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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With DrJudith Champ.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: James Jones.

: 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

Presented by Nigel Lee. 0 Lord Give Me Power
(Spiritual). Isaiah 40, w9-ll. He Shall Feed His
Flock (Handel). Go, Tell It on the Mountain (Go, Tell on the Mountain). With the Mastersingers. Director of music James Morgan.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: James Morgan.

: Book of the Week: Martin LutherKing - a Tribute

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Ariel Dorfman offers a Latin-American perspective on King'steachings. He draws parallels between the struggle for civil rights and the struggle against the dictatorship of General Pinochet in Chile. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ariel Dorfman

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 On the Banks of Plum Creek Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Day the Students Went Mad

They turned central London upside down. There were more than 150 arrests and chaos reigned until the early hours. And all because London University couldn't hold a Guy Fawkes procession. Alan Dein retraces the student demonstrations of November 1953. Retired judges, naval officers and teachers who took part recall their experiences. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Scenes from Provinical Life

By William Cooper. Continuing this four-part dramatisation of the ground-breaking comic novel, exploring the lives and loves of a schoolmaster and his friends in prewar Leicester. 2: Not as Good as a Play. Joe and Tom are planning to emigrate to
America but Myrtle and Steve have other ideas.
Director David Blount


Unknown: William Cooper.
Director: David Blount
Joe: David Thorpe
Myrtle: Alison Pettitt
Tom: Jonathan Keeble
Steve: Robert Harper
Bolshaw: Keith Drinkel
Frank: Clive Standen

: 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

More puzzles from Chris Masianka and the panel.
This week's guests are crossword editor Val Gilbert , mathematican Rob Eastaway and author and puzzle compiler Philip Carter.
Send in puzzles and answers to puzzle.paneiebbc.co.uk or Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4. London W1A 1AA Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Chris Masianka
Editor: Val Gilbert
Unknown: Rob Eastaway
Unknown: Philip Carter.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

A rerun of the four-part series of David Ashton 's popular detective stories, set in Victorian Edinburgh. 1: A Good Walk Spoilt. A body is found on Leith Links on the eve of a major golf championship. McLevy is no fan of the game and soon finds himself deep in the rough.
Director Patrick Rayner (R)


Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Victorian Edinburgh.
Director: Patrick Rayner
James Levy: Brian Cox
Mistress Brash: Slobhan Redmond
Mullholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Lt Roach: David Ashton
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Rab: John Bett
Pastor Nesbitt: David McKail
Sarah: Carolyn Bonnyman
Tarn: David Bannerman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners in Cornwall.


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: Things We Knew Were True

8: Edie arranges to meet Ricky in a pub. For details see Monday

: The Secret Life of Car Parks

What makes a great car park? Linda Smith reports on the good, the bad and the plain ugly. For details see Monday


Unknown: Linda Smith

: Thinking Allowed

Another programme in a series from Cape Town. 4: Policing.During apartheid, the police were in many ways the agents and enforcers of an oppressive ideology. In the post-apartheid era, how does the police force function? Laurie Taylor goes to the Cape Town black townships of Guguletu and Khayelitshato look at research into non-state policing. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Cape Town.
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tony Phillips

: 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 ever more potent sun creams. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: A Whole Mother Story

By Amanda Murphy. 6: It's crunch time for Cassie, who's decided that having her dad live with her is no bed of roses. More importantly, she hears what her heart has been trying to tell her for a while.
Director Graham Frost (R)


Unknown: Amanda Murphy.
Director: Graham Frost
Cassie: Debra Stephenson
Pete: Dave Lamb
Dad: Mlke Grady
3 Mother: Brigtt Forsyth
i Jenny: Mika Simmons
1 PJ: Brendon Burns

: The Archers

Ed and Joe indulge in some DIY.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Robyn read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: On the Banks of Plum Creek

By Laura Ingalls Wilder. 8: The Ingalls family is in debt because the harvest is ruined. Pa has been working back east to earn some money and the girls count the days till his return.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laura Ingalls Wilder.

: Down with.... the Football Association!

Tonight, the Football Association: impotent governing body or trusted guardian of English football? Edward Stourton chairs a debate from
Notts County, England's oldest professional club, between FA board member David Sheepshanks and journalist David Conn , with an invited forum of experts.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Satuday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: David Sheepshanks
Unknown: David Conn
Producer: Jim Frank

: Not While I'm Alive, He Ain't

In the first part of a series about political rivalries, Brian Walden examines the mix of friendship and feuding between Roy Jenkins and Tony Crosland when they were leading Labourfigures.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Tony Crosland
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Red Planet

New series Heather Couper uncovers the mysteries of Mars. 1: Approaching Mars. Why are we so fascinated by our neighbouring planet, and what would it be like to go there? With readings by Michael Perceval-Maxwell . Producer Monise Durrani A Mars a day: page 31


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Leading Lives

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: So Long, See You Tomorrow

ByWilliam Maxwell. Part3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bywilliam Maxwell.

: Ronan the Amphibian

Comedy written by Niall Clark about a hapless human who is changed into a fish by creatures from another civilisation and sent on a satirical undersea quest. 2: Stuck as a Fish. Ronan nearly winds up as a permanent exhibit in an underwater museum.
Producer Maria Esposito


Written By: Niall Clark
Producer: Maria Esposito
Ronan: Alex Lowe
Dramco: Adjoa Andoh
Jeblutt: Tom Urie
Spiro: Phil Nice
The collector: David Holt
Creatures ofthe deep: Marj Hogarth

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

2: Gossip. Adam Bloom traces the origin of gossip to its source, with stand-up and reconstructions. Helping Adam are Stefano Paolini , Sarah Kennedy and Brendon Burns. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Stefano Paolini
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: Brendon Burns.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Geoffrey and Me

Tony Robinson , in company with Alan Hughes , follows the route taken by Chaucer's pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales and discovers a new interpretation. Producer Martin Kurzik (R)


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Alan Hughes
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: News

: Book

of the Week: Martin Luther King -a Tribute Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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