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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Live from Rome with the Daily
Service pilgrims. With Dr Judith Champ.


Unknown: Dr Judith Champ.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue McGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Alison Hughes. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Daily Service

From the Basilica of St Paul 's Outside the Walls, Rome. Continuing this week's listener pilgrimage to Rome, the Rev Roy Jenkins reflects on the life of St Paul at the site regarded as the apostle's burial place. I'm Not Ashamed To Own My Lord (Jackson); Romans 1 w8-17; Jubilate (Frisina); We Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda); Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: St Paul
Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Open Secret

Five weekday extracts from Stella Rimington's memoir of a life spent at MI5, where she worked her way up to head of the agency. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Jenny Howe. Part 3. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Stella Rimington
Abridged by: Neville Teller
Reader: Jenny Howe.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Part 8 Of 10. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: In Living Memory

Second of three historical documentaries.
Flixborough. Roisin McAuley examines the events of June 1974 when the Rixborough chemical plant in north Lincolnshire exploded. The biggest explosion in Britain since the Second World War, it killed 29 people and injured hundreds more. An official inquiryfound the factory had been modified by unqualified staff, but mostly put the accident down to bad luck. Some scientists still think this was wrong and want the inquiry reopened. Producer: Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: A Whole 'Nother Story

Amanda Murphy 's four-part comedy-drama series about a "friendship" between a man and a woman. 3: Cassie and Pete launch into the world of dating agencies. Cassie's blind date is Simon. He sounds attractive, but his occupation is shrouded in mystery. Meanwhile, Pete's blind date leads him to realise a few things about Cassie who in turn has been realising a few things about Pete. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Amanda Murphy
Producer: Graham Frost
Cassie: Debra Stephenson
Pete: Dave Lamb

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: 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 John Sergeant, Fred Housego and Robin Bush.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Presenter: Pete McCarthy
Guest: John Sergeant
Guest: Fred Housego
Guest: Robin Bush
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Matter of Interpretation

Peter Morgan's drama, which won last year's
Society of Authors award.for best new play. Ivo, an interpreter in the Bosnian war, waits in the Hague to give evidence against a fellow Croatian accused of war crimes. But what is the whole truth?
Director Alison Hindell


Director: Alison Hindell
Ivo: Davor Golub
Francoise: Christine Pritchard
Jane: Denica Fairman
Hamdo: Boris Boskovic
Bayley: Simon Armstrong
Barman: Robert Harper
Presenter: Steven Fisher

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bunny Guinness and Bob Rowerdew answerquestions at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened rpt from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Five New Sparks

Five weekday stories by Muriel Spark , all previously unpublished in book form, are abridged by Duncan Minshull and read by Sian Phillips. 3: Quest for Lavishes Ghast. Someone has a talent for misunderstanding people. Producer Duncan Minshull


Stories By: Muriel Spark
Abridged By: Duncan Minshull
Read By: Sian Phillips.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Beyond Coincidence

3: Coincidence strikes again. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Michael Hardt from Duke University in Durham talks to Laurie Taylor about his new book Empire, in which he expresses the belief that Marxists should learn to appreciate globalisation.
Producer Elizabeth Senior. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michael Hardt
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
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 hearthe late Douglas Adams 's 12-part comedy from 1978. Fit the Third: After being improbably rescued from certain death in the vacuum of space, Arthur Dent now faces a missile attack.
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R)


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivem
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Computer: David Tate

: The Archers

Ed makes a lunge. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the verdict on Steven Spielberg 's film Al. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Steven Spielberg

: Diary

of a Provincial Lady
8: Elizabeth finally gets a war job - in the underground canteen atthe Adelphi Hotel.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Elizabeth: Imellda Staunton
Serena: Rebecca Saire
JL: Jonathan Tafler
Commandant: Gina Landor
Darling: Anne-Marie Duff

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. Togetherthey look for radical, practical solutions. 2: DNA for All? Who should have access to our DNA? The police to reduce crime? The medical profession for research? With Chris Woodhead, Liz Forgan and Gary Slapper.
Producer Helen Wilson.


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Chris Woodhead
Unknown: Liz Forgan
Unknown: Gary Slapper
Producer: Helen Wilson

: In the Think Tanks

Dennis Sewell visits the leading thinktanks and research institutes. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: The Serendipity of Science

Last in a series about the happy accidents that have led to revolutionary discoveries in science.
3:Infrared, Gamma Rays and Everything in Between. Simon Singh tells the stories behind types of radiation which have changed the world of physics, including infrared, x-rays and gamma rays and the microwave oven. Readers James Bryce and Crawford Logan Producer Amanda Hargreaves. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Readers: James Bryce
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

By Helen Dunmore. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

: Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll

A six-part comedy series written and performed by the creator of John Shuttleworth , Graham Fellows. In a series of lectures, rock musicologist and part-time media studies tutor Brian Appleton attempts to assert his rightful place in the music history books. 1: Eight Miles Low. Charting the beginnings of Brian's influence on the rock world when, as a young boy, he met apprentice gravedigger Rod Stewart in H ighgate cemetery and, with the help of a maggot, gave him the idea for Maggie May. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Unknown: Brian Appleton
Unknown: Rod Stewart
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Creme de la Crime

First in a six-part comedy series written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.
Michael Feydeau , alias television's Inspector Niblett, and crime expert David Pershore go on a thrillingjourney through the history of crime. With Emma Kennedy and Simon Greenall. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Michael Feydeau
Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Wheel of Fortune

Radio 4's half of the interactive drama broadcast simultaneously with Radio 3 and on the internet at [web address removed]. For full details see Radio 3 at 11.30pm. Configuration 1: Transmission Control Penhaligon and the Thirty-Three Banana Problem.


Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Executive Producer: Paul Schlesinger
T: Sophie Okonedo
Leonard: Miles Anderson
Steve: Douglas Hodge
Norton: Shaun Parkes
Zak: Nitin Ganatra
Croupier: Harry Myers
Manager: Nigel Hastings
The voice: Jonathan Keeble
Taylor: Gavin Muir
Barmaid: Helen Ayres

: News

: Book of the Week: Open Secret

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am

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