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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: FarmingToday

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Taking a Stand

The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to different individuals who, through conviction or circumstances, have taken a stand for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Please Do Not Adjust Your Set

Ben Silburn explores the psychology behind moments of madness with five of the most classic glitches in human behaviour.
3: Slips of Action. Most people have had the experience of intending to perform one action and then realising they've done something else such as allowing an oven glove to end up in the fridge instead of a pint of milk. Controlling even the most mundane tasks can go seriously awry. How do we tread that fine line between conscious awareness and "running on automatic" for everyday tasks. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Book of the Week: The Road to Nab End

The second extract from William Woodruff s account of his childhood, read by David Ross. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Woodruff
Read By: David Ross.

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Lavinia Byrne. Jesus Calls Us! (St
Andrew) Mark wl4-20. Teach Me 0 Lord (Byrd)
I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord (I'll Go in the Strength of the Lord). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Dr Lavinia Byrne.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Part 12. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Nature

The Curlew. The evocative call of the curlew is inseparably associated with the beauty and serenity of British estuaries in winter.
Mark Carwardine and wader specialist Peter Ferns from the University of Cardiff watch them feeding on the Severn Estuary. Plus what has been discovered by the British Trust for Ornithology about this enchanting migratory bird.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: The Ealing Years

Film historian John Huntley concludes his reassessment of the legacy of the great Ealing comedies, one hundred years afterthe first film studios were opened on Ealing Green. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: John Huntley
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: He Who Pays the Piper

In the second programme tracing the history of music publishing, Alyn Shipton travels to Leipzig to explore its legacy to the history of music. The German town has been synonymous with publishing and the book trade since the 16th century. By the 19th century it also emerged as the dominant centre of music publishing. Its state archive is a wealth of insight into the relationships between composers from Beethoven to
Schoenberg and their publishers. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Kings

True Anointed by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. The first of five plays that tell the story of the reign of King David. Eleazar, King Saul's chief of staff, has been sent by the prophet Samuel to find a shepherd boy, David son of Jesse.
With Christopher Godwin , Sarah Paul and Carl Prekopp. Music by Sylvia Hallett. Musicians: Dirk Campbell , Paul Clarvis and Sylvia Hallet
Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Sarah Paul
Unknown: Carl Prekopp.
Music By: Sylvia Hallett.
Musicians: Dirk Campbell
Musicians: Paul Clarvis
Musicians: Sylvia Hallet
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Eleazar: David Calder
David: Adam Levy
Goliath: Ewan Balley
Jesse: David Timson
Samuel: John Bennett
Saul: Gerard Murphy
Michal: Claire Rushbrook

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel chairs the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick. PHONE: [number removed]
LETTERS: H[address removed]E-MAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick.

: A Collection of Bones

Five quietly unsettling short stories by Elspeth Davie. 2: The Swans. "The paintshop was deservedly proud of its reputation in the city. For here it was not simply a matter of selling paints and wallpaper." Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer David Jackson Young


Stories By: Elspeth Davie.
Read By: Edith MacArthur.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Let There Be Light!

2: Maxwell Hutchinson looks at how French glass-makers brought their skills to England in the 16th century but refused to share theirtrade secrets. He examines their influence on Tudor architecture. Producer Elena Curti


Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson
Producer: Elena Curti

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producers Rosamund Jones and Rozina Breen


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producers: Rosamund Jones
Producers: Rozina Breen

: A Good Read

Matthew Parris is joined by Bianca Jagger and Mariella Frostrup to talk about three favourite paperbacks: In Trouble Again by Redmond O'Hanlon, Taliban by Ahmed Rashid and The Loved One by Eve lyn Waugh
Producer Peter Everett.Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Bianca Jagger
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Unknown: Ahmed Rashid
Producer: Peter Everett

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. Written by Mark Tavener. This week the pair find themselves charged with the unenviable task of trying to help the government sort out the health service, and Charles feels that a "wheeze" involving a llama and a national competition to find it a name is the answer. With Tony Gardner , Siobhan Hayes , Tom George and David Timson. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe.
Written By: Mark Tavener.
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: David Timson.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Bad news for Brian. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from a major new exhibition of the works of Swiss artist Paul Klee , curated by British painter Bridget Riley. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Artist: Paul Klee
Unknown: Bridget Riley.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo , dram'atized by Lin Coghlan.
12: Watched by Marius, the evil Thenardiers hatch a plot to catch Jean Valjean.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Lin Coghlan.
Unknown: Jean Valjean.

: Hie on 4

In the first of a new series, Alan Whitehouse has exclusive access to unpublished research which reveals the real depth of the crisis now facing Britain's train companies. Producer David Lewis. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse
Producer: David Lewis.

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White.
Producer Ian Macrae. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Ian MacRae.

: Case Notes

Hands. We take them for granted, but our hands can reveal a lot about our general health. Symptoms like swelling of the fingers close to the fingernails - known as clubbing- can be a sign of lung or liver disease. Dr Graham Easton finds out about the new, long-lasting materials being used to replace finger joints and gets the latest advice on hand first aid. Producer Paula McGrath. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Excellent Women

By Barbara Pym. 7: Mildred Lathbury : go-between and confidante. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Unknown: Mildred Lathbury

: Things Can Only Get Better

John O'Farrell 's personal account of life as a Labour supporter during the Conservative government of 1979-97. Adapted in four parts from his bestselling novel. Starring John O'Farrell , Jack Dee ,
Doon MacKichan and Tony Hawks. 1: 1979-82. Featuring CND, the Falklands War and a battery chicken. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book of the Week: The Road to NabEnd

Repeated from 9.45am

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