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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: 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
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Mechanical Turk

Robert Bathurst reads Tom Standage's account of the amazing chess-playing automaton.
3: The most famous episode in the Turk's career came in 1809 - an encounter with Napoleon Bonaparte.
For details see Monday
Repeated at 12.30am


Reader: Robert Bathurst
Writer: Tom Standage

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Through All the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire). Ecclesiastes 3, wl-8.
Psalm 34, wl-10. Chant: Goss. 0 God Our Help in Ages Past (StAnne). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Peyton Place Part 8 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: There's No Women like Show Women

The second of two programmes celebrating the history and daily life of Britain's funfairs as seen through the eyes of the fairground women. Clare Jenkins goes behind the scenes, among the dodgems and the waltzers, the gallopers and the helter-skelter, before the generators are switched on and the music beginsto play.
Producers Janet Graves and Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producers: Janet Graves
Producers: Clare Jenkins

: Smelling of Roses

By Simon Brett. 6: The Queen of Song
Rosie is asked to arrange a showcase concert for a potential rival to Celine Dion. The girl has plenty of money, but what about talent?
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Celine Dion.
Producer: Simon Brett
Rosie: Prunella Scales
Bob: Duncan Preston
Jo: Rebecca Callard
Tess: Annette Badland
Cath: Simon Goodson
Cath: Felicity Goodson
Terry: Colin Sell

: 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.

: X Marks the Spot

The cryptic quiz show cunningly disguised as a radio treasure hunt. Pete McCarthy is joined this week by John Sergeant , Gerry Hanson and Pat Kenny. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Gerry Hanson
Unknown: Pat Kenny.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: An Oddbody

A three-part detective series by Sue Rodwell. 3: Dead Heads and Chutney
A respectable woman in her seventies is found dead, apparently from natural causes, butGwen is sure she was murdered and begins to delve into the woman's past. Director Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Gwen: Annette Badland
Joan: Stephanie Cole
Vicar: Lennox Greaves
Isabel: Sunny Ormonde
John: Tom George

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Monmouthshire. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Flying the Nest

3: Ordinary Love by Clare Boylan. Janey hasn't seen Frank for 35 years. He has something to ask her.
Frances Tomelty reads this bitter-sweet tale of love and loss. Producer Elizabeth Allard For details see Monday


Unknown: Clare Boylan.
Unknown: Frances Tomelty
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: The Citizens

3: Jenik Hollan is a leading astronomer in the Czech Republic and has persuaded the parliament to pass the first law to limit light pollution. Hollan knew that ministers who couldn't have cared less about a few moaning astronomers might be more swayed by reducing the nation's power bills. But Hollan himself is passionate about seeing stars and even believes that a clearer view of the Milky Way might help to wipe out drug abuse among young people. For details see Mon


Unknown: Jenik Hollan

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor concludes his stay in Chicago, where he has been exploring the continuing tradition for dynamic sociological research founded by Robert Park in the 1920s. 5: Home of the Blues? Just over
30 years ago, Chicago began to announce to visitors that it was the "the home of the blues". Laurie Taylor meets sociologist David Grazian , who challenges this View. Producer TonyPhillips


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Robert Park
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: David Grazian

: Case Notes

Repeat of yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Richard Lister.

: Meet Mr Mulliner

ByPG Wodehouse. Dramatised by Roger Davenport. 2: Came the Dawn. Poetry, pickles and passion are all tangled up together for Lancelot Mulliner as he sets his heart on marriage to the delectable
Annabel, but misery and triumph are equally visible on his face. As Mr Mulliner tells it, that face could hold the key to Lancelot's fortune, but even as the regulars at the Angler's Rest are drawn into the story, is it a tale too far?
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Bypg Wodehouse.
Dramatised By: Roger Davenport.
Unknown: Lancelot Mulliner
Unknown: Mr Mulliner
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mr Mulliner: Richard Griffiths
Miss Postlethwaite/Annabel: Matilda Ziegler
A port/Mr Briggs/Fotheringay: Peter Acre
A light ale/lsadore/Bewstridge: Martin Hyder
A pint of stout/Lord Biddlecombe: David Timson
A small bitter/Lancelot: Tom George

: The Archers

Neil disapproves. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews the documentary-makers about the remarkable footage that resulted when they were with the New York fire department filming a programme on 11 September 2001. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Peyton Place

8: Allison is in shock after Nellie's suicide and Constance explains to Tom why she kept her secret for SO long. Fordetails see Monday Repeat of 10.45am

: The Commission

Paying for Democracy. As the cost of politics increases and parties find themselves financially embarrassed, is ittime to think of new ways of paying for democracy? Nick Ross asks a panel of leading thinkers and decision makers to find a radical solution to a Complex problem. Producer Sara Nathan Rptd Sat 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Sara Nathan Rptd

: How to Win a Referendum

In the first of a new series, Huw Edwards looks back to 1975 and the first European referendum. At the time it was an unprecedented experiment.
Harold Wilson asked whether we wanted to accept the new terms he'd negotiated for staying in the Common Market or come out altogether. By a massive majority, Britain stayed in. So how did the "yes" campaigners achieve such a decisive result and, as a referendum on the euro looms ever larger, are there any lessons for Tony Blair ?
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Tony Blair

: Matters of the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest cause of premature death worldwide and the epidemic. It kills a quarter-of-a-million Britons each year and shows no sign of slowing down. Geoff Watts examines the latest research into prevention and treatments.
2: Attack and the Aftermath. New developments in tackling heart attacks and the increase of heart failure in our ageing population. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Gulliver's Travels

3: Gulliver escapes from Lilliput in fear of his life only to face another challenge on his second voyage - the land of giants known as Brobdingnag. For details see Mon

: Concrete Cow

Sketch show with 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

That Wrekin Feeling. The Wrekin is not Shropshire's highest or mightiest hill but it's the one that everybody loves. And, forthe first time, a BBC microphone has been taken inside the fenced-and-gated chambers dug beneath its Summit. Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: News

: Book of the Week: The Mechanical Turk

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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