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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Alan Little and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson returns with a new series of the programme that scrutinises and demystifies key legal issues. 2: The creation of the International Criminal Court, why it should happen and why it never might.
Producers Bruce Hyman and Barbara Loftus
Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Producer: Barbara Loftus

: Diary of a Taxman: 5: A Forerunner of Mortality

A five-part series in which presenter Christopher Cook and historian Helen Weinstein bring to life the diary of John Cannon - the extraordinary memoirs of an ordinary 18th-century taxman.

His raucous taxman days are now behind him but by the 1740s, the diarist has started making a decent living for his family again, this time as a schoolmaster and solicitor in Glastonbury.
However his newfound peace is disturbed by strange dreams and portents.


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Helen Weinstein
Producer: Jane Ray

: Daily Service

Presented by Denis Nowlan. My Presence Shall Go with Thee (Tracey). Be Thou My Vision KSIane).
Exodus 33 W12-19. The Lord Is My Shepherd
(Colin Mawby). SingWe a Song of High Revolt (Truro) Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented By: Denis Nowlan.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: The White Spider

By Heinrich Harrer. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Heinrich Harrer.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: A RagmgCalm. Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: AHigherPlace

Why are sacred mountains associated with so many faiths? And what is it about those high peaks that inspires us whatever our beliefs? In the first of a two-part programme, poet Michael Symmons Roberts embarks on a physical and metaphysical exploration of the world's holy mountains. As hisjourney unfolds, he discovers that there are many different definitions of sacredness. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: The Palace of Laughter: 6

The final part of the series in which Geoffrey Wheeler visits variety theatres around the country.
The Grand Opera House in Belfast has emerged from 30 years of the Troubles as a symbol of the city's regeneration.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Libby Cross

: 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.

: A Tune a Day

The first of two programmes in which
Tommy Pearson flicks through books designed to inspire instrumental proficiency and attempts to learn from scratch the clarinet and the accordion. Has Tommy learnt to " play in a day"? The results are revealed in his performance of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ice Mountain

By Hattie Naylor. Five women have climbed K2.
None survived. The death-toll rings in her head as Beth packs for her trip to climb the cruellest mountain in the world. But first she must say goodbye to her young daughter.
Director Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Amy: Louise Beattie
Heather: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Beth: Gaynor Faye
Jessica: Freya Ward Lowery
Peter: Ben Casswell
Italians: Ben Casswell

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of your historical queries.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sue Cook
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick Write

: The Perfect Murder

A series of stories about dark deeds and wrongdoings. 2: How the Angels Fly In by Ron Butlin.
"He'd been nothing more than a child when he hacked his way to the heart of the only circle he had known...." Read by Michael Mackenzie. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Ron Butlin.
Read By: Michael MacKenzie.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Young Voices

Five young, dynamic people bringtheir own experiences to bearwhen helping other young people face challenges in their community.
2: Ash's 's Story. A talented young Asian footballer brought up in London's King's Cross, Ash feels he wasn't given encouragement and support by his family and that this, combined with the racism he encountered, meant he never had the chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional player. Felicity Finch talks to Ash about his childhood and the young people he's now working with. Producer Felicity Finch


Talks: Felicity Finch
Producer: Felicity Finch

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb explores the growing emergency-planning industry in the UK. Producer Penny Haslam


Unknown: Philippa Lamb

: A Good Read

Author James Fox and Dr Ato Quayson , director of African Studies at Cambridge, join Rosie Boycott to recommend three favourite paperbacks: Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih , The Heart
Is Deceitful above All Things by JT Leroy and Travels with Charleyby John Steinbeck.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Dr Ato Quayson
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Tayeb Salih
Unknown: Charleyby John Steinbeck.
Producer: Peter Everett

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag

Another chance to hear Scotland's celebrated doctor in Sue Rodwell's dramatisation ofAJ Cronin's comic stories. 2: Who Laughs Last. Finlay meets his match with Miss Meg Mirlees , the stingiest meanest most cunning widow in Scotland.
Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Miss Meg Mirlees
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Meg Mirlees: Claire Nielson
Nurse Angus: Sharon Small

: The Archers

Brian makes a promise but can he keep it? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: A Raging Calm

By Stan Barstow , dramatised by Diana Griffiths. 7: Andrea is in hospital and her mother has discovered the truth. Across town Norma's daughter, Shirley, is shocked by her brother's news. For details see yesterday Rpt from 10.45am


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.

: The Vatican Scientists

The Catholic Church is currently facing some of the biggest challenges to its doctrines. The possibility of life elsewhere in the universe and controversial new developments in reproductive biology pose such vexing moral questions that the Vatican is now conducting its own research.Geoff Watts meets the scientists who work with the Vatican and explores how their work translates into the policies of the Catholic Church. Producer Paul Arnold Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paul Arnold

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Ian Macrae PHONE: [number removed] for more information E-MAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Case Notes

Medical Notes. If you turned up at casualty, you might think that staff could easily lay their hands on your medical notes. But in reality they'd have to search through miles of dusty folders, packed with ancient letters and test results. And your GP's notes are locked away inside the practice. The consequences of suchjumbled record-keeping can be dangerous. Patients' champion, Claire Rayner , joins Dr Graham Eastonto put the records straight. Producer Paula McGrath E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated Wednesday4.30pm


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Dr Graham Eastonto
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Spies

By Michael Frayn. Part 2. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: Tim's Comedy Links

4: Tim Brooke-Taylor's final look at golf and comedy takes himfinallyto St Andrews in Scotland, where golf was born. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: St Andrews
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: News

: Book of the Week: The White Spider


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