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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Bishop Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Leading Lives

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

With Christine Morgan. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here. (Carlisle). Matthew 17, wl-9. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford-Davies). Not Always on the Mount (St Sepulchre). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Christine Morgan.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

By Konrad Lorenz. 3: The eccentric Austrian scientist observes Papagallo the parrot and the chimney sweep. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Konrad Lorenz.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The True Story Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Meet the Descendants

Historian and broadcaster Jim Walvin continues his search forthe descendants of early immigrants to Britain. In this week's programme he seeks the descendants of Francis Barber , a former slave who became the black servant of Dr Samuel Johnson. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Jim Walvin
Unknown: Francis Barber
Unknown: Dr Samuel Johnson.
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Snap

Comedy by Paul Mendelson. 3: Doug is furious when he discovers Molly plans to take in a lodger. Meanwhile, their best friends are having an anniversary drinks party, but it could be awkward if both Doug and Molly are invited.
Director David Ian Neville


Comedy By: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn: Rebecca Front
Annie/Mrs Lonsdale: Marlene Sldaway
Raymond: Jonathan Tafler
Ansel: Richard Firth
Gwynneth: Jennifer Hill

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson in Manchester.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

New series Chris Maslanka returns with another series of the game in which puzzle aficionados test each other's brain power. This week's panel includes Professor David Singmaster , crossword compiler Don Manley and book editor Caroline Taggart. Send in puzzles and answers to Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, London W1A1AA EMAIL: puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Unknown: Professor David Singmaster
Unknown: Don Manley
Editor: Caroline Taggart.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Turning the Hut

By Nick Warburton. When Jimmy asks Clara to teach him to read, an unlikely relationship develops. But it is a friendship forged through fear.
Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Sally Avens
Clara: Penelope Wilton
Jimmy: Jim Sturgess

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster are guests of the Friends of Kirkley Hall at Northumberland College in Ashington. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Kirkley Hall

: First Person Singular

Ferrara Journal by Geraldine Lindley. A young girl's father marries her off to the much older Duke of Ferrara. She consoles herself with her love for her brother Alfredo but their secret meeting brings terrible consequences. Read by Amanda Horlock. For details see Monday


Unknown: Geraldine Lindley.
Read By: Amanda Horlock.

: Music for a Tenner

Richard Collins continues his survey of inexpensive musical instruments. 3: Weird and wonderful wind instruments. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Collins

: Thinking Allowed

In the first of five programmes from Cape Town in South Africa, Laurie Taylor looks at areas of that city that do not appear on the official tourist guides.
1: Ganglands. Laurie is taken by social researcher
Irvin Kinnes to the township of Manenberg, where he sees what life is like in an area dominated by murderous gangs. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Irvin Kinnes
Producer: Tony Phillips

: All In the Mind

In parts of the south west of Uganda, more than a fifth of the population is suffering from depression. This week Dr Raj Persaud examines new research that is piloting interpersonal psychotherapy for groups to help local people. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: A Whole 'Nother Story

By Amanda Murphy. The tale of Cassie and Pete, who'd make a great couple if they weren't too busy being friends. 3: Is it impossible for a woman to have a close male friend without her man gettingjealous?
Director Graham Frost (R)


Unknown: Amanda Murphy.
Director: Graham Frost
Cassie: Debra Stephenson
Pete: Dave Lamb
Dad: Mike Grady
Mother: Briglt Forsyth
Jenny: Mika Simmons
Simon: Shaun Dooley
PJ: Brendan Burns

: The Archers

Gossip grips Ambridge. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson meets children's writer and illustrator Anthony Browne , whose latest book is based on his work with young visitors to Tate Britain in London. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Anthony Browne

: The True Story

By Alison Joseph. 3: Lucinda has made contact but herwhereabouts are still unknown.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Richard: David Ryall
Lucinda: Barbara Flynn
Daniel: James Laurenson
Tessa: Juliet Aubrey
Luke: Ifan Meredith
Jan: Priyanga Elan
PC Mills/newsreader: Andrew Harrison
Woman I/Sue: Liza Sadovy

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Claire Fox , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold passionate but conflicting moral views raised by one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: The MPs Road Show

Ever wondered what your MP gets up to when he or she's not slumped on the green benches at
Westminster? Dinah Lammiman joins MPs for a night of stargazing at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. In between learning about the problem of light pollution, one of the MPs reveals what astronomy did for his love life.
Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: One Man's Medicine

New series The first of three programmes asking why the medicines we take don't always work the way they're supposed to reveals the startling differences between the ways in which men's and women's bodies deal with medications. Women's response to a whole host of medicines varies from that of men yet their involvement in drug trials is minimal. Vivienne Parry explores why one man's medicine could be anotherwoman's poison. Producer Beth Eastwood


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Leading Lives

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mating Season

By PG Wodehouse. 3: With Gussie in jail, Bertie is forced to turn up at Deverill Hall pretending to be GuSSie. Fordetails see Monday

: The Bigger Issues

Comedy written by and starring Dave Lamb , Jim North and Nick Walker. 3: Body Chemistry
The team become reluctant participants in an experimental drugs trial. Francis is pleased - he's always wanted a giant head. But Keith seems to be getting too closely in touch with his feminine side. With Richie Webb. ProducerGareth Edwards


Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Nick Walker.
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Stage Fright

A hangoverfrom our "fight or flight" instinct, stage fright is now a response to the fear of public humiliation. John Florance looks at its causes and cures, and joins an innovative project at the Royal College of Music, where students are helped by a grop of experts from the fields of music, science and sport. ProducerPaul Evans (R)


Unknown: John Florance

: News

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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