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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Richard Major.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Where There's a Will

John Mortimer offers further lessons in living and growing old disgracefully.
3: Believing in Something, and Interesting Times Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Mortimer

: Daily Service

Presented by Father Philip Sumner. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham). Galatians 6 wll-16. Behold, I Make All Things New (
Bernard Rose ). All Creatures of Our God and King (Laast Uns
Erfreuen). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Father Philip Sumner.
Unknown: Bernard Rose
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon , whotalksto DaisyDonovan about her new series, Daisy, Daisy.
10.45 The Eye of the Day: the Story of Mata Han Part8. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon

: Inventors Imperfect

2: Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Adam Hart-Davis explores the life of a draperfrom Delft who never visited a university or wrote a book but, through his ability to produce tiny powerful microscopes, discovered a brand new miniature universe and is now regarded as the father of modern microbiology. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne

: The Rotters' Club

New series By Jonathan Coe , adapted by Simon
Littlefield.Thisfour-parttale of musical, political and sexual passion in 1970s Birmingham is for anyone who ever experienced adolescence the hard way. 1: The Chick and the Hairy Guy
Producer Lucy Armitage
The growing pains of Ben Trotter: page 125


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Ben: James Bradshaw
Barbara: Haydn Gwynne
Sam: Frank Skinner
Bill/Malcolm: David Tennant
Paul: Sam Bradley
Lois/Miriam: Emma Cunniffe
Doug Adam: Paul Harvey
Irene/Waitress: Olivia Colman
Mr Plumb: David Troughton
Slater/Roll-upReg: Martin Hyder
Culpepper: Alexander Perkins

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

New series Gyles Brandreth chairs the quiz show celebratinggossip, scandal and controversy. Team captains Anthony Holden and Stella Duffy are joined by Rosie Millard and Jenny Colgan. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Rosie Millard
Unknown: Jenny Colgan.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Missing Reel

By Toby Jones and Ed Kemp. Toby Jones is looking for somewhere he can afford to live in London and finds himself holed up in a damp room in Kensal Rise, near Notting Hill. Plagued by the nagging thought that he should give up house-hunting, contrive his own disappearance and seek adventure elsewhere he is invited to audition forthe film
Notting Hill. This is a comic tale based on the true story of how Toby met Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts , how he ended up on the cutting-room floor, and how he began to feel he was being deleted from his own life. Performed by Toby Jones , featuring a cameo by Hugh Grant and radio spot effects by Rebecca Kirby. Director Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Ed Kemp.
Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Julia Roberts
Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Rebecca Kirby.
Director: Katherine Beacon

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Fiowerdew and Matthew Biggs answerquestions sent in by listeners in Northern Ireland. Chaired by Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 2pm


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

: Counting Stars: a Collection of Stories byDavid Almond

3: Where Your Wings Were. A young boy confesses his dreams of girls and women to his priest. While he tries to ward off these nightly visitations he finds himself visited instead by an angel. For details see Monday

: Another Five Numbers

Simon Singh takes a look at prime numbers, the building blocks of maths. Yet the search forthe largest prime number has eluded many; if found, it could have surprising uses. Fordetailssee Monday (R)


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Thinking Allowed

No matter where or why they are fought, wars lead to memorials and monuments. Laurie Taylor hears how no memorial is immune to interpretation and Unsympathetic use. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Children as young as seven have a negative picture of mental health, according to the latest research in the USA. In this week's programme Raj Persaud looks at what can be done to counter such prejudice among young people and asks what role children's literature has to play. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

By Marcus Brigstock and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Giles Wemmbley Hogg-traveller , backpacker, fearless investigator of cultural diversity and upper middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton. This week, Giles goes off to ... Cuba.
Producer David Tyler
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes ofthis spoof documentary are available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Marcus Brigstock
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg-Traveller
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Prof Sampera: Edward Desouza
Henrietta: Olivia Colman
Tony: Sean McKenzie
Miguel: Bart Ruspoli
Conchita: Rebecca Santos
Xavier: Arturo Venegas

: The Archers

Alan gets persuasive.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show.
Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Eye of the Day: The Story of Mata Hari

8: Mata Hari finds real love for the first time.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Mata Han: Victoria Hamilton
Vadime: Jonathan Firth
Ladoux: Phillip Joseph
Madame: Lynne Verrall
Clunet: David Collings
Anjelica: Jaimi Barbakoff

: The Moral Maze

New Series Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Michael Gove , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Props of Power

Michael White finds out why the parliamentary practice of pairing can be a matter of life and death. Producer Paul Vickers Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Producer: Paul Vickers

: Frontiers

The combination of attractive and repulsive forces in a concentrated beam of laser light is sufficient to grab and hold tiny particles. Known as "optical tweezers" or "optical traps", scientists are now harnessing these extraordinary effects to investigate the behaviour of matter at a nano-scale. Peter Evans talks to scientists who are developing and using these optical tweezers in a variety of different fields - from stretching a single fibre of muscle to building tiny motors that one day might power a "lab on a chip". Producer John Watkins


Talks: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: My Life as a Fake

By Peter Carey. 3: Sarah learns the consequences of Chubb's fraud- an obscenity trial, a suicide and a horrifying Shock for Chubb himself. Fordetailssee Monday


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: Radio 9

Welcome to Radio 9, where Dark approaches Silly, shakes hands, then realises its trousers are round its ankles. It's all set in a parallel universe, just like ours, but different. The first in a four-part series, written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker.
Producers Johnny Daukes and Katie Marsden


Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Hils Barker.
Producers: Johnny Daukes
Producers: Katie Marsden

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Where There's a Will

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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