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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with LibbyPurves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

: Daily Service

Led bythe Rev Ernest Rea. Have Faith in God, My
Heart (Doncaster). Matthew 7, w7-14. Jesus My
Lord (Burton arr Whitbourn). All My Hope on God Is
Founded (Michael). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Richard Tanner.

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

3/5 Michael Simkins reads from his memoirs of the highs and lows in the life of a jobbing actor. In Repertory and Looking for Digs. Bad digs -terrible flea-infested digs - are the the social currency of professional actors, but will Mrs Willey 's mock Georgian residence provide the experience Michael Simkins needs? For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Simkins
Unknown: Mrs Willey
Unknown: Michael Simkins

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Venus By Angela Turvey. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Angela Turvey.

: Mapping the Town

4/6 Berwick. For 500 years Berwick has been an English outpost, though it has changed hands between England and Scotland some 14 times.
Archaeologist Julian Richards pieces togetherthe town's long-contested history and learns why some
Berwickers-understandably-considertheirtown to be a place apart. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Dr Finlay: The Further Adventures of a Black Bag

2/6. Another story in the third series of Sue Rodwell's dramatisations of AJ Cronin 's comic stories The Levenford Ghost. Finlay receives a mysterious call in the dead of night that leads him on a dark and dangerousjourney.
Producer Viv Beeby
BBC RADIO COLLECTlON: Further Adventures of a BlackBag (second series) is available on audio cassette and CD, along with Adventures of a Black Bag on audio cassette only, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: AJ Cronin
Producer: Viv Beeby
DrFinlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
DrCameron: Brian Pettwer
Bella: Denise Coffey
MrO'Connor: John McGlynn
Effie: Eliza Langland

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: Budget Special

Full and ongoing coverage of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget Speech.

: The World at One

Coverage and comment on the Budget Speech. Introduced by Nick Clarke. Coverage continues after The Archers.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: The World at One

Coverage of the Budget Speech continues.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the panel are in Hampshire. With
Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood.
Eric Robson is in the Chair. ShortenedrepeatofSunday2pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood.
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Departures

3/5. The Blue Lighthouse. Written by Matthew Sweeney and read by Gerard Murphy. A man moves to a remote lighthouse in Ireland to escape a broken relationship. For details see Monday


Written By: Matthew Sweeney
Read By: Gerard Murphy.

: Route 66

3/5. The Wheels on the Bus: Route 66 in Denbigh
Paddy Maguire takes to the Welsh hills for the school run in Denbigh and discovers that The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to Charlotte Suthrell about transvestism and its cultural practice and discusses why transvestites are accepted in some societies yet in the UK are so often viewed as deviant or perverse. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Life in Old Age

2/4. Connie St Louis discovers what can be done about the chronic conditions that can make old people's lives a misery. She finds outthat it is not necessary to put up with the pains of osteoarthritis and the inability to hear. And she visits a sleep clinic where people are being taughtto accept that they need much less sleep afterthe age of 60. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Ring around the Bath

4/6. The comedy series about a topsy-turvy household continues with Stella deciding to dejunk the house. Everything has to go. including the kids! Cast includes Duncan Preston. Penny Downie, Daniela Denby-Ashe and Catherine Shepherd. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Duncan Preston.
Unknown: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Jennifer has a surprise for Brian.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets Joe Eszterhas , screenwriter of some of Hollywood's most lucrative hits, including Basic Instinct and Flashdance. Producer Sarah Delargy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Joe Eszterhas
Producer: Sarah Delargy

: Venus

3/5. A Case of Particular Shame. The abolitionist movement takes Sara's case to court.
For more details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Sara: Janice Acquah
Hendrik: Peter Gevisser
Henry: Everal Walsh
Alexander: Mark Meadows
Notary: Ben Tlnnlswood
Attorney general: Cornelius Garrett

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting moral views on one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes Rptd on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: The Week According to Letts

Quentin Letts 's humorous take on the political week. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sun 10.45pm


Unknown: Quentin Letts
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Second Sight

Gary O'Donohue reports on a remarkable eye hospital in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, where pioneering work is giving sight to people whose blindness was previously thought to be irreversible. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Gary O'Donohue
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Budget Statement

By the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

: Book at Bedtime: The Finishing School

3 /5. By Muriel Spark. Can Rowland control his jealousy at the monastery retreat? For details see Monday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: This Is Craig Brown

4/6. Travel. Mixing satire, social observation and nonsense, Craig Brown examines the world of travel. The Pedants' Association takes a trip to the seaside whilst the Good Hotel Guide recommends the Bates Motel as a holiday destination. With Edward Fox. Rory Bremner , Harry Enfield , Mel Hudson.
Hugh Massingbird , Geoffrey McGivern , Felicity Montagu and Hugo Weaving. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Bates Motel
Unknown: Edward Fox.
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Mel Hudson.
Unknown: Hugh Massingbird
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: You'll Have Had Your Tea

4/6. Another adventure for Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden 's elderly Scotsmen, Hamish and Dougal. Starring Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtie. the cleaning lady, and Jeremy Hardy as the laird.
The Poison Pen Letters. Hamish and Dougal tryto discover the identity of the author of a series of poison pen letters that are unsettling theirHighland Community. Producer JonNaismith
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Hamish & Dougal - You Have Had Your Tea is available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Mrs Naughtie.
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: Today in Parliament

Chancellor Gordon Brown 's eighth Budget and the reaction to it. Presented by Sean Curran.


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

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

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Together (ages 7-11) 3.15 Talking Points (ages 10-12)
3.35 Tales from Europe (ages 7-9) 3.50 School Plays 3
(ages 7-11) 4.10 Megamaths Yr3 (ages 7-8) 4.25 First Steps in Drama (ages 7-9) 4.40 Listen and Write (ages 9-11)

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