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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: 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
7.45 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: 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: A Travellers'Companion to St Petersburg

3: Tsar Nicholas I and the Decembrists. Read by Emma Fielding , Tim Pigott-Smith and David Troughton. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


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

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soun. Isaiah 58, W6-11.
His Yoke Is Easy(Handel). Guide Me, OThough Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Posties
Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A History of Human Folly

2: Tis Folly to Be Wise. Some things are so preposterous that only an intellectual could believe them. Francis Wheen examines how the cleverest people have been led into folly when their great brains somehow failed to sound the alarm. The great mathematician Michel Chasles fell for a con trick a child could have seen through and a 17th-century English scientist thought he had invented cloning 400 years early.
Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Michel Chasles
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gilbert without Sullivan

A series of short stories by WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 3: The Burglar's
Story Theodore 's education is worth any sacrifice by his parents, petty crooks, the Belvawneys. But his chosen career is abruptly cut short by a series of incidents even they could not have envisaged. producer/director Sue Wilson


Stories By: Ws Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Story Theodore
Director: Sue Wilson
WS Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Theodore: Michael Onslow
Septimus: John Webb
Lucretia: Anny Tobin
John: Stephen Boswell
John: Stephen Durham
Stoneleigh: Kim Durham
Belinda: Alexandra Lilley

: 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.

: Land Lines

The location-based puzzle that explores the links between local history and the British landscape. This week, the two landscape detectives search through the industrial and natural history of south-east London in search of a phoenix in Deptford Creek. With Brett Westwood. ProducerGrantSonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Mystic Life

By Leila Aboulela. Romance raises awkward questions about faith and commitment for Kassim and Dina, two Scots Muslims in Edinburgh. Kassim decides to tell Dina a story about temptation. Will Satan come out on top?
Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.
Director: Bruce Young
Kassim: David Baker
Dina: Roxana Pope
Basheer: Ali de Souza
Mother: Joanna Tope
Samia: Uzma Mir
Student: Richard Conlon
Lost girl: Vicki Liddelle
Satan: Simon Tait

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank are at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, home of the Gardeners' Question Time garden, forthe programme's annual roadshow. Eric Robson is in the chair. Shortened


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Four Stories by F Scott Fitzgerald

2: The Smilers. Strange that everyone on the street is happy. What's the secret? For details see yesterday

: Alphabet - as Easy as ABC

Lynne Truss looks at the alphabet and how it evolved 3: Latecomers to the Alphabet Ball
Charlemagne and little letters, the Romans and big letters, and newcomers J and Z. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

How do everyday objects like the toaster or the toilet come to look and work the way they do? Laurie Taylor joins Harvey Molotch for a voyage into the unconscious aesthetic of the consumer. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Harvey Molotch
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Thyroid. Graham Easton explores thyroid conditions with hisguest, Professor John Lazarus , president of the British Thyroid Association. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Professor John Lazarus

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior Revisited

By Jim Eldridge. Another chance to hearthe comedy series about the fictional school. 5: Waiting for Ofsted. There's tension in the staff room. The inspectors are coming!
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
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Mrs Mears: Sally George
Gino: Sonny Muslim
Gavin: Jordan Maxwell
Sarujeet: Candice Davies
Mandy: Louisa Lytton

: The Archers

Female frenzy in Ambridge. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, featuring a report on the new museum in Docklands, which tells the story of London's s river, docks and the Surrounding communities. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Posties

3: Letters Home, by Julia Darling. Janie, 15, is anorexic. Her mother Grace, a school dinnerlady, feels powerless until a library book suggests she writes letters to her daughter.
Fordetailssee Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julia Darling.
Grace: Siobhan Finnneran
Janie: Tara Prendergast
Mel: Jo-Anne Knowles

: The Law in Question

Mental Health. How would you cope if the depression you experienced as ateenagerturns into a stigma barring you from opportunities as an adult? In the last of the series Marcel Berlins brings together listeners and lawyers to tackle these moral and legal dilemmas. Producer Dinah Lammiman Editor Nicola Meyrick


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

: Strictly Speaking

Christopher Silvester investigates the secret world of political speech writing, revealing the real stories behind some key speeches of recent times. Producer Zillah Watson Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Christopher Silvester
Producer: Zillah Watson

: Frontiers

How much of global warming is caused by variation in the activity of the Sun itself, rather than man-made greenhouse gases? No one knows, but a small group of Danish scientists believe it is a significant proportion. Peter Evans reports on their controversial efforts to test the effect of the Sun. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday Night andSunday Morning

By Alan Sillitoe. 8: Arthur Seaton 's luck finally runs out when Winnie's husband catches up with him Outside the White Horse. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe.
Unknown: Arthur Seaton

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford

Comedy series, starring James Quinn , about Sir
Ralph Stanza , poet-in-residence for Salford, and his audio diaries. 4: Seedley Diamonds FC. Sir Ralph bases himself at a local football club. With Neil Bell , Alison Darling , Tony Melody as Bob Chadwick , and Mark Chatterton. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Ralph Stanza
Unknown: Neil Bell
Unknown: Alison Darling
Unknown: Tony Melody
Unknown: Bob Chadwick
Unknown: Mark Chatterton.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show: 4: Ads Nauseam

By Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters. Comedy drama about a thirty-something actress waiting for a big break.
Cynthia auditions for an ad for nappies. But she's told them she's got a baby. Now all she has to do is borrow one. With Mandy Knight , Jo Martin , Brian Bovell and Roger Griffiths. Music by Clement Ishmael Producer Gareth Edwards


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

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in Westminster.

: News

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