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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Leslie Carroll.


Unknown: Leslie Carroll.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

Lively and diverse conversation with Libby Purves and herguests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Cooking for Kings

Written and read by Ian Kelly. 3: At the Brighton Pavilion For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Ian Kelly.

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss. John 11, w20-27. Lord of the Living (Christe Sanctorum). Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Walford Davies). I Am the Bread of Life
(Toolan, arr Wilson). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Mansfield Park Part 8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: Mapping the Town: 4: Norwich

For many, East Anglia's provincial capital, Norwich, is somewhat out on a limb. Yet for centuries it was England's second city, at the heart of a thriving textile trade. Julian Richards examines the city's rich archaeological and architectural records and tells the story of its development from Stone Age times to the present.


Presenter: Julian Richards
Producer: Mark Smalley

: A Whole 'Nother Story

By Amanda Murphy. The tale of Cassie and Pete, who would be a great couple if they weren t so busy being friends. 2: Boyfriends. Pete's back and Cassie's happy - but how can she explain her relationship with PJ the postman to him?
Director Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Amanda Murphy.
Director: Dawn Ellis
Cassie: Debra Stephenson
Pete: Dave Lamb
Bill: Mike Grady
janet: Paula Wilcox
pj: Brendan Burns

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke in Brighton.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Food Quiz

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts well known gastronomes through their culinary paces. This week's panellists are gentleman-farmer
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall , bon viveur Clement Freud and doyenne of food writers Marguerite Patten. Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Marguerite Patten.
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole and the Primrose Path

The first of four new stories by John Mortimer. The many passionate devotees of the cases of Horace Rumpole , barrister-at-law, can rejoice; despite scurrilous rumours to the contrary, Rumpole proves to his colleagues and clients, and to his wife, Hilda, that he has certainly not yet set forth on the primrose way to the eternal bonfire. He's very much alive and well, and as adept as always at getting to the heart of a crime. Rumpole exposes criminal practices at the nursing home where he was sent to recuperate after a heart attack, leaving him in dire need of claret, cheroots and good company.
BBC Radio Collection: This programme is available on CD and audio cassette from 6 October at all good retail outlets or from [website removed] Call [number removed]


Writer: John Mortimer
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Rumpole: Timothy West
Hilda: Prunella Scales
Samuel: Michael Cochrane
Claude: Nigel Anthony
Luci: Sophie Thompson
Nurse Dotty: Joanna David
Sister Sheia: Carole Boyd
Fig Newton: David Shaw-Parker

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Comber and District Horticultural Society in Northern Ireland. Eric Robson is in the Chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 2Pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Dangerous Calm: Stories by Elizabeth Taylor

Abridged by Richard Hamilton , read by Joanna David. 3: The Benefactress. A publican's wife attempts to improve her reputation through acts of charity. Producer Emma Harding


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Joanna David.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Lend Me Your Ears

3: The Sweet Sounds of Home. Fiona Shaw listens at the keyhole of a Victorian parlour. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor compares the intoxicating histories of gin and cannabis and discovers that the debates surrounding their use have changed remarkably little over the centuries. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter looks at the impact of inflammatory bowel disease, which affects over 150,000 people in the UK. Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: PM

With Ritula Shah and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Ritula Shah
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Double Income No Kids Yet

Comedy drama by David Spicer. 4: When their new and "ever so slightly unbearable" friends invite them to a dinner party, Lucy decides it would be nice to return the offer. However, Daniel, who is expected to do the cooking, is less than convinced.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: David Spicer.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Lucy: Elizabeth Carling
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Samantha Spiro
Andy: Tony Gardner
Alison: Joanna Brookes
Steve: Jonathan Aris
Linda: Carla Mendonca

: The Archers

Eddie spots an opportunity.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show and meets the architect and designer Nigel Coates , who discusses the future of cities around the world. Producer Robyn Read


Designer: Nigel Coates

: Mansfield Park

By Jane Austen. 8: SirThomas is determined that Fanny will see the error of her ways.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Fanny: Felicity Jones
Edmund: Benedict Cumberbatch
Henry: James Callis
Mary: Susan Lynch
SirThomas: Tim Pigott-Smlth
Lady Bertram: Uza Sadovy
Mrs Norris: Julia McKenzie

: The Commission

Immigration: Open the Doors?
The current mechanisms for regulating immigration don'twork, but what are the options for change? Can Britain learn from other countries? With an ageing population should we be looking further afield for a new workforce? This week's commissioners are author Frederick Forsyth , Royal Society Fellow
Professor Kay E Davies , and President of New Hall
College, Cambridge, Anne Lonsdale. Chaired by Nick ROSS. Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Satuday at 10. 15pm


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Professor Kay E Davies
Unknown: Anne Lonsdale.
Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Sara Nathan

: Triumphs and Disasters

In the first of a new series on famous by-elections,
Steve Richards looks at the battle for Oxford in 1938. Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Steve Richards
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Patient Progress: Strokes

2: Recovery and Resilience. What happens in the brain as a stroke patient starts to recover? Isabel Fraser hears the stories of people who have had to learn to live with aphasia - the loss of language - following a stroke. Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Isabel Fraser
Producer: Monise Durrani

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Pompeii

By Robert Harris. 3: A fortress city, built to withstand a siege. Read by David Tennant. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.
Read By: David Tennant.

: Ronan the Amphibian

By Niall Clark. 6: The Mariwarm.In the last of the series, Ronan and the sea-creatures are trapped in Glaucous's force field. And to make matters worse, one of them is a double agent working for Glaucous. Time is running out forthe intrepid Ronan, and Glaucous is ready to destroy the Earth.
Producer/director Maria Esposito


Unknown: Niall Clark.
Director: Maria Esposito
Ronan: Alex Lowe
Loupe: Adjoa Andoh
Spiro: Phil Nice
Twisty: David Holt
Jeblutt: Tom Urle
Crackle Dragon/Creatures of the Deep: Marj Hogarth

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

6: Cutting Comers. Value for money is very important these days, so Adam Bloom has undertaken to give a full show's worth. Helping him conserve Auntie's pennies is Rob ROUSe. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Rob Rouse.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Soul Music

Kol Nidrei. Cellist Steven Isserlis describes his experiences of playing this piece by Max Bruch. Producer RosieBoulton


Unknown: Kol Nidrei.
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Max Bruch.

: News

: Book of the Week: Cooking for Kings

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital onlysee page 126 for details

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