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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: FarmingToday

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 forthe Day With Christina Rees.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30 pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Don Lets Go to the DogsTonight

By Alexandra Fuller. Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester. Part 3: Keeping Going For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alexandra Fuller.
Unknown: Penny Leicester.

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Spirit of Holiness
(Blowthe Wind Southerly). Galatians 5, wl6-25.
Grieve Not the Holy Spirit (Noble). Awa ke, Awake,
Ring off the Night(Deus TuorumMilitum). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by Veronica Doubleday and Ustad Mahvash , who are performingtraditionai
Afghan music in the London Concertfor
Afghanistan. Drama: Such Sweet Possession. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Veronica Doubleday
Unknown: Ustad Mahvash

: The Scent of Him

While adopted children and birth mothers are often heard talking about their experiences, it's rare to hear birth fathers doing the same. Jo Morris talks to four such fathers who recall the painful circurnstances of giving up their babies in the Sixties.
Producer Helena Sills


Talks: Jo Morris
Producer: Helena Sills

: The Attractive Young Rabbi: 5: Mixed Fortunes

By Barry Grossman.
A six-part comedy drama series about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Abraham manages to pull off a coup - but Su isn't so lucky.


Writer: Barry Grossman
Theme Music: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Rabbi Su Jacobs: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Rabbi Abraharn Fine: David de Keyser
Sadie: Doreen Mantle
Kelvin: Henry Goodman
Brian: Jonathan Kydd
Su's Mum: Sheila Steafel
Demelza: Julie Mayhew
Plumber/Voice: Nick Stringer

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young hosts the biographical quiz show, with team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego and this week's guests, Gyles Brandreth and Antonia Fraser. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Antonia Fraser.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Nature of Vikings

A powerful story about Chris, a young British
together in an intern camp on the Isle of Man during the Second World War.
Director Polly Thomas
Paul Henshall
Jim Millea
Albert Jim Millea


Director: Polly Thomas
Director: Paul Henshall
Director: Jim Millea
Unknown: Albert Jim Millea
Gerhard: Glenn Cunningham
Creevy: Adam James
Eric: James Nickerson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Somerset. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Tales from the Home Front

Five specially commissioned stories explore the soft underbelly of domestic life. Listen in on kitchen-sink dramas, plumb the emotional depths of bathrooms and eavesdrop on pillow talk.
3:A Power Shower. By Erica Wagner. ┊When ┊you ┊drop your wedding ring down the drain in the shower, is it an accident - or a sign? Read by Teresa Gallagher.


Unknown: Erica Wagner.
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.

: Five Numbers

3: The Golden Ratio. From patterns in plant growth to inspiration for art and design, the proportion of 1 to 1 dominates throughout science, matns and nature. Simon Singh discovers howthis deceptively simple ratio affects everyday life. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to the industrialist
Sir Peter Parker and Professor Robert Sutton from Stanford University about new ideas in management.
Producer James Marshall E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Sir Peter Parker
Unknown: Professor Robert Sutton
Producer: James Marshall

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud looks at a new initiative to promote mental health in secondary schools by establishing peer support networks
Producer Marya Burgess Phone the BBC Action Line [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Write Stuff

Another chance to hear the literary quiz, chaired by James Walton. Captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Gary Younge and Tracey Macleod. The reader is Becky Hindley. Author of the week is John Updike.


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Gary Younge
Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Antony has his Cleopatra. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock gives the verdict on the stage musical version of the highly successful film of The Full Monty. Plus a roundup arts interviews and news.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Robyn Read

: Such Sweet Possession

By Mary Cooper. 8: Anne takes up residence at
Shibden Hall and begins to prove her worth in estate management. In matters of the heart however, all is not so clear. Anne must decide between Mariana and Maria, a young widow she courted whilst in Paris.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cooper.
Anne: Deborah McAndrew
Aunt Anne: Ann Rye
Mariana: Kaye Wragg
Uncle James: Russell Dixon
Maria: Rina Mahoney

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and guests Ian Hargreaves , Janet Radcliffe-Richards , Steven Rose and Harvey Thomas cross-exami ne witnesses about their stances on one of the week's moral conundrums. Producer David Coomes Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Harvey Thomas
Producer: David Coomes

: In a Secret State

Historian Peter Hennessy throws new light on recently declassified intelligence files in Whitehall and considers how farthe secret processes of Cold War defence and security planning are still with us today. 2: Preparingforthe Worst. How government preparations for defence and deterrence would have dealt with nuclear Armageddon. Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Elements of Surprise

A new four-part series about chemical elements. 1: The Story of Quicksilver. Artist's pigment, illusionist's prop and quack's remedy, the many faces of quicksilver are deeply rooted in myth and culture. Adam Hart-Davis uncovers a fiendish murder at the Tower of London as he tells the story of mercury. Readings by Crawford Logan. Chemistry consultant John Emsley. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Crawford Logan.
Unknown: John Emsley.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Test Match Special

New Zealand v England -the First Test at
The second day's play. For details see yesterday 9.30pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Body on the Beach

By Simon Brett. 3: Surely murder is ajob forthe police? Read by Joanna Tope. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Read By: Joanna Tope.

: The In Crowd

Comedy sketches with Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show

The bitter-sweet series, written by Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters , about a thirtysomething actress waiting for her big break. 2: Home Is Where the Heartache Is. Cynthia's boyfriend has moved all his things into herflat- including a strange smell. Starring Llewella Gideon with Roger Griffiths , Brian Bovell , Jo Martin and Mandy Knight. Music by Clement Ishmael Producer Gareth Edwards


Written By: Llewella Gideon
Written By: Lynn Peters
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Roger Griffiths
Unknown: Brian Bovell
Unknown: Jo Martin
Unknown: Mandy Knight.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

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