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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. In the Power of God s Own
Spirit (The Spain). Luke 4, W14-21. How Lovely Are the Messengers (Mendelssohn). Lord, Thy Church on Earth Is Seeking (Abbot's Leigh). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Isabel Allende reads from her new memoir recalling her life in Chile. 3: Memories of a peripatetic childhood and the family of eccentric relatives who have come to people Allende's novels. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Isabel Allende

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Why Don't You Stop Talking Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: What's So Special about the Norwegians?

The Norwegians are the subject of Paul Henley's quirky, one-off documentary. He challenges them in their kitchens and in their wooden huts, delving deep into their psyche and motivation to discover what makes them tick.


Presenter: Paul Henley
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: The Rotters' Club: 4: Paradise Place

By Jonathan Coe, adapted by Simon Littlefield.
Continuing the four-part tale of musical, political and sexual passion in 1970s Birmingham.


Author: Jonathan Coe
Adapted by: Simon Littlefield
Music composed and performed by: Louis Philippe
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Ben: James Bradshaw
Sam: Frank Skinner
Cicely: Stacey Roea
Claire: Emily Corrie
Doug: Adam Paul Harvey
Paul: Sam Bradley
Bill: David Tennant
Mr Plumb: David Troughton
Glyn: Philip Madoc
Barbara: Haydn Gwynne
Lois: Emma Cunniffe
Edwardes: Martin Hyder
Culpepper: Alexander Perkin
Steve: Christopher Simpson

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers ,

Gyles Brandreth chairs the quiz show celebrating gossip, scandal and controversy. Team captains
Anthony Holden and Stella Duffy are joined by writer JennyColgan and broadcaster Rosie Millard. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish

3: A Question of Class. The two female detectives return to their Covent Garden office early one morning to discover an Oxford undergraduate slumped on the doorstep wanting them to find the wallet he left in a Soho house of ill repute. Daunt s knowledge of his past makes her very suspicious of later accusations that he has beaten a woman up.
Director Cherry Cookson


Director: Cherry Cookson
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Imelda Staunton
Bill: Bill Paterson
Stephen: Charlie Simpson
Jamie: Scott Handy
Mimi: Rachel Atkins
Doctor: Tom George
Salesman: Stephen Critchlow

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Scotland. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Postscripts by JB Priestley

Patrick Stewart reads a selection of JB Priestley's s short talks originally broadcast on the BBC in 1940. Today he compares what was then the current war with his experiences of the previous world war. Producer Emma Harding For further details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Producer: Emma Harding

: On the Beach

At the French seaside town of Port la Nouvelle, the artist and film-maker Andrew Kotting contemplates the differences between French and British beach
Culture. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Kotting

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylortalks to anthropologist Dhooleka S Raj about how uniquely "difference" is experienced in different places and the extent to which nation-states influence people's identification. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Unknown: Dhooleka S Raj
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud concludes a special examination into the way African and Caribbean people are treated in the mental health system. In the late 70s, research showed that African and Caribbean people suffered severe disadvantage in the mental health system: they were more likely to be diagnosed as schizophrenic, more likely to be forcibly taken to hospital by the police and more likely to be given drugs than counselling. Dr Persaud asks why so many black people are still facing discrimination and what the Government and Royal College of Psychiatrists are doing about it. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

By Marcus Brigstocke 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 ... New Zealand.
Producer David Tyler
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodesof this spoof documentary are available on CD from good retail outlets orfrom www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Unknown: Budleigh Salterton.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Arabella: Catherine Tate
Mrs Wells: Richenda Carey
Gregg: Damien Lyne
Josh: Richard Dillane
Stevo: Toby Fisher
Jennifer: Stella Duffy
Saskia: Sophie Winkleman

: The Archers

Oliver and Caroline face Social Services.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Another edition of the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Kirsty Pope


Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Why Don't You Stop Talking?

By Jackie Kay. 3: Why Don't You Stop Talking?
Thelmajust can't seem to hold her tongue. At the end of one long, difficult day she decides her tongue has got her into trouble. So what is she going to do about it?
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Kay.
Thelma: Ellen Thomas
Nan: June Broughton
Geezer: Kevin Harvey
Woman 1 and 2: Fiona Clarke

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox 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: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Hoggart's Week

Simon Hoggart. political sketch writer of The
Guardian, takes a sideways look at the week's events in the Westminster village. Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: Frontiers

Galaxy Formation. Giant assemblies of stars, such as our own Milky Way, are the building blocks of the universe, yettheirformation remains a mystery.
Peter Evans joins astronomers for a night's viewing in the quest to understand how our Milky Way has taken on the distinctive appearance we see today. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers. 8: The Germans are suspicious. Can Carruthers and Davies persuade them of their innocence? For details see Monday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.

: Radio 9

The last in the peculiar comedy series that is the 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

With Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: My Invented Country

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
3.00 Together: Age 7-11 3.15 Time and Tune: Age 7-9
3.35 Words Alive: Age 7-9 3.50 Listen and Write: Age 9-11
4.10 Megamaths: Age 7-9 4.25 First Steps in Drama: Age 7-9
4.45 World Writing: Age 7-11

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