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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Blair Robertson.


Unknown: Blair Robertson.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys 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: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Daniel 10, vv 4-9; 19b-21. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs (Nativity). Bless the Lord All His Angels (Frith). Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwell's 148th). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: The Curious life ofRobertHooke

By Lisa Jardine. Read by Richard Mitchley. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine.
Read By: Richard Mitchley.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. 10.45 Our Kath Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Towers of Silence

The Parsis are fighting to keep alive their death ritual
- the feeding of dead bodies to vultures on top of the Towers offence in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay). Mumbai-born novelist ArdashirVakil journeys to the Towers to follow this extraordinary ritual, and tells the wider story of the Parsi struggle for survival in today's world, Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: A Whole 'Nother Story: 3: Girls and Boys

By Amanda Murphy.
Pete's found out about P.J. He's not happy; nor are Cassie and Bill. And, worryingly, Janet's talking in soothing tones.


Writer: Amanda Murphy
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Cassie: Debra Stephenson
Pete: Dave Lamb
Bill: Mike Grady
P.J.: Brendan Burns
Janet: Paula Wilcox
Maddy: Julia Morris

: YouandYours

Presented by Liz Barclay in London and John Waite in Manchester.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: TheFoodQuiz

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts food lovers through their gastronomic paces. This week's s panel/ists include Keith Floyd and Sir Clement Freud. Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Keith Floyd
Unknown: Sir Clement Freud.
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rumpole and the Scales of Justice

By John Mortimer. When Rumpole defends a senior member of the police force in court, his relish for Shakespeare's Othello and his old acquaintances in the south London criminal fraternity prove very useful.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
BBC Radio Collection: A compilation of four Rumpole plays 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
Commander Durden: Geoffrey Whitehead
Knuckles Huckersley: Ewan Bailey
Justice Graves: Ian Masters
Marston: David Shaw-Parker
Dr Wakefield: John Rowe

: Gardeners Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Aberdovey Garden Club in Wales. Chaired by Eric Robson
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Same Difference

3: The Gang by Sebastian Beaumont , read by Tom George. As disease strikes atthe heart of the gay community, the kindness of strangers eases the way for a young man struggling to come out of the closet. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sebastian Beaumont
Read By: Tom George.

: Dance Saves Lives!

3- Ballet Nganzo is a Rwandan group of youngsters forwhom dance has brought an astonishingjourney out of Africa and back again. With British aid worker Boris Hunka and music producer Chris Redmond. For details see Monday


Unknown: Boris Hunka
Producer: Chris Redmond.

: Thinking Allowed

There are now around a thousand gated communities in the UK - harbingers of an urban revolution well underway elsewhere. Laurie Taylor discusses their impact on the communities concerned and on wider civil society. producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Serious food-poisoning bugs affect 100,000 people in England and Wales each year and account for 100 to 200 deaths. This week Dr Mark Porter discusses how animal-borne infections, such as salmonella,
Ecoli and campylobacter, find theirway into humans. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Ritula Shah and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Ritula Shah
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Double Income No Kids Yet

Comedy drama by David Spicer. 5: News that their best friends are expecting a second baby produces an unexpected reaction in Lucy. In desperation, Daniel turns to his mother-in-law for help. Producer Liz Anstee (R)


Unknown: David Spicer.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Lucy: Elizabeth Carling
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Samantha Spiro
Andy: Tony Gardner
Mary: Sally Grace
Frank: Bill Fellows

: The Archers

Siobhan hears some home truths.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Francine Stock , who reports on the Dublin premiere of Brian Friel 's new play
Performances, inspired by the music and love letters of Czech composer Leos Janacek. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Brian Friel
Unknown: Leos Janacek.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Our Kath

By Claire Luckham. 3: Kathleen has discovered the joy of singing, but sport and boyfriends take up her time too.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Kathleen: Becky Hindley
Winifred: Shirley Dixon
Bert: Daniel Ryan
Alice: Marlene Sidaway
William: Alan Williams
Mrs Parr: Uza Sadovy
Marion: Helen Longworth

: The Commission: Choosing the Sex of Our Children?

This autumn the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will publish the findings of a wide-ranging review regarding whether future parents should be allowed to dictate the sex of their children. Among this week's commissioners are former head of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington and Faith Boardman, head of Lambeth Council. Nick Ross is in the chair.
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm)


Unknown: Dame Stella Rimington
Unknown: Faith Boardman
Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Sara Nathan

: Triumphs and Disasters

In the second of a series on famous by-elections,
Steve Richards looks back at the first electoral test for the newlyformed SDP in 1981. Roy Jenkins took on the challenge at Warrington and came within a whisker of winning.
Producer Peter Mulligan Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Ask the Experts

New series A look at how modern research can combine Western science with indigenous traditions. 1: Sue Armstrong travels to India to visit a state-of-the-art hospital where traditional Ayurvedic doctors work with modern medical specialists towards a holistic health care. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Grace.


Unknown: Carrie Grace.

: Book at Bedtime: Pompeii

By Robert Harris. 8: " was two hours since Pompeii awoke todiscoverthe failure of its water supply...." For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.

: At Home with the Snails: 1

A re-run of the comedy drama by Gerard Foster about a typically middle-class family.
For individual and separate reasons, George and Beverly feign their deaths in order to test their children's reactions. (R)


Writer: Gerard Foster
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George: Geoffrey Palmer
Beverly: Angela Thorne
Alex: Gerard Foster
Rose: Miranda Hart
Hosanna: Debra Stephenson

: Package Peculiar

Earlierthis year musician ArnieSomogyi and his friend Zsolt Bende went to explore two rather individual holiday destinations: Transylvania, home of the Dracula industry, and the Lithuanian theme park devoted to relics of the Soviet era. Their aim: to reach Stalinworld on the 50th anniversary of the dictator's death. Producer Simon Elmes (R)


Unknown: Zsolt Bende
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Book of the Week: The Curious Life ofRobert Hooke

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together 3.15 Time and Tune 3.35 Words Alive
3.50 Listen and Write 4.10 Megamaths 4.25 First Steps in Drama 4.45 World Writing

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