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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Romain.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim TTiompson.
8.50 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Ttiompson.

: 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: Dispatches

3: Saigon "In Saigon I always went to sleep stoned so I almost always lost my dreams, probably just as Well." For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr David Cook. I Need Thee Every Hour (Robert Lowry ). Matthew 18, wl-5. Lord, I Come to You (Bullock). You Are My Strength When I Am Weak (Jernigan). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Dr David Cook.
Unknown: Robert Lowry
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Don't Know How She Does It
Part 8 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Lost for Words

Gavin Esler concludes his examination of the impact on cultural diversity when a language dies by asking what is lost to those who speak the world's dominant languages, SUCh as English. 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. 5: For Love Nor Money Eric is horrified when his daughter Hamble starts dating his arch-rival's son (they had a dispute in 1973 over an encroaching leylandii hedge). Meanwhile, Norma finds love in an internet chat room.
Original music by Big George
Director Jim Poyser Onginal music Dy Big George


Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Money Eric
Music By: Big George
Director: Jim Poyser
Unknown: Big George
Eric: Roy Barraclough
Maureen: Judith Barker
Norma: Brigit Focsyth
Hamble: Sally Sheridan
Cameron: Mark Chatterton
Eduardo: Mark Chatterton
Crispin: Malcolm Raebum
Gilbert: Malcolm Raebum
Manager: Malcolm Raebum

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young chairs a new series of the biographical quiz show. Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego and guests Lynne Truss and Anthony Holden do battle to prove once again that it's not what you know but who you knowthat counts. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Arnold Bennett Stories

A comedy set in a West End theatre. Young actor
Reginald Sark finds fame and fortune when he gains the attention of doyenne Emily Flyfax. But can he repay the favour he owes her? Dramatised by Dominic Power. See Monday's choice on page 132.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Reginald Sark
Unknown: Emily Flyfax.
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Director: Michael Fox
Bennett: Gerry Hlnks
Emily: Gabrielle Drake
Reggie: Nick Caldecott
Gladiola: Joanna Swain
Lady Queenie: Elaine Carton
Cutter: Russell Dixon
Jack: Russell Dixon
Cecil: David Fleeshman
Doorman: Cliff Howells

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by staff and students at
Myerscough College near Preston. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Good Evening, Mrs Craven: the WartimeStories of Mollie Panter-Downes

3: Good Evening, Mrs Craven Mr Craven receives a posting to North Africa leaving behind two Mrs.
Cravens anxiously awaiting news. For details see Monday

: Darkness Visible

3: A Story of Sex and Shopping. From Cinderella to Thomas the Rhymer, fairytales are often about desire-andthe price paid for instant gratification. Read by Dolina McLennan. For details see Monday


Read By: Dolina McLennan.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor examines the success of the TV talk show, with Robert Kilroy-Silk and sociologist
Laura Grindstaff. How do producers make ordinary people such fascinating viewing? Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Robert Kilroy-Silk
Unknown: Laura Grindstaff.
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

There's a wide range of help available for those with mental health problems, but often the person who needs it refuses to acknowledge the fact. For family and friends trying to encourage someone to seek help can be an uphill struggle. Dr Raj Persaud investigates Strategies for success. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

PM With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: the Mark Steel Lecture

Mark Steel delivers another comedy lecture about the life and work of an iconic figure of history. This week he delves into the life the creator of a monster: Mary Shelley , author Of Frankenstein. Producer Lucy Armrtage


Unknown: Mary Shelley
Producer: Lucy Armrtage

: the Archers

Keeper's Cottage is under inspection.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson interviews Jeffrey Eugenides , author of The Virgin Suicides, about his new novel Middlesex, an examination of the American dream, which is set in the crumbling Ottoman Empire and the New World. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jeffrey Eugenides

: I Don't Know How She Does it

By Allison Pearson. Adapted by Penny Leicester . 8: Kate faces some sobering truths. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Allison Pearson.
Adapted By: Penny Leicester

: The Commission

Gambling on the Future: How Should the Gambling Laws Be Reformed? Do we want a fruit machine in every petrol station or chip shop? Should we turn
Blackpool into Las Vegas-on-Sea? As the government reviews the future of gambling in Britain, Nick Ross asks a panel of leading thinkers and decision makers to finda radical solution to a complex problem. Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Sara Nathan

: Siberia UK: 4: Mo Mowlam (1997-9)

Thirty years after the creation of the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - considered the least desirable job in government - four former incumbents explain how their perceptions of the job, the people and the place were confounded or confirmed by their experiences.
Mo Mowlam was in charge of the delicate negotiations which eventually bore fruit with the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Last of the series. Repeated on Sunday at 10.45pm


Subject: Mo Mowlam

: Frontiers

Peter Evans investigates one of the largest volcanic systems on the planet, Yellowstone National Park, which has been dubbed a "super volcano". Only a handful exist in the world, but when one erupts (and an eruption is already overdue) it will be unlike any volcano we have everwitnessed. But it is one of the least understood natural phenomena. A new volcanic observatory in the park hopes to change that. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: the World Tonight

With Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Book at Bedtime: Invisible Man

By Ralph Ellison. 8: The narrator discovers a political movement that promises him a rise to power. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ralph Ellison.

: Two Thousand Years of Radio: 4: Beagle FM

More extraordinary archive radio recordings from the past two millennia of the wireless. DJ Suzanne Canker and her Catholic cohorts do battle with Henry Vlll 's radio Reformation.
Written and performed by Claire Downes, Hazel Grian, Al Holloway, Ben Kozo, Stuart Lane and Patrick McNamara.


Writer/Performer: Claire Downes
Writer/Performer: Hazel Grian
Writer/Performer: Al Holloway
Writer/Performer: Ben Kozo
Writer/Performer: Stuart Lane
Writer/Performer: Patrick McNamara
Producer: Sean Grundy

: the Storyman with Andrew Clover

Interviewing a different guest each week, actor and writer Andrew Clover encourages his subjects 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

: Repeat 'Til Fade

A look at Petula Clark 's 1964 chart-topper Downtown, with contributions from Petula Clark herself, songwriter Tony Hatch , jazz musician Django Bates and mobile DJ Dave Jansen. ProducerAlan Hall


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Petula Clark
Songwriter: Tony Hatch
Musician: Django Bates
Unknown: Dave Jansen.

: News

: Book of the Week: Dispatches

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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