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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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 the Rev Rob Marshall.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: Midweek

New series Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Peter Firth. Holy Spirit Hear
Us (Glenfinlas). 1 Corinthians 14, w6-12. Alleluia, I Heard a Voice (Weelkes). Tell Out, My Soul
(Woodlands). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Peter Firth.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

By David Cordingly , read by Paul McGann. 3: The Billy Ruffian joins Nelson's fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. or details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


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

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Clare Boylan talks about her new book Emma Brown , based on two previously unpublished chapters of a Charlotte Bronte novel.
10.45 The Tall One Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Talks: Clare Boylan
Unknown: Emma Brown

: Mapping the Town: 1: Derry

Londonderry has a turbulent history, cross-fertilised by Irish, English and Scots cultures. Julian Richards explores the many layers of Derry's history and development from pagan times, through the introduction of Christianity and the Ulster Plantations to the famous siege of 1689, which still reverberates today, and on to the more recent events of Bloody Sunday.


Presenter: Julian Richards
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 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 pre-war Leicester. 3: False Alarm Myrtle thinks she may be pregnant and Steve acquires a girlfriend.
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
Fred: Leighton Pugh

: 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 Maslanka and the panel.
On this week's panel are crossword compiler Anne Bradford , puzzle setter David Bodycombe and former British chess champion William Hartston. Send in puzzles and answers to puzzle.panel@bbC.cO.ukor
Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4. London WlA 1M Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Unknown: Anne Bradford
Unknown: David Bodycombe
Unknown: William Hartston.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

A re-run four-part series of David Ashton 's popular detective stories, set in Victorian Edinburgh. 2: Wild Justice. McLevy is haunted by a ghost from his past, a criminal spectre who stretches his bony hand towards him, hungryforrevenge.
Director Patrick Rayner (R)


Unknown: David Ashton
Director: Patrick Rayner
James Levy: Brian Cox
Mistress Brash: Siobhan Redmond
Mullholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Lt Roach: David Ashton
Alan -: David Kodu
The Countess: Maureen Beattie
Emily: Jayne McKenna
preger: Malcolm Rennie
Danny: John Stahl

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners in Northumberland. Eric Robson is in the chair.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster

: White Magic .

3: The Notorious Daughters of Venus by Cen Jordan. A writer is persuaded that two local spinsters are practising black magic - how else will the village become famous? Read by Eiry Thomas. For details see Monday


Unknown: Cen Jordan.
Read By: Eiry Thomas.

: Hot under the Collar

Rosie Goldsmith continues to find out what different collars tell us about our culture. 3: Dog Collars For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Thinking Allowed

In the last of Laurie Taylor 's sociological tour of Cape Town he looks at the issue of land and poverty. Social researchers Ruth Hall and Sue Tilley from the University of the Western Cape take Taylor to the farmlands of Stellenbosch to discuss the issue of restoring land to those who were previously deprived of the right of ownership. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Ruth Hall
Unknown: Sue Tilley
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Case Notes

About eight million people in the UK have osteoarthritis. This programme investigates how much we really know about this condition, evaluates what works in the areas of treatment and prevention and reveals the latest in osteorarthritis research. Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Double Income No Kids Yet

Comedy drama by David Spicer about modern life and parenthood as seen through the eyes of two
30-something non-parents. 1: Afteryet another late night, Lucy decides it's time for them to shape up and get fit. But having managed to drag Daniel along with her to the gym how can she persuade him to leave? Starring Liz Carling and David Tennant , with Samantha Spiro and Tony Gardner. Producer Liz Anstee (R)


Unknown: David Spicer
Unknown: Liz Carling
Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Samantha Spiro
Unknown: Tony Gardner.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Joe makes plans for the barn. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the arts magazine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Tall One

By Claire Luckham 3: Sebastian. It's time to meet Lorraine's boyfriend, Sebastian.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Luckham
Seb: Joe Absolom
Matt: Nitzan Sharron
Lorraine: Amelia Lowdell
Sam: Anna Maxwell Martin

: The Commission

New series Whose Body Is it Anyway? With 40,000 people in Western Europe waiting fortransplants and only 10,000 organs available, should we be rethinking howto meet the demand? Is ittime to create a legal market in organs or should our bodies be given to the state after death so that our organs may be harvested? Presented by Nick Ross. Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Satuday at 10.15pm


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Producer: Sara Nathan

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

In the next part of the series about political rivalries, Brian Walden examines the long-running feud between Edward Heath and Enoch Powell.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Red Planet

Heather Couper uncovers the mysteries of Mars. 2: Fourth Rock from the Sun
Is there water on Mars? Is there life on Mars or is it just an inhospitable desert? With readings by Michael Perceval-Maxwell . producer Monise Durrani


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

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: So Long, See You Tomorrow

Continuing the ten-part adaptation of the novel by William Maxwell. Part 8. For details see Monday


Novel By: William Maxwell.

: Ronan the Amphibian

By Niall Clark. 3: Into the Abyss
The underwater mayhem continues as Loupe and Spiro, with the help of Twisty, a gay electric eel, rescue Ronan from the underwater museum.
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Niall Clark.
Producer: Maria Esposito
Ronan: Alex Lowe
Loupe: Adjoa Andoh
Twisty: David Holt
Spiro: Phil Nice
Creatures of the Deep: Marj Hogarth
Creatures of the Deep: Tom Urie

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

3: Street Crime. Is there an etiquette to being mugged? Adam Bloom explores the social awkwardness of petty crime. Rob Rouse helps Adam solve these criminal dilemmas. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Rob Rouse

: Blackboards on the Beach

Miles Kington continues his look at the history of the teaching of English as a foreign language. Producer Vicky Shepherd (R)


Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: News

: Book

of the Week: Billy Ruffian
Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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