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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev RoyJenkins.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Jo Inde.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jo Inde.

: Between Ourselves

Inter-Country Adoption. Olivia O'Leary meets two women who have adopted children from abroad. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at9.30pm


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. 5: Genetics bows to the observations of the early natural historians and poets who pondered the flashing light of fireflies and the eerie beacon produced by the glow-worm. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Daily Service

L W only
Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. How Deep the Riches of Our God (St Botolph). Matthew24 w29-31, 36, 42-44. Sing We Merrily (Campbell) Blessed Assurance (Knapp). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

By David Cordingly. Paul McGann continues to read extracts from the biography of The Bellerophon, known as Billy Ruffian to her crew. 2: The Billy Ruffian suffers terrible damage during the Battle of the Nile. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Cordingly.
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Billy Ruffian
Unknown: Billy Ruffian

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Tall One
Part 2 ofthe Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: John of the Mountains

John Muir spent his life exploring, writing about and fighting for the great wilderness areas of America.
He was a Scot who emigrated to the States in the 19th century. Howard Stableford follows in the footsteps of a man who is little known in his native country yet revered as a national hero in America. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: John Muir
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: When Opportunity Knocked

New series Mark Radcliffe presents the first of two programmes exploring the chequered history of talent shows, including such hits as Opportunity Knocks, hosted by Hughie Green. Today Radcliffe concentrates on the genre's early history. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Hughie Green.
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Three Nights Drunk and The Market Tup

Clare Jenkins uncovers a treasury of folk songs from across Yorkshire documented 50 years ago by the Hudiestons, a gentleman landowner and his wife, and featuring such previously unheard songs as Three Nights Drunk and The Market Tup. The programme interweaves the songs with the memories of those who collected and cared for them.
Producer Clare Jenkins


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Drought

By Kaite O'Reilly. Three women in India-grandmother, daughter and granddaughter - remain in the family home as the waters of the Narmada valley rise.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Kaite O'Reilly.
Director: David Hunter
Manula: Leena Dhingra
Gita: Shobu Kapoor
Leela: Rina Mahoney

: 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

: White Magic

2: The Blackberry Season by Jo Mazelis. According to an old superstition, blackberries picked after
9 October are poisonous because the devil spat on them. What better fruit to serve to an enemy? Read by SiriOl Jenkins. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Jo Mazelis.

: Hot under the Collar

2: Nehru Collars. In the series that looks at collars and the cultures behind them, Rosie Goldsmith finds out how the Nehru collar evolved. For details see yesterday (R)


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Shop Talk

Fitness fads come and go, but yoga and pilates are now the classes of choice at the gym. This programme asks if we now want to exercise the mind as Well as the body. Producer Kirsteen Knight

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregorisjoined by the philosopher Mary Midgley and poet Al Alvarez to discuss a selection of much loved books, including The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing , The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and Nothing Like the Night by David Lawrence.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Mary Midgley
Unknown: Al Alvarez
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Barbara Kingsolver
Unknown: David Lawrence.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

Actor Dudley Sutton , Tinker in the TV programme
Lovejoy, reminisces about his work in more than 40 movies and hundreds of TV shows. Producerciaire Jones


Unknown: Dudley Sutton

: The Archers

Eddie does some DIY. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with Frederick Forsyth , whose new novel Avenger is a tale of revenge plotted by an American billionaire against a Serbian war criminal. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Tall One

By Claire Luckham. 2: How have the lives of Lorraine and Samantha's parents been changed by bringing up two daughters with cystic fibrosis?
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Samantha: Anna Maxwell Martin
Alan: Philip Jackson
Lorraine: Amelia Lowdell
Bernie: Tilly Vosburgh

: The Biraderi

The biraderi is the extended clan or tribal network which governs Britain's Pakistani community. In the second programme, Navid Akhtar learns about the efforts of the biraderi elders to reconnect with some ofthe errant members, the younger generation by sending them back to Pakistan for "village rehab", with sometimes disastrous consequences. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on 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

About eight million people in the UK have osteoarthritis. This programme investigates how much we really know about this condition, finds out what works in the areas of treatment and prevention and evaluates the latest in osteorarthritis research. Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Between Ourselves

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: So Long, See You Tomorrow

ByWilliam Maxwell. Part2. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Bywilliam Maxwell.

: Where Did It All Go Wrong?: 2: Blakey "Blake" Blakeson

A retrospective and a review of the work and life of one of England's forgotten heroes. Written and performed by comedian Simon Munnery.


Writer/Comedian: Simon Munnery.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Consultants

Another chance to hear the second of the four-part comedy sketch show from the winners of the 2002 Perrier Best Newcomer Award. Written by and starring Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. Producer Will Saunders (R)


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

: Blackboards on the Beach

Miles Kington looks at the history ofteaching English as aforeign language, and at the TEFL teaching certificate that has acted as a turning point in countless people's lives - from Nick Hornby and JK Rowling to Arthur Smith and Prince William. ProducerVicky Shepherd (R)


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Arthur Smith

: News

: Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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