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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Liz Hansford.


Unknown: Liz Hansford.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively conversation. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

By William M Kuhn. 3: Henry becomes Queen Victoria's private secretary. Life does not always run smoothly in this new role but Henry manages to find time to share ajoke with his beloved wife. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William M Kuhn.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Thou Didst
Leave Thy Throne (Margaret). Luke 22, w24-30. The Servant King (Kendrick). 0 Love, How Deep,
How Broad, How High! (Eisenach). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Laughter in Leningrad Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Forging a Future

The Kids' Company was established in south-east London to support children whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own difficulties. Gwyneth Powell observes the work of this extraordinary charity and examines its mission to save children from the abyss, producer Angela Hind


Producer: Angela Hind

: The Leopard in Autumn

Comedy drama set in Renaissance Italy, written by Sue Limb and devised by Neal Anthony.
5: Confessions. Salvatore is hell-bent on making his family take confession. This is not a prospect that pleases Ludovico as he thinks Salvatore wants to excommunicate him for having a mistress and he is none too pleased at the prospect of goingtoa damnation of pitchforks and flames. Meanwhile
Allessandro is upsetthat Salvatore is making him put "little golden pants" on the cherubs that adorn the confessional.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Sue Limb
Unknown: Neal Anthony.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Ludovico: David Swift
Plethora: Sian Phillips
Francesco: Graham Crowden
Rosalie: Saskla Wlckham
Allessandro: Paul Bigley
Salvatore: Nick Romero

: 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 to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Gloucestershire where
Lionel Kelleway puts three more contestants through their paces, includingtheir knowledge of trees, butterflies and mythical monsters. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: One Up, One Down

Swinging London, 1963: a brief encounter with goulash, pop art and even espionage might bring Charlotte love - if only Marge would keep her big Australian feet out of things.


Writer: DJ Britton
Director: Alison Hindell
Marge: Lucinda Cowden
Charlotte: Lynne Seymour
Dimitri: Richard Elfyn
Holman: Simon Ludders

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners at Windsor Castle. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened rpt of Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Goldenhay

Written and read by Whitbread Prize-winning author Patrick Neate. For details see yesterday


Read By: Whitbread Prize-Winning
Unknown: Patrick Neate.

: Crown and People

3: Finances and Resentment. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to author and journalist
Christopher Hitchens about his latest book, Orwell's s Victory, which argues that Orwell was the single most important writer of the 20th century. But why was he so important? How has he influenced political journalism? And in what ways will Orwell continue to be relevant in the 21st century?
Producer Jacqueline Smith E-MAIL: thinking,allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Day Surgery. The Government sees an increase in day surgery as the keyto meeting its pledge to reduce waiting times for patients. Already about half of all operations in the UK are carried out as day cases. Graham Easton visits Kingston Hospital in Surrey to discover what this means for patients and medical Staff. Repeat of yesterday 9pm


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 John Bishop , Jayne Tunnicliffe and Sean Meo. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: John Bishop
Unknown: Jayne Tunnicliffe
Unknown: Sean Meo.
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

Bonding time for Sid and Fallon. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With MarkLawson, including the verdict on the film Monster's Ball, which includes Halle Berry 's Oscar-winning performance as the widow of a prisoner executed by a racist prison officer. Producer Tom Morris


Unknown: Halle Berry
Producer: Tom Morris

: Laughter in Leningrad

By Dolly Eltenton. 3: Dolly witnesses a change in the mood of the country as the Communist Party rids itself of traitors. But, in spite of the trials and executions, her commitment to the cause does not falter. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dolly Eltenton.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Claire Fox , Michael Gove , Ian Hargreaves and Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Editor David Coomes Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Editor: David Coomes

: Triumphs and Disasters

A series about by-elections that have changed political history. 2: Steve Richards examines the dramatic Hamilton by-election of 1967. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Frontiers

One of the world's largest sensitive telescopes, deep underground in a Canadian nickel mine, has been looking into the heart of the sun to detect ghostly particles, or neutrinos, that are released during solar nuclear reactions. Now that the array of neutrinos has at last been observed, Peter Evans examines how this feat of engineering will transform our understanding of the sun and cause researchers to reassess the standard model of particle physics. Producer Adrian Washbourne E-mail: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

By John McGahern. 3: The Ruttledges meet their neighbour, John Quinn , who has a curious request. For details see Monday


Unknown: John McGahern.
Unknown: John Quinn

: Creme de la Crime

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, featuring a powerful mix oftheft, illegality, murder, murder and a bit more murder.
Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Inspector Niblett
Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford: 4: Recital Statistics

The continuing audio diaries by Salford's new poet-in-residence, as he brings a little culture to the deprived people of the North.

Sir Ralph holds his first public recital at the Lowry, Salford Quays - or Salford Quiche, as he observes. And he can no longer conceal the bulging Byronic passion triggered by his muse, Gail. With James Quinn, Alison Darling, Jack Deam, Mark Chatterton, Stephen Hoyle and Jemma Thompson.


Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Alison Darling
Unknown: Jack Deam
Unknown: Stephen Hoyle
Unknown: Jemma Thompson
Producer: Graham Frost

: Ancient Voices

2: Voices of the Divine. Michael Wood explores the role played by religious music during the Middle
Ages, and considers its relevance to us today. He finds out how the foundations of today's musical language were laid in medieval France. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Wood

: News

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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