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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller.


Unknown: John Miller.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Julie Owen

: 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 Shagufta Yaqub.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Shagufta Yaqub.

: 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 Stephen Shipley. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Franconia). Psalm 62, wl-7. The Cherry Tree Carol (Trad, arr Cleobury). All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

By Norman Lewis , abridged by Katrin Williams and read by William Gaminara. 3: Local entrepreneur Jaime Muga has grand plans forthe village of Farol that threaten the villagers' way of life. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Abridged By: Katrin Williams
Read By: William Gaminara.
Unknown: Jaime Muga

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Promenade Rock Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: We Were Family

The last of the trilogy in which Esther Stone traces the fractured lives of children from broken homes.
3: Matthew and Sally meet for the first time in nearly three years for their elder son's birthday. Thirteen-year-old Chloe hopes it won't be an isolated event. And Dawn's children are waiting to see if their mother will get back together with their stepfather when he comes out of prison. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Esther Stone

: Elephants to Catch Eels

By Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain.
In the last programme of this series Tamsyn has joined the Preventives in order to get rid of Courageous Kate, who is not only top of the smuggling charts but also engaged to her Dad. Then things take an even more absurd turn.
Producer Jan Ravens


Unknown: Tom Jamieson
Unknown: Nev Fountain.
Producer: Jan Ravens
Tamsyn: Lucy Speed
Jago: John Bowe
Courageous Kate: Imelda Bowe
Capt Maf not: Andrew McGibbon
Squire Bascombe/Mad Gilbert: Martin Hyder
Dewey: Mark Felgate
The Host/Hobbs: Mark Perry

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite in Manchester.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Inspiration

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


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Little Photographer

By Daphne du Maurier, dramatised by Michelene Wandor. The young Madame la Marquise is away on holiday - alone and bored. But then she meets the local photographer and feels the thrill of being looked at. A classic du Maurier tale featuring an illicit, slow-burning passion and a surprise twist.


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
Director: Geni Hall-Kenny
Madame: Sian Thomas
Photographer: John McAndrew
Miss Clay: Pauline Whitaker
Celeste: Alice Ford

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Snitterfield and Bearley Garden Club, near Stratford. Eric Robson is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor S hortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Little Black Dress

A week of stories about that timeless classic, the Little Black Dress. 3: Alma Martyr. Written and read by Susie Maguire. Radiating success, Midge is determined to give her old friends a day out to remember. They deserve it. For details see Monday


Read By: Susie Maguire.

: New Brit Art

3: Ori Gersht is an Israeli photographer who draws inspiration from the Bible and creates visions of depopulated places-from bleak Judean landscapes to deserted Polish concentration camps. Producer Michael Nangla For details see Monday


Unknown: Ori Gersht
Producer: Michael Nangla

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor travels the present-day silk routes in search of the immigrant entrepreneurs who sustain the rag trade, one of the world's largest industries. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

It seems that the trauma for patients in intensive care units is not purely physical -the psychological impact can be equally devastating. This programme visits Liverpool, where researchers are looking for ways to limit the damage. Presented by Raj Persaud. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Marya Burgess


Presented By: Raj Persaud.
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

A four-part sitcom by Mervyn Stutter. 1: Former lovers and now middle-aged business partners Pam and Mervtryto "get with it" by opening a cyber section in their Vodka and Veggie cafe. Chantal tells all about her latest bit of plastic surgery and Merv tries to persuade Pam that love is more important than the money of her new yet forever absent husband
Dominic. Oh, and the computers get stolen, too.
Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter.
Producer: Mario Stylianides
Merv: Mervyn Stutter
Pam: Ull Roughley
Dibden: John Challis
PCDilkes: Chris Etterldge
Chantal: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Nev: Martin Freeman

: The Archers

Alistair blows a fuse. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock 's guests include the writer Frederic Raphael , who discusses his childhood memoir A Spoilt Boy. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Promenade Rock

By Christopher Denys. It is the 1950s, the heyday of the Great British seaside holiday, and Llantwit-on-Sea is experiencing a boom. 3: The Hotelier. Arnold takes his first steps as an entrepreneur but it takes Matthew to see the real opportunities.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Eirlys: Nerys Hughes
Arnold: Christopher Scott
Matthew: Russell Boutter
Owain: Terry Molloy

: The Moral Maze

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

: Hoggart's Week

Simon Hoggart , The Guardian's parliamentary sketch writer and presenter of The News Quiz, gives his light-hearted view of last week's political events. Producer Rachel Wright Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Rachel Wright

: Behind the Superficial

2: Searching for the Dudley Bug. At first glance the Wren's Nest in Dudley, West Midlands, is an urban park enjoyed by dog walkers and joggers. But Mark Stephen discovers that it is also a massive defunct limestone quarry crammed with fossils, where the keen-eyed visitor can travel back 400 million years. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Doctor's Wife

By Brian Moore. 3: Sheila wonders when Kevin will join her and worries about what he might find when he does. For details see Monday


Unknown: Brian Moore.

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

5: Normal Oceanography. This week Steven wades enthusiastically into the world under the sea. With
Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby , and featuring Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Producer Toby Swift


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

5: Placebo. To avoid being thrown outoftheirflat, the double act become medical guinea pigs to make some money. Written by and starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl , with Michael Parkinson as himself. Producer Sally Avens


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

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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