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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Simon Jones.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Simon Jones.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Dominus Regit Me). John 10, w7-ll. Flocks in Pastures Green (Bach). Beauty for Brokenness
(Kendrick). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

3/5. Food. "On the farm, in the kitchen and at the table, they are slowing down." By Carl Honore. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Carl Honore.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in OurHouse Written by Julie Myerson. 8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Julie Myerson.

: Unfinished Business

4/4. A look at how unfinished historical business continues to shape the present. In the spring of 1948, 28 000 children walked across the mountains of northern Greece into Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. They expected to return to their villages within weeks or months, but many found themselves locked out of their homeland for decades. James Maw travels from Athens to Skopje, talking to those whose lives were changed forever by the bitter divisions of the Greek civil war.


Reporter: James Maw
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Artists

4/4 Special Happy Places. Gerard declutters his home by presenting gifts to his friends, butTamsin is less than thrilled with hergift. Meanwhile, Dolores is teachinga "Freeing the Creative You" eveningclass. The conclusion of Gareth Edward 's comedy drama about Stlvesanditsclose-knitcommunityofartists.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Gareth Edward
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Nisha: Mina Anwar
Gerard: Graham Crowden
Marcus: Dave Lamb
Dolores: Pauline McLynn
Josef: Ben Miller
Tamsin: Vicki Pepperdine
Weinberg: John Rowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

4/9. Dylan Thomas is the "Author of the Week as James Walton quizzes John Walsh , Sebastian Faulks , Professor John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbenton all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: Professor John Sutherland
Unknown: Sabrina Broadbenton
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Einstein in Cromer

In the summer of 1933, Professor Albert Einstein - arguably the greatest scientist of the 20th century - stepped off the ferry at Dover carrying one bag and a battered violin case. He was to spend a month's "cheerful exile" in Cromer.


Writer: Mark Burgess
Professor Albert Einstein: David Suchet
Douglas: Robert Harper
Mrs Rose: Jean Trend
Cmdr Locker-Lampson: John Evltts
Insp Hutchinson: Trevor Nichols
Father: Trevor Uttledale
Harry: Trevor Uttledale
Pianist: David Angus
Violinist: Chris Phipps
Director: David Blount

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Newick Horticultural Society. Including Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the Chair. Shortened


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Writers' Choice

3/5. Favourite stories chosen by well-known writers. Faith, Hope and Charity. An accident on an English building site has repercussions back home in Ireland. Written by John McGahern. Chosen by novelist Joseph O'Connor and read by Adrian Dunbar. For details see Monday


Written By: John McGahern.
Unknown: Joseph O'Connor
Read By: Adrian Dunbar.

: Sea Fever

2/4. The genius of Neil Munro 's Para Handy stories, and the Clyde puffers behind the creation of The Vital Spark. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Neil Munro

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Case Notes

6/9. Traditional blood transfusions can save lives, but they can also cause problems. Dr Mark Porter investigates two alternative approaches that involve giving the patient their own biood-eitherfrom donations made priorto planned surgery or via recycling during the operation. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Snap

2/4. Molly and Doug are determined to prove they can have a life without each other. And maybe they would if it wasn't for Doug's elderly mum misbehaving. Comedy written by Paul Mendelson.
Producer David Ian Neville


Written By: Paul Mendelson.
Producer: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
shopkeeper: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn: Rebecca Front
Scarlet: Rebecca Front
Annie: Marlene Sidaway
Ansel: Richard Firth

: The Archers

Bonne anniversaire, Clarrie!
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock introduces the arts magazine. Producer Phil Tinline


Producer: Phil Tinline

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Livedin Our House

8/10. In contrast to the rooming house of the 1960s and 70s, the house was lived in by the same family from the early 1900s to the 1940s. By Julie Myerson.
For details and more cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Myerson.
Edwin: John Pennington
Doctor: David Thorpe
Mrs Spawton: Colleen Prendergast
Bodger: Grant Stimpson
Beatrice: Charlie Norfolk

: Down with....

New series 1/3. Some of our best-known institutions are put to the test in a series of debates. The General Medical Council. The final report of the Harold Shipman inquiry, due in the summer, is expected to be critical of the GMC - the body responsible for regulating the medical profession. Diana Madill chairs a debate between the GMC's president, Sir Graeme Catto, leading health lawyer Ann Alexander and a forum of experts about how best to police the medical profession. Producer Jim Frank
(Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm)


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Ann Alexander
Producer: Jim Frank

: Brave New Europe

3/3. This month, Europe will change for ever with the entry often new countries into the European Union. It won't be easy, as these countries bring a lot of baggage with them. Historian Misha Glenny reflects on the conflicts and bitterness ended and looks forward to the opportunities and the pitfalls ahead.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Maria Balinska

: Frontiers

7/7. Cheating in Sport. From designer steroids to the possibility of genetic therapy to improve muscle mass, some athletes will go to terrifying lengths to win. But behind every sport-doping scandal lies a team of dedicated and determined scientists whose mission it is to catch the cheats. Peter Evans talks to the scientists on the front line, battling to stay one step ahead ofthe unscrupulous and keep sport clean. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Talks: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

3/10. By Jean Rhys. Having lost her brother and separated from her mother, Creole heiress Antoinette is Sent away to school. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jean Rhys.

: Beat the Kids

6/6. Graeme Garden chairs the comedy panel game inspi red by the worst of Ask the Family and the best of Trisha as he poses dilemmas to four family members played by Barry Cryer (dad), Sheila Hancock (mum), Fred MacAulay (son) and Helen Atkinson Wood (daughter-in-law). Producer LucyArmitage


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Played By: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

3/5. Written by Carl Honore. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Carl Honore.

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