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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: 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 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. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: A Song Flung up toHeaven

3: Maya Angelou moves to Los Angeles in the mid-1960s - a time of growing unrest among black people in the district of Watts. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Maya Angelou

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. 0 God of Bethel
(Salzburg). 1 Chronicles 22, w6-16. See, a Son Shall
Be Born to You (McDowall). Light's Abode, Celestial Salem (Regent Square). With Portsmouth Grammar
School Choir. Director of music James Henderson.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: James Henderson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama Anna Karenin Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Prayer Rooms and Lecture Halls

As the numbers of Muslim students continue to rise, Felicity Finch explores the tensions between the demands oftheirfaith and the conventional view of student years as a time of experimentation and sudden freedom. And how do the seats of learning respond to their needs? Do they provide adequate prayer rooms and halal food, or do they not think twice about scheduling exams during Ramadan -a bit like a Christian sitting finals on Christmas Day? Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: 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 the hindrance of their agent, Lewis Elstein. This week, Murray finds love and Sheila seems to have a new hobby. 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
Hilaire: Paul Rogan

: 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

Taking part in the final are a botanist, a wildfowl centre manager and an ecological consultant. Host Lionel Kellewaytests them on their specialist knowledge of whales, Gerald Durrell and trees of the world in the quest to find the Naturalist of the Year. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

The last in this series of David Ashton 's detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh.
4: Stab in the Back. A desperate race against time for McLevy and Constable Mulholland , as a hired killer roams the dark wynds and back alleys of Leith, knife at the ready.
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Victorian Edinburgh.
Unknown: Constable Mulholland
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Mistress Jean Brash: Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Countess: Maureen Beattie
Lt Roach: David Ashton
Binny: Tam Dean Burn
Logan: Tom Smith
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Ellen: Sandra Clark
Cab driver: Jamie Newall

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by gardeners in Oxfordshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Shortened 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Tuscan Soup

By Lou Wakefield. Read by Miriam Margolyes.
3: Marion and hertwo holiday companions from
Leicester set out in search of their missing luggage.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Lou Wakefield.
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.

: Run with Animals

3: Reef Admirals. Chris Sperring is on the chalk downlands above Lulworth Cove in Dorset, on the lookout for new arrivals making an incredible journey across the English Channel: the fragile, strikingly-coloured red admiral butterfly. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Chris Sperring
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor gets hot under the collar as he and his guests considerthe hidden costs of cleanliness. Producer Jacqueline Smith E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Life as a Teenager

3: Relationships. Connie St Louis asks why it is that so many teenagers row with their families and whether sulky parents are worse than sulky teens. Repeat of yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Millport

By Lynn Ferguson. 5: Growth. Bunty is nowhere to be found after an official from the European Community arrives on the island to inspect her vegetables.
Meanwhile, the fitness bug has hit Millport, but is thwarted by the lack of sports facilities.
Producer Lucy Bacon


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

: The Archers

A new addition at Willow Farm.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets writer David Storey , who first found literary success more than 40 years ago with his novel This Sporting Life. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Storey
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Anna Karenin

By Leo Tolstoy. Dramatised by Robert Forrest.
3: Levin tries to forget women, and Anna meets County Vronsky again.
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy.
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Anna: Wendy Seager
Levin: Richard Greenwood
Vronsky: Tom Goodman-Hill
Karenin: Paul Young
Nikolay: Finlay Welsh
Betsy: Vivienne Dixon

: 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

: Foot Notes

In the first of two programmes, former Labour Party leader Michael Foot describes his relationship with the leaders he served under: Clement Attlee , Hugh Gaitskell , Harold Wilson and James Callaghan , recalling periods of triumph, defeat and despondency. Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Leader: Michael Foot
Unknown: Clement Attlee
Unknown: Hugh Gaitskell
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: James Callaghan

: The Lopsided Universe

1: Lucifer's Legacy. We live in an asymmetrical world full of asymmetrical beings. The human body may seem to be symmetrical at first glance, but it is packed with asymmetrical organs. Howthe embryo determines its left from its right is now startingto be understood. Frank Close begins his three-part journeyto solve the mystery of the lopsided universe. The reader is Crawford Logan. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Frank Close
Unknown: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Rumours of a Hurricane

8: 1987. Charlie has built the extension but it is about to be filled with homing chickens. Fordetails see Monday

: One Night Stanza

A new series of poetry, jokes and music from Matthew Harvey and Rory Motion. This week they considerthe complexities of art, time and pets. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Unknown: Rory Motion.

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

Another chance to hear cartoonist Steven Appleby 's abnormal scrutiny of everyday life in this four-part comedy series. 1: Normal Kids. Steven unearths an alien conspiracy to turn the world into a holiday camp for kids. With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Paul McCrink
Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Betts
Unknown: Rosalind Paul.
Director: Toby Swift

: News

: Book of the Week: A Song Hung up to

Heaven Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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