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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With James Naughtie and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Martin Palmer.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

3/5. Party People. By Tom Holland , read by Tim Pigott-Smith . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.3Uam


Unknown: Tom Holland
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Daily Service

With John Forrest.
God is Working His Purpose Out (Benson). Ephesians 3, wl-9a. I Wander As I Wonder (Trad arr Walker). In Every Age, O Lord (Whittaker).
Director of music Christopher Walker.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Christopher Walker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Saplings 3/10. Woman's Hour drama.
For details see Monday Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Something in the Water

2/3. Philosopher Nigel Warburton and architectural historian John Grundy explore why radical ideas took hold at particular places ana times in British history. In this programme, they explore the claim that the coasta resort of Scarborough launched the world's passion for the seaside holiday in the 17th century. Producer Faith Lawrence


Unknown: Nigel Warburton
Unknown: John Grundy

: Stanley Baxter and Friends

2/4. A series of fourcomic plays featuring Stanley Baxter.
Medium Rare by David Holt. Meet Wee
Davy Dowds , a medium in 1950s Glasgow, a "wee sweetie-wife" and nicknamed the Nostradamus of the Candleriggs". He provides comfort for the troubled and conversation with loved ones gone before - not to mention the occasional chat with John Knox. One of his clients is Ina McClure , who's trying to find out about an inheritance - but husband George is unimpressed. Ford w
George is unimpressed.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Stanley Baxter.
Unknown: David Holt.
Unknown: Davy Dowds
Unknown: John Knox.
Unknown: Ina McClure
Producer: Graham Frost
Wee Davy Dowds: Stanley Baxter
Bruce: Stanley Baxter
Ina: Lynn Ferguson
George: Ford Kieman
Ravi: Nadim Sawalha

: 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.

: Inspiration!

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


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Generation Electric

By Christopher Green. Another chance to hear a tale of two school friends, 20 years on. Chrissie and Diane are undisputed Rotherham disco queens.
But their lives take a very different turn when one of them ducks out of Saturday night. Gerard McDermott
Claire Grove Music by Christopher Green Director Claire Grove ,R,


Unknown: Christopher Green.
Chrissie: Helen Longworht
Diane: Fiona Clarke
Miss Allen: Emma Woolliams
Dad: Gerard McDermott
Dale: Scott Brooksbank

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie, Bob Fiowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by residents and visitors to Blackpool, and Matthew Biggs visits the Centre for
Alternative Technology in Powys. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Tales from Firozsha Baag

3/5. NitinGanatra reads another of this week s stories by Rohinton Mistry.
Of White Hairs and Cricket. A 14-year-old boy realises forthe first time that his father may not live for ever. For details see Monday


Stories By: Rohinton Mistry.

: Inside Putin's Russia

3/5. Vorkuta. Bridget Kendall travels to the Arctic Circle. Vorkuta is a mining town, built by victims of Stalinism who perished there in their millions.
Vorkuta is doomed but its mayor is defiant that the town should not only survive, but flourish. What awaits these victims of Stalin's past in the brave new world Of Putin's Russia? Fordetails see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Sociologist LoicWacquant talks to Laurie Taylor about how he became a boxer called Busy Louis and joined the very community he was meant to be Studying. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Baldness. Dr Mark Porter explores hair-loss problems - from male-pattern baldness to excessive loss in pregnancy - and finds out which remedies work and which don't, as well as the secret to a dandruff-free scalp. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Bearded Ladies

2/4. The sketch show in which everyday situations are taken to new heights - and then a bit further.
Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , with Ewan Bailey Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Alice sees how the other half lives.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show. Producer Nicki Paxman


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Saplings

3/10. Letters Home. By Noel Streatfeild. Having been evacuated to their grandparents, the Wiltshire children are starting to run wild. Matters are made worse when they are joined by Albert, a young lad evacuated from the East End.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild.

: The End Game

A debate that asks if instead of finding ways to meet demand for road travel we should aim simply to cut it, by getting the driver out of the car. Using dramatised scenarios to imagine different futures for Britain, Paul Vickers is in the chair as experts and public foresee the waytoday's polices mayturn out. Producer Michael Blastland Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Saturday


Unknown: Paul Vickers
Producer: Michael Blastland
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Other Candidates Are....

2/3. They enliven every election, add to the gaiety of the nation and come up with some worthwhile ideas. But who are these minority candidates who battle on against lost deposits and public indifference? Matthew Parris meets.... the revolutionaries. Editor Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Lifeblood

1/2. Through our veins marches an army of white blood cells that prevent illness. Scientists have harnessed this defence force to create a cancer therapy set to revolutionise treatment of this disease. Bankingforthe Future. Georgina Ferry visits a unique blood bank of killer cells and meets the patients whose lives have been saved thanks to this new therapy. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Midweek

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

8/15. By Thomas Hardy. "0, Bathsheba, keep him away from me." Bathsheba determines to protect Troy from her other suitor, Boldwood. For details and cast see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.

: The Department

New series 1/3. The Department is a secret organisation with the powerto influence every aspect of your life. At its heart an eccentric three-man think-tank with the brief to brainstorm new ideas on every aspect of society. Each week your future is in their hands. This week the team looks at. .. Education. Starring Chris Addison , John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , with Matthew Holness , Peter Dickson and Lucy Montgomery. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Peter Dickson
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Today In Parliament

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


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

Repeated from 9.45am

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