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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Robert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests.
Producer ChrisPaling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). Numbers 12, w2-8. Lord, You
Sometimes Speak in Wonders (Cleveland). Jesus,
God's Righteousness Revealed (Geoff Bullock ). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Geoff Bullock
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Head over Heels in the Dales

3: The schools inspector visits a secondary school in a depressing part of town. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Wife to MrMilton. Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: In Safe Hands

The second programme in the series following social workers in Nottingham as they investigate cases of child neglect and abuse. Producer Susan Mitchell


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat

A series of six absurdly comic plays by Jim Peyser , sei in 19th-century Russia. 4:The Nose. Major Kovalyov wakes up one day to find his nose has vanished. As if that weren't bad enough, he later sees it walking around St Petersburg- disguised as a state councillor. Based on a short story by Nikolai Gogol.
Producer and director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Jim Peyser
Story By: Nikolai Gogol.
Director: Susan Roberts
Kovalyov: Stephen Moore
Jason: Done Porflry
Ivan: Mark Chatterton
Mrs Podochkin: Brigrt Forsyth
Inspector: Russel Dixon
Policeman: David Crellin
Praskovya: Emma Clarke

: 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.

: The Write Stuff

James Walton is in the chair. flanked by regular team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh, who are this week joined by guests Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss. The author of the week is Virginia Woolf. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Trueman

By Brian B Thompson. A student has been found shot dead - next to his body is half a kilo of cocaine. Is it a routine drugland killing or something more sinister? Inspector Trueman was a macho high-flier until he was grounded by a breakdown. But now he is determined to get back on his feet. Will the case prove to be a help or a hindrance?
Produced and directed by Toby Swift


Unknown: Brian B Thompson.
Directed By: Toby Swift
Trueman: Robert Daws
Riley: Duncan Preston
ProfCreiehton: Richard Lintern
Amy: Katy Cavanagh
Alison: Polly Hemingway
Psychologist: Sandra Clark

: Gardeners' Question Time

BunnyGuinness, John Cushnie and Nigel Colborn are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Budget Special

UFull coverage of the Chancellor's Budget statement, introduced by Clare English . Coverage continues until 5pm.


Introduced By: Clare English

: Tales of Victorian Norfolk

By Mary E Mann. 3: Dora o' the Ringlets Eight-year-old Dora Green had the prettiest hair in Dulditch, but only her mother knew its secrets. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary E Mann.
Unknown: Dora Green

: Growing the Growers

Another chance to hear the five-part series looking at how the National Trust train theirgardeners. 3: Caroline Beck loses herself in Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire. The garden, which Chris Turner enjoyed as a child and trained in as an adult, is now on the National Trust's Careership scheme to "grow" the gardeners of the future. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Caroline Beck
Unknown: Biddulph Grange
Unknown: Chris Turner
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Brian McNair , whose new book, Striptease Culture, examines the sexualisation of contemporary life. Producer James Marshall E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Brian McNair
Producer: James Marshall

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud chairs a debate on schizophrenia. Answering listeners' questions in front of an audience of psychiatric service-providers and users will be Professor Robin Murray , head of general psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry; Cliff Prior of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship; Dr Hilary Foster from the Assertive Outreach Service, Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust; and Rufus May, a psychologist who suffered from schizophrenia. Producer Marya Burgess Phone the BBC Action Line: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Professor Robin Murray
Unknown: Dr Hilary Foster
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 3: The Comeback Kid. Rosie is asked to relaunch the career of an ageing children's TV presenter. With Prunella Scales , Arabella Weir ,
Rebecca Callard , Duncan Preston , Annette Badland , David Wood , Jim North , James Vaughan , Stefan Abingdon and Al ice Connor. Producer Mana Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Rebecca Callard
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: James Vaughan
Unknown: Stefan Abingdon
Producer: Mana Esposito

: The Archers

Daniel's a little horror. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, including the first-night verdict on the latest film to be staged as a West End musical-Adrian Noble's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Erin Riley

: Wife to Mr Milton

By Robert Graves , dramatised by Melissa Murray. 8: Respite from Marie's domestic troubles comes when she hears again from the great love of her life. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robert Graves
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.

: The Reith Lectures 2002: A Question of Trust

3: Called to Account. Philosopher Onora O'Neill of Newnham College, Cambridge, delivers the third of this year's Reith Lectures from the Royal Institution, London. From BSE to Alder Hey and from Equitable Life to Enron, in recent years there have been a series of blows to public confidence. So what good, if any, has been done by all the measures designed to improve trust and accountability?
Editor Gwyneth Williams Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Onora O'Neill
Unknown: Reith Lectures

: Not While I'm Alive He Ain't

3: Brian Walden examines how David Owen and David Steel worked against each other while presenting a public image of co-operation in the SDP/Liberal Alliance.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: David Steel
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Science of Sport

Sue Nelson looks at the physiological make-up of great athletes and discovers how science can improve these qualities. With contributions from
Olympic gold medallists Matthew Pinsent and Haile Gebreselassie , plus Professor Bengt Saltin from the University of Copenhagen.
Producers Peter Newman and Jonathan Murphy


Unknown: Matthew Pinsent
Unknown: Haile Gebreselassie
Unknown: Professor Bengt Saltin
Producers: Peter Newman
Producers: Jonathan Murphy

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Laying On of Hands

Alan Bennett reads his darkly comic story. 3: Father Jolliffe is being monitored by Canon Treacher. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: The Night Listener

A four-part adaptation by Mike Stott and Bruce Hyman of Armistead Maupin's bestselling book, based on a true story. 1: Jewelling the Elephant. Writer Gabriel Noone is sent the haunting memoir of 13-year-old Pete Lomax. Unable to put it down, Gabriel makes contact with its young author and they become friends. But is he getting too involved, too ouicklv?
Producer Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Mike Stott
Unknown: Bruce Hyman
Unknown: Gabriel Noone
Unknown: Pete Lomax.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Gabriel: William Hope
Anna: Briony Glassco
Ashe: Alan Corduner
Pete: Steven Shay
Jess: Stuart Mllligan
Darlie: Lorelei King
Gabe Snr: Jerry Harte
Armistead: Maupin Himself
uonna: Miriam Margolyes

: News

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