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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Live from Rome with the Daily
Service pilgrims. With Father Nicholas Hudson.


Unknown: Father Nicholas Hudson.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: McGregorand John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

A six-part series looking forthe past behind the present, with Jonathan Freedland. 4: In 1703, a great storm wrought havoc in the port of Bristol, flooding the Severn and killing thousands, as recorded at the time bythe writer Daniel Defoe.
Jonathan Freedland compares this event with our own recent extreme weather and asks if we are right to attribute such phenomena to global warming. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland.
Unknown: Daniel Defoe.
Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Brain Waves

Last in the series examining the brain's chemical messengers that tel I us how to feel, react and move. 5: Oxytocin. The neurotransmitteroxytocin makes new mothers bond with their babies, so could it also be responsible forthe feeling we call love?
Claudia Hammond investigates. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Daily Service

L W only
Continuing the week's episodes following 100 listeners on a pilgrimage to Rome. Professor
Gerald O'Collins of Rome's Gregorian University celebrates the life of the Jesuit order founder
Ignatius Loyola in the church which bears his name. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter); John 12 w23-33; Christus Factus Est (Anerio);
Christ Be Beside Me (Bunessan); Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Gerald O'Collins
Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Open Secret

The second of five weekday extracts from Stella Rimington 's memoir of a life spent at M15. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Jenny Howe. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stella Rimington
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Jenny Howe.

: Woman's Hour

Novelist Sally Beauman and Jenni Murray explore Daphne Du Maurier 's Rebecca and the possibility that the second Mrs de Winter was the first unreliable narratorin popular fiction. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield, adapted by Mike Harris. Part 7 of 10. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Sally Beauman
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Adapted By: Mike Harris.

: Nature

The Fish Business. The trade in exotic freshwater fish caught from the wild to supply the domestic aquarium market is a growing business, but as it is mostly unregulated, the extent of the trade is difficultto quantify. With very little known about the status of some of the more unusual freshwater ornamental fish exported and imported around the world, Julian Hector investigates whether this wild harvest is sustainable. Rptd from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Julian Hector

: Radio Roots

The first of four programmes in which
Russell Davies traces the early careers of some of Britain's most popular actors and presenters. This week's subject is actress Patricia Hayes. The readers are Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Patricia Hayes.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Soul Music

Last in a series examining pieces of music known fortheiremotivity. 6: Amazing Grace. A near-death experience in a storm at sea resulted in John Newton 's conversion and, some years later, the writing of Amazing Grace. With contributions from Judy Collins , Bob Zellner and Martin Bell. Producer Sara Conkey.


Unknown: John Newton
Unknown: Judy Collins
Unknown: Bob Zellner
Unknown: Martin Bell.
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Honey

By Gillian Clarke. One warm September afternoon Alice goes for a walk, thinking her path in life is set. But, as in all good stories, there are new possibilities around every corner.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Gillian Clarke.
Director: Alison Hindell
The story: Fiona Shaw
Alice: Sharon Morgan
William: Rhodri Hugh
Mrs Snow: Stevie Parry
Mary: Siriol Jenkins
Billy: Steve Meo

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel chairs the series debating 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

: Five New Sparks

2: The Hanging Judge. Sentencing gives a judge a Strange thrill. For details see yesterday

: Beyond Coincidence

2: Coincidence in the dock. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb presents the last in the current series ofthe guide to employment. Producer Penny Haslam

: The Learning Curve

First in a new series of the guide to the wide world of education. Presented by LibbyPurves.
Producer Penelope Gibbs. TELEPHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Sunday Format

The comedy sketch show satirising Sunday news supplements returns for a third, four-part series.
With Alexander Armstrong , Alice Arnold , Ewan Bailey , Tony Gardner , Simon Greenall , Emma Kennedy , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Chris Langham and Vicki Pepperdine. Devised by John Morton. Producer Helen Williams Editor's letter: page 7


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Ann OBErman
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Unknown: John Morton.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

A final word from Joe. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the shortlist for this year's Booker Prize, announced today. Producer Rob Kettendge


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rob Kettendge

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

7: Elizabeth's preparations forthe potential bombing campaign on London gallops apace.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Elizabeth: Imellda Staunton
Pussy: Maggie Steed
Rose: Saskla Wickham
Serena: Rebecca Saire
LadyBlowfield: Seretta Wilson

: Faith and the State: 3: Russia - Lost Symphony

Last in a series looking at the relationship between religion and government in three countries.
After nearly a century in exile, concentrating on survival rather than reform, the Russian Orthodox Church has come in from the Cold War and is trying to wrest back its lost power. But the world has moved on and it finds itself competing with evangelical groups like the Baptists and Jehovah's Witnesses who are also vying for the souls "lost" during communism. Can the Orthodox Church re-invent itself as a vibrant force for the 21st century? With Mike Wooldridge.
Repeated Sunday 5pm


Presenter: 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

Health books give advice on just about everything from diets to terminal illness, but what do their readers really learn from them? While some are indispensable, should others carry a health warning? Graham Easton investigates.
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald. E MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald.

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

By Helen Dunmore. Part2. 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 shopping.
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

Last in the series celebrating the art of the lyricist. 4: Wham Bam Thank You, Ma'am. Maria Friedman. reveals how and why a post-war generation of female singer/songwriters suddenly began "telling it straight". Compiled and written by David Benedictus Producer Enid Williams
Pianist and musical director Michael Haslam (R)


Unknown: Maria Friedman.
Written By: David Benedictus
Pianist: Enid Williams
Director: Michael Haslam

: News

: Book of the Week: Open Secret

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

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