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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: FarmingToday 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 Rhidian Brook.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Unreliable Evidence

Class Actions. Clive Anderson asks what are the benefits and costs of class actions that enable thousands of ordinary citizens to sue bigfirms such as the tobacco and pharmaceutical companies.
Does the cost outweigh the benefit? Are judges best placed to decide these cases or should experts sit alongside them? And should juries be brought for such proceedings?
Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producers: Cathy Packe
Producers: Bruce Hyman

: Another Five Numbers

Simon Singh continues his investigation into the history and merits of some of the most special numbers in maths: 23 billion -the magic figure reached in one of the UK's most successful auctions driven by game theory.
Producer Adrian Washbourne email:radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Book of the Week: A Travellers'Companion to St Petersburg

2: Catherine the Great and the Hermitage. Read by Emma Fielding , Tim Pigott-Smith and David Troughton. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Emma Fielding
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Read By: David Troughton.

: Daily Service

Presented by Ram Gidoomal . The Voice of God Goes Out (Blackbird Leys). Isaiah 42, wl-7. Inspired by Love and Anger (Salley Gardens). Jesus, the Name
High Over All (Lydia). Directorof music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Ram Gidoomal
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Posties Part 2. Drama


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Tree Kangaroos. Evolved from a rock wallaby-like ancestor over 5 million years ago, tree kangaroos now exist only in Australia and New Guinea. Today they face an uncertain future in both countries because of forest fragmentation and hunting. Lionel Kelleway meets the scientists who are studying these strange but beautiful creatures. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Laughing at Dingoes

Mark Little continues his three-part history of Australian comedy. Today he analyses the Aussie comedy stereotype, the cork-hat wearing, beerswilling man, loved and hated in equal measure. He salutes the ground-breaking sketch shows that have held a witty but merciless mirror up to the Australian Character Since the 1960S. ProducerVicky Shepherd

: You and Yours

With Peter White and John Waite.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] UNES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Taking Note

A four-part series in which conductors, performers and experts re-examine familiar pieces of classical music in the light of their own personal experience. 4: Cellist Steven Isserlis , violinist Levon Chilingirian and biographer Brian Newbould talk about
Schubert's String Quintet. Producer Rosie Boulton


Violinist: Steven Isserlis
Violinist: Levon Chilingirian
Unknown: Brian Newbould
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Visiting Time

A love story by David Constantine. It is 1933 and 18-year-old Thomas Patterson is lying, still, in Salford Royal Hospital, with his eyes bandaged.
Visits from his girlfriend Connie and his mother and father underline both his need forfreedom and from what he needs to escape.
Director David Hunter


Story By: David Constantine.
Unknown: Thomas Patterson
Director: David Hunter
Thomas: Paul Popplewell
John: Stephen Bent
Mother: Becky Hindley
Connie: Carla Henry

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of your historical queries. Contact the programme at [address removed] or email making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Four Stories by F Scott Fitzgerald

A chance to hear this classic author's work in the short story form. 1: Financing Finnegan. The tale of a writerwho causes havoc everywhere in the world. Read by John Sharian. Abridged by Duncan Minshull. Producer Duncan Minhull


Read By: John Sharian.
Abridged By: Duncan Minshull.
Producer: Duncan Minhull

: Alphabet - As Easy As ABC

With Lynne Truss. 2: A Isn't forapple. As children struggle to learn the association between sounds and letters, it becomes clear that about a third of the letters we require for English are actually missing. Where are they? Why haven't we got them? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lynne Truss.

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests look at the stories that lie behind family businesses.
Producer Rozina Breen Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rozina Breen
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the wide world of learning returns with Libby Purves. To contact the programme email thelearningcurve@bbc.co.ukor call the Action Line on [number removed]. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The In Crowd

Continuing the sketch show from Manchester.
4: This week Helen is obsessing about chocolate. She was looking forward to it being an aphrodisiac but instead it simply made her fat. With Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Archers

David loses his rag. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine with Francine Stock , Producer AasiyaLodhi


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Posties

2: Old Letters, by Julia Darling. Venetia Love has retired after a lifetime's service in the Post Office.
When her son in Australia sends a computer so they can keep in touch via email, she is not impressed.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julia Darling.
Unknown: Venetia Love
Venetia: Madeleine Moffat
Eliza: Val McLane
Alf: Donald McBride

: File on 4

British surgeons complain of growing strains on the NHS from botched transplant operations conducted abroad, while doctors in India see poor donors dying after selling one of their kidneys. Gerry Northam asks whether it's time for the Government to allow a controlled trade in human organs.
Producer Anouk Curry Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Anouk Curry

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Thyroid. Graham Easton explores thyroid conditions with guest Professor John Lazarus , president of the British Thyroid Association. The programme covers underactive thyroid .which affects two per cent of people overthe age of 60, the treatment of overactive thyroids, and the importance of blood tests. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


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

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Gracie.


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday Night andSunday Morning

By Alan Sillitoe. 7: Arthurmeets Doreen but isn't readyto forgo the pleasures of the married sisters, Brenda and Winnie. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe.
Unknown: Arthurmeets Doreen

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

Another chance to meet Giles Wemmbley Hogg : traveller, backpacker, fearless investigator of cultural diversity, and upper-middle-class student ponce of Budleigh Salterton. Written and conceived by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden.
1: This week Giles goes off to ... the Sudan.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Ibrahim: Nadim Sawalha
Fatima: Shadia Ibrahim
Policeman: Raad Rawi
Taxi man: Essam Edriss
Fiona: Emma Pierson
Sven: Dave Lamb
Sandi Toksvig: Sandi Toksvig

: News

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