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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Stephen Sackur.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Eleanor Oldroyd.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Between Ourselves

7/8. Expat Politicians. Olivia O'Leary meets Midlander Mike Bennett now a politician in Bolivia, and German-born Gisela Stuart , now a British MP, and finds out the advantages and disadvantages of being a politician in a country that is not your native land. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Midlander Mike Bennett
Unknown: Gisela Stuart
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Things to Do in Four Minutes

Tony Robinson marks the half-centenary of Roger Bannister 's four-minute mile by coming up with some other things to do in four minutes. With the help of Raymond Briggs , Torvill and Dean, food writer
Sybil Kapoor and Composer John Cage. Producer VerneeSamuel


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: Raymond Briggs
Unknown: Sybil Kapoor
Unknown: John Cage.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (St Peter). Acts 5, wl2-16. The Secret of Christ (Shepherd). 0 for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Arden). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: I'm a Teacher,Get Me out of Here!

2/5. Francis gets his firstjob teaching in an east London secondary school. By Francis Gilbert. Read by Jack Davenport. Fordetailsseeyesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Francis Gilbert.
Read By: Jack Davenport.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Coast of Maine By Sarah Orne Jewett. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.

: The Environment Agency

New series 1/3. Waste Disposal. Across England and Wales officers from the EnvironmentAgency are trying tocopewitharisingtideofrubbish. Everyyearwe produce hundreds of millions of tons of waste - and what isn't disposed of legally often ends up dumped on roadsides or in beauty spots. In these programmes about the Agency, Jeremy Bristow examines our mounting rubbish problem and meets the people Who try to Stay on top Of it. Producer David Parkinson


Unknown: Jeremy Bristow
Producer: David Parkinson

: We Interrupt This Programme

4/4. National Lampoon. John Belushi , Bill Murray and Chevy Chase are just a few of the stars whose careers were launched by the National Lampoon Radio Hour which ran from 1973 to 1974 and inspired legions of imitators on both sides of the Atlantic. Mark Thomas concludes his series looking at comedians who broke new ground in radio comedy in America. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: John Belushi
Unknown: Bill Murray
Unknown: Mark Thomas
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Unes open from 10am


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Dynamics of Music

Through the solitude of deafness, terminal illness and family catastrophe, Beethoven invested all the emotions of his soul in his late string quartets, thus achievingwhat many believe to be musical perfection.
Paul Robertson , former leader of the Medici Quartet, describes the intensity of working directly with the inner mind of the composer. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Paul Robertson
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Shopping for Happiness

In clearing the accumulated trinkets from the family home, Lowri has to reassess the reasons for her mother's obsession with shopping. ByGilhan Clarke
Waitress Helen Griffin
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Helen Griffin
Director: Alison Hindell
Angel: Annette Badland
Lowri: Nickie Rainsford
Young Lowri: Katy Owen
Waitress: Helen Grtrnn
Mummy: Bethan Morgan

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel fields listeners'questions about the environment and the developing world.
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Necklace of Raindrops

2/5. The Lobster's Birthday. Two friends take a day trip to Brighton. By Joan Aiken , read by Miriam Margolyes. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.

: The Pond

2/5. It's early spring and the pond is a hive of activity as the frogs emerge from its muddy bottom with one aim in mind -to find a mate. Fordetailsseeyesterday

: Shop Talk

From dog yoga to pet hotels, Heather Payton and her guests discuss the pet business. Producer Julie Ball


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Julie Ball

: A Good Read

Lord Carrington and author Clare Francis talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Clare Francis
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Little World of Don Camillo

1/4. The first of four stories by Giovanni Guareschi , first broadcast earlier this year. Dramatised by Peter Kerry. The Coup d' Etat. With election victory in sight, it looks as though the party is about to go too far.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Stories By: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Chris Wallis
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
God: Joss Ackland
The Bishop: John Moffatt
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Mrs Castellino: Charlie Hardwick
Gigio: Rod Arthur
Announcer: Brian Perkins
Torricella: Colin MacLachlan

: The Archers

Jill gets readyforthe high life.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets
John Virtue , associate artist at the National Gallery, London, who has painted cityscapes inspired by the view from the Gallery's roof. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Virtue
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Coast of Maine

2/5. The Queen's Twin. Susannah York takes on the role of Mrs Abby Martin , a woman born at exactly the same moment as Queen Victoria - allowing for the time difference between England and New England. She has a tale to tell of their parallel lives. By Sarah Orne Jewett.
For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Susannah York
Unknown: Mrs Abby Martin
Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.
Abby: Susannah York
Albert: Nathan Osgood
MrSimms: Brian Flaherty
Miss Jewett: Joanna McCallum

: Dirty Wars

2/2. Allan Urry concludes his investigation into the spread of the world's deadliest technologies with a report from the USA on a disturbing catalogue of blunders and security lapses within the biological weapons defence programme.
Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: David Lewis

: 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

3/6. Dr Mark Porter goes in search of the latest treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and lupus. He finds out which people are at risk and at what age they are most likely to suffer from these conditions.
Producer Helen Sharp Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Norris Changes Trains

2/5. Party Business. William meets some of Comrade Norris's party friends, while another sort of party is cancelled through lack of funds. By Christopher Isherwood. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Isherwood.

: Rigor Mortis

1/6. Sitcom set in the fascinating but misunderstood world of the pathology lab. Written by Laurence Howarth. Dr Webster realises that he recognises the man on whom he hasjust performed a routine autopsy.
Music by Paul Mottram Voice by Stephanie Benavente Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Laurence Howarth.
Music By: Paul Mottram Voice
Unknown: Stephanie Benavente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
DrWebster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
David/Patient: Stephen Critchlow
Elaine: Beth Chalmers

: The Bunnykins Business

Barbara Vernon was the nun who designed the Bunnykins tableware for children in the 1930s. Sheila Keegan talked to her shortly before her death last year, aged 92. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Barbara Vernon
Unknown: Sheila Keegan
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Book

of the Week: I'm a Teacher,
Get Me out of Here!
2/5. By Francis Gilbert. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Francis Gilbert.

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