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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Last Diaries

3: Further despatches from the late Alan Clark. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alan Clark.

: Daily Service

Presented by Ram Gidoomal . I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold). John 10, wl-5. If Today You Hear God's Voice (Willcock). The King of Love My
Shepherd Is (Dominus Regit Me). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Ram Gidoomal
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Thea's Diary
Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Park

The park is a ubiquitous urban feature that sees all manner of human life pass through its gates. With its ponds and pathways, playgrounds for children and arbours for addicts, it's the place where illicit assignations are made and afternoons are ambled away. This portrait of the park was built up overthe course of a year from the funny, exotic and erotic stories to be found among the trees and flowers. 1: Summer Jazz and Conkers. In the first of two programmes, summerturns to autumn and two lovers begin theirtragic story. Producers Simon Elmes and Sara Parker


Producers: Simon Elmes
Producers: Sara Parker

: No Commitments

Continuing the comedy drama by Simon Brett.
Anna's love-life seems to be on an even keel, but can the same be said for Roger?


Writer: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Nighy
Eddie: James Greene
Jonathan: Michael Jayston

: 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 guests, as they attempt to baffle each otherwith brainteasers based on words, numbers and logic. On the panel are crossword editor Val Gilbert , puzzle setter David Bodycombe and crossword compiler Don Manley. 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
Editor: Val Gilbert
Unknown: David Bodycombe
Unknown: Don Manley.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Something Memorable

In the first of two plays about Thomas Hardy and his wives, Adam Thorpe imagines the conversation between Hardy and his first wife Emma Gifford before midnight on 31 December 1900. They are talking in front of a crackling fire on a frosty night at the gloomy Victorian house Hardy built near
Dorchester. As the clock winds down towards midnight and a new century approaches, the strains in their marriage become sharply focused. Hardy wants to read Emma his new poem The Darkling Thrush but Emma tries to goad him into doing something more memorable.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Unknown: Emma Gifford
Producer: Rob Ketteridge
Tom: Patrick Malahlde
Emma: Gemma Jones

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Roy Lancaster answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in Dorset. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Pillow Talk in Europe and Other Places

3: The Way She Walked. Another story from Deborah Levy 's new collection. Read by Samantha Bond. For details see Monday


Unknown: Deborah Levy
Read By: Samantha Bond.

: A Brief History of the End of Everything

Presented by astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno. 3: The Bouncing Universe. When our universe ends, will it start all over again? Or do we need to escape tc another universe while we still have the time? The science of the Ancient Greek atomists provides some clues to where our universe is heading. For details see Monday


Unknown: Guy Consolmagno.

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor meets Coleridge Goode , one of the most innovative jazz bass players of the 20th century. Goode grew up in Jamaica but didn't discoverjazz until he arrived in Glasgow. Ian Carr, Julian Joseph and Kevin Le Gendrejoin the discussion about the rewards and problems of the jazz world, the criss-crossing transatlantic currents which have influenced the British scene and the distinctive society that grew up around it. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Coleridge Goode
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Kevin Le Gendrejoin
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

High blood pressure affects approximately ten million people in the UK. Dr Graham Easton offers a guide to blood pressure treatments, from dietary Changes to the lateStdrugS. Repeat ofyesterday 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Another instalment of the top-flight comedy show featuring Jeremy Hardy 's profound and all-embracing Weltanschauung. Indoors if wet. Written by and starring Jeremy Hardy. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Roy is sympathetic. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine presented by Francine Stock. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Presented By: Francine Stock.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Thea's Diary

By Thea Gersten. Dramatised in 10 episodes by Andrew Farrell Readman.
3: Time Running Out. Thea's permit arrives and she leaves Germany to join her father in Warsaw. But will she be prepared for life as a refugee? For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Thea Gersten.
Unknown: Andrew Farrell Readman.

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: David Coomes

: They Fought and Lost

In a series about politicians who have suffered electoral defeat, Steve Richards talks to Chris Patten. See Sunday's Choice on page 112. Producer Jane Ashley. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Chris Patten.
Producer: Jane Ashley.

: A Strain on the System

When the Government announced recently that hundreds of key medical and military personnel were to be vaccinated against smallpox, it sent an unambiguous message to the population at large: we would be unwise to ignore the threat of a terrorist attack. In the first of three programmes investigating different threats to the social fabric, Sue Broom looks at the central role science is playing in the struggle against biological and chemical attack. Producer John Watkins


Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Girl with a Pearl Earring

3: Griet begins to assist Vermeer with his painting, but she must keep her work secret from the rest of the family. For details see Monday

: Innes Own World

The last chance to join Neil Innes inside his own mind where there are stories of working with Monty Python , jingles for products you never thought you needed and a modest little song called Isn't It Great Being a Star. It's the only show that promises to pluck the eyebrows of intelligence with the sugar tongs Of fact. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Monty Python
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: The Last Diaries

Part 3. Repeatof9.45am

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