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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Daily Service

Led by Maggie Roux. Father All-loving Was (Lebet); 1 John 3, wl3-20; Peace, Perfect Peace (Song 46); Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (R Tanner); Love Is His Word (Cresswell). Director of music Richard Tanner


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: Richard Tanner

: Book of the Week: Betty Boothroyd - theAutobiography

For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: Conversations with ... Painters

The first in a new series in which Andy Martin interviews three of history's greatest artists in actors' recreations. 1: Gauguin. Paul Gauguin -played by David Troughton -discusses Van Gogh , women, being misunderstood and his lifelong quest for the primitive. Producer MaryWard-Lowery


Unknown: Andy Martin
Unknown: Paul Gauguin
Played By: David Troughton
Unknown: Van Gogh

: Romantic Friction

Afour-part comedy-drama by Michelle Read , starring Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville.
3: Love is all around-Anna is blissfully happy, Brian is finding that grading sand paper is fun when he's thinking about Anna, and even faithful cockney muse Minnie is happy because it looks as if Anna's new-found romance is spilling over into her prose. But could there be a cloud on the horizon when Brian's old friend Dougie unexpectedly turns up with the tempting offer of building fibreglass ducks in the Shetland Islands?
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Michelle Read
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Hugh Bonneville.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Anna: Samantha Bond
Brian: Hugh Bonneville
Minnie: Sue Elllott-Nlcholls
Bob: Andrew Wlncott
Fertility doll: Adjoa Andoh
Buddah: Kammy Darwelsh
Brenda: Michelle Read
Dierdre: Beth Chalmers
Dougie: Ewan Bailey
Book: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: 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.

: Say the Word

First in a new, six-part panel game series revolving around the English language. Host Frank Delaney 's guests this week are Sandi Toksvig ,
Tommy Pearson , Laura Wright and Christopher Matthew. The programme is recorded in front of a specially invited audience at the Ways with Words literary festival in Devon. On hand to offer a witty perspective on the world of words are the Nimmo Twins. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Laura Wright
Unknown: Christopher Matthew.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man Who Knew Everything: 3: Darling Daisy

Jack Klaff stars as George Lewis, the celebrated 19th-century lawyer who defended the indefensible and never lost, in three dramas by Robin Brooks. Lewis becomes involved in a scandal that spirals out of control and threatens to destroy the reputation of his royal client.


Writer: Robin Brooks.
Director: Clive Brill
Lewis: Jack Klaff
Charles: Jasper Britton
Mina: Regina Freedman
Daisy: Flora Montgomery
James: Alex Lowe
Bertie: Chris Whittingham
Freddy: Andrew Alston
Butcher: Ron Cook
Banks: Jonathan Tafler

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer some of the questions posed by gardeners from Kent. The team also choose trees for the GQT garden at Sparsholt College, Hampshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.


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

: On Stage at Cheltenham

Five recordings of authors reading their work.
3: Bushfire by Kate Grenville. A story about the Australian outback from the winner of this year's Orange Prize for fiction. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Grenville.

: Wind in the Willows

3: Piper at the Gates of Dawn. As evening decends, toddler Cameron Munro goes missing near the torrential Falls of Shin. It's reminiscent of Ratty and Mole's search for a little otter that has gone missing near a weir. They stumble across the pagan god Pan, but who will PC Sutherland find in the dark forest?
For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Yale University academic Hazel Carby and historian Jim Walvin about the life and legacy of the great Indian polymath C.L.R. James. They examine his growing iconic status and his views on politics, history, black civil rights and cricket.
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Hazel Carby
Unknown: Jim Walvin
Producer: Elizabeth Senior.

: Man and Beast

The last of four programmes contrastingthe medical treatment of people and animals. Dr Graham Easton explores the relationship between animals and humans in research and meets the first dog to benefit from a pioneering anti-cancer vaccine. ProducerJuliaDurbin(R)


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Nigel Wrench and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Another chance to hear Douglas Adams and John Lloyd 's 12-part comedy from 1978. Fit the Sixth: Will the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything (to which the answer is 42) be discovered? Will our heroes be able to control their newly stolen space ship and the enormous fleet of black battle cruisers that is followingthem? Will all end happily or in the certain death that has threatened them so persistently?
The book PeterJonesZaphodMarkWlng-Davey
Producer Geoffrey Perkins (R)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The 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
Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The book: Peter Jones
Captain: David Jason
Consultant: Jonathan Cecil
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Oavey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Numbertwo: Aubrey Woods
Marketinggirl: Beth Porter

: The Archers

Like father, like son?
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson Chairs the arts Show. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: John Wilson

: Mary Barton

3: Mary, now working as a dressmaker, meets
Margaret and her eccentric grandfather Job Legh. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. 7: Help, Minister Is our civil service letting us down? With Sir John Egan , DeAnne Julius and Mark Leonard. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 11.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Sir John Egan
Unknown: Deanne Julius
Unknown: Mark Leonard.
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: It's a Funny Old World

Repeated from Sunday at 10.45

: Frontiers

Science series. Cars, planets, people, galaxies - the universe is full of matter. But according to current understanding of the laws of physics none of it should be here. Peter Evans looks at the latest attempts to understand why we are here and why the universe didn 't destroy itself after the Big Bang. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Idea of Perfection

Part8. 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. 5: My Turn to Be Poorly. Brian hits one of the lowest points in his life and considers ending it all at the age of 27 -the age so many other great rock stars had met their demise. But it is also at this point that
Brian wrote one of his greatest classics - which he plays for us - and which was a huge influence on the rock world, particularly Morrissey. Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: Creme de la Crime

Fifth in a six-part comedy series written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. With
Emma Kennedy and Simon Greenall. Produced by Adam Bromley


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Betty Boothroyd -

the Autobiography Repeated from 9.45am

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