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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
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 the Rev Roger Hutchings Alleluia ,
Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord (Fisnel). Acts 2, W22-23; 32-36. Ex Ore Innocentium
(Ireland). Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts (Salve Festa Dies). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings Alleluia
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Stasiland

By Anna Funder. 3: Seeking Former Stasi Officers For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Anna Funder.

: Woman's Hour

( from 10.35) Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Mill on the Floss Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Cricket

C&G Trophy Quarter-Finals
Commentary on the remaining quarter-final ties. Including a News summary at 2.20pm,
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Getting Shirty

A shirt is not just something to cover the back. It can also stand for extreme political views. Along with the black shirts, this programme looks at red, blue, green and white ones. With Julian Putkowski.


Presenter: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: 1834: 1: What Century Are You Living In?

A new six-part comedy by Jim Poyser.

Jason Slater, a 21st-century English teacher from Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, wakes up one Sunday morning in Macclesfield in 1834. Ned, his faithful valet, fails to shed any light on the situation.


Writer: Jim Poyser
Director: Polly Thomas
Jason: Michael Begley
Ned: Joe Caffrey
Hoskins: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport: Mark Chatterton
Henry: James Nickerson
Luddite: Toby Hadoke
Millicent: Julia Rounthwaite

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

With the help of a couple of toads and an ancient rhyme, the landscape detectives are setthe challenge of discovering why people first settled in the village of Bonsai in Derbyshire. With BrettWestwood. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Afternoons with Roger

by Robert Shearman.
Every Wednesday, Claire and Simon look forward to their friend Roger's visit, which helps them escape from their lonely marriage for a few hours. Trouble is, Roger is turning out to be not quite the kind of person they'd imagined.


Writer: Robert Shearman
Director: Martin Jarvis
Simon: Christopher Neame
Claire: Rosalind Ayres
Man: Kenneth Danziger

: Gardeners' Question Time

Tony Russell , Bob Rowerdew and John Cushnie are guests of the London Borough of Sutton. Eric Robson is in the Chair. CELEBRATING PETER TINNISWOOD


Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood

: Tales from a Long Room

3: The Brigadier is haunted by the visage of England cricket umpire Dickie Bird. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Dickie Bird.

: Potted History

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks explore the art and science of food preservation past, present and future. Today they discover how shrimps get potted and beans get tinned. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears about human migration and the varied characteristics, motives and behaviour of the would-be migrant. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Life in Middle Age

In the first of a new series, Connie St Louis looks at our changing bodies. Are we falling apart? Greying hair, creakingjoints, failing eyesight all seem to creep up on us in middle age. What causes these changes and is there anything we can do to prevent them or at least reduce their impact? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Faithful Departed

Another chance to hear Christopher Fitz-Simon 's six-part comedy-drama series. Having made her decision to remain in Skibbogue and assume contro of Butler's Funeral Furnishers, Frances discovers that it's not the dead but the living who are going to cause her most grief.
Music by Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Music By: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Finbar: Kilian McKenna
Ita: Anna Manahan
PJ: Tp McKenna
Margot: Marlon O'Dwyer
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Aloysius: Harry Towb
Bridgey: Marcella Riordan

: The Archers

Message board malarkey. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a report on the mean streets of Australian crime fiction. Producer Nicola Hollowayr


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Hollowayr

: The Mill on the Floss: 8: Friends and Angels

By George Eliot. Mr Tulliver has made Tom swear on the bible to take revenge on Wakem, the lawyer he blames for his downfall.
Maggie cannot see how life will ever be joyful again.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot.
George Eliot: Deborah Flndlay
Bob: Tom George
Tom: Tom Goodman-Hill
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
Aunt Glegg: Anna Milan
Philip: 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.
(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
Editor: Nicola Meyrick
Producer: Zillah Watson

: Future Labs: 2: End of the Line?

This week's programme in the series looking at some of the world's most famous research organisations focuses on the story of the Bell Laboratories in the USA, birthplace of the transistor, satellite communication and the mobile phone. David Robertson finds out how a once-wealthy lab is weathering the storm of deregulation, stock-market collapse and scientific scandal.


Reporter: David Robertson
Producer: Susan Marling

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Colour

By Rose Tremain , read by Juliet Stevenson.
8: Joseph stakes out his claim and Lilian battles to save Cob House. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Bespoken Word

A new series of poetry and the spoken word, characterised by a less formal approach, features in its first show two performers: Shortman, a rap poet, and the new artist, Alison. Compered by poet, actor and dancer Dr Stewart. Producer Graham Frost


Producer: Graham Frost

: The Recorded Highlights of a Humble Bee

By Brendan O'Casey. 1: Introducing Me and The
Dinner Date. Mark Williams is a hapless, jazz-loving, humble bee who resolves to keep an audio diary of the minutiae of his largely uneventful life. This week he introduces himself and his lovely home and plans a dinner date.
Producer Roxana Silbert


Unknown: Brendan O'Casey.
Unknown: Mark Williams
Producer: Roxana Silbert
Bee: Mark Williams
The crow: Tlm Whltnall

: News

: Book of the Week: Stasiland

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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