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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Effed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Leading Lives

Ever wondered what it's really like to be a rock star or a national heartthrob? Evan Davis talks to his guests about the high life from the inside out. Producer Charlie Taylor Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Evan Davis
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Hills of the North (Little
Cornard). Matthew 25, wl-13. As the Bridegroom to His Chosen (Rutter). Give Me Joy in My Heart (arr Swinford). Director of music Nigel Swmford.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Nigel Swmford.

: Book of the Week: Giving Up the Ghost

By Hilary Mantel , read by Patience Tomhnson .
3: A terrifying incident in the garden leaves a lasting memory. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Read By: Patience Tomhnson

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Wuthering Heights
Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: England's Kansas

Richard Coles praises his much overlooked home county of Northamptonshire. A curious county, it once made shoes forthe world and had Stamford and Peterborough but managed to lose both It now has no cities and its shoe factories are derelict. For many, it is a place to get away from. It is our Kansas, and yet it is a place full of stories and a microcosm of much of non-metropolitan England. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Tim Dee

: 1834: 6: Victorian Principles

Comedy by Jim Poyser, in which a 21st-century English teacher wakes up in 19th-century Macclesfield. Queen Victoria is coming to Woolsley House for a visit. When Jason invents the electric guitar, he unwittingly changes the course of history.


Writer: Jim Poyser
Director: Polly Thomas
Jason: Michael Begley
Ned: Joe Caffrey
Hoskins: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lord Belport: Mark Chaterton
Henry: James Nickerson
Queen Victoria: Caroline Harding

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill in Manchester.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

The quiz show about politicians and Parliament. Guests this week are John Bercow MP and Anne McElvoy. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: John Bercow
Unknown: Anne McElvoy.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Glass Eels

Lily, 16, lives on the Somerset levels. Lonely, harbouring a grudge against her father, she tries to come to terms with the death of her mother. Escaping at night to sit by the river, she meets Kenneth, the eel fisherman, and begins to explore her feelings.


Director: Sue Roberts
Writer: Nell Leyshon
Lily: Carly Bawden
Kath: Patricia England
Mervyn: Nick Brimble
Kenneth: William Bateman

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions from gardeners at Durham County Cricket Club. Eric Robson is in the chair. Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Japanese Short Stories

2: MrCarp by Mukoda Kuniko , translated byTomone
Matsumoto and read by Michael Maloney. Acarp is mysteriously left in a bucket in the kitchen while a family are sitting round the dinnertable. Only the father knows who has put it there but he is terrified that his secret past will be discovered by his family. Haunted by his affair he is compelled to take his son on a tour of the district where he met his lover.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mukoda Kuniko
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Fresh Air Kids

3: Safe Havens. Daniel has grown up knowing his dad was beating his mum. When he recorded this interview earlierthis year, he and his mum had moved into a refuge forvictims of domestic violence. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears how increasing familiarity with cyberspace fuels the desire for physical experience. Ourvoices have left the planet; is it time for our bodies to follow? Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

This week Dr Raj Persaud examines the secretive world of political psychology. Dr Jerrold Post has been profiling the world's leaders for the Pentagon and the CIA forthe last 20 years. He explains how he does it and how it helped in the recent war in Iraq. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: A Hard Day at the Orifice

Another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in December last year, in which comedian and broadcaster Mervyn Stutter presents a wry look at the art of the type of impressionist who attempts to sound like animals or machines. With contributions from Percy Edwards , Ronnie Ronalde and Reginald Gardner. Producer Libby Cross (R)


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Ronnie Ronalde
Unknown: Reginald Gardner.
Producer: Libby Cross

: The Archers

Celebrations turn sour for Susan. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, featuring news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte. 3: ReflectingAngels, Painting
Devils. On her return to Wuthering Heights afterfive weeks at Thrushcross Grange, young Catherine Earnshaw appears transformed into a lady. But when Edgar and Isabella come to visit, Catherine and Heathcliff show theirtrue colours again.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emily Bronte.
Unknown: Catherine Earnshaw
Young Catherine: Natalia Keery-Flsher
Young Heathcliff: Charlie Ryan
Hindley: John Flltcroft
Young Isabella: Hollie Chapman
Young Edgar: Ben Darlington
Nelly: Deborah McAndrew
The house: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: The Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: David Coomes

: Brandreth Rules

Gyles Brandreth , former MP, shares the secrets of the Chamber, the Division lobby and theTea Room.
What are the unwritten rules, and how and when can you bend them? Former Parliamentary colleagues
Betty Boothroyd , Kenneth Clarke , Douglas Hurd and Matthew Parris add the benefit of their advice. Producer John Turnbull Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: John Turnbull

: Connect

Metals. Quentin Cooper reviews the evolution of metals since the discovery of copper in pre-biblical times and looks at the way science and technology are continually upgrading that which many of us take for granted. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Leading Lives

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Gardener to the King

By Frederic Richaud. 3: The Garden is Changing For details see Monday


Unknown: Frederic Richaud.

: Bespoken Word

Last of the informal poetry and spoken word series features Niall McDevitt , and from New York, film director, writer and Renaissance man, Melvin Van Peebles, whose talk-singing earned him the title
"the grandfather of rap". The compere is Dr Stewart. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Niall McDevitt
Unknown: Melvin Van
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Recorded Highlights of a Humble Bee

By Brendan O'Casey. 6: The Pandeban and Feeling Iffy. More highlights from the hapless, jazz-loving humble bee's diary.
Producer Roxana Silbert


Unknown: Brendan O'Casey.
Producer: Roxana Silbert
Bee: Mark Williams
Number 37: David Schneider
Crow: Tim Whitnall

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book of the Week: Giving Up the Ghost

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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