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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley , rector of St Paul 's Church, Covent Garden, London.


Unknown: Mark Oakley
Unknown: St Paul

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Midsummer Sins

2/8. Joan Bakewell takes a look at the Seven Deadly Sins and asks, are sins that sinful any more?
Lust. Karen Armstrong , Simon Blackburn and Sam Roddick discuss the sinful matters of lust. Producer Cathie Mahoney Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Unknown: Simon Blackburn
Unknown: Sam Roddick
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Stuck in the Middle ,

2/5. Sitting atthe Grown-ups' Table. You're now part of the generation running the world - is that why you feel so tired? Clare Short , Stephanie Caiman and others discuss the responsibilities and freedom of finally being agrown-up. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (Servant Song). John 19, w38-42. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord (trad, arr Chilcott).
Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (St Helen). With the Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music
Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Sky Burial

3/5. Shu Wen grows accustomed to her life with the Tibetan nomads, but she still believes that she will one day be reunited with her husband. Written by Xinran. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Shu Wen

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The God of Small Things By Arundhati Roy. 8/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Arundhati Roy.

: Meet the Descendants

4/4. Lyn Innes is the descendant of an Indian prince called Mansur Ali Khan , the Nawab Nazim of Bengal
Bihar and Orissa. Historian Jim Walvin retraces the epic story of how her ancestor came to Britain and petitioned the British government for the return of money that had been stolen from him, and then. while here, fell in love With a Servant girl. Producer Colin Davies


Unknown: Lyn Innes
Unknown: Mansur Ali Khan
Unknown: Nawab Nazim
Unknown: Jim Walvin
Producer: Colin Davies

: Snap

2/6. Kaz is having problems at school and wants her dad to have a firm talk with her PE teacher from hell. Meanwhile, Molly is concerned about Dawn, who is concerned about Raymond. Is he having an affair? Written hv Paul Mendelson.
Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn/Susan: Samantha Spiro
Raymond/Ernie: Jonathan Taller
Annie/Mrs Niarchos: Marlene Sidaway
Ansel/Steve: Richard Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

5/6. The light-hearted panel show about politics and politicians. With guests Elinor Goodman and Lord Baker. Hosted by Steve Richards. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Unknown: Steve Richards.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Old Man Goya

A severe illness leaves the famous painter stone deaf.
By force of an iron will, he manages to battle his demons to produce some of his greatest work. By Penny Gold, based on the book bv Julia Blackburn.
Music by Mike Syles and Paul Aguilera Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.
Music By: Mike Syles
Music By: Paul Aguilera
Director: Richard Wortley
Goya: Sean Barrett
Josefa: Maggie McCarthy
Leocadia: Clare Cathcart
Rosario/Maria: Teresa Gallaghei
Duchess of Alba: Jasmine Hvde
Sebastian/Moretin: Ian Masters
Antonio: Tom Bevan
: Mother: Shirley Dixon
f Julia: Becky Hindley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions sent in by post. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Eric Robson is in the chair.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time, featuring regularteam members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Island Tales

3/5. Locals. By Stephen Hall. A tongue-in-cheek tale of a local man who trains island newcomers in local lore. Read by Charles Barnecut. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Hall.
Read By: Charles Barnecut.

: Blood Is Thicker than Water

3/5. I've Got Rhythm. Have you gotthe blood ofa
Pharaoh? Steve Jones finds out how blood groups have been used to match Egyptian mummies to their families. For details see Monday


Unknown: Steve Jones

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Tamsin Hughes


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: All in the Mind

3/5. The Priory is a private hospital that has become a favoured haunt of addicted celebrities. Dr Raj Persaud goes there to see what methods the clinic employs to treat alcoholics. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Concrete Cow

2/6. Biodiversity. A sketch show in which anything is possible. This week. a soup adverttakes gritty realism too far. With Robert Webb , Beth Chalmers , Catherine Shepherd , Steven Kynman , Abigail Burdess and Chris Pavlo. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Abigail Burdess
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Crisis for Chris in the bell tower. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts show. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Erin Riley

: The God of Small Things

8/10. The Aftermath. By Arundhati Roy. Baby
Kochamma's hatred and fear of untouchables has devastating consequences.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arundhati Roy.

: Moral Maze

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


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves.
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Michael Gove
Producer: David Coomes

: The MPs Road Show

Newseries 1/3. Dinah Lammirnan finds out what MPs do when they're not sitting in the House of Commons. Today she visits Appleby Horse Fair with the select committee of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. The committee is looking at provision for travellers and gypsies. See choice on page 114. Producer Dinah Lammiman Repeated from Sunday at 10.45


Unknown: Dinah Lammirnan
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Connect

4/6. Groundwater. Groundwater plays a central role in the environment with many of the world's communities dependent on it. But resources are under pressure from overuse and pollution. Quentin Cooper explores how the latest technology is helping us to protect this vital natural resource. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midsummer Sins

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Ripley's Game

3/10. Written by Patricia Highsmith. Jonathan is in Hamburg. Will he do the job? Fordetails see Monday


Written By: Patricia Highsmith.

: Paperback Hell

3/6. The Napoleonic wars invade the airwaves as suspiciously fictional author, Alexander Cromwell , reads frm his military adventure, Thrust's Eagle. With Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Alexander Cromwell
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Inner Voices

2/4. Character monologues by some of the UK's top comedians.
Mr Williams. Written and performed by Curtis Walker.
An irascible pensioner wiles away an afternoon at his old people's home wondering why his family don't seem to Visit much. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Mr Williams.
Unknown: Curtis Walker.
Producer: Liz Webb

: 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: Sky Burial

3/5. ByXinran. Repeatedfrom9.45am

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