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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Mark Coles and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Devout Sceptics

Bel Mooney and her guest, the physicist and popular science writer Professor Paul Davies , explore the territory between belief and unbelief. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Professor Paul Davies

: City Volk

4:Berlin. In the final part of the series,
Uwe Westphal uncovers the social contradictions that mean Berlin is still a divided city, 13 years afterthe fall of the Wall. While the newly fashionable aristocracy entertains in lavish style, thousands are struggling to make ends meet-and not only in the former communist east. producer Tim Mansel


Unknown: Uwe Westphal
Producer: Tim Mansel

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Only by Grace
(Gufstafson). Mark 10, w2-9. Set Me as a Seal (Walton). Great God, We Praise Thy Mighty Love (Cornwall). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: A Life Drawing

The children's illustrator Shirley Hughes reads another extract from her new memoirs.
2: "I applied to Oxford because I had been told, incorrectly as it turned out, that there was an ice-skating rink there...." For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Shirley Hughes

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower Part 7 of the drama. Drama repeated 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Sparrowhawk. Mark Carwardine discovers why this bird of prey traditionally associated with woodlands is becoming so prevalent in urban gardens and if there's anything to be done to save the diners at the bird table from becomingdinnerforthe sparrowhawk. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Incoming Wounded

At the height of the Vietnam War in the 1970's, a new television series set in Korea hit the screens in the USA. Soon the swirling blades of the helicopter would become synonymous with one of the most successful sitcoms in history. On the 30th anniversary of the first television broadcast, Mark Lawson looks back at the lasting legacy of MASH.
The show that changed TV comedy for ever: p123 Dr Mark Porter on the influence of MASH: p43


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Mark Rickards

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and PeterWhite.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Musical Side of the Family

Janet Ellis was famously dismissed as a Blue Peter presenter when she became pregnant out of wedlock. What most people didn't realise was that she already had an eight-year-old child - Sophie Ellis Bextor. She talks about having a daughter at number one in the charts and reveals what working on Blue Peter was really like. producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Blue Peter
Unknown: Sophie Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: After the Break

By Ian Curteis.
Spy George Blake escaped from Wormwood Scrubs thanks to luck and the daring of a small-time Irish criminal, Sean Bourke. But, once in Russia, is their enforced exile together a worse fate than the cell they shared?


Writer: Ian Curteis
Director: Sue Wilson
George: Jack Klaff
Sean: John O'Mahony
Victor: Paul Humpoletz
Natalie: Jilly Bond
Announcer: Ian Brooker

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners follow up their environmental concerns.
Producer Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed]Email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick Write

: Not Drowning but Waving

2: Plumbing, written and read by Ian Sansom. A rainy day is not a good day for a plumber. But, then again, there are really no good days in plumbing, which is how Sammy and his new wife come to invest in a spa from America called the Oasis. For details see yesterday


Read By: Ian Sansom.

: The Year's Four Corners: 2: Spring Equinox

It's 21 March and the Fal Estuary in Cornwall is flooded by the high spring tide that laps at the base of the oak trees cloaking the sides of the flooded river valleys - potent encounter between the sea and the land. With Lavinia Greenlaw and travel writer Philip Marsden.
(For details see yesterday)


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Unknown: Philip Marsden.

: Nice Work

Philippa Lamb presents the essential guide to working life. ProducerLynne R Jones

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott visits Cornwall to meet Rick Stein and his neighbour Tim Smit, chief executive of the Eden Project, to talk about some of their favourite paperbacks.

(Repeated Sunday 11pm)


Presenter: Rosie Boycott
Interviewee: Rick Stein
Interviewee: Tim Smit
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Clare English and Nigel Wrench.

: Night Class

By Johnny Vegas , Tony Burgess and Tony Pitts.
4: Johnny and his charges leave the confines of the night school for a class outing to a sculpture park. But alcohol and a Ford Transit van containing eight losers are not the happiest of bedfellows.
Music performed and arranged by Paul Heaton and Tony Robinson Director Dirk Maggs Producers Helen Chattwell and Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Tony Burgess
Unknown: Tony Pitts.
Arranged By: Paul Heaton
Arranged By: Tony Robinson
Director: Dirk Maggs
Producers: Helen Chattwell
Producers: Bruce Hyman
Johnny: Johnny Vegas
Kieran: Tony Burgess
Rebecca: Fiona Carew
Sandra: Rebecca Front
Nathan: Christian Knowles
Ken: Adrian Manfredi
Chloe: Lyndsey Marshal
Paul: Tony Prtts
Anne: Gwyneth Powell
Carol: Nicola Stephenson

: The Archers

Marjorie is broken hearted. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower

By AS Byatt. Dramatised by John Harvey. 7: Frederica takes John Ottakerto Yorkshire , but, back in London, she finds that she is being watched by his twin brother. For details see yesterday Repeat of 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Unknown: John Ottakerto Yorkshire

: With Us or against Us

Edward Stourton concludes his series about the coalition set up in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September. 4: The Problems of Success. The coalition is faced with a swathe of new challenges. Member countries of the UN are meant to work togetherto fight terrorism, but America is determined to go it alone, if necessary, when it comes to Iraq. New relationships are forged between Russia and the United States but there is turmoil in the Middle East and the threat of a nuclear war in Asia. Producer Mark Savage
Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Ian Macrae Phone: [number removed] Email: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Living with Pain

JWhat is pain for? Geoff Watts examines how it's an essential, if unwelcome, part of being human which fascinates artists and scientists alike.
Producer Paula McGrath
Email: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9.00am

: Book at Bedtime: Odd Girl Out

Claire Skinner continues to read Elizabeth Jane
Howard's classic Story. Part2. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Elizabeth Jane

: The Rapid Eye Movement

By Karl Minns. The thorny issue of sex raises its ugly head - ie, Chester isn't having any, leading to rioting in a certain part of his anatomy. To make matters worse, Tiberius and Meryl, the REM's lead actor and actress, are refusing to work together because of the amount of nudity required.
Music composed by the Neutrinos Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Chester: Martin Freeman
Narrator: Chris Langham
Butterworth: Michael Fenton Stevens
Meryl: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Suzie: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Tiberius: Kim Wall
Miss Maury: Beth Chalmers
Hives: Martin Hyder
Popkin: Martin Hyder
Marlowe: Owen Evans
Floyd: Karl Minns

: A Sense of Place

Nethercott. Children's author Michael Morpurgo tells the story of Nethercott Farm - a Devon farm for city children. When Michael and his wife Claire bought Nethercott House they used it as a base for their dream of giving children a taste of a way of life far removed from the town. Producer Ian Phillips


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Ian Phillips

: News

: Book of the Week: A Life Drawing

Part2. Repeated from 9.45am

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