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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Servants of the People

2/4 Church of England Vicars. Fourvicarsfrom different backgrounds talk to Gavin Esler about what it's like to work in the Church of England today.
Among them are a vicarfrom an inner-city parish, another who conducts his ministry through dinner parties and informal gatherings, and two clerics who hold opposing views on the ordination of women question. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Emotional Rollercoaster

3/5 Long ignored by psychologists, the emotions are now being re-examined by social scientists.
Sympathy. Claudia Hammond ascertains whether empathy is merely an inferior version of sympathy. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Book of the Week: What's My Motivation?

2/5. Training at Rada. By lunchtime on the first day, Michael Simkins has been recommended for corrective therapy, oral surgery and warned off a plate of "slumgullion that may render him fit only for auditions of Fatty Arbuckle's life story. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Simkins

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Master Speak!
(Whitbourn). John 14, wl-7. 0 My Soul (Townend).
We Are on the Lord's Road (Swaziland trad). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Venus By Angela Turvey. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Angela Turvey.

: Ten Million Wings

Six years ago naturalist Chris Packham entered a maelstrom of monarch butterflies. High in the Mexican forest, millions of black and orange wings beatabouthim. Packham returns forthis spectacular experience, but he begins to wonder whether he'll ever see the monarchs again.
Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Chris Packham
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Man in the Velvet Suit

A look at the life and recordings of the early
1900s music hall star Bill Williams , the laughing comedian. Written by Glenn Mitchell and presented by John Peel. Producer Karl Phillips


Unknown: Bill Williams
Written By: Glenn Mitchell
Presented By: John Peel.
Producer: Karl Phillips

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Cricket Calypso I

Whenever the demands of court life allow, Judge Ray
Funk indulges himself in his true passion - cricket.
He has picked up an extensive knowledge, not in the pages of Wisden, but from the Trinidadian calypsonians who chronicle every bouncer and boundary in song. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Judge Ray
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: An Odd Body

5/5. Detective series starring Annette Bad and and Margaret Tyzack , written by Sue Rodwel 1.
The Tunnel. Joan and her friends return from a day of shopping on the continent. onlytodiscoverthat a friend has died in suspicious circumstances.
Producer/Director Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Annette Bad
Unknown: Margaret Tyzack
Written By: Sue Rodwel
Director: Rosemary Watts
Dl Danbury: Annette Badland
Joan: Margaret Tyzack
Sgt: Jacobs Johndirttlne
Keith Talbot: Gerry Hlnks
Ruth Walsh: Tina Gray
Supt Haverstock: Robert Uster
Terence Parkin: Rob Swinton

: Home Planet

Listeners' environmental concerns. Presented by Richard Daniel.
ADDRESS: Home Planet, PO BOX 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Presented By: Richard Daniel.
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Departures

2/5 Gnomes by Matthew Kneale , read by Paul Ritter. A group offriends reunite to send off Robbo, who isjoiningthe army. Fordetailsseeyesterday


Unknown: Matthew Kneale
Read By: Paul Ritter.

: Route 66

2/5. Star City: Route 66 in Birmingham. Paddy
Maguire meets a Somalian muslim who takes him to Europe's largest casino, where he bumps into a great Tamla Motown band on tour in the UK. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

4/6. Why are so many companies choosing to fill some oftheirtopjobs with temporary managers who are committing to stay for only a matter of months? Plus a report from some of the UK's building sites-cracking down on the bad practice that leads to ill-health. Producer Rosamund Jones


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents an advanced guide to the world of learning.
Producer Pauline Moffatt Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Pauline Moffatt

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Little Britain

5/9. Matt Lucas and David Walliams continue their skewed look at life in Britain. This week ex-Mafia man Joey the Stool visits the library and Fat Fighters' leader Marjorie Dawes gets some bad news. Narrated by Tom Baker , With Jean Ainslie , Samantha Power and Paul Putner.
Music by David Arnold Producer Ashley Blaker
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This comedy hit is available on CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Leader: Marjorie Dawes
Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Jean Ainslie
Unknown: Samantha Power
Unknown: Paul Putner.
Music By: David Arnold
Producer: Ashley Blaker

: The Archers

Susan receives some unwanted praise. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicola Holloway


Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Venus

2/5. The Savage from a Faraway Land. Sara realises the terrible mistake she has made.
Fordetails see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Sara: Janice Acquah
Hendrik: Peter Gevisser
Alexander: Mark Meadows
Bullock: Chris Donnelly
Notary: Ben Tlnnlswood

: File on 4

Two years ago, File on 4 revealed details of a police investigation into the way HM Customs had handled major drugs cases. Now. Gerry Northam examines new claims of even more serious misconduct and asks whether this once great agency can survive further scandals. Producer JennyChryss Rptd Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially Sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Life in Old Age

2/4. Connie St Louis discovers what can be done about the chronic conditions that can make lives a misery. She finds out that it is not necessaryto put up with the pains of osteoarthritis and the inability to hear. And she visits a sleep clinic where people are being taught to accept that they need much less sleep afterthe age of 60. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Paula McGrath

: Servants of the People

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Finishing School

2/5. By Muriel Spark. Author rivalries increase between Chris and Rowland. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: Shut Eye

2/4. Starring David Morrissey in a dramatisation by Doug Lucie from the book by Adam Baron. Private eye Billy Rucker has been hired by Sir Peter Morant to investigate the particularly nasty murder of his brother Edward, an airline pilot.
Producer Janet Whitaker


Unknown: David Morrissey
Unknown: Doug Lucie
Book By: Adam Baron.
Unknown: Billy Rucker
Unknown: Sir Peter Morant
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Billy: David Morrissey
DIGold: Danny Webb
Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe
Graham: Nicholas Woodeson
Sir Peter: Edward Desouza
Sal: Frances Jeater
Dominic: Chris Moran
Rollo: Declan Wilson
Archie: Damian Lynch
Waitress: Gbemisola Ikumelo

: Today in Parliament

Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book

of the Week: What's My
Motivation? 2/5. Repeatedfrom9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Something to Think About (ages 5-7)
3.15 Let's Move (ages 5-6) 3.35 Time to Move (ages 6-8)
4.05 Music for Dance (ages 7-11) 4.25 Just Prose Yr 5: (ages 7-11) 4.40 Talking Points (ages 10-12)

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