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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: canon Noel vincent.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: mark holdstock.

: Today

With Mark Cole and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: mark cole
Unknown: james naughtie.
Unknown: jim thompson.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: libby purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Judith Champ. God Is Our Strength from Days of Old (Ein' Feste Burg). Isaiah 51, wl-6. Light of the World (Dankworth). Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands). With Portsmouth Grammar
School Choir. Director of music James Henderson.


Presented By: dr Judith champ.
Music: james henderson.

: Book of the Week: Beyond Nab End

3: William exchanges the factory chimneys of the East End for the college spires of Oxford. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Thea's Diary
Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: jenni murray.

: The Park

Where afternoon ambles and illicit assignations meet.... the second of two programmes charting a year in the life of the park - a portrait composed by means of recordings with various park users.
Cleaning Up and Bedding Out. Dark thoughts and drugs are abroad in the gloom of the winter park. Meanwhile, Lin and Keith go sledging, but spring brings sadness and hope in equal measure. Producer Simon Elmes and Sara Parker


Producer: simon elmes
Producer: sara parker

: No Commitments

The last of a six-part comedy drama by Simon Brett. Roger seems to be on the mend but the love lives of Anna and Charlotte are getting more complex.


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 John Waite.


Unknown: liz barclay
Unknown: john waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: nick clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

More puzzles from Chris Maslanka and the panel as they attempt to baffle each other with brainteasers based on words, numbers and logic. On this week s panel are mathematician Victor Bryant , crossword compiler Don Manley and medical physicist and maze designer Professor Angela Newing. Send your puzzles and answers to Puzzle Panel,
BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA Email: puzzle.panel@brx.co.uk Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: chris maslanka
Unknown: victor bryant
Unknown: don manley
Designer: professor Angela newing.
Producer: jane ray

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: When Louis Met George

By Paul Farley. Just before dawn breaks, deep in the basement of Broadcasting House, George Orwell and Louis MacNeice, two of the most famous wnters to have worked forthe BBC, meet for the first time. During their chance encounter, they debate the effect of the war on their writing and their work for the Corporation. But who recorded their conversation? And why have the tapes suddenly turned up in 2003? Director Rob Ketteridge

Deep in the bowels of the BBC, two radio archivists discover a recording of two famous writers in conversation

When Louis Met George

2.15pm R4 That's Louis MacNeice and George Orwell. And where do they meet? In the deepest underground room of the BBC's Broadcasting House: the gentlemen's toilets. This play by Paul Farley (winner of this year's Whitbread Book Award for Poetry) opens with two radio archivists going through the contents of a BBC storeroom. One of the tapes found features MacNeice and Orwell, both employed as BBC writers, caught unawares in conversation, not knowing they were being recorded. They discuss the role of art in a time of war, with "time" being at the very core of this drama. Darting between the dialogues of the 21st-century archivists and the wartime writers creates moments when time seems suspended - two worlds entwined in a BBC basement. When Orwell declares that broadcasting has made us become "acclimatised to misery and inequality... we hear what's happening all over the world", it could just as easily be 2003 as 1943. A poetic, poignant piece.


Writer: Paul Farley
Director: Rob ketteridge
Orwell/Older BBC man: Jon Glover
MacNeice: Dermot Crowley
Younger BBC man: Tom George

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Suffolk. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: john cushnie
Unknown: bob flowerdew
Unknown: eric robson.
Producer: trevor taylor

: Welsh Voices from Afar

Tales of Welsh travellers, settlers and adventurers abroad. 3: Passion Fruit byLindsayAshford. In war-ravaged Rwanda, a grieving wife finds a kind of peace. Read by Erica Eirian. producer Geni Hall-Kenny


Read By: erica eirian.
Producer: geni hall-Kenny

: Saigon Stories

3: Dai Le continues herjourney through Vietnam, where she meets some Australian veterans of the Vietnam War, many returning forthe first time in over 30 years. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

How do you rebuild a city that has been destroyed by war? Laurie Taylor talks to Dr Sultan Barakat who has spent his career working in Yugoslavia,
Afghanistan and Iraq, trying to resolve the dilemmas of contemporary postwar reconstruction. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Talks: laurie taylor
Unknown: dr Sultan barakat
Producer: jacqueline smith

: Case Notes

Steroids are used to treat up to 200 different medical conditions from eczema to cancer. Graham Easton explores the pros and cons of one of modern medicine's most powerful tools. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: graham easton
Producer: paula mcGrath

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: eddie mair.

: The Write Stuff

Another chance to hearthe literary quiz with a twist. Joining regular captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are guests novelists Nigel Williams and Harry Ritchie. The series begins by setting the teams the task of pastiching Ian Fleming by placing his hero,
James Bond , in an unglamorous setting. Chaired by James Walton. Readings by Beth Chalmers. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: sebastian faulks
Unknown: john walsh
Unknown: nigel williams
Unknown: harry ritchie.
Unknown: ian fleming
Unknown: james bond
Unknown: james walton.
Unknown: beth chalmers.

: The Archers

Don't mention the marmalade. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Sally Spurring


Producer: sally spurring

: Thea's Diary

8: American Red Cross. Thea begins to enjoy life in London when she starts working for the American Red Cross and meets a handsome young soldier. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: 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


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 Peter TatChell. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday


Talks: steve richards
Unknown: peter tatchell.
Producer: jane ashley

: A Strain on the System

A three-part series assessing our preparedness in the face of national crises. 2: Sue Broom looks at the lessons learned from the 2001 foot-and-mouth epidemic. Veterinarians, farmers, scientists and civil servants all agree that speed is the key to combating the disease. Will improved contingency planning and speedier "pen-side" diagnostics help prevent such devastating outbreaks in the future?
What can we do about other diseases like Bluetongue and Rinderpest that could have an equally destructive impact on livestock farming? Producer John Watkins


Producer: john watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: robin lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Man of Mystery andOther Stories

By Shiva Naipaul. A collection of short stories set in 1960s Trinidad, abridged and produced by Jane Marshall. Read by Oscar James.
3: The Political Education of Clarissa Forbes (pt 2) In the conclusion of the two-part story, Clarissa Forbes leaves home in search of a better life.


Unknown: shiva naipaul.
Produced By: jane marshall.
Read By: oscar james.
Unknown: clarissa forbes

: The Wonder Years

Another chance to hearthe first of two programmes first broadcast last year in which Jenny Eclair takes a look at how children and teenagers are portrayed in comedy. With illustrations from comedians such as Harry Enfield, Rik Mayall , Morwenna Banks , Lee and Herring, Gina Yashere and Kenneth Williams , and from the Just William series. 1: Children Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: jenny eclair
Unknown: rik mayall
Unknown: morwenna banks
Unknown: gina yashere
Unknown: kenneth williams
Producer: graham frost

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book of the Week: Beyond Nab End

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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