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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Allan Spence.


Unknown: Allan Spence.

: Farming Today

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
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in lively and diverse conversation.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jacquiss. The Lord Is s King (Church Triumphant). Luke 35, w9-15. Holy, Holy, Holy
(Mendelssohn). 0 Thou Who Camest (Hereford). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Clair Jacquiss.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Return to Paris

By Colette Rossant. 3: My Stepfather For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Colette Rossant.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Where Angels Fear to Tread Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: The Weight Loss Camp

With ten per cent of British children overweight and three per cent obese it appears that the American experience has crossed the Atlantic. To help combat this rise in childhood obesity Britain's first weight loss camp has been set up in Leeds. This programme explores how the camp helps obese children to lose weight and how it sets them on the road to living a healthier life. Producer Martin Kurzik See also 4.30pm


Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Gilbert without Sullivan

A series of short stories by WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 1: FingerofFate
Foggerty is a confirmed bachelor in search of peace and quiet, but fate has other plans in store for him in the rather large shape of Dolly Fortescue. the rather large shape of Dolly Fortescue.
Producer/director Sally Avens


Stories By: Ws Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Sally Avens
Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Foggerty: Stephen Moore
Dolly: Alison Steadman
Guard: Martin Hyder
Missionary: Ian Masters

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

Jane Austen is "author of the week" as James Walton quizzes Sue Limb , Joanne Harris , Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh on all things literary. Beth Chalmers is the reader. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sue Limb
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Glyndebourne

Spring 1939. Rehearsals of Don Giovanni are in full swing, and love is in the air among the young singers in the Festival Opera Chorus. But as the situation in Europe worsens, some company members have reason to dread the approach of war.
Singers Katie Van Kooten. Giles Underwood and Balcarras Crafoord Pianist Oliver Gooch Director David Blount


Unknown: Don Giovanni
Singers: Katie van Kooten.
Singers: Giles Underwood
Pianist: Oliver Gooch
Director: David Blount
Eva: Tracy Wiles
Morgan: Tom Bevan
Laurence/Busch: Jonathan Keeble
Christie/Meissner: Simon Treves
Audrey: Elizabeth Morgan
: Rudolph Johnevrtts
MrsTatler: Jean Trend
Carl: Brian Parr

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Warwickshire. Chaired by Eric Robson.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Whole Story and Other Stories

By AN Smith 3: May (part one). "I tell you. I fell in love with atree. I couldn't not. It was in blossom." Read by Emma Currie. Producer David Jacskon Young


Read By: Emma Currie.
Producer: David Jacskon Young

: A Diary of Climate Change

3: The effort to discover Antarctica's role in climate change continues, but Vanessa Collingridge finds herself building rafts and wading through the peat bogs of South Georgia before the experiments can begin. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Vanessa Collingridge

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears about the hidden menace of hen parties when he talks to Professor Beverley Skeggs about why white working-class women are being popularly portrayed as a threat to the moral fabric of the nation. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Beverley Skeggs
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Obesity. Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the UK. But how true are some of the myths that surround overweight? Does dieting really make you fat, or is it all in your genes? Dr Graham Easton looks at the latest research to see if it holds the answer to appetite control. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior Revisited

By Jim Eldridge. Another chance to hear the comedy series about the fictional school. 3: The SystemThe end justifies the means, maybe; but there's sometimes a price to pay.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis Marlene: Sidaway
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mr Bradbury: Sidney Kean
Mrs Bradbury: Sandy Walsh
Chief Superintendent Donaldson: Campbell Morrison
Detective Sergeant Richards: Peter Landl
Matt: Sonny Muslim
Sanjay/lan: Sam Morris
Zenal: Layla Gillespie

: The Archers

Slick chick at Home Farm. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and investigates the life of JL Carr , headmaster, publisher, cricket fan and novelist, best known for books such as A Month in the Country. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jl Carr
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Where Angels Fear to Tread

By EM Forster. 3: Love in Monteriano Lilia begins a new life as Gino's wife. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Forster.
Unknown: Monteriano Lilia

: The Law in Question

Employment. How would you deal with an employee whose ill-health means they can no longer do the job? In this new series Marcel Berlins brings together listeners and lawyers to tackle moral and legal dilemmas. Producer Dinah Lammiman Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Writing Down the House

The official reporting of debates from both Houses of Parliament began 200 years ago. In the first of two programmes, Nick Utechin charts the history of Hansard. See also Sunday's Choice on page 112. ProducerViv Black Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Nick Utechin

: Frontiers

Although almost blind, army ants deploy pheromones so effectively they can create traffic lanes running to and from their nest. This week Peter Evans investigates ants' extraordinary ability to regiment themselves and meets scientists who take their inspiration from ant organisation. From traffic flow to systems analysis and robots, ants are influencing how we solve problems. Some now wonder whether ants will eventually give us insights into other
"emergent" properties, such as how the neurones in our brain combine to produce intelligence. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pursuit of Happiness

8: The House Un-American Activities Committee is about to interview Sara's brother Eric. For details see Monday

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford

Comedy series starring James Quinn , in which Sir
Ralph, poet-in-residence for Salford, continues his placements at various local establishments. 2: The Garage. With Stephen Hoyle ,
Mark Chatterton , Neil Bell and Jemma Thompson. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Stephen Hoyle
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Neil Bell
Unknown: Jemma Thompson.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show

By Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters. Comedy drama series about a thirty-something actress waiting for her big break. 2: "I'm Cynthia, Fly Me. Cynthia's film career is taking off-she's got a part as an air hostess. But her costume also causes a bit of turbulence with her boyfriend Gavin. With Llewella Gideon , Jo Martin , Mandy Knight , Roger Griffiths and Brian Bovell.
Music by Clement IshmaelProducer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Lynn Peters.
Unknown: Llewella Gideon
Unknown: Jo Martin
Unknown: Mandy Knight
Unknown: Roger Griffiths
Unknown: Brian Bovell.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

: Book of the Week: Return to Paris

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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