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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: Farming Today

With Steve Peacock.


Unknown: Steve Peacock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: A Very EnglishDeceit

3: John Blunt offers England's government an extraordinary proposition to resuscitate the nation's ailing economy. The South Sea Bubble beginstO inflate. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Blunt

: Daily Service

Presented by Ram Gidoomal . In Heavenly Love
Abiding (Penlan); Psalm 127; 0 How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings (Vaughan Williams); Mayenziwe 'Ntando
Yakho (South Africa). Director of Music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Ram Gidoomal
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: A Whistling Woman
Part 13. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Lost for Words

Every two weeks around the world a language dies. With it goes the distinctive expression of a people's identity, history and culture, In the first of a new series Gavin Esler examines the extent of the threat to the world's linguistic diversity, travelling to
Australia where 90 per cent of indigenous languages have already been lost. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: Share and Share Alike

Comedy series by Emma Clarke about a group of retired private investors, the Cheadle Chancers.
3: Hall of Fame. Norma tries to buy popularity with the Cheadle Chancers by pretendingto be best friends with It's a Knockout presenter Stuart Hall.
But her web of deceit threatens to crumble when she spends thousands hiring a National Trust property. Then, when Stuart Hall arrives for his personal appearance, love blossoms in a priest-hole.
Original music by Big George Director Jim Poyser.


Unknown: Emma Clarke
Presenter: Stuart Hall.
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Music By: Big George
Director: Jim Poyser.
Don: Michael Angelis
Alma: Ann Rye
Norma: Brigit Forsyth
Eric: Roy Barraclough
Maureen: Judith Barker
Vinnie: Mark Chatterton
Murray: Mark Chatterton
Stuart Hall: Himself

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and John Waite.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke , from the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: X Marks the Spot

Pete McCarthy 's guests on the cryptic quiz show include art critics Brian Sewell and Robin Simon , and former Mastermind and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire winner David Edwards , Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: David Edwards
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Picture Palace

By Louise Oliver. In an overgrown wood stands a long forgotten crumbling cinema, once sparkling with stars ofthe silver screen. Now the Picture Palace is about to glitter again as two lovers make theirway through the undergrowth to rediscover its magic with the help of Clara the usherette. Music by Clive Bell.
Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Louise Oliver.
Music By: Clive Bell.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Clara: Liz Smith
Lucy: Emma Cunnlffe
Max: James Nickerson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Mediterranean Stories

3: Summer Orchestra by Esther Tusquets , translated by Margaret Jull Costa. A summer holiday in a French resort brings new emotions for 12-year-old Sara. Read by Zoe Waites. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Esther Tusquets
Translated By: Margaret Jull Costa.
Read By: Zoe Waites.

: Law in Order

3: A Case of Nationality. In the Middle Ages the concept of nationality was simple: if you were born in England you were English. The case of Rex v Philippe de Beauvais in 1321 was instrumental in changing that concept. But today the laws of nationality are being quietly changed again. Deborah Bull investigates. Fordetails see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears how from pre-historic times, humans have developed specialist ways of dealing with the dead and dying, usually by leaving it to the experts. Archaeologist Timothy Taylor examines the consequences of choosing to insulate ourselves from the visceral facts Of life. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Timothy Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

How many times have you wished you could tell your boss exactly what you think of him? Dr Raj Persaud hears about "360<legree feedback", a work assessment system which enables you to dojust that. Be prepared to be on the 360-degree feedback receiving end, though, too. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Mark Steel delivers another comedy lecture about the lives and works of the iconic figures of history.
Today's subject is Carthaginian elephantman and scourge of the Romans, Hannibal. With the help of Martin Hyder and Mel Hudson. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Mel Hudson.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Jill makes her views known. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts show. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Frederica Quartet: A Whistling Woman

By AS Byatt. Dramatised by John Harvey. 13: Daniel clashes with Joshua Ramsden at Dun Vale Farm, and Frederica's relationship with John Ottaker runs into difficulties. For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Unknown: Joshua Ramsden
Unknown: John Ottaker

: The Commission

ShouldSperm Donors Be Identified? This week's panel asks whether an individual conceived through donor insemination has the right to identifying information about their biological father. Chaired by Nick Ross. Producer Chris Walker Repeated Saturday 10.15pm
Dr Mark Porter on sperm-donor anonymity: page 40


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Chris Walker
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Siberia UK

Thirty years ago the Stormont Parliament was prorogued and a new cabinet post, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, established. Fourformer incumbents explain how their perceptions of the job, the people and the place were confounded or confirmed bytheirexperiences. 1. MerlynRees (1974-6)
Merlyn Rees presided overthe short-lived Power
Sharing Executive at Stormont, the first real attempt to devolve power after 1972. Rptd from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Merlyn Rees

: Frontiers

Peter Evans explores a new theory which suggests that some bacteria are harmless until they come into intimate contact with humans. The new evidence comes from the cholera microbe but the plague could behave in a similarfashion. As well as explaining historical outbreaks of disease, better vaccines against cholera may result.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker EMAIL: radioscience#bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Odd Girl Out

By Elizabeth Jane Howard. Part8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard.

: Two Thousand Years of Radio

2: Beagle FM. Extraordinary archive radio recordings from the past two millennia of the wireless. Tonight it's 1836 and DJ Suzanne Cankerjoins Charles Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle. Written and performed by Claire Downes , Hazel Grain , Al Holloway , Ben Kozo ,
Stuart Lane and Patrick McNamara. Producer seanGrundy


Unknown: Claire Downes
Unknown: Hazel Grain
Unknown: Al Holloway
Unknown: Ben Kozo
Unknown: Stuart Lane
Unknown: Patrick McNamara.

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

Actor and writer Andrew Clover encourages his guests to confront truths about themselves through improvising a mythical fairytale with hidden meanings. The result is moving, sometimes funny and startlingly revelatory. Producer Gary Reich


Producer: Gary Reich

: A Sense of Place

Building a New Suffolk. Ipswich is getting a whole new suburb called Ravenswood, with 1,000 new homes going up on the town's former airport. Also being developed are tensions between two distinct groups - council tenants and homeowners. How do people create a sense of community on a building site?


Producer: Robert Thompson

: News

: Book of the Week: A Very English

Deceit Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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