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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Lee. Psaim 100 (Woods); Matthew 4, W18-22; Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Director of music James Morgan.


Unknown: Nigel Lee.
Music: James Morgan.

: Book of the Week: Good Wives

Margaret Forster 's book reflects on her 41-year marriage to writer Hunter Davies in the light of three very different role models from history. Abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion. 3: When Fanny married the writer Robert Louis Stevenson , his friends had nothing good to say about her. Only Stevenson's mother could see that Fanny had qualities that gave her son life itself. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: 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 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Conversations with.... Painters

A series in which Andy Martin interviews three of history's greatest artists in actors' recreations.
2:Van Gogh. Andy Martin joins Vincent Van Gogh - played by Sam West -to discuss the artist's lack of success with women, his fanaticism about God, animals and art, and his suicide. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Andy Martin
Unknown: Andy Martin
Played By: Sam West
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: Romantic Friction

Concluding the comedy-drama by Michelle Read , starring Samantha Bond and Hugh Bonneville. 4: Brian has gone to the Shetland Isles to make giantfibreglass ducks and Anna's head is throbbing because she has been hitting the cooking sherry. Her book is on hold, her characters are unhappy and her publisher is nagging her for a finished copy. Is there any chance of a happy ending?
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 Wincott
Fertility doll: Adjoa Andoh
Buddha: Kammy Darweish
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 James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Say the Word

The second in a six-part panel game series comes from the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. Host Frank Delaney 's guests are Sheridan Morley ,
Jan Dalley , Humphrey Carpenter and Katie Fforde. Plus humOUrfromthe Nimmo Twins. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Jan Dalley
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Katie Fforde.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

Five-part mystery series set in Dublin.
3: Miss Lonelyhearts by Barry Devlin. Paolo and Tina investigate the mysterious circumstances of the tragic death of a nurse at an old people's home and uncover an unlikely case of voyeurism.
For regular cast and details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Barry Devlin.
Thelma: Marie Jones
Jack: Des Nealon
Janet: Doreen Keogh
Matron: Julia Dearden
Jason: Mario Rosenstock
Kiren: Shane O'Neill
Sergeant: Malcolm Douglas

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Carole Baxter answer questions posed by gardeners from Ballater in Aberdeenshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Graham Greene's Short Stories

3: Men at Work. It's wartime and there are some very important committees, not the least of which is the book committee. Read by Nicholas Farrell. For details see Monday


Read By: Nicholas Farrell.

: The Big Illusion

3: Art in the Mirror. For hundreds of years, artists have played with mirror images. This episode reflects On mirrors in art. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores ideas that shape our society. Producer Marya Burgess. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: Life As an Infant

A four-part series which looks at children from birth to school age. Most parents worry about whether they are doing the right thing for their children. In this first edition, Connie St Louis uncovers the facts about eating and exercise during those key years. Producer Julia Durbin. (R)


Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Fit the Seventh

Another chance to hear Douglas Adams and John Lloyd's 12-part comedy from 1978.

The show that began with the end of the world continues with Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect stranded on prehistoric Earth, and Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin thoroughly devoured by a carbon-copy of the Ravenous Bugbiatter Beast of Traal.
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 [web address removed]. Call [number removed].


Writer: Douglas Adams
Writer: John Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The book: Peter Jones
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivem
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Pilot: Bill Patterson
Roosta: Alan Ford
Captain: David Tate

: The Archers

Undercurrents atthe dinner table.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. With Roy Foster , author of The Irish Story, he investigates how the history of Ireland has been re-written and turned into myth. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Roy Foster
Producer: Robyn Read

: Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrait of Manchester life in the 1840s. The novel is dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray. 8: John Barton is desperate forwork. A long-lost relative gives him a warning about Mary. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Unknown: John Barton

: The Commission

Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear expert evidence on a current issue. 8: The Housing Shortage. With Joan Bakewell , John Blundell and Allan Levy QC. Producer Helen Wilson. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Blundell
Producer: Helen Wilson.

: It's a Funny Old World

Simon Hoggart 's personal view on politics. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Frontiers

Within a few weeks of this programme being broadcast, Italian fertility expert Professor Severino Antinori hopes to start cloning the first human beings. Many scientists doubt whether he'll succeed, but he's determined to continue. Peter Evans reports on the scientific and technical issues and the possible outcome of research into human reproductive Cloning. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: Scirad@bbc.co.uk Beyond conception: page 36


Unknown: Professor Severino Antinori
Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Girl with Green Eyes

Edna O'Brien 's sixties romance of a young woman's first love is abridged in eight parts by Penny Leicester and read by Tina Kellegher. 3: Caithleen has discovered that Eugene is still married but accepts an invitation to Stay at his house. For details see Monday


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Read By: Tina Kellegher.

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

Last in the comedy series written and performed by the creator of John Shuttleworth , Graham Fellows.
6: A Lot of Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing. News of Brian's lecture has finally reached the ears they were intended for-the rock stars who have repeatedly dumped upon him. Unfortunately, his revelations have not had the desired effect and he has lawyers breathing down his neck. However, he does have time for one final rock'n'roll revelation concerning colourful eighties outfit the Thompson Twins. Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: Creme de la Crime

Last 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: Good Wives


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