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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Satish Kumar.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Satish Kumar.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to high-fliers who have experienced turbulent times.
3: Flamboyant Scottish barrister Donald Findlay QC resigned as vice-chairman of Rangers FC and even considered suicide after being filmed singing sectarian, anti-Catholic songs.
Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Donald Findlay

: The Box

2: Garsdale. Alan Whitehouse continues his fivepartjourney around Britain by trair examiningthe changing role of the signalman and signal-boxes. A few years ago Garsdale Box, along with the rest of the Settle and Carlisle Railway, was destined for closure but now Railtrack are recruiting again. Sowho wants to work in a signal-box miles from anywhere in the middle of Winter? Producer Andy Cartwnght


Producer: Andy Cartwnght

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley - If You Have
Faith in God (Tracey). Here I Am, Lord (Schutte, arr
Barry Rose ). Job 42, wl-6. Psalm 139, wl-9
(Bairstow). Sing to Him in Whom Creation
(Rhuddlan). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Barry Rose
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: The Flamboya Tree

2: The harsh reality ofthe concentration campsets in. Hunger quickly becomes a way of a life for Clara.
For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama Sonya and Leo. Part2. Drama repeated 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: International Cricket

England v Sri Lanka
Commentary from Headingley on the fourth match in the triangular one-day series, by Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Mark Saggers. With expert comments from Angus Fraser ,
Sunil Gavaskar and Mike Selvey. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mark Saggers.
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Field

Through the stories of four fields and their surrounding H countryside, Jeremy Cherfas explores our changing
0 relationship with the land. 1: The Held Since When? Dorset farmer Martin Green has spent his life excavating his fields, finding relics of the earliest farmers who worked the chalk downlands. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Unknown: Martin Green
Producer: Peter Everett

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer: Hancock

Barry Cryer looks at the character of Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock, who epitomised bachelorhood in the 1950s.


Presenter: Barry Crier
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

Russell Davies looks at at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals. 4: Expresso Bongo. With its storyline and gritty music by David Heneker and Monty Norman , Expresso Bongo-which opened in 1958 - has been hailed as the first rock 'n' roll musical. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Russell Davies
Music By: David Heneker
Music By: Monty Norman
Producer: Neil George

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dogged Persistence

A comedy by Martyn Wade, specially written for these two distinguished actresses. This was one of Joan Sims 's last performances before her death last year.
The story centres on the relationship that develops between two women brought together by a troublesome dog. All Veronica's experiences as a dog-trainer are needed to curb the vicious beast bequeathed to Maureen by her late husband...


Writer: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Maureen: Joan Sims
Cab driver: David Thorpe
Veronica: Elizabeth Spriggs
Nettie: Richenda Carey

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners follow up their environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed] E-MAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick Write

: Latin American Stories

2: Funes, His Memory. ByJorge Luis Borges of Argentina. Ireneo Funes is a man with a prodigious memory. Read by Peter Marinker Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Byjorge Luis Borges
Read By: Peter Marinker

: Talking Colours

2: True Blue. Indigo is the aristocrat among natural colours. Can indigo-growing make a comeback in Bangladesh when it carries memories of cruel colonial rule? 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 guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Penelope Gibbs Repeated Sunday llpm PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: thelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: PM

With Clare English and Richard Lister.


Unknown: Richard Lister.

: 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. 5: Linda's tortoise, Sir Cliff, has been sprung from his high security facility. Can the Neighbourhood Watch group find the culprit? Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Femi Olufowuju Junior.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

Dangerous liaisons at the royal show.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from the new Imperial War Museum North, on the banks of Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Sonya and Leo

By Mike Harris. 2: Married. Now that they are married the Tolstoys have promised to keep no secrets from each other. But what will they discover when they read each other's diaries?
For details see yesterday Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Harris.
Old Sonya: Patricia Hodge
Trainee teacher 1: Rupert Mason
Tolstoy: Mark Strong
Trainee teacher 2: Bryn Monroe
Sonya: Catherine McCormacK
Sasha: Ben Borowieckl
AuntToinette: Marjorie Yates
Axinya: Lucy Robinson
Agatha: Susan Brown

: File on 4

Is the British justice system unfairly weighted against mothers accused of harming or killing their babies? John Sweeney uncovers disturbing new evidence of unreliable expertise and questionable testimony.
Editor David Ross


Unknown: John Sweeney
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Life as a Teenager

A four-part series series examining the experience of adolescence. 2: Teenagers' mood swings and obsessions can seem bizarre to adults. Connie
St Louis asks what teenage behaviour is normal and what should make parents and teachers worry. Producer Anna Buckley E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producer: Anna Buckley

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9.00am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Rumours of a Hurricane

2: 31 March 1980. The men from the council come to call. For details see yesterday

: Two Doors Down

The conclusion of Annie McCartney 's comedy series about some bohemian residents of Belfast.
4: The Height ofthe Iguana. Sally the cleaning lady is threateningto leave. Will the residents be able to cope?
Director and producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Annie McCartney
Producer: Tanya Nash
Sally: Frances Tomelty
Fintan: Gerard Murphy
Saffron: All White
Trevor: Gerard McSorley
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Anna: Bethan Lloyd
Tony: Robert Patterson
Simon: Patrick Gleadhill
Evie: Katy Gleadhill
Layla: Emily Walmsley
Victor: Alan McKee
Ben: Joel McElnay
Miss Black: Roma Tomelty
Sam: Alfie Lloyd

: News

: Book of the Week: The Flamboya Tree

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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