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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With BishopJim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Bishopjim Thompson.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation.


Presenter: Libby Purves
Producer: Chris Paling

: Book of the Week: The Lost King of France

3: With the execution of his father, eight-year-old Louis-Charles turns to his mother for solace, but the revolutionary leadership has a cruel fate in store for Marie-Antoinette and her son. Haydn Gwynne reads this compelling story of revolution and revenge. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Haydn Gwynne

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim). Ephesians 6, wlO-18. Dona Nobis Pacem Domine (Taize).
Soldiers of Christ! Arise (From Strength to Strength). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Following Monday s special edition about single living, the lines are open for your views and experiences of "Going Solo". Before Wednesday the number to call is [number removed]. On Wednesday the number to call is [number removed].
10.45 Flames Part 3 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm
One Is not amused: page 39

: Life with Henry and Freddie

Henrietta Spink brings up two severely disabled sons, runs a charity to support other parents and has been through legal battles to get what she thinks her children need and deserve. Through her diary extracts and interviews with the people who live and work alongside her, this documentary looks at her day-to-day life with Henry and Freddie and follows her quest for improvement in their situation for all parents of disabled children.Producer Laura Parmt


Unknown: Henrietta Spink
Producer: Laura Parmt

: Share and Share Alike

The last episode in Emma Clarke 's comedy series about a group of retired private investors.
6: Battle of Will. Maurice's fitted kitchen company goes to the wall: will he take the pressure like a man orwill he hitthe bottle, fake his own death and run off to Abervstwvth with a Welsh lap dancer called Tanya?
Original music by Big George Director Jim Poyser


Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: George Director Jim Poyser
Maurice: Ken Campbell
Don: Michael Angells
Alma: Ann Rye
Norma: Brlglt Forsyth
Eric: Roy Barraclough
Maureen: Judith Barker
Godfrey/Peter: Mark Chatterton
Anthea: Sally Sheridan

: 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.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young chairs another round of the biographical quiz show. Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego and guests including
Clare Rayner do battle to prove once again that it's not what you know but who you know that counts. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Clare Rayner
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Brave Swimmer

by Noel Greig , inspired by a true story.
A child refugee stands out from the faceless mass. He becomes a hero for a day when he saves a drowning boy at the seaside. He's also revisiting his dream of being an Olympic swimmer and reclaiming his own self worth.


Writer: Noel Greig
Music: Huw Jones
Director: Pauline Harris
Tony: Andrija Soric
Sam: Alexander Slater
Mum: Susan Cookson
David/Ice cream vendor: Malcolm Scates

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by members of the West
Bridgford and Rushcliffe District Horticultural Society near Nottingham. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: On Stage at Cheltenham

3: Ghost Wedding. Written and performed by Justin Cartwright. An impoverished writer questions the worth of his chosen profession as he searches for the right ending to his film script. For details see Monday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.

: The Big Illusion

3: Art in the Mirror. For hundreds of years, artists have played with mirror images. They reveal truth and illusion, glamour and vanity. A reflection on the richness of mirrors in art past and present. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

This week Laurie Taylor gets an anthropological view of Newmarket, the headquarters of horseracing, and enters a world where everything, animal or human, is governed by the arcane language of pedigree and the mysteries of conformation. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All In the Mind

This week Dr Raj Persaud visits Bradford, where they're pioneering a number of radical initiatives in the field of mental health. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Dan Damon and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Mark Steel Lecture

Mark Steel delivers another comedy lecture about the life and work of an icon of history. This week he floats like a butterfly around, and hones his bee-sting wit on, the larger-than-life figure of Muhammad Ali.


Presenter: Mark Steel
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

An uninvited visitor at Home Farm. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Francine Stock. Producer wrsty Pope


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: Flames: 3: Yesterday's Dreams

by Wally K Daly.
Two former lovers meet on the anniversary of a wedding that never happened in an encounter that is angry, affectionate and terrifying for both.
For details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am


Frank: Gerard McDermott
Ami: Tracy Ann Oberman

: The Cuban Missile Crisis: 40 Years On: Kennedy's Secret Tapes

In the first of a series of programmes marking the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, writer and broadcaster Anthony Howard draws on secret tapes made by President Kennedy to tell the inside story of what went on in the White House duringthe time when the world came the closest it's ever been to nuclear war. Dramatisations from the recordings feature Ed Bishop as John F Kennedy , with John Guerrasio , Bill Roberts , Kerry Shale , Bob Sherman , Colin Stinton and John Turner. With additional contributions by President Kennedy's close aide anc speech writer Ted Sorensen , his defense secretary Robert McNamara , historian and confidante Arthur Schlesinger Jr and General William Y
Smith. Producer Mark Savage Revised repeat Repeated on Sat at 10.15pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: John F Kennedy
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Bill Roberts
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Unknown: Colin Stinton
Unknown: John Turner.
Unknown: Ted Sorensen
Unknown: Robert McNamara
Unknown: Arthur Schlesinger Jr
Unknown: General William Y

: Frontiers

The only place that life could exist on this planet 540 million years ago was underthe sea. But as oxygen levels rose on the surface, a few brave pioneers took their first steps on to dry land. As Peter Evans discovers, scientists in Canada have recently unearthed remarkable evidence of one of these early landing parties. What were these creatures and why did they decide to leave the sea for life on terra firma? EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Little Boy Lost

ByMarghanita Laski. Part 3. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Bymarghanita Laski.

: Two Thousand Years of Radio

5: Sherwood FM. More extraordinary archive radio recordings from the past two millennia of the wireless. It's 1206 and DJ Suzanne Canker falls for new hero on the block Robin the Hood.... but living on nettle soup can really test a relationship. Written and performed byClaire Downes, Hazel Grian , Al Holloway , Ben Kozo , Stuart Lane and Patrick McNamara. Producer SeanGrundy


Unknown: Suzanne Canker
Unknown: Hazel Grian
Unknown: Al Holloway
Unknown: Ben Kozo
Unknown: Stuart Lane
Unknown: Patrick McNamara.

: 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


Presenter: Andrew Clover Producer: Gary Reich

: News

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