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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop James Mehaffey.


Unknown: James Mehaffey.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Trawler

By Redmond O'Hanlon. Part 3, read byDavid Rintoul. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon.

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Out of Darkness
(Walker). 2 Corinthians 4, w5-12. God Who Is Everywhere Present on Earth (Here's to the Maiden). Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee
(Kilmarnock). With Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music James Henderson.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: James Henderson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. 10.45 The Chasseur and the Nun Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Inventors Imperfect

3: Dorothy Hodgkin. Adam Hart-Davis explores the life and work of a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who studied the molecules that make life possible, worked forworld peace, and taught undergraduate chemistry to a young Margaret Thatcher. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Dorothy Hodgkin.
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Producer: John Byrne

: The Rotters' Club

By Jonathan Coe , adapted by Simon Littlefield.
Continuing the four-part tale of musical, political and sexual passion in 1970s Birmingham. 2: The Very Maws of Doom
Music by Louis Philippe performed by Louis Philippe and Jonathan Coe Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: Simon Littlefield.
Music By: Louis Philippe
Unknown: Louis Philippe
Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Ben: James Bradshaw
Sam: Frank Skinner
Barbara: Haydn Gwynne
Ffion: Haydn Gwynne
Bill: David Tennant
Fudge: David Tennant
Mr Plumb: David Troughton
Doug: Adam Paul Harvey
Paul: Sam Bradley
Miriam: Emma Cunnlffe
Claire: Emily Corrie
Irene: Olivia Colman
Waitress: Olivia Colman
Jacko: Martin Hyder
Culpepper: Alexander Perkins
Steve: Christopher Simpson

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

Biographer Anthony Holden and actress Stella Duffy are joined by writer and broadcaster Lynne Truss and editor of the Erotic Review Rowan Pelling to dish the dirt on the bad boys and girls in history. Chaired by Gyles Brandreth. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Rowan Pelling
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Trial of Walter Ralegh

By Christopher Lee, starring Michael York.
In November 1603 Sir Walter Ralegh was tried for treason. Was he guilty? Why was he refused a defence lawyer? Was the jury fixed? Ralegh's trial is one of the most bizarre courtroom dramas in British history.

[Picture caption] Surely one of England's most famous heroes could expect a fair trial? Not so in Sir Walter Ralegh's case it seems

The Trial of Walter Ralegh 2.15pm R4
The actor Martin Jarvis, who directed this beautifully crafted drama, described it to RT as being "wackier than Monty Python." Given that it is a representation of one of the most important trials in our history, you might find his comment little odd. But as soon as ludicrous injustice upon yet more outrageous abuse of power unfurls in the courtroom you'll see exactly what he means. Michael York, as Ralegh, milks his initially antagonistic public like a willing cow. He sports an accent not normally associated with England's most famous soldier of fortune but probably highly accurate - everything else here being so, written as it was by Christopher Lee, the man who brought us This Sceptred Isle. Unfortunately for him, the jury is in the pocket of Lord Cecil and the case for the prosecution is being delivered in supreme Satanic-style by Sir Edmund Coke (played to perfection by Ian Ogilvy - didn't he used to be the "nice one" in dramas?).


Writer: Christopher Lee
Director: Martin Jarvis
Ralegh: Michael York
Bess: Carolyn Seymour
Wade: Kenneth Danziger
Popham: Morgan Sheppard
Cecil: Christopher Neame
Coke: Ian Ogilvy
Hele: Orlando Seale
Mary: Samantha Robson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from visitors to the Wetherby Festival. Chaired by Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Colours of the World: Stories from theBelfast Festival

3: Cinnamon by Colin Carberry. A Belfast man is forced to face up to his past when his wife hires a psychic medium forafriend's party.
Producer Deirdre Cartmill For details see Monday


Unknown: Colin Carberry.
Producer: Deirdre Cartmill

: Migration

SoundScape: The Serengeti March
3: Kimbea and her calf face the greatest challenge of the journey so far when they have to cross the treacherous Mara river, where huge crocodiles lie in ambush waiting fortheir annual feast. The river is swollen following the rains and the crossing turns into a blood-bath in which thousands of wildebeest and zebra are injured or killed. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores how internet usage and publi policy towards consumer rights have transformed traditional relationships between the public and professional services they use. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Paul Greyspentten years in and out of hospital. As part of a special investigation into the way African and Caribbean people are treated in the mental health system, he looks at what happens to people once they're discharged from a psychiatric ward. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Greyspentten

: PM

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

By Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden. The continued chronicles of 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 Fount Producer David Tyler
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes of this spoof documentary are available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Mustapha: Raad Rawl
Joyce: Rowena Cooper
Mr Hassan: T J Raminl
Lynda: Matilda Zlegle
Mildred: Eryl Maynan
Tourist official: Souad Fares;

: The Archers

Opportunity knocks for Kenton
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reassesses the work of the radical film director Jean-Luc Godard in the light of a new biography. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Francine Stock
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Chasseur and the Nun

3: Noel Bouton wins his bet and Mariana's heart ru, ucurna see ivionaay Kepeated from 10 45am


Unknown: Noel Bouton
Mariana: Charlotte Allam
Mariana in old age: Mary Wimbush
Noel: Matthew Morgan
Henri: Fergus Webste
Donna: Connie Walke
Mother Superior: Caroline Johr
Nun: Charlotte Longfielc

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another 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

This week Michael White , political editor of The
Guardian, discovers the vital role played by personal secretaries in the House of Commons
Producer Paul Vickers Repeated from Sunday 10 45pm


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Migration

Migration - -Finding the Way. Brett Westwood explores the mystery of swan migration with world expert Colin Pennycuick and members of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The Bewicks's swans are highly accomplished aviators, but lack the advantage of a decent weather forecast.
Producer Julian Hector The Migration series continues Friday 11am


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Colin Pennycuick
Producer: Julian Hector

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: My Life as a Fake

By Peter Carey. 8: In her quest to secure his astonishing poems, Sarah must listen to more of Chubb's beleaguered life-story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: Radio 9

The dark and peculiar series once more takes to the airwaves. Welcome back to this notional and irrational home of the terminally strange. 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. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Trawler

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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