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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.
Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: 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 Nigel Lee. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (Trad). Mark 15, w25-32.
Morning Glory, Starlit Sky (Barry Rose ). I Shall Sing the Wondrous Story (Hyfrydol). Director of music Alan Wilson. Producer Philip Billson


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Unknown: Barry Rose
Music: Alan Wilson.
Producer: Philip Billson

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

By Jane Dunn. With Catherine McCormack and Stella Gonet. 3: Elizabeth's relationship with Dudley (later the Earl of Leicester) is contrasted with the death of Mary's first husband, the king of France. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Dunn.
Unknown: Catherine McCormacK
Unknown: Stella Gonet.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Self-control Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: This Green Unpleasant Land

For people in the countryside, yobbish youngsters and overgrown bushes can make life a misery. In a two-year pilot scheme, the Avon and Somerset constabulary have appointed eight civilians to patrol parishes. In the first of a two-parter, Gerry Northam follows the rural wardens through their training and on to their beats to discover what difference they can make to the lives of country folk. producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ian Bell

: Artists

By Gareth Edwards. Continuing the drama series about a community of artists in Cornwall, starring
Mina Anwar , Graham Crowden and Pauline McLynn. 2: The Inner Child. Marcus is persuaded to go away for a weekend to save his marriage. To Tamsin's horror, he leaves Dolores to tend the children. To
Rerarrl's hnrrnr he leaves Nisha to look after the pub.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Gareth Edwards.
Unknown: Mina Anwar
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Nisha: Mina Anwar
Gerard: Graham Crowden
Marcus: Dave Lamb
Dolores: Pauline McLynn
josef: Ben Miller
Tamsin: Vicki Pepperdine

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Uz Barclay in Manchester.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

George Orwell is "Author ofthe Week" forthe first programme in a new series ofthe literary quiz. Team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh are joined by novelists John O'Farrell and Louise Doughty , with James Walton in the chair and Beth Chalmers as the reader, producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dear Brother ...

By Penny Gold.The climactic years in the short intense life ofthe painter Vincent van Gogh. Based entirely on letters and memoirs of the time, this play marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Vincent van Gogh.
Director: Richard Wortley
Van Gogh: Robert Glenister
Theo: Jonathan Firth
Joanna: Kika Markham
Gauguin: Kenneth Cranham

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are in the potting-shed answering questions sent in by post. Chaired by Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Opening Lines

3: The Other Side by David Lloyd. After the death of her husband, Shirley has tried in vain to get back into the swing of things. Out of curiosity she decides to visit a psychic, who has a surprising effect on her life. Read byMarji Campi. Producer Katherine Beacon For details see Monday


Unknown: David Lloyd.

: A Year in the Life of Ants

3: It's now early summer and the wood ants are preparing fortheirmating flight. But the nest is threatened when a group of cyclists race through the forest. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores the relationship between humanity and the tomato. First domesticated 5,000 years ago, this apparently simple fruit has come to act as a sign and symbol of contemporary capital ism. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Brain Surgery to Cure the Mind

Brain surgery for psychiatric illness was virtually abandoned 50 years ago over the abuse of lobotomies. But recent progress in neuroscience is igniting fresh interest in this field. Graham Easton explores the science and ethics of brain surgery. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

By Mervyn Stutter. 2: This week the return of Pam's absent husband Dominic means that Mervfaces the double dilemma of finding a newjob and a new place to live. The regulars in the vodka-and-veggie bar offer their advice but Merv has his own ideas on how to woo his ex and attract some new customers.
Producer Mario Stylianides


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

: The Archers

Bert makes up his mind. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock 's guests include Scottish poet Robert Crawford , whose new collection of verse celebrates his family and his country. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Robert Crawford
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Self-control

3: Laura and her father travel to London in search of their lost annuity- and meet a man who talks like a parrot, dresses like a monkey and smells like a civet. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Reith Lectures 2003

The Emerging Mind. In this year's series of lectures Professor VS Ramachandran examines what science is discovering about the human mind.
1: Phantoms in the Brain. How the exploration of neurological curiosities can reveal startling facts about the wiring in ourbrains. Introduced by Sue Lawley from the Royal Institution in London. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Saturday www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2003/
Neurons and human nature: page 109


Producer: Sheila Cook

: Hoggart's Week

Simon Hoggart , The Guardian's parliamentary sketch writer, gives his view of last week's pol itical events. Producer Rachel Wright Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Rachel Wright

: Living in the City

In the first of two programmes, Alun Lewis explores the social engineering of towns and cities. He compares new towns such as Milton Keynes with old cities such as Glasgow and asks whether imagined cities of the future will ever become a reality. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Balzac and the LittleChinese Seamstress

By Dai Sijie , abridged in eight episodes by Sarah LeFanu , and read by David Yip. 3: The Cultural
Revolution means that western books are banned, but the students discover that their friend, Four
Eyes, has a suitcase full of illicit literary treasures. For details see Monday


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

: Creme de la Crime

Comedy drama in which Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt , as Michael Feydeau and David Pershore , investigate the controversial theory put forward by American bestselling author Leatitia Wheatwell about who really killed playwright Christopher Marlowe. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Michael Feydeau
Unknown: David Pershore
Unknown: Leatitia Wheatwell
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Late

Bleak, funny, sultry, bitter, poignant-the first of four brief visits to a city, late at night. Featuring Paul Merton , Meera Syal , Richard Wilson , Liz Smith , Tilly Vosburgh , Julian Clary and Holly Johnson.
Producer Sarah Parkinson Music by Rex Brough and Robert Katz


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Tilly Vosburgh
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Holly Johnson.
Producer: Sarah Parkinson Music
Unknown: Rex Brough
Unknown: Robert Katz

: News

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