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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation. Producer ChrisPaling Shortened repeatat9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Ram Gidoomal. Majesty (Hayford). Revelation 4. vv 1-8. We See the Lord (anon, arr Pulkingham). Come. Ye Faithful, Raise the Anthem (Neander). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Ram Gidoomal
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

By John Nichol and Tony Rennell. 3: The prisoners of war are force marched into the harsh German winter. and survival becomes a battle of wills. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Nichol
Unknown: Tony Rennell.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ten Days that Shook My World Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Shearing Shore

A portrait of Orkney's most northerly - and endangered - -island, which is nearer to Oslo than to London. Clare Jenkins visits North Ronaldsay, home to 3 000 rare, seaweed-eating sheep and 60 islanders, to look at its unique traditions of sheep punding and sheep courts. Producer Clare Jenkins


Producer: Clare Jenkins

: A Whole 'Nother Story: 3

By Amanda Murphy.
The tale of Cassie and Pete, who'd be a great couple if they weren't too busy being friends.

Is it impossible for a woman to have a close male friend without her man getting jealous? The partners fight back.


Writer: Amanda Murphy
Producer: Graham Frost
Cassie: Debra Stephenson
Pete: Dave Lamb
Dad: Mike Grady
Mother: Brigit Forsyth
Jenny: Mika Simmons
Simon: Shaun Dooley
PJ: Brendan Burns

: 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. With team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego , and guests, including Claire Rayner. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Box Story

Written and performed by Bobby Baker. A delightful exploration of misfortune and accountability, inspired by the myth of Pandora. Bobby Baker delves into a selection of boxes and unleashes the ills of the world. She attempts to conquer them with hope and unsettling humour.
Singers Jeremy Avis , Harvey Brough. Jacqueline Dankworth. Sianed Jones. Melanie Pappenheim. Tony Purves , Kim Scrivener , Brooke Shelley and Belinda Sykes. Music composed by Jocelyn Pook Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Bobby Baker.
Singers: Jeremy Avis
Singers: Harvey Brough.
Singers: Jacqueline Dankworth.
Singers: Sianed Jones.
Singers: Melanie Pappenheim.
Singers: Tony Purves
Singers: Kim Scrivener
Singers: Brooke Shelley
Singers: Belinda Sykes.
Composed By: Jocelyn Pook
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of the Lord Chancellor in the distinguished setting of the House of Lords with questions posed by peers and MPs - members of the All Party Gardening Club. The chairman is
Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Sounding the City - Stories from the Belfast Festival: 3: The One with the Ayatollah and the Baby Monitor

by Glenn Patterson. What should be a quiet night in looking after the baby, turns into an eventful evening for the father. Producer Tanya Nash For details see Monday


Writer: Glenn Patterson.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Calstermen Never Turn Back

3: Henry Blogg of Cromer was the greatest lifeboatman who ever lived. Over 53 years he helped save 873 lives and won more bravery medals than any other lifeboatman. Paul Heiney tells the story of this remarkable man's career. For details see Monday


Unknown: Henry Blogg
Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Thinking Allowed

Naomi Klein , author of No Logo, gives an eyewitness account of popular protests against globalisation around the world. Plus a discussion of why democracy is in trouble, with John Keane , founder of the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Neera Chandhoke, Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Naomi Klein
Unknown: John Keane
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud examines the final personality test in the series -the Myers-Briggs test- and investigates the validity of such examinations in recruitment and assessment procedures. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Our Brave Boys

2: Lloyd George's Motor Car. The second episode of Christopher Lee 's Ministry of Defence comedy drama investigates the existence of £80m worth of brass nuts with no bolts, and why the RAF has enough spare fuel tanks to last 450 years.
Director Pete Atkin Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Director: Pete Atkin
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
CdrBill: Christopher Godwin
CPO Grieves: Peter Capaldl

: The Archers

Eddie's on a roll.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Ten Days that Shook My World

3: Norma receives a political pie in herface, and tempers are beginning to get frayed at the Cuban Socialist Youth Festival.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Claire Fox , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Hoggart's Week

Simon Hoggart presents a behind-the-scenes review of the week's political events.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Connect

The Healing Power of Light. Light connects all material things. Life on earth is bound to the rhythms of light and dependent on the energy-synthesising oxygen it provides. Light controls our mood, health and biological rhythms.
Quentin Cooper explores how, with the latest advances in science and technology, scientists are only now beginning to fully understand this powerful natural drug, and to utilise it in the treatment of a wide range of diseases and psychological disorders. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Angela Hind Dr Mark Porter on SAD: page 38


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind
Producer: Dr Mark Porter

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lucy Gault

William Trevor 's haunting, new novel.
3: Lucy's parents try to fill their days in Italy-quite unaware that their daughter is alive in Ireland. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: William Trevor

: The Heard

The second in a four-part series celebrating performance poetry and the spoken word. The show is hosted by John Hegley and features rising stars of the vibrant performance poetry scene, with regular guest John Cooper Clarke. Producer Nigel Piper


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: John Cooper Clarke.
Producer: Nigel Piper

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
England begin their attempt to recapture the Ashes in Brisbane on the first day of the First Test at the Woolloongabba ground -the celebrated Gabba.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Tim Lane and Jim Maxwell. Producer Peter Baxter •Approximate time Aggers on the Ashes: page 23


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Tim Lane
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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