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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: 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 Harvey Thomas.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr David Cook. Firmly I Believe and Truly (Halton Holgate), Romans 3, w21-6. 0 Saviour of the World (Ouseley). Saviour, Blessed Saviour
(Evelyns). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Dr David Cook.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Auto-da-Fay

Written and read by Fay Weldon . 3: Fay is rebelhous and has developed a reputation for being a bad girl. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Fay Weldon

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The British Patient

The first of a new three-part series in which medical historian Ruth Richardson looks in the other direction and explores medicine from the point of view of the patient...
Patient or impatient, passive or demanding, stoic or hypochondriac, what makes the British patient tick? Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Ruth Richardson
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: The Leopard in Autumn

A six-part comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy. y.
2: Monte Guano, the pettiest of Italian states, plays host to an honoured English aristocratic guest-the somewhat suspect Lord Luton.
With David Swift , Sian Phillips , Graham Crowden , Saskia Wickham and others. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Saskia Wickham
Producer: Helen Williams

: 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.

: Wildbrain

The natural history quiz returns for a new series hosted by Lionel Kelleway. Contestants have been hand-picked from a selection of natural history writers, broadcasters and educators, all competing forthe Wildbraintitle. This week's programme comes from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway.
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Escapement

Phil Weston is a man with a mission. He's got to find a watch - that's all. But a straightforward-sounding challenge soon assumes nightmarish proportions.


Writer: David Szalay
Director: Sally Avens
Philip: Jack Davenport
Mr Spinks: Peter Marinker
Mike: Gerard McDermott
Sir Philip: David Timson
Dr Lugge: Britta Gartner
Mrs Wilkins: Ann Beach

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by members of the Milton-under-Wychwood Allotments and Gardens
Association, Oxfordshire. The chairman is Eric RobSOn. Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Girl from the South

By Joanna Trollope. Read by Emilia Fox. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Paper Gardens

3: The Holy Suburb: Cookham. Stanley Spencer described Cookham in Berkshire as his "holy suburb of heaven." Leslie Forbes peers behind the privet hedges, seeking Spencer's Eden. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor will be looking at the problems facing elderly gay men and women. As these pioneers of the sexual revolution in the sixties and seventies confront retirement, he discovers how they are now facing new battles with homophobia and ageism. Producer Tony Phillips E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Training the Doctors. It takes years to train the medical staff we rely upon to look after us when we're ill. So how are the doctors of the future being trained, especially when the NHS plan has an ambitious target of providing 15,000 more doctors by 2008? Dr Graham Easton brings you the latest on how the doctors of the future - and the present - are beingtrained.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: 4 at the Store

Ross Noble hosts an evening of stand-up comedy from the Comedy Store in Manchester, featuring Shappi Khorsandi , Pierre Hollins and Mark Maier. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Pierre Hollins
Unknown: Mark Maier.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Joe puts the cart before the horse. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in theGarden

By AS Byatt. 3: Marcus's increasingly strange behaviour is making his sisters very concerned. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Are We Going to the Dogs?

Selfishness. The second of three debates about the nation's moral health comes from Birmingham as Edward Stourton asks a panel and an invited audience if the British are becoming less charitable, less likely to volunteer and more inclined to shut the door, count the money and think only of ourselves. Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Later Lives of Prime Ministers

3: Tony Howard tells the stories of those prime ministers who were denied the luxury of retirement by early death and wonders how this influenced their later reputations.
Repeated from Sunday


Presenter: Tony Howard
Producer: Dominic Black

: Frontiers

The End of the Mammoth. Just 11,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, some veryweird and wonderful giant beasts roamed the planet. Woolly mammoths, sabre-toothed tigers, giant wombats and armadillos were commonplace on nearly all continents, but within 400 years they were gone.
Peter Evans investigates the end of the mega fauna and talks to one researcher whose theory that a single, deadly virus wiped them out, is causing waves amongst the mammoth hunters.
Producers Alexandra Feachem E-mail: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producers: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Embers

By Sandor Marai. 3: The old General recalls the strange events of the day of the hunt. For detailssee Monday


Unknown: Sandor Marai.

: La Creme de la Crime

Comedy. Michael Feydeau -TV's much loved
Inspector Niblett - and David Pershore , the crime expert with form, are your hosts for this evening's selection from the vaults of villainy. It will be a heady mixture of murder, intrigue, deception, murder and a touch more murder. The broadsheets described it as "quality nastiness for the chattering classes."
Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Director Adam Bromley


Unknown: Michael Feydeau
Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Director: Adam Bromley

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford

Comedy series. In an act of great cultural magnanimity towards the good people of the north, a specially funded scheme has been set up to send the distinguished-but-hip London poet Sir Ralph Stanza to be poet-in-residence at Salford. As he straddles the streets of Orsdall and Weaste, in his panama hat, blazer and silk scarf, his goal in this new four-part series is to blend in with the people of Salford and express their anger through his verse. 1: The Verse Was Yet to Come. Featuring James Quinn , with Alison Darling , Jack Deam ,
Mark Chatterton , Stephen Hoyle and Jemma Thompson. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Sir Ralph Stanza
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Alison Darling
Unknown: Jack Deam
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Stephen Hoyle
Unknown: Jemma Thompson.
Producer: Graham Frost

: News

: Book of the Week: Auto-da-Fay

Repeated from 9.45am

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