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


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: A Life's Work

3: Hired Help "The deep-pile nanny, the nanny who exists to cushion the impact of parenthood was, I discovered, the preserve of the wealthy." For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest from Emmanuel Church.
1 Corinthians 14, wl; 5-12. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: John Forrest
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Royal correspondent Jennie Bond recalls the events she has covered during her 13-year career, including three royal marriage breakdowns,
Camillagate, the Queen's "annus horribilis" and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. With Jenni Murray. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Part 3 Of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jennie Bond
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: In Living Memory

First of two programmes dealing with recent history. Asians in Leicester. In 1972, President Idi Amin of Uganda announced he was expelling the country's 40,000 Asians, giving them 90 days to leave. Many were British passport holders and had the right to come to Britain. Their preference was for Leicester where there was already an Asian community, yet Leicester didn't want them. The city council put an advertisement in a Ugandan newspaper, urging the Asians to stay away and everyone from the Bishop of Leicesterto the local newspaper agreed. The
National Front capitalised on the crisis and polled its highest-evervote in the 1976 council elections. Thirty years later, Leicester is on course to become Britain's first city with an ethnic majority.
Roisin McAuley visits the city to see how its xenophobia became a model for racial harmony. Producer: Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Idi Amin
Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: A Whole 'Nother Story

A four-part comedy-drama series about a friendship between a man and a woman.
2: Velvet Pants and Padded Bras. Afterthe terrible rejection Cassie has suffered, Pete attempts to convince her she is a wonderful person, a valuable asset to the human race and definitely not a sad old cat-keeping spinster. And it's becoming clearthat they haven't been quite as disinterested in each other's love lives as perhaps they've appeared. Producer Graham Frost


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 six-part series of the quiz in which contestants race against the clock to locate a mystery treasure where the 'X' crosses. Presented by Pete McCarthy with guests David Stafford , Sue Gaisford and Graham Holderness. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Presented By: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Unbridled Spirits

A love story, set duringthe English Civil War, by Stevie Davies. Two radical Quakerwomen who storm churches demanding equality attract the attention of a dour Presbyterian minister.
Enthralled by the beauty and charisma of one of the women, he believes she has bewitched him.
Director Julia Butt


Unknown: Stevie Davies.
Director: Julia Butt
Hanna: Lynne Seymour
David: Jimmy Chisholm
Isabel: Becky Hindley
Father: Crawford Logan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Fiowerdew and Pippa Greenwood join Chairman Eric RobSOn. Shortened rpt from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Tales from East Anglia

3: The Secret to a Long Life. Playwright and theatre director Ivan Cutting reads his story in which an old woman waits for a young man from a museum to record her memories on tape. She discovers that events can always happen to make sense of Occurrences Of long ago. For details see yesterday

: Gappers

Connected. An email correspondence between 18-year-old Madeleine Tobert and her father Michael reveals a year spent visiting a Guatemalan language school, a Mexican turtle rescue centre, a Hollywood film set and aTongan island. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Madeleine Tobert

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortravels round Britain to meet authors of renowned research, discovering what impact their work has made on society. Today, Graham Callaghan from the Open University discusses his research into life inside Britain's call centres and asks if a culture of control is leading to unhappiness and needless staff turnover.
Producer Elizabeth Senior. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortravels
Unknown: Graham Callaghan
Producer: Elizabeth Senior.

: Case Notes

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

Another chance to hear the 12-part comedy that, in 1978, launched the career of the late author Douglas Adams. Fit the Second: Arthur faces a hopeless choice between meeting certain death in the vacuum of space or finding something nice to say about Vogon poetry.
Producer Simon Brett (R)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary and Secondary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Douglas Adams.
Producer: Simon Brett
The book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivem
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Vogon captain: Bill Wallis
Guard: David Tate
Computer: David Tate

: The Archers

A moving day for the family.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on a major retrospective of the work of painter Frank Auerbach. ProducerZahid Warley


Unknown: Frank Auerbach.

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

3: Elizabeth's tour is not as extensive as promised.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Elizabeth: Imelda Staunton
Ramona: Gina Landor
Pete: Jonathan Tafler
General: Christine Rodska
Mamselle: Anne-Marie Duff

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. Together they lookfor radical, practical solutions. 2: NuclearPower Is it the safest and cleanest form of energy? With
Bridget Ogilvie , Matthew Taylor and Don Cruickshank. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Bridget Ogilvie
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Don Cruickshank.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: In the Think Tanks

Repeated from Sunday at 10.45

: The Serendipity of Silence

A three-part series about the happy accidents that have led to revolutionary discoveries in science. 2: Miracle Microbes to Superbugs and other
"Animalcules Simon Singh explores bacteriology - from penicillin to a heat-loving bacterium which could provide the world with a cheap and "green" " fuel. The readers are James Bryce and Crawford Logan. Producer Monise Durrani. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Unknown: James Bryce
Unknown: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Monise Durrani.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

By Helen Dunmore. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

: The In Crowd

Last in the six-part sketch show from the Comedy Store in Manchester, starring Smug Roberts ,
Kate Ward , Robin Ince and Helen Moon. Dot is still finding it impossible to have a sensible conversation with Millie. Producer Graham Frost


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

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

Last in the comedy series in which cartoonist Steven Appleby takes an abnormal look at everyday life. 6: Normal Work. Pondering on why he became a cartoonist instead of getting a "properjob" proves to be rather more dangerous and revealing than
Appleby intended. With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and 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.

: Mark Steel Lecture

Five comedy lectures exploring the lives of passionate men whose ideas shaped their generation. This week, the Greek philosopher
Aristotle. 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: A Life's Work

Repeated from 9.45am. FordetailsseeMonday9.45am

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