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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With IftikharAwan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Martha Kearney and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Tim Winter.
8.51 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: World Cup Cricket

England v Namibia
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann , with expert comments from Andrew Hudson and Angus Fraser.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Andrew Hudson
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: World Cup Cricket

England v Namibia
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann , with expert comments from Andrew Hudson and Angus Fraser.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Andrew Hudson
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: 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 the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. 0 Jesus,
Have Promised (Day of Rest). Mark 7, w6-15 .Al
Once Held Dear (Knowing You). Jesus Shall Takethe
Highest Honour (Bowater). Director of music Andy Silver. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Andy Silver.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Book of the Week: Hotel Bemelmans

By Ludwig Bemelmans. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: World Cup Cricket

England v Namibia
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann , with expert comments from Andrew Hudson and Angus Fraser.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Andrew Hudson
Unknown: Angus Fraser.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Gateways Club Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: HWon/y Diversity Works

Britain is a melting-pot with more cross-cultural marriages and relationships than any other European country. Increasingly, attraction is cutting swathes through the artificial barriers of race, nationality, religion, culture and tradition. But does this choice involve particular challenges and rewards?
Anjula Mutanda meets culturally diverse couples around the country to heartheir stories. Producerciarecsonka


Unknown: Anjula Mutanda

: Elephants to Catch Eels

By Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain. It's s time for the annual convention for smuggling fans: people so obsessive and dysfunctional they will tear each other apart forthe chance to buy anything so long as it's signed by star smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny. Will Tamsyn be persuaded to appear on the panel discussion "Smuggling in the Future - will sea serpents one day be our friends?" Who on Earth will they be idolising next? Actors? Bascombe/Mad Gilbert Music John Whitehall Producer Jan Ravens


Unknown: Tom Jamieson
Unknown: Nev Fountain.
Unknown: Tamsyn Trelawny.
Music: John Whitehall
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Lucy Speed
Jago: John Bowe
Maj Falconer: Cameron Stewart
Capt Marriot: Andrew McGibbon
Roy: Phil Nice
Squire Bascombe: Martin Hyder
Maa uioert: Martin Hyder
Edna: Julia Deakin
Dewey: Mark Felgate

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson in Manchester.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

Chris Stuart presides over the lunchtime science contest concerning all things innovative. Lewis Wolpert and Adam Hart-Davis are joined by Vivienne Parry and Tracey Logan.
Adam Hart-Davis on why science and history are being sold short: page 21


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Unknown: Tracey Logan.
Producer: Martin Dempsey
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: You're Breaking Up

Guy Slater's play follows three adulterous affairs involving mobile phones to their comic but sad ends.


Writer: Guy Slater
Director: Janet Whitaker
Tony: Philip Jackson
Janet: Karen Archer
Ruth: Adjoa Andoh
Anna: Elaine Claxton
Oliver: Stephen Critchlow

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners in Elstree, Hertfordshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Radio Poems

3: The Sea Cabinet by Catriona O'Reilly. Ajourney around the Town Docks Museum in Hull with its plaster Eskimo heads, ambergris and a stuffed mermaid. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Catriona O'Reilly.

: The Kids Are Moving On

3: Changing the World. Nick Green-environmentalist, socialist, anarchist and activist-has turned his interests and energy to Latin America. Ngozie Azu has survived a revolution in Sierra Leone and a childhood in foster care to become a student at Oxford with the UN in her sights. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

How we view tobacco has changed greatly overthe centuries. A new investigation, Why People Smoke, suggests that the social and psychological factors involved are at least as important as their biological counterparts. With Laurie Taylor. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud examines the world of the chronically shy. Why are some people gregarious and confident, while others hang back, painfully inhibited? What is going on in the shy person's brain during social interactions to cause such discomfort? Or should shyness be a perfectly acceptable expression of personal ity? Producer Marya Burgess Phone [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Write Stuff

Virginia Woolf is the "author of the week" as James Walton quizzes John Walsh , Sebastian Faulks , Lynne Truss and Stephen Fry on all things literary. With Beth Chalmers as the reader. Written by James Walton. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Written By: James Walton.

: The Archers

Jack reviews his investments. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts and entertainment show. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Gateways Club 3:

The Killing of Sister George
For details see Monday Repeatedfrom 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: I Was a Teenage Communist

Alexei Sayle explains how he became attracted to and then disillusioned with communism. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: An Earth Made for Life

The Earth was formed 4,500 million years ago.
Mars, Venus and Mercury were also formed at that time, but only Earth produced life. Science writer Gabrielle Walker examines new evidence that the Earth was ripe for life. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Roland Pease

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Photograph

By Penelope Lively. 3: Glyn reveals the uncomfortable truth to Elaine. For details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

Cartoonist Steven Appleby returns with a new series of what he laughably describes as "insights into normal, everday life". 1: Normal Reality. This week he is only mildly surprised to be identified as the Earth's supreme being by alien civilisations throughout the universe.... but where does reality end and fantasy begin? With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Paul McCrink
Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Betts
Unknown: Rosalind Paul.
Producer: Toby Swift

: Foley and McColl - the Interview

A new comedy series, starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Featuring Michael Parkinson as himself. 1: Rockall. The double act have finally got their big break - an interview on the Parkinson show. But what is Parky going to ask them and will anyone believe their answers? Producer SallyAvens


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl.
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: Songlines

David Stafford continues his look at songs that have entered our collective memory as he deconstructs the origin of the American folk song Clementine. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: Hotel Bemelmans

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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