the pitfalls and oddities of domesticity. With Simon Greenall , Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito


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

: Angels at the Ritz

Four programmes celebrating the art of the lyricist. 2: Seen Better Days, but I'm Putting Up with These. Angry, funny, sad and sexy- singer Elaine Delmar investigates the words of the blues. Compiled and written by David Benedictus. Producer EnydWilliams Pianist and musical director Michael Haslam (R)


Singer: Elaine Delmar
Written By: David Benedictus.
Director: Michael Haslam

: News

: Book of the Week: A Life's Work

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see yesterday9.45am

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