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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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: 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 Christine Morgan. Breathe on Me,
Breath of God (Carlisle). Romans 8, w9-17. Who His Own Self (Ireland). Arise, My Soul, Arise (Darwall 148th). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Christine Morgan.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Babycham Night

By Philip Norman , abridged by Andrew Simpson and read by Jeff Rawle. 3: Ten-year-old Philip's masterplan to win his parents' love explodes spectacularly in his face. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


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

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 The Mill on the Ross
Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: A History of Human Folly

4: We've Always Done It Like That. Francis Wheen looks at the folly of conservatism. Down the ages, the establishment has championed old and false ideas against new and true ones. Galileo got into trouble for saying the Earth went round the Sun, military planners have persisted with fatally flawed but venerable tactics and senior doctors have quashed underlings who tried to stop them killing their patients.
Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gilbert without Sullivan

A series of short stories by WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt. 5: Mr Foster 's Good Fairy
Confectioner Cyril Foster finds himself haunted by his past, until a fairy steps off one of his cakes and offers him an escape. ..


Stories By: WS Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Sue Wilson
WS Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Cyril: Ian Brooker
Fairy: Sara Coward
Lady Foster: Sara Coward
Jake: Lennox Greaves
Lord Portico: Lennox Greaves
Policeman: Lennox Greaves
Samuel: David Bannerman
Mr Bortle: David Bannerman
Sergeant: David Bannerman

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and Winifred Robinson in Manchester.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

This week's puzzle follows the Tillingbourne valley near Guildford, Surrey, looking for the line that links "two fiery bangs and a silent fire" in this medieval landscape. With Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Polish Soldier

By Gregory Evans.

Jeremy Northam takes the role of James, a man haunted by the disturbing image of a figure in an old-fashioned military uniform.
Struggling to break down the walls he has built around himself, he must confront the pain and mystery of what happened in his childhood.


Writer: Gregory Evans
Producer/Director: Ned Chaillet
James: Jeremy Northam
Marti: Teresa Gallagher
Mother: Jillie Meers
Tadeusz: Tom George

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Bunny Guinness are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. at 2pm


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

: He Would, Wouldn't He?

3: Putting It Across. Written and read by Matt Harvey. For details see Monday


Read By: Matt Harvey.

: The Year 1953

3: New Elizabethans. The dawning of a new age sees modern ideas about sex education; fathers are urged to be present at the birth of theirchildren; and the launch of the Samaritans. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears from Australia about a state boundary that makes sense only when Western and Aboriginal concepts of mapping are combined. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: 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 and which types of surgery are the best? Graham Easton 's guest is Professor Andrew Kingsnorth , professor of surgery at the University of Plymouth. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Unknown: Professor Andrew Kingsnorth

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Faithful Departed

Another chance to hear Christopher Fitz-Simon 's funereal six-part comedy-drama series. Against the advice of friends and family, Bedfordshire-born Frances Butler is the beneficiary of an unusual bequest from her late aunt: a funeral furnishers in Skibbogue. County Cork - but only if she commits herself to the company, body and soul.
Music by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Frances Butler
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Finbar: Kilian McKenna
Ita: Anna Manahan
PJ: Tp McKenna
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Bernie: Marcella Riordan

: The Archers

A shock for Elizabeth. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine. Producer Horatio Clare


Producer: Horatio Clare

: The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot. 3: Maggie's Shadow. Mr Tulliver's expenses mount as he prepares to send Tom to a tutor and to return a loan of £500. Maggie is struggling with her own childish demons.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot.
George Eliot: Deborah Findlay
Hairdresser: Tom George
Tom: Tom Goodman-Hill
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
Gypsy: Paul Jesson
Mrs Tulliver: Alexandra Mathie
Lucy Deane: Poppy Miller
Mr Tulliver: Malcom Storry
Gypsy: David Tennant

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another live debate in which Claire Fox , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips cross- examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting views on the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated Satuday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
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. Editor Nicola Meyrick Producer Zillah Watson Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Christopher Silvester
Producer: Zillah Watson

: Future Labs

1: The Boffins. The first in a series of three programmes looking at some of the world's most famous research organisations. This week, the story ofTRE, the wartime lab that devised radar, and how it evolved into the UK's biggest private research-and-development company. With David Robertson. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: David Robertson.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Colour

Juliet Stevenson continues Rose Tremain 's story of a couple carving out a new life in New Zealand. 3: Harriet makes new friends. For details see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Rose Tremain

: Sir Ralph Stanza's Letter from Salford

Comedy series, starring James Quinn , in which Sir Ralph, poet-in-residence for Salford, continues his audio diaries at his placements at various local establishments. 6: Stanza comes close to getting on the South Bank Showat last. But there's another celebrity poet in town. With Alison Darling ,
Mark Chatterton , Jemma Thompson , Judy Flynn , Stephen Hoyle and guest star Carol Ann Duffy. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Alison Darling
Unknown: Mark Chatterton
Unknown: Jemma Thompson
Unknown: Judy Flynn
Unknown: Stephen Hoyle
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Little Big Woman Radio Show: 6: Happy Birthday to Me

By Llewella Gideon and Lynn Peters. Comedy drama about a thirty-something actress waiting for a big break.
It's Cynthia's birthday but only her mum seems to have remembered.
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

: News

: Book of the Week: Babycham Night

Part 3. Repeatedfrom 9.45am

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