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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 Christina Rees.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
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

: Book of the Week: I Didn't Get WhereI Am Today....

3: David Nobbs recalls his part in the satire boom of the early sixties. "Peter Cook astonished me by saying I had been his hero at Cambridge. This from my hero? Still, he was younger than I, and maybe he was impressionable." For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Peter Cook

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Judith Champ. All Glory, Laud and Honour (St Theodulph). Luke 19, w28-40.
Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). Jesus Comes with All His Grace (Orientis Partibus). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Producer Judy Merry


Presented By: Dr Judith Champ.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.
Producer: Judy Merry

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Serf-Control Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: This Green Unpleasant Land

Annoying young footballers, speeding motorists and Christmas-tree vandals are just some of the problems facing the rural wardens of Somerset, who are now well into the second year of a unique pilot scheme designed to support the overstretched police resources in country areas.
As Gerry Northam discovers, there are many stones of praise from the community and the crime figures seem to be falling, but will it be enough to convince
Chief Constable Steve Pilkington that he should find the funds to ensure they continue? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Steve Pilkington
Producer: Ian Bell

: Artists: 3: The Inner Child

By Gareth Edwards.
Continuing the drama series about a community of artists in Cornwall, starring Mina Anwar, Graham Crowden and Pauline McLynn.
Tamsin is uninspired and blames Dolores. To escape Tamsin's increasingly unpleasant behaviour, Dolores resolves to get a loan and rent her own studio.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


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

: Budget Special

Full coverage of the Chancellor's Budget statement, introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: News

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

3: The First Day of Spring. Written and read by Paul Dodgson. The day you lose all your possessions should be a good time to put the past behind you and make a new start. But the first day of spring is lost on Sebastian.
Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Paul Dodgson.

: A Voice in the Crowd

3: Hearing Your Name. Having an individual call a "name" - is very important in busy, noisy places like flocks, herds and crowds. Dr Gillian Rice discovers how humans and animals heartheir name and make themselves heard above the hubbub. For example, an emperor penguin chick needs to hear only 0.2 seconds of its mother's call to recognise her-the rest of the call is to overcome the din of other penguins.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: Thinking Allowed

The Fingerprint Revolution. Laurie Taylortalks to
Dr Chandak Sengoopta about the origins of fingerprinting in 19th-century India, long before it was used in the British criminal court, and hears how it transformed the lives of the colonised and the colonisers.
Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Dr Chandak Sengoopta
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Viruses. Graham Easton is joined in the studio by Professor John Oxford to consider why viral conditions such as shingles are so painful and whether old wives' tales about warts and verrucae contain more than a grain of truth. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc. co.uk
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Professor John Oxford
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

A four-part sitcom by Mervyn Stutter. 3: Love Bytes Pam discovers the joy of online dating with Duvet Derek from Luton, whilst Merv launches Love Byte Night" by advertising on RumpyPumpydotcom.
Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter.
Unknown: Duvet Derek
Producer: Mario Stylianides
Merv: Mervyn Stutter
Pam: Liii Roughley
Dibden: John Challls
PC Dilkes -: Chris Etteridge
Chantal: Tracy-Ann OBEnnan
Nev: Martin Freeman

: The Archers

Bye-bye Baby Spice.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents more arts news, interviews and reviews.
Producer Angharad Law

: Serf-Control

8: Could the polite De Courcy have seduced one of his servants?
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Reith Lectures 2003

nThe Emerging Mind. In this year's series of lectures
ProfessorVS Ramachandran examines what science is discovering about the human mind. 2: Synapses and the Self. Tracking the visual pathways with the help of patients who are blind. Introduced by Sue Lawley from the International Conference Centre, Edinburgh.
Producer Charles Sigler Repeated on Saturday


Introduced By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Hoggart's Week

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


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Rachel Wright

: Living in the City

2: Living in cities is dirty, tiresome and stressful.
What can technology do to make life more pleasant-especially when cities are growing bigger and more dirty every day?
In the second of two programmes, an in-depth view of the technologies used to make city living easier. What happens to all the rubbish we generate and what is the best way to get rid of it? How can you fix the drains without digging up the roads? Alun Lewis goes down a sewerto find out. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

By the Chancellor of the Exchequer

: Book at Bedtime: Miss Pettigrew Livesfor a Day

The third extract from the rediscovered bestseller of the 1930s by Winifred Watson , read by Maureen Lipman and abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury. For details see Monday


Unknown: Winifred Watson
Read By: Maureen Lipman
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury.

: Creme de la Crime

Anothertale of infamy from the vaults of villainy. This week, The Lies of the Artists. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Late

Bleak, funny and confusing tales of urban life, after dark, with Paul Merton , Richard Wilson , Liz Smith ,
Julian Clary and Meera Syal. An unwitting son takes his grieving motherto see Mamma Mia ; a provincial theatre directortalks about his latest play; and a business woman stumbles on her husband indulging secret obsession.
Music by Robert Katz and Rex Brough Producer Sarah Parkinson


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Meera Syal.
Unknown: Mamma Mia
Music By: Robert Katz
Producer: Sarah Parkinson

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: I Didn't Get Where IAm Today...

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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