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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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Flamboya Tree

By Clara Olink Kelly. 3: Kite flying offers Clara and her brother, Willem, a welcome diversion from the brutality of daily life in the concentration camp. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clara Olink Kelly.

: Daily Service

Presented by Judith Champ. I Rise with God (Wright).
0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Hebrews
10, w35-end; 11, vl. I Have Been Crucified
(Walker). Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Director of music Christopher Walker


Presented By: Judith Champ.
Music: Christopher Walker

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama Sonya and Leo. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Living by the Rules

Rules, usually unwritten and often unspoken, pervade our homes, relationships, jobs attitudes and speech. Writer and broadcaster Shyama Perera concludes her exploration of the relationship between ourselves as individuals and the rules that govern our lives.
Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Shyama Perera
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Like They've Never Been Gone

By Mike Coleman.
June Whitfield and Roy Hudd star as the showbusiness couple Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr who get a second stab at fame, despite having Lewis Elstein as their agent. This week they get to try out Lewis's latest daft idea - a sort of management training theme park - but all is not as it seems. Also starring the late Pat Coombs.


Writer: Mike Coleman
Producer: Steve Doherty
Tommy: Roy Hudd
Sheila: June Whitfield
Hetty: Pat Coombs
Murray: Julian Eardley
Lewis: Edward Halsted
Freyda: Emma Kennedy

: 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

The semi-final at the QEH theatre in Bristol. Lionel Kellewaytests three hopefuls on their specialist knowledge of Antarctica, pondlife and national birds. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

A four-part series of David Ashton 's detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh.
3: The Wild Spark. While Constable Mulholland is in lovelorn pursuit of the fair Emily, Jean Brash is battling with the malevolent madame of a rival bawdy house, and McLevy has a warehouse full of tobacco gone mysteriously up in smoke. gone mysteriously upm: Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Victorian Edinburgh.
Unknown: Jean Brash
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Mistress Jean: Slobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Lt Roach: David Ashton
The Countess: Maureen Beattle
Seeley: Tom Smith
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Emily: Jayne McKenna
Alec: Jamie Newall

: Gardeners' Question Time

HighlightsfromtheBBCGardeners World Live exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham with Bob Flowerdew Roy Lancaster , Pippa Greenwood ,
Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie , Nigel Colborn and Matthew Biggs. The chairman is Eric Robson. 2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Matthew Biggs.
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Latin American Stories

3: The Luck ofTeodoro Mendez Acubal
By Rosario Castellanos of Mexico. Teodoro is an impoverished Indian who finds a fortune lying on the pavement. Read by Elizabeth Bell. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Rosario Castellanos
Read By: Elizabeth Bell.

: Talking Colours

3: Earth Brown. Brown is back. The trendiest walls wearthe shades ourforbears ground from the soil. In northern Italy, where once there were dozens of earth pigment specialists, one family business tries to find light at the end of the tunnel. Fordetails see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor and guests explore and explode some of the ideas that shape our society today.
Producer Jacqueline Smith E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Life as a Teenager

The second in a series examining key issues surrounding adolescence. 2: Teenagers' mood swings and obsessions can seem bizarre to adults. Some develop eating disorders and others become depressed. Connie St Louis asks what teenage behaviour is normal and what should make parents and teachers worry. Repeat of yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.

: Millport

By Lynn Ferguson. 4:Story. Everyone's telling tales and making up stories in the small town of Millport. On top of that Moira's behaving oddly, no-one's listening to Bob, Agnes has discovered the medicinal benefits of alcohol and for once Irene doesn 't know what to do. Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson.
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

Kate Surprises Brian. Repeated tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Kate Surprises Brian.

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Helen Thomas


Producer: Helen Thomas

: Sonya and Leo

3: The First Child. The birth of the first Tolstoy baby brings them great joy. But Sonya's difficulty in breast feeding leads to increased tension.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Old Sonya: Patricia Hodge
Aunt Toinette: Marjorle Yates
Tolstoy: Mark Strong
Doctor: Michael N Harbour
Sonya: Catherine McCormacK

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Producer: David Coomes

: DC to UK

Tom Reid , The Washington Post's London
Correspondent, gives his sardonic American view of British politics. In the second of two programmes, he highlights more key differences between UK and US politics. Comparing aspects such as the amounts spent on campaign budgets, to whether Party or constituency is more important to a politician, he provokes thought about some of the things that are often taken forgranted. Producer Sue Ellis Rptof sun 10.45pm


Unknown: Tom Reid
Unknown: Ellis Rptof

: Arid Eden

Sea of Sand. Sue Armstrong travels to the Namib
Desert to discover how the plants and animals living there manage to survive searing heat and desiccating wind to make the dunes and plains their home.
A troop of baboons that can survive for 100 days without drinking and plants that hide under the sand with only a window on the world are some of the extraordinary inhabitants of this ancient desert. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Rumours of a Hurricane

By Tim Lott. 3: 24 December 1980. A family
Christmas, With all the trimmings. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tim Lott.

: Dave Podmore's World of Cricket

By Chris Douglas , Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman. Cricket's bits-and-pieces specialist offers more of his views on the global impact of the noble game.
Starring Chris Douglas as Dave and Andrew Nickolds as Andy, with Chris Pavlo and Nicola Sanderson. Producer Richard Wilson


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

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Flamboya Tree
Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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