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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wilkinson.


Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: 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 Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Unreliable Evidence

8: In the final programme of this acclaimed senes, Clive Anderson considers the politicisation of the judiciary. His eminent guests include Professor John Griffith , Lord Scott of Foscote and Justice Alan Moses. Producer Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Professor John Griffith
Unknown: Alan Moses.
Producer: Bruce Hyman

: Gappers

Another chance to hearthe series following five young people making positive use of their year off between school and university. 1: Homeless
Catriona Mahoney encounters drink and drugs, and theirtragic consequences, as a volunteer at the Dinas Fechan Homeless Hostel in Swansea. Producers Rachael Pink and Sara Parker


Unknown: Catriona Mahoney
Producers: Rachael Pink
Producers: Sara Parker

: Book of the Week: The Dig Tree

By Sarah Murgatroyd. 2: Explorers Burke and Wills leave the last remaining settled districts behind them and enter Australia's little-known heart. They arrive at Cooper Creek, where they relax underthe shade of the coolibah tree that will soon play a decisive role in theirfate. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sarah Murgatroyd.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. A Touching Place (Dream Angus). Acts 4, w32-7. Come, Lord Jesus, with Healing Hands (Diane Davis Andrews ). We Are
One in the Spirit (arr Swinford). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Diane Davis Andrews
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
1045 Drama Football Stories for Girls. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Orchid Resurrection. The Lady's Slipper orchid is one of the rarest and most beautiful plants in Britain, but it was almost wiped out by Victorian plant collectors.
Mark Carwardine finds out how, thanks to hard work by conservationists and the iatestgenetic wizardry, the Lady's Slipper is returning to its former haunts. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

The first of a new series looking at the genesis and popular appeal of six key comic characters from radio and television, each encapsulating the British response to the mood and developments of a decade. 1: The character of Mr Muddlecombe JP, played by Robb Wilton in the 1940s. Producer Angela Sherwin


Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Opening Nights

A new series looking at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
1: Fiddler on the Roof. Russell Davies traces the transformation of SholomAleichem's stories,
Tevye the Milkman, into the blockbusting musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 and ran for eight years. Recalling the crucial decisions along the way are lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer
Jerry Bock , together with those who took part in the show and the critics who saw it from the other side of the footlights. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sheldon Harnick
Unknown: Jerry Bock
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Selling Immortality

By Stephen Wakelam. It's only a small painting by a little-known Renaissance master but it seems to have an uncanny power- and not just because of its beauty. Anyone who sells it dies soon after. But it also has the power to change lives for the better, as a young man finds out on a voyage to Italy.
Director John Burgess


Writer: Stephen Wakelam
Director: John Burgess
Wygal: Alec McCowen
Neil: Adam Kotz
Vessey: James Hazeldine
James: Adam James
Paulo: Stephen Rashbrook

: 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


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick Write

: Mythologies

2: Orpheus and Eurydice. By Kate Grunstein. After an accidental collision with a mysterious stranger on a horse, Eurydice finds herself in a mental hospital from where her boyfriend attempts to remove her. Read by Justine Waddell. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Grunstein.
Read By: Justine Waddell.

: The Musical Storybook

2: The Children ofLir. Fifteen- and 16-year-old students from Methodist College in Belfast perform their own radio adaptation of the classic Irish legend in which Fionualla and her brothers are enchanted into swans. With original music written by the Students. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and workplace issues. Producers Rozina Breen and Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producers: Rozina Breen
Producers: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, withLibbyPurves.
Producer Sukey Firth Repeated Sunday llpm
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: thelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting

A six-part comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith , with Jeremy Hardy , Martin Hyder , Margaret John , Chris Neill and Femi Olufowuju
Junior. 2:Linda's life of Riley is interrupted by an idle poltergeist after a psychic fair. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Femi Olufowuju
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

Tom thinks his sausages are a winner.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Janice Galloway , whose new novel is based on the life of pianist and composer Clara Schumann. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Janice Galloway
Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Football Stories for Girls

By Katie Hims. 2: When / Got Lost. Rachel's brother was tipped forfootball fame, but one day he just disappeared. With Pauline Collins as Rachel. For details see yesterday Repeat from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Unknown: Pauline Collins

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker reports on the major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Editor David Ross Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Case Notes

Healing. You might "rub it better" when achild scrapes a knee: but what can you do to speed up the skin's healing process? Honey has been used as a medicine forthousands of years and scientists are now exploiting its properties to treat wounds and burns. And, if the injury is a broken bone, what can be done to help the bone knit together? Dr Graham Easton uncovers the latest research in healing. Producer Paula McGrath
E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9.00am

: The World Tonight

With John Kampfner.


Unknown: John Kampfner.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

7: A letter arrives from Johnny in England. His brother Jamesie, facing a dilemma, asks Ruttledge to help. For details see yesterday

: Two Doors Down

By Annie McCartney. A four-part comedy series about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 1: Drilling for Hamsters
It's a typical day for Sally as she juggles the task of finding runaway hamsters with the threat of a flasher lurking in the back lane and the housework.
Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Tanya Nash
Sally: Frances Tomelty
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Fintan: Gerard Murphy
Evie: Katy Gleadhill
Anna: Bethan Lloyd
Simon: Patrick Gleadhlll
Trevor: Gerard McSorley

: News

: Book of the Week: The Dig Tree

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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