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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop ofcardiff.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Smith

: Farming Today

With AnnaHill.

: 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 Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Second Test at Kandy,
Sri Lanka. With commentary by Christopher Martin -Jenkins, John Murray , Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe , and expert comments from Angus Fraser , Phil Tufnell and Roshan Mahanama. Including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Roshan Abbeysinghe
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Roshan Mahanama.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Midweek

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

Contributors

Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Raw Spirit

lain Banks continues his tour of Scotland. 3: its a subjective encounter, drinking a whisky. You re bringing as much to the event as the drink is; maybe more." Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Behold, the Mountain of the Lord (Glasgow). Matthew 17, w9-13; 22-23.
How Beautiful upon the Mountains (Stainer). we
Have a Gospel to Proclaim (Fulda). Director of music Gordon Stewart.

Contributors

Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Second Test at Kandy,
Sri Lanka. With commentary by Christopher Martin -Jenkins, John Murray , Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe , and expert comments from Angus Fraser , Phil Tufnell and Roshan Mahanama. Including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Roshan Abbeysinghe
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Roshan Mahanama.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Darling Mouse, Precious Worm Part 3. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Soldier, Sailor

Continuingthe stories of some of the most dramatic naval battles in British history. 3: TheAttackon Porto Bello. By Martyn Wade , performed by Stephen Noonan. In 1739 Admiral Vernon and six British ships took the Spanish town of Porto Bello in present-day Panama. With comment from historians Richard Harding and Michael Duffy. Producer Tim Dee

Contributors

Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Stephen Noonan.
Unknown: Richard Harding
Unknown: Michael Duffy.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Wild Things!

Georgia Pritchett's surreal comedy about florists with attitude. 3: Insomnia. Winnie embarks on a career as a romantic novelist while Ample s attempts at meditation are extremely unrelaxingfor all concerned. meditation are extremely
Producer Catherine Bailey

Contributors

Producer: Catherine Bailey
Ample: Miranda Richardson
Winnie: Doon MacKlchan
Robert: Stephen Mangan
Phil: Robert Webb
Sandra: Cella Imrie
Male customer: David Lee
Female customer: Ronnl Ancona

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.

Contributors

Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: Inspiration!

Newseries A light-hearted quiz about inventions and innovations. Chris Stuart presides over team captains Adam Hart-Davis and Professor Lewis Wolpert. With guests psychologist Dr Susan Blackmore and writer and broadcaster Nicholas Booth. Producer Katie Marsden Brainy fun - Adam Hart-Davis : page 37

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert.
Unknown: Dr Susan Blackmore
Unknown: Nicholas Booth.
Producer: Katie Marsden
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Spy Nozy and the Poets

By Paul B Davies.
Suspicious behaviour by new residents in the small Somerset village of Nether Stowey leads to the arrival of a Home Office spy and a memorable encounter immortalised in literary history. Bill Nighy and Martin Clunes star in a drama where espionage, intrigue and poetic inspiration blur the boundaries between truth and fiction.
Director Sara Davies (R)

Contributors

Writer: Paul B Davies
Director: Sara Davies
Mr Walsh: Bill Nlghy
Coleridge: Martin Clunes
Mr King: Graeme Garden
Mr Ford: John Woodvine
Mr Mogg/Waiter: Matthew Thomas

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in west Yorkshire. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor

Contributors

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

: On the Ground: Stories of Britain Today: 1: Pirates

by Kate Courage
A series of three stories.

It's curfew time at the children's home, and Ben is still out in the park with an empty bottle of vodka in his pocket. Read by Stuart Crossman.

Contributors

Author: Kate Courage
Reader: Stuart Crossman
Producer: Sara Davies

: Baby Rites

In the last programme in the series, Chinese women tell Kate Saunders why they mustn't look at mules while they're pregnant. Fordetails see Monday (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Saunders

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to sociologist Michael Mann about his classic series The Sources of Social Powe* and what its findings imply for the future of the American Empire. Producer Jacqueline Smith

Contributors

Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Michael Mann
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter investigates hepatitis, a contagious infection of the liver spread through contact with sewage, blood transfusions and unprotected sex. Tomorrow's Check-Up health phone-in is also devoted to the topic. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Concrete Cow

A comedy sketch show in which anything is possible. Estate agents sell haunted houses and Columbus travels the world just for a curry. With
Steven Kynman , Sally Hawkins , Olivia Colman , Robert Webb and Chris Pavlo.
Written by James Cary , Adam Bromley. Sally Hawkins ,
Catherine Shepherd and Ashley Blaker Producer Adam Bromley (Revised repeat)

Contributors

Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: James Cary
Written By: Adam Bromley.
Written By: Sally Hawkins
Written By: Catherine Shepherd
Written By: Ashley Blaker
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Jill makes a difficult decision.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews and more recommendations for any Christmas shoppers who find themselves overwhelmed by the choice at the bookstore. Producer Nicola Holloway

Contributors

Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Darling Mouse, Precious Worm

3: Murray is worried about money while Katherine vents her spleen on her great rival, Virginia Woolf. Katherine clings ferociously to Murray's promise that he will come to Italy for Christmas. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which
Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Michael Gove and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: Keeping It in the Family

Veteran political writer Julia Langdon meets MPs who are themselves the offspring of politicians and discovers how their childhood experiences prepared them fortheirown careers. 1: Growing Up in a Political Household Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm

Contributors

Unknown: Julia Langdon

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Second Test at Kandy,
Sri Lanka. With commentary by Christopher Martin -Jenkins, John Murray , Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe , and expert comments from Angus Fraser , Phil Tufnell and Roshan Mahanama. Including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Roshan Abbeysinghe
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Roshan Mahanama.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Acting on Instinct

I Can human intuition be measured? Chris Yates explores the if, how and why of the sixth sense, with contributions from neuroscientists
Susan Greenfield and Steven Rose. Producer Dan shepherd

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Yates
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Steven Rose.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The first day's play in the Second Test at Kandy,
Sri Lanka. With commentary by Christopher Martin -Jenkins, John Murray , Jonny Saunders and Roshan Abbeysinghe , and expert comments from Angus Fraser , Phil Tufnell and Roshan Mahanama. Including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Roshan Abbeysinghe
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Roshan Mahanama.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One Man's Justice

By Akira Yoshimura. 3: Takuya recalls interrogating
American airmen the previous summer. One of them revealed that he found the best way to relax on returning from a bombing campaign was to listen to jazz. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown: Akira Yoshimura.

: One Night Stanza

Another chance to hear this series of poetry, jokes and music from Matthew Harvey and Rory Motion. In today's programme they experience anxiety, depression and balloons. Producer VivBeeby (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Unknown: Rory Motion.

: Wheeler's Wonder

Creighton Wheeler 's life story as recalled by Brian Hayes. 3: Splicing Is the Mother of Invention Wheeler pioneers some of the great inventions of the 20th century: the Romeo Thatchmaster, Biro Stabiliser and Vegetable Atomiser. Featuring the voice of Andrew McGibbon as Creighton Wheeler. Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle

Contributors

Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Recalled By: Brian Hayes.
Unknown: Biro Stabiliser
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler.
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Today in Parliament

Today's business at Westminster. With David Wilby.

Contributors

Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Raw Spirit

Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test from Kandy. Including News at 6.30am. News at 6.30 am.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time

Contributors

Producer: Peter Baxter








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