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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: 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
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Unreliable Evidence

Clive Anderson isjoined by three eminent figures from the legal world to discuss whetherwe have a moral obligation to obey the law.
Producers Cathy Packe and Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


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

: The Citizens ,

Paul Henley presents the second in a series of profiles of extraordinary Europeans. 2: Jenki Hollan is a leading astronomer in the Czech republic, who has persuaded the parliament to pass the first ever national law to limit pollution. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Paul Henley
Unknown: Jenki Hollan
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Forgive Our
Sins As We Forgive (St Botolph). Romans 5, wl5-21. Turn You to the Stronghold (Elgar). There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Babycham Night

By Philip Norman , abridged by Andrew Simpson and read by Jeff Rawle. 2: The Norman seaside empire, from its gloomy pier-head pleasure dome to the seafront rock kiosk run by "wicked, irresistible" Grandma Norman , who rules the troubled family like a Mafia don. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Philip Norman
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Jeff Rawle.
Unknown: Grandma Norman

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Mill on the Ross Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Gulls and Galls? Lionel Kelleway investigates the reasons behind the rise of the urban gull population in Britain and for the decline in numbers at an island gull colony off the coast of California. Meanwhile, out in the countryside, galls have been forming on many trees and shrubs since the spring. Stuart Blackman goes on a hunt for galls with a gall wasp scientist to learn about the complex relationship between a gall wasp and its Chosen host. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Stuart Blackman

: I Have a Cunning Plan: 20 Years of Blackadder

Twenty years after the wily Edmund Blackadder first appeared on television, the producer of the series, John Lloyd , tells the inside story of one of TV's classic comedies. Rowan Atkinson , Tony Robinson , Richard Curtis and Stephen Fry are among those recalling the Blackadder years, with a selection of funny moments from all four series. Producer Libby Cross
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This award-winning comedy series is featured on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]
Why Blackadder nearly didn't make it: page 29

The battle of wits - a rather one-sided battle at times - between Blackadder and his gormless sidekick, Baldrick

I Have a Cunning Plan: 20 Years of Blackadder
11.30am R4 "Baldrick, you wouldn't recognise a cunning plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on top of a harpsichord singing 'Cunning plans are here again,'" says Blackadder to his long-suffering servant. In a few days' time, it will be 20 years since the pairing of Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson appeared on our TV screens in an opening series that was so costly (and poorly received) that Michael Grade decided to scrap it. The arrival of Ben Elton as a co-writer won a reprieve and it soon established itself as one of the funniest-ever British comedies. This programme assesses the impact of the series on its writers' and stars' subsequent careers, with contributions from both. So how big a a fan are you? Try these bits of trivia: (a) who played the Jumping Jew of Jerusalem?; (b) what three other titles for the series were considered?; (c) what is Baldrick's first name? Answers are at the foot of the page. Visit [web address removed] to find out more. (Jane Anderson)


Unknown: Edmund Blackadder
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Stephen Fry

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Out of Tune

Robert Sandall investigates musical tuning and asks composers and musicians why different systems should have evolved in different parts of the world. Some now argue that "equal temperament" limits musical expression, but without it, wouldn't all our music be out of tune? Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: John Watkins

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Fairy Lost in the 21st Century

Thelma Barlow plays Delphinium the fairy in this enchanting entertainment by Val Syms. When
11-year-old Warren accidentally wakes a fairy who has been asleep for 700 years and takes her home to his mum and dad, all sorts of interesting things start to happen.
Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Thelma Barlow
Unknown: Val Syms.
Director: Chris Wallis
Delphinium: Thelma Barlow
Warren: James Lacey
Mel: Joy Blakeman
Kent: Vincent Davies
Vicar: David Thorpe
Photographer: Ben Crowe
Tinkerbell: Mia Soteriou

: Making History

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


Unknown: Sue Cook
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: He Would, Wouldn't He?

Five stories to mark the 40th anniversary of the Profumo Affair, each of which ends with the phrase immortalised by Mandy Rice-Davies . 2: Tiger Man By Mimi Thebo , read by Stephen Perring. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mandy Rice-Davies
Unknown: Mimi Thebo
Read By: Stephen Perring.

: The Year 1953

The Liverpool council house where Paul McCartney grew up in the 1950s is the setting as Robert Lacey recalls the events that shaped the modern world. 2: Blue Suburban Skies. Including the domestic scene as Britain is hit bya mystery virus, housing and food shortages, and the greatest natural disasterinthe history of modern Britain. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Robert Lacey

: Shop Talk

Entrepreneurship has long been the holy grail of the business world, but to what extent can it be used to rejuvenate the voluntary and non-profit making sector? Heather Payton and her guests examine the question. Producer Rosamund Jones Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the wide world of learning. With Libby Purves. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: 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 Andrew Collins and Janet Street-Porter challenge David Jessel and Sarah Kennedy. Producer Viv Black


Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: David Jessel
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy.
Producer: Viv Black

: The Archers

Joe Grundy , good Samaritan. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm


Unknown: Joe Grundy

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, including news of the winner of this year's Orange Prize for fiction, announced today. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot. 2: A Family Quarrel. Maggie has been reunited with her brother Tom, who has returned from school. But a shadow is gathering over their childish joys and sorrows, and it is all to do with money.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot.
George Eliot: Deborah Andlay
Bob: Tom George
Tom: Tom Goodman-Hill
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
Uncle Moss: Paul Jesson
Mrs Tulliver: Alexandra Mathie
Aunt Glegg: Anna Niland
Aunt Moss: Anna Niland
Mr Tulliver: Malcolm Storry
Uncle Glegg: David Tennant

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe examines the latest scientific research on the dangers of depleted uranium and asks why the Government is ignoring safety recommendations from its own advisers. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: 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

Hernias. Anyone can get a hernia and they occur anywhere from the chest to the groin. Not all hernias need treatment but how do you tell whether or not you need surgery? Graham Easton 's guest is
Professor Andrew Kingsnorth , professor of surgery at the University of Plymouth. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Professor Andrew Kingsnorth
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Colour

By Rose Tremain , read by Juliet Stevenson.
2: Joseph and Harriet Blackstone face their first New Zealand Winter. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg

Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden. Meet Giles Wemmbley Hogg : traveller, backpacker and upper middle-class student ponce of Budleigh Salterton. 3: This week Giles goes off to.... Bolivia.
Producer David Tyler


Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Unknown: Budleigh Salterton.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Puffy: Tom Goodman-Hill
Harriet: Rebecca Front
Juan: Arturo Venegas
Juanita: Steffanie Prtt
Jailer: Xevi Fernandez

: News

: Book of the Week: Babycham Night

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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