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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Judith Champ.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Jo Inde.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Jo Inde.

: Between Ourselves

Self-Experimenting Doctors. Two pioneering doctors who carried out ground-breaking experiments on themselves share their unique stories with Olivia O'Leary. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Nature's Magic

Scientific phenomena that delighted our scientific forefathers and are now pushing 21st-century medical science to new limits. 4: The fly's eye. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Book of the Week: Martin Luther

King-a Tribute Alice Walker considers the influence of King both on her life and on the lives of other African Americans. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alice Walker

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Ezekiel 34, wl-6.
The Lord's Prayer (Fanshaw).O Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford). With the Holme Valley Singers. Director of music James Morgan.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: James Morgan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 On the Banks of Plum Creek Part 7 of the Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Unearthing Mysteries

In the last of the series, Aubrey Manninggoes underground at Great Orme mines in Llandudno,
North Wales, the biggest prehistoric mine in Britain. But how did the Bronze Age miners dig out the ore and turn it into shining bronze?
Producer Martin Redfern EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Aubrey Manninggoes
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Palace of Laughter

In the last of the series, Geoffrey Wheeler goes to Ayr, on the west coast of Scotland, to visit the Gaiety Theatre. In the heyday of variety, entertainers would hone their acts on Gaiety audiences before transferring to the A-list theatres of Glasgow. The Gaiety is famous throughout Scotland for its summer season, the Gaiety Whirl, now one of the last of its kind in the country.


Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Seeds of Love

On 22 August 1903, a Somerset gardener was overheard singing The Seeds of Love by Cecil Sharp. Sharp went on to collect and publish almost 5,000 songs. But did he appropriate the culture of the rural working class or did he restore to the English their vanishing musical heritage? Malcolm Taylor explores the significance of this moment and of the song itself.


Subject: Cecil Sharp
Presenter: Malcolm Taylor
Producer: Julian May

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tom Brown in Tennessee

In 1880 Thomas Hughes , the author of Tom Brown 's Schooldays, launched a Utopian community in rural America. He called it Rugby, a place where young English gentlemen could escape industrial Britain and work the land. This drama-documentary charts the rise and fall of the colony, using the speeches of Hughes, letters from members of his family who set up home there, and recordings made in Rugby, Tennessee, today.
Producers John Goudie and Phil Tiniine


Unknown: Thomas Hughes
Unknown: Tom Brown
Producers: John Goudie
Producers: Phil Tiniine

: 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

: Things We Knew Were True

7: Edie decides to revisit her past; first her childhood home, then the bridge where herfatherdied, and she finds herself drawn to the house where
Ricky Usedtolive. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Ricky Usedtolive.

: The Secret Life of Car Parks

Linda Smith continues herwry look at Britain's car parks. 2: Nicolette Gordon hunts down abusers of disabled-parking bays. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nicolette Gordon

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests explore the world of the service economy and ask why we are willing to pay more for services at a time when we pay less for goods. Are we being ripped off? Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor is joined by political commentator Tony Howard and financier Ivan Massow to discuss their selection of books, respectively Songs of the Rolling Earth by John Lister-Kaye , Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey , and Memoirs of Hadrian by Margeurite Yourcenar.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Commentator: Tony Howard
Unknown: Ivan Massow
Unknown: John Lister-Kaye
Unknown: Lytton Strachey
Unknown: Margeurite Yourcenar.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: That Reminds Me

Actress Nerys Hughes talks about her career, including her roles in The Liverbirds and District Nurse - and about the importance of her family, her Welsh background and being upstaged by Elizabeth Taylor. Producer Claire Jones


Talks: Nerys Hughes
Talks: District Nurse
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Tragedy for Caroline. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson passes verdict on the latest novel by JM Coetzee, the first writer to win the Booker Prize twice. Producer Horatio Clare


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Horatio Clare

: On the Banks of Plum Creek

By Laura Ingalls Wilder. 7: The corn is ready to harvest and Pa is looking forward to using the profits to pay off his debts. But the family are about to learn the meaning of "grasshopper weather". For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: The Biraderi

Navid Akhtar looks at the hidden clan network that governs the lives of Pakistanis resident in Britain.
He discovers that the biraderi that helped Pakistanis settle here more than 40 years ago is now threatening to destroy the community. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Navid Akhtar
Producer: Emma Rippon

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to the blind. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Graham Easton explores the world of burns medicine, visiting a unit in East Grinstead that has pioneered plastic surgeryfor victims, and looks at the evidence for and against the use of evermore potent suncreams.
Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm See also Check Up on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Between Ourselves

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: So Long, See You Tomorrow

William Maxwell 's wise and elegant novel tells the story of how a childhood friendship is betrayed in the aftermath of a murder in rural Illinois. Decades later the narrator looks back on the deaths that shaped his early years and seeks to understand what really happened. Part2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William Maxwell

: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

New series A four-part show in which comedian Simon Munnery debunks the image of iconic characters. 1: The True Confessions of Sherlock Holmes.
Written and performed by Simon Munnery. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Simon Munnery.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Consultants

A rerun sketch show, written and performed by Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings , in which they layout their 1,000-point plan of action. Producer Will Saunders (R)


Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings

: Hey-Nonny-Nonny and Fa-La-La

Lucie Skeaping examines the history of sex in music -from Roman soldiers' marching songs and madrigals with the naughty words discreetly veiled by hey-nonny-nonnies to today's explicit lyrics in popular music. Producer Andrew Green (R)


Producer: Andrew Green

: News

: Book of the Week: Martin Luther King -

a Tribute Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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