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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue Macgregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk with a new 11-part series of interviews with people who have faced a life-changing choice.
1: Dr Stephen Bolsin was the consultant anaesthetist who blew the whistle on the Bristol Royal Infirmary heart scandal in which dozens of young children and babies died. He talks fully and frankly about the impact his decision has had on his family and career. Producer Liz Leonard. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: 5 Numbers

Five programmes in which Simon Singh explores the history and significance of five numbers. 3: 1:1.6. From patterns in plant growth to inspiration for paintings and architectural design, the proportion of 1:1.6 dominates science, maths and nature. What secrets does this deceptively simple ratio hold in our everyday lives? Producer Adrian Wasbourne. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Wasbourne.

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

2: His first attempts at literature badly received at home and abroad, Wilde embarks on a lecture tour of America where he is hailed as the Professor of Aesthetics. Returning to England a wealthy man, Wilde turns to marriage and children and finds his opinions on house decoration highly sought-after. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

L W only
Led by Dr Pauline Webb from Emmanuel Church. 0 Worship The Lord in the Beauty of Holiness/Was
Lebet; Deuteronomy 28, wl-9; Teach Me, 0 Lord (T Attwood); Lord of All Good Our Gifts We Bring to Thee(Magda). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Novelist Josephine Cox tells Jenni Murray her own rags-to-riches story, which has similarities with her own books. Drama: The Chocolate hewers' Club by Moya O'Shea. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Josephine Cox
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Radio Roots

The last of four programmes in which
Russell Davies traces the early careers of some of Britain's most popular actors and presenters. This week, broadcaster Eamonn Andrews. The readers are Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Richard Edis

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Janet Cohen in London and Robin Lustig at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: The Real History of Opera

Huw Edwards uncovers the real-life history behind the stories offourfavourite operas. 3: The Flying Dutchman. The young Wagner put most of his life story into this opera, including his poverty, escape from creditors, rejection by the musical establishment and public and his longing forthe right woman. He also added some of the radical ideology sweeping Europe at the time, making The Hying Dutchman one of the great revolutionary statements in the genre. Producer Martin Smith


Producer: Martin Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World

Louis de Bernieres's homage to Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood is set in Earlsfield in South London, where the author lived for many years. Early one Sunday morning posh Katy sings in the bath. Her cool contralto negotiates the louvres, is filtered by the leaves of hornbeam, and glides above the broken tiles and peeling sills of Earlsfield, at the centre of the world.
With Fenella Fielding, Burt Kwouk, Katy Emck, Brian Gear, Val Lorraine, Bill Wallis, Simon Armstrong, Sally Cookson, David Brooks and John Hartley


Writer: Louis de Bernieres
Director: Kate McAll
Narrator: Robert Powell
Music: Will Gregory
Director: Kate McAll
Ingrid: Joan Sims
Eric: Michael Elphick
Annie: Maggie Steed
Bert: Patrick Malahide
[Actor]: Burt Kwouk
[Actress]: Katy Emck
[Actor]: Brian Gear
[Actress]: Val Lorraine
[Actor]: Bill Wallis
[Actor]: Simon Armstrong
[Actress]: Sally Cookson
[Actor]: David Brooks
[Actor]: John Hartley

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates listeners' historical queries. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick-LETTERS: [address removed] EMAIL: Making.History@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett

: Something out of Nothing

2: Learning to Speak Klingon by Catherine Merriman. Lestyn and Dale have created full and busy lives with few resources, but Mrs Mouse and her husband are not so lucky. Read by Dorien Thomas. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Catherine Merriman.
Unknown: Mrs Mouse
Read By: Dorien Thomas.

: Water Story

2: Flow. The life of a raindrop, the course of the Rio Grande and the flow of water through the centuries are covered in a look at the science, art and poetry Of water. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world Of business. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves.
Producer Penelope Gibbs. TELEPHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: the.learning.curve@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

: PM

: The Sunday Format

Concluding a four-part series of the comedy show satirising Sunday newspaper supplements. Frank
Doors spends a day as a policeman. 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


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

: The Archers

William is adamant. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Today's programme includes a report on how Hollywood producers attempt to reassemble star casts when a hit film demands a sequel. Producer Tom Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tom Morris

: The Chocolate Lovers' Club

2: Following her mother, it's Rosie's turn to tell her tale of how her 21st birthday party nearlydidn't happen. For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

Financial auditing is a multi-billion pound industry in the UK. Fran Abrams asks how effective the major accountancy companies are in protecting investors and shareholders from fraud and financial mismanagement. Producer David Lewis. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Producer: David Lewis.

: In Touch

A special 40th-anniversary edition of the magazine for blind and partially sighted people in which listeners discuss the most significant advances in their lives over the past 40 years. With Peter White. Producers Mohini Patel and Jayne Egerton. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producers: Mohini Patel
Producers: Jayne Egerton.

: Harsh Realities

The second programme in the series that looks at the difficult choices health-care professionals make. Niall Dickson and guests discuss how hospitals and the medical professions deal with adverse incidents - such as who is to blame when the death rate following certain operations is very high or nurses are found guilty of abusing elderly patients - and if it is always the doctors and nurses who should be held responsible when things go wrong.
Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Niall Dickson
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Idea of Perfection

Part2. For details see yesterday

: The Small World of Dominic Holland

In this last episode comedian Dominic Holland points out the pitfalls of growing up, becoming an adult and having children. With Simon Greenall ,
Sally Grace and Dave Lamb. Producer Maria Esposito


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

: All Night Long

Alan Dein concludes his two-part history of the birth of British beat music with those who followed in the wake of the Beatles. In 1961, Hamburg was the proving ground for British bands, where gangsters, drugs and debauchery amid the red lights of the Reeperbahn clashed with pop legends, burnouts and Shooting Stars. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar

Wilde Repeated from 9.45am

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