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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
Interview with John Humphrys : page 117


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

: 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. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda). John 6 w41-51. The Lord of Heaven Enthroned on High (Silver). One Bread, One Body (Foley).


Presenter: Christine Morgan.
Director of music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: George OrwellEssays and Journalism

3. My Country Right or Left. "Patriotism has nothing to do with conservatism. It is devotion to something that is changing but is felt to be mystically the same. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Mill on the Ross
Part 13. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Betrayal of St Francis

St Francis abandoned everything he owned and devoted his life to the poor and the sick, yet the order he founded was ordered by the Pope to change its position on poverty and property ownership.
Roger Bolton asks whetherChristianity's most popular saint was betrayed by the very church that raised him to sainthood. Producer Nick Stuart


Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Nick Stuart

: 1834: 2: The Time Machine

Comedy by Jim Poyser. Jason decides that the invention of the toasted sandwich maker will sort out his new 19th-century life.


Writer: Jim Poyser.
Director: Polly Thomas
Jason: Michael Begley
Ned: Joe Caffrey
Hoskins: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport: Mark Chatterton
Stubbs: Glenn Cunningham
Millicent: Julia Rounthwalte

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

In the last puzzle of the series the landscape detectives uncover the land lines running through the history of Combe Martin in North Devon. Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Seven Floors

June Whitfield and Adrian Scarborough star in a dark comedy adapted by Martin Shea , James O'Neill and Eamonn O'Neill from the short story by Dino Buzzatti. Giovanni Corte is admitted to a hospital with a difference: it has seven floors, with patients housed on each storey according to the severity of their condition.
Hospital staff played by Michael Begley , Sally Bretton , Zoe Henry and Paul Hilton Director Jim Poyser


Unknown: Adrian Scarborough
Adapted By: Martin Shea
Adapted By: James O'Neill
Adapted By: Eamonn O'Neill
Story By: Dino Buzzatti.
Story By: Giovanni Corte
Played By: Michael Begley
Played By: Sally Bretton
Played By: Zoe Henry
Played By: Paul Hilton
Director: Jim Poyser
Narrator: June Whitfield
GiovanniCorte: Adrian Scarborough

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in North Yorkshire. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Double Helix

A week of stories that explore the twists and turns ot DNA. 3: Misty Crossing by Lavinia Greenlaw. Read by John Mackay. When a man is caught in a train crash with someone he shouldn't 't be with, he faces a stark choice between two courses of action. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Read By: John MacKay.

: The Receiving End

3. A Little Place in the Sun. Majorcans increasingly find their neighbour is English or German. Foreigners now own over 20 per cent ofthe island, and Majorcans are being priced out of the market. Peter Hughes meets Matthias Kuhn , a German millionaire who builds houses for other millionaires, and gets a grand tour of the ritziest bathroom on the island. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hughes
Unknown: Matthias Kuhn

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Richard Hoggart , founder of contemporary cultural studies, and to socio-linguist, Deborah Cameron , about the impact of communication skills on everyday language. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Deborah Cameron
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Life in Middle Age

Connie St Louis continues her look at health and well-being in middle age. 2. Crisis, What Crisis? How do the changes in middle age affect our mental wellbeing? Do children leaving home leave an empty nest? Is this the right time to change career, and how does changing fertility make us feel? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Faithful Departed: 3

Christopher Fitz-Simon's funereal six-part comedy drama series.
Having assumed control over Butler's Funeral Furnishers, Frances takes the bold step of applying to open a crematorium. But her rivals the Nearys aren't best pleased. (R)


Writer: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Music: Neil Brand
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frances: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Finbar: Kilian McKenna
Ita: Anna Manahan
PJ: TP McKenna
Margot: Marion O'Dwyer
Timsy: Dermot Crowley
Verger: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Rev Bannister: Saskia Wickham

: The Archers

Heart to heart at Home Farm. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts news, interviews and the verdict on Max, a new film in which a well-off
Jewish art dealer and First World War veteran, played by John Cusack , meets up with a penniless would-be artist, Adolf Hitler.


Unknown: Francine Stock
Played By: John Cusack
Artist: Adolf Hitler.

: The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot. 13 Acts of Charity. Lucy Deane is convincing her father to buy back Dorlcote Mill for Tom Tulliverto manage. Philip Wakem has told his father of his love for Maggie.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot.
Unknown: Lucy Deane
Unknown: Tom Tulliverto
Unknown: Philip Wakem
George Eliot: Deborah Findlay
DrKenn: Tom George
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
Mr Wakem: Paul Jesson
Lucy: Poppy Miller
Stephen: Dominic Rowan
Philip: David Tennant

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another live debate in which Michael Gove , 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: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: David Coomes

: Culture and Anarchy

Three programmes in which Simon Heffer draws lessons for the present day from Mathew Arnold 's Culture and Anarchy. 1: Sweetness and Light Editor Nicola Meyrick Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Mathew Arnold
Editor: Nicola Meyrick
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Future Labs

3: The Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, famous for pioneering work on the nature of matter, splitting the atom, the beginnings of the universe and the discovery of DNA, is the subject of David Robertson 's final programme about labs in which the modern world was forged. 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

By Rose Tremain. 13: High above the gold fields the rains are gathering, threatening to obliterate everything. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rose Tremain.

: Bespoken Word

Another instalment of the new poetry and spoken word show, featuring talent from the hip-hop/rap poetry scene and from London's Speakers' Corner. Recorded at what must be the tiniest outside broadcast venue in radio and presented by poet/actor/dancer Dr Stewart. Producer Graham Frost


Producer: Graham Frost

: The Recorded Highlights of a Humble Bee

By Brendan O'Casey. 2: Keep Fit and The Night Owl. The audio diary of a jazz-loving bee. This week, keeping fit and meeting a noisy owl. Producer Roxana Silbert


Unknown: Brendan O'Casey.
Producer: Roxana Silbert

: News

: Book of the Week: George Orwell: Essays and Journalism

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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