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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Cruellest Miles

By Gay and Laney Salisbury. 3: Husky-driver Wild Bill Shannon takes his chances in temperatures of minus 50 degrees to complete his leg of the rescue mission to Nome. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Laney Salisbury.
Unknown: Bill Shannon

: Daily Service

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. 0 My Saviour Lifted (North Coates). John 12, w27-33. Mine Eyes Have
Seen the Glory (Walford Davies). HarkWhatA Sound (Highwood). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Love Lessons Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Soldier, Sailor

New series Four programmes telling the story of some of the most dramatic naval battles in British history through the voices of ordinary sailors who took part in them. 1: SourBeer. By Stephen Wyatt , performed by Nicholas Woodeson.
Martin Peasgood is the bosun's mate on the Elizabeth Jonas sent out to chase the Spanish Armada in 1588. With commentaryfrom historians Ian Friel and Maria Rodriguez-Salgado . producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt
Unknown: Nicholas Woodeson.
Unknown: Martin Peasgood
Unknown: Elizabeth Jonas
Unknown: Ian Friel
Unknown: Maria Rodriguez-Salgado
Producer: Tim Dee

: Wild Things!

New series By Georgia Pritchett, starring
Miranda Richardson , Doon Mackichan and Ronni Ancona.
The return of the funny and surreal four-part comedy about florists with attitude. 1: Plastic Fantastic.
Winnie decides to have plastic surgery while Ample deals with a customer who keeps eatirigthe flowers.
Producer Catherine Bailey
Tarts and flowers: page 119


Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Ronni Ancona.
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Ample: Miranda Richardson
Winnie: Doon MacKichan
Pauline: Ronni Ancona
Phil: Robert Webb
Sandra: Celia Imrie
Robert: Stephen Mangan
Ricky: Dave Lamb

: You and Yours .....

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

Writer Lynne Truss and journalist Rowan Pelling discuss the abdication crisis. Hosted by the least discreet man in Britain, Gyles Brandreth, they and team captains, Anthony Holden and Stella Duffy, attempt to avoid litigation in the pursuit of truth in all its guises.


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: An Insurance Inspector Calls

By Justin Moorhouse. A comedy drama, with a cheeky nod to J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls.
Involving a seaside guesthouse, a dysfunctional family, a Judy Garland tribute act, a mysterious bleach incident and an insurance inspector who is not all that he seems.
Director Katherine Beacon


Writer: Justin Moorhouse.
Director: Katherine Beacon
Maureen: Sarah Parks
Brian: Roy Hudd
Inspector: Roy Barraclough
Nathaniel: Jeff Hordley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Tony Russell answer questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Curly Tales

Five writers have their wicked way with the short story. 3: Out of Character. By Philip Ardagh , read by Mark Heap and Will Keen. It's an unnerving experience for a writer when his characters begin to come off the page and take charge of their own destinies. For details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Ardagh
Read By: Mark Heap

: Dearly Beloved

A week-long series about modern-day sermons continues with the Rev Jenny Barnes , a chaplain at Featherstone Prison near Wolverhampton. Herwork among the 600 male prisoners includes trying to deliver simple sermons about love and redemption to people who have often never heard this message before. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Jenny Barnes

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor goes to the Bank in London to hearwhy people complain about their work culture and what the consequences of those complaints might be. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

An investigation into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition which is supposed to affect one in 20 schoolchildren. Dr Mark Porterfinds out if Britain really is in the grip of an epidemic.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm See also Check Up Thursday 3pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porterfinds

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Concrete Cow

A comedy sketch show in which anything is possible. Dr Jekyll is asked to change his name, Kylie and Darren vandalise Narnia, a balloon sculptor creates inappropriate images and there's also a new Radio 4 show I Think You 'II Find- half an hour of pedantry and nit-picking! Stars Steven Kynman , Robert Webb , Sally Hawkins , Olivia Colkman and Chris Pavlo.
Written by James Cary , Adam Bromley and Hawkins and Shepherd Producer Adam Bromley (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Olivia Colkman
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: James Cary
Written By: Adam Bromley
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Nigel lands himself in hot water.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on Patrick Marber 's reworking of Strindberg's Miss Julie. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Patrick Marber

: Love Lessons

By Joan Wyndham. 3: Departures and Beginnings
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Joan Wyndham.
Joan: Emilia Fox
Rupert: Julian Ovenden
Gerhardt: Paul Ritter
Jo Jonathan: Dryden Taylor
Leonard: David Mitchell
Prudey: Abigail Thaw
Mummy: Ann Beach
Thetis: Daisy Ashford

: The Moral Maze

Ian Hargreaves , Michael Gove , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines. Michael Buerk is in the chair. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Buerk
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

When doctors in France announced in April 2000 that they had carried out the first successful human-gene therapy trial, the news was hailed as a medical breakthrough. Three years on, Peter Evans assesses the current state of gene therapy. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Dracula

By Bram Stoker. 3: Jonathan discovers the truth about his host. And in England, Mina fears for his safety. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Bram Stoker.

: One Night Stanza

Another chance to hearthis series of poetry, jokes and music from Matthew Harvey and Rory Motion. In today's programme they considerthe complexities of art, time and pets. Producer VivBeeby (R)


Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Unknown: Rory Motion.

: Wheeler's Wonder

New series 1: Tinker, Tailor, Splicer, Spy
Creighton Wheeler 's extraordinary life story, as recalled by Brian Hayes in four parts. Undaunted by Splicers'disease, in which the sufferer's speech is involuntarily edited, Wheeler's early life included success on the West End stage in the early 50s and penetration of the group that came to be known as the Cambridge Spies. Featuring the voices of Bernard Cribbins as himself, and Andrew McGibbon as Creighton Wheeler.
Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Recalled By: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler.
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Today in Parliament

The Queen's Speech, revealing the Government's programme of legislation forthe new session of Parliament, and the first response from the Opposition. With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Cruellest Miles

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: Digital only BBC Schools

3.00 Together: Age 7-11 3.15 Time and Tune: Age 7-9
3.35Words Alive: Age 7-9 3.50 Listen and Write: Age 9-11
4.10 Megamaths - Mental Maths Y4: Age 7-9 4.25 First Steps in Drama: Age 7-9 4.45 World Writing: Age 7-11

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