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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Bumham.


Unknown: Tony Bumham.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Eleanor Oldroyd.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Midsummer Sins

7/8. Pride. Jonathan Aitken , David Shayler and Julian Baggini discuss with Joan Bakewell the sin from which all Others arise. Producer Cathie Mahoney Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Aitken
Unknown: David Shayler
Unknown: Julian Baggini
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Made in Shetland

2/3. Continuing the series featuring Shetland entrepreneurs. Joanna Hunter is a textile designer who uses traditional Shetland knitting patterns and the island landscape for inspiration. Producer Lynne Mennie


Unknown: Joanna Hunter
Producer: Lynne Mennie

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

3/5. Francis has to stand in for a sick colleague but then things get a little out of control. By Francis Gilbert. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Control By: Francis Gilbert.

: Daily Service

Presented by Father Philip Sumner. Be Still, forthe
Presence of the Lord (Evans, arr Hughes). Acts 16, wil-15. Tis the Gift to Be Simple (Shaker song, arr Llewellyn). Jesus! the Name High over All (Lydia). Director of music Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Father Philip Sumner.
Music: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Coast of Maine By Sarah Orne Jewett. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


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

: The Forgotten Conscripts

Gerry Northam unearths the neglected story of the Bevin Boys the 50 000 young men who, dunngthe Second
World War, had no option but to go down the mines to provide the coal on which British industry relied Without their contribution, the country's war effort could have been seriously impaired, so why have these reluctant miners been overlooked for so long? Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Bevin Boys
Producer: Mark Smalley

: My Turn to Make the Tea

New series 1/4. The Stain on the Carpet In this semi-autobiographical story, set in the early 1950s, Poppy is the junior reporter on the Downingham Post where it is always herturn to make the tea. She takes lodgings with the formidable Mrs Goff and discovers something sinister under the bed. Written by Monica Dickens , adapted by Sheila Goff. s. hen Critchlow
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Mrs Goff
Written By: Monica Dickens
Adapted By: Sheila Goff.
Director: David Hunter
Poppy: Alice Hart
Mr Pellet: Keith Barron
MrsGoff: Marlene Sldaway
Maimie: Annabelle Dowler
Victor: Stephen Critchlow
Mike: Peter Damey
Joe: Martin Hyder
Marjorie: Jemma Elder

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Stuart Binders.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Stuart Binders.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Food Quiz

4/6. Jay Rayner and his guests Clement Freud , restaurant critic Jennifer Sharp , Hugh Fearnley -
Whittingstall and food writer Roopa Gulati ponder such vexed questions as where the term offal comes from and what agnolini is. Producer PaulaMcGinley


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Jennifer Sharp
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley
Unknown: Roopa Gulati

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: So Great a Crime

The suicide of Major-General Sir Hector MacDonald in 1903 provoked a storm of controversy. Was he guilty of paedophilia or was he an innocent victim, caught up in a web of lies and class prejudice? David Gooderson play weaves together fact and fiction to create the most likely scenario, and attempts to solve the mystery
Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Sir Hector MacDonald
Unknown: David Gooderson
Director: Jenny Stephens
MacDonald: Gary Lewis
Lord Roberts: Chris Briggs
Governor: John Rowe
Lady Ridgeway: Charlotte West-Oram
Hugh: Tom Roberts
RevBayliss: Bertie Carvell
Vikram: Marcus Stephen Fernando
Christina: Nicola Grier
Sergeant: Paul Wallis

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by Suffolk gardeners. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. With Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: A Necklace of Raindrops

3/5. A Leg Full of Rubies. A phoenix comes between two sweethearts. By Joan Aiken. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Joan Aiken.

: The Pond

3/5. It's late spring in the mid-1700s and the pond is no longer a peaceful place. Fordetails see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Whose City? Laurie Taylor concludes his tour of Amsterdam by asking to whom the city really belongs. Is it to the growing numbers of international corporations, the tourists who swamp the central districts or the residents who, since the revolutionary days of the 1960s, have gone on insisting this is theirtown? ProducerNatasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter goes in search of the latest treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing SpondylitiS and lupus. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.

: The 99p Challenge

Newseries 1/6. Return ofthe thrilling panel game in which someone stands a chance of leaving the studio 99p richer. Hosted by Sue Perkins and starring
Simon Pegg , Armando lannucci , Peter Baynham and Jon Holmes. Written by Kevin Cecil , Andy Riley , Jon Holmes and Tony Roche. Producer David Tyler Sue Perkins on radio Marmite: page 113


Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Simon Pegg
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley
Written By: Jon Holmes
Written By: Tony Roche.
Producer: David Tyler
Producer: Sue Perkins

: The Archers

Jazzer bites off more than he can chew.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson hosts the magazine arts programme. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Coast of Maine

3/5. Captain Littlepage. Alec McCowen stars as a sea captain with a memory of meeting an ancient
Scots mariner who sailed into uncharted waters and discovered a strange land -with no place forthe living. By Sarah Orne Jewett.
For more details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Sarah Orne Jewett.
Capt Littlepage: Alec McCowen
Mrs Bruner: Barbara Barnes
Gaffett: Tam White
Evans: Jon Glover
Miss Jewett: Joanna McCallum

: The Commission

3/8. The Future of the Welfare State. If you asked
British people whether they wanted to pay less tax and reduce the amount of welfare for the unemployed the answer would probably be a resounding yes. Nick Ross asks if there is a radical way to reform or even dismantle the welfare state. Could we create a better welfare system without relying solely on work as a solution?
Producers Sara Nathan and Anne Reevell Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producers: Sara Nathan
Producers: Anne Reevell

: The Gallic Way

3/3. The BBC's Paris correspondent, Allan Little , explores the political culture of France.
Producer Jane Beresford Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Behind the Superficial

1/3. Mark Stephen climbs Ben Nevis to find the remains of a Victorian mountain weather observatory. He discovers that pioneering meteorological research was carried out continuously for 20 years at the summit Of our highest mountain. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Unknown: Ben Nevis
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midsummer Sins

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Norris Changes Trains

3/5. A Fellow Lodger. By Christopher Isherwood. William finds that Mr Norris lodges in the same apartment as himself. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Isherwood.
Unknown: Mr Norris

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

2/4. How to Go to a Party. "When you step into a party, everyone is locked into hugely enjoyable conversations with popular, attractive people who are waiting to hate you." Comedian Guy Browning continues to provide practical life-coaching in the challenges of life. Producer Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Guy Browning

: The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza

2/6. Doing Rhyme. It's Conor's turn to take part in Sir Ralph's one-to-one sessions as poet-in-residence at the maximum security jail. By James Quinn.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn.
Producer: Graham Frost
Sir Ralph: James Quinn
Conor: James Scales
Kerrie: Lorraine Cheshire
Gina: Joan Kempson
Officer Marple: Chris Jack

: Diving into History

1/3. John Nightingale dredges up the stories behind some of the more extraordinary shipwrecks, beginning with the bombing of the SS Thistlegorm in 1941. Producer Tim Malyon


Unknown: John Nightingale
Producer: Tim Malyon

: News

: Book

of the Week: I'm a Teacher,
Get Me out of Here!
3/5. By Francis Gilbert. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Francis Gilbert.

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