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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Martha Kearney and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: John Bell.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to high-fliers who have experienced turbulent times.
Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys

: Substance: A History of Modern Synthetic Materials

An affectionate look at the miracle materials and substances created by modern science that have become part of our everyday lives. 4: Astroturf
Wayne Hemingway discovers the story behind a plastic surface that was originally designed to give city children a place to play. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Wayne Hemingway
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: Bookof the Week: A Thing in Disguise

By Kate Colquhoun. George Baker reads from this fascinating portrait of an unsung horticultural hero. Joseph Paxton starts work in the gardens at
Chatsworth, where he begins to experiment with glass buildings. Fordetailsseeyesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kate Colquhoun.
Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: Joseph Paxton

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. God Forgive My Sin (Owens). Luke 8, vv 1-3. Myrrh-Bearing Mary from Magdala Came (arr Wilson). Magdalene. Thy Grief and Sadness (Rhuddlan). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Wuthering Heights

Part7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Adventures of the Spider Man

Another chance to hear a programme first broadcast last year. Forget those tiny spiders you find in the bath. Martin Nicholas is off to Peru in search of a spider big enough to drag a chicken into its lair. Will he find it and will it exceed the 11-inch span of the current record holder? Producer Neil Walker


Unknown: Martin Nicholas
Producer: Neil Walker

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler presents a profile of the Sunderland Empire, the leading Variety venue in the north-east of England, where such artists as Vesta Tilley, Harry Lauder, Ken Dodd and Helen Shapiro have entertained audiences. The Empire is also the theatre where Sid James collapsed and died, a shocking event recalled by the staff who witnessed it. With archive performances from many of the Empire's Stars.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Vesta Tilley
Unknown: Harry Lauder
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Helen Shapiro
Unknown: Sid James
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
The second of this week's special reports focuses on why disability may reduce your chance of a cervical cancer smear test or even a transplant.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. Can we really afford to adapt every aspect of life so that everyone has equal access?
PHONE: [number removed] lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Reporter's Notes

Emily Buchanan returns with the series that asks foreign correspondents about the music that recalls significant moments in their careers.
1: Today's edition features Sorious Samura from
Sierra Leone, whose film Cry Freetown documents the bloody civil war of his home country. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Sorious Samura
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love Is an Existential Thing

When the father of Existentialism, Soren Kierkegaard, falls in love with the unlikely Regina Olsen, he is too busy deconstructing the nature of the emotion he is experiencing to notice that he is breaking the poor girl's heart.... with calamitous results.


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Kierkegaard: Roger Allam
Regina: Georgie Alexander
Hans Christian Andersen: John McAndrew
Kierkegaard the elder: John Wood

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme about listeners' environmental concerns.
EMAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Address: [address removed]. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Father Figures

A series of new stories about fathers and adolescents. 2: An Afternoon Outing by Panos Karnezis. A father tries to bond with his son on a rare weekend outing. Read by Peter Polycarpou. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Panos Karnezis.
Read By: Peter Polycarpou.

: Pants on Fire

Martin Plimmer discovers the truth about lies. 2: Tangled Webs and Tap-Dancing Dogs
How lies wriggle their way into every corner of our lives. Unravelling the lies of politicians and the secret of why Bill Clinton was such an unconvincing liar. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Martin Plimmer
Unknown: Bill Clinton

: Nice Work

Phillipa Lamb reports on the latest news and trends from the world of work and the workplace. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Phillipa Lamb
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor invites agony aunt Claire Raynerand humorous writer Miles Kington to discuss three of theirfavourite paperbacks.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Claire Raynerand
Unknown: Miles Kington
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The House of Milton Jones

The third episode of the sitcom, starring Milton Jones , set in his house.
Written by Milton Jones and James Cary Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones
Written By: Milton Jones
Unknown: James Cary
Producer: David Tyler
Susan: Olivia Colman
Ian: Nigel Undsay
AuntDilys: Rosemary Leach
Anton: Tom Goodman-Hill

: The Archers

Frustration for David. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte. 7: The Death Drive. Catherine makes an extraordinary response to the dispute between Edgar and Heathcliff, while Isabella's infatuation leads to serious consequences.
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emily Bronte.
Catherine: Cathryn Bradshaw
Heathcliff: Tom Goodman-Hill
Edgar: Jonathan Keeble
Nelly: Deborah McAndrew

: file on 4

Liz Carney investigates Britain's casual labour market and reveals evidence of the increasing control being exercised by organised criminal gangs. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: In Touch

Peter White with news and information of particular interest to blind and partially sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

Can you cure depression in a day? Dr Raj Persaud is sceptical, but in the interests of his programme he goes to one of Joe Griffin 's workshops to find out. Discoverwhether he thought the mixture of dream-sequencing and cognitive behavioural therapy would work miracles. And the programme asks what role restorative justice has to play. Would the psychology of shame really help to stop criminals re-offending?
Producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Joe Griffin
Producer: Katy Hickman

: On the Ropes

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Something Might Happen

By Julie Myerson, read by Haydn Gwynne. 2: The story of murder, passion and guilt continues as Tess gives her first interview to the police. But everything is not as it seems.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Rock of Ages

I A show from last year's Edinburgh Fringe, featuring comedian Barry Cryer belting out the blues and a string of gags, assisted by rockers Ronnie Golden and Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Dave Cohen


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ronnie Golden
Producer: Dave Cohen

: News

: Book of the Week: A Thing in Disguise

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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