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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Rice.


Unknown: Denis Rice.

: Farming Today

With Moira Hickey.


Unknown: Moira Hickey.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Fifty Years On

Sue MacGregor talks to writer Doris Lessing , who over the last 50 years has been persistently chronicling the changes in Britain and the world from the growth of feminism to the demise of the British Empire and communism. Readings by Juliet Stevenson. Producer Sarah Peters Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Book of the Week: The Road toMcCarthy

3: Welcome to Damn Demon's Land. Pete McCarthy arrives in Tasmania, where he follows the trail of 19th-century Irish political prisoners and is attacked by an endangered species of goose. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Pete McCarthy

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Judith Champ. Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun (Morning Hymn). Acts 9, wl-9. Saul, Saul, Was Verfolgst Du Mich (Schutz). It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Herongate). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Dr Judith Champ.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McLennon. 10.45 Drama Fractions Of Zero. Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McLennon.

: Hello Sarge, It's the Doctor

DrJacquiMalkin'sjob is not forthe faint hearted. She's on call as a forensic medical examinerto London's Metropolitan Police Force. She may be called out to a suspicious death or spend her shift dispensing medication to drug users who have been detained in police custody. Some detainees may take out their frustration by spitting on her; for some, she'sthe first kind face they'll have seen all week. In the first of two programmes, Jo Morris joins her as she rushes from one police station to another on her 16-hourshift. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Jo Morris
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 2: Rosie Burns is given the job of organising an auction of promises for a posh school and finds that it isn't the parents who are upper-crust so much as the pupils.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Bob: Duncan Preston
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Tess: Annette Badland

: 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.

: Parliamentary Questions

The panel game which reveals the lighter side of life around the despatch box. Joining Steve Richards , Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormackthis week are BBC political editor John Pienaar and former Conservative whip Gyles Brand reth. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacKthis
Editor: John Pienaar
Unknown: Gyles Brand
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tiger Leaping Gorge

By Brian Campbell. Three young men who were childhood friends go backpacking in China. When they hear of Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest in the world, they decide to walk it. But as the heat increases the tensions between them become life-threatening.
Director Pam Brighton


Writer: Brian Campbell.
Director: Pam Brighton
Eddie: Tony Devlin
Stephen: Duncan Keegan
Terry: Chris Simpson
Sean: Ari Bin
Backpacker: James Doran

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Usk Gardens Open Days in Monmouthshire. Shortened 2pm The nation's favourite flowers: page 33


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The Time Being

3: Skin Deep. By Suzanne McGruther. While driving into a native American reservation in search of cheap petrol, an ageing couple inadvertently pick up an American Indian. Trouble begins when the American Indian refuses to get out of the car. Read by Pat Starr.


Unknown: Suzanne McGruther.
Read By: Pat Starr.

: Soundscape: The Swallow's Journey

3: It is now more than a month since the swallow left herwinter quarters in southern Africa. Now she faces the greatest challenge of all, crossing the Sahara desert. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

In 1920s Chicago a strong and influential tradition of sociological research was kick-started by Robert Park , who encouraged his students to "get the seat of their pants dirty" by engaging with the society they were studying. Laurie Taylor presents the first of five programmes from Chicago, where he has gone to find out if the research tradition is still flourishing. 1: The Black Metropolis. Peter St Jean is a young
Caribbean-born sociologist who has been living for five years in Chicago's most violent district - South Side. Though the neighbourhood is crime-ridden, drug-infested and seemingly forgotten,
Peter St Jean 's observations are underpinned with a fundamental optimism. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Robert Park
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Peter St Jean
Unknown: Peter St Jean
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Repeat of yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The In Crowd

Another advice-packed episode. This week, howto deal with therapists who are more interested in themselves than you, and what to do when you find your husband wearing yourtights. With Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost Revised repeat


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.

: The Archers

Will Emma get the key of the door? Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts show with interviews, news and reviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Fractions of Zero

3: With the help of mathematician James Ellstrom , Sue discovers the murderer's system for selecting victims. Can the murders be stopped? For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: James Ellstrom

: The Law in Question

Marcel Berlins chairs a series of debates in which lay people tackle legal dilemmas with the help of the professionals. 2: Youth Justice. How should we deal with children who commit horrific crimes? Should mischievous children be treated as criminals? Producer Dinah Lammiman Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Speaking for Ourselves

Three novelists whose work is firmly rooted in their nations' capital cities reflect on the effects of devolved powers for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 3. Counted Out. Irvine Welsh, who has documented life in contemporary Edinburgh in novels such as Trainspotting, considers the effectiveness of the Scottish Assembly.
Producer Owen McFadden Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Owen McFadden

: Connect

The Glass Ceiling. It's strong, durable, easily cut to size, and its clean lines are perfect for the minimalist monuments that define modern urban skylines: glass is adored by architects who are using it in new and unexpected ways. Quentin Cooper asks whether too much glass is now being used at a time when cities need to cut their energy costs. Producer Alison Ayres


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Fifty Years On

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: Permanent Violet

3: Struan Melrose. "He sounded again like his father's son." Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Struan Melrose.

: Concrete Cow

This first offering from a new sketch show features two kids from Peckham entering and vandalising Marnia, the use of free talk-time to give Chad an eight-day week, an upsetting balloon sculpture and a new panel show called I Think You'll Find, billed as half an hour of excessive pedantry and nit-picking. Starring Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Steven Kynman, Chris Pavlo and Robert Webb. Producer Adam Bromley


[Actor]: Olivia Colman
[Actor]: Sally Hawkins
[Actor]: Steven Kynman
[Actor]: Chris Pavlo
[Actor]: Robert Webb
Producer: Adam Bromley

: A Sense of Place

4: In the Scheme of Things. A maverick priest who loves the thrills and spills of the casino? It's the stuff bad TV movies are made of. Meet Father Roger Crosthwaite : whilst not a gambler himself, his experiences as the parish priest of St Werburgh's in Derby have helped him to compare and contrast the fast-moving world ofthe casino to the more traditional world ofthe church. Producer Jan Rogers


Unknown: Father Roger Crosthwaite
Producer: Jan Rogers

: News

: Book of the Week: The Road to McCarthy

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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