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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: the Second One Day International

India v England -Commentaryfrom Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann. producer Peter Baxter

: Today , except 7.00-7.30

With Sue MacGregor 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: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: the Second One Day International

India v England -Commentaryfrom Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann. producer Peter Baxter

: the Second One Day International

India v England -Commentaryfrom Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann. producer Peter Baxter

: Taking a Stand

The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to different individuals who, through conviction or circumstances, have taken a stand forwhatthey believe in. Producer Jane Beresford. Repeated at9.30pm


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. 4: Slips of Speech From Freudian slips to stumbles in sentences, errors in speech can be embarrassing and outrageously funny. But can they be revealing too? New research shows how moments of verbal madness are opening new windows onto how we construct language . Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Daily Service

Presented by Maggie Roux. My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown). John 3, wl3-17. 0 the Love That Drew Salvation's Plan (arr Swinford). Praise to the Holiest (Gerontius). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Maggie Roux.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

By Anthony Bourdain. 2: South West France For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Part 17. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: the Second One Day International

India v England -Commentaryfrom Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Angus Fraser,
Sunil Gavaskar and Simon Mann. producer Peter Baxter

: Nature

: Take It from the Chorus: 1: Early Stages

Caroline Quentin , who began her career as a dancer in pantomime, takes a tour backstage to explore the highs and lows of life in the chorus through the decades.

The earliest choruses were contrived as a ruse to lure audiences with a glimpse of leg. They spawned whole armies of girls wanting to sing and dance, and by the thirties every town had its own pantomime with chorus dancers and singers displaying varying degrees of talent. But the cramped changing areas and low rates of pay gave rise to an enduring camaraderie among chorus men and women.
Bring on the dancing girls: page 10


Presenter: Caroline Quentin
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: 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

Alyn Shipton concludes his history of music publishing with an examination of how technological developments have driven changes in the way music is commissioned for publication. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Kings

Five plays telling the story of King David's reign. 2: Hazar's Chicken. By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Bone, a young shepherd boy, meets David in the desert and is persuaded to act as his spy, seeking out King Saul's troops. In a night-time raid, David steals Saul's spear.
With Christopher Godwin and Carl Prekopp. Music by Sylvia Hallett. Musicians Sylvia Hallet , Paul Clarvis , Dirk Campbell Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Carl Prekopp.
Music By: Sylvia Hallett.
Musicians: Sylvia Hallet
Musicians: Paul Clarvis
Musicians: Dirk Campbell
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Bone: Tony Marshall
David: Adam Levy
Hazar: Ewan Bailey
Abner: David Timson
Saul: Gerard Murphy
Abigail: Helen Longworth

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick.

: Five Tales from the American Outback

2: The Stolen Appaloosa. By Paul M Levitt and Elissa Guralnick. Can Cawanemux outwit the medicine man who has stolen his magic horse? Read by Kim Snyder. Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Paul M Levitt
Unknown: Elissa Guralnick.
Read By: Kim Snyder.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Tall Ship to Antarctica

The second report from the audio log of ToddJarrell. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

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


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

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a new series of the intelligent guide to the wide world of learning.
Producer Sukey Firth. PHONE: [number removed]. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Absolute Power

Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin
Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe. Charles decides that Martin needs a challenge and determines to find him the most difficult and demanding client that
Prentiss McCabe has ever taken on - in the form of a disgraced and odious tennis star. However, Charles finds himself trying to rescue the career of a disgraced Labour minister. With Beth Chalmers , Tony Gardner , Tom George , Siobhan Hayes , Chris Pavlo and David Timson. Written by MarkTavener. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe.
Unknown: Prentiss McCabe
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: Siobhan Hayes
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: David Timson.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Bad news for the village. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. 17: Paris is on the brink of revolution and Marius and his friends are determined to play a role. Dramatized by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Fordetails see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo.
Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.

: File on 4

Is Government accountability being compromised by its increasing reliance on the private sector? Mark Whitaker uncovers worrying evidence of the extent to which people are being kept in the dark on issues ranging from public spending to health and safety, because information is "commercially confidential". Producer Andy Denwood. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Andy Denwood.

: 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

Why Do They Do That?What have you always wanted to ask your doctor, but were too afraid to ask? Not about your illness or symptoms, but aboutthe rituals and traditions which you and the medical profession take for granted. Dr Graham Easton can get some straight answers for you from a panel of experts. Producer Paula McGrath.


Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine

Another in the series of narrative poems.
2. The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Andrew Sachs reads Robert Browning's vivid re-telling of the Brothers Grimm tale. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Robert Browning
Producer: Sara Davies

: Things Can Only Get Better

John O'Farrell 's four-part personal account of life as a Labour supporter during the Conservative government of 1979-97. With John O'Farrell , Jack Dee , Doon MacKichan and Tony Hawks. 2: 1983-6. The miner's strike, Kinnock "lancing the boil of militant", and Scotch eggs. Producer LucyArmitage


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Doon MacKichan

: News

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

2: South West France. Buttery baguettes, sugar-powdered waffles, and citron presse. Written and read by Anthony Bourdain. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Anthony Bourdain.

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