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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View: 4: Garden Makeovers

Far from being a modern phenomenon, garden makeovers were very much in vogue in the 18th century, especially at Painshill, Surrey. Here, Jonathan Freedland meets garden designer Diarmuid Gavin to find out about Charles Hamilton, whose vision included paying a hermit to live in the garden "looking picturesque". Unfortunately, Hamilton's living gnome had other ideas.
(Repeated at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland
Guest: Diarmuid Gavin
Producer: Jane Ray

: Finger Prints

Claudia Hammond examines fingers-five clues to ourgenetic inheritance, ourcultural provenance and our psychological state. 3: The Middle Finger
Our longest finger is the most vulnerable, but like all fingers, it gives doctors vital clues to our health. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Daily Service

Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. 0 Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High! (Gonfalon Royal).
Matthew 26, w47-56. Jesu, Grant Me This I Pray (Gibbons). When My Love for Christ Grows Weak (Vienna). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: Elizabeth and Mary -Cousins, Rivals, Queens

By Jane Dunn. 2: Contrasting two very different ceremonies: one a lavish wedding, the other an extraordinary coronation. Fordetails see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Dunn.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Self-control Part2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Gorillas Are My Patients

Tony Mudakikwa is the chief vet at the world's most unusual animal hospital, the mountain gorilla veterinary centre in Rwanda. His patients are at risk from the diseases that curious tourists bring to the forests. Butjust how do you protect a fully grown silverback gorilla from measles or influenza? Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Tony Mudakikwa
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Who Wears the Trousers?

A series about husband-and-wife double acts in American entertainment. 2:Jim and Marian Jordan Jim and Marian were better known as cult duo Fibber McGee and Molly. They were the only comedy couple to present a hard and realistic view of life in the Midwest. Janice Jordan, theirgranddaughter, reveals how their rise to fame very nearly didn't happen. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Fibber McGee
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Liz Barclay.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke indulges himself in his long-standing passion for jazz. In the first of four programmes, he talks to Dame Cleo Laine about Ella Fitzgerald. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Dame Cleo Laine
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald.
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rain on the Just

By Jimmie Chinn , starring Bernard Cribbins and Roy Barraciough. Dark family secrets have led to murder - or have they? Has Stan killed his long lost brother? What else may be revealed and who is the next victim?
Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Jimmie Chinn
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Roy Barraciough.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Stan: Bernard Cribbins
Beryl: Joan Kempson
Charlie: Roy Barraclough

: Making History

Sue Cook returns with a new series of the programme that examines historical queries. If there is a local legend, a quirk of history, or if you can help with another listeners' query, then contact the programme at [address removed]oremailatmaking.history@bbc.co.uk. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Opening Lines

2: Guatemala Moon by Clare Bayley. Oswaldo longs to go to the Moon. Orphaned by Guatemalan rebels, he has had to learn to fend for himself while his dreams go forgotten. Read by Bruno Lastra. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Clare Bayley.
Read By: Bruno Lastra.

: A Year in the Life of Ants

2: It's now late spring and, having emerged from hibernation several weeks ago, the wood ants are extremely busy foraging for food whilst the tree-felling operations in the conifer forest are getting Closer to the nest. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests take a look atthe world Of affordable art. Producer Ben Crighton


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Ben Crighton

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott and guests novelist Helen Dunmore and actress Diana Quick recommend their favourite books, including Treasure Islandby Robert Louis
Stevenson, Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys and In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of a Lost WarbyTobias Wolff. Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Unknown: Islandby Robert Louis
Unknown: Jean Rhys
Unknown: Warbytobias Wolff.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: My Family and Other Agents

In the first of three programmes Michael Grade talks about his family and his work and gives us an agent's-eye view of entertainers Spike Milligan , Morecambe and Wise, Larry Grayson , Harry Worth and others. Producer Jayne Gibson


Talks: Michael Grade
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Larry Grayson
Unknown: Harry Worth
Producer: Jayne Gibson

: The Archers

Afool at The Bull. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Self-control

2: Laura's skills as a painter are praised by a London artist and herfather receives terrible news. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Caste Divide

For many of the one million Britons of Indian origin, the caste system continues to exert a powerful influence. Naresh Puri hears from some of the estimated 20,000 "untouchables" living in Britain and from those who still believe in the virtues of caste. He finds out whether the caste tradition can merge with a modern British identity. Producer Aasiya Lodhi Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Naresh Puri
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Brain Surgery to Cure the Mind

Brain surgery to treat people with psychiatric illness was virtually abandoned 50 years ago overthe abuse of lobotomies. But recent progress in neuroscience is igniting renewed interest in this field. Graham Easton explores the science and ethics of operating on the brain.
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: The Long View

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Balzac and the LittleChinese Seamstress

By Dai Sijie , abridged by Sarah LeFanu and read by David Yip. 2: The city boys continue their communist re-education, working in fear and danger in the local coal mine. Their luck is about to change as they meet the princess of Phoenix Mountain, the daughter of the region's tailor. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dai Sijie
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu
Read By: David Yip.

: The Government Inspector

The first part of Rene Basilico 's two-part adaptation of Nikolai Gogol 's comic picture of municipal sleaze and corruption in 19th-century Russia.The concluding Dart can be heard at the same time next week.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Rene Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Khlestakov: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Osip: Trevor Peacock
Mayor: Bill Wallls
Postmaster: Andrew Dunn
Judge: David Gant
Charity commissioner: Milton Johns
School Inspector: Boris Isarov
Dobchinksy: John Webb
Bobchinksy: Sidney Kean
Mishka/Waiter: Stephen Ventuar

: News

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