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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: FarmingToday

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the RevRob Marshall.
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Revrob Marshall.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: A Computer Called Leo

By Georgina Ferry. 3: But How to Give a Machine Memory? A hothouse of innovators is formed in 1950 to construct Leo - the Lyons Electronic Office. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Georgina Ferry.

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. Forthe Beauty of the Earth (Lucema Laudoniae). Matthew 6, w24-33. Lord's Prayer (Martin). Thou Art the Way: By Thee Alone (St James). Director of music Barry Rose.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Life with Lisa Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Mapping the Town

2: Blackpool. From the piers to the Pleasure beach, via the theatres in between, the growth of Blackpool has always been fuelled by fun on the cheap.
Presenter Julian Richards unearths why so many attractions were built here, revealing a tale of cash, greed and Class. Producer Miles Warde


Presenter: Julian Richards
Producer: Miles Warde

: Scenes from Provinical Life

By William Cooper. Final part of this dramatisation of the ground-breaking comic novel, exploring the lives and loves of a schoolmaster and his friends in pre-war Leicester. 4: Round the Clock-Tower. The four lovers' fates are resnlverl in thp centre nftown.
Director David Blount


Unknown: William Cooper.
Director: David Blount
Joe: David Thorpe
Myrtle: Alison Pettitt
Tom: Jonathan Keeble
Steve: Robert Harper

: 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 neuropsychologist Dr Doreen Baxter , magician Geoffrey Durham and anagram specialist John O'Byrne.
Send in puzzles and answers to puzzle.panel@bbc.co.uk or Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, London WlA 1AA Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Unknown: Dr Doreen Baxter
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham
Unknown: John O'Byrne.
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

Continuing David Ashton 's popular detective stories, set in Victorian Edinburgh. 3: The Wild Spark Mulholland is in lovelorn pursuit of the fair Emily,
Jean Brash is battling with the malevolent madame of a rival bawdy house and McLevy has a warehouse of tobacco gone mysteriously up in smoke.
Director Patrick Rayner (R)


Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Victorian Edinburgh.
Unknown: Jean Brash
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Mistress Brash: Siobhan Redmond
Mullholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Lt Roach: David Ashton
The Countess: Maureen Beattie
Seeiey: Tom Smith
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Emily: Jayne McKenna
Alec: Jamie Newall

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners in Devon. Eric Robsonisinthechair. Shortened


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robsonisinthechair.

: Beyond Club 16-60

Another of this week's stories of youth and age.
3: The Old Man in the Kipper House, written and read by Alex Ferguson , in which he considers the need to keep your end up despite age, youthful provocation and reduced Circumstances. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Alex Ferguson

: Last Night Line-Up: 3: Trading on the Name

Leonard Slatkin presents another angle on the Last Night of the Proms.
Reporting on the numerous imitations of the event. For details see Monday


Presenter: Leonard Slatkin

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears about the intimate realities behind the burgeoning international email-order marriage trade. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

The kidneys are vital organs, helping to maintain healthy blood, regulating blood pressure and removing waste products from the body.
Dr Mark Porter asks how we can look after our kidneys, what happens when they become diseased, and what it's like to have to cope with life on dialysis three times a week for the rest of your life. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: 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. 2: When Lucyjoins a school reunion website and is contacted by an old classmate, youthful indiscretions return to haunt Daniel's best friend, Andy. Starring Liz Carling and David Tennant , with Samantha Spiro , Tony Gardner and Nasreen Hussain. Producer LizAnstee (R)


Unknown: David Spicer
Unknown: Liz Carling
Unknown: David Tennant
Unknown: Samantha Spiro
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Nasreen Hussain.

: The Archers

A big day for the Grundys.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports from the National Theatre on Michael Frayn 's new play, Democracy, set in 1969, which focuses on German Chancellor Willy Brandt and his duplicitous assistant, GCinter Guillaume. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Willy Brandt
Unknown: Gcinter Guillaume.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Life with Lisa

By Sybil Burr. Lisa is sent to live with the Jevonses
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sybil Burr.
Lisa: Victoria O'Donnell
Mother: Liza Sadovy
Mrs Jevons: Frances Jeater
Grandma: Carolyn Jones
Grandpa: Bruce Purchase
Herk: Ben Crowe
Vicky: Samantha Robinson
Angel: Betsy-May Smith
Bobbin: Greg Prentice

: The Commission

FatTax. In ten years a quarter of the UK population with be clinically obese - a fact that is leading many health experts to warn of a health emergency. The programme asks if we should introduce a fat tax not only on food but also on aspects of our sedentary lifestyle. With Nick Ross.
Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Satudayat 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Sara Nathan

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

In the next part of a series about political rivalries, Brian Walden examines the long-running tensions between the former prime minister Harold Macmillan and his deputy Rab Butler.
Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated from Sunday 10 45pm


Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Rab Butler.
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: Red Planet

3: Everyday Life on Mars. What would a mission to Mars be like? In deserts on Earth, scientists are donning spacesuits and living in tiny habitation modules to test the systems that would be used on a human journey to Mars. Sue Armstrong hears what it's like to be a Martian explorer without ever leaving Earth. Producer Monise Durrani


Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Double Vision

By Pat Barker. 3: Stephen meets Justine the young woman looking after his nephew, while Kate begins working with her new assistant and discovers Something unsettling. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pat Barker.

: Ronan the Amphibian

By Niall Clark. 4: Deeper and Down. The deep-sea adventures continue as Ronan and his guides survive the underwater twister only to find themselves in more peril, trapped in a cave with tiny self-multiolving creatures. Will they be buried alive?
Producer Maria Esposito


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

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

4: Mobiles. You can answer a mobile phone anywhere, including a cinema. Should you say anything if somebody does? Adam Bloom deals with this tricky situation with the help of Rob Rouse , Stefano Paolini and Sarah Kennedy. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Rob Rouse
Unknown: Stefano Paolini
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

A report from the day's session.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Computer Called Leo

Part3. Repeated from 9.45am

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