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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archbishop Vincent Nichols.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Fifty Years On

Sue MacGregor meets retired opera singer Dame Janet Baker , who comments on the attempts to change opera from an elite pursuit to a mass passion and talks about making some hard personal choices that working women everywhere could soon have to face. Producer Sarah Peters Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Janet Baker
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Book of the Week: The Frozen WaterTrade

By Gavin Weightman. 3: "The frost covers the windows, the wheels creak, the boys run, and $50,000 worth of ice now floats for me upon Fresh Pond." For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Gavin Weightman.

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. New Every Morning
(Melcombe). Luke 18, wl8-27. Inthe Presence of Jehovah (Geron Davis ). Sent by the Lord (trad Nicaraguan). With the Paul Leddington Wright
Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Unknown: Geron Davis
Singers: Paul Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Richard and Judy talkto Sheila McLennon about their health, court ordeals, media marriage and the publication of their autobiography.
10.45 Mothers, Daughters and Chicken Soup Part 3 of this week's drama. Drama repeated 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McLennon

: Hello Sarge, It's the Doctor

Dr Jacqui Malkin has been a forensic medical examiner forten years. She's on call as a police doctorto London's Metropolitan Police Force. In tonight's shift, she has to deal with drug users and cope with a violent detainee. But there's light relief when she's asked to treat the finest harmonica player in the world. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Dr Jacqui Malkin
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 3: Rosie Burns is contracted to organise a literary prize, and finds that not everything goes by the book.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosie Burns
Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Bob: Duncan Preston
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Tess: Annette Badland
Pomme: Joanna Monro
Lancelot: Timothy Bateson
Sioned: Sheila Mitchell

: 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 parliamentary panel game which reveals the lighter side of life around the despatch box. Joining Steve Richards , Roy Hattersley and Sir Patrick Cormackthis week are Frank Dobson MP and political analyst Anthony Howard. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Sir Patrick CormacKthis
Unknown: Frank Dobson
Unknown: Anthony Howard.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On the Whole It's Been Jolly Good

Maurice Denham stars as Sir Plympton Makepeace in this monologue written specially for him by Peter Tinniswood and repeated now as a tribute to the actor following his recent death.


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Enyd Williams
Sir Plympton Makepeace: Maurice Denham

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of the Send Horticultural Society in Surrey. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Comic Fringes

3: AfterProust by Patricia Hannah. "I think one needs a little boost to read Proust's great masterpiece, and having two French writers downstairs would be just what needed to get started...." Read by Vivienne Dixon. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.

: In Father's Footsteps

3: The Show Must Go On. Kitty Roberts is part of a long line of circus performers. Hergreat-grandfather, a clown and tumbler, founded the business now headed by her father, Bobby Roberts Jr , who passed his love Of the circus on to her. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Kitty Roberts
Unknown: Bobby Roberts Jr

: 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 second of five programmes from Chicago, where he has gone to find out if the research tradition is still flourishing. 2: City of Neighbourhoods. How Chicago's Puerto Rican community is planning to resist the encroachment of gentrification and turn itself into a Latino version of Chinatown. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Robert Park
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

Repeat of yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The In Crowd

Another advice-packed episode. This week the coolest bag ladies in the world, swimwear solutions fordieters who haven't yet reached theirtarget weight and Jonathan Tudge , whojust can't help putting his foot in it. With Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Jonathan Tudge
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Archers

Disaster at Home Farm. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to American novelist Joyce Carol Oates. Producer Angaharad Law


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Joyce Carol

: Mothers, Daughters and Chicken Soup

3: Leah. The 1940s. The war is over and the new state of Israel is about to be born. Leah and Harry are struggling to build their business in the face of continuing prejudice, while theirfriend Laurence realises that he cannot stand by and watch as the Jews are forced to fight for their very survival in the Middle East. For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am

: The Law in Question

Marcel Berlins chairs a series of debates in which lay people tackle legal dilemmas with the help of the professionals.3: Medical Ethics. Who should be able to see your medical records? When should someone have the right to die - if ever?
Producer Dinah Lammiman Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: The Other Candidates Are....

Matthew Parris looks at some of the fringe candidates who persist in standing at elections with virtually no hope of success. These candidates fall into three main types: the deadly serious who are committed to a cause, single-issue candidates and total nutcases. In the first of three programmes, Parris looks atthe "loonies" -from Tarquin
Fintimlinbinwhinbimlin Bus Stop F'tang F'tang Ole Biscuit Barrel to Screaming Lord Sutch. producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Connect

People have dreamt of creating artificial beings for thousands of years, and while a robot capable of rivalling humans is still a long way off, the reality is that robots that can see, taste, experience emotions and evolve, and are now entering every aspect of our daily lives. Quentin Cooper explores how industrial robotics is being transformed by new technologies and asks whetherwe are engineering a future in which human beings will be redundant. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Fifty Years On

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Permanent Violet

8: Marseille. "Tubes of Mars red, titanium white, and - with a question mark placed alongside - permanent violet. For details see Monday

: Concrete Cow

Sketch show starring Olivia Colman , Sally Hawkins , Steven Kynman , Chris Pavlo and Robert Webb. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Robert Webb.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: A Sense of Place

8: Behind the Front Line. In 1981 St Paul 's in Bristol hit the headlines when a police raid triggered the first riots. Atthe heart of the action was Grosvenor Road, otherwise known as the "front line" . This story takes us back, from before the riots through to the present day, when many of the original inhabitants are being priced OUt Of the area. Producer Fergus Colville


Unknown: St Paul
Producer: Fergus Colville

: News

: Book of the Week: The Frozen Water

Trade Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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