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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today With

James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Unreliable Evidence

Public Interest Immunity. When the government is involved in court proceedings and wants to withhold evidence of a sensitive nature, the minister concerned can issue a public-interest immunity certificate. But is "public interest" just another way tohide executive embarrassment? Presented by Clive Anderson. Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Presented By: Clive Anderson.
Producers: Cathy Packe
Producers: Bruce Hyman

: The Citizens

Another chance to hear a series in which Paul Henley profiles five extraordinary Europeans. 1: Crime novelist Yulia Latynina writes pulpfiction Russian-style.Herbooks.setintheviolentworldof capitalism in the wild east, sell in their hundreds of thousands. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Book of the Week: High Adventure

By Sir Edmund Hillary. 2: The Swiss have failed to reach the top of Everest- leaving the way clearfor the British team to have a crack. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. -Seethe Conqueror
Mounts in Triumph (Rex Gloriae). 2 Kings 2, w2-3; 6-12a Thou Art Gone Up on High (Handel). Lo, I Am with You (Presence). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Razia Iqbal , who talks to Heather Small , formerly of M People, about her new album and solo tour.
10.45 A Nursery in the Nineties Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Razia Iqbal
Unknown: Heather Small

: Nature

How Does Your Garden Grow? The programme takes up residence in a wildlife-rich country garden in Wiltshire that has been wired for sound by recordist Chris Watson in order to eavesdrop on the garden's residents as they go about their daily business. Presenter Lionel Kelleway finds out about the silent rhythms, signals and cues at work in the garden. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Chris Watson
Presenter: Lionel Kelleway

: Laughing at Dingoes

Mark Little concludes his history of Australian comedy with a look at the Australian "stand-up" explosion of the 1980s. He takes the comic temperature in today's multicultural Australia, where different comic traditions have created a rich
COmic brew. Producer Vicky Shepherd


Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Practice Session

A A programme exploring what practising means to three leading concert musicians: the cellist
7 Steven Isserlis , the pianist David Owen Norris and the flautist Philippa Davies , eavesdropping on their routines at home, far away from the glamour Of the Concert Stage. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Pianist: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Philippa Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Obstinate Refusal of theDead to Address Us

A dark comedy by Neil Griffiths. Marcus Black hated his dad so much he wrote a book about it. But that was ten years ago. Now his dad is dead, and on the day of his funeral, .Marcus confronts the fact that his father was a different man from the monster he created in his book.
Director Jim Poyser


Comedy By: Neil Griffiths.
Comedy By: Marcus Black
Marcus: Ian Puleston-Davies
Anna: Valerie Edmond
Weglinden: Rob Pickavance
Vicar: Leah Bracknell
Meredith: Judith Barker
Postmistress: Judith Davis
Dad: Ted Richards

: 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 Howiett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howiett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Flying the Nest

Another chance to hear four short stories about flying the nest. 1: Whales and Seals by Helen Dunmore , read by Brenda Blethyn. Set on the waters off the Vancouver coast, this tale explores the relationship between mothers and sons. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Brenda Blethyn.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Water Walks

With Zina Saro-Wiwa . 2: Bangladesh. Because the water in their village is contaminated, the Hawlader family have to walk two kilometres to a riverto collect theirwater. For details see yesterday Producer Neil George


Unknown: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Producer: Neil George

: Shop Talk

An estimated eight out of ten new companies fail in the first five years, yet a few companies have survived for centuries. So what is the secret to long-term company longevity? And what lessons can the young companies of today learn from these survivors? Producer Ben Crighton Editor Stephen Chilcott


Producer: Ben Crighton
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the wide world of learning. With Libby Purves. Producer Elaine Walker Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Elaine Walker

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch chairs a new series of the radio quiz about radio. This week Arthur Smith and Jenni Murray challenge Jo Brand and Brian Sewell. Producer Viv Black


Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Producer: Viv Black

: The Archers

Grouching Grundys. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm


Unknown: Grouching Grundys.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets American writer Don DeLillo , author of the novel Libra, which focuses on Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassin, and Underworld, an epic account of America during and after the Cold War. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Don Delillo
Unknown: Lee Harvey Oswald
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: A Nursery in the Nineties

2: Maggie recalls her early years with husband Ben. For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

The Government has invested hundreds of millions of pounds in the reform of cancer services, which it says is "a litmus test" for broader NHS changes. So why are doctors still saying there's been no improvement in treatment and that people are still dying unnecessarily? Julian O'Halloran reports. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

Needles. A look at the use of needles in medicine, from early needles made from bone to the latest in pain-free injections, and how to deal with needle phobia. Presenter Graham Easton also finds out why the needle has always been so important in Chinese acupuncture, and why, increasingly, it's being seen as a symbol of the power of western medicine. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at4.30pm


Presenter: Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eugene Onegin

2: Bored by life in St Petersburg, Eugene Onegin is delighted to have inherited his uncle's country estate. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Eugene Onegin

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden. Meet Giles Wemmbley Hogg : traveller, backpacker, fearless investigator of cultural diversity and upper middle-class student ponce of Budleigh Salterton. 2: This week Giles goes off to....China.
Producer David Tyler


Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Chin: Burt Kwouk
Mrs Chin: Shirley Chant Rell
Wan: Lobo Cnan
Geoff: Neil Dudgeon
Tan: Daphne Cheung

: On a Comic Note

A four-night rerun of Kit Hesketh-Harvey's examination of the comic song. 1: The importance of knowing your audience. With examples of some of the most successful popular comic songs and their singers, from Marie Lloyd to Willie Rushton. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Producer: Frank Stirling

: News

: Book

of the Week: High Adventure
Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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