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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: On the Ropes

5/6. John Humphrys asks former chief inspector of schools Chris Woodhead whether his shock tactics achieved anything. Producer Steve Peacock Rptd 9.30pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Woodhead
Producer: Steve Peacock Rptd

: Passions

3/5. Sue Nelson talks to scientists whose hobbies have influenced theirwork. DrKim Binsted usescomedyto help children learn a new language. Producer Helen sharp


Talks: Sue Nelson

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm - aMurderer Unmasked after 60 Years

2/5. By David Williams. Detectives Burt and Spooner interview Gertrude, Murfitt's widow, again. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Williams.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Almighty Father, Who Dost Give (Wareham). Acts 2, w36-41. Repent and Be Baptised (Eigar). Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (St Bernard). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Unless Written by Carol Shields. 2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Written By: Carol Shields.

: Nature

7/8. Ragwort: Friend or Foe? Ragwort is a yellow, late-summer flowerthat is home to 30 species of insects. It is also a deadly poison, responsible for the deaths of many horses every year. Yvonne Ellis searches tor the middle ground where both plants and animals can flourish. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis

: Always the Bridesmaid

2/2. Presenter Janet Ellis takes a look at the life and career of Pat Coombs , a well-loved comic actress who nevertook centre stage. With stories and insight from friends and colleagues, including Roy Hudd , Lesley Joseph and Reg Varney. Producer Claire Jones


Presenter: Janet Ellis
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Lesley Joseph
Unknown: Reg Varney.
Producer: Claire Jones

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Mark Mardell.


Presented By: Mark Mardell.

: Soul Music

New series 1/5. A series that examines pieces of music that never fail to touch their audience.
Mad about the Boy. Noël Coward wrote Mad about the Boy in 1932 forthe review Words and Music to celebrate the powerful appeal of the silent movie star. Most recently it's been taken up as a gay anthem.
Sheridan Morley , Sir John Mills , Maria Aitken and Kit
Hesketh-Harvey explain why this has become the most recorded number of all Coward's work. producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Sir John Mills
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Full English

Terry and Inna met through a Russian internet dating agency. When she visits him in London, will she find a hero in paradise ora slob in slacks? Brian BThompson takes a comic look at the England that greets those who arrive in search of opportunity and prosperity. Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Brian Bthompson
Director: Toby Swift
Terry: Ray Burdis
Inna: Sheyla Shehovlch
Stan: Bruce Byron
Lil: Sharon Duce
O'Connell/Len: Ewan Bailey

: International CricketEngland v New Zealand

England's second game against the NewZealanders in the triangular one-day series. Commentary from the Riverside ground in Chester-le-Street by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Simon Mann and Mark Saggers. Expert comments from Jeremy Coney , Mike Gatting and Mike Selvey. At 6.00 News.
Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Mark Saggers.
Unknown: Jeremy Coney
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates 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

: Disappointment

2/5. The Bet. A short story by Anton Chekhov , read by Ewan McGregor. The tale of a terrible bet between a banker and a lawyer that redefines their understanding Of What it means to be alive. For details see yesterday


Story By: Anton Chekhov
Read By: Ewan McGregor.

: Prehistoric Manual

2/5. The First Cross-Channel Ferry? Mike Pitts visits the Dover Museum to see the best-preserved prehistoric boat in Britain. He talks to Joyce and Giff Gifford at their boatyard about what it might be like to Sail the vessel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mike Pitts
Unknown: Giff Gifford

: Nice Work

New series 1/5. Workplace Diversity. PhilippaLamb looks at how companies are trying to achieve more racially diverse workforces and whether or not business benefits as a result. Producer Rosamund Jones


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

An intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The In Crowd

5/6. The comedy sketch show, recorded in Manchester's Comedy Store, starring Robin Ince , Helen Moon , Smug Roberts and Kate Ward. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Kate Ward.
Producer: Graham Frost

: The Archers

Helen goes downhill. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson and his guests discuss Art and the 60s, a new exhibition atTate Britain that examines how British artists responded to the social revolution that was the 1960s. ProducerThomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Unless

2/10. Carol Shields's thought-provoking final novel. What happens when a loving and beloved daughter drops out of university and sits on a sidewalk with a sign around her neck saying "Goodness"? For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

As America and Britain hand over powerto a new administration in Iraq, Jenny Cuffe reports from Afghanistan on the attempts at nation-building there. Elections are due in September, but with President Karzai's government still deeply unpopular, and with the Taliban resurgent in the south, is Afghanistan really on the road back to democracy? Producer Caroline Finnigan Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Caroline Finnigan

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Life after 80

4/4. Connie St Louis explores the most feared and taboo of subjects - death. She meets people in their
80s who are approaching death and hears how they are confronting it. At St Margaret's Hospice in Glasgow, she talks with the medical staff about what they do to help the terminally ill to have the best possible death. She also finds out about the support they offerto the bereaved, who themselves may be in their 80s and 90s. Producer Julian Siddle Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Julian Siddle

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

7/10. By Liz Jensen. Louis's mother confides in Pascal, but he has to face a dreadful truth about his own involvement in their lives. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Mort

3/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death has fun in the real world leaving his daughter Ysabell and Mort in charge of the life-collecting business. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Claire Grove
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Death: Geoffrey Whltehead
Mort: Carl Prekopp
Ysabell: Clare Corbett
Cutwell: Adam Godley
Albert: Philip Jackson
Princess Keli: Alice Hart
Keeble: Phillp Fox
Landlord: Jon Glover

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Poison Farm - a Murderer Unmasked after 60 Years
2/5. By David Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Williams.

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