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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea.
When I Survey (Rockingham). Luke 22, vv 54-62. Sing My Soul (Mysie). Come and See (Kendrick).
Director of music James Whitbourn.


Presenter: The Rev. Ernest Rea
Director of music: James Whitbourn

: Book of the Week: Tarka the Otter

3: Tarka and his great friend Greymuzzle face a bleak winterwhere hunger is ever present. An unexpected turn of events leads to great sadness forthe young Otter. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour , .

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Voices from Vindolanda. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Modern Piperacks and Interesting UmbrellaStands

Phill Jupitus looks at the heyday of the weekly hobbies magazine and at a vanished era when men had fun with fretsaws and every chap seemed to be a handyman. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat

A new series of six comic plays by Jim Poyser set in 19th-century Russia and based on the absurdist short stories by Nikolai Gogol.
1: The Two Ivans. In the sleepy Russian town of Mirgorod. next-door neighbours Ivan Ivanovich and Ivan Nikiforovich are best friends, "the like of whom the world has never seen", until one day a careless insult changes everything.
Producer Susan Roberts
Narrator Brian Cant Marfa Ann Rye Demyan Rob Pickavance Gapka Emma Clarke


Unknown: Jim Poyser
Stories By: Nikolai Gogol.
Unknown: Ivan Ivanovich
Unknown: Ivan Nikiforovich
Narrator: Susan Roberts
Unknown: Marfa Ann Rye
Unknown: Demyan Rob Pickavance
Unknown: Gapka Emma Clarke
Ivan Ivanovitch: Griff Rhys Jones
Ivan Nikiforovich: Stephen Moore

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young hosts the biographical quiz show, with team captains Fred Housego and Francis Wheen and this week's guests, Jenni Murray and Michael White. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Making Space

3: The End of Time. By Nicholas Mclnerny. In a prison camp in Dresden in the early part of the Second World War, using damaged instruments and working in a bathroom, Olivier Messiaen somehow managed to compose and perform one of the most extraordinary pieces of 20th-century music. The Quartet for the End of Time is based on the words of the Book of Revelation. Professor Anthony Pople tells the story, while dramatist Nicholas Mcinerny imagines events from the point-of-view of the guard who allowed Messiaen the space to work.
For details see yesterday
Irene Gillian Goodman


Unknown: Nicholas McLnerny.
Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Unknown: Professor Anthony Pople
Dramatist: Nicholas McInerny
Unknown: Irene Gillian Goodman
Schmidt: Andrew Sachs
Desurmont: Paul Webster

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from Devon. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 2pm Great value bulbs and lilies: page 44 Bugs to love: page 23


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Passover

A series of four stories for Holy Week. 3: Passover. By Sheila Yeger. In a story specially written for Passover, a Buddhist who thought she had left her Jewish upbringing behind finds that the memory of the past exerts a powerful pull. Read by Jennie Stoller.


Unknown: Sheila Yeger.
Read By: Jennie Stoller.

: Repeat 'til Fade

3: A Whiter Shade of Pale. From the summer of 1967, Procul Harum 's song that intoxicated the world with its psychedelic mix of swirling Hammond organ, surreal lyrics and harmonies borrowed from Bach. The song's vocalist, Gary Brooker , traces its evolution, with help from mobile DJ Dave Jansen and guitarist Nick Bell.


Unknown: Procul Harum
Unknown: Gary Brooker
Unknown: Dave Jansen
Guitarist: Nick Bell.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Professor Judith Butler from the University of California, Berkeley, one of the world's leading experts on gender, sexuality and identity. Producer James Marshall E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc. co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Professor Judith Butler
Producer: James Marshall

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud hears from the president-elect of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Mike Shooter , about how he plans to make his mark. He also talks about his own history of depression and the programme examines what it's like to live with clinical depression. Producer Marya Burgess Phone the BBC Action Line: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Dr Mike Shooter
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Write Stuff

Another chance to hearthe literary quiz, chaired by James Walton. Sue Limb and Victoria Coren field the questions alongside regulars Sebastian Faulks , John Walsh and reader Becky Hindley. The author of the week is John Betjeman.
Producer Dawn Ellis
Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: James Walton.
Unknown: Victoria Coren
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Reader: Becky Hindley
Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Archers

Ferrets at the starting line. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets Peter Jackson , director of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Peter Jackson
Producer: John Goudie

: Voices from Vindolanda: 3: Messmate of the Standard Bearer

By Catherine Czerkawska.

Julius the standard bearer is torn between his old lover, the ex-slave Paulina, and the outsider Coventina.
(For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Catherine Czerkawska
Coventina: Heledd Baskerville
Julius: Luke Griffin
Paulina: Amanda Root

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and guests Claire Fox, Ian Hargreaves, Janet Radcliffe-Richards and Harvey Thomas cross-examine witnesses on the evidence for their beliefs about one of the week's moral conundrums.

(Repeated Saturday 10.15pm)


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Panellist: Claire Fox
Panellist: Ian Hargreaves
Panellist: Janet Radcliffe-Richards
Panellist: Harvey Thomas
Producer: David Coomes

: Apathy and Antipathy

Why do people in a democratic society like ours feel increasingly isolated, alienated and resentful? In the second of two talks, eminent sociologist of urban life Richard Sennett reflects on people's relationships with each other, with politicians and with the institutions around them. Producer ZareerMasani


Unknown: Richard Sennett

: Elements of Surprise

A four-part series about the chemical elements.
3: The Legend of Devil's Copper. Adam Hart-Davis tells the story of nickel: the hard, silvery, hygienic metal has come to dominate industry, medicine and the home. Chemistry consultant John Emsley. Readings by Crawford Logan. Producer Louise Dalziel


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

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The World My Wilderness

3: Barbary is sentto Scotland for the summer holidays. For details see Monday

: 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

Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters 's bitter-sweet series about a thirtysomething actress waiting for her big break. 4: Love Bug. Cynthia is torn between two lovers: the one who shares herflat and the one who ran over her cat. Starring Llewella Gideon with Brian Bovell , Roger Griffiths , Mandy Knight and Jo Martin. Music by Clement Ishmael ProducerGareth Edwards


Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Lynn Peters
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Brian Bovell
Unknown: Roger Griffiths
Unknown: Mandy Knight
Unknown: Jo Martin.

: The Border Ballads

The Battle ofOtterburn. Michael Tickell explains the history and significance of one of the earliest Border ballads. Producer Lucy Lunt Part 2: tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Tickell
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: News

: Book of the Week: Tarka the Otter

Repeated from 9.45am

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