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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Alan Little and James Naughtie.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Satish Kumar.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Satish Kumar.

: The Long View: 3: Sentencing

Should mobile-phone thieves be sent to prison? Should some criminals go to jail only at weekends? Jonathan Freedland is joined by Robert Hardy to explore the rights and wrongs of tough sentencing.
(Rptd at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland
Guest: Robert Hardy
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Inner-City Sanctum

Geeta Gury-Murthy explores notions of faith and how they relate to urban life. 3: Prince of Synagogues
The 19th-century synagogue in Toxteth, Liverpool, has fallen on hard times. But Rabbi Ariel Abel and Rate Dorfman, the 92-year-old leader of the choir, have their own ways of maintaining it. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Geeta Gury-Murthy
Unknown: Rabbi Ariel Abel
Unknown: Rate Dorfman
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Book of the Week: Don't Let' s Go to the Dog*Tonight

By Alexandra Fuller. Part2: Olivia. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alexandra Fuller.

: Daily Service

Presented by Peter Firth. God Be in My Hand
(Walford Davies ). Proverbs 4, wlO-18. Father,
Hearthe Prayer We Offer (Sussex). Open Thou
Mine Eyes (Rutter). The Spiritto Set Us Free. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Peter Firth.
Unknown: Walford Davies
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Such Sweet Possession
Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Lost Worlds

Yvonne Ellis presents a three-part series lookingat the lives of American Indians in the 21st century.
2: Although revered by the Blackfoottribe, the fox was eradicated from their reservation in north-east Montana through hunting and habitat loss.
Nowthe community is reintroducing it, in the hope that it will return to its ecological and cultural niche. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Double Trouble: 5: The Two Ronnies

Last in the series looking at comedy double acts.
Brought together on the sixties classic, "The Frost Report", their talent soon became apparent. Stuart Maconie asks what made this unlikely pairing so Special.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours
PHONE: [number removed] UNES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Playing for Real

In the final programme, five former students of the Royal College of Music in London meetto perform a piece specially arranged by cellist Martin Radford.
The class of '93 talk to Charlotte Monta about where their careers have taken them, including
LOS Angeles and Germany. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Martin Radford.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Nightcap

By Laura Watson. "Sleep pretty children, do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby, goes the song, but nine-year-old Tom is shaken from his sleep by a ghostly presence - one that looks set to destroy his whole family. A haunting play from a new writer.
Director Sarah Brown


Unknown: Laura Watson.
Director: Sarah Brown
Tom: Daniel Anthony
Jill: Tracy Wiles
Greg: Roger May
Matt: Joshua Phillips
Simon: Francis Gahan
Mr Walker: Stephen Critchlow
Voices/WPC: Carolyn Pickles

: 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

: Tales from the Home Front

2: Break In. By Susannah Jones. Louise needs a little bit of money to pay her rent, but desperation has opened her mind a little widerthan usual. Read by Helen Atkinson-Wood .


Unknown: Susannah Jones.
Read By: Helen Atkinson-Wood

: Five Numbers

Simon Singh continues his investigation into some of the most intriguing numbers in mathematics. 2: Pi. The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is known as pi. From Archimedes to the modern-day Chudnovsky brothers, few mathematical mysteries have captured the imagination so widely.


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests in 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 Sukey Firth Phone [number removed] Rptd Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Acropolis Now

By Lynne Truss. The Spartan siege of Athens is now into its fifth month but the regulars at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant continue to turn up in the vain hope of being served some food.
2: Love. It's Eros Night and thoughts turn to love.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates Robert Hardy: Xanthippe Imeldastaunton
Plato: Tom George

: The Archers

Things are looking up for Ed.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Barry Farrimond 's kind of day: page 146


Unknown: Barry Farrimond

: Front Row

John Wilson presents a profile of Russian cellist
Rostropovich, who celebrates his 75th birthdaythis month. Plus the latest arts news. Producer John Mullen


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: John Mullen

: Such Sweet Possession

By Mary Cooper. 7: Anne and Mariana deepen their bond by privately exchanging vows, but will
Mariana be able to balance life as the perfect wife to Charles and be Anne's lovertoo?
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cooper.
Anne: Deborah McAndrew
Isabella: Helen Schlesinger
Mariana: Kaye Wragg

: French Transformations

France is undergoing a quiet revolution. This three-part series looks at the paradoxes and peculiarities of a nation redefining itself. 1: Breaking All the Rules.
British academic Anand Menon looks at the booming French economy. France is ignoring the advice of the globalisation gurus-yet the country is thriving in the face of worldwide competition. Why? Producer Lucy Ash Repeated Sunday 5pm

: 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

: Secrets of the Medicine Cabinet

A five-part series about the development of drugs. 3: Edi Stark look at anaesthetics from the early days of laughinggas, ether and chloroform, to the latest i ntravenous agents. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England - the First Test at Christchurch
Lancaster Park is the setting for the first of the three-match series. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Vic Marks, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Mike Selvey and Bryan Waddle. Scorer Bill Frindall.


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Vic Marks
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Mike Selvey
Commentary By: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Long View

: Book at Bedtime: Body on the Beach

By Simon Brett. 2: To her surprise, Carole finds herself confiding in Jude, her feisty neighbour. Read by Joanna Tope. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Read By: Joanna Tope.

: Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

What's gone wrong with English cricket recently? Er.... nothing! But Dave isgoingto put that right. Written by Chris Douglas. Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds. Producer Richard Wilson.


Written By: Chris Douglas.
Written By: Nick Newman
Written By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Richard Wilson.
Dave Chris Douglas Andy: Andrew Nickolds

: News

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