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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Sarah Mukherjee.


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.

: 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

: Book of the Week: The Art of Travel

Written and read by Alain de Botton. 3: Curiosity For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Alain de Botton.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Go Forth and Tell (Yanworth). Acts 2, w42-7. For All the Saints
Who've Shown Your Love (Bell). Lord, You Give the Great Commission (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

from 10.40With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden. Part 8. . Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Cricket

Benson and Hedges Cup: Quarter Finals
Commentary on the remaining three quarter-finals.
-- Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The British Patient

The second of a three-part series in which medical historian Ruth Richardson looks at health provision from the point of view of the patient. What makes the British patient tick? Producer Nicky Barranger


Unknown: Ruth Richardson
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: The Leopard in Autumn

Comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy. 3: Plethora decides it's time for son and heir Salvatore to be ordained as a priest by nonagenarian Father Ignazio. 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 John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway hosts the wildlife quiz from the great oak hall at Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, Gloucestershire. Among today's contestants are a botanist with a penchant for "squidge" and a writer and broadcaster who likes nothing betterthan the scent of a dead seabird's wing. They are tested on their knowledge of bears, butterflies and the Seychelles. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bracken Hill

By Hideo Takeuchi from the novel by Kiyoko Murata. Adapted by Lavinia Murray. A Japanese story transferred to 18th-century England. Due to severe food shortages, Ruth is one of seven elderly villagers required to seek survival on nearby Bracken Hill. Exile brings unexpected pleasures as well as hardships but will their ingenuity last until autumn and the promise of a return to the village? Director Lucy Baldwyn


Unknown: Hideo Takeuchi
Novel By: Kiyoko Murata.
Adapted By: Lavinia Murray.
Unknown: Bracken Hill.
Director: Lucy Baldwyn
Ruth: Elizabeth Bell
Judith: Helen Longworth
Martha: Marcia Warren
James: Philip Jackson
Joseph: Geoffrey Whlteheaa
Anne: Bridget Turner
Daniel: Gerard McDermott
Christine: Marlene Sidaway

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and John Cushnie are at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, home of the Gardeners' Question Timegarden, forthe programme's first-ever roadshow. The chairman is Eric Robson.
The belle of the Chelsea ball: page 32


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Girl from the South

By Joanna Trollope. Read by Emilia Fox. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Building Icarus

Rory Maclean celebrates the wonder, frustration and audacity of building his own plane in Crete. 3: Helping Icarus For details see Monday


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: Thinking Allowed

This week, Laurie Taylor prepares for the World Cup finals and takes a look at the relationship between alcohol and football. He talks to Wray Vamplew , Research Professor from the Department of Sports Studies at Stirling University and author of Mud, Sweat and Beers: a Cultural History of Sport and Alcohol. Producer Tony Phillips E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Wray Vamplew
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Weather. Does the sunshine cheeryou upafterthe bleak days of winter or does the pollen it brings mean streaming eyes and a snotty nose? Graham Easton finds outjust what being "underthe weather" means. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: 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, Manchester, featuring Toby Foster , Steve Gribbin and Julia Morris. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Toby Foster
Unknown: Steve Gribbin
Unknown: Julia Morris.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

A close shave for Brian. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock interviews the writer Linda Grant and discusses a film which charts the life of the painter JaCkSOn Pollock. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Linda Grant
Unknown: Jackson Pollock.

: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in theGarden

By AS Byatt. Last part of the first novel in the quartet. 8: Frederica is determined to win Alexander's love and Marcus becomes increasingly worried by Simmonds's disturbing behaviour.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Are We Going to the Dogs?

The last in the series of debates on the nation's moral health comes from Amnesty International in London where Edward Stourton asks if, despite our hopes for a better world, we are sinking once more into a culture of cruelty and violence.
Editor Michael Blastland Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Editor: Michael Blastland

: The Later Lives of Prime Ministers

In the last of his four essays on the lives of prime ministers afterthey leave office, Tony Howard muses on those who have seen their reputations rise and fall with the fashions of the time. Producer Dominic Black Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tony Howard

: Frontiers

Fear is required for our survival, but when it is not regulated it becomes responsible for anxiety and some of the symptoms of depression. As new brain imaging techniques uncoverforthe first time the processes underlying human emotion, Peter Evans examines how seeing our feelings reveals a range of new insights-from enhancing the storage of memories, to the causes and treatments of psychiatric disorders.
Producers Adrian Washbourne E-mail: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producers: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Crow Lake

By Mary Lawson. 3: Aunt Annie arrives to take charge but Luke has other plans. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Lawson.

: Creme de la Crime

Michael Feydeau-TV's much loved Inspector Niblett - and David Pershore , the crime expert with form, are your hosts forthis evening's selection from the caverns of criminality. They serve up a potent brew of deceit, fraud, the occult and a dash of murder.
Michael Feydeau is the celebrity editor of The Oxford Big Book of Famous Slayings. Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Director Adam Bromley


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

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford

The continuing audio diaries by Salford's new poet-in-residence, as he brings a little culture to the people ofthe North. 2: Chips off an Angry Block Ralph immerses himself in the real world poetry heard in a Salford chippy. But is the attractive single mum who works there fast becoming his muse? Featuring James Quinn with Alison Darling ,
Jack Deam , Mark Chatterton , Stephen Hoyle and Jemma Thompson. Producer Graham Frost


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: The Art of Travel

Repeated from 9.45am

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