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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

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

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Hark What a Sound
(Highwood). 2 Corinthians 3, w4-8. God is My Rock (Leddington Wright ). Be Thou My Vision (Slane). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


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

: Book of the Week: Countdown to D-Day

3/5. Military historian Peter Caddick-Adams introduces extracts from journals and memoirs of the key military players who were responsible for developing and executing what Churchill described as "the most difficult and complicated operation ever to take place". General Charles de Gaulle, unhappy at being excluded from the D-Day plans, is invited to London by Churchill on 4 June, has several tense encounters with British and American military planners, and gives a rousing speech to his countrymen. General Charles de Gaulle is read by Cornelius Garret; Winston Churchill by Robert Hardy.

(For details see Monday) (Repeated at 12.30am)


Presenter: Peter Caddick-Adams
General Charles de Gaulle: Cornelius Garret
Winston Churchill: Robert Hardy

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 D-Day minus 4: Harry and Gloria
The Woman's Hour drama by Katie Hims , from a story by Mike Walker.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims
Story By: Mike Walker.

: The Norman Way

2/3. David Aaronovitch continues his exploration ot the regime change that occurred in 1066. Ruling. Having conquered the English at the Battle of Hastings, what changes did the new Norman rulers introduce, and what aspects of Anglo-Saxon rule did they leave untouched? Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Brothers

3/4. Comedy series by Caroline and David Stafford.
Liquidised orchids, tropical fish and John Travolta 's cuff links: just another week for brothers Nigel and Michael.
Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Unknown: John Travolta
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Z Orro: Pearce Quigley
Korean daughter: Alice Hart
Korean dad: Jon Glover

: 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

7/9. Catherine Cookson is the "Authorofthe Week" as James Walton quizzes Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh on all things literary, with guests
Professor John Sutherland and novelist Sabrina Broadbent. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Catherine Cookson
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Professor John Sutherland
Unknown: Sabrina Broadbent.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Visiting Time

Aileen Ritchie 's darkly comic observational drama about the tentative friendship that develops between two middle-aged carers who meet in hospital while visiting their elderly mothers.


Writer: Aileen Ritchie
Director: Lu Kemp
Doreen: Louise Goodall
Edith: Eileen McCallum
Sarah: Colette O'Neil
Nurse: Wendy Seager
Consultant: Simon Talt
Calum: Jimmy Yuill

: Euro Election Call

Your chance to put your points about the European
Elections directly to a leading politician. Presented by Nick Clarke. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.15PM Poducer Martin Rosenbaum


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Unknown: Poducer Martin Rosenbaum

: Hay Fever .

2/4. The Language of Birdsong. Lucy James is intrigued bya a mysterious monument near herfamily's holiday home in France. She sets out to discover its meaning and uncovers an almost forgotten tragedy. Written and read by Celia Rees. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lucy James
Read By: Celia Rees.

: Public Records, Private Lives

3/5. As Linda Pressly finds out, some of those who consult the records held at the National Archives in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington have unique reasons for doing so. For details see Monday


Presenter: Linda Pressly

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions are put under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Case Notes

9/9. Today autism affects around half a million people across the UK. Now that links with the MMR vaccine have largely been dismissed, is this simply due to better awareness and more inclusive diagnostic criteria or is there something else going on? Dr Mark Porter finds out the latest on the condition and its treatment. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: King Street Junior Revisited

1/6. Going through the Roof. Comedydramaby Jim Eldridge about a fictional inner-city school.
A smooth, trouble-free staff meeting.... no hiccups or nasty surprises. That's a bad omen.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Comedydramaby Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Paul: Christopher Dunning
Mandy: Charlotte Flnaly-Tribe
Dinesh: Nikki Snode
Ria: Jodie Devlin

: The Archers

Adam looks to the future. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. producer Emily Jones


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Emily Jones

: D-Day minus 4: Harry and Gloria

The world is waiting for the Allied invasion of Europe, but no one knows when or where it will happen. Continuing a week of stories that give a snapshot of everyday life in Britain and France in the build-up to D-Day, the 60th anniversary of which falls on Sunday next week.
Written by Katie Hims , from a story by Mike Walker. On 2 June 1944 Gloria finally hears from her sweetheart, Harry.
Director Gordon House
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Katie Hims
Story By: Mike Walker.
Narrator: Juliet Stevenson
Harry: Ryan McCluskey
Gloria: Kaye Wragg

: Moral Maze

New series 1/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Ian Hargreaves , Professor Steven Rose and Michael Gove cross-examine individuals who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: Tales from the Cutting Room

3/3. Film-maker Michael Cockerell tells the behind-the-scenes story of his television encounters with colourful figures who lit up the political scene over six decades. He concludes the series with a programme devoted to the former Conservative prime minister Ted Heath. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Ted Heath.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Venus across the Sun

2/2. On 8 June the planet Venus will pass in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. The prime purpose of Captain James Cook 's voyage to the South Pacific in 1769 was to observe such a transit of Venus and to work out the the Sun's distance from Earth. Astronomer and writer Duncan Steel charts the turbulent history of such measurements and finds out howthis year's event can be Observed. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: James Cook
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Far Cry

8/10. Picnic by the Naga Hills. Teresa is taken on picnic and suddenly finds herself popular. Written by Emma Smith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Naga Hills.
Written By: Emma Smith.

: Fred Housego's Unknowns

1/4. Fred Housego explores his own comedy archive and showcases some of his personal unsung heroes.
The series begins with Henry Youngman and the Jewish comedians of the so-called Borscht Belt. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Henry Youngman
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Island of 20,000 Saints

In the autumn of 2001 Libby and David Barnden embarked on a new life as tenant farmers on Bardsey, a small island off the north-west coast of Wales. Sian Pari Huws hears how these castaways coped with two years of hard work and heartache as they made the island their own. Producer JeremyGrange


Unknown: David Barnden
Unknown: Pari Huws

: News

: Book of the Week: Countdownto D-Day

3/5. General Charles de Gaulle. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: General Charles de Gaulle.

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