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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: John Humphrys
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

: Daily Service

Presented by the Right Rev Nigel McCulloch. Oh
Thou Who at Thy Eucharist Did Pray (Song 1). John 6, w53-63. Come Holy Spirit (Taize). 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: High Adventure

By Sir Edmund Hillary. 3: Oxygen is low but the 1953 British Everest expedition is pushing on. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary.

: Woman's Hour

Razia Iqbal talks to Jackie Collins about her new book, Hollywood Divorces.
10.45 A Nursery in the Nineties Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Razia Iqbal
Unknown: Jackie Collins

: A History of Human Folly

3: The Madness of Crowds. Francis Wheen looks at manias, delusions and panics overthe centuries. The masses may be gullible but, he finds, there is usually someone intelligent but misguided behind each scare - whether it be the astrophysicist who predicted the imminent destruction of Los Angeles or the top economist who said the stock market would carry on booming forever. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gilbert without Sullivan

A series of short stories by WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 4: WideAwake. Unworldly Harold Symperson boasts of his fortune until he falls victim to his relatives' clever piotto engage him to his spinster cousin.
Producer/director Sue Wilson


Stories By: Ws Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Unknown: Harold Symperson
Director: Sue Wilson
WS Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Harold: Richard Derrington
Uncle: Chris Emmett
Georgiana: Julia Hills
Aunt/Bridget: Joanna Wake
John: Jamie Chapman
James: Tom George

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

The local legend of a fearsome dragon gets woven into the history of the ancient royal city of Northumberland as the landscape detectives puzzle over the land lines around Bamburgh castle. With Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Big Marrow

By Carina Rodney. Dreams are encouraged in the Shelby household; showbiz stardom, ballroom dancing and the biggest marrow in all England. But when prize-winning vegetables are sabotaged, fat dancers rejected and ventriloquists beaten up, the only person that can hold it together is mum. But mum's got a deadly secret and nobody's listening.
Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Carina Rodney.
Director: Pauline Harris
Mary: Barbara Marten
Jimmy: Michael Hodgson
Gran: Ann Rye
Sonya: Jennie McAlpine
Billy: Charlie Ryan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie are guests ofOtford Gardeners' Society in Kent. Julian Pettifer is in the chair.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Hying the Nest

Maureen O'Brien reads this quirky tale by FayWeldon. 2: Climbing the Pine. As Robert reluctantly prepares for his new life as a student he is disconcerted by the predicament of brown bear cubs as they are unwittingly tricked into leaving the family home. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Maureen O'Brien

: Water Walks

With Zina Saro-Wiwa . 3: Kenya. A Masai herdsman and his wife walk across the Rift Valley to water their cattle. Having already lost two children to malaria, they need these cattle to pay forthe extra fees for treatment for the fever that comes every rainy
Season. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zina Saro-Wiwa

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to Professor Mary Mellor about alternative views of money - how it is created, how it is circulated - and how, at present, it is largely
OUtside democratic control. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Professor Mary Mellor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Needles. An exploration of the use of needles in medicine, from the earliest medical 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Presenter: 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. 6: Jour de Fête
A dilemma for the head, the search for a truant - and a surprise at the school fete.
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
MrsKhan: Janice Acquah
MrBeeston: James Grout
Mark: Jordan Calvert
Jo-Jo: Gregg Chillin
Sandy: Jessica Hill

: The Archers

Outpourings at the Bull. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents a selection of arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Eliane Glaser


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: A Nursery in the Nineties

3: Maggie recalls how her husband Ben became a writer and reveals an astonishing secret letter from Charles Dickens.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk returns with a new series of live debates in which Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Melanie Philips cross- examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Strictly Speaking

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


Unknown: Christopher Silvester
Producer: Zillah Watson

: Mountains That Changed the World

Gabrielle Walker investigates the connection between climate, the rise of the Himalayas and the ascent Of humanity. Producer Roland Pease
Danny Kelly on a unique peak: page 30


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Roland Pease
Producer: Danny Kelly

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Eugene Onegin

By Alexander Pushkin. 3: Having fallen hopelessly in love with Onegin, Tatyana has written him a letter. NOW She waits for his reply. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alexander Pushkin.

: 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.
5: This week Sir Ralph bases his poetry workshop at a Salford social club. With Judy Flynn , Neil Bell , Mark Chatterton and Tony Melody. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Judy Flynn
Unknown: Neil Bell
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Tony Melody.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show

By Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters. Comedy drama about a thirty-something actress waiting for a big break. 5: Premature Procrastination. Cynthia wonders if maybe she needs someone with a bit more get up and go. 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

: On a Comic Note

Kit Hesketh-Harvey continues to examine the workings of the comic song. Tonight he investigates the ways in which a comic performance can make or break a comedy lyric. With Dillie Keane and Ned Sherrin. Performers include Hermione Gingold ,
Dora Bryan and Zero Mostel. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Producer: Frank Stirling

: News

: Book of the Week: High Adventure

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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