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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 James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Midweek

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

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham). Galatians 6,
W12-16. Come and See (Kendrick). Lead Me, 0
Lord (Gant). With the choir of Blue Coat CE School, Coventry. Director of music Philip Formstone.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Book of the Week: The Spiral Staircase

3/5. The Devil of the Stairs. Karen finds life outside the convent increasingly sabotaged by a mystery illness. Written and read by Karen Armstrong. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Karen Armstrong.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Parasites By Daphne du Maurier. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Daphne du Maurier.

: Mapping the Town

6/6 Lancaster. Archaeologist Julian Richards travels to Lancaster, where he finds the street layout little changed since 1610. The puzzle for the experts is why a city that had prospered from the slave trade was far less marked by industrial change. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Miles Warde

: Dr Finlay: the Further Adventures of a Black Bag

4/6. Another story in the third series of Sue
Rodwell's dramatisations of AJ Cronin's comic stories starring John Gordon-Sinclair.
The Accident. Dr Finlay and Arden House give shelter to a young woman with a bully for a husband.
Producer Viv Beeby
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Further Adventures of a Black Bag (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 [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]


Producer: Viv Beeby
Dr Finlay: John Gordon-Sinclair
Dr Cameron: Brian Pettifer
Janet: Katy Murphy
Jack: Joshua Henderson
Lily: Karen Westwood

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay in Manchester.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: Land Lines

3/4. With the help of a couple of toads and an ancient rhyme, the landscape detectives tryto discover why people first settled in the village of Bonsai in Derbyshire. With Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Heart Transplant

2/2. The Whites of Its Eyes. Now that the operation has been completed, all the team have to do is to keep the patient alive.
For details see yesterday


Prof Barnard: Miles Anderson
Louis: Ian McNeice
ProfSchrire: Jack Klaff
Dr Venter: Stephen Critchlow
DrOzinsky: Carl Oatley
Mrs Washkansky: Rowena Cooper
Dr Botha: John Tewer
Philip: Paul Humpoletz
Mrs Blaiberg: Eva Haddon

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions in Surrey. Eric Robson is in the Chair. Shortened at 2pm


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

: Mavis Gallant Stories

3/5. The Colonel's Child. In the second of three interlinked stories, Edouard has fled to London to work for the Free French. There he meets Juliette.
Read by David Collins. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: David Collins.

: Rwanda: Ten Years After

3/5. Ruth Evans meets Dancille Mukandoli , who lost 42 members of her extended family in the genocide. Today she's the president of Avega, an association Of genocide widows. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ruth Evans
Unknown: Dancille Mukandoli

: Thinking Allowed

A-scoutingwewill go. Laurie Taylortalks to two academics who have studied the nation-building credentials of the scouting movement here and in the United States. Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylortalks
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: Life in Old Age

4/4. Connie St Louis reports on how medicine-for example, hip replacements, heart surgery, cataract operations and good dentistry- can fix some of the physical problems of old age. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Ring around the Bath

6/6. Patrick and Stella finally find the house of their dreams - a perfect country cottage with a garden. But the children aren't budging. Will their plans be scuppered? Cast includes Duncan Preston , Penny Downie, Claudie Blakely , Bruce Mackinnon , Daniela Denby-Ashe and Catherine Shepherd. Written by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Claudie Blakely
Unknown: Bruce MacKinnon
Unknown: Daniela Denby-Ashe
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd.
Written By: Lucy Clare
Written By: Ian Davidson.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Emma practises forthebigday.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine and meets Arthur Mitchell , co-founder of the Dance Theatre Of Harlem. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Arthur Mitchell
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Parasites

3/5. By Daphne du Maurier , adapted by Robin Brooks. Maria continues her liaison with You Know Who and Niall is given his first art exhibition in Paris.
For details see Monday 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
Freada: Kelly Hunter
You Know Who: Nicholas Rowe
Pleydon: Jasper Britton
Friend: Lara Haworth

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Michael Gove , Claire Fox and Professor Steven Rose cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week According to Letts

Quentin Letts gives his humorous take on the political week. Producer Jane Ashley Rptdfrom Sun 10.45pm


Unknown: Quentin Letts

: Frontiers

1/7. Obesity. The World Health Organisation has abelled it a global epidemic. One in three British adults suffers from obesity, and the incidence among children is rising. It's estimated that by the year 2020 this will be the single biggest killer on the planet. Peter Evans examines our evolutionary past and our consumer-hungry present to find out how and Why we've got SO fat. Producer Alexandra Feachem
Adam Hart-Davis on why diets don't work: page 22


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Bad Mother's Handbook

8 /10. By Kate Long. A child is born and three generations are brought together by a fourth. Fordetails and cast see Monday


Unknown: Kate Long.

: This Is Craig Brown

6/6. Hallucinations. Mixing satire, observation and nonsense, Craig Brown examines the world of hallucinations. Wallace Arnold takes some acid in the Garrick Club and John Humphrys grills Winston Churchill. With Edward Fox , Rory Bremner ,
Harry Enfield , Mel Hudson , Hugh Massingberd , Geoffrey McGivern , Felicity Montagu and Hugo Weaving. ProducerSimon Nicholls


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Edward Fox
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Hugh Massingberd
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Felicity Montagu

: You'll Have Had Your Tea

6/6. 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.
Hamish and Dougal visit a well-known department store and get stuck between floors on an escalator. Producer Jon Naismith
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
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting
Prime Minister's Questions. With Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Spiral Staircase

3/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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