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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Midweek

Conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling. Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. All Hail the Power of Jesus's Name (Miles Lane); Luke 23, w39--43; In Paradisum (Faure); Jesus, Remember Me
(Response During Prayers) At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). The director of music is Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Banyard's Folly

Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 3: The Clever Dullard. William Henry Ireland was written off by his father as a muddle-headed dunce, but William had one remarkable, secret skill which made him the toast of London society and got him into his father's good books: he could write like Shakespeare. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Paul Collins.
Unknown: William Henry Ireland

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from awoman's point of view. Drama: Freedom's Daughteredited by Sonia Gandhi. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sonia Gandhi.

: A Class Act

The last in a series following the first year's intake in a new South London secondary school. With the end of term drawing near, teachers hope that the hard work of pupils will be reflected in their exam results. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Out of the Blue

A three-part comedy series by Patricia Hannah.
1:Symmetries.The embalmed sleep in the Kremlin of Vladimir Illyich Lenin is aboutto be disturbed as he sets off on an unexpected journey.
Director/Producer Gaynor Macfarlane (R)


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Unknown: Vladimir Illyich Lenin
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane
Vera: Julie Austin
Lenin: James Bryce
Sadie Carol: Ann Crawford
Galina/Ola: Stella Forge
Angela: Vicki Uddelle
Boris: Steven McNicoll
Chairman Mao: Paul Young

: 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.

: Parliamentary Questions

A new six-part series of the panel game that reveals the lighter side of life around the despatch box. Joining Steve Richards , Roy Hattersley and Sir
Patrick Cormack this week are Kenneth Baker and Eleanor Goodman. Written and researched by Hugh Rycroftand David Spicer. Producer Simon Nicholls MPs on FM: page 11


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Kenneth Baker
Unknown: Eleanor Goodman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Always the Bridesmaid

By Noel Greig. A romantic comedy with a difference. At the reception after a top notch wedding, two women meet and fall in love.
Director/Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Noel Greig.
Producer: Pauline Harris
Elizabeth: Brlglt Forsyth
Judy: Helen Schlesinger
Robert: Russell Dixon
Dorothy: Maxine Burth
Peter: John Griffin
Glenford/Rufus: Robbie Gee
Sarah: Claire Benedict
Helen: Christine Roberts

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Nigel Colborn answer some questions posed by members of the South Holderness Garden Club, near Hull. The
Chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened rpt of Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Dancing Master

Frank Delany 's story is read by DermotCrowley. Eddie Dance, the man from "the border", brings both fun and jealousy on his quarterly visits to teach the parish wives to dance. One day when the husbands have had enough they conspire to offer Eddie a wager. Producer Gemma McMullen


Unknown: Frank Delany
Producer: Gemma McMullen

: Disneyfied

Phill Jupitus examines the effect Walt Disney had when he turned five classic pieces of children's fiction into movies. 3: 101 Dalmatians - The Real Cruella de Vil Uncovered. Did Disney go too far with his wicked character?
For details see Monday. The Other Disney istomorrowatll.30am


Unknown: Phill Jupitus

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: Case Notes: 2: Breasts

A nine-part series of the patients' guide to medicine.
As well as seeking out the latest evidence for trouble-free breastfeeding, Dr Graham Easton investigates a condition which causes swollen breast-tissue in up to half of all teenage boys. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Concluding Douglas Adams 's comedy from 1978.
Fit the Twelfth: All is resolved, everyone lives happily ever after and pigs fly.
Producer Geoffrey Perkins. Effects and music Paddy Kingsland(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
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins.
The book: Peter Jones
ArthurDent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivem
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Marvin: Stephen Moore
The allitnils: David Tate
Lintillla: Rula Lenska
Poodoo: Ken Campbell
Zarniwoop: Jonathan Pryce

: The Archers

A lovely birth for Ruth.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and explores the history of Brighton on film, from Oh! What a Lovely War to Carry on at Your Convenience. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Freedom's Daughter

The touching correspondence between the young
Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru as edited by Sonia Gandhi and abridged in parts by Rukhsana Ahmad.
3: A Dutiful Daughter. Indira writes to her father from abroad as she travels with her sick mother in search of a cure. From behind his prison walls Nehru is able to revisit places he once knew.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Indira Gandhi
Edited By: Sonia Gandhi
Unknown: Rukhsana Ahmad.
Indira NinaWadla: Nehru Paul Bhattacharjee

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Roger Scruton , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine "witnesses" with different but passionate views on one of the week's moral dilemmas.
Producer David Coombes. Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Roger Scruton
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coombes.

: Brandreth on Office

A three-part series in which Gyles Brandreth (a Tory MP from 1992-97) takes an irreverent-but-informative look at what it takes to enter and survive
Parliament. 1: How every MP has to fight two battles just to get to the bottom of the greasy pole: be selected as a candidate and win an election. See Peter Barnard 's choice on page 134. Rptd from Sunday at 10.45 MPs on FM: page 11


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Peter Barnard

: Connect

Prescription on a Plate. Scientists are developing foods which they believe will help prevent major killers like cancer and heart disease.
Quentin Cooper explores how the latest thinking in nutrition might save us a visit to the doctor and asks if the dinner on our plate can become a prescription for beatingdisease. Last in the series. Producer Alisson Ayres.


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Alisson Ayres.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Persuasion

Jane Austen 's romantic classic about 19-year-old Anne Elliot , stopped from marrying the man she loves by the claims of birth, beauty and mind, is abridged in 15 parts by Doreen Estall and read by Juliet Stevenson. 3: Anne goes to Uppercross and Captain Wentworth draws nearer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Anne Elliot
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: The Bigger Issues

A comedy series aiming to end injustice and change the world through drama. With Keith Daniels ,
Dave Lamb , Jim North , Nick Walker and Richie Webb. This weekthe team put a stop to homelessness. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)


Unknown: Keith Daniels
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Repeated from 9.45am

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