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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Unreliable Evidence

New series 1/8. Judgingthe Truth. Clive Anderson and guests discuss key legal issues. They begin with this examination of one of the court's most important and difficult tasks - how judges andjuries decide whether or not someone is telling the truth. Does the "armchair psychology" used by legal fact-finders bear any resemblance to contemporary psychological research?
Producer Cathy Packe Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Cathy Packe

: Blind Man's Beauty

Newseries 1/5. Peter White refutes the idea that blind people miss out on beauty and compares notes with other visually impaired people about notions of what is beautiful. Today he explores the sounds, smells and textures involved in the simple act Of walking. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. There Is a Green Hill
Far Away (Horsley, arr Rose). Matthew 26, w36-46. Could Ye Not Watch with Me (Stainer). Praise to the Holiest (Gerontius). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: A Profound Secret

2/5. A Friendship Among the Souls. May Gaskell is now 39. Her first and "best-loved" child Amy is almost grown-up, with looks and appeal that threaten to surpass her mother's. For more details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 For the Love of Willie By Agnes Owens. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Agnes Owens.

: Death of the Building Site

Richard Uridge discovers that in ten years, the building site as we know it may become the exception rather than the rule, and that builders who persist with traditional skills could soon be seen as dinosaurs.


Reporter: Richard Uridge
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Follow that with Your Sealions!

1/2. From Billy Connolly to Max Boyce ,
Tony Capstickand Fred Wedlock, Dave Spikey traces the irresistible rise of the original stand-ups: the folk club comedians of the 1960s and 1970s.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Max Boyce
Unknown: Tony Capstickand
Unknown: Dave Spikey
Producer: David Prest

: 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.

: Real History of Opera

3/4. Aida. Huw Edwards discovers how some of the greatest operatic masterpieces reflect the social, cultural and political circumstances of their age. Today, he looks at the most spectacular of all Verdi's operas, a tragic love story set against the dramatic backdrop of ancient Egypt. Producer Deborah Preston


Producer: Deborah Preston

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Deptford Wives

A drama based on a true story of love and obstinacy. In 1772the author of an extraordinary autobiography, The History of the Female
Shipwright, has battles with her publisher over her right to tell her story in full. By Jennie Buckman.
Producer/Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Jennie Buckman.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Elizabeth: Geraldine James
Mary: Suzanna Hamitton
Ben: David Bamber
Mr Lewis: Christopher Scott
John: Gordon Reid
Susan: Jemma Churchill

: Making History

New series 1/13. Sue Cook returns to investigate another batch of listeners' history queries.
ADDRESS: Making History. PO BOX 3096. Brighton BN1 1PL email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: The Whole Story and Other Stories

2/4. May 1/2. "Itellyou.lfellinlovewithatree. I couldn't not. It was in blossom." By Ali Smith and read by Emma Currie. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ali Smith
Read By: Emma Currie.

: Substance: a History of Modern SyntheticMaterials

2/4. Teflon. Wayne Hemingway investigates the slipperiest substance on Earth. What part did this weird, waxy polymer have to play in the building of the atom bomb? Featuring the Galloping Gourmet, now low-fat chef, Graham Kerr. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Wayne Hemingway
Unknown: Graham Kerr.

: Shop Talk

Newseries 1/12. Regionalism. HeatherPayton asks what is needed to make a regional economy flourish. Producer Caroline Bayley


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

Newseries 1/6. Fellow Scots, actress Hannah Gordon and novelist Louise Welsh , talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
Producer Jane Greenwood Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Louise Welsh
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Little Britain

8/9. Matt Lucas and David Walliams continue their skewed look at life in Britain. Hypnotist Kenny Craig visits a car-boot sale; St John 's Ambulance volunteer April faces a tribunal; and ropey transvestite Emily Howard has a drink in his local. Narrated by Tom Baker. With Steve Furst , 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
Unknown: Kenny Craig
Unknown: St John
Unknown: Emily Howard
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Unknown: Steve Furst
Unknown: Samantha Power
Unknown: Paul Putner.
Music By: David Arnold
Producer: Ashley Blaker

: The Archers

A new start for George and Chris.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the life and work of the prolific 16th-century Spanish playwright Lope de Vega. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Lope de Vega.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: For the Love of Willie

2/5. The teenage Peggy dreams of kissing her employer; and she meets his wife forthe first time. Written by Agnes Owens.
For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Agnes Owens.

: Where Have All the Young Men Gone?

The last census counted a million fewer people than expected - and it was mainly young men who'd vanished. Jo Glanville investigates the mysteries of the 2001 census and searches forthe disappearing male population.
Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jo Glanville
Producer: Anna Raphael

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Newseries 1/9. Antibiotics. As well as encouraging resistant superbugs, antibiotics have been linked to breast cancer, Crohn's disease and childhood asthma. Dr Mark Porter asks if we should be shelving antibiotics for probiotics and, if so, whether eating yogurt is the best way to boost the immune system. Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

2/15. Anne-Marie Duff continues reading Charlotte Bronte's poignant tale of a young woman's struggle to find a place and happiness in the world. Freed from the humiliations and chastisements inflicted by her aunt, Jane hopes for a new beginning at Lowood Institution for Orphans. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Anne-Marie Duff

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekend: Them and Us

Written by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.

1/6. Joy and consternation hit the Mayfield household simultaneously as Wendy is promoted at work and Robin is suspended.
Meanwhile, Maureen tries to relive her youth and Derek lets the Ground Force be with him.


Writer: Kay Stonham
Writer: Simon Greenall
Producer: Mario Stylianides
[Actress]: Kay Stonham
[Actor]: Simon Greenall
[Actor]: Martin Trenaman
[Actress]: Amelia Bullmore
[Actor]: Robert Webb
[Actress]: Matilda Thorpe
[Actor]: Tony Rohr
[Actor]: Ewan Bailey

: Pants on Fire

Signs of Lies. How everything we say and do betrays our lies, including body language and expressions we can't control. Presented by Martin Plimmer and featuring mind-games magician Derren Brown.


Presented By: Martin Plimmer
Unknown: Derren Brown.

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Profound Secret

2/5. ByJoscelineDimbleby. Repeatedfrom9.45am

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