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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fidelma Meehan.


Unknown: Fidelma Meehan.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Tim Winter.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Savage Girls andWild Boys

A history of feral children by Michael Newton , read by Anton Lesser. 3: An 18th-century French scientist tries to discover if a "savage" can be taughtto speak. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Newton
Read By: Anton Lesser.

: Daily Service

Presented by Michael Wakelin. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching). 1 John 2, wl-6. God So Loved the World (Chilcott). 0 for a Heart to Praise My God (Stockton). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Berlin Diaries
Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Speedboats of the Desert

A top racing camel can bring its owner huge returns, so breeding from a good runner makes good horse-sense Clare Balding travels to Dubai to meet
Lulu Skidmore , the director of the first camel reproduction centre, set up by the crown Prince of Dubai. Skidmore is pioneering techniques to produce the best racing camels for the sport that has been a Bedouin pastime for centuries. Producer Pamela Rutherford No ordinary breeding programme: page 121


Unknown: Lulu Skidmore
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Elephants to Catch Eels

By Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain , starring Lucy
Speed. Tamsyn and Jago's smuggling exploits are to be chronicled at close quarters by a group of fly-on-the-wall balladeers. They are provided with some exciting material as Jago is up before an unusually hardline judge and it seems there will be no escape from the noose.
Tamsyn Lucy Speed Jago John Bowe Maj Falconer Cameron Stewart Capt Marriot Andrew McGibbon Squire Bascombe/Mad Gilbert
Martin Hyder
Dewey Mark Felgate Judge Pettiforth Ma* Perry Anthony the Balladeer
Michael Fenton Stevens
Music by John Whitehall Producer Jan Ravens


Unknown: Tom Jamieson
Unknown: Nev Fountain
Unknown: John Bowe
Unknown: Capt Marriot Andrew McGibbon
Music By: John Whitehall
Producer: Jan Ravens

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite in Manchester.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite

: World Cup Cricket

England v India
England play one of the pre-tournament favourites, India, under the lights of Kingsmead in Durban.
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Andrew Hudson and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Andrew Hudson
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

Chris Stuart presides overthe science contest concerning all things innovative. Featuring Lewis Wolpert and Adam Hart-Davis , and special guests Peter MacDonald and Damini Kumar. Producer Martin Dempsey


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Peter MacDonald
Unknown: Damini Kumar.
Producer: Martin Dempsey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Intent to Supply

By Joshua Levine. A young barrister is routinely and ritually humiliated by his seniors. But when he discovers he's the defence lawyer for the daughter of a peer, his fortunes look set to change...


Writer: Joshua Levine
Director: Izzy Mant
Jack: Keith Charles
Katie: Elizabeth Berrington
Fiona: Jasmine Hyde
Rowlan: Bill Nighy
Magistrate: Carolyn Jones

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Earlsdon Gardening Club near Coventry. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Small Things

3: Cafeteria by Nicola Bennett. Daisy is queueing for a cup of tea and worrying about her future. Is her past about to escape her too? Read by Rebecca Smart. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicola Bennett.
Read By: Rebecca Smart.

: Room with a View

3: The Constable's Room, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight. Allan Beswick talks to historian Dr Jack Jones about the occupation ofthis room by Charles I, who was virtually a prisoner here from 1647. Fordetails see Monday


Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Dr Jack Jones

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks Patrick Declerck , who went "down and out in Paris" and has since founded the first counselling service for the homeless in France. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Patrick Declerck
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud investigates the pressing issues in psychology and psychiatry. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Write Stuff

This week's edition of the literary quiz enters the shires of Middle Earth, with JRR Tolkien the "author of the week". Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Harry Ritchie and Nigel Williams. James Walton is in the chair. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: J.r.r Tolkien
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Unknown: James Walton

: The Archers

The Carters feel the pinch. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson interviews the film director Julie Taymor , whose new movie Frida is a study of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson
Director: Julie Taymor

: The Berlin Diaries

3: Missie temporarily escapes the war by attending a lavish aristocratic wedding. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

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


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

: The Archers

The Carters feel the pinch.

: I Was a Teenage Communist

Alexei Sayle explores the history of the British
Communist Party and how, like him, others 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

Science writer Gabrielle Walker examines the oldest remnants of the Earth's surface, including a fossilised beach, to see what they can tell us about the time when life first began to appear. 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

Penelope Wilton continues reading from Penelope
Lively's new novel. 8: Memories of Kath haunt those who thought they understood her. For details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Wilton

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

Everyday life as seen through the eyes of cartoonist Steven Appleby. 2: Normal Time. This week, Steven proves once and for all that creatures from the age of the dinosaur had mastered the three Rs - reading, writing and riding bicycles. 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.

: Foley and McColl - the Interview

Continuing the comedy series starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. With Michael Parkinson as himself. 2: The Moroccan Striped Pig. The truth behind how the double act met. Was it in Cairo, or Dudley ZOO ? Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Sean Foley
Unknown: Hamish McColl.
Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Dudley Zoo
Producer: Sally Avens

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events at Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: Savage Girls andWild Boys

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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