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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Joe Aldred.


Unknown: Joe Aldred.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue Macgregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

Conversation with David Aaronovitch.
Producer Chris Paling. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Book of the Week: The Dreadful Judgement

3: It starts to look as if Charles II might have his own dark reasons forfanning the flames. See Monday for details. Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by Leslie Griffiths from Emmanuel Church. To Thee, 0 Lord, Our Hearts We Raise (Golden
Sheaves); Psalm 142: 0 Lord Increase Our Faith (Loosemore); Now the Green Blade Rises (Noel Nouvelet ). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths
Unknown: Noel Nouvelet
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Betty Boothroyd , the first woman to be appointed Speaker of the House of Commons, talks to
Jenni Murray about her autobiography. Drama: A Monkey with a Box of Paints by Jane Beeson. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jane Beeson.

: Vicars' Wives

A new two-part documentary in which Edi Stark visits vicarages, rectories and manses throughout the country to talk to modern-day wives of clergymen. 1: 1 Don't Do Scones. It is traditionally assumed that a clergy wife should act as an unpaid curate, devoted to her partner's calling. Wearing a nose-stud is one way to counterthe stereotype, while another wife happily shops as her husband is preaching from the pulpit, but most women still feel the pressures of expectation to lead holy lives.
Although women, too, are now ordained, there is still church antipathy towards full equality in a traditionally patriarchal, hierarchical domain. Producer Edi Stark

: Romantic Friction

A new four part comedy-drama by Michelle Read , starring Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville. 1: Lovelorn romance writer Anna is up against a deadline for her latest potboiler, a tale of love, suffering and jealousy. But her creative juices don't seem to be flowing as, after years of having a purely fictional love-life, she's met a real-live man. She's also constantly thwarted by her characters, who keep leaping off the page into her living room to challenge her about their plotlines.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Michelle Read
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Hugh Bonneville.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Anna: Samantha Bond
Brian: Hugh Bonneville
Minnie: Cathy Murphy
Buddha: Kammy Darweish
Bob: Andrew Wincott
Fertility doll/Dierdre: Adjoa Andoh
Brenda: Michelle Read
The book: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: X Marks the Spot

Quiz presented by Pete McCarthy with guests David Stafford , Graham Holderness and Fred Housego. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Presented By: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Graham Holderness
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man Who Knew Everything: 1: The Extraordinary Case of Serafino Pelizzioni

Jack Klaff returns as George Lewis, the celebrated 19th-century lawyer who defended the indefensible and never lost, in three dramas by Robin Brooks. Lewis becomes absorbed in a seemingly impossible case, in which a murderous pub brawl leads to an unprecedented miscarriage of justice.


Writer: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
George: Jack Klaff
Russell: Julian Wadham
Countess: Suzanne Bertish
Victorine: Poppy Miller
Joe Binney: Nicholas Woodeson
Pelizzioni: Nicholas Murchie
Gregorio: Alan Cox
Mayne: Christian Rodska
Manzani: Stephen Mangan
Banks: Jonathan Tafler
Amelia: Sarah Eedle
Sally: Anna Stewart

: Gardeners' Question Time

Shortened rptfrom Sunday 2pm

: The Montana Stories

3: A Cup of Tea. Rosemary Fell is accomplished, popular and rich, but her vanity is exposed when she decides to do a good deed. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rosemary Fell

: McAlpine's Fusiliers

3: The men lived a harsh, rough lifestyle. They speak about alcohol, and the role it played in their community. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Nick Stevenson from the University of Nottingham about Making Sense Of Men's Magazines, a new book asking what the popularity of men's lifestyle magazines can tell us about modern men, woman and sexuality.
Producer Marya Burgess. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Nick Stevenson
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: Man and Beast

The second of four programmes contrasting the medical treatment of people and animals. Between animal and human medicine there is no dividing line - nor should there be. With Graham Easton.
Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton.
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams 's 12-part comedy from 1978. Fit the Fourth: It has been revealed to Arthur Dent that the earth has been built by the Magratheans and run by mice. Meanwhile, his companions have been suddenly confronted by something nasty.
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R) Postponed from 26 September
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Pnmary 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
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vemon
Arthur: Simon Jones
Ford: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Majikthise: Jonathan Adams
One: Roy Hassett
Two: Jeremy Browne
Vroomfondel: James Broadbent
Frankie Mouse: Peter Hawkins
Benjy Mouse: David Tate

: The Archers

Neil relents -a little. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news and reviews, including the winner of this year's Forward Prize for Poetry, Which is announced tonight. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Erin Riley

: A Monkey with a Box of Paints

3: Berthe poses for a portrait by Manet entitled Rest, but she finds his admiration is beginning to grow for another gifted painter, Eva Gonzales. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Eva Gonzales.

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. 5: Capitalism and Globalisation. Are our democratic rights threatened? With Professor David Marquand ,
Suzannah Taverne and Baroness Barbara Young. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Professor David Marquand
Unknown: Suzannah Taverne
Unknown: Baroness Barbara Young.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: It's a Funny Old World

As the Liberal Democrats try to portray themselves as the second party of government. Simon Hoggart chats with delegates and other journalists at the Lib Dems' conference in Bournemouth to find out if the party is up to thejob. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Frontiers

Science magazine. The universe is expanding and, as it does so, is beginning to speed up, with profound implications for its future. Peter Evans uses the Hubble space telescope to unravel new observations of deep space, including exploding stars and a mysterious form of repulsive gravity, dark energy, which could explain why the cosmos has suddenly moved its foot from the brake to the accelerator.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. EMAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Ambassadors

8: A trip into the glorious French countryside holds a surprise for Strether. For details see Monday

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

A six-part comedy series written and performed by the creator of John Shuttleworth , Graham Fellows.
3: Come up and See Me. How Brian's interruption of a recording session inadvertently gave Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel their biggest hit. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Unknown: Steve Harley
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: Creme de la Crime

Third in a six-part comedy written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. David goes back to the 13th century to investigate a fallen monk. With Emma Kennedy and Simon Greenall. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Mark Steel Lecture

The comedian explores the lives of passionate and influential men. This week, Che Guevara. With Martin Hyderand Carla Mendonca. Producer Lucy Armitage (R)


Unknown: Carla Mendonca.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book of the Week: The Dreadful

Judgement Repeated from 9.45am

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