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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: 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 the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Son of God, Eternal
Saviour (Bethany). Ephesians2, wl3-19. Before the Throne of God Above (Vikki Cook ). Christ Your Glory (Steve James ). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Vikki Cook
Unknown: Steve James
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Indulgence

3: Atraditional recipe. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Curiosity Shop Part 23. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Hot Hooves, Cool Heads

Gerry Anderson visits the annual Orby Sales in County Kildare, where the cream of Irish bloodstock is at auction. The hot hooves of the magnificent racehorses contrast with the cool heads of their sellers and prospective buyers, who include some of the world's richest owners. Around L24 million is spent during the course of the two-day sale, in an atmosphere charged with excitement and tension. But as Anderson, a stranger to the world of thoroughbred horses, admits: "It's almost like travelling in a parallel universe." Producer Chris Spurr


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Chris Spurr

: No Commitments

Continuing the comedy drama by Simon Brett. Emily discovers that deceiving her mother can have complex and long-lasting repercussions.


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Jonathan: Michael Jayston
Paula: Natalie Casey
Richard: Jason Done

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

More puzzles from Chris Maslanka and his guests as they attempt to baffle each other with more mindbending brainteasers based on words, numbers and logic. On this week's panel are medical physicist and maze-designer Professor Angela Newing , magician Geoffrey Durham and author and puzzle-setter Paul Lamford. Send your puzzles and answers to Puzzle Panel,
BBC Radio 4. London W1A 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@>bbc.co.uk Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Unknown: Angela Newing
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham
Unknown: Paul Lamford.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beyond the Canvas

A series of three plays inspired by great paintings. 2: The Death of Chatterton by Kelvin Segger.
Henry Wallis 's famous depiction of the suicide in a garrett of the young Romantic poet was posed for by the writer George Meredith , who was at the time married to Mary Ellen. Wallis fell in love with Mary Ellen , and subsequently eloped with herto Italy.
Kelvin Segger's play, built around commentary by Simon Wilson , consultant curator at the Tate, imagines what it must have been like during that period in Italy and tries to understand the emotional turmoil Wallis would have experienced while he was painting his lover's husband.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Henry Wallis
Unknown: George Meredith
Unknown: Mary Ellen.
Unknown: Mary Ellen
Commentary By: Simon Wilson
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Peter Leslie Wild
Wallis: Nick Fletcher
Mary Ellen: Sarah-Jane Holm

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Norfolk. The chairman is Eric Robson.


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

: Women on Men

3: Affair. By Anne Jones.
The reader is Marlene Sidaway. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anne Jones.
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway.

: Stuck in the Middle

3: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Do you still love the person you're married to? Do you still know the person you're married to? Clare Short , Stephanie Caiman and others confess the truth about love and relationships in the middle years. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman

: Thinking Allowed

This week, Laurie Taylor presents an antidote to the January sales by dipping into second-hand culture. A six-year study of bric-a-brac and car-boot sales has produced unusual insights into the growing popularity of second-hand shopping. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Children often react to illnesses and treatments in a very different way to adults - how does the NHS and its paediatricians manage? This programme takes a look at the medical challenges of looking afterthe health of the nation's children.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

A lighthearted troll through the fetid morass of modern life. Written and performed by Jeremy Hardy Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Pat and Tony are gobsmacked. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reviews Roman Polanski's The Pianist, a film based on the autobiography of pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman - a Polish Jew who survived the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Wladyslaw Szpilman
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Old Curiosity Shop

23: Dick owes his life to the Marchioness. For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Claire Fox , Michael Gove , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


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

: View from the Sidelines

The fourth in a series of talks in which
Michael Shea , writer, diplomat, and former press secretary to the Queen, recalls his time at the palace and the pain and pleasure of life with the royal rat pack. Producer Zilah Watson Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Michael Shea
Producer: Zilah Watson
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: What Remains to Be Discovered?

Bob May , president of the Royal Society, concludes his investigation of the outstanding questions in science with a look at the human mind. How do our brains work, what creates our consciousness and what can we do to enhance it?
Producer Martin Redfern E-mail: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bob May
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Piano Tuner

8: Edgar falls prey to both the delights and the dangers of the doctor's isolated world. For details see Monday

: Innes Own World

More of the same but slightly different from the show that spits the gargle of existence into the bathroom sink of being and introduces the man of substance to the woman of intuition. Starring comedian and songwriter Neil Innes. Producer Claire Jones


Songwriter: Neil Innes.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: Indulgence

Part 3. Repeat of 9.45am

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