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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: 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 Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Servants of the People

4/4. University Vice-Chancellors. Vice-chancellors from different universities in different circumstances discuss with Gavin Eslerthe highs and lows of husbanding higher education. Oxford's Sir Colin Lucas is joined by Roderick Roud from London Metropolitan, and Diana Green , vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Gavin Eslerthe
Unknown: Sir Colin Lucas
Unknown: Roderick Roud
Unknown: Diana Green
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Emotional Rollercoaster

5/5. Long ignored by psychologists, the emotions are now being re-examined by social scientists.
Hope. Claudia Hammond takes an optimistic turn and looks at hope, the emotion that's essential if we're to keep going. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Philippians 2, w4-ll. 0 Saviour of the World (Goss). From Heaven You Came
(Kendrick). With the choir of Blue Coat CE School, Coventry. Director of music Philip Formstone.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Book of the Week: The Spiral Staircase

2/5 Written and read by Karen Armstrong. All You Need Is Love. Karen goes to her first student party and finds she has some catching up to do. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Karen Armstrong.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Parasites By Daphne du Maurier. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Daphne du Maurier.

: All that Remains

Dr Sue Black is a forensic anthropologist who has worked all over the world. She can identify the deceased through her detailed knowledge of bones, even when she is faced with a thousand pieces.
Edi Stark meets her on the eve of one her greatest challenges: a mission to Iraq.


Interviewer: Edi Stark
Interviewee: Dr Sue Black
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Box Jumpers

2/2. Debbie McGee delves into the world of the magician's assistant. Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves.


Presenter: Debbie McGee
Producer: Karl Phillips

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Real History of Opera

2/4. CosiFanTutte. Huw Edwards examines Mozart's immensely popular comic opera set in Naples but mirroring the concerns facing the troubled world of Enlightenment Vienna, where Joseph ll's dream of a secular morality was fading. Producer Deborah Preston


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Deborah Preston

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Heart Transplant

1/2. Trauma. Thestoryoftheoperationthatsaw 50-year-old ex-boxer Louis Washkansky receive the heart of a young woman, when Christiaan Barnard and his team of surgeons performed the first human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa, in December 1967. Written by Jonathan Holloway and narrated by Rosie Goldsmith. Continues tomorrow.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Louis Washkansky
Unknown: Christiaan Barnard
Written By: Jonathan Holloway
Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith.
Director: Jeremy Howe
Prof Barnard: Miles Anderson
Louis: Ian McNeice
DrVenter: Stephen Critchlow
Dr Ozinsky: Carl Oatley
Rodney: Chris Porter
Marius: Robert Portal
Sister Peggy: Eva Haddon
Rose: Charlie Simpson

: 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

: Mavis Gallant Stories: A Recollection

2/5. The first of three interlinked stories is set in Paris in the early 1940s. Edouard, an idealistic young student, marries Magdalena, a flamboyant Catholic-Jewish actress, purely to give her his name and to ensure she never has to wear a yellow Star. Read by David Collins.
(For details see yesterday)


Author: Mavis Gallant
Reader: David Collins

: Rwanda: Ten Years After

2/5. Richard Munyerango is a Tutsi who lived in exile in Uganda for most of his life, but returned to
Rwanda after the genocide. His first response was to adopt three Hutu children and work tirelessly towards reconciliation. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Richard Munyerango

: Nice Work

Today's programme looks at the upcoming corporate killing legislation and asks whether it will make it easier to put company directors in the dock. And how would you like to work for a company where you can take as much paid leave as you like? Sounds too good to be true? Perhaps it is. Presented by Philippa Lamb. Producer Rosamund Jones


Presented By: Philippa Lamb.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

An advanced guide to the world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated Sunday llpm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Little Britain

7/9. Matt Lucas and David Walliams continue their skewed look at life in Britain. Olivier Laurence applies for the role of Macbeth and Ralph Burnett runs into his Lottery-winning neighbour. Narrated by Tom Baker. With Elliot Gonzalez , 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 orf rom [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Olivier Laurence
Unknown: Ralph Burnett
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Unknown: Elliot Gonzalez
Unknown: Samantha Power
Unknown: Paul Putner.
Music By: David Arnold
Producer: Ashley Blaker

: The Archers

David comes to the rescue.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicci Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicci Paxman

: The Parasites

2/5. By Daphne du Maurier , adapted by Robin Brooks. Maria has an affairwith a mysterious celebrity and Niall falls under the spell of an older woman.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Adapted By: Robin Brooks.
Pappy: Tim Pigott-Smith
Maria: Flora Montgomery
Niall: Jonathan Firth
Celia: Poppy Miller
Truda: Susan Brown
Freada: Kelly Hunter
Peggy: Sarah Eedle
You Know Who: Nicholas Rowe

: Living after the Coalface

Twenty years after reporting on the Miners' Strike, Triona Holden returns to Brampton in south
Yorkshire, where the dispute began. She finds out what happened to those involved - striking miners, those who returned to work, miners' wives and the police - and how their lives have been rebuilt, and asks whether it was indeed worth fightingto save the pit communities and whether old enemies have been forgiven. Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Triona Holden
Producer: Jim Frank

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interestto blind and partially sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Life in Old Age

4/4. Hip replacements and heart procedures such as angioplasty and bypass surgery are keeping the over-60s active. Cataract operations are giving back clarity of vision, and better dentistry is ensuring that more older people have their own teeth. Connie
St Louis reports on how medicine can fix some of the physical problems of old age.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at4.30pm


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 Bad Mother's Handbook

7/10. By Kate Long. Karen has had enough and takes a momentous and heart-breaking decision. Fordetails see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Long.

: Shut Eye

4/4. Private eye Billy Rucker is now a suspect himself as the serial killer after the discovery in his flat of Dominic's body, murdered with a bottle.
Adapted by Doug Lucie from the book by Adam Baron.
Producer Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Billy Rucker
Adapted By: Doug Lucie
Book By: Adam Baron.
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Billy: David Morrissey
DI Gold: Danny Webb
Charlotte: Caroline Langrishe
Graham: Nicholas Woodeson
Sharon: Li-Leng Au
Sir Peter: Edward de Souza
Alex: Matt Day
The man: Harry Myers
Mrs Lewes: Rachel Atkins
Kristen: Cherle Taylor-Battlste
Boy: Chris Moran

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Spiral Staircase

2/5. Repeatedfrom9.45am

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