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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague 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: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: 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 John Forrest. Jesus Is King (Churchill arrWhitbourn). Galatians 3, w23-4, 6. King of Kings, Majesty (Cooper). In Christ There Is No East or West (St Stephen). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: The Devil That

Danced on the Water By Aminatta Forna. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Aminatta Forna.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Frederica Quartet: Still Life. Part 13. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The British Patient

Ruth Richardson concludes the series with a look at how initiatives are catching on outside the traditional centres of the hospital and the practice
Surgery. Producer Nicky Barranger


Unknown: Ruth Richardson
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: The Leopard in Autumn

Comedy-drama set in Renaissance Italy. 4: Fresh from his unorthodox training as a priest, son and heir, Salvatore has returned to Monte Guano with a peasant crowd of bretheren and sisteren, bent on making his family throw their wordly goods to a Bonfire of the Vanities. Desperate for Salvatore to take his rantings elsewhere Plethora has an ingenious plan to not only getting rid of the peasants but bumping up the state's dwindling coffers into the bargain.With David Swift , Sian Phillips , Graham Crowden , Saskia Wickham and others. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Saskia Wickham
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: 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

Lionel Kelleway hosts the wildlife quiz from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire and challenges the contestants on their knowledge of Madagascar, urban wildlife and caterpillars. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mountaineering

Jan Woodhouse has a life-threatening allergy but not as life-threatening as her hobby, which takes her to head-spinning elevations from which her physician Dr Burns and her father Trevor, both amateurs at altitude, set out to rescue her.


Writer: Nick Warburton
Director: John Taylor
Jan: Amelia Warner
Dr Burns: Jim Norton
Trevor: Christopher Timothy
Sheila: Maggie Ollerenshaw

: Gardeners' Question Time

BunnyGuinness, Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer some of the questions posed by gardeners from Cambridgeshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Her Majesties

3: Jane's 's Story by Philippa Gregory , the acclaimed historical novelist. Read by Helen Schlesinger. For details see Monday


Story By: Philippa Gregory
Read By: Helen Schlesinger.

: New Shoots, Old Tips

3: Seeds Should Be Tried like Witches. Could keeping melon seeds in yourtrouser pockets give you a better crop of fruit? Caroline Holmes talks to Dr Robin Probert of the Millennium Seedbank
Project to assess the value of old seed-growing tips. For details see Monday


Talks: Caroline Holmes
Unknown: Dr Robin Probert

: Thinking Allowed

In January this year, the British Census of 1901 went online and received over a million hits, jamming the site and revealing a new found desire for people to trace their own genealogy. Laurie Taylor discusses the intense relationship British people have with their ancestors - often better than with their nearest and dearest. His guests are biographer andjournalist Kathryn Hughes , and Adam Kuper , professor of social anthropology at Brunei University.
Producer Jacqueline Smith E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Adam Kuper
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Side Effects. Prescription drugs often have side effects but while some are minor irritations others can be fatal. How are these side effects reported? And are they brought to the patient's attention fast enough? Graham Easton investigates. 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
Robin Ince , Gavin Webster and Justin Moorhouse. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Gavin Webster
Unknown: Justin Moorhouse.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Siobhan fears the worst. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Frederica Quartet: Still Life

By AS Byatt. 13: Frederica, cut off from family life at Cambridge, is fascinated by the brilliant poet don,
Rafael Faber. At home in Yorkshire, Stephanie gives birth to her second child.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rafael Faber.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another series of live debates on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Melanie Phillips, Michael Gove, Claire Fox and Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Presenter: Michael Buerk
Guest: Melanie Phillips
Guest: Michael Gove
Guest: Claire Fox
Guest: Steven Rose
Editor: David Coomes

: Triumphs and Disasters

The first in a new four-part series about by-elections which have changed political history, Steve Richards examines the dramatic Orpington by-election in 1962. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Frontiers

Migrating birds, fish and even insects have all been found to use the earth's magnetic field to navigate theirway across enormous distances. Recent research suggests that even bacteria sense the field but how they do it has eluded scientists for years. Peter Evans taps into animal magnetism as he meets researchers and sea turtles in North Carolina to solve the mystery of the animal compass and its host of uses.
Producer Alexandra Feachem E-mail: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Crow Lake

Teresa Gallagher continues to read Mary Lawson 's compelling novel about families and misconceptions. 8: Matt's moment has arrived. For details see Monday


Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Mary Lawson

: Creme de la Crime

Michael Feydeau, television's much loved Inspector Niblett , and David Pershore , the crime expert with form, are your hosts forthis evening's selection from the caverns ofcriminality. It will be a heady mixture of murder, intrigue, deception, murder and a touch more murder. David Pershore is the author of the true-crime bestsellers Nice Sit Down with Some
Horrific Murders. Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Inspector Niblett
Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: 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 deprived people of the North. 3: The Best Page Is a Rampage. Sir Ralph joins the list of writers who have found themselves under the oppressive jackboot of the law, when it turns out the skateboard he forked outL400 forwas stolen. Featuring James Quinn with Alison Darling , Jack Deam , Mark Chatterton , Stephen Hoyle and Jemma Thompson. ProducerGraham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Alison Darling
Unknown: Jack Deam
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Stephen Hoyle
Unknown: Jemma Thompson.

: Starry Starry Night

Three programmes in which Ray Brown recalls occasions when big stars played small venues.
2: / Know That Face. Memories of the night in 1962 when Bob Dylan dropped into a pub in Foley Street, London, to sing his songs.


Unknown: Ray Brown
Unknown: Bob Dylan

: News

: Book of the Week: The Devil ThatDanced on the Water

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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