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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midsummer Sins

8/8. Janet Street-Porter , Karen Armstrong and Alain de Botton join Joan Bakewell to evaluate nominations for a Contemporary eighth Sin. Producer Cathie Mahoney Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Unknown: Alain de Botton
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Made in Shetland

3/3. Meet Kenny Johnson, who makes brightly coloured fiddles shaped like the starship Enterprise for players all Over the world.


Subject: Kenny Johnson
Producer: Lynne Mennie

: Book of the Week: Wodehouse-a life

3/5. The beginning of a long and fruitful transatlantic relationship, as well as a marriage and rather a lot of music. Written by Robert McCrum , read by Robert Daws. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Robert McCrum
Read By: Robert Daws.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Do Not Be Afraid, for I Have Redeemed You (Markland). Psalm 32, wl-7.
I Know that My Redeemer Liveth (Handel). Alleluya, Sing to Jesus (Hyfrydo/). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Morning After The Woman's Hour drama. 3/5. Spirit's Sunday Drive. By Linda McLean. Fordetailsseedramarepeatat 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Linda McLean.

: International CricketEngland v India

From Trent Bridge, the first in a series of three one-day internationals, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann , and expert analysis from Graeme Fowler and Mike Selvey. With News at 2.20pm.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Digging for Britain

New series 1/5. Julian Richards charts the lives of five archaeologists. William Stukeley. Stukeley was a doctor of medicine, a clergyman and a pioneering archaeologist. Yet despite his gifts for fieldwork and observation, history records him as the man solely responsible for introducing the idea of Druids to Stonehenge. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: William Stukeley.
Producer: John Byrne

: My Turn to Make the Tea

2/4. Look Out Behind You. In this semi-autobiographical story set in the 1950s, Poppy is the junior reporter on the Downingham Post, where it is always herturn to make the tea. She promises her acrobat friend Maimie that she'll write a supportive review of the local pantomime. But all does not go according to plan. Written by Monica Dickens , adapted by Sheila Goff. Director David Hunter


Written By: Monica Dickens
Adapted By: Sheila Goff.
Director: David Hunter
Poppy: Alice Hart
Mr Pellet: Keith Barron
Maimie: Annabelle Dowler
Mrs Goff: Marlene Sidaway
Mike: Peter Damey
Victor: Stephen Critchlow
joe: Martin Hyder
Casubon: Nicholas Boulton

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Stuart Finders.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Stuart Finders.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Food Quiz

5/6. Jay Rayner and his guests Clement Freud , chef Angela Hartnett , restaurant critic Jennifer Sharp and restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab ponder more vexed questions. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Angela Hartnett
Unknown: Jennifer Sharp
Unknown: Iqbal Wahhab
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bedtime Stories

Frank Vickery 's comic trilogy explores three very different bedroom experiences. Breakfast in Bed Room 27The Main Event Director Gilly Adams


Unknown: Frank Vickery
Director: Gilly Adams
mei: Helen Griffin
Dave: Brendan Charleson
Lorri: Mall Harries
Shaun: Iwan Tudor
Juley: Nickie Rairtsford
Carl: Richard Elfyn
Josh: Iwan Tudor
Becky: Mali Harries
Mandy: Lynn Hunter
Chris: Helen Griffin
Midwife: Nickie Rainsford

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Cheshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. With Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bunny Guinness
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Cheshire. Eric

: OHOT - Own Hair, Own Teeth

2/4. When the Daisies Close. Rose and Edward visit a retirement bungalow that their children have persuaded them to buy. By Angela Huth , read by Julia McKenzie. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Angela Huth
Read By: Julia McKenzie.

: Blind Man's Beauty

3/5. Peter White continues his pursuit of beauty as experienced by blind people. Today he discovers beauty both above and below ground. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter White

: Thinking Allowed

The Government plans to increase the use of tagging for criminals. Laurie Taylor examines the origins and effects Of this form Of punishment. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Case Notes

Dr Mark Porter asks whether the NHS is wasting millions of pounds on prescribing antidepressants, when it could instead be funding support and psychotherapy. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The 99p Challenge

2/6. The thrilling panel game in which someone stands a chance of leaving the studio 99p richer. Hosted by Sue Perkins and starring Miranda Hart, Armando lannucci, Peter Serafinowicz and Rob Rouse. Written by Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley, Jon Holmes and Tony Roche. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Miranda Hart
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Rob Rouse.
Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley
Written By: Jon Holmes
Written By: Tony Roche.
Producer: David Tyier

: The Archers

Pat makes a shocking discovery.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and meets
Tom Sharpe , who has decided to write a new novel about the hapless lecturer Henry Wilt , 20 years after his last appearance. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Unknown: Henry Wilt

: The Morning After

3/5. Spirit's Sunday Drive. By Linda McLean. An eerie
Mars landscape is the setting for this unusual encounter between Spirit, the new, sharp American space probe and Beagle 2, its sleepy British counterpart.
For more details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Linda McLean.
Spirit: Henry Goodman
Beagle: Kevin Harvey

: The Commission

4/8. FamilyCourts. Are the family courts of England and Wales in crisis and in urgent need of reform?
Parents and lawyers talk about theirfears that secrecy and poor standards of evidence are undermining child protection. Presented by Nick Ross.
Producers Sara Nathan and Anne Reevell Repeated on Saturday


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Producers: Sara Nathan
Producers: Anne Reevell

: Winning the Peace

1/2. Military historian John Keegan examines how the peace was won after the Second World War. Producer Mark Palmer Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: John Keegan
Producer: Mark Palmer

: Behind the Superficial

2/3. This week the Forth Road Bridge celebrates its
40th birthday. Mark Stephen discovers just how much looking-after is needed to keep it in good shape for the demands of the future. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midsummer Sins

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Night Windows

3/10. Patrick draws up a short list of his enemies. For details see Monday

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

3/4. How to Pack. "One good way is to start with yourself naked and pretend you're getting dressed. This works perfectly unless the taxi comes early ..." Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching. Producer Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Guy Browning

: The Jail Diaries of Sir Ralph Stanza

3/6. Horny on the Inside. This week's participant in Sir Ralph's one-to-one sessions as poet-in-residence at the maximum securityjail is suffering badly from missing his spouse. By James Quinn.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: James Quinn.
Producer: Graham Frost
Sir Ralph: James Quinn
Gary: Neil Bell
Joe: Chris Jack
Kev: Theo Ant Smith
Officer: Lorraine Cheshire

: A House Somewhere

2/3. An 'Ooligan in Verona. Tim Parks's successful book Italian Neighbours was followed by An Italian
Education and A Year with Verona, an account of his life on the road with Italian football hooligans. Has years of writing about Italy made the author an Italian? For details see yesterday

: News

: Book of the Week: Wodehouse-a Life

3/5. By Robert McCrum. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robert McCrum.

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