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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Julie Owen

: 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 Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: 31 Songs

Nick Hornby 's thoughts on the art of the pop song.
3: Hornby turns his attentions to the delights of Bob Dylan. Plus, the delusions of Shock Art. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Bob Dylan.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Romans 11, w33-end- 12,1-2. Thou Knowest , Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts (Purcell). We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (BowBrickhill). With Clifton College Chapel Choir. Directorof music James Hills.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Unknown: Thou Knowest
Music: James Hills.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Berlin Diaries
Part8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: We Were Family: 1

Three programmes in which Esther Stone traces the fractured lives of children from broken homes.
Three years after they separated, Sally and Matthew are still not talking to each other. Their children would like them to stop behaving like little kids. Meanwhile, Dawn's four children have three different fathers. Family life is far from straightforward. Producer Brian King
No place like home?: page 38


Unknown: Esther Stone

: Elephants to Catch Eels

By Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, starring Lucy Speed. Why would a top London journalist be so interested that "love is all around" in Drumlin Bay? It seems the new editor of The Times of London is determined to boost circulation by turning the well regarded newspaper into a scurrilous gossipy rag.


Writer: Tom Jamieson
Writer: Nev Fountain
Music: John Whitehall
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Lucy Speed
Jago: John Bowe
Maj Falconer: Cameron Stewart
Capt Marrinot: Andrew McGlbbon
Squire Bascombe/Mad Gilbert: Martin Hyder
Dewey: Mark Felgate
Editor: Mark Perry
Lampwick: Michael Fenton-Stevens

: 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.

: Inspiration

Host Chris Stuart presides over the popular science contest Joining Lewis Wolpert and Adam Hart-Davis this week are Johnny Ball and Monica Grady. Producer Martin Dempsey


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Monica Grady.
Producer: Martin Dempsey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Honeybourne Tapes

A hypnotherapist can't persuade his lover of the value of his profession. Then one of his patients starts to recall moments from history in startling and very convincing detail.


Writer: Michael Butt
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Robert: Nicholas Farrell
James: Jonathan Coy
Marie: Lynsey Baxter
Gilchrist: Stephen Critchlow

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood, Anne Swithinbank and Bunny Guinness are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Broadcast from Bath

3: Pets by Steve May , performed by John Telfer. Ashley is a black and white cat of superior intelligence and great discernment. However, even clever cats can make mistakes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Steve May
Unknown: John Telfer.

: The Science of DIY

3: If I Had a Hammer-Hammers and Nails
Physicist Len Fisher reveals how to find the "sweet spot" of a hammer, and hit the nail (not the thumbnail) on the head everytime. For details see Monday


Unknown: Len Fisher

: Thinking Allowed

How do communities plan for a future when their livelihood depends on marketing the past? Laurie Taylor talks to Jane Nadel-Klein about her 25-year study of the fishing communities of Scotland's north-east coast.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Jane Nadel-Klein
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud investigates the pressing issues in psychology and psychiatry, hearing about mental health concerns from those affected, and pursuing the latest research with the experts. Producer Marya Burgess
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Phone [number removed]


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 features Philip Larkin as the "author of the week". Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by Stephen Fry and Lynne Truss , James Walton is in the chair and the reader is Beth Chalmers.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: The Archers

Elizabeth won't let things be.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson talks to the novelist Margaret Forster about her new book Diary of an Ordinary Woman. Producer Eliane Glaser


Talks: John Wilson
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: The Berlin Diaries

By Marie Vassiltchikov. 8: Missie tries desperately to help her imprisoned friends.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral conundrums behind one of the week's news stories. Michael Gove , Claire Fox , Steven Rose and Ian Hargreaves 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: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Him Next Door

The former chancellor Kenneth Clarke helps unravel the most delicate and fraught relationship in British politics. From Disraeli and Gladstone to Thatcher and Howe and Brown and Blair, the partnership beween a prime minister and his chancellor has been crucial to the success or failure of Government. In the first of these two programmes, Kenneth Clarke speaks to another former chancellor, Nigel Lawson , about his insights into being Him Next Door. Producer Mark Palmer


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Producer: Mark Palmer

: An Earth Made for Life

The view that the Earth in its earliest days was a barren wasteland is probably wrong. Science writer Gabrielle Walker travels to Greenland to see the evidence that life thrived as far back as geology can take us. She also hears that the Earth was fashioned by life itself, as the first organisms created their own environment. 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: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories

3: The Manager at The Kremlin. A refugee from the Russian Revolution finds himself running a successful night club in Montmartre. Read by Crawford Logan. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Crawford Logan.

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life: 3: Normal Sleep

This week cartoonist Steven Appleby goes in search of the secret meaning of life, said to be written on the skin of a silver sausage - which exists only in a dream. With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins, Ewan Bailey, Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul.


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

: Foley and McColl - the Interview: 3: Cool As You Like

Comedy series starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. Featuring Michael Parkinson as himself.
When the double act have a rift in their partnership, Sean moves to the Antarctic. After ten years Hamish decides to go and find him.


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

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book of the Week: 31 Songs

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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