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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wilkinson.


Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: 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 forthe Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


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

: Midweek ..

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively conversation. Producer ChrisPaling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

LW only
Presented by Judy Merry. God of Grace and God of Glory (Regent Square). Acts 9, w26-31. Ofora
Closer Walk (Stanford). We Will Lay Our Burden Down
(Laying Down). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Dig Tree

By Sarah Murgatroyd. 3: Having split his exploration party into three groups, Burke sets out on the toughest part of his journey, with William Wills , two other men and a handful of pack animals. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sarah Murgatroyd.
Unknown: William Wills

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. The transition from child to stroppyteenager is one of the most stressful periods for most parents. Kate Rges , whose new book The Terrible Teens looks at this difficult period, gives advice on how to cope. 10.45 Drama Football Stories for Girls. Part 3. Drama repeated at7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kate Rges

: Skin Deep

In an absorbing interview with Dr Gillian Rice , Sri Lanka-born Sarojini Ariyanayagam unfolds the moving and painful story of how she came to terms with the skin condition vitiligo, which eventually caused herto lose the pigment over her entire body, to the extent that, movingfrom London to Miami where no one knows her history, she lives effectively as a white person.
Producer Sarah Blunt E-MAIL: nhuradio@bbc.co.uk Dr Mark Porter on vitiligo: page 40


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Unknown: Sarojini Ariyanayagam
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: The Leopard in Autumn

The last in the series set in Renaissance Italy, starring David Swift and Sian Phillips.
6: Royal Wedding Blues. All is not well in Monte Guano. The countess Rosalie has confessed that she no longer loves Prince Ludovico, at which news he has flown into a rage so terrible that he ripped off the roof to three hen houses and ate a whole Brussels tapestry. Will the Princess Plethora be ahlp to save the dav?
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Sian Phillips.
Unknown: Monte Guano.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Ludovico: David Swift
Plethora: Sian Phillips
Francesco: Graham Crowden
Rosalie: Saskla Wlcknam
Guido: Christopher Kelham
Salvatore: Nick Romero

: 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

Nestled snugly in at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge, Lionel Kelleway puts three more naturalists through their paces as they compete for a place in the semi-finals. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love's Work

Adapted and directed by Mick Gordon. This unique collection of real-life experiences was developed at the National Theatre Studio and first performed at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, in London. The cast celebrate the mysterious force thatgoverns all our lives in ajoyful, often comic, sometimes tragic look at this thing called love. The actors are Elliot Levey , Kay Curram , Gabrielle Lloyd , Michael Hadley , Lucy Hadley , Lucy Aebischer , Lindsey Kelly , William Mannering and Doreen Mantle. producer Rosalind Ayres


Directed By: Mick Gordon.
Unknown: Elliot Levey
Unknown: Kay Curram
Unknown: Gabrielle Lloyd
Unknown: Michael Hadley
Unknown: Lucy Hadley
Unknown: Lucy Aebischer
Unknown: Lindsey Kelly
Unknown: William Mannering
Unknown: Doreen Mantle.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners in Middlesex. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Mythologies

3: Persephone. By Kate Cameron. Thirteen-year-old "Seffie" finds herself in a tug-of-love battle between her estranged parents - everyone is asking her what she wants and no one is listening to her answers. Read by Sarah Paul. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Kate Cameron.
Read By: Sarah Paul.

: The Musical Storybook

3: How the Anansi Stories GotTheir Name. In which the great Mr Tiger is beaten by a tiny spider. Today's story from the Caribbean was adapted for radio and performed byten-year-olds from St Stephen 's primary school in Deptford, London, with original music they wrote themselves. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Tiger
Unknown: St Stephen

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a weekly discussion on topical issues within our academic institutions and research bodies.
Producer Jacqueline Smith E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Healing. You might "rub it better" when a child scrapes a knee: but what can you do to speed up the skin's healing process? Honey has been used as a medicine for thousands 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. Repeat of yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Millport

Lynn Ferguson 's bitter-sweet comedy series set on a tiny island on the west coast of Scotland.
1: Happy Returns. Irene Bruce is a barmaid frustrated with her "going nowhere fast" existence. It's her 33rd birthday and she plans to make it a good one. But the trouble with birthdays is that they tend to bring along a few surprises. The inhabitants of Millport decide this one isn't going to be an exception.
Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Unknown: Irene Bruce
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Irene: Lynn Ferguson
Moira: Janet Brown
Agnes: Janet Brown
Alberto: Lewis MacLeod
Ena: Gabriel Quigley
Bunty: Gabriel Quigley
Minister: Robert Paterson
Bob: Robert Paterson
Dougie: Matt Costelloe

: The Archers

Sid's feeling old. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, reviews, and an interview with Sam Raimi , director of Spider-Man, the film that has already topped the US cinema bOX-office Charts. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Sam Raimi
Producer: Erin Riley

: Football Stories for Girls

By Katie Hims.
3: Mr Belting's Diner. Carol works in a seaside diner. One day a famous footballer comes by and, taken by her Marilyn Monroe outfit, asks herto a game.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Carol: Sharon Percy
Ewan: Mark Stobbart
Footballer: Chris Pavlo

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Editor: David Coomes

: Triumphs and Disasters

A series about by-elections that have changed political history. 3: Steve Richards examines the dramatic Lincoln by-election of 1973.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Crude Facts

1: From Plankton to Petrol Pump. Howard Stableford presents the first of two programmes that give the lowdown - in a rather unusual way - on the world's most precious resource: oil.
Producer Mary Colwell E-mail: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Mary Colwell

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With John Kampfner.


Unknown: John Kampfner.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

8: Christmas has come. While Jamesie and Mary visit their son in Dublin for the first time, Ruttledge pays a call on the elusive Patrick Ryan. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Ryan.

: Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

By Chris Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. 1: Eat the Dream. Pod makes a bid to run the opening ceremony of the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
With Chris Pavlo and Nicola Sanderson Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Unknown: Nick Newman.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Nicola Sanderson
Producer: Richard Wilson
Dave: Chris Douglas
Andy: Andrew Nickolds

: News

: Book of the Week: The DigTree

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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