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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Fanning Today

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Diverse, lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests.
Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Dress Your family in Corduroy and Denim

3/5. Consider the Stars. The adolescent Sedans confronts the power of the popular crowd and suffers agonies of embarrassment at the hands of his parent. By David Sedaris. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings. Master, Speak!
Your Servant's Listening (Magister). Ephesians vvl-9a. Blessed are the Pure in Heart (Archer). There s a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Letters of John B Keane 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: John B Keane

: Operation Tabarin

The story of a secret mission in 1944 that seized
Possession of a slice of the Antarctic - making it trie southern most part of the British Empire. Eminent geopolitical historian Dr Klaus Dodds grapples with the question of why men and materials were diverted to the South Pole when Britain was embroiled in the closing stages of the Second World War, examining a new theory that suggests it may have been an intelligence operation linked to the Enigma code. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Dr Klaus Dodds
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Gilbert without Sullivan

4/5. Tom Cobb or Fortune's Toy. Tom Cobb is engaged to Matilda O'Fipp - but the course of true love never runs smooth. By WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Matilda O'Fipp
Unknown: Ws Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Tom: Bertie Carvel
Matilda: Sarah Corbett
Colonel O'Fipp: Stephen Hoqan
Tim: James Howard
Caroline: Bella Merlin
Bulstrode: Jason Chan

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: X Marks the Spot

4/6. In a special edition of the cryptic treasure hunt
Brian Sewell , Robin Simon and Sue Gaisford travel to France to unravel some French clues in order to discover some
French treasure, where X marks the spot. Presented by David Stafford. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Presented By: David Stafford.
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Perfect Wood

When Bill retires from his tedious career in confectionery sales, he looks forward to spending his autumn years indulging in the ancient art of lawn bowls. He and his w fe are the best pair in the club and odds-on favourites for the Riddington Married Couples Cup. That is, until Matt and Jude move in next door. By Andy Barrett.
Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Andy Barrett.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Bill: Geoffrey Palmer
Margaret: Stephanie Cole
Matt: Ben Crowe
jude: Sara Poyzer

: Gardeners' Question Time

Answering gardeners' most frequently asked questions are Roy Lancaster , John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs ,
Pippa Greenwood and Tony Russell. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened rpt of Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Tony Russell.
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Scottish Shorts

3/5 Write Your Name Small. The panto season finds a theatre company struggling to keep the show on the road. Written and read by Anne Downie. For details see Monday


Read By: Anne Downie.

: Dear Professor Einstein

3/5. The correspondence between Albert Einstein and his friend and fellow physicist Max Born not only covered their work but also raised such issues as the rise of fascism in Europe and the plight of Jews. Presented by Brian Cox and read by Michael Roberts and Ewan Bailey. For more details see Monday


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Max Born
Presented By: Brian Cox
Read By: Michael Roberts
Read By: Ewan Bailey.

: Thinking Allowed

Lecturer in criminology Laura Piacentini talks to Laurie Taylor about her time living in a Russian prison colony.
Piacentini's research is an investigation into the notion of imprisonment, one that appears to be ingrained in the psyche and social lives of Russian people. Producer Natasha Maw


Talks: Laura Piacentini
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

1 Around a quarter of deaths in the UK are due to diseases of the lung, such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema and bronchitis. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest treatments for some of these common lung conditions. Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ayres on the Air

2/4. Holidays are the theme for Pam Ayres 's poetry and sketch show this week. With the aid of Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu , she performs sketches on such themes as booking a holiday online and getting Shingles up the Orinoco! Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Alice breaks the rules.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The winners of the Whitbread Book Awards are revealed as John Wilson chairs the arts show.
Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Letters of John B Keane

3/5. Letters of a Country Postman. There's trouble in the post office when the nosy postmistress "Katie the Steamer" mistakenly swaps the contents of despatched mail.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Down with....

New series 1/3. London. "When a man is tired of London, he is tired with life, for there is in London all that life can afford." Was Samuel Johnson right?
London is often described as one of the world's best cities and dominates the political, economic and cultural life of the nation. But is that position deserved? Diana Madill chairs this debate from Centre Point. London, between Alice Rawsthorn of the Design Museum and Paul Campbell , a businessman who relocated to the North East.
Producer Jim Frank Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Alice Rawsthorn
Unknown: Paul Campbell
Producer: Jim Frank

: In the Think Tanks

1/3. An exploration of the world of think tanks and faith-based policy groups.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Producer: Sheila Cook

: Worlds Beyond

2/3. To Catch a Comet. Heather Couper learns about the centuries-old lure of the comet and meets the researchers hoping to land a space probe on one of these "dirty Snowballs". Producer Monise Durrani


Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Monise Durrani

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

3/15. The newly dubbed knight takes the road in search of other knights to challenge. By Miguel de Cervantes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes.

: All the Way from Memphis

5/6. Team captains Tracey MacLeod and Andrew Collins , along with their guests music journalist David Hepworth and Carol Decker (former lead singer with T'Pau), are put through their musical paces by James Walton. With Beth Chalmers as the reader. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Tracey MacLeod
Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: David Hepworth
Unknown: Carol Decker
Unknown: James Walton.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Sounds I'm Losing - an Adventure in Sound and Memory

The ring of an old telephone, a treadle-sewing machine, the hum of a radiogram: as the world changes ever faster, once familiar sounds are disappearing. Yet memories of sound persist - along with the emotional reactions they produce - long after the sounds themselves have vanished. Producer Kate McAII


Producer: Kate McAii

: News

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

3/5. By David Sedaris. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Walk by Merle Collins. The fourth in a series of stories on the theme of walking


Unknown: Merle Collins.

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