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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Martin Palmer.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

With Becky Harris. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwern). Romans 12, w9-18. When I Need a Neighbour (arr Whitbourn). A New Commandment (arrWilson). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book

of the Week: My life in Orange
3/5 By 1981 Tim Guest has become used to living as one of the "orange people". But as his mother is busy establishing one of Bhagwan's communes in Suffolk, strange rumours reach them from India about theirguru's behaviourand his penchant for white Rolls-Royces. Read by Stephen Tompkinson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Guest
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 3/15. Drama rptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Filling the Void .

The population of Sejny in north-east Poland was once three-quarters Jewish but the town is now empty of Jews. Yet the synagogue and Jewish cemetery have been restored and the town s young people are being introduced to its Jewish history and culture Faynia Williams visits the town and looks at the work of the Borderland Foundation, a Polish group whose message of tolerance is now being heard in countries beyond Poland. Producer Merilyn Harris


Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Stanley Baxter and Friends

4/4 All Locals Great and Small. By Georgia Pritchett. The last of the comic plays takes an affectionate look at the extremes of rural eccentricity from impenetrable dialects to excessive hardiness in the form of a spoof of those "new vet in the Highlands" yarns, usually starring Dirk Bogarde.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Producer: Graham Frost
The new vet: Stanley Baxter
Assistant: Phillis Logan
MrsWindrum: Janet Brown
Mrs Cameron: Elaine C Smith
MrMacBean: Stanley Baxter

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

Newseries 1/6. Pete McCarthy returns with the cryptic quiz show. Guest panellists John Sergeant ,
Hilary Kay , and David Edwards , winner of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire race against the clock to locate a mystery treasure. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Hilary Kay
Unknown: David Edwards
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Household in Hove

Ivy Compton-Burnett's 19 extraordinary novels of family life were written in her middle-to-old age. But what had her own early years in Hove been like? According to her biographer Hilary Spurling, she claimed they were "uneventful". But the truth was that the first part of her life was so traumatic that she could only come to terms with it through her writing.


Writer: John Spurling
Producer: Angela Hind
Director: Richard Wortley
James: John Rowe
Katharine: Elizabeth Bell
Ivy: Teresa Gallagher
Minnie: Carolyn Pickles
Guy: Tom Bevan
Jim: Tom George
Mr Salt: Ioan Meredith
Topsy: Deborah Berlin
Primrose (Baby): Clare Corbett
Vera: Alison Pettitt
Young Guy: Edmund Singer-Kingsmith
Young Jim: Nicholas Carter

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Buckinghamshire. Sue Cook is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Anthology

3/5. At the Edge. By Tamar Hodes , read by Sally Cookson. Sonya is a repressed and timid woman, but an encounter on the seashore unexpectedly brings courage and freedom. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tamar Hodes
Read By: Sally Cookson.

: The Time of My Life

3/5. The Motor Trade. Caroline Swinburne meets retired professionals from the motor trade as their care home celebrates the annual carfete. They're joined by Bruce Forsyth , who came from a motoring family himself and whose sisterwas one of their former residents. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Thinking Allowed

No Logo or Pro Logo? Laurie Taylor investigates a business-led response to the claim that brands are the Source Of all evil. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Case Notes

Screening. In the last of the current series, Dr Mark Porter looks at screening tests - including those for the breast, the cervix, the prostate and the bowel - and tries to discoverwhich of them are worth our while and whether there are some we shouldn't worry about. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Bearded Ladies

4/4. Sketch show that takes a slick and stylish look at modern living. Written and performed by Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina , Fay Rusling and Susie Donkin , with Ewan Bailey. ProducerCaroi Smith


Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.

: The Archers

TB causes trouble at Brookfield.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews Human Stain, based on the novel by Philip Roth and starring Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Novel By: Philip Roth
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Old Wives' Tale

3/15. Elephant. While all of Bursley rush to see dead elephant, Sophia stays at home with her invalid father and meets an admirer.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Britain's University Challenge

2/2. Edward Stourton chairs the second of two debates about the future of higher education. Dr Terrence Kealey , the Vice-Chancellor of Buckingham University, Britain's only independent university, proposes the motion: "The only way to fund higher education properly is to privatise our universities." His leading opponent is Mandy Telford , the president of the National Union of Students. A forum of experts, students and other interested parties also join the debate.
Producer Mark Alden Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Dr Terrence Kealey
Unknown: Mandy Telford
Producer: Mark Alden
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: In the Think-Tanks

1/3. Dennis Sewell presents the first of three programmes exploring the world of think-tanks that focus on Europe.
Producer Sheila Cook Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell

: Bird Brains

Conservationist Dr Carl Jones goes in search of "intelligent" birds. On his travels he discovers that some birds are as intelligent as primates and finds the Einstein of birds "nesting" in an American university. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Dr Carl Jones
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Absolute Friends

3/10. By John le Carre. Mundytakespartina student demo in Berlin and is beaten up by the police. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Le Carre.

: The Department

3/3. 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. This week the team tackle the Army. Written and performed by 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. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life in Orange

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15Time and Tune (ages 7-9) 3.35 Tales from Europe (ages 7-9) 3.50 Schools Plays 3 (ages 7-11)
4.10 Megamaths Year 3 (ages 7-8) 4.25 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9) 4.40 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)

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