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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With writer Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

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

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane inteviews individuals who.through conviction or circumstances, have taken a stand for What they bel ieve in. Producer Jane Beresford. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford.

: Please Do Not Adjust Your Set

The last of Ben Silburn 's explorations into the psychology behind moments of madness.
5: Sorry, I Was Miles Away. Have you everwatched a whole news item and realised you'd not heard a word? Or waited for ages for a bus and nearly missed it because when it came along you were daydreaming? How can we make best use or inis mental twilight zone and avoid it when we need to? Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Book of the Week: Something to Declare: 2: Spending Their Deaths on Holiday

By Julian Barnes. Julian Barnes's love of French music is exemplified by three of his favourite singers all of whom died prematurely: Boris Vian in 1959, Jacques Brel in 1978 and Georges Brassens in 1981. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Author: Julian Barnes

: Daily Service

Presented by Norman Winter. 0 for a Thousand
Tongues to Sing (Richmond). Matthew 14, wl-12.
Names They Called Him (Scottish trad). Jesus is Lord! Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Norman Winter.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the American urban folk singer
CatieCurtis. Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.
Part 22. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Nature

Bringing Back the Beaver. Mark Carwardine explores the issues involved in reintroducing beavers to Britain. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Take It from the Chorus

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. 2: From KickingLine to Ensemble. By the time of the Second World War, Britain had earned a reputation for creating lines of precision dancers, and the Tillers and the Bluebells took audiences abroad by storm. But in America a musical called
Oklahoma was about to change the perception of the chorus for ever by turning it into an ensemble with far-reaching consequences. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Bob and Pete across the Divide

Two gentle giants - both octogenarians - meet up in New York City to salute folk music in all its forms. Pete Seeger - writer and performer of countless enduring songs such as Where Have All the Flowers Gone and If I Had a Hammer - talks to Sussex singer, author and collector Bob Copper, whose recordings, publications and performances of his family's s collection of songs, as well as his song collecting work in his home county, has helped to preserve some of the best-loved folk songs of the British Isles.


Producer: Angela Hind

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Kings

Five plays telling the story of King David's reign.
3- The Loved One by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. King Saul, on the brink of defeat at the hands of the Philistines, seeks out Anat, the Witch of Endor, to see what his future holds
Music by Sylvia Hallett. Musicians Dirk Campbell , Paul Clarvis and Sylvia Hallet. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Music By: Sylvia Hallett.
Musicians: Dirk Campbell
Musicians: Paul Clarvis
Musicians: Sylvia Hallet.
Director: David Hunter
Anat: Ann Mitchell
Young Anat: Gemma Saunders
Saul: Gerard Murphy
Sweet: David Timson
Samuel: John Bennett
Eleazar: David Calder
Abaiathar: Ewan Bailey

: 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.

: Lord Emsworth Entertains: Classic BlandingsStories

By PG Wodehouse , read by Alan Titchmarsh and abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury. 2. Pig-hoo-O-O-O-ey! The Empress of Blandings, Lord Emsworth's black
Berkshire sow, goes into a worrying decline just before the Shropshire Agricultural Show. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Pg Wodehouse
Read By: Alan Titchmarsh
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Melancholy Baby

2: Bill's Story. Raised in a children's home believing that his parents were dead, Bill only discovered by Chance that this was not true. 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

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves.
Producer Penelope Gibbs. Phone [number removed]. Rptd Sunday 3pm.


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

: 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. Written by Mark Tavener. In the final episode of the current series, Prentiss McCabe face one of their biggest challenges to date: re-launching men. Charles throws himself wholeheartedly into the commission but finds he is struggling when the best poster campaign he can come up with is the slogan "Stand by Your Man" accompanied by a picture of a man.
But then he hits upon the "reverse message" wheeze. With Tony Gardner , Tom George and James Vaughan. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Charles Prentiss
Unknown: Martin McCabe.
Written By: Mark Tavener.
Unknown: Prentiss McCabe
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: James Vaughan.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Can Greg persuade Helen?
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show with interviews, news and reviews. Producer Martin smith

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. 22: Cosette is convinced that Marius has died at the barricades.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Les Misérables is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www bbcshop com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Hie on

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Presented by Jenny Cuffe. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane . Repeated Sunday 5pm


Presented By: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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.

: Life As a Child

Most parents worry about whether they are doing the right thing for their children. In the first of a new four-part series, which looks at children between the ages of five and eleven, Connie St Louis finds out how children fit into the family unit. Producer Julia Durbin.
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Connie St Louis
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Goodbye to All That

Robert Graves 's classic memoir of the First World War, read by John le Carre. 2: Becoming a Soldier For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Graves
Read By: John Le Carre.

: 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 Jack Dee , Tony Hawks and Doon MacKichan. 3: 1987-91. The fall of the Berlin wall, Geoffrey Howe 's resignation speech, John Major as Prime Minister, and country dancing. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Doon MacKichan.
Unknown: Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book of the Week: Something to

Declare Repeated from 9.45am

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